The Best and Worst of 2018

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. A Quiet Place
  2. Isle of Dogs
  3. Deadpool 2
  4. Aquaman
  5. Anon
  6. The House That Jack Built
  7. Charlie Says
  8. Sorry to Bother You

Worst Films

  1. Peter Rabbit
  2. Replicas
  3. Deep Blue Sea 2
  4. Snake Outta Compton
  5. The Nun

Best Director

Ari Aster – Hereditary
John Krasinski – A Quiet Place (*)
David Leitch – Deadpool 2
Andrew Niccol – Anon
James Wan – Aquaman

Best Original Screenplay

Anon (*)
The Happytime Murders
The Perfection
Sorry to Bother You

Best Adapted Screenplay

Charlie Says (*)
Constantine: City of Demons
Deadpool 2
Watership Down

Best Actor

Matt Dillon – The House That Jack Built
Sam Elliott – The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2
Alexander Skarsgård – Mute
Matt Smith – Charlie Says (*)

Best Actress

Toni Collette – Hereditary (*)
McKenna Grace – The Bad Seed
Isabelle Huppert – Greta
Alicia Vikander – Tomb Raider
Lydia Wilson – Requiem

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin – Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 (*)
Julian Dennison – Deadpool 2
Paul Rudd – Mute
Forest Whitaker – How It Ends

Best Supporting Actress

Zazie Beetz – Deadpool 2
Ann Dowd – Hereditary
Danai Gurira – Black Panther
Sian Reese-Williams – Requiem
Tilda Swinton – Suspiria (*)

Best Cinematography

Elizabeth Harvest (*)
Picnic at Hanging Rock

Best Special Effects

Mortal Engines
Rampage (*)

Best Production Design

Isle of Dogs (*)
The Monkey King 3
Mortal Engines
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms