Showing posts from 2018

Fade Out: The Best films of 2018

25. Ghost stories (Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, UK, 2017) I know some didn't like this but I thought it came very close to understanding how horror and comedy derive from the same irrational place. 24. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, US, 2018) The year's surprise entry, perhaps fittingly given we've lost both Steve Ditko and Stan Lee in recent months. Person ally I'm not a fan of the 'Spider-Verse' comics but the story is told with visual panache. 23. Loveless [Nelyubov] (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia, 2017) This tale of a young boy's disappearance from Andrey Zvyagintsev ( Leviathan , et al) is an acerbic allegory about the sorry state of Russia today. 22. Cold War (Pawel Pawilkowski, Poland/UK/France, 2018) There's no doubting it looks absolutely gorgeous although I find Pawel Pawlikowski's perfectly executed formalism, as in previous work such as I da , leaves me a