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#712: Best Scenes of 2018

Opening Scene

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ADAM

THUNDER ROAD

Runners-Up: THE DEATH OF STALIN, FIRST MAN

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JOSH

HEREDITARY

Runners-Up: FIRST REFORMED, ROMA

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Matt Singer

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

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Alison Willmore

CAM


Music Moment

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ADAM

“Helplessly Hoping,” ANNIHILATION

Runners-Up:
Sunset dance, BURNING; “Hearts Beat Loud,” HEARTS BEAT LOUD

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JOSH

Sharing earbuds, A QUIET PLACE

Runners-Up:
Royal Dance, THE FAVOURITE; “La Vie En Rose,” A STAR IS BORN

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Michael Phillips

“Eros,” IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Runners-Up:
Judy Garland tribute, A STAR IS BORN; Zhukov’s entrance, THE DEATH OF STALIN


Funniest Moment

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ADAM

“Not with that ass” + "Oh no, he died", GAME NIGHT

Runners-Up:
X-Force, DEADPOOL 2; Most Quiet, EIGHTH GRADE

JOSH

Removing the bullet, GAME NIGHT

Runners-Up:
Truth serum, ANT-MAN & THE WASP; Bikini contest, I FEEL PRETTY

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Tasha Robinson

“Profitable for Frito Lay?,” GAME NIGHT

Runners-Up:
Martha Wayne’s Pearl Necklace, TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES; “Sawzall!,” MOM & DAD


Moving Moment

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ADAM

Confessions / catharsis, MINDING THE GAP

Runners-Up:
“If they loved you…” SHOPLIFTERS; “Grab the reins,” THE RIDER + Nightmares, LEAN ON PETE

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JOSH

“Black and beautiful,” BLACKKKLANSMAN

Runners-Up:
“Dad!”, A WRINKLE IN TIME; Duet with Jeff, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

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Angelica Bastien

Sex argument, PRIVATE LIFE


Scene of the Year

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ADAM

Crib shopping / Protest, ROMA

Runners-Up:
“Black Power / White Power,” BLACKKKLANSMAN; Family showdown, IF BEALE STREET…

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JOSH

“Fetch it,” ISLE OF DOGS

Runners-Up:
Doppelganger dance, ANNIHILATION; Pop-up book, PADDINGTON 2

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Tasha Robinson

“He did it,” AVENGERS: INFINITY WARS

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Michael Phillips

Race to Svetlana, THE DEATH OF STALIN

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Angelica Bastien

Bear scene, ANNIHILATION

#710-711: Top 10 Films of 2018

ADAM

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1. If Beale Street Could Talk

2. Minding the Gap

3. The Rider

4. First Reformed

5. Roma

6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

7. BlackKklansman

8. Isle of Dogs

9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

10. The Death of Stalin

View Adam’s Top 35 on Letterboxd

JOSH

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1. Isle of Dogs

2. Roma

3. First Reformed

4. Sorry to Bother You

5. Zama

6. BlacKkKlansman

7. Private Life

8. Game Night

9. Hale County This Morning, This Evening

10. Leave No Trace

View Josh’s Top 25 on Letterboxd


TASHA ROBINSON

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1. BlacKkKlansman

2. The Death of Stalin

3. The Favourite

4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

5. Bad Times at the El Royale

6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

7. Mid90s

8. Marrowbone

9. Apostle

10. If Beale Street Could Talk

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

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1. The Rider

2. Roma

3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

4. The Favourite

5. Minding the Gap

6. Widows

7. First Reformed

8. Sorry to Bother You

9. Zama

10. Black Panther


Summary

Films that made 2 lists: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Death of Stalin, The Favourite, If Beale Street Could Talk, Isle of Dogs, Minding the Gap, The Rider, Sorry to Bother You
Films that made 3 lists: BlacKkKlansman, First Reformed, Roma
Film that made all 4 lists: n/a


Guest #1 Films

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Rian Johnson - Roma

Daniel Nava - First Reformed

Sean Baker - Border / Vox Lux / Let the Corpses Tan

Aisha Harris - The Favourite

Dave Chen - The Favourite

Amy Nicholson - The Favourite

Christopher Harris - First Reformed

Scott Tobias - Roma

Alison Willmore - The Rider

Nathaniel Myers - Minding the Gap

#675: Top 5 Movie Homages

ADAM

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1. “Touch of Evil’s” opening tracking shot, THE PLAYER

