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The 10 Best Films Of 2018

Close-up Culture’s James Prestridge names his 10 favourite films of 2018 (based on UK release dates).


10) BlacKKKlansman

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Spike Lee ridicules the ineptitude and senselessness of white nationalists in a well-balanced comedy-drama that ends on a particularly salient note.

9) A Quiet Place

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In a year of impressive horror films, the ingenuity John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place was the pick of the bunch.

8) Assassination Nation

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An unapologetically brash and aesthetically stimulating take on the anarchical chaos of internet culture.

7) The Shape Of Water

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Guillermo del Toro’s best work since Pan’s Labyrinth.

6) You Were Never Really Here

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Lynne Ramsey and Joaquin Phoenix are the perfect combination for this dark and unforgiving story.

5) A Star Is Born

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A Star Is Born is Hollywood at its soaring best, expertly strumming at the heartstrings and taking us on a journey we will not forget. Deserving of a standing ovation.” Read the full review…

4) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Martin McDonagh’s film is angry, sardonic and moving. A variety that is reflected in its wonderful performances – from the formidable Frances McDormand to the dotish Samara Weaving.

3) Ana By Day

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“Ana By Day is the type of gripping and visually enticing cinema I dream of watching.” Read the full review…

2) Roma

romaA masterful and epic work from Alfonso Cuarón.

1) Holiday

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Isabella Eklöf gifts us an unforgettable film that pulls no punches in its portrayal of a young woman (Victoria Carmen Sonne) in an abusive relationship.

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