Sunday 2 January 2022

Ace Black's List: The 10 Best Movies Of 2018

More than 90 movies from 2018 have been reviewed on the Ace Black Movie Blog. Here are the 10 best:

Directed by José Padilha.
Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, and Eddie Marsan.
A clear-eyed recreation of the infamous 1976 airline hijacking and subsequent rescue operation, covering all perspectives with an infusion of cultural reckoning. Full review.

Directed by Nick Hamm.
Starring Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, and Corey Stoll.
A bedazzling, humorous, and glossy character-driven drama about friendship and the pursuit of grand dreams. Full review.


Directed by Jason Reitman.
Starring Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis.
A social drama with moments of humour deviously poking at the darker and often unspoken perils of motherhood. Full review.

Directed by John Krasinski.
Starring John Krasinki and Emily Blunt.
A cerebral horror movie about murderous monsters decimating the planet but also unleashing human ingenuity and a family's fierce will to survive. Full review.

Directed by Ryan Coogler.
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, and Lupita Nyong'o.
A refreshingly smart, engaging, and relevant superhero movie weaving themes of influence and cultural responsibility into a rich action-filled narrative. Full review.

Directed by Spike Lee.
Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Topher Grace.
A jocular biographical police investigation drama, and a slick exposition of hardened bigotry corroding American society. Full review.

Directed by Anthony Maras.
Starring Dev Patel, Anupam Kher, and Armie Hammer.
An unblinking 360 degree recreation of the horrific 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, portraying selfless bravery amidst unfolding panic and deadly coordinated mayhem. Full review.

Directed by Peter Farrelly.
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, and Linda Cardellini.
A road trip buddy movie through the heart of prejudice, exploring the tenets of friendship, mutual respect, and an awakening to the road still ahead. Full review.

Directed by Steve McQueen.
Starring Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya, and Robert Duvall.
A crime-and-corruption drama and thriller, and an intricate character-rich story mixing heist thrills with power-hungry clan rivalry and political connivance. Full review.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
Starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.
A beautifully constructed slice-of-life drama delving into family and social dynamics, class divides, and dependencies within the cultural and streetscape environment of Mexico City in the early 1970s. Full review.

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