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Favourite films (and more) of 2018

Some of my yearly highlights (of course they are nowhere near as cool as Barack’s picks)



Favourite films of 2018

Top 5

Border

The Favourite

Roma

The Guilty

Leave No Trace


And my other 20 favourites in alphabetical order:

American Animals

Birds of Passage

Blind Spot

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Cold War

Faces Places

First Reformed

Girl

Green Book

In Fabric

Isle of Dogs

Paddington 2 (also on my 2017 list but a 2018 US release)

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

Shoplifters

The Sisters Brothers

A Star is Born

The Tale

Woman At War

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

You Were Never Really Here


Haven’t yet seen a few that expect to love like The Rider, Sorry To Bother You, etc.


Favourite books: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (looking forward to reading her new one Normal People) and Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne


Favourite TV: Atlanta, Bodyguard, First Dates, The Bisexual, The Good Doctor, The Good Fight, The Great British Bakeoff, The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Il Miracolo, Queer Eye, This Is Us, A Very English Scandal.


Favourite TV moment: Danny Dyer slagging off David Cameron sitting around with his “trotters up”


Favourite meals: Indonesian rijsttafel at Dewi Sri in Rotterdam; pintxos at Nagusia Lau in San Sebastian; tapas at Brunilda in Seville; breakfast at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC; and closer to home…seafood pancake and Korean chicken wings at Bada Tapas in Godalming


Favourite trip (work): Lapland, for an Indigenous Film Conference. Temperature was -36, my nose hairs froze but I got to see some reindeer up close and personal.


Favourite trip (fun): Sitting by the pool with Scott at Melia Hacienda del Conde in Buenavista del Norte in Tenerife; an Icelandic road trip with my friend Laufey from the East Fjords back to Reykjavik.


My firsts this year: riding a Segway (fun!), falling over in the snow in Lapland (cold!)


My favourite music of 2018 is over here. And best earworm here.

Wendy Mitchell is a film and entertainment journalist, film festival consultant, and panel and Q&A moderator.