As well as this, we have taken a walk down the lane of our most disappointing films of 2018. However, in this last entry into in our Best of 2018 awards, we crown our winner of the best film of 2018.
Now all films are subjective, so our list might look completely different than yours, also we didn’t get to see every film this year which means we will be only drawing our Top 15 from the 90 films we did get to see, which you can see a list of HERE.
While it was a great year for cinema, not everything worked, so here are our most disappointing films of 2018. These are not necessarily the worst films of the year, though they are there as well, some of these are films that failed to live up to expectations.
Now I didn’t get to see every film of the year, so there may be some missing here, also I tend to avoid things if they look like they will be trash (most of the time). So there could be some stinkers of the year which I have gratefully missed. You can see all the films we reviewed HERE.
So here are our most disappointing films of 2018 –
It was an amazing year for Australian Cinema, with each film I saw knocking it out of the park. There were intimate documentaries, films that held up a mirror to society, and those that brought action to a new level.
It was also a great year for overseas films made in Australia like Aquaman, but in this list, we will be looking more at the locally made Australian productions/co-productions.
So without further ado, these are the best of Australian Cinema in 2018. Be warned that there will be some big spoilers ahead for the films in question.
As I have gotten older I am not afraid
of having a good old-fashioned ugly cry in the cinemas when the time calls for it,
and hell I probably got emotional just writing this list (Spoiler: I did). Sometimes
they are tears of grief, sometimes they are tears of joy, and even still
sometimes they are tears of anger.
Emotion is a core part of the cinema experience, and if you can’t get us to
emotional respond to your characters and/or
the situation, well then I am sorry you have failed in making a good film.
So without further ado, these are the films of 2018 that emotionally wrecked us.
Be warned that there will be some big spoilers ahead for the films in
Also, there were so many films that
emotionally moved me this year, these are only the top five, you can see them
One of the benefits of film is that it is a visual media, and that means that it can do in
a frame what it might take a book a number of pages to pull off. Where we see
this the most is in its ability to build worlds in front of us.
These worlds could be great space operas that explore galaxies, or a small
period piece that look back in time, or anything really. But when every part of
the film is being used to tell a story, you know it is good.
So without further ado, these are films that showed an excellence in Worldbuilding 2018. Be warned that there may be
some slight spoilers ahead for the films in question.
In a world full of dower grittiness, it is nice sometimes to sit back, crack a cold one, and
just enjoy some fun, and God knows in 2018 we needed it. So today, I take a
moment to champion those films that brought the fun, whether through upbeat
action, one laugh after another, or that silliness that brings a smile to your
So without further ado, these are films that brought the fun in 2018. Be warned
that there may be some slight spoilers ahead for the films in question.
Animation is a form of filmmaking
that is often related to second-tier
status, something just for kids. This is by both the organisations giving out
the awards and also by the very guilds
that are meant to be promoting their member’s work. However, they are not second-tier films, and in many ways, it is the animated films that are pushing
the frontiers of filmmaking and what is possible, and they should be championed
for the work that they do.
Animated films can be hand drawn, stop/clay motion, computer generated, it does
not matter, but all of them show amazing techniques of hundreds of artists that
bring the work to life.
So without further ado, these are the animated films that showed us the glory
of animation in 2018. Be warned that there may be some slight spoilers ahead
for the films in question.