Friday, January 11, 2019

The Best (and Worst) Films of 2018

My top ten films of 2018. (D) denotes documentary.
1.) Lean on Pete
2.) The Dawn Wall (D)
3.) Won't You Be My Neighbor? (D)
4.) Can You Ever Forgive Me?
5.) Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
6.) Leave No Trace
7.) Who We Are Now
8.) Outside In
9.) Ready Player One
10.) Pick of the Litter (D)
My "second ten": the honorable mentions of 2018 (in alphabetical order): "Bad Times at the El Royale" / "Bathtubs Over Broadway" (D) / "Burning" / "Den of Thieves" / "Destroyer" / "Green Book" / "Science Fair" (D) / "Where is Kyra?" / "Widows" / "The Wife"
And the seven I crossed off to come up with that list: "Bohemian Rhapsody" / "Crazy Rich Asians" / "The Death of Stalin" / "Hal" (D) / "The Mule" / "The Rider" / "Viper Club"
I now see only films I hope I will, and believe there is a reasonable chance I will, enjoy. This resulted in a low number of films seen (212) and an unprecedented high average star rating (2.38). The worst two films of 2018:

All Summers End
The Year of Spectacular Men

Mary Poppins Returns, Second Act, Cold War, On the Basis of Sex, Vice, Holmes and Watson, Welcome to Marwen, Stan & Ollie, Destroyer, Shirkers

Mary Poppins Returns

Second Act

Cold War

On the Basis of Sex


Holmes and Watson

Welcome to Marwen

Stan & Ollie