Friday, December 28, 2018
Top Ten Films in 2018
- "Happy as
Lazzaro" (Lazzaro felice |
Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany 2018 | in Italian |
"Happy as Lazzaro" superbly mixes a mysterious fable with social reality and creates a timeless character.
(Hungary 2017 | in Hungarian | 91 min.)
Gorgeously shot in black and white, "1945" grippingly unfolds when two mysterious men arrive at a village in Hungary after World War II has just ended.
(USA 2018 | 95 min.)
Shot in the Bay Area, "Blindspotting" unflinchingly yet eloquently tackles racial issues without cliché.
Republic of Desire ((China/USA 2018 | in
Mandarin | 94 min. | Documentary | My
No Trace (USA 2018 | 109
"Leave No Trace" intimately tells an arresting story about a pair of father and daughter who choose to live off the grid in a forest in Oregon.
- Three Identical Strangers (UK 2018 | 96 min. | Documentary)
A jaw-dropping, entertaining, heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and fascinating story is incredibly unfolded in "Three Identical Strangers."
- Us and Them (后来的我们 | China 2018 | in Mandarin | 120 min.)
Thread (USA 2017 | 129
min. | My
- The Summer Is
Gone (八月 | China 2016| in Mandarin | 106 min. )
With an eloquent storytelling style quite similar to Edward Yang, the new Chinese director Zhang Dalei's (张大磊) "The Summer Is Gone" beautifully captures a 12-year-old boy's idle summer against the backdrop of China's social and economic transformation in the '90s.
((万引き家族 | Japan 2018 | in
Japanese | 121 min. | My