2018 has been a whirlwind of a year. Sometimes I didn’t know if I was coming or going, and I may have missed out on some music due to a need for sleep every now and then. That said, it was a great 12 months of music. I’m in the minority, I assume, in thinking that overall it was a down year for rap. I … Continue reading The Top Songs Of 2018
I finally saw the last movie I was waiting on yesterday, and I’ve adjusted my list accordingly. I saw a lot of 2017 releases, and I’ve decided that instead of doing a top ten, I’ll just rank them all. I hate it when the critics lists come out and half the movies no one has seen because they only played in NY and LA. I’m fortunate to live somewhere that gets most movies, but even I sometimes have to wait until they’re available on Amazon or iTunes to watch them.
First, here’s a quick list of movies I didn’t get to see. I’m not counting A Fantastic Woman, because I’ll be seeing it soon at the Music Box Members screening next month.
Battle Of The Sexes
The Glass Castle
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
All The Money In The World
The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Collected)
Brawl In Cell Block 99
Most of these are available streaming in some way, but I haven’t had time to view yet. I’m most upset about The Square and The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. I love the work of both directors and I’m sure I will enjoy these movies once I see them.
Now onto my list:
60. Song To Song
Directed by Terence Malick, starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Natalie Portman.
Directed by Seth Gordon, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron
58. A Ghost Story
Directed by David Lowery, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara
57. The Little Hours
Directed by Jeff Baena, starring Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Katie Micucci, and Dave Franco
56. The Bad Batch
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, starring Suki Waterhouse and Jason Momoa
55. Killing Gunther
Directed by Taran Killam starring Killam, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Colbie Smulders
Directed by Gillian Robespierre, starring Jenny Slate, John Turturro, and Edie Falco
53. Atomic Blonde
Directed by David Lietch, starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy
52. War For The Planet Of The Apes
Directed by Matt Reeves, starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson
51. Kong: Skull Island
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson
2017 started off pretty great, musically speaking. I had a hard time ranking things right off the bat and that continued all the way up until lock time for this post. A lot of my favorite artists put out great records that made the list, but there are a lot of new names here and I’m excited to hear what they do next. 50. (Sandy) Alex … Continue reading The Top 50 Albums Of 2017
I kept my list to a neat 50 this year, meaning some albums I really liked didn’t make the cut. They’re still great records, though, so I won’t to list them here in case someone wants to check them out. They won’t be in any specific order so don’t put too much thought into where they are on the list. Laura Marling-Semper Femina Chris Milam-Kids … Continue reading Album Of The Year: Honorable Mentions
I think we can all agree 2017 has been a long decade. For every step forward we took over the past eight years, it seems we’ve taken 2 giant steps back since January. Fortunately, music has continued to be a kind of refuge from the harsh reality we find ourselves inhabiting, and it’s been a pretty good 12 months in that regard. There were only … Continue reading The Top Songs Of 2017