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Movie Corner February 2019

By HOWARD McQUITTER II

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10 Best Films of 2018

1.) “Roma” (R) – In the early 1970s, a maid (Yalitza Aparicio) working for a well-to-do family in one year has unexpected challenges. Director: Alfonso Cuaron. Running time: 135 minutes. Language: Spanish in English subtitles. Drama.

2.) “Green Book” (PG-13) – An Italian American from Brooklyn  leaves his bounce job to be the driver to an African American classical pianist. drama/Comedy/Bio-graphy. Director: Peter Farrelly. Running time: 134 minutes.

3.) “Bohemian  Rhapsody” – (PG-13) Who ever thought someone would be playing Freddie Mercury(Rami Malek) of the rock band “Queen”? Biography/Drama/Music. Director: Bryan Singer. Running time: 134 minutes.

4.) “BlacKkKlansman”(R) – Colorado Springs, Colo., in the early 1970s, hires its first Black police officer (John David Washington) while another police officer, white, infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. Director: Spike Lee.Drama/Biography/Romance. Running  time:135 minutes.

5.)”Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (PG-13) – I saw this wonderful documentary about Fred Rogers at the 37th Minneapolis- St. Paul Film Festival. Director: Morgan Neville. Running time: 94 minutes.

 6.) “If Beale Street Could Talk”(R) – The movie is taken from a novel by James Baldwin where A young African American couple face unexpected challenges especially when the woman’s beau is falsely (spoiler alert) accused of rape. Director:Barry Jenkins. Drama/Romance/. Running time: 119 minutes.

 7.) “The Death of Stalin”(R) – Wow!, you mean someone can pull off a comedy about Stalin and his henchmen? Well, here is an example it can be done. Comedy. Director: Armando Iannucci. Running time; 107 minutes.

8.) “ Three Identical Strangers” (PG-13) – Three young men separated at birth at 19 years old find out they are identical triplets. Director: Tim Wardle. Running time: 96 minutes.

9.) “A Private War” (R) – War correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) goes to the worst wars on the globe trying to bring the horrors of war to the  world. Director: Matthew Heineman. Drama/War /Biography. Running time: 110 minutes.

10.) “I Can Only Imagine” (PG) – Bart Millard overcomes living with an abusive father to become the leader of one of the biggest Christian bands in the country whose song hits the top of the charts. Directors: Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin. Music/ Biography/ Christian. Running time: 110 minutes.

 Best of the Rest

1.) “Black Panther”

2.) “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

3.) “At Eternity’s Gate”

4.) “Beautiful Boy” 

5.) “Love, Gilda”

6.) “Boy Erased”

7.) “Sorry to Bother You”

8.) “The Favourite”

9.) “Blindspotting’

10.) “Bye Bye Germany” 

11.) “A  Memoir of War”(French in English subtitles)* 

12.) Hitler’s Hollywood” (German in English subtitles)* 

13.) “A Star is Born”

* From the 37th Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival

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