Bradley Cooper directs and stars in this well-trodden fable about fame, recruiting a surprisingly unassuming Lady Gaga as his foil and love interest. She delivers one of this year’s most nuanced performances, as well as co-writing the film’s inescapable soundtrack. Oscars will surely follow. Possibly most of them.
The votes are in, the ballots counted. The time has come to pick the 20 best films of 2018, as selected by Time Out’s team of dedicated film critics. Does Alfonso Cuarón’s stirring drama ‘Roma’ make the cut? Could ‘Black Panther’ power on to the list? Did Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s updated take on ‘A Star Is Born’ cut the mustard? And was ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ really released this year? (Spoiler: yes, yes, yes, and we know, right? Feels like ages ago.)
Without further ado, here’s our pick of the best 20 films released in the UK during 2018.
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