6 January 2019

Mark's Top 10 Films Of 2018

I know, I know - 2018 is soooo last year. It's a good job I don't do these annual roundups for clicks, really, but with real life getting in the way, I've had a bit more time to collect my thoughts on the best films of the last 12 months. It's been a busy year for me and it was only around the halfway mark that I started to realise that it could rival the highs of 2017, which meant I had some catching-up to do before writing this list.

At the time of writing, I haven't yet caught up with some films that are definitely up my alley, like Unsane and The Old Man And The Gun, and confining myself to 10 films means I have to leave off 10 more films I loved, like American Animals, Anna And The ApocalypseAvengers: Infinity WarCoco, First ReformedHotel Artemis, Lady Bird, Mandy, Upgrade, and Widows. Oh, I'd have had the first hour of A Star Is Born in there too, before the bit I'm really trying hard not to call "the afterbirth".

But this list, like those cheeky bonuses, will be alphabetical rather than ranked. They're based on UK release dates, so don't go on about how some of last year's Oscar films are in here and some of this year's aren't. As we charge into the last year of the 2010s, here are my favourites of 2018.