Magazine January 28, 2019, Issue

And Now Please Thank the Servant Class

Yalitza Aparicio in Roma (Netflix)

The end of 2018 brought the usual “best of the year” lists from my fellow critics,  many with the usual introductory flourish: In such a wonderful year for movies, it’s hard to narrow the best-of list to just ten . . .

Read the lists, but do not believe the flourishes. Two thousand eighteen was a lousy year for movies, with the usual overload of retread blockbusters supplemented by woefully few popular movies that work even as Oscar bait, let alone as art. Come Academy Award season, we may be stuck pretending that the first half of A Star Is

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