2018

Darren Carver-Balsiger Darren Carver-Balsiger’s year in review

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 363 Films watched
  • 30.2 Average per month
  • 7 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

Chungking Express

Jan 2

Most Watched

The Room

5 times

After Hours

twice

The Greatest Showman

twice

Last Film

After Hours

Dec 26

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The 20 Worst Films I Saw for the First Time in 2018

Darren Carver-Balsiger

Self-explanatory. This list will not be updated. Best Films I saw in…

  • Meat Weed America
  • Catwoman
  • God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
  • Show Dogs
  • The Swarm
  • Lady in the Water
  • Halloween: Resurrection
  • Club Dread
  • The Cloverfield Paradox
  • Day of the Dead: Bloodline
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • The Place Promised in Our Early Days
  • Super Troopers 2
  • Super Troopers
  • Kingdom of Us
  • Freddy Got Fingered
  • Halloween
  • Bright
  • The 15:17 to Paris

Genres, Countries & Languages

Drama
209 films
Comedy
77 films
Thriller
70 films
Horror
70 films
Adventure
57 films
Romance
52 films
Action
52 films
Crime
44 films
Sci Fi
42 films
Mystery
35 films
USA
210 films
UK
65 films
Japan
36 films
France
31 films
Germany
25 films
China
15 films
Italy
14 films
Sweden
13 films
Canada
12 films
South Korea
10 films
English
270 films
Japanese
45 films
French
37 films
German
36 films
Spanish
26 films
Chinese
19 films
Russian
17 films
Italian
17 films
Swedish
14 films
Korean
13 films

Breakdown

2018 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Watched 124 Added 515

Watchlist

Stars

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Crew

Darren’s most liked review

Darkest Hour

★★½

I'm a huge history nut, with particular interest in modern and political history. So I'm quite knowledgeable on Winston Churchill (or at least, I've read a full biography on him) and have a few thoughts on him. My close friends who I've discussed history and/or politics with (usually drunkenly) have…

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VOTE: Best Sci-Fi Films of All Time

Science fiction is one of my favourite genres, and I thought it'd be fun to have a community vote to find the best loved sci-fi films on the site.

In the comments below, vote for up to 10 sci-fi films. 1 point goes to each film you pick, and you…

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Highs and Lows

Highest Average

Seven Samurai
Average weighted rating:

4.5

Lowest Average

Catwoman
Average weighted rating:

1.3

Most Popular

Avengers: Infinity War
Average weighted rating:

4.0

Most Obscure

Meat Weed America

Films watched in 2018

  • After Hours
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Amour
  • Selma
  • Jarhead
  • The House That Jack Built
  • Lean on Pete
  • Big Fish
  • They Shall Not Grow Old
  • Show Dogs
  • Die Hard
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Aquaman
  • Utøya: July 22
  • Fifty Shades Freed
  • Disobedience
  • God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Creed II
  • The Old Man & the Gun
  • Columbus
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Blindspotting
  • Zama
  • Mandy
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Funny Cow
  • An Elephant Sitting Still
  • A Fantastic Woman
  • The Idol Dancer
  • They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
  • Tehran Taboo
  • Lady in the Water
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • Flavors of Youth
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • It Follows
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • The Piano Teacher
  • Shirkers
  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Sweet Country
  • Shoplifters
  • Super Troopers 2
  • The Wild Pear Tree
  • Burning
  • Blackmail
  • Roma
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Fireworks
  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?
  • In Fabric
  • Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
  • Widows
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Capernaum
  • The Image Book
  • The 14 Amazons
  • Die Tomorrow
  • Mirai
  • Suspiria
  • November
  • Peterloo
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Ringu
  • eXistenZ
  • The People Under the Stairs
  • The Housemaid
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Inception
  • The Eyes of the Mummy
  • Kuroneko
  • Dead Ringers
  • Halloween
  • Dance of the Damned
  • The Mother of Tears
  • 22 July
  • A Star Is Born
  • First Man
  • Videodrome
  • Creepshow
  • The Fly
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow
  • Santa Sangre
  • Venom
  • Climax
  • Chungking Express
  • The Returning
  • Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
  • United 93
  • Day of the Dead: Bloodline
  • The Swarm
  • Day of the Dead
  • Life of Brian
  • Phenomena
  • Suspiria
  • Scanners
  • Frankenstein Created Woman
  • Don't Breathe
  • Spontaneous Combustion
  • Christine
  • The Mummy
  • The Predator
  • Eaten Alive
  • Deep Red
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Rider
  • Revenge
  • Child's Play
  • The Lords of Salem
  • The Man Who Could Cheat Death
  • Jaws
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • The Breadwinner
  • The 15:17 to Paris
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • The Outsider
  • Moonlight
  • The Red Shoes
  • Three Times
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Tokyo Story
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Cold War
  • Yardie
  • Annihilation
  • ManHunt
  • Terminal
  • Mute
  • Steel Rain
  • Game Night
  • Little Forest
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Germany in Autumn
  • Tag
  • The Devil and Father Amorth
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • The King of Comedy
  • Back to the Future
  • Big Fish & Begonia
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • 3-Iron
  • Children Who Chase Lost Voices
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • The Room
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • The World's End
  • Strange Circus
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Room
  • Fanny & Alexander
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • The Last Emperor
  • To the Wonder
  • A Tale of Two Sisters
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  • Mission: Impossible III
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • Mission: Impossible
  • The Pilgrim
  • The Game
  • Halloween II
  • Halloween
  • Halloween: Resurrection
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
  • Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
  • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
  • First Reformed
  • Incredibles 2
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch
  • Halloween II
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Ivan's Childhood
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Paths of Glory
  • Hereditary
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • Leave No Trace
  • Lust, Caution
  • La Haine
  • Panic Room
  • The Social Network
  • 13 Assassins
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • The Room
  • The Grandmaster
  • The Room
  • Before Midnight
  • Noriko's Dinner Table
  • The Third Man
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Dial M for Murder
  • After Hours
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Highly rated films Darren missed

  • Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour
  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
  • Dominion
  • Springsteen On Broadway
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City
  • Burn the Stage: The Movie
  • Eighth Grade
  • Amazing Grace

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