Favourites 2018


Here are my twelve favourite films of 2018, selected from the 55 film reviews I published this year and over 120 movies viewed. They stand out for me because of their power to entertain, inform, provoke, confront, and inspire.

It would be nice to say that this was an outstanding year for cinema, but that is not possible. Perhaps this reflects a decline or a hiatus in film quality, or more likely that the visual media space is going through radical transformation with new platforms, players, and audience expectations.  While the Hollywood business model is being shaken to its core, global film literacy has never been higher. In an increasingly secular world, film continues to fill a void with messages of hope, morality, beauty, and love. Long may it live.

What are your standout films of 2018?

A Star is Born (2018)

Foxtrot (2017)

Darkest Hour (2017)

Ladies in Black (2018)

Summer 1993 (2018)

Leave No Trace (2018)

The Wife (2018)

Lucky (2017)

Tully (2018)

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society (2018)

The Death of Stalin (2017)

The Greatest Showman (2017)