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…

Suspiria (2018)

Of all my cinematic sins, never having seen Dario Argento’s original Suspiria is arguably one of the biggest. Considered a genre masterpiece, the 1977 cult horror classic seems to have passed me by in all my years of film watching. With the knowledge that a reimagining was coming to screens this year, I decided not…

Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Perhaps more than any other filmmaker right now, or over the last few decades, even if you aren’t fluent in cinema, you can tell when you are watching a Wes Anderson picture. The man’s signature style has become so synonymous with quirk and quality, not just for the curious aesthetic style and whimsical sensibility that…

Okja (2017)

Netflix has become very good as creating huge hype for their big releases, whether it’s a series of an original film. With Okja, the ball of interest began to roll upon the release of the first bizarre trailer, and the film stayed in the press during the length of the Cannes Film Festival both for…

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

When it comes to the work of the Coen brothers, it would be fair to say that my history with their filmography spans an extremely broad spectrum of opinion. Whilst I regard Fargo and True Grit among my very favourite pictures of all time, I have also been greatly disappointed by the likes of Inside Llewyn…

Trainwreck (2015)

During the summer holiday months, the one thing I cherish more than anything at the cinema is a film that small children are not permitted to see. Not only did Judd Apatow’s latest directorial offering Trainwreck provide me with this youngster free solace, but it also just happened to be one of my most anticipated…

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

It has been just over a year since the Twilight saga dotted its I’s and crossed its T’s and came to a conclusion with Breaking Dawn – Part 2. I never took much interest in the franchise, having seen only the first instalment in 2008 and being merely satisfactorily whelmed. I will admit that that…