The Best Movie of the Year ... so far.

The Best Movie of the Year ... so far.

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Best Movie of the Year … so far.
Ep75 – The Favourite – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 11 • 7 min
A possibly incompetent Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is held together by Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz). She governs and handles state matters for her, until a charming distant cousin (Emma Stone) arrives. The Favourite features strong performances by 3 leading…
Ep74 – Madeline’s Madeline – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 7 • 6 min
A 16-year old girl, with some possible issues, becomes a major part in a theater group, becoming torn between her Mom and the theater director. Madeline’s Madeline, the most unique movie you’ll see from 2018, highlights it’s star Helena Howard.
Ep73 – Creed II – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 4 • 5 min
Adonis Johnson, son on Apollo„ is back with the sequel to Creed. This time he his challenged by the son of Drago, a man that killed Creed in the ring 30 years ago.
Ep72 – 30 Days of Movies – National Podcast Post Month #NaPodPoMo
Nov 30 • 5 min
National Podcast Post Month, NaPodPoMo, has come to end. It’s been tackled. 30 days of movie discussions. Today we wrap it up, but we have a lot more to come.
Ep71 – The Current List – Best Movies of 2018
Nov 29 • 4 min
What are the Best Movies of the Year, so far? On this episode, the top 20 is reviewed, before we are bombarded with a December movies that will change everything.
Ep70 – Holiday Romance Movies
Nov 28 • 4 min
Hallmark has made them famous, but now Netflix is jumping in on the “bad” holiday romance movies. Why do we watch movies like the Holiday Calendar and the Princess Switch?
Ep69 – Gotham Awards
Nov 27 • 4 min
Award season begins with the Gotham Awards. A big night for A24 as well as The Rider. Is this a indication for Oscar nominations … not so fast.
Ep68 – Cam
Nov 26 • 4 min
A webcam girl has replaced on her own show with an exact duplicate. Staring Madeline Brewer, Cam is a hard look at likes and online worth.
Ep67 – Five Characters That Shaped You
Nov 25 • 4 min
What are the top five movie characters that shaped you and influenced your life? What comes to mind? Does that list change over time?
Ep66 – The Commuter
Nov 24 • 4 min
Liam Neeson is an insurance salesman (ex-cop) caught-up in a bind and forced to help a group of criminals during his daily commute home, in the Commuter.
Ep65 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
Nov 23 • 4 min
Wreck-it Ralph is back with his best friend, Vanellope. Together these two (John C. Riley and Sarah Silverman) have to take an adventure to an unknown and strange world: The Internet.
Ep64 – Thanksgiving
Nov 22 • 4 min
Thanksgiving Day is a day to be thankful, but sometimes we are thankful for even the bad movies. That includes movies like The 15:17 To Paris, Proud Mary, and Red Sparrow.
Ep63 – The Kindergarten Teacher
Nov 21 • 3 min
Played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, a teacher goes to unusual measures to protect and highlight the talents of a kindergartner.
Ep62 – Widows
Nov 20 • 3 min
Led by Viola Davis, a group of widows are forced to make big decisions after their thief husbands die in a robbery gone wrong.
Ep61 – Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov 19 • 4 min
The stadium anthems and foot-stomping of Queen and Freddie Mercury is told in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Ep60 – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Nov 18 • 3 min
The latest Coen Brothers film features 6 short stories, loaded with tons of stars. Check it out on Netflix.
Ep59 – Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees
Nov 17 • 7 min
Award season has arrived. We start with nominations for Film Independent Spirit Award. These are the best movies of the year so far. This episode covers the big nominations and the surprises.
Ep58 – Come Sunday
Nov 16 • 4 min
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Kinky Boots) stars as megachurch pastor Carlton Pearson. Adapted from a true story from This American Life, Come Sunday is the story of man who questions church doctrine. That results in his downfall in the church.
Ep57 – Recapping the Best of the Year
Nov 15 • 4 min
Today is a November 15. We’ve made it through the daily podcasting in November. It’s a good chance to catch our breadth and talk about the best movies of the year … so far.
Ep56 – Outlaw King
Nov 14 • 4 min
Staring Chris Pine as legendary Scottish warrior Robert the Bruce. He leads a band of outlaws to try and reclaim the throne as he’s outmatched by a bigger army.
