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 @filmfesttoday & @hammertonail: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” + the Slamdance/Sundance Films “Fish Bones,” “Instant Dreams” + “The Oslo Diaries”

Over the past week, Film Festival Today ran one review of mine – of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – and Hammer to Nail ran three, all of which were from this year’s Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals (I did not travel to Park City, Utah, but covered both festivals remotely): Fish BonesInstant Dreams and The Oslo Diaries. Here are links to all 4 pieces:

Enjoy!