2018 was another year of highs and lows on top of ups and downs thanks to the chaos of the daily news cycle, and the continued uncertainty about the future of cinema on the business side, as well as the magic of the theatrical experience that comes with the medium. But at the end of the day, the one constant positive was that in one way or the other, the movies were always there to make us laugh, give us catharsis, and escape the uncertain state of our current reality, regardless of genre, message or culture. And while Hollywood appeared to be moving in the direction toward rewarding films that connected with general audiences in this particular year, it was the genre films that stood out amongst the plethora of cinematic offerings through their thought-provoking messages about the current political climate, the state of society at this point in time, racial tensions, class struggles, mental illness and even how we connect to each other spiritually. From the films that had us gripping our armrests over existential terrors and the period pieces that went to 1970s New York and Victorian-era England, to heist films in contemporary America and stylish psychological thrillers, the cinema helped us ponder about the times we live in now, how we communicate with each other today, and who we are as people. So without further ado, this is a look back at the last year in movies, and the best films of 2018. Read more
Movies reigned supreme in 2018 with some of the most groundbreaking and original films that I’ve not only seen this year, but EVER. From the Nicolas Cage headlined and bloodsoaked acid trip Mandy, to the social media black comedy Assassination Nation – we had it made as cinema nuts.
Jeremiah Sand‘s long lost album featuring the single ‘Amulet of The Weeping Maze’ is a 1970’s classic that is a must-have for all Children of The New Dawn followers as well as fans who enjoy The Carpenters but long for something with more depth and guidance towards the light. Read more