Best of 2018 #9: Blaze, Paddington 2, First Reformed, The Sisters Brothers | AndersonVision
Ethan Hawke decided to stay on my radar this year with Blaze and First Reformed. While First Reformed is A-MAZING, Blaze hit the personal sweet spots that I love. A biopic about an underground artist (Blaze Foley) that only the most hipster of postmodern country fans acknowledge. If that wasn't enough, it was Hawke shooting a film almost Linklater style using a small circle of friends. The recipe is there for artistic stroke piece, but this was probably the most intimate love story of 2018.