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Companion piece: Set the Tape’s Top 10 Films of 2018 – Ballots

Now that the Top 10 is officially out in the wild, it’s time for everyone’s favourite past-time: bitching about what did and did not make the list.  Such arguments have even been festering amongst the Set the Tape staff ever since our poll closed, with Brooker ready to indoctrinate people into his Incident in a Ghostland cult, Owen rabbiting on about “Hereditary means Hereditary,” and my personal #1 missing out on the cut-off by a measly two votes in what was definitely the fault of Universal fucking up the release something fierce.  Still, that’s democracy for you!  So, to head off any complaints about what we all completely forgot/didn’t see/underrated, and to also stop any cries of “FIX!” in their tracks, here are the individual ballots of every writer who participated in our site-wide poll.  They could pick any number of films up to 10, so long as they were ranked, and said ballots were scored in descending amounts with first place receiving 10 points, second receiving 9, third receiving 8, and so on and so forth.  You’ll definitely find a few recommendations here that you wouldn’t anywhere else, just as much as you’ll find big names that were snubbed from the collective list.

Enjoy, and Happy New Year! – Callum Petch


Dave Bond

blackkklansman cover

1] BlacKkKlansman, 2] Mission: Impossible – Fallout, 3] Avengers: Infinity War, 4] Creed II


Andrew Brooker

Incident in a Ghostland

1] Incident in a Ghostland, 2] Deadpool 2, 3] Revenge, 4] Upgrade, 5] Halloween, 6] You Were Never Really Here, 7] The First Purge, 8] Bad Times at the El Royale, 9] Bohemian Rhapsody, 10] A Star is Born


Eamon Hennedy

i tonya

1] I, Tonya, 2] Lady Bird, 3] The Post, 4] Molly’s Game, 5] Crazy Rich Asians, 6] Ready Player One, 7] Black Panther, 8] The Miseducation of Cameron Post, 9] Love, Simon, 10] A Simple Favor


Tony Black

phantom-thread

1] Phantom Thread, 2] Mission: Impossible – Fallout, 3] Black Panther, 4] Game Night, 5] First Man, 6] The Post, 7] Lady Bird, 8] Avengers: Infinity War, 9] A Quiet Place, 10] 22-Jul


Kelechi Ehenulo

widows

1] Widows, 2] Black Panther, 3] BlacKkKlansman, 4] A Quiet Place, 5] Mission: Impossible – Fallout, 6] Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 7] Hereditary, 8] Avengers: Infinity War, 9] Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, 10] Sorry to Bother You


Leslie Byron Pitt

phantomthread

1] Phantom Thread, 2] Hereditary, 3] Sorry to Bother You, 4] Roma, 5] You Were Never Really Here, 6] Annihilation, 7] BlacKkKlansman, 8] Blindspotting, 9] First Reformed, 10] Thoroughbreds


Owen Hughes

hereditary cover

1] Hereditary, 2] Suspiria, 3] The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, 4] Avengers: Infinity War, 5] Outlaw King, 6] Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 7] A Quiet Place, 8] Black Panther, 9] You Were Never Really Here, 10] Revenge


Ian Paterson

solo

1] Solo: A Star Wars Story, 2] Avengers: Infinity War, 3] Deadpool 2, 4] Ghost Stories, 5] Bad Times at the El Royale, 6] Mandy, 7] Overlord, 8] BlacKkKlansman, 9] Black Panther, 10] You Were Never Really Here


Shaun Rodger

hereditary

1] Hereditary, 2] Annihilation, 3] Mandy, 4] A Quiet Place, 5] Revenge, 6] Hotel Artemis, 7] Overlord, 8] Black Panther, 9] Deadpool 2, 10] Rampage


Kevin Ibbotson-Wight

Sweet Country

1] Sweet Country, 2] The Shape of Water, 3] First Reformed, 4] Hereditary, 5] Custody, 6] Roma, 7] Widows, 8] Shoplifters, 9] 1945, 10] The House That Jack Built


Gavin McHugh

you were never really here cover

1] You Were Never Really Here, 2] Shoplifters, 3] Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, 4] Upgrade, 5] BlacKkKlansman, 6] Hereditary, 7] Avengers: Infinity War, 8] The Shape of Water, 9] Revenge, 10] Black Panther


Nicholas Lay

first man

1] First Man, 2] Sorry to Bother You, 3] Widows, 4] Roma, 5] Annihilation, 6] Cold War, 7] A Quiet Place, 8] Hereditary, 9] Isle of Dogs, 10] A Star is Born


Baz Greenland

mission impossible fallout score cover

1] Mission: Impossible – Fallout, 2] Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 3] Halloween, 4] Avengers: Infinity War, 5] Black Panther, 6] Deadpool 2, 7] Ant-Man and The Wasp, 8] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


Wendy Attwell

the shape of water

1] The Shape of Water, 2] Lucky, 3] Anchor and Hope, 4] The Endless, 5] Ready Player One, 6] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 7] Coco, 8] The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, 9] How to Talk to Girls at Parties, 10] A Simple Favor


Andy Wolverton

First Reformed

1] First Reformed, 2] Phantom Thread, 3] Lady Bird, 4] Annihilation, 5] The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, 6] Sorry to Bother You, 7] Lucky, 8] Hereditary, 9] Isle of Dogs, 10] Hold the Dark


Mike Marshall

black panther

1] Black Panther, 2] Avengers: Infinity War, 3] Deadpool 2, 4] Ant-Man and The Wasp, 5] Solo: A Star Wars Story


Gregory Mucci

mission impossible fallout

1] Mission: Impossible – Fallout, 2] A Star is Born, 3] The Night Comes for Us, 4] Game Night, 5] BlacKkKlansman, 6] Pyewacket, 7] Leave No Trace, 8] Annihilation, 9] Incredibles II, 10] Mandy


Helen Balls

solo cover

1] Solo: A Star Wars Story, 2] Avengers: Infinity War, 3] Deadpool 2, 4] Annihilation, 5] Ralph Breaks the Internet, 6] Black Panther, 7] Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, 8] Incredibles II


Jenn Reid

phantom-thread

1] Phantom Thread, 2] Revenge, 3] Mission: Impossible – Fallout, 4] Mandy, 5] Hereditary, 6] Widows, 7] BlacKkKlansman, 8] Halloween, 9] Black Panther, 10] Lady Bird


Callum Petch

sorry to bother you

1] Sorry to Bother You, 2] Lady Bird, 3] Widows, 4] Hereditary, 5] Black Panther, 6] BlacKkKlansman, 7] The Breadwinner, 8] Thoroughbreds, 9] First Reformed, 10] Crazy Rich Asians


Adam Massingham

