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

End-of-Summer @hammertonail Documentary Coverage

Over the course of August and into the start of September, Hammer to Nail ran 5 reviews of mine of new documentary films, and 2 interviews with documentary directors. Here are the links:

Enjoy!

5 Reviews @filmfesttoday & @hammertonail: “Black Panther” and “A Fantastic Woman” + the Slamdance/Sundance Films “Ingrid,” “Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End” and “Sunnyside”

This past week, Film Festival Today ran one review of mine – of Black Panther– and Hammer to Nail ran four, of A Fantastic Woman and three more Slamdance films: IngridMr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End and Sunnyside. Here are links to all 5 pieces:

Enjoy!