Best Films of 2018

Selected by Piero Scaruffi
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The following list averages the opinions of my favorite critics plus mine.

Foreign movies show sometimes a year later, so if you can't find a title, check last year's ratings.


Special section: The 2018 Film Festivals

Sundance (jan):
Pete Billington: Wolves in the Walls
Panos Cosmatos: Mandy
Josephine Decker: Madeline's Madeline
Armando Iannucci: The Death of Stalin
Tamara Jenkins: Private Life
Bo Burnham: Eighth Grade
Ari Aster: Hereditary
Bing Liu: Minding the Gap
Carlos Lopez Estrada: Blindspotting
Sam Levinson: Assassination Nation
Jennifer Fox: The Tale
Paul Dano: Wildlife
Boots Riley: Sorry to Bother You
Debra Granik: Leave No Trace
Reinaldo Marcus Green: Monsters and Men


Berlin (feb):
Alonso Ruizpalacios: Museo
Marcelo Martinessi: The Heiresses
Wes Anderson: His Isle Of Dogs
Steven Soderbergh: Unsane
Philip Groening: My Brother's Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot
Aleksey German: Dovlatov
Adina Pintilie: Touch Me Not
Erik Poppe: U - July 22
Lav Diaz: Season of the Devil
Christian Petzold: Transit
Cannes (may):
Director: Title
Venezia (aug):
Director: Title
New York (oct):
Director: Title

Toronto (sep):
Director: Title

Ratings for the 2018 season

MUST SEE...:

7.3 Alex Garland: Annihilation
7.2 Alonso Ruizpalacios: Museo
7.2 Chloe Zhao: The Rider
7.1 Francis Lawrence: Red Sparrow
7.1 Atsuko Hirayanagi: Oh Lucy
7.0 Damon Cardasis: Saturday Church
7.0 Christian Gudegast: Den of Thieves
7.0 Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Before We Vanish
7.0 Alex Ross Perry: Golden Exits
7.0 Rachel Israel:Keep the Change
7.0 Armando Iannucci: The Death of Stalin
7.0 Pete Billington: Wolves in the Walls
7.0 Panos Cosmatos: Mandy
7.0 Josephine Decker: Madeline's Madeline
7.0 Andrea Pallaoro: Hannah
7.0 Marcelo Martinessi: The Heiresses
7.0 Wes Anderson: Isle Of Dogs
7.0 Steven Soderbergh: Unsane
7.0 Philip Groening: My Brother's Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot
7.0 Aleksey German: Dovlatov
7.0 Adina Pintilie: Touch Me Not
7.0 Erik Poppe: U - July 22
7.0 Steven Soderbergh: Unsane
7.0 Anders Walter: I Kill Giants
7.0 Aaron Katz: Gemini
7.0 John Krasinski: A Quiet Place
7.0 Lynne Ramsay: You Were Never Really Here
SO SO...:

6.9 Hiromasa Yonebayashi: Mary and the Witch
6.9 Rainer Sarnet: November
6.9 Gustavo Letelier: El Destello de la Luna
6.8 Nick Park: Early Man
6.8 Lav Diaz: Season of the Devil
6.8 Christian Petzold: Transit
6.8 Derek Nguyen: The Housemaid
6.8 Clint Eastwood: The 15:17 to Paris
6.8 Amber Sealey: No Light and No Land Anywhere
6.8 Andrew Dosunmu: Where Is Kyra
6.7 Andrew Haigh: Lean on Pete
6.7 Joe Martin: Us and Them
6.7 Michael Sucsy: Every Day
6.6 Jaume Collet-Serra: The Commuter
6.6 Scott Cooper: Hostiles
6.6 Raoul Peck: The Young Karl Marx
6.6 Ava DuVernay: A Wrinkle in Time
6.5 Eshom Nelms & Ian Nelms: Small Town Crime
6.5 Ali Soozandeh: Tehran Taboo
6.5 Al Pacino: Salome
Passable...:

6.4 Brian O'Malley: The Lodgers
6.4 Wes Ball: Maze Runner - The Death Cure
6.4 Ryan Coogler: Black Panther
6.4 Xuan Liang & Chun Zhang: Big Fish & Begonia
6.3 Lynn Shelton: Outside In
6.2 Sally Potter: The Party
6.1 Sang-soo Hong: Claire's Camera
6.0 Michael Radford: The Music of Silence
6.0 Brett Donowho: Acts of Violence
6.0 Max Winkler: Flower
6.0 Cory Finley: Thoroughbreds
6.0 Janus Metz: Borg vs. McEnroe
YUCK!...:

5.9 Nicolai Fuglsig: 12 Strong
5.8 John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein: Game Night
5.8 Bavo Defurne: Souvenir
5.8 John Stevenson: Sherlock Gnomes
5.6 John Curran: Chappaquiddick
5.6 Joshua Marston: Come Sunday
5.5 Greg Berlanti: Love Simon
5.5 Steven DeKnight: Pacific Rim Uprising
5.4 Steven Spielberg: Ready Player One
5.4 Paolo Virzi: The Leisure Seeker
5.3 Lisa Addario & Joe Syracuse: Dear Dictator
5.2 Kay Cannon: Blockers
5.1 David Freyne: The Cured
5.0 Eli Roth: Death Wish
5.0 Saul Dibb: Journey's End
5.0 Roland Joffe: The Forgiven
5.0 Carlos & Jason Sanchez: Allure
5.0 Jose Padilha: 7 Days in Entebbe
5.0 Brad Anderson: Beirut
5.0 Richard Lanni: Sgt Stubby - An American Hero
GASP!...:

4.9
4.6 Shawn Christensen: The Vanishing of Sidney Hall
4.6 Adam Rifkin: The Last Movie Star
4.5 Tyler Perry: Acrimony
4.2 Will Gluck: Peter Rabbit
4.2 Brad Peyton: Rampage
4.1 Nash Edgerton: Gringo
4.0 Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
4.0 Johannes Roberts: The Strangers: Prey at Night
4.0 Roar Uthaug: Tomb Raider
4.0 Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig: Winchester
4.0 James Foley: Fifty Shades Freed

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