7 Films To Watch Now | 2018

films to watch 2018

films to watch 2018

 

In an attempt to rest my liver, I’ve banished G&T’s from my diet and instead have enjoyed binging on some utterly brilliant films of late.

My January weekends have so far consisted of trips to my favourite cinema (HOME in Manchester, in case you’re interested) and hammering my Google Play account. I have consciously stopped watching series’ since I find them too addictive and my life gets put on hold until I’ve finished them. This month, I’m all about a Friday film night, with a side of vegan chocolate cookies (recipe up soon).

I’ve been telling anyone who will listen about my favourites, so here are my top 7 Films to Watch this month.

 

The Florida Project

SUCH a brilliant film. Set on a strip of highway, just outside of the magical kingdom of Disneyland Florida. We follow six year old Moonee who lives week-to-week with her mother in a run-down motel. Moonee and her friends are blissfully unaware of their underprivileged and deteriorating circumstances as they run wild and care free, revelling in summer fun. It’s a vibrant and warm movie, with a knockout cast. Director Sean Baker (who shot the widely acclaimed 2015 hit Tangerine on an iPhone 5) discovered the lead protagonist on Instagram selling t-shirts.

How to watch: Still on at some cinemas, otherwise try Google Play

My rating: 9 cookies out of 10

 

films to watch 2018

 

The Disaster Artist

I went to see this at the cinema last week for date night and thought it was brilliant. James Franco portrays the very surreal but true story of Tommy Wiseau, a man with a mysterious background who seems to have come from nowhere but has endless money and a big dream. It’s a heart warming and hilarious story of two guys, trying to make it as actors in Hollywood, who decide to make their own movie, despite having no talent or experience. All the gear and no idea, basically. Well worth a watch.

How to watch: Cinema

My rating: 9 cookies out of 10

 

films to watch 2018

 

Elle

This French (with subtitles) thriller has an air of Stephen King about it. It’s the story of a successful CEO who is brutally raped in her own home one afternoon. Instead of reporting it (or reacting in any way), she carries on as if nothing had happened, and goes on to eventually identify her attacker. I liked it, but found it uncomfortable to watch at times, and the plot quite weak in places.

How to watch: Netflix

My rating: 7 cookies out of 10

 

 

Detroit

A chilling story of police brutality and racism during the 1967 riots in Detroit. This film had me yelling at the TV screen, as unarmed young, black men are gunned down in cold blood by the authorities. It’s exactly this type of disturbing event that makes you realise how f***ed the situation in the states is, even today.

How to watch: Google Play

My rating: 8 cookies out of 10

 

films to watch 2018

 

Call Me By Your Name

A beautifully shot, seductive story of falling in love. I won’t say another word about the plot, and urge you not to read anything about it, but to just watch it. With a charming, rustic aesthetic, similar to ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’, it will have you booking a holiday in rural Italy as fast as you can say ‘spaghetti’. If you like it, you should watch director Luca Guadagnino’s other film ‘A Bigger Splash‘ starring Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes.

How to watch: Cinema

My rating: 9 cookies out of 10

 

films to watch 2018

 

Downsizing

I loved the first half of this film, but the second half? Not so much. I don’t even know how it ends as we left the cinema early. We had no idea what was going on, and it seemed to completely lose it’s way. Not worth watching at the cinema, wait until it’s available online and let me know if the ending is any good?

How to watch: Cinema

My rating: 7.5 cookies out of 10

 

Moonlight

I cried myself to sleep after watching this. The Oscar winning film shows a young black man at defining moments in his life, growing up in a tough Miami neighbourhood. To avoid spoiling the plot, I’ll just say it is a stunning character study. It broke my heart and is one of those films that will stay with me for a long time.

How to watch: Google Play

My rating: 9.5 cookies out of 10

 

films to watch 2018

 

What else should I watch? Let me know your film recommendations and I’ll add them to my list. I’m having a break from watching series’ for a while, so hit me up with film recommendations please.

 

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