It's easy to claim art serves a purpose, but what exactly is that purpose? How do artists and critics reckon with the images, ideas, and worlds they've created—for better and worse? If art only builds a monument to itself, what value does that hold? In the second part of Peter and Keith Uhlich's look back at the year 2018 in movies, these questions come to the forefront. It's not just what art is but how it strikes us, how it is purposed (or repurposed), and how it becomes part of a dialogue. Though covering just one year of cinema, a list that expands back over a century. The big surprise: who topped their list with film and who topped it with television? Surprises abound in this invigorating discussion.
0:00–2:41 Opening2:41–26:34 Picks for #526:34–41:40 Picks for #441:40–1:00:41 Picks for #31:01:20–1:03:59 Sponsorship Section1:04:47–1:27:08 Picks for #21:27:08–1:30:02 Guest Picks1:30:02–1:59:56 Picks for #11:59:56–2:04:39 Wrap Up 2:05:36–2:08:35 Close / Outtake