ABC Film Challenge – Favourite Films of 2018 – N – November

ABC Film Challenge

Favourite Films of 2018

N

November

Why I’ve Picked this choiceThis is an Estonian movie that is beyond the weird and wonderful, it has uniquely created creatures that are both fascinating and terrifying all at once. This is easily one of the most unique films you will ever see and feels like a throwback to what we saw in the early days of horror films. This is simply put as one you will never forget seeing.

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ABC Film Challenge – Favourite Films of 2018 – M – Mandy

ABC Film Challenge

Favourite Films of 2018

M

Mandy

Why I’ve Picked this choiceI want to keep this one short and sweet, Nicholas Cage on full overdrive, what more could you want, this film pushes the character to new levels when it comes to revenge, we have so much blood, so much Cage in full crazy mode, we just can’t look away from anything going on in this movie.

ABC Film Challenge – Favourite Films of 2018 – L – Love Simon

ABC Film Challenge

Favourite Films of 2018

L

Love Simon

Why I’ve Picked this choiceLove Simon is easily taking the number one spot for me this year, it follows a high school student named Simon (Nick Robinson) who has the most simple life, with a loving family, loving friend, in reality he is like every other student, only in his mind, he doesn’t know how to tell everyone in his life that he is gay. He is in his final year of school and wants to wait for college to come out, only to learn the school has another closest homosexual. The two communicate anonymously through email, until one of the guys in the school blackmails Simon into helping him get close to one of his friends. This releases the secret to the school and Simon has never felt so alone after his friends learn how secretive Simon had been, his family wants to support him, with his father feeling guilty for his jokes and remains proud of his son no matter what and his therapist mother knew something was up. Simon must learn to accept people knowing his secret as he learns that it isn’t the most important thing in life and should never put anyone under pressure

The reason I feel I enjoy this movie the most is because I have grown up watching teenage films, my generation was American Pie, slightly more grossed out sex comedy, but you can relate to characters. the 80’s teen comedies are classic with Ferris Bueller’s day off and Breakfast Club being older favourites. This year has been wonderful for the teenage moments films with 8th Grade being another hit, Love Simon is easier to connect to with the idea that the added pressure of technology and being in a position of not knowing where you fit in life, for a reason that shouldn’t ever be a problem.

I have watched this film 4 times in 2018 which for the amount of time I spend watching films, I can barely ever watch any film more than twice in a year. I feel the performances are near perfect, from everyone, we see each character have their own problems in life outside of Simon’s world, and the guessing game to who the student is, makes things very interesting, seeing the different reactions from student a facility shows how the world is still naïve about certain things.

This film will leave you with a smile on your face and that is what I am glad to see in any film I watch.

ABC Film Challenge – Favourite Films of 2018 – K – Killing Joan

ABC Film Challenge

Favourite Films of 2018

K

Killing Joan

Why I’ve Picked this choiceWhen it comes to revenge films we are getting plenty of them, this film does follow the generic formula to the betrayal, only to go to new levels when Joan returns to get her own revenge with style that doesn’t just get her revenge, she helps the latest victims from feeling the same action. This is a low budget film and continues the spotlight put on actress Jamie Bernadette.

ABC Film Challenge – Favourite Films of 2018 – J – John Cho – Searching

ABC Film Challenge

Favourite Films of 2018

J

John Cho – Searching

Why I’ve Picked this choiceJohn Cho was once credited as MILF Guy #2 which was the first I saw him in American Pie and its sequels, he went onto become the lead in stoner comedy Harold & Kumar before landing the role of Sulu in the Star Trek reboot, this shows how far John has come as an actor because in this movie Searching he carries the film because of his worry, guilty and complete desperation to learn the truth about his daughter, we believe every action he gives us in a modern masterpiece of a movie. This film is the thriller of the year without a shadow of a doubt and essential viewing for everyone.