Happenings

Film Fight 2018: May

The quietest month in a while, with only 6 films in the fight for May.

Kodachrome

Avengers: Infinity War

Pickpockets

Axis

Deadpool 2

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The May Winner

Honestly, there are plenty of decent movies this month. I didn’t dislike any of them… but I don’t love any of them either. The strongest film, I think, is Kodachrome: a solid cast, doing something a little bit smaller scale than most of the others, in a way that the writing and acting gets to shine through.

Film Fight 2018: April

Another fairly busy month, with 10 films in the fight.

Proud Mary

A Quiet Place

Do You Trust This Computer?

Ghost Stories

6 Balloons

Roxanne Roxanne

Isle of Dogs

Thoroughbreds

Sun Dogs

Come Sunday

The April Winner

Despite some strong choices this month, the winnner was easy for me: A Quiet Place is so well-executed on every front that nothing else was going to do it.

Film Fight 2018: March

Okay, this is probably the biggest Film Fight to date, with a huge 14 films!

I, Tonya

Ravenous

Red Sparrow

Game Night

You Were Never Really Here

The Outsider

Mom and Dad

Annihilation

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Ready Player One

Game Over, Man!

First Match

Blockers

Happy Anniversary

The March Winner

Despite a couple of clunkers, there’s a tonne of great films here, so it’s hard to pick a winner. First Match was really close to winning, but I think I, Tonya edges it for the excellent direction, odd framing (that works), and fantastic lead performances.

Film Fight 2018: February

Another huge month, with 9 films!

Phantom Thread

A Futile And Stupid Gesture

The Cloverfield Paradox

Black Panther

When We First Met

Irreplaceable You

Mute

Lady Bird

The Shape Of Water

The February Winner

This is a tough one. The performances in Lady Bird and Phantom Thread are excellent and they’re strong films in their own right, but I think I’m going to give this to The Shape of Water. It has an unusual, magical quality that stuck with me for a fair while afterwards.

Film Fight 2018: January

As if to justify my decision to move from long posts to longer Twitter reviews, there are nine films for the first month of the year.

Jupiter’s Moon

Molly’s Game

The Polka King

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Darkest Hour

The Post

The Open House

Downsizing

The Man From Earth: Holocene

The January Winner

There were lots of interesting films and good options for January, but I think the winner is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The world here is that of a film, but everything fits the template so well that it doesn’t matter.