We are already in the second month of 2019, and awards season is already reaching its peak when The Oscars hit on the 26th, which means that my ‘Top Ten Movies’ list is a bit overdue. A lot has happened that has caused me to lose track of reviews last year, so it took me a long time to keep making them. On the bright side, 2018 had a lot of great movies, so much so that it was really hard to write a Top Ten list without making a few sacrifices. I will still talk about them in my honorable mentions, but these are the films that stuck out to me the most either by quality, or just how I felt about them. Without further ado, here are my ‘Top Ten Movies of 2018’
I have never seen a film that is quite as relevant as Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’; based on a true story of how black police officer Ron Stallworth managed to infiltrate the upcoming Ku Klux Klan with the help of a surrogate white officer filling in his shoes. The story is supposedly said to have been “outrageous”, albeit “incredible”; there is no other time for a movie like this to be made, or even seen. Very few may call this propaganda, when in reality, it is a wake-up call to the world dealing with the uprising of white supremacy and the Trump presidency; a thought-provoking commentary on racial tensions if ever there was one!