Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Best Movie Scenes Of 2018

A great scene can take place in a great movie, an awful movie, or anything in between.  It can be one line of dialogue, maybe even as simple as a character's glance or even a quick camera cut...or it can be a massive setpiece that lasts for 10 minutes or more, as I stretch the boundaries of what a "scene" exactly is, perhaps compared to what a "sequence" is.

Anyway, here is my annual compilation of the scenes that most stood out to me over the course of the last cinematic year.  I laughed, I cried, I said "wow" out loud to no one in the theatre.

SPOILER ALERT for some of these movies, as though I tried to be somewhat vague about some plot details, it couldn't be helped in some cases.

33. John forgives Dexter (Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot)
32. Cassius and Salvador heatedly compliment each other (Sorry To Bother You)
31. Kayla and her dad at the dinner table (Eighth Grade)
30. The Wolf King shows up (Hotel Artemis)
29. Nina and Boris go for a boat ride (The Seagull)
28. Lena enters the lighthouse (Annihilation)
27. Will makes the big jump (Skyscraper)
26. Sullivan finds the secret hallway (Bad Times At The El Royale)
25. The High-Five enter The Shining (Ready Player One)
24. The Russian state dinner (Creed II)
23. Joan and Joe return from the banquet (The Wife)
22. The heist (Widows)
21. “How much do you weigh, Mary Poppins?” (Mary Poppins Returns)
20. The trip to the beach (Roma)
19. Luis recaps the first movie (Ant-Man & The Wasp)
18. The second heist (American Animals)
17. Evelyn gives birth (A Quiet Place)
16. Karen chases after Nic and Lauren (Beautiful Boy)
15. Reverend Toller meets with Michael (First Reformed)
14. Sharon goes to Puerto Rico (If Beale Street Could Talk)
13. Mr. Arthur and Alice against the tribe (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs)
12. Thor, Rocket, and Groot arrive in Wakanda (Avengers: Infinity War)
11. The ending (First Reformed)
10. Bobby tearfully backs out of the driveway (A Star Is Born)
9. Kayla and her dad by the fire (Eighth Grade)
8. The bathroom fight (Mission Impossible: Fallout)
7. The formation and, uh, breakup of X-Force (Deadpool 2)
6. Jerome Turner’s speech (BlacKkKlansman)
5. Cassius watches the video (Sorry To Bother You)
4. The 15-minute countdown (Mission Impossible: Fallout)
3. Ally and Jackson sing “Shallow” (A Star Is Born)
2. Jack Mulligan drives from his inner-city campaign event to his house (Widows)
1. The decimation (Avengers: Infinity War) 


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