2018 is already coming to an end…WHAT THE HECK!?! It does not feel that long since it started (yes, I say that every year, but that does not make it any less true). Anyway, I have done a fair number of reviews this year and have loved every minute of blogging here. Long may it continue! My goal with the blog for 2019 is to continue reviewing films (primarily new releases), but to also get a bit more in the way of television, literature and video game reviews done than I managed in 2018.
To start it all off, I have a number of new releases that I plan to see in January, the majority of which have already been released in the USA. The later arrivals of the majority of films to our shores is one of my longest standing pet peeves with living in the UK, although it is by no means my most significant one. Anyway, the new releases that I have lined up to see include The Favourite, Welcome to Marwen, The Upside, Beautiful Boy, Mary, Queen of Scots, Glass, Colette, Stan & Ollie, The Front Runner and Vice. I will endeavour to get reviews for all of these up.
I am sure that many of you are wondering when I will post a Top 10 Films of 2018 list, which would be understandable. Well, here is the thing, I have a lot of oddities, one of which being that if I make a Top 10 of the year list then the films on it must all be films that premiered that year. As most of the major Awards’ contenders do not get UK cinema releases until January-March 2019, at the end of March I will list my Top 10 of 2018, as by that point I will (hopefully) have been able to see all of the major Awards contenders. Unlike UK newspapers and magazines, there will not be a list until then as films like The Shape of Water are officially 2017 films, therefore I could only include them in a Top 10 of 2017 list as opposed to Top 10 of 2018.
In the meantime, I wish you all a Happy New Year. Thank you, as always, for reading the content of my blog, and for the month and year ahead I, as ever, wish you Happy Reading!