Top Ten: Films Of 2018

Here we are again folks, we made it! Another year passed and another year of films to assess. I managed to see a record high 74 films at the cinema this year, and if I say so myself, 2018 was a bit of a banger in terms of great releases. It’s been harder to whittle…

Disobedience (2017)

Do you know what I really hate? When a film comes out in the United States and has already been released on home video before it even makes its way to the big screen over here in the UK. Having read and loved Naomi Alderman’s debut novel Disobedience some time ago, I was massively excited…

The Wife (2017)

They say that as you get older, you are supposed to slow down in life, but Glenn Close obviously didn’t get the memo. The legendary actress, now 71 years of age, has made credited appearances in ten films over the last four years, but arguably the last time she received real critical praise in a…

Lucky (2017)

From Pretty In Pink to The Green Mile to Alien to Christine, it feels like Harry Dean Stanton is one of those figures who has always been present in my cinematic memory, not necessarily stealing the show every time, but popping up in both indie and mainstream delights, some of which are firmly woven in…

The Escape (2017)

I know, I know, this is usually what happens during the week of a big Marvel release, but I’m sorry guys, I couldn’t muster the enthusiasm to go and see Ant-Man And The Wasp! I saw and liked the first instalment for what it was, but honestly it feels like about thirteen different Marvel properties…

Apostasy (2017)

Happy August everybody. Nothing says ‘it’s the school holidays and cinemas are being overrun with Marvel films and children’s animations’ than a good old fashioned trip to the small, five row fifth screen at my local multiplex! Though I’ve done my fair share of blockbustering so far this summer, I thought it was about time…

First Reformed (2017)

If you are the kind of person who pays attention to the distributors of films, then you will be well aware that over the past few years the name A24 has come to represent the highest quality of cinema. Titles such as Hereditary, Lady Bird, The Florida Project, Free Fire, Moonlight and 20th Century Women are…