Mr. Reed’s Metaphysical Neighborhood Presents the Best (and Worst) Films of 2018

[For an explanation of my blog-post title, check out my “best of” list from 2013.]

Below, you will find lists of my favorite films of the year, divided by documentary (nonfiction) and narrative (fiction) formats. Not all the movies mentioned have received a significant release in 2018, though many of them did; the others may still be making the festival rounds, or may have only been released abroad, or only online (something evermore common, so almost not worth mentioning). Where I have previously written reviews of a movie (whether for Film Festival Today or Hammer to Nail), the title of that movie is hyperlinked to my original review. In the case of the one film among my Top 20 choices which I did not review, I include a brief capsule description of it, here (and link to its distributor’s website). Where, in the “honorable mentions” section, I have not reviewed a film, I have hyperlinked the title to the movie’s IMDb page. Continue reading

4 Reviews and 1 Interview @hammertonail: “Coming to My Senses,” “The Dark,” “Genderbende,” “The Island” and “Love Means Zero”

Hammer to Nail ran 5 more pieces of mine in the past few weeks, including an interview of a filmmaker whose film I saw at the Annapolis Film Festival, 2 reviews of films I saw at the Maryland Film Festival, 1 review of a film I saw at the Tribeca Film Festival, plus 1 film out in the world right now. See below for links:

Enjoy!