The Best and Worst Films of 2018

Best Picture

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, Barry Jenkins’ exquisite adaptation of the James Baldwin classic, is the Best Film of 2018.

Rounding out the Top Ten Films of 2018 are:

Honorable Mention

Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Dir. The Coen Brothers
The Sisters Brothers, Dir. Jacques Audiard
Widows, Dir. Steve McQueen
Love, Cecil, Dir. Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Incredibles 2, Dir. Brad Bird
Cold War, Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
Mandy, Dir. Panos Cosmatos
Isle of Dogs, Dir. Wes Anderson
Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Dir. Morgan Neville
Minding the Gap, Dir. Bing Liu
A Fantastic Woman, Dir. Sebastian Lelio
Mary Poppins Returns, Dir. Rob Marshall

Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role

Considered:

Glenn Close, The Wife
Viola Davis, Widows
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role

Considered:
Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
John C. Reilly, The Brothers Sisters

Best Performance by an Actor

in a Supporting Role

Considered:

Steven Yeun, Burning
Brian Tyree Henry, If Beale Street Street Could Talk
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Tim Blake Nelson, Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Performance by an Actress

in a Supporting Role

Considered:
Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
Danai Gurira, Black Panther
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Ashlie Atkinson, Blackkklansmen

Best Director

Considered:

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansmen
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Nadine Labaki, Capernaum
Chloe Zhao, The Rider

Best Cinematography

Considered:

If Beale Street Could Talk
Black Panther
Roma
Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Costumes and Art Direction

Considered for Art Direction: Black Panther

Considered for Costume Design:
Black Panther
Superfly
Mary Poppins Returns

Special Citation:

Anyone who believes that Lada Gaga’s vocals in A Star is Born are earth-shattering needs to see Amazing Grace, which captures an electrifying Aretha Franklin in her prime. WOW! WIND is the recently assembled, last film of the great Orson Welles. Nuff said.

2018’s Biggest Disappoints

Welcome to Marwen, Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Vice, Dir. Adam McKay
On the Basis of Sex, Dir. Mimi Leder
Mid90s, Dir. Jonah Hill
Destroyer, Dir. Karyn Kusama
Mary Queen of Scots, Dir. Josie Rourke
Stan and Ollie, Dir. Jon S. Baird
Bad Times at the El Royale, Dir. Drew Goddard
Beautiful Boy, Dir. Felix Van Groeningen
Bohemian Rhapsody, Dir. Bryan Singer

2018’s Most Overrated Films

Shoplifters, Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda
First Reformed, Dir. Paul Scharader
A Star is Born, Dir. Bradley Cooper
Hereditary, Dir. Ari Aster
A Quiet Place, Dir.John Krasinski
Green Book, Dir. Peter Farrelly

Worst Film of 2018

Rounding out the 10 Worst Films of 2018 are:

Slenderman, Dir. Sylvain White
15:17 to Paris, Dir. Clint Eastwood
Robin Hood, Dir. Otto Bathhurst
Winchester, Dir. Michael and Peter Spierig
Gotti, Dir. Kevin Connolly
Fifty Shades Freed, Dir. James Foley
Death Wish, Dir. Eli Roth
Peppermint, Dir. Pierre Morel
A Wrinkle in Time, Dir. Ava DuVernay
The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Dir. Fede Alvarez
Venom, Dir. Ruben Fleischer

Worst Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role

Considered:

John Travolta, Gotti
Liam Neeson, The Commuter
Oscar Isaacs, Operation Finale

Worst Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role

Considered:

Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie
Taraji P. Henson, Acrimony
Jodie Foster, Hotel Artemis
Dakota Johnson, 50 Shades Freed

The Worst Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Worst Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Considered:

Rosemund Pike, 7 Days in Entebbe
Rachel McAdams, Disobedience
Entire Female Cast of Slenderman

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