POLL: First Half of 2018 — The Best Films

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Our members were polled about their favorite films from 2018 thus far (released theatrically in the US between January 1st and June 30th, including some stragglers from 2017 that just recently arrived on WNY screens) and the results are in.

A24 proves the big winner with both First Reformed (May 18th) and Lean on Pete (April 6th) earning four votes each. Following closely behind were seven titles garnering three votes apiece. See below for everyone’s full lists (10 or fewer).

GWNYFCA Top Films from the First Half of 2018:

  • First Reformed, directed by Paul Schrader (4) (Reviews)
  • Lean on Pete, directed by Andrew Haigh (4) (Reviews)
  • American Animals, directed by Bart Layton (3) (Reviews)
  • Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland (3) (Reviews)
  • Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler (3) (Reviews)
  • The Death of Stalin, directed by Armando Iannucci (3) (Reviews)
  • Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson (3) (Reviews)
  • Leave No Trace, directed by Debra Granik (3) (Reviews)
  • You Were Never Really Here, directed by Lynne Ramsay (3) (Reviews)

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Jordan Canahai
• Black Panther
• First Reformed
• Hereditary
• Isle of Dogs
• Lean on Pete
• Let the Sunshine In
• Quiet Place

M. Faust
• Annihilation
• The Death of Stalin
• Final Portrait
• First Reformed
• Foxtrot (2017)
• The Party
• The Rider
• The Road Movie
• Tag

Adam Lubitow
• Annihilation
• Black Panther
• The Cakemaker
• First Reformed
• Game Night
• The King
• Lean on Pete
• Leave No Trace
• Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
• Paddington 2

Jared Mobarak
• American Animals
• Black Panther
• Custody
• Disobedience
• Hearts Beat Loud
• Hereditary
• Leave No Trace
• On Chesil Beach
• Sweet Country
• You Were Never Really Here

George Sax
• American Animals
• The Death of Stalin
• Isle of Dogs
• Lean on Pete

Christopher Schobert
• Annihilation
• The Death of Stalin
• First Reformed
• Game Night
• Lean on Pete
• Leave No Trace
• Paddington 2
• Sweet Country
• Three Identical Strangers
• You Were Never Really Here

Jordan M. Smith
• American Animals
• Isle of Dogs
• Mary and the Witch’s Flower
• Personal Truth
• The Tale
• Tully
• Western
• Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
• You Were Never Really Here
• Zama

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