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Avengers: Infinity War
The year’s top-grossing movie isn’t the best-ever comic-book flick, “but it is Marvel’s most daring,” said Vox.com. Nearly every Marvel superhero joins forces against Josh Brolin’s Thanos, and though the film gets crowded, it finds a way out with “the most audacious moment in superhero movie history.”
“Ethan Hawke is one of the most severely underrated actors working today,” said the Los Angeles Times. In Paul Schrader’s “despairing howl of a movie,” Hawke plays a somber pastor who, while counseling an environmental activist, becomes radicalized against the planet’s corporate despoilers.
In Susan Seidelman’s 1982 punk classic, a runaway tries to reinvent herself in gritty New York City. But the movie is remembered “less for its plot than its quicksilver energy,” said NYMag.com. Seidelman pioneered “the kind of guerrilla-style cinematography that would come to define independent cinema.”