My 2018 in Review: Film

Film, Written Posts

Hey y’all, it’s time for a bit of a hoot and a holler. So basically I’m going to go over the films I watched in 2018. Just to preface, this is all of the movies watched for the first time in 2018, meaning that this list includes not only new releases, but any oldies I watched during the year as well. Hence why this post is called MY 2018 in Review and not something like “Here Are Some Movies That Came Out in 2018”.

All in all, I watched 32 movies for the first time in 2018. Here they are! I’ll share any specific comments I have along the way. If you have any questions, feel free to comment them!

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Film, Written Posts

Okay, wow. I really just felt like I had to talk about this somehow, somewhere, so here I am. I just watched this film for the first time ever, thanks to my Survey of American Film and Television class. I don’t know how I managed to avoid this movie for 14 years now, without anyone recommending it to me or even mentioning it to me. It was great seeing both Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in roles that were not the norm for them as actors, and to see them perform these roles extremely well.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Film, Written Posts

Hey, so Spider-Man: Homecoming was pretty good. Some stuff that I feel should be brought up (I will warn you when I am about to enter spoiler territory):

  • Not quite Avengers quality, but still pretty enjoyable.
  • Tom Holland is perhaps the most believable of the Spider-Men we’ve seen. I can actually believe that he is a kid (probably helps that he is so young too). They might have gone a bit over-board with the whole “I’m a millennial, so I vlog and stuff” style, but hey, if they want Spider-Man to be a vlogger, then so be it.
  • I was not a big fan of Ned as a character. Overall he just feels like an embodiment of the funny nerdy friend cliche, and he wasn’t all that funny. There were a few scenes where I felt like Batalon’s acting for Ned wasn’t up to snuff, especially when one-on-one with Tom Holland playing Penis Parker.
  • I was a fan of the suit customization and Peter’s interactions with the suit throughout the back half of the film. I hope we can see more of that going forward!
  • Aunt May’s attractiveness is distracting. Marisa Tomei needs to chill. Aunts can be attractive I guess, but I actually found it genuinely distracting in some scenes. Forgive me. It’s especially jarring if you recall what Aunt May looked like in Toby Maguire’s Spider-Man series. Talk about a Transformation Tuesday am I right???

aunt may 1.jpg

Now be warned. You are about to enter Spoil Town!!