The thirty best films of 2018

Here’s the full list of thirty. If theres’s a film I regret not writing about, it’s Tully, an acerbic depiction of a pregnant Charlize Theron and her nanny. Whenever Reitman and Theron collaborate, something special happens. Tully is his best to date.

1. Claire’s Camera (Hong Sang-soon)
2. Zama (Lucrecia Martel)
3. Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis)
4. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
5. Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
6. The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles) and They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (Morgan Neville).
7. Free Solo (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin)
8.  First Reformed (Paul Schrader).
9. Museo (Alonso Ruizpalacios)
10. Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
11. Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman)
12. Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley)
13. On the Seventh Day (Jim McKay)
14. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller)
15. Ava (Sadaf Foroughi)
16. Annihilation (Alex Garland)
17. The Day After (Hong Sang-soo)
18. Sollers Point (Matthew Porterfield)
19. 1985 (Yen Tan)
20. Leave No Trace (Debra Granik)
21. Shirkers (Sandi Tan)
22. The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos)
23. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman)
24. Wildlife (Paul Dano)
25.I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni)
26. Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski)
27. BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee)
28. Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)
29.Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh)
30. Tully (Jason Reitman)

4 thoughts on “The thirty best films of 2018

  1. Just saw your number 5. I love The Japanese Mike Leigh. So much humanity and heart, whereas there are much more celebrated directors with such vile and abjection. Almost all of them are multiple Oscar nominated. Warmth and honesty is so underrated on these cynical days. Viva Shoplifters!

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