AFI Honors ‘Black Panther’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, ‘A Quiet Place’, and More as Its Best Movies of 2018

/Film | 12/4/2018 | Ben Pearson
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The American Film Institute, the film school and film history organization famous for alumni like Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, Terrence Malick, and David Lynch, has announced the honorees of this year’s AFI Awards. The organization voted on ten movies and ten television series that are “artistically significant” and represent “the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image”, and the winners include movies like If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Eighth Grade, and shows like Atlanta and Barry. But they also honored a couple of surprises in each category, too.

Here’s the list, which were selected as “works that advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists alike and make a mark on American society.” Let’s look at them one category at a time.

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I have a lot of love for several of the films on this list. In addition to big box office standouts like Black Panther and A Star is Born, I’m glad to see smaller movies like Beale Street, Eighth Grade, and First Reformed get some love. Mary Poppins Returns, though? That pick probably won’t age very well (if at all). But on a positive note, it’s great to see A Quiet Place...
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