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 – of “Moko Jumbie,” “United We Fan,” “Witkin and Witkin” and “Yours in Sisterhood” – plus 1 Interview – for “This Is Home” – @hammertonail

Hammer to Nail ran five pieces of mine last week: 3 additional reviews from the  2018 AFI DOCS festival, 1 more interview from the 2018 Maryland Film Festival, plus 1 review of a film playing around the film at other festivals. Here are the links::

Enjoy!

9 Pieces @hammertonail: 5 Reviews and 4 Interviews

Hammer to Nail ran 9 more pieces of mine in the last week, including an interview of a filmmaker whose film I saw at the SXSW Film Festival, but which I conducted back here in Baltimore. There were 3 more interviews, of which two were from the Maryland Film Festival, plus 5 reviews. See below for links:

Enjoy!