"Enough of the Oscars, BAFTAs, SAGs, etc. - what were your favourite films of 2018, Edward James Beesley?" I heard... maybe one person ask.
For those of you who know me, I'm a pretty big movie fan. Thanks to my Cult Membership at @curzoncinemas , I saw over 100 films in 2018.
Figuring that I should put this time spent into some semblance of posterity, I like to compile a list of what I believed to be the best films, performances, scripts and technical elements to cinema each year. I run January to December, so no cynically squeezing all the Oscar-bait into one month so that I can remember to consider it.
I have to be honest and say that 2018 was definitely no 2017, in my opinion. However, 2017 was (in my opinion) one of the finest years in cinema this century (ever?). This year, it was decidedly less stressful picking out my ten Best Picture picks.
However, for the second year in a row (and actually even more so in 2018) the most difficult to chose category has been Best Leading Actress. There are some really fantastic, high profile, and lesser celebrated performances that nye on any other year would have been assured of a nod. Although I was perhaps disappointed in the year as a whole, the sheer calibre and range of great female performances out there has been utterly immense. There were a good dozen performances that were so hard to whittle down to just five.
Well, let me know if you agree of thoroughly disagree with my humble opinion on 2018 in film.
I'l try to remember to announce my winners on Sunday!
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