Ep55 – World Kindness Day
Nov 13
Today is World Kindness Day, #WorldKindnessDay. Let’s celebrate by talking about 2018 being the year for kind movies, including Paddington 2 and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Ep54 – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Nov 12
A writer forms a relationship with a book club in Nazi-occupied Guernsey, through a series of letters.. It’s National Podcast[…]
Ep53 – Veterans Day
Nov 11
Today is Veterans Day in the United States, a day that honors military veterans. I’ve discussed a few films that[…]
Ep52 – Venom
Nov 10
Tom Hardy plays investigative journalist Eddie Brock, trying to get his life back and take down the man who caused[…]
Ep51 – Shirkers
Nov 9
In 1992 three Singapore teens, led by Sandi Tan, made a road movie called Shirkers. The film was stolen before[…]
Ep50 – The Other Side of the Wind
Nov 8
The most famous film that was never made is finally made. In this long-awaited Orson Welles film, a legendary director,[…]
Ep49 – Hold The Dark
Nov 7
Hold the Dark, the latest film by Jeremy Saulnier, stars Jeffrey Wright, hired to investigate a 6-year old boy that was believed to be taken by wolves. Also starring Alexander Skarsgård and Riley Keough
Ep48 – Election Day
Nov 6
Today is Election Day in the US. I handpicked a couple of favorite movies related to politics and elections. Share your favorite political movies.
Ep47 – Love Simon
Nov 5
Simon, played by Nick Robinson, keeps a secret from his friends and family. When that secret is about to unravel, he deceives and manipulates his friends. Also, starting Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, Love Simon is as sweet as cotton candy and a must…
Ep46 – Chappaquiddick
Nov 4
Senator Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge in 1969. The accident results in the death of passenger[…]
Ep45 – RBG
Nov 3
A documentary taking a close and personal look at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, through unprecedented access the filmmakers dive deeper[…]
Ep44 – Private Life
Nov 2
Private Life on Netflix stars Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti. They play a couple struggling with fertility issues, in this[…]
Ep43 – NaPodPoMo – Begin
Nov 1
National Podcast Post Month starts today. Here is my attempt at posting a new podcast episode every day in November.[…]
Ep42 – The Hate U Give – Best Movies of 2018
Oct 24
Based on the popular novel by Angie Thomas , Starr is living in two words: Her wealthy, white school friends[…]
Ep41 – A Star Is Born – Best Movies of 2018
Oct 6
Bradley Cooper, stars as Jackson Maine, a star musician struggling with an addiction. He discovers Ally, Lady Gaga, a struggling[…]
Ep40 – A Simple Favor – Best Movies of 2018
Sep 27
Anna Kendrick, a blogger and YouTube creator, connects with Blake Lively, a professional working Mom that she admires. When one goes missing, secrets are revealed. This Paul Feig directed is a mixture of black-comedy and murder-mystery. Twitter…
Ep39 – Crazy Rich Asians – Best Movies of 2018
Sep 18
Based on the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy directed by Jon Chu. Chinese-American professor Rachel, Constance Wu, goes to Singapore to me her boyfriend’s, Henry Golding, very rich family. Twitter @EllisOnMovies |…
Ep38 – Double Indemnity (1944) – 3 Minute Movie Review
Sep 11
3 Minute Movie Review of the classic film noir, Double Indemnity (1994). Directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, an insurance man, played by Fred MacMurray, is talked into a murder by Phyllis, Barbara Stanwyck Twitter @EllisOnMovies |…
Ep37 – Searching – Best Movies of 2018
Sep 6
David Kim, played by John Cho, discovers that his 16-year-old daughter goes missing. As the story unfolds, Kim hunts through his daughter’s laptop and social media accounts to realize she had a lot of secrets. Twitter @EllisOnMovies |…
Ep36 – Taxi Driver (1976) – 3 Minute Movie Review
Aug 30
3 Minute Movie Review of the classic Martin Scorsese / Paul Schrader film Taxi Driver. The story of possibly a mentally unstable overnight taxi driver, played incredibly by Robert De Niro, slowing unwinding into evil … or possibly a vigilante hero,…
Ep35 – BlacKkKlansman – Best Movies of 2018
Aug 25
Spike Lee is back with this unbelievable true story of Ron Stallworth, played by John David Washington, as an African-American man who was able to join the local KKK. Twitter @EllisOnMovies | http://ellisonmovies.com | BlacKkKlansman
Ep34 – Sorry To Bother You – Best Movies of 2018
Jul 19
Cassius Green’s career begins to take off, as his co-workers protest against the working conditions. He enters upper management and discovers the secrets of the elite. Twitter @EllisOnMovies | http://ellisonmovies.com | Sorry To Bother You
Ep33 – Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Best Movies of 2018
Jul 12
