Close-up Culture’s James Prestridge names his 10 favourite films of 2018 (based on UK release dates).
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
In a year of impressive horror films, the ingenuity John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place was the pick of the bunch.
8) Assassination Nation
An unapologetically brash and aesthetically stimulating take on the anarchical chaos of internet culture.
7) The Shape Of Water
Guillermo del Toro’s best work since Pan’s Labyrinth.
6) You Were Never Really Here
Lynne Ramsey and Joaquin Phoenix are the perfect combination for this dark and unforgiving story.
5) A Star Is Born
“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
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
“Ana By Day is the type of gripping and visually enticing cinema I dream of watching.” Read the full review…
A masterful and epic work from Alfonso Cuarón.
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.