We’ve paid out the bad, now it’s time to celebrate the good. 2018 was an incredible year for cinema. Here’s our favourites from the year that was.
“The Isle of Dogs is a visual feast for the eyes. The whole production team has put a lot of love and dedication into every minute detail of this film and the result is nothing short of outstanding,” – Josip Knezevic.
“Bradley Cooper’s first outing as a director is an exciting success, but the real star here is Lady Gaga. She lights up the screen with her incredible voice and the on-screen chemistry between her and Cooper makes for one hell of a ride,” – Elle Cahill.
“Few films are as adept at crafting tension as A Quiet Place; prepare to peer through your fingers, dig your nails into the armrest and squirm like you’ve got an eel in your undies,” – Rhys Pascoe.
“In a year completely overstuffed with superhero movies, one very late entry blows the whole lot of them away and manages to completely reinvigorate the genre. It’s also the most satisfying bang-for-your buck blockbuster extravaganza for 2018,” – Corey Hogan.
“Meticulous in its craftsmanship, every frame, facet and fabric in The Shape of Water is dripping with sumptuous detail, from the intricate sets and rich colours, to the grotesque design of the creature himself,” – Rhys Pascoe.
“Hereditary is trauma-inducing, nerve pounding, soul shredding satanic fun for the whole family. It’s yet another stunning debut from a director to watch, and another triumph from the ever-creative A24,” – Corey Hogan.
“When Fallout gets going, boy does it let loose. From a breathless chase through tight Parisian streets to another dizzying dash across London rooftops, the action set pieces arrive one after the other, each more exciting than the last,” – Rhys Pascoe.
“The Favourite is as delightfully fun as its trailers suggest. It’s a wild ride of back-stabbing and manipulation and it’s lead performance from Olivia Colman is unmissable,” – Elle Cahill.
“BlacKkKlansman is funny and electric, placing a microscope on the issues that African American’s are still battling to this day. This brilliant, stranger-than-fiction story is definitely worth a watch,” – Elle Cahill.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an explosive first offering to 2018. It combines wit and sensitivity in a gritty story about one woman’s mission to find her daughter’s killer,” – Elle Cahill.
A Simple Favour
Bad Times at the El Royale
Isle of Dogs image courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
A Star Is Born image courtesy of Roadshow Films
A Quiet Place image courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse image courtesy of Sony Pictures
The Shape of Water image courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
Mission Impossible – Fallout image courtesy of Paramount Pictures
The Favourite image courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
BlackKklansman image © Universal Pictures 2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri image courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox