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My Top Movies/Netflix/Books 2018

by Monte R.

As for movies, I have not seen everything notable yet, but my favorite overall was Bohemian Rhapsody, which was my overall favorite of the year.  Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse had the best screenplay.  Eighth Grade was best debut from a new filmmaker. 

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari was my favorite book.

I discovered an entirely new sub-genre of music called “synthwave” in particular the sub-genre doing 1980s styled electronic music.  The music sounds as if it was created in an alternate universe in the 1980s,  with acts like The Midnight and Electric Youth.

TOP TEN MOVIES

  • Blackkklansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Chappaquidick
  • Eighth Grade
  • Generation Wealth
  • Leave No Trace
  • Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
  • White Boy Rick
  • Young Karl Marx

WORST MOVIES OF THE YEAR (aka turds)

  • Rampage
  • Skyscraper
  • Deadpool 2

TOP MUSIC ALBUMS + SINGLES

  • Kacey Musgraves (“Golden Hour” – album)
  • Barns Courtney (“99” – single)
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (“Ohio” – single)
  • The Midnight (“Los Angeles” – single)
  • Ghost (“Prequelle” – album)
  • Alan Walker (“Diamond Heart” – single)
  • Chvrches (“Love Is Dead” – album)
  • Winnetka Bowling League (“On The 5” – single)
  • Electric Youth (“Breathing” – album)

TOP BOOKS (some released prior to 2018)

  • Tools of Titans (Tim Ferris)
  • Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari)
  • Selfie (Will Storr)
  • Your Money or Your Life (Vicki Robin)
  • Party of One: Loner’s Manifesto (Anneli Rufus)
  • Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)

TOP NETFLIX

  • The Bodyguard (BBC series)
  • Toast of London (BBC series)
  • Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix movie)
  • Narcos Mexico (Netflix Original series)
  • Journey Is The Destination (movie)
  • Evil Genius: America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist (documentary)

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