2. “Night of the Hunter’s” Love vs. hate monologue, DO THE RIGHT THING

3. “Battleship Potemkin’s” Odessa steps sequence, THE UNTOUCHABLES

4. “Nights of Cabiria’s” final shot, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

5. “2001: A Space Odyssey’s” bone toss, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY


TASHA ROBINSON

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#661-662: Top 10 Films of 2017

Adam

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1. Lady Bird

2. The Florida Project

3. Columbus

4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

5. Faces Places

6. Get Out

7. Dunkirk

8. The Big Sick

9. Wonderstruck

10. Personal Shopper

Josh

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1. Dunkirk

2. Get Out

3. The Florida Project

4. Raw

5. The Beguiled

6. The Shape of Water

7. The Breadwinner

8. Blade Runner 2049

9. Your Name

10. A Ghost Story


Tasha Robinson

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1. Get Out

2. Phantom Thread

3. A Ghost Story

4. Brigsby Bear

5. I, Tonya

6. mother!

7. Mary and the Witch's Flower

8. The Breadwinner

9. Lady Bird

10. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Michael Phillips

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1. Lady Bird

2. A Ghost Story

3. Get Out

4. Phantom Thread

5. Rat Film

6. Mudbound

7. Good Time

8. Raw

9. The Florida Project

10. Call Me By Your Name


Summary

Films that made 2 lists: The Breadwinner, Dunkirk, Phantom Thread, Raw
Films that made 3 lists: The Florida Project, A Ghost Story, Lady Bird
Film that made all 4 lists: Get Out


Guest #1 Films

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David Ehrlich - Call Me By Your Name

K. Austin Collins - Good Time

Alissa Wilkinson - The Work

Vikram Murthi - Nocturama

Genevieve Koski - Lady Bird

Dana Stevens - Phantom Thread / BPM

Jeff Milo (Listener) - The Big Sick

David Chen - I, Tonya

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Rian Johnson - Phantom Thread

Sean Baker - BPM

Scott Tobias and Keith Phipps - Phantom Thread

Alicia Malone - Call Me By Your Name

Amy Nicholson - Casting Jon Benet

Mekado Murphy - The Florida Project

Matt Singer - Lady Bird

Alison Willmore - The Florida Project

Aisha Harris - Get Out

#619: Best Scenes of 2016

Opening Scene

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ADAM

Green Room

Honorable Mentions: Krisha, Hell or High Water.

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JOSH

La La Land

Honorable Mentions: The Witch, Kubo and the Two Strings

Joel Potrykus

The Greasy Strangler

Honorable Mention: Rogue One


Funniest Moment

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JOSH

Popstar: Never Stop Neverstopping - Limo window and marriage proposal

Honorable Mentions: Balloon, Pee-wee's Big Holiday; Meeting with religious leaders, Hail, Caesar!

ADAM

Hail, Caesar! - "Would that it were so simple,"

Honorable Mention: All Tom Bennett, Love & Friendship; Bathroom fumbling, The Nice Guy

Michael Phillips

Love & Friendship: "Churchill"  


Music Moment

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JOSH

Hail, Caesar! - "No Dames"

Honorable Mentions: "You're welcome," Moana; Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids

ADAM

Toni Erdmann - "The Greatest Love of All"

Honorable Mentions: Sabotage, Star Trek Beyond; Nazi Punks, Green Room; My Funny Valentine, Born to Be Blue

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

Krisha - "Just in Time"


Moving Moment

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ADAM

Tower - "Strange guilt" 

Honorable Mentions: Teen at abortion clinic, Cameraperson; Murder re-enacted, The Witness; Father and son, Midnight SpecialXX
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JOSH

Cameraperson - Boxer looking for mom

Honorable Mentions: Hug, Pete's Dragon; Learning to swim, Moonlight

Dave Chen and Joanna Robinson

Moonlight - Chiron and Kevin

Honorable Mentions: Lee's confession, Manchester by the Sea; End toast, Star Trek Beyond; Final sequence, Rogue One; Final scene, La La Land


Scene of the Year

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ADAM

Sing Street - "Drive It Like You Stole It

Honorable Mentions: Bill and Steven, The Witness; Horse ride, Certain Women

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JOSH

The Fits - Bridge transformation

Honorable Mentions: Breathing machines, Cemetery of Splendor; Narcissus sequence, The Neon Demon

Tasha Robinson

Hidden Figures

Honorable Mentions: "Get Back Up Again," Trolls; Seizure captured on phones, The Fits; Final confrontation with bully, Moonlight; Brunch scene, Toni Erdmann; final scene, La La Land


 
 

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