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Is a portrait of a man who cared, on and off screen. This documentary takes us beyond the Land of Make Believe and into the heart of a man who inspires us all. Twitter @EllisOnMovies | http://ellisonmovies.com | Won’t You Be My…
Ep32 – Leave No Trace – Best Movies of 2018
Jun 15
Ben Foster plays a father homeless father, who along with his daughter played by Thomasin McKenzie, struggle to adapt and accept the help they need. The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show…
Ep31 – First Reformed – Best Movies of 2018
May 29
First Reformed, the latest film from Paul Schrader, stars Ethan Hawke as Protestant minister undergoing a spiritual change, as he preaches to mostly empty pews at a historic church. The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year…
Ep30 – Eighth Grade – Best Movies of 2018
May 17
Eighth Grade, a film by written and directed by Bo Burnham, stars Elsie Fisher as 13 year old Kayla struggling through her last week of middle school. The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show…
Ep29 – Tully – Best Movies of 2018
May 10
Marlo, played by Charlize Theron, hires a nighttime nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis) to help her handle the workload of 3 small children. The two form a special bond. The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the…
Ep28 – You Were Never Really Here – Best Movies of 2018
Apr 26
A veteran, with an abusive past that he can’t shake, tracks down missing girls for a living. You Were Really Here is the story of what may be his very last case. The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list…
Ep27 – Isle of Dogs – Best Movies of 2018
Apr 24
Wes Anderson’s latest stop motion movie centers around dogs living on Trash Island The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show that will always answer the question: What’s the best movie of the…
Ep26 – Blockers – Best Movies of 2018
Apr 23
Three parents try to stop their teenage daughters from losing their virginity at prom. Blockers stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show that…
Ep25 – The Professional (1994) Movie Review
Apr 17
We look back at The Professional, or Leon: The Professional, featuring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, and a young Natalie Portman. This is our first in a series of discussions on your favorite movies. Whether it’s a hidden gem or blockbuster. Subscribe to the…
Ep24 -A Quiet Place – Best Movies of 2018
Apr 12
A horror film directed by John Krasinski and stars him and Emily Blunt. This may be one of the best films of 2018, so far! The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show that will always answer the…
Ep23 – Tomb Raider – Best Movies of 2018
Apr 5
The video game comes to the movies once again, this time with Alicia Vikander. Also, end of Q1 means our first top 10 list of 2018. The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show that will always…
Ep22 – Ready Player One – Best Movie of 2018
Apr 1
Is this latest Steven Spielberg the best movie of 2018, so far? The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show that will always answer the question: What’s the best movie of the year? Twitter…
Ep21 – A Wrinkle in Time – Best Movie of 2018
Mar 22
Is the latest Ava DuVernay film the best movie of 2018, so far? Twitter @EllisOnMovies http://ellisonmovies.com The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. Twitter @EllisOnMovies http://ellisonmovies.com
Ep20 – Red Sparrow and Thoroughbreds – Best Movie of 2018
Mar 15
Red Sparrow and Thoroughbreds - The Best Movies of 2018 The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show that will always answer the question: What’s the best movie of the year? Twitter @EllisOnMovies…
Ep19 – Wind River (2017) – 3 Minute Movie Review
Mar 13
3 Minute Movie Review of Wind River, a murder mystery film written and directed by Taylor Sheridan. The film stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen who try to solve a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Twitter @EllisOnMovies…
Ep18 – Annihilation & Game Night – Best Movie of 2018
Mar 8
Annihilation & Game Night - The Best Movies of 2018 The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show that will always answer the question: What’s the best movie of the year? Twitter @EllisOnMovies…
Ep17 – Kedi (2017) – 3 Minute Movie Review
Mar 6
Kedi (2017) - 3 Minute Movie Review Kedi is a documentary about the thousands of cats that roam the streets Istanbul Twitter @EllisOnMovies http://ellisonmovies.com
Ep16 – Oscar Predictions – Best Movie of 2017
Mar 1
Oscar Predictions - The Best Movies of 2017 What will win? What should win? The show that ranks the top movies of the year every episode. At the year grows, the list grows. A show that will always answer the question: What’s the best movie of the year?…