Tuesday, July 03, 2018

10 Off My Head: First Half of '18

I noticed yesterday that a lot of people are posting their favorite movies of 2018 so far what with the first six months now having officially been flushed down the toilet (sorry for that metaphor but times are hard, you guys) and so hey, why not. Here I am too. I'm not being precious about release dates - several of my choices I saw at Tribeca and haven't gotten their theatrical releases yet but I saw them, and I matter damn it, so just take this as your notice to seek them out when they do come out. And without further ado...

My 10 Favorite Movies of the First Half of 2018

(dir. Ari Aster) - review here

(dir. Francois Ozon) - review here

(dir. Alex Garland) - review here

(dir. Sebastian Lelio) - review here

(dir. Atsuko Hirayanagi)  - review here

(dir. Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas) 

(dir. Shawn Snyder)  - review here

(dir. Jeremiah Zagar) 

(dir. Lynne Ramsay) 

(dir. Xavier Legrand)  - review here

Runners-up: Tully (dir. Jason Reitman), Paddington 2 (dir. Paul King), Unsane (dir. Soderbergh), Diane (dir. Kent Jones), Summer 1993 (dir. Carla Simón), Sorry to Bother You (dir. Boots Riley), The Strange Ones (dir. Christopher Radcliff& Lauren Wolkstein), All About Nina (dir. Eva Vives), Leave No Trace (dir. Granik)

What are your favorite movies of 2018 so far?


Pierce said...

I haven't been to that many movies in the theatre this year. I liked Book Club and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and didn't care for Love, Simon.

JB said...

Black Panther
Where is Kyra
A Quiet Place
Paddington 2

To be fair, there's a lot I haven't seen yet, but that's a pretty strong 5.

Anonymous said...

My top 3 so far would be:

Black Panther
A Quiet Place

The others I've seen so far this year have been varying degrees of good but none for a top of the year list: A Wrinkle in Time; Love, Simon; Ocean's 8; Ready Player One

Anonymous said...

And don't even get me started on the distribution schedule this year. This spring was insane with women-lead films (Annihilation, Red Sparrow, Tomb Raider, Life of the Party, Tully, I Feel Pretty, Overboard) that were all released so closely together and I just couldn't get to them and I feel like now the pickings are slim.

Scott said...

I thought my favorite was The Rider - but if The Strange Ones can count, it may be that. I really appreciate you writing about it. I may have missed it otherwise and I loved it. Beyond those two, Double Lover, and sure, Paddington 2 (although I may have slightly preferred the first one).

Marcello Talone said...

Claire's Camera
Black Panther

But I've seen very few films this year.