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Why Bohemian Rhapsody is actually the best film of the year

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Just to be contrarian, let's take a minute to list the reasons why Bohemian Rhapsody, despite all the blowback, is the pinnacle of filmmaking in 2018:

Haha, just kidding, click-bait title! Bohemian Rhapsody was easily the least enjoyable time I had at the movies this year.

Normally, I like to blog out my thoughts about the year in cinema ahead of the Oscars, but I'm tired and kind sick this year so I'm not doing The Munchies this year (I know - so devastating!). But I do think there were a lot of films this year that were excellent and people interested in cinema might want to seek them out.

15. Love, Simon
14. A Quiet Place
13.Sorry to Bother You
12.The Death of Stalin
11. Support the Girls
10. Minding the Gap

9. Eighth Grade
8. The Favourite
7. Roma
6. Widows
5. Can You Ever Forgive Me
4. They Shall Not Grow Old (amazing WWI documentary - if you get a chance to see it in 3D on the big screen, do it!)
3. First Man
2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
1. If Beale St. Could Talk (probably one of the best films I've ever seen)

So little love for so much greatness, but I hope these all have long lives on streaming platforms!

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Updated 02-24-2019 at 05:02 PM by munchin

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  1. mmmm8's Avatar
    People I've talked to had very contrasting reactions to Bohemian Rhapsody. I'm finally watching it later this week and am trying to keep an open mind even though I am breaking a personal rule by watching it, since it was directed by a predator

    I'm glad you put Death of Stalin on your list - it was definitely the most fun film I saw this year.
    Sorry to Bother You, is definitely one that stayed with me the most, although I thought it had quite a lot of issues as a film.
  2. JazzNU's Avatar
    Title totally worked. I was like, "Wow! Really?" Let's see why they think that.

    Some of these you mentioned before so I knew they'd be on here, but very pleasant surprise to see you including Love, Simon on this list.
  3. ponchi101's Avatar
    I like it that you put FIRST MAN in third. It was damn good, to me.
    And it basically went unnoticed.
  4. munchin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8
    People I've talked to had very contrasting reactions to Bohemian Rhapsody. I'm finally watching it later this week and am trying to keep an open mind even though I am breaking a personal rule by watching it, since it was directed by a predator

    I'm glad you put Death of Stalin on your list - it was definitely the most fun film I saw this year.
    Sorry to Bother You, is definitely one that stayed with me the most, although I thought it had quite a lot of issues as a film.
    When I tell people The Death of Stalin is basically Veep in Cold War Russia, they're usually all in. I'm sure it's highly inaccurate, but it's just such fantastic farce.
  5. JazzNU's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by munchin
    When I tell people The Death of Stalin is basically Veep in Cold War Russia, they're usually all in. I'm sure it's highly inaccurate, but it's just such fantastic farce.
    That's awesome. I didn't realize that was Armando's, so I'll definitely watch that.
  6. shtexas's Avatar
    Loved that you put If Beale Street Could Talk and First Man so high. The best picture category would have been much improved with their additions.

    I find it hilarious that Bohemian Rhapsody won best editing. Maybe if the award was for most editing, I could get on board.
  7. ptmcmahon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ponchi101
    I like it that you put FIRST MAN in third. It was damn good, to me.
    And it basically went unnoticed.
    Me too (it's the only one the list I've actually seen though.) The beginning was very hard to get through though as a parent of young children...they did a good job of making that just heartbreaking enough.