My favourite moving images of 2018


At the date of publishing, here are my favourite moving images (seen via cinemas, art galleries, etc) that received their world premiere in 2018.

25. Gulyabani // Gürcan Keltek (trailer)

24. Enceindre // Luke Fowler

23. Mimesis: African Soldier // Jon Akomfrah

22. The Return // Malene Choi (trailer)

21. Black Mother // Khalik Allah (trailer)

20. Monelle // Diego Marcon (trailer)

19. Becoming Animal // Emma Davie, Peter Mettler (trailer)

18. Crazy Rich Asians // John M. Chu (trailer)

17. One or Two Questions // Kristina Konrad (trailer)

16. The Favourite // Yorgos Lanthimos (trailer)

15. Between my flesh and the world’s fingers // Talena Sanders (excerpt)

14. Aykan // Sebastian Buerkner

13. Ray & Liz // Richard Billingham (trailer)

12. Extinction // Salomé Lamas (trailer)

11. Black Pond // Jessica Sarah Rinland (trailer)

10. The Sun Quartet // Colectivo Los Ingravidos

9. Your Face // Tsai Ming Liang (trailer)

8. Shoplifters // Hirokazu Kore-eda (trailer)

7. Antigone // Tacita Dean

6. WORDS/ PLANETS // Laida Lertxundi

5. Consensual Healing // Carolyn Lazard (watch the full film on Vimeo)

4. Happy as Lazzaro // Alice Rohrwacher (trailer)

3. TERROR NULLIUS // Soda Jerk (trailer)

2. Make Me Up // Rachel Maclean (trailer)

1. The Grand Bizarre // Jodie Mack

I contributions to a selection of end of year round-ups, with various conflicting/complementary rules and regulations for: Sight & Sound; NotebookCineVue and The Skinny. I also voted in the Online Film Critics Society’s annual awards.