To round out the lists of my favorite things from 2018 (my top five games list can be found here and my top three anime can be found here), I finally sifted through enough movies to create a list of my top five favorites from last year. If there any trends among my picks, I would say that this was a very strong year for patient, transcendentalist stories. It was also a great year for foreign features, smaller fare, and superhero flicks. In terms of honorable mentions, Black Panther featured one of the most compelling villains in the history of action movies, If Beale Street Could Talk was a wonderfully melancholic followup from Moonlight, and Roma dazzled visually.
You can check out the list of my top five favorite movies of 2018 over at GameRVW.