Five years after its release, True Detective Season One examines religion, nihilism and the mystery beyond

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The mouth of madness is opening its unhinged jaws. Out of it spills blood, decay and old-time religion. Once again, HBO is unleashing its darkest, grittiest drama onto the world.

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Josh’s 2018 in Film: Top 25 Films of the Year

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At the start of 2018, I set out a goal for myself on how many movies I would end up watching. It looked something like this:

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Josh’s 2018 in Film: Best Movie Scenes of the Year

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Good movies will hide this fact from you, but the truth is they’re all just collections of shorter, less contextual movies sewn together.

The power of a good scene is one of duality – a great one can lift a movie out of the doldrums, even if its only for a few minutes. On the flip side, a plodding one can ruin any sense of pace and momentum a good movie has going for it. To stitch together a memorable film, you don’t necessarily need any one stand out scene, but you can’t have any weak links either.

There were a lot of good movies in 2018 and a lot of them had memorable scenes. Here’s my take on some of the best.

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