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Best Films of 2018

In 2018, the stories told, talent on view, compelling characters, emotions expressed, and genres stretched were just amazing. It was more than enough to make viewers track films from the theaters to streaming services. Or vice versa. Check out the year in movies. Enjoy.

Film Review: The Green Book

Green Book is based on a true story about classically-trained black jazz pianist, Don Shirley (played by Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali), and Tony Lip, a mob club bouncer who got his nickname based on his ability to talk his way out of almost any situation, played by Viggo Mortensen.

2019 Volvo XC40 T5

From a consumer standpoint, the XC40 was about as good as you can get. It had a stop start system that was so smooth and quiet, in other words unobtrusive, that I never turned it off. That’s rare for me.


The script creates a black protagonist, Tyler (Jason Mitchel, Straight Outta Compton), who is friends with a white dude, Johnny (Christopher Abbott). Nothing seems abnormal about their ebony/ivory relationship and the two seem to have a believable bond that should stand the strain of odd situations.

Review: Amazing Grace

Back in the day, if you couldn’t get to church on Sunday to hear the pastor’s sermon, you’d put on Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace album, the best-selling gospel record of all time, and she would give you your spiritual fix. After a long delay, and its share of controversy, this uplifting documentary that preserved her live recording of that album is finding distribution. It’s as if Franklin is sending a message to us from the great beyond. Thank heaven.