Best Cinematic Moment, 2018

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1. A Star Is Born - Jack and Ally perform “Shallow” onstage for the first time [111 points / 11 votes]

2. Roma - long take: Cleo rescues the children at the beach [104/10]
3. First Reformed - magical mystery tour [90/10]
4. Let the Sunshine In - therapy session / end credits [85.5/9]
5. Support the Girls - screaming on the roof [77/8]

6. Annihilation - inside the lighthouse [75/7]
7. Burning - sunset dance [73.5/7]
8. Mission: Impossible – Fallout - men’s room throwdown [65.5/7]
9. 24 Frames - Frame 24: “Love Never Dies” [64/5]
10. Mandy - bathroom vodka meltdown [62/7]
11. Sorry to Bother You - Cash tries to rap [62/6]
12. Game Night - removing a bullet [61/6]
13. BlacKkKlansman - flash forward (ending) [60/5]
14. Mission: Impossible – Fallout - HALO jump [58/5]
15. Ready Player One - Overlook Hotel [55.5/5]
16. BlacKkKlansman - Belafonte vs Griffith [54.5/5]
17. Cold War - “Rock Around the Clock” [53/6]
18. The Favourite - court dance [48/6]
19. The House That Jack Built - OCD cleaning frenzy [47.5/4]
20. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Çurly Joe’s demise [47/6] 21. First Reformed - finale [45.5/5]
22. Suspiria - Olga’s last dance [43/4]
23. Widows - Mulligan’s car ride [42/4]
24. The Rider - Brady takes Lane to one more rodeo [38.5/4]
25. Sorry to Bother You - the Scorpion Bowl story [38/3]
26. Mission: Impossible – Fallout - climactic action scene [36.5/4]
27. Annihilation - Screamy the Bear [36/3]
28. Leave No Trace - saying goodbye to dad [34.5/4]
29. You Were Never Really Here - “Angel Baby” via CCTV [34/5]
30 (tie). The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” [34/3] 30 (tie). Roma - furniture shopping and riot [34/3]
32. Free Solo - Alex arrives at the top [33/3]
33. The Other Side of the Wind - sex in the front seat [32.5/3]
34 (tie). The Commuter - opening montage [32/4]
34 (tie). Zama - Zama llama ding dong [32/4]
36. Sorry to Bother You - horse-man reveal [32/3]
37. First Man - one small step for man [31/3]
38. Hereditary - car accident [30/3]
39. Roma - Cleo gives birth [29/3]
40 (tie). Blindspotting - Colin’s rap [28/3]
40 (tie). If Beale Street Could Talk - Daniel talks about prison [28/3]
42. Bohemian Rhapsody - Live Aid performance [27/3]
43. BlacKkKlansman - “Too Late to Turn Back Now” [25/3]
44. Ready Player One - driving backwards [25/2]
45. Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Lee and Anna talk after dinner [24.5/3]
46 (tie). If Beale Street Could Talk - fridge pantomime [24/2]
46 (tie). The Other Side of the Wind - “goodbye, Johnny Dale.” [24/2]
48. Bisbee ‘17 - rounding up people in the cattle car [23/2]
49. Annihilation - Josie’s farewell [22.5/2]
50. Widows - the heist [22/3]
51. Shoplifters - the beach (“thank you”) [22.5/2]
52. Game Night - Fabergé keep-away [21.5/3]
53 (tie). The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - attack on Alice and Mr. Arthur [21/2]
53 (tie). BlacKkKlansman - Kwame Ture’s speech [21/2]
53 (tie). Paddington 2 - “Rain on the Roof” [21/2]
53 (tie). Tully - montage: caring for a newborn [21/2]
57 (tie). Crazy Rich Asians - mahjong [20/2]
57 (tie). The Strangers: Prey at Night - pool murder [20/2]
59 (tie). The House That Jack Built - Katabasis (epilogue) [19/2]
59 (tie). If Beale Street Could Talk - Puerto Rico confrontation [19/2]
59 (tie). You Were Never Really Here - staying with the dying man [19/2]
62 (tie). Support the Girls - “we love ya!” [18/2]
62 (tie). Zama - Zama floats away in a canoe [18/2]
64. Mandy - “do you like the Carpenters?” [17.5/2]
65. Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Lee says goodbye to Jack [17/2]
66. The Sisters Brothers - homecoming [16.5/2]
67 (tie). Avengers: Infinity War - oh snap [16/2]
67 (tie). Black Panther - Killmonger’s death speech [16/2]
67 (tie). Eighth Grade - Kayla dines with Gabe [16/2]
70. Game Night - Denzel story [14/2]
71 (tie). A Bread Factory - rehearsal with Theresa [14/1]
71 (tie). Game Night - “my final offer - $17” [14/1]
71 (tie). Juliet, Naked - “Waterloo Sunset” [14/1]
71 (tie). The Night Comes For Us - operator vs female assassins [14/1]
71 (tie). Shirkers - playing of original score [14/1]
71 (tie). The Tale - Jennifer realizes the image is wrong [14/1]
71 (tie). Vice - fake credits [14/1]
71 (tie). We the Animals - truck ride/kids take the camera [14/1]
71 (tie). Widows - Lynda meets a widower [14/1]
80 (tie). The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - marriage proposal [13/1]
80 (tie). BlacKkKlansman - Flip talks about being Jewish [13/1]
80 (tie). BlacKkKlansman - people mover shot [13/1]
80 (tie). Blindspotting - house party fight [13/1]
80 (tie). Den of Thieves - Gerard Butler at the doughnut shop [13/1]
80 (tie). Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? - sundown drive [13/1]
80 (tie). Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc - Madame Gervaise [13/1]
80 (tie). Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - “Super Trooper” (end credits) [13/1]
80 (tie). Mary Poppins Returns - “Where Lost Things Go” (reprise) [13/1]
80 (tie). Never Goin’ Back - fixated on pancakes [13/1]
80 (tie). Shoplifters - hugging the little girl [13/1]
80 (tie). Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - “bagel!” [13/1]
80 (tie). Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - leap of faith [13/1]
93 (tie). The Day After - snow taxi [12/1]
93 (tie). Eighth Grade - dad and daughter talk by the fire [12/1]
93 (tie). If Beale Street Could Talk - “America the Beautiful” [12/1]
93 (tie). If Beale Street Could Talk - announcing the pregnancy [12/1]
93 (tie). Ismael’s Ghosts - “It Ain’t Me Babe” [12/1]
93 (tie). Madeline’s Madeline - confrontation (finale) [12/1]
93 (tie). Maria by Callas - gay Callas fans on the news [12/1]
93 (tie). Mom and Dad - grandparents visit [12/1]
93 (tie). The Other Side of the Wind - restroom escapade [12/1]
93 (tie). Roma - Cleo strikes a pose [12/1]
93 (tie). A Star Is Born - nose touch [12/1]
93 (tie). Tyrel - REM singalong [12/1]
93 (tie). Unsane - Ritalin freakout [12/1]
93 (tie). Vox Lux - finale [12/1]
107. Hereditary - sawing my head off [11/2]

The following scenes received one vote apiece:
15:17 to Paris – explaining who killed Hitler
15:17 to Paris – kids’ BB gun collection
15:17 to Paris – Rome
1985 – recorded note for Andrew
Alex Strangelove – “Dance This Mess Around”
Alpha – opening buffalo raid
Amazing Grace – Rev. Cleveland breaks down
Annihilation – use of the shimmer sound
Ant-Man and the Wasp – half-size Scott goes back to school
Aquaman – Julie Andrews first appears
Aquaman – Nicole Kidman’s kung fu beatdown
Assassination Nation – watch me daddy
Avengers: Infinity War – Cap and pals for the save
Avengers: Infinity War – the Guardians meet Thor
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Meal Ticket
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Minnows’ retreat
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – the Prospector climbs the tree
Black Panther – casino fight
Black Panther – South Korea car chase
Black Panther – waterfall fight
Black Panther – any fight, really
BlacKkKlansman – Flip shoots at his partner’s car
BlacKkKlansman – we won’t go
Blockers – Leslie Mann sneaks out of hotel room
Bodied – expelled
A Bread Factory – tap dancing trio in café
Burning – climactic killing
BuyBust – long take fight
Cam – nose smashing competition
Capernaum – freeze frame ending
Climax – opening 15 minutes
Cold War – crossing to the other side
Cold War – first live performance
Cold War – Zula sings “Two Hearts” at L’Eclipse
The Communter – guitar solo fight
Crazy Rich Asians – flooded wedding
Creed II – Ivan Drago in the final fight
Damsel – opening scene
Deadpool 2 – X-Force (dis)assemble
The Death of Stalin – death of Beria
The Death of Stalin – the titular incident
The Death of Stalin – Polina comes home
Den of Thieves – opening shootout
Destroyer – cyclical ending
Destroyer – Erin chases Petra
Double Lover – opening shot
Eighth Grade – pool party
Eighth Grade – spotting dad at the mall
An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn – corporate inspector
The Favourite – “don’t look at me! How dare you!”
The Favourite – Anne talks about her miscarriage
First Man – Gemini 8 tailspin
First Reformed – preparing for mortification
Game Night – “oh… he died!”
Game Night – blood on the dog
Game Night – gun karaoke
Gotti – five boroughs of NYC
Gotti – Gotti learns his son is dead
Hale County This Morning, This Evening – jump shots on the court
Hale County This Morning, This Evening – parents watch TV, kid runs back and forth
Halloween – “gotcha” (ending)
Halloween – Laurie disappears
Halloween – Michael prowling Haddonfield
Halloween – opening
Happy As Lazzaro – bank robbery
Happy As Lazzaro – Lazzaro takes a tumble
The Hate U Give – Star unleashes her inner activist
Hearts Beat Loud – tearing up to “26 Miles”
Hereditary – grief support group
Ibiza – Nikki pretends to be Harper
If Beale Street Could Talk – Mama contemplates her wig
Incredibles 2 – Elastigirl chases the train
Incredibles 2 – Jack-Jack vs the raccoon
Infinite Football – down the road
Infinite Football – explaining the rules
Infinite Football – office visit
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – diplodocus’ lament
The King – Ethan Hawke waxes philosophical
Lean on Pete – Pete’s accident
Lean on Pete – tearful reunion with aunt
Leave No Trace – Tom learns about 4-H Club
Let the Corpses Tan – machine gun nudity
Love, Gilda – Gilda stays cheerful post-diagnosis
Love, Simon – Ferris wheel
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – “One of Us”
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – “Waterloo”
Mandy – Cheddar Goblin!
Mandy – the Horn of Abraxas
Mandy – opening credits
El Mar la Mar – Tormenta
Mary Poppins Returns – “Nowhere to Go But Up”
Mary Poppins Returns – Dick van Dyke dances
Mid-90s – taunting the rent-a-cop
Milla – Violent Femmes
Minding the Gap – Zack’s rant
The Miseducation of Cameron Post – “What’s Up” singalong
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – broken ankle
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – jumping out the window
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Paris chase
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – spitting out the trigger
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Wolf Blitzer
Monrovia, Indiana – funeral
The Mule – Clint’s first threesome
The Mule – deathbed visit
The Night Eats the World – drumming along to GLOW
Ocean’s 8 – stairs
Ocean’s 8 – Why steal just one necklace?
The Old Man and the Gun – Redford robs the bank while Affleck is there
The Other Side of the Wind – sex club
The Other Side of the Wind – snip snip
Paddington 2 – Hugh Grant’s disguise room
Ray Meets Helen – dancing with fireworks
Ray Meets Helen – escape from dinner
Revenge – nude chase
Revenge – tattoo beer can
The Rider – campfire conversations
Roma – nude martial arts
Searching – opening sequence
Shoplifters – ending
Shoplifters – Nobuyo weeps during questioning
Shoplifters – oranges on the highway
Sorry to Bother You – “you smell great”
Sorry to Bother You – “Michel Dongry” animation
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Doc Ock reveals himself
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – intro to Peni, Noir and Spider-Ham
A Star Is Born – “I’ll Never Love Again”
A Star Is Born – backstage reunion
A Star Is Born – sidewalk songwriting
The Strangers: Prey at Night – “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
Suspiria – crazy ritual scene
Suspiria – VOLK
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies – Teen Titans Time Travel
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies – Upbeat Inspirational Song About Life
Thoroughbreds – murder
Thunder Road – opening monologue
Unfriended: Dark Web – subway bluff
Unsane – blue room
Upgrade – first STEM fight
Venom – Eddie in the tank
Western – dance the night away (finale)
Widows – opening chase
The Wife – reaction to Nobel Prize
The Wild Boys – transformation
Wildlife – La-di-da in the diner
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Mr. Rogers talks to the Senate
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – think about someone that helped you
You Were Never Really Here – “I’ve Never Been to Me”
Zama – ambush