Monday, January 14, 2019

Best of 2018: Top 10 Films of the Year

If you follow the awards season, you'll probably hear a lot about Alfonso Cuaron's visually stunning "Roma", Bradley Cooper's heart-stirring "A Star is Born" or the cultural phenomenon that is "Black Panther". Yet while all of these are certainly worthy of praise, it's a testament to the strength of this year's films that none of them made my final Top 10. Cinema in 2018 indeed offered an embarrassment of riches, with an extensive variety to suit every taste. As you'll see below, the year's highlights represented virtually every genre of filmmaking possible, forcing some of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make for a year's best list. Both of my honorable mentions for example, are as strong as any film in the list and were seriously considered.

But ultimately, the year belonged to one special film for me. While it has been unfathomably underappreciated in the general Best Picture conversation thus far, it delivered everything I could have wanted and more. Find out which film took that #1 position, as I present to you my Top 10 Films of 2018, with excerpts from my reviews:

Honorable Mention: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Hale County This Morning, This Evening

10. Happy as Lazzaro
(directed by Alice Rohrwacher)

9. Free Solo
(directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)

8. Hereditary
(directed by Ari Aster)

7. Whitney
(directed by Kevin Macdonald)

6. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
(directed by Morgan Neville)

5. A Quiet Place
(directed by John Krasinski)

4. Widows
(directed by Steve McQueen)

3. If Beale Street Could Talk
(directed by Barry Jenkins)

2. The Favourite
(directed by Yorgos Lanthimos)

1. First Man
(directed by Damien Chazelle)

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