To get you in the mood for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, check out this list of gorgeous titles guaranteed to give you some feels. Unlike the Earth, not all of these titles are heading for doom and gloom. From Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke to Aronofsky’s Mother!, there’s something here for everyone.
I’m well aware that this list is coming a little late, but better late than never. As usual, this one covers my top picks for titles released in the Czech Republic during 2018, which also includes festival screenings and those released on streaming services like Netflix. So unfortunately, The Favourite is not here (it was just released and you should definitely go and see it) and Suspiria is not here either (if it was, then it would probably be close to the top). Nevertheless, there were some impressive films that popped up in our little country last year, and some of them we even saw before the rest of the world.
It’s finally come. The end of another year of cinema. The end of another year of blogging about cinema. It’s been a great year, with some surprising twists and turns for both independent and Hollywood cinema.
Mother! is an ambitious passion project that sucks you in with its nightmarish intensity and deafening allegories. A fascinating, but truly disturbing watch. Fans of Aronofsky will love this, and everyone else? I’m not sure.
Director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) returns to the psychological horror genre with Mother!.