1. THE FAVOURITE
Gorgeous and wicked, Yorgos Lanthimos’s masterpiece is a tour de force behind and in front of the camera.
2. PADDINGTON 2
Another sequel that’s better than the original, which is impossible because the original was so good. Pure happiness.
A dreamscape that breathes in every frame and reveals a mastery of the medium.
4. CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Tender but brutal, the kind of movie that reminds me what a great screenplay can do.
A top-of-his-game Spike Lee joint that sizzles with humor and a biting social commentary.
6. BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
A moody and magnificent trip down a cinematic rabbit hole.
7. ISLE OF DOGS
Another reminder that there is nobody like Wes Anderson and I’m not even sure we deserve him.
8. LOVE, SIMON
The freshest breath of air in movies in years. And long overdue.
9. THE DEATH OF STALIN
A timely political satire that is as hilarious as it is brilliant. A masterclass.
10. GAME NIGHT
The best time I had at the movies all year.