PHX Film Collective Top 10 films of 2018!

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Eleven members voted to come up with our collective top 10 this year. Pretty much every person who submitted a list regretted not being able to see more new releases. Phoenix has a great selection of films playing on the big screen, more than most other cities, and yet it seems like there is never enough time to catch them all. We hope this list encourages you to check out some great films, and make sure to look beyond the top ten, because there are some gems in the runners up. 11 of our members voted, and 46 total films were in competition. Check out how each of our individual members voted.

The Top 10 List

1. Roma - Alfonso Cuarón
2. First Reformed - Paul Schrader
3. The Favourite - Yorgos Lanthimos
4. (tie) Sorry to Bother You - Boots Riley & First Man - Damien Chazelle
6. Annihilation - Alex Garland
7. Hereditary - Ari Aster
8. (tie) BlacKkKlansman - Spike Lee & If Beal Street Could Talk - Barry Jenkins
10. The House That Jack Built - Lars von Trier

Honorable mentions: Mandy, Black Panther, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Leave No Trace, Game Night, You Were Never Really Here, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot, Can You Ever Forgive Me?



TOP 10 lists of individual members (listed alphabetical by last name)

Chris Ayers @chrisacreative

1. Roma
2. First Reformed
3. The Favourite
4. Sorry to Bother You
5. First Man
6. If Beale Street Could Talk
7. Black Panther
8. Eighth Grade
9. Annihilation
10. Hereditary

Theresa Cano @wildcatnyc

1. The Favourite
2. BlacKkKlansman
3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
4. First Reformed
5. Hereditary
6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
7. Love, Simon
8. RBG
9. First Man
10. Game Night

Jared Duran @ltdengagement

1. First Reformed
2. Sorry to Bother You
3. You Were Never Really Here
4. The Old Man & the gun
5. BlacKkKlansman
6. Juliet, Naked
7. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
8. Game Night
9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
10. Black Panther

Weston Garber

1. Mandy,
2. First Man
3. Roma
4. First Reformed
5. Annihilation
6. Boy Erased
7. The House That Jack Built
8. Disobedience
9. 3 Identical Strangers
10. They Shall Not Grow Old

Carrie Gillon @carrie_gee
(listed alphabetically)

Annihilation
Black Panther
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Man
Game Night
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
Sorry to Bother You
Widows

Hayley Ringle @hayleyringle

1. Roma
2. The Favourite
3. The White Crow
(only Hayley’s first three were ranked, the rest are alpabetical)
Border
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
First Reformed
Free Solo
Hereditary
Sorry to Bother You
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Tom Samp

1. Roma
2. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
3. The Rider
4. The Cakemaker
5. Boy Erased
6. Leave No Trace
7. Hal
8. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
9. BlackkKlansman
10. RGB

Marty Valencia @aclaritymaven

1. Roma
2. If Beale Street Could Talk
3. The Favourite
4. First Reformed
5. Leave No Trace
6. Shoplifters
7. Zama
8. Hereditary
9. Paddington 2
10. The House That Jack Built

Barbara VanDenburgh @BabsVan

1. First Reformed
2. The Favourite
3. Roma
4. First Man
5. Hereditary
6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
8. Blindspotting
9. The House That Jack Built
10. Cold War

Jana Weldon
(listed alphabetically)

At Eternity’s Gate
Cold War
First Reformed
Leave No Trace
Let the Sunshine In
Roma
Shoplifters
Sorry to Bother You
Support the Girls
The Happy Prince
Love, Simon

Steve Whiting

1. Annihilation
2. Wildlife
3. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
4. Blaze
5. Burning
6. The Favourite
7. The House That Jack Built
8. Isle of dogs
9. Vox Lux
10.You Were Never Really Here

Chris Ayers