I told you last year: I like movies.
Anyway, it's now 2019 and the Academy Awards are upon us, so I thought I would, once again, offer my list of the top twenty-five films of 2018.
A couple of notes: I have seen all the Best Picture nominees except one (“Vice”), and there are a couple of other 2018 movies I wanted to see, but didn’t get the chance (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” for example). Also, I didn’t include one documentary that would have possibly made my top ten — “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” — because it was not released in theaters.
Bonus: at the end, I’ll give you the five worst movies I saw in 2018.
(UPDATE: I saw “Free Solo” and “At Eternity’s Gate” after compiling this list, so I updated to include both, which means there are actually 27 films on this Top 25 list. Deal with it.)
Here we go…
As a bonus feature, here are the five worst movies that I saw in 2018, beginning with the worst film of the year. (Although, to be fair, I didn’t see very many films I would actually classify as “bad.” Only the first two below had no redeeming qualities, IMO.)