QUAD Staff Top 10 Films of 2018!
2018, where has it gone?!
It only seems like yesterday we were celebrating our 10th birthday in the miraculous summer heat – and now, it’s December, and we’re just about to walk into 2019!
It’s been a great year, and to celebrate, we’ve picked the brains of our wonderful team to take a look back over the year and find our staff favourite films of 2018:
‘Oh, I loved this film! Humorous, emotional and great cinematography; it made me shed a little tear in the cinema. An interesting look at family bonds through a wonderful cast of outcasts.’ – Hope
9: The Rider
‘A drama telling the story of an American bronco rider who suffers a horrific brain injury, played by a non-professional actor who made his name as an American bronco rider who suffered a career-ending horrific brain injury; The Rider was one of the most ‘authentic’ film experiences I’ve had in years. Cinema at its purest, and an unexpected treat.’ – Alex
8: First Reformed
7: Oh, Lucy
4: Isle of Dogs
…and here’s our staff’s top 3 films of 2018…
‘2018 was a superb year for (relatively low-budget) British cinema, and Possum and Pin Cushion in particular were real highlights. Possum just edges Pin Cushion out of my top five for its sheer inventiveness; visually striking, stunning storytelling with a black, black heart. Taking as its central focus a harrowing plot point of abuse, it moved away from the kitchen-sink sensibility of its subject matter to create a visual feast with some terrifying puppetry. Like Lynch at his best, it crept into my subconscious and refused to leave.’ – Alex
2: Lady Bird
‘…because a female led, directed and written film is my kinda film.’ – Hope
1: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
‘Oh my days, Frances McDormand can ACT!’ – Daisy
‘Exactly what I hoped more and more. Held together by a superb performance by Frances McDormand (a deserved Oscar winner, for once!), I was particularly impressed by the way the film dealt with racism and ‘small-town-ness’. Frances McDormand was also achingly cool – the undercut is here to stay!’ – Alex
So, there it is! What do you think – did we vote well? You can take a look at our QUAD’s Top Films of 2018! to see how this list compares to ticket sales of 2018.
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