Best Soundtracks of 2018

The films of 2018 featured lovely, strange, and sometimes downright terrifying music. Just what it is that makes a good soundtrack? Is it something that stands out, intruding on scenes? Or is it something that hangs back, to the point where you don’t even notice it? Or perhaps it’s something in between. Or maybe the best film scores are the ones that trigger a specific emotion somewhere within your mind; a memory, a regret, a loving embrace. Music that cuts right through to your very soul. Music that you won’t soon forget. These are the best soundtracks of 2018.

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Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

Top 10 Movies of 2018 Chris Evangelista

Several people have told me they thought 2018 was a disappointing year for movies. I say: nuts to that. Any year that gives us Nicolas Cage fighting with a chainsaw, Ethan Hawke having a crisis of faith, and Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman in a power-grabbing love triangle is a-okay in my book. Below you’ll find my top 10 movies of the year – a list I struggled with, because there were so many films competing to make it into these top spots. In addition to the 10 below, let me just throw an honorable mention shout-out to the following titles: BurningWidowsSuspiriaBlackKklansman and The Sisters Brothers. Now, onto my top 10 movies of 2018.

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destroyer trailer new

A quick, intense Destroyer trailer has arrived just before the holidays. Karyn Kusama directs Nicole Kidman in this riveting, twisty thriller about a cop at the end of her rope trying to solve a crime while reconciling with her past. It’s one of the year’s best films, featuring Kidman giving a performance unlike any she’s delivered before. Watch the Destroyer trailer below.

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destroyer trailer

Destroyer features Nicole Kidman like you’ve never seen her before. The brutal crime thriller from The Invitation director Karyn Kusama puts the actress through hell, with Kidman playing a severely damaged cop dealing with the fallout from her past actions. Also starring Sebastian Stan, Tatiana MaslanyToby Kebbell and Bradley WhitfordDestroyer is one of the year’s best films. Watch the Destroyer trailer below.

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Fantastic Fest Recap Day 6

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.)

Welcome to Fantastic Fest, day six. In this diary entry: Nicole Kidman is a desperate cop on the edge, a shift at a gas station goes terribly wrong in more ways than one, demons invade the prairie, and Director Timo Tjahjanto delivers his brazenly insane take on The Evil Dead.

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destroyer review

Nicole Kidman gives a tour de force performance as a damaged cop on the edge in Karyn Kusama‘s twisty, brutal Destroyer. Blending a crime thriller framing device with a character drama focus, Destroyer is one of the year’s best films.

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Mel Gibson movie

In 2006, actor/director Mel Gibson was arrested for driving under the influence and went on a now-infamous rant using anti-Semitic, racist, and sexist comments. After apologizing and spending the next decade in director’s jail, he made a comeback with 2016’s Oscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge and has eased his way back into the Hollywood limelight.

Now his comeback continues, as a new report indicates that not only is he lining up a new directing gig, but he’s also being actively courted to play a supporting role in a new Warner Bros. action film. Read about the latest Mel Gibson movie below.
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