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RR’s Top Ten Movies Of 2018

2018 has been a very interesting year at the box-office; several old records broken and new ones made. In this year, we saw movies that sprung up important, long side-lined conversations with rich cultural importance, like the groundbreaking ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ where both movies had majority of their casts from their eponymous races, finally addressed. In this same year, we had several low budget movies, like ‘A Quiet Place’ and ‘Blindspotting’ and indie movies like ‘Upgrade’ give us something new in terms of how movies should be made. All these for the betterment of the movie industry.

Below is my list of movies that struck, irrespective of genre or professional critics’ opinions.

PS: 2018 has a lot of great movies, it was tough limiting them to ten that really got to me. I apologize in advance if your favorite(s) don’t make the list. Do air your grievance in the comment box.

10. Love, Simon

What’s not to love about this coming of age movie that talks about forbidden love? The writing, pacing and acting makes this a beautiful watch. You can’t help but get immersed in the protagonist quest to find Blue, who could be the love of his life.



9. Upgrade

I loved everything about STEM; the badass artificial intelligence chip with a mind of its own. I’m still sad it went rogue; but if there’s ever a sequel, you can count I’ll be there on opening night.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5



8. Searching

I can only imagine the technicality that was required to visually tell this story. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I watched a movie that was told through a display screen, from start-to-finish. And you’re wondering why it made my list.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5



7. The Hate U Give

Amandla Sternberg is a star, the world had better watch out for her ‘cos she hasn’t come to play.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5



6. A Quiet Place

This year’s a good one for power couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Together, they use their off-screen chemistry and brawn to bring us something new and beautiful, for which we’re eternally grateful.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating:



5. Crazy Rich Asians

Few years back, no one would’ve believed a movie with an entirely Asian cast would appeal to the whole world. But that’s what happened here with Crazy Rich Asian. Do you remember that wedding scene? We still grateful, Elvis Presley.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5



4. Bad Times at the El Royale

Chris Hemsworth continues to impress me with his acting. After seeing him in this movie as Billy Lee, I’m less worried about what his post-Thor career would look like.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5



Just before I unveil my top three, I’d list to list some honorable mentions. Please note that they’re in no particular order.

  • Acrimony

This movie sprung up conversations at every corner of this part of the world. I’m sure we’ll still be asked ‘who was right, Mel or Robert?’ in the new year. Asides the publicity it garnered, nothing about this movie is supposed to be heard as the years go by.

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Tom Cruise’s stunts continue to rise in the ranks of death-defying.

  • Sorry To Bother You

Did you catch that horse c*ck sock?

  • Aquaman

I wish I lived in Atlantis. It’s so beautiful.

  • Ready Player One

Spielberg is still the greatest of all times.

  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse

Who would’ve thought an animated movie could be so interesting?



3. Black Panther

Wakanda forever!!!

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5



2. Blindspotting

Let me tell you a secret. Before Blindspotting, I’d never heard of Daveed Diggs. But after watching this masterpiece, I’ll be following his career nonstop.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5



1. Avengers: Infinity War

Around this time last year, my most prominent mantra was “Thanos is coming”. Thanos did come, and made sure he turned half the population into dust before he left. It’s a good thing our remaining heroes still won’t go down without a fight. The Endgame is here.

Read my review here

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5




I saw a lot of movies this year and it’s only fitting I liked some more than others, doesn’t mean those not mentioned are bad movies. As I said earlier, I’d like to know your thoughts in the comment box.

Thoughts And Questions I Had After Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Some SPOILER filled thoughts and questions I’ve had since I first saw ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. If you still haven’t seen the biggest movie of the year, even with the release of its digital version, you’ve got yourself to blame. Sorry. ๐Ÿค—.

I never thought Heimdal would be the first to die. I didn’t even think Loki would die in the first act. Oh well, someone’s got to die first for others to follow.

I wonder if Pepper was among Thanos’ snap casualty? If so, it means there’s no more wedding, which means we’re left with a madder Tony. Which brings us to:

What if by the time we return to the MCU everyone who didn’t fade away from existence starts to forget those who did? That’ll be very very very scary.

I can only imagine what was in Wanda’s mind before Team Cap’s arrival, when she defended Vision, without much success, from Proxima Midnight and Corvius Glave.

That moment Gamora stabbed Thanos in the gut was a shocker. I was like… ‘Is that it? Is this the villain we deserve after all these years of build up?’ Thankfully, it was just the power of the reality stone at work. ๐Ÿ˜.

Imagine you were Gamora. After all these years, would you have warmed up to Thanos or still resent him for killing your people?

Is it just me or is Star Lord and Gamora’s love not-so-believable?

Star Lord is quite silly; after foiling his teammates’ plan to defeat Thanks he still asked if they lost. What a drunk fellow!

What kind of destiny causes one to kill his own daughter? ๐Ÿ˜ข

Tony and Strange’s subtle animosity is funny.

The Avengers vs. The Guardians brief scuffle on Titan was a very funny one. The easily silly line ‘Why is Gamora?’ rendered by Drax lends credence to the fact that he might just be the silliest character in all of the MCU. 

Do you think Drax can ever be sensible? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Do you think Loki is truly dead?

Who do you think is the man – Thor or Star Lord? 
Are you a fan of Vision and Wanda’s romance?

Where was Thor all the while Thanos decimated the rest of the Avengers on Wakanda? He just had to wait for another triumphant entrance.

Do you remember the names of the children of Thanos and the order with which they died?

The battle at Wakanda should be termed ‘The World’s Most Orgasmic Battle’ and the chant Yibambe ‘The Most Orgasmic Chant’. ๐Ÿ˜.

It isn’t coincidence all the founding members of The Avengers survived Thanos’ onslaught.

Rinzy Reviews ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018)

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Budget and Box Office: $400M and $1.814B

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, etc.

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What’s arguably the most anticipated movie of the decade arrives after a 10-year wait, and the world isn’t exactly ready for what followed. That shocking cliffhanger.

I had high expectations going into the cinema. Were they met? Some were, some weren’t. But that’s normal for every theatrical release; there’s no way a movie can please everyone.

But I want to state here that Avengers: Infinity War is the Greatest Comic Book Movie yet!๐Ÿ‘Œ.

We all knew we’d be losing some of the characters we’ve invested time and energy following. The painful realization that some of the earth’s mightiest heroes might not make it out alive battling the Mad Titan Thanos was just excruciating to contain. The road leading to Infinity War’s release didn’t make it any easier to deal with. But the roaster of the dead we got was shocking, could pass as laughable (considering almost all of the dead have confirmed sequels in the MCU), and further butresses the point that huge losses are coming in the still untitled Avengers 4ย movie scheduled for a May 2019 release.

Okay. Moving on to more specific plot points from the movie Avengers: Infinity War, I’ll like to scream SPOILER ALERT!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚. So, if you still haven’t watched the movie now’s the right time to leave. Bye, see you later… โœ‹.

As revealed by The Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 1, there are six infinity stones in existence, with each bearing a unique power that contributes to shaping the existence of the universe as we know it. ย Thanos, the ultimate villain of the MCU, had a relatively straight forward mission – find all six stones and with the snap of a finger erase half of the universe’s population, using a highly complex, magical algorithm, to strike perfect balance to life. Talk about misguided beliefs. SMH. ๐Ÿค•. The heavy sacrifices The Mad Titan makes to achieve his goal, which includes murdering the one person he loves the most, appear to bear fruit as can be seen at the last scene of the movie when he has that wry smile on that says ‘I finally did it!’

With a heavily decimated roaster and a villain that’s at full strength now, how the Avengers will defeat Thanos in the next movie can only be left to the imagination. One thing is certain though – time travel will play a major role in it and Captain Marvel ๐Ÿ˜. How? I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out. ๐Ÿ‘Œ.

PS 1: I predicted Infinity War would earn above $2B and a lot of people doubted me. As at the time of writing this article we’ve just crossed the $1.9B mark. Who’s the liar now? ๐Ÿ˜

PS 2: I don’t know why all members of the Black Order were decimated. ๐Ÿ˜”. I loved Ebony Maw and wish for him to return in the sequel. Am I alone in this line of thought?

Directed by: The Russo brothers

Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5