Let me emphatically state 2018 was an extraordinary year for cinema.
It was a magnificent year for cinema in 2018. Here were ten motion pictures and five documentaries I absolutely adored.
A Second Twenty (because I can)
As of the publication of this article, I’d watched 387 features for the very first time, 204 of which were released to domestic U.S. theatres during the calendar year or are scheduled to get a release during the first quarter of 2019.
Without further ado, I predict the Oscar will go to:
It can safely be said that predicting the nominees, let alone the eventual winners, of the 90th annual Academy Awards, is as difficult this year as it has ever been.
In regards to 2017, there was undeniably plenty to love. From the sight of Diana of Themyscira making the decision to walk into the middle of No Man’s Land alone in Wonder Woman, to four best friends rediscovering their bonds of familial sisterhood in Girls Trip, to a father sitting quietly with his despondent teenage son speaking to him with a level of empathetic understanding that helps ease the pain in Call Me by Your Name, to a little girl facing down a gigantic figure dressed in black riding a gigantic stallion in the middle of an isolated corn field in American Fable, the volume of memorable moments is simply off the charts.
It’s hard to imagine I won’t be treasuring Baker’s The Florida Project for decades to come.
Here are 20 more titles I feel would be right at home on anyone’s 2017 Top Ten list.