Funny story - figured I'd do this between Christmas and New Year as I had some downtime. Then I was a bit snoozy, so figured 'tomorrow' was fine.
Tomorrow gets away from you if you don't pay attention, doesn't it? Especially when there's cake...
Anyhoo, we're here now — and it's not like we've got memory issues or anything. Recalling all that we saw will be a breeze.
.....it was a bit of a duff year, wasn't it?
I mean, sure, Avengers blew our socks to pieces (well, a sock), and Ant-Man was back with an even better film than the first one, and we started the year well with Three Billboards and The Post, but there was some dross.
We're still not sure how The Spy Who Dumped Me got made, or how Finding Your Feet for that matter — a film so tedious we couldn't even be bothered to write about it.
Then there's the Jurassic franchise. They are getting worse with every outing and yet they still appear on the screen and people go and watch them.
At least The Meg knew how bad it was, which actually made it quite good.
Sadly the same couldn't be said for M:I Fallout. While many proclaimed it the best yet, and in one case "Tom Cruise's Swan Lake" we were left picking at the massive plot holes and wishing it was at least 40 minutes shorter.
There was time for one hidden gem, though. Dark River is a dark, tense little drama starring Sean Bean and Ruth Wilson and set in a Yorkshire farm house. Light on laughs, but proof that if supported British Cinema can pull a rabbit out of the hat.
Even if, in this case, it's then skinned and put in a pot....
Still, that's enough about that. Onwards!
10) A Star Is Born
9) Black Panther
8) Bohemian Rhapsody
7) Sorry To Bother You
6) A Quiet Place
4) Bad Times At The El Royale
3) The Shape Of Water
2) Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)
Right, quick cuppa then it's on with the albums...