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The Top 101 Songs of 2018

10 Jan

101. Death Cab for Cutie, “60 & Punk”

100. Lily Allen, “Three”

99. Jon Bellion, “Conversations with my Wife”

98. Laura Marling & Mike Lindsay (LUMP), “Curse of the Contemporary”

97. Courtney Barnett, “Charity”

96. Noname feat. Smino & Saba, “Ace”

95. Lake Street Dive, “Good Kisser”

94. Waxahatchee, “Takes So Much”

93. Let’s Eat Grandma, “It’s Not Just Me”

92. Christine and the Queens, “Doesn’t Matter”

91. Half Waif, “Lavender Burning”

90. Wye Oak, “It Was Not Natural”

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The Top Film Performances of 2018

9 Jan

15. (TIE) Julia Roberts, “Ben Is Back” & Joanna Kulig, “Cold War”

14. Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

13. Melissa McCarthy & Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me”

12. Daveed Diggs, “Blindspotting”

11. Olivia Cooke, “Thoroughbreds”

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The Top 15 Television Shows of 2018

7 Jan

15. Who Is America? 

14. Atlanta

13. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

12. Killing Eve

11. Better Call Saul

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Vice Review

3 Jan

Obnoxious, condescending, and extremely messy, yet under all of that it’s still somehow quite watchable. I’m not sure if it’s due more to the eminently compelling real life story or to the charm in watching McKay swing for the fences (and miss more often than not, but still). As a biopic, the film, like many others, attempts to cover way too much ground in too little time, and there’s a huge disconnect between McKay’s know it all smugness and the reductive conclusions he makes throughout. As a piece of entertainment, though, there’s still a wild, unsubtle satirical energy to some of the scenes that renders the whole thing an amusing time at the theater. From the reactions you’d think that The Big Short was some sort of magnum opus relative to this, but the two films really are not too far apart. McKay’s still best when he does Anchorman though.

Also, Amy Adams deserves an Oscar or two, but probably not for this.

GRADE: B-

The Top 25 Albums of 2018

2 Jan

25. serpentwithfeet, “soil”

24. Adrianne Lenker, “abysskiss”

23. Blood Orange, “Negro Swan”

22. Lucy Dacus, “Historian”

21. Superorganism, “Superorganism”

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The Top 10 Television Episodes of 2018

31 Dec

10. Better Call Saul, “Winner”

9. Pose, “Love Is the Message”

8. Homecoming, “Protocol”

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The Top Television Performances of 2018

30 Dec

And we’re back for another round of year end lists! To kick it off, we have the top television performances of 2018:

15. Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”

14. Elizabeth Olsen, “Sorry for Your Loss”

13. Bill Hader, “Barry”

12. Elisabeth Moss and Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

11. Hayley Atwell, “Howards End”

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