2018's RISING STARS

THE TOP-RATING FILMS OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS

YEAR IN REVIEW
By Charlie David Page
30th December 2018

With the wide and varied year we've had in cinemas, we thought we'd take a look back at the films which really resonated with SWITCH's contributors. We've put all the reviews that scored 4.5 and 5 stars in one handy article, to make sure you didn't miss any gems in 2018!

RELATEDTHE SQUAREA dazzling piece of cinematic invention
RELATEDFACES PLACESThe empathy engine
RELATEDTHE POSTStreep and Spielberg strike gold in portrait of a complex woman
RELATEDSWEET COUNTRYA thunderous Australian masterpiece
RELATEDTHE SHAPE OF WATERA modern fairytale for the adults
RELATEDTHE PARTYOne decadent evening
RELATEDBPMQueer history, honoured and invigorated
RELATEDPHANTOM THREADAn exquisite and delicious delight for the senses
RELATEDLADY BIRDThis is the best version of herself
RELATEDTHAT'S NOT MY DOG!A great laugh-a-minute Aussie night out
RELATEDLOVE, SIMONA joyous and important milestone in mainstream cinema
RELATEDA QUIET PLACEA smart, silent take on the horror genre
RELATEDTULLYIt's a hat-trick of Cody and Reitman
RELATEDTHE SHAPE OF WATERAn Oscar-winning fairytale for the ages
RELATEDMY FRIEND DAHMERA haunting portrait of a serial killer as a young man
RELATEDINCREDIBLES 2The spectacular sequel we've all been waiting for
RELATEDHEREDITARYNothing stays buried
RELATEDLEAVE NO TRACEOverflowing with hope and compassion
RELATEDTHE INSULTA brilliant examination of the nature of conflict
RELATEDLOVE, SIMONA gay coming-of-age story we so sorely needed
RELATEDTHREE IDENTICAL STRANGERSTriple the twists and turns
RELATEDMcQUEENA stunning, meticulous vision of a conflicted artist
RELATEDHEREDITARYAn infernal masterclass in the art of trauma
RELATEDFIRST MANAn incredible and deeply moving journey into the impossible
RELATEDSUSPIRIAAn ecstatic dance to the edge of sanity
RELATEDWIDOWSA captivating thriller beyond measure
RELATEDSORRY TO BOTHER YOUBoots Riley's spectacular satire on race in America
RELATEDCAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?Melissa McCarthy's finest performance to date
RELATEDINCREDIBLES 2A thrilling sequel that defies expectations
RELATEDROMAA transcendent work of memory and cinema
RELATEDCLIMAXAn all-dancing, drug-fuelled nightmare
RELATEDSPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSEAn amazing love letter to our friendly neighbourhood wall-crawler
RELATEDTHE FAVOURITEA delicious work of magnificent insanity
TRENDINGWIN ASTERIX: THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC POTIONAn almighty family animation adventure
TRENDINGWIN TRIPLE THREATThe world's biggest action stars combined
TRENDINGWIN RED JOANJudy Dench's spy drama
TRENDINGWIN WHAT MEN WANTThe power of the mind
TRENDINGWIN MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDINGFall in love with this feed-good romantic comedy
TRENDINGALADDINA whole new world of suffering
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