2018 Film Year in Review!

2018 Film Year in Review from Chris Feil on Vimeo.

Presenting: my 2018 Year In Review video montage! In lieu of brief write-ups on a listicle, I opted to teach myself iMovie (be gentle!) to wrap up the movie year as it comes to an end. Featured in the video are my Top 20 films of the year, preceded by a quick love note thrown at the year overall and mentions for every film featured on my overall yearly ballot. Speaking of which, below is the rest of my year-end ballot!

BEST DIRECTOR
Marielle Heller – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Hirokazu Kore-eda – Shoplifters
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Steve McQueen – Widows

BEST ACTRESS
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Viola Davis – Widows
Kathryn Hahn – Private Life
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
Ben Foster – Leave No Trace
Paul Giamatti – Private Life
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Lakeith Stanfield – Sorry to Bother You

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sakura Andô – Shoplifters
Mackenzie Davis – Tully
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Molly Parker – Madeline’s Madeline
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk
Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give
Nicholas Hoult – The Favourite
Stephen Yeun – Burning

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Favourite
Let the Sunshine In
Private Life
Support the Girls
Tully

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Burning
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
Wildlife
Zama

BEST ENSEMBLE
Black Panther
If Beale Street Could Talk
Shoplifters
Sorry to Bother You
Support the Girls

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Burning
Let the Sunshine In
Roma
Shoplifters
Zama

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Monrovia, Indiana
Won’t You Be My Neighbor

BEST EDITING
BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Tully
Widows

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BlacKkKlansman
Blindspotting
Burning
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma

BEST SOUND
Annihilation
Hereditary
Roma
A Star Is Born
Suspiria

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Black Panther
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
If Beale Street Could Talk
Sorry to Bother You
Suspiria

BEST ART DIRECTION
Annihilation
Hereditary
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
Suspiria

BEST SCORE
BlacKkKlansman
Eighth Grade
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
We the Animals

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Black Panther – “All The Stars”
Hearts Beat Loud – “Hearts Beat Loud”
A Star is Born – “Always Remember Us This Way”
A Star is Born – “Shallow”
A Wrinkle in Time – “Flower of the Universe”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Annihilation
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Christopher Robin
First Man

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR
Black Panther
Border
The Favourite
Suspiria
Zama

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Helena Howard – Madeline’s Madeline
Jong-seo Jeon – Burning
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER
Ari Aster – Hereditary
Carlos López Estrada – Blindspotting
Crystal Moselle – Skate Kitchen
Boots Riley – Sorry to Bother You
Jeremiah Zagar – We the Animals

THE TOP 20 FILMS OF 2018

  1. If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Shoplifters
  3. The Favourite
  4. Private Life
  5. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  6. Tully
  7. Madeline’s Madeline
  8. Wildlife
  9. Widows
  10. Hereditary
  11. Annihilation
  12. First Reformed
  13. Burning
  14. Leave No Trace
  15. Monrovia, Indiana
  16. Zama
  17. Let the Sunshine In
  18. Minding the Gap
  19. Blockers
  20. Support the Girls
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