2018 Rewind

At the conclusion of every year, we hit rewind and look back at the best movies, TV shows, performances, moments, and much more in a series of essays and lists published in late December. This is the archive for the 2018 Rewind.

Here are some highlights:

Explore the entire 2018 Rewind below

Rewind Scores

The Best Movie Scores of 2018

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2018 has been a vintage year for film scores. Here are the best of them.

Rewind New Movie Characters

The Best New Movie Characters of 2018

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These characters, all introduced on the big screen for the first time this year, were instantly iconic.

Rewind Crying

2018 Was the Year I Started Crying During Movies

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After years of cinematic stoicism, a trio of tearjerkers caused this writer to start crying at the movies (and probably never stop).

Rewind Breakouts

The Best Breakout Performances of 2018

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With these actors on the horizon, the future looks very bright indeed.

Rewind Tv Characters

The Best TV Characters of 2018

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This year’s best tv characters were weird and funny and unexpected, and they tricked us into being moved in spite of ourselves.

Rewind Villains

The Best Movie Villains of 2018

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Who is the greatest villain of 2018?

Rewind Performer

Performer of the Year (2018): Tessa Thompson

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Tessa Thompson was everywhere this year and we couldn’t be happier about it.

Rewind Reckoning

How Movies Handled The Social Reckoning of 2018

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This year’s films tackled reactions to injustice and moral failing.

Rewind Turned Directors

The Familiar Faces Who Made Waves as Directors in 2018

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Directing may be harder than it looks, but these multitaskers made it look easy.