JR'S TOP TEN FILMS-2018
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2009-2000, 2006
"Good Old JR" weighs in with his picks for the TOP 10 films of 2018

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100 BEST SCI-FI FILMS
Vito Carli ranks and reviews his list of the 100 top sci-fi films
 

 

ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS-2018 EDITION
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Three Critics, 22 nominations and fifty predictions for 2018


 

A QUIET PLACE
(***-JR)
"...an intimate tale of familial devotion and survival..."


 

ANNIHILATION
(***-JR)
"...a melding of the sumptuously scientific and the thrillingly cathartic..."


 

AQUAMAN
(*½-JR)

"...the timing and tone of this movie is consistently off"


 

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
(***½-JR)
"...rich in imagination and a shrewd purveyor of monkey wrenches..."


 

AT ETERNITY'S GATE
(****-VC)

"...benefits greatly from the artist’s sensibility Schnabel brings to the film..."


 

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR
(**½-JR)
"Marvel wrangle's a massive cast, but not a story that deserves their presence."


 

BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT
(**-JR)
"Worse than the dull animation is all the fan service the screenplay relishes in"


 

BLACK PANTHER
(***½-JR)
"..one of the few blockbusters that does not feel like it was made by committee..."


 

BLINDSPOTTING
(****-VC)
"...remarkably well written-and anchored by the two superb lead performances"


 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
(**-JR)
"...simple in design and abyssal in anguish..."

 

CHICAGO EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL-2018
2017,  2016
March 9th to April 5th at the Siskel Film Center, Chicago Illinois


 

COMIC MOVIE REVIEW ROUND UP
Vito Carli ranks and reviews 28 comic based films form the last decade


 

CREED 2
(**½-JR)
"Creed II's tale-ultimately doesn't match the quality of the original."


 

DEADPOOL 2
(***-JR)
"Deadpool 2 is very pleased with itself, and not nearly so subversive as it imagines"


 

DEATH OF SUPERMAN
(***½-JR)
"...an engaging entertainment that can stand with the best of the DCAU."


 

EIGHTH GRADE
(***½-VC)

"...manages to be much more compelling than most of its big name counterparts."


 

FANTASTIC BEASTS: CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
(**-JR)
"...a must-see on the biggest screen possible."


 

FAHRENHEIT 11-9
(***-VC)

"...enlightening but it does not feel quite as fresh as his previous works."


 

the FAVOURITE
(***1/2-VC)

"...relationships between the three female protagonists is-fascinating..."


 

FIRST MAN
(***½-JR)
"...a must-see on the biggest screen possible."


 

FIRST REFORMED
(****-VC)
"...the most powerful and extraordinary English language film I have seen this year"


 

HALLOWEEN
(**½-JR)
"...simple in design and abyssal in anguish..."


 

INCREDIBLES 2
(***-JR)

"...not certain the filmmaker knows what it is he actually wants to say this time out"


 

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
(**-JR)
"...an expertly manufactured hunk of corporate moviemaking...""


 

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-FALLOUT
(***½-JR)
"... it's the must-see, big-screen event of the season"


 

PARALLEL PLANES
(***½-VC)

"...infectious, inspirational film about creative people making innovative music..."


 

PERSONA
(****-VC)
"It struggles to reach the unknowable, the abstract and the transcendent."


 

READY PLAYER ONE
(***-JR)
"... a diverting slice of entertainment..."


 

RED SPARROW
(*-VC)
"...an unoriginal, overlong, demoralizing piece of cinematic sewage..."


 

the SHAPE OF WATER
(***½-JR)
"...a special movie with relevant themes and a strong emotional payoff."


 

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
(**½-JR)
"It's … fine"


 

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
(***½-VC)
"...extremely strong and original for at least two thirds of its duration."


 

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
(***½-JR)
"... it's arguably one of the greatest superhero films of all time."


 

A STAR IS BORN
(***½-JR)
"...passionate, authentic, altogether relevant saga..."


 

TAU
(***-VC)
"...helped put me in another world and make me forget things that bothered me"


 

TULLY
(***½-VC)
"...many scenes have a documentary like authenticity"


 

VENOM
(**-JR)
"...cheap, cheesy, and generally unsatisfying..."


 

CINEMA RETROSPECTIVE-2018
Vito weighs in with Summation of the Year in Film


 

CINEMA RETROSPECTIVE-2018 MIDTERM EDITION
Vito weighs in with his Look at the Year in Film at the Mid-Term


 

TOP 10 FILMS-2018 EDITION
JR Picks his TOP 10 Films for the Year


 

TOP 10 FILMS-2018 MIDTERM EDITION
JR Picks his TOP 10 Films of the Year for the First Half of the Year

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