THERE have been a lot of fine films released during 2018, offering us hope that not every movie made these days is a superhero CGI fest aimed at 12-year-olds – although I hear Spider-Man: Enter The Spiderverse is actually excellent fun for kids of all ages – a sequel that nobody was demanding except Hollywood studio accountants or the latest spin-off from a superhero franchise.
FILMED in the summer of 2014 before lead actress Alicia Vikander deservedly won her Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl, director Justin Chadwick's lust-fuelled period romp has been wilting on a film studio shelf for more than three years.
CHICAGO-born rapper Boots Riley makes his feature film directorial debut with an audacious, wildly inventive and frequently uproarious satire about workplace culture, black exploitation and rampant capitalism.
ROBERT Redford makes his final screen appearance before retirement in David Lowery's gently paced crime caper – a (mostly) true story, which is also an unabashed valentine to the charismatic leading man.
THESE days The Fog is considered a classic, a prime slice of American horror from 1980 brought to us by the director who rewrote the genre with his game-changing slasher epic Halloween two years previously.