The Best Movies of 2018 According to CityBeat’s Film Critic


What a year it has been for your friendly neighborhood film critic. Besides the typical responsibility of keeping a critical eye on the films opening in our market, I assumed the role of curator/programmer for the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival (newly rebranded after a strong run as ReelAbilities Cincinnati).

Expanding my purview of the film scene has had a direct impact on my approach to this 2018 top 10 list. I want readers to appreciate how these narratives speak, not only to each of us, but also to one another. Imagine a Robert Altman-esque dialogue taking place over the course of the year, with me serving as your own private translator. Here’s what I think this year wants you to remember. (tt stern-enzi)