Looking back: the best films of 2018
The calendar year spans two crucial 'before' and 'after' periods in the film industry. There's what came before, and what happens after the Oscars. As 2018 draws to a close, we round up the best movies on both sides – award-winning stunners and promising new titles to storm the 2019 season.
This is the first year we can reflect on the fruits of the revelations that began with Harvey Weinstein in 2017, the likes of which are still coming out now. The #MeToo movement is inspiring a revolution of empowerment: several of our picks are directed by women, and many more are telling stories with a different focus. It's a call to arms, an urge for change.
Superheroes and outcasts, musicians and criminals, lovers and families: 2018 was bold and brilliant for films, with fiction starting to better reflect the mirrors we face long after the credits have ended.