Top 10 Best Movies of 2018

2018 delivered plenty of idiosyncratic and controversial films and these 10 are worth celebrating

Let me be frank for a moment; 2018 was a year of pretty disposable films. Highly anticipated films like Suspiria and Solo: A Star Wars Story all disappointed big time, while supposedly award favourites like A Star Is Born and Widows were enjoyable but not spectacular. Smaller indie films such as You Were Never Really Here left me torn and big blockbusters, such as Avengers: Infinity War, with a promise to blow me away, were flawed yet extremely fun. To put in more context, I did not give my highest grade (A+) to any movies this year. Even though there was no Lady Bird or Arrival this year, there was still plenty of awesome movies that did leave me glued to the screen. Movies like A Quiet Place, Burning, Bumblee, Black Panther, The Incredibles 2, and Halloween were all great films that just missed my top 10 but are still worth seeing nevertheless. However, these next 10 are all films that reminded me of the power of cinema, emotionally, politically, or technically.

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‘Hereditary’ Review: Toni Collette Battles Family Demons In This Tense And Crafty Horror Film

Ari Aster has created a horror movie that will stay with you long after its credits

From the time it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, critics have been raving about A24’s new artsy and challenging Hereditary. Horror films in the vein of The Witch and It Comes At Night are precisely the breath of fresh air critics seem to want. For the general audience, these types of horror films have been widely rejected. Only movies like The Conjuring or Get Out have managed to capture both the mainstream audience and critics alike. As for Hereditary, it is yet another horror film that will only further divide audience and critics.

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