Favourite 2018 Movies

Top 15 of the year:

1. First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
2. Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson)
3. Bisbee ’17 (Robert Greene)
4. Madeline’s Madeline (Josephine Decker)
5. Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)
6. Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
7. Zama (Lucrecia Martel)
8. Mission: Impossible 6: Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie)
9. The Wild Boys (Bertrand Mandico)
10. Let the Corpses Tan (Cattet & Forzani)
11. The Rider (Chloé Zhao)
12. The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos)
13. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
14. Faces Places (Agnès Varda & JR)
15. The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles)

Next 15 – maybe not all-timers, but I’d watch any one of ’em with you right now:

16. The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (Masaaki Yuasa)
17. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross)
18. Blaze (Ethan Hawke)
19. Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley)
20. The Challenge (Yuri Ancarani)
21. Western (Valeska Grisebach)
22. Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)
23. Makala (Emmanuel Gras)
24. Resolution and The Endless (Benson & Moorhead)
25. Leave No Trace (Debra Granik)
26. Marjorie Prime (Michael Almereyda)
27. Crime + Punishment (Stephen Maing)
28. The Green Fog (Maddin & Johnson)
29. The Wandering Soap Opera (Raoul Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento)
30. The Girl Without Hands (Sébastien Laudenbach)

Late-breaking unranked addition: Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

15 honorable mentions, in viewing order … the ones I wouldn’t necessarily recommend, but I thought about a good bit in the weeks after watching:

The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)
Escapes (Michael Almereyda)
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison)
Primas (Laura Bari)
The Task (Leigh Ledare)
Shirkers (Sandi Tan)
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler)
Annihilation (Alex Garland)
Avengers 3: Infinity War (Anthony & Joe Russo)
Hereditary (Ari Aster)
Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis)
The Sisters Brothers (Jacques Audiard)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen)
Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino)