• Film

    Top 10 films of 2019 (and stats!)

    Let’s talk rules. I’m a stickler for the rules and when creating lists, I need to know what my limitations are. So I tend to go by the guidelines of: stick to a location and year of release. So I only consider films released theatrically in the U.K. during 2019 as my contenders. Not films I’ve seen for the first time this year, if so This Is Spinal Tap would have made it into the list. And it can’t be from any year, because The Prestige would be in my list every year. Some people don’t stick to rules like this, which is fine but I can’t do it! Chris…

  • Film

    Top 10 films of 2018

    I saw 80 UK releases in total this year. Not as impressive as other lists I’ve seen, but I consider this a fair effort at keeping up to date with film. 18 of these were either Netflix or other streaming services releases, a couple of which were not only contenders for my top 10, but made by huge names. Like Duncan Jones’ Mute, Alex Garland’s exceptional Annihilation and the latest western from the Coen Bros, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Netflix brought the Romantic Comedy back to life in teen hit To All The Boys I Loved Before and the lovable Set It Up, which proved that the classic Hollywood…