TDF Film Podcast 52 - Ten Films from 2018

Welcome to the extremely infrequent, but stubbornly persistent TDF Film Podcast! Our old team of John White and Matt Shingleton are still knocking about, getting greyer and wheezing more these days, but still game when you shove a microphone at their increasingly craggy faces. We missed out on recording our usual End of Year Filmcast for 2018, but our tardiness has reaped unexpected dividends because a new year has delivered unto us three new fresh-faced contributors! Our colleagues Andy Winter, Jack Godwin, and Leon Oteng have popped round to help us compile a list of Ten Films from 2018.

The format is pretty simple: Five contributors each choose two films to highlight and discuss from their personal Top 10 lists of 2018, that way we can form a sort of informal overall Top10 for the year. Along the way we’ll also be reviewing the year in general (including all those pesky comic book films!) and briefly touching upon the films from 2019 that we can’t wait to see. We hope you will agree with some of our picks or find something new to seek out!

The Ten Films from 2018 that we will be discussing, are as follows:

John: An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn and Possum
Andy: 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) and You Were Never Really Here
Jack: Annihilation and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Leon: Blindspotting and A Prayer Before Dawn
Matt: Black 47 and The Old Man & the Gun

And here are our individual Top 10 Films of 2018:

John White:
1. An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
2. Leave No Trace
3. Possum
4. Isle of Dogs
5. Mandy
6. Ghostland
7. The Sisters Brothers
8. Under the Rose (Bajo la Rosa)
9. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
10. The Old Man & the Gun

Andy Winter
1. 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
2. You Were Never Really Here
3. Phantom Thread
4. Cold War
5. The House That Jack Built
6. Let the Sunshine In
7. First Reformed
8. Peterloo
9. Sorry to Bother You
10. Shoplifters

Jack Godwin:
1. Widows
2. Blindspotting
3. Black Panther
4. Shoplifters
5. Crazy Rich Asians
6. Annihilation
7. Duck Butter
8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
9. Leave No Trace
10. Sorry to Bother You

Leon Oteng:
1. Blindspotting
2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
3. Widows
4. Sorry to Bother You
5. Black Panther
6. A Prayer Before Dawn
7. Annihilation
8. You Were Never Really Here
9. Shoplifters
10. The Old Man & the Gun

Matt Shingleton:
1. The Old Man & the Gun
2. First Man
3. Black 47
4. Peterloo
5. The Incredibles 2
6. Isle of Dogs
7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
8. 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
9. Leave No Trace
10. Avengers: Infinity War

Episode 52 contributors: John White (host), Andy Winter, Jack Godwin, Leon Oteng and Matt Shingleton

As always we hope you'll get in touch with us in the comments section if you feel like chiming in on the subject at hand!

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