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The Best Movies of the Year, From 'Widows' to 'The Hate U Give'
No other Top 10 list matters
As we wrap up 2018, the time has come to reflect on the best films Hollywood had to offer us. Tre'vell Anderson, Glenn Garner, and Rose Dommu bring you the movies of the year that had our queer hearts shooketh.
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Melissa McCarthy turns out an incredible performance in the true story of Lee Israel's memoir, a queer writer who turned to forgery when interest in her own work dried up. -- Rose Dommu
Viola Davis can do no wrong. She's the badass we didn't know we needed in this intellectual heist thriller that at once subverts its genre and breathes new life into it. -- Tre'vell Anderson
A Star is Born
I literally got chills when Bradley Cooper invented Lady Gaga. And the soundtrack provided high school theater kids with enough audition material to last through college. -- Glenn Garner
It's about time we get a gay romantic comedy that's not released through Wolfe Video or starring a YouTuber who can't act. I wish this movie was around when I was a teenager. -- Glenn Garner
Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz star as courtiers vying for the affection of Queen Olivia Colman. It's a wickedly funny, gorgeously crafted period piece centered around a high femme love triangle. -- Rose Dommu
The Hate U Give
No film has made me cry more than this, and Amandla Stenberg's performance as a young teen who witnesses the death of her best friend at the hands of a trigger-happy, white police officer couldn't be more timely and relevant. Kudos also to Russell Hornsby who, as her father, embodies the fierce and unapologetic love a black man can have for his family and community. -- Tre'vell Anderson
Mary Poppins Returns
I was skeptical that any film could recapture the magic of the original and found myself brought to literal tears by its sheer joy and wonder. Emily Blunt is perfect as the titular omniscient nanny in this irresistible sequel. -- Rose Dommu
What Ryan Coogler did to what could've been a trite superhero tale cannot be ignored. In creating Wakanda, he and a stellar cast gave folks of African descent something to be proud of en masse. So much so, everyone else had to marvel as well. -- Tre'vell Anderson
If Beale Street Could Talk
James Baldwin was one of the foremost creatives whose ability to capture the live experiences of black folks remains unmatched. This adaptation of his novel of the same name, by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, does the black queer icon justice. -- Tre'vell Anderson
If Toni Collette doesn't receive the proper gay icon status she deserves after this film, I give up. She gave an Oscar-worthy performance in a horror that actually managed to scare the shit out of me. -- Glenn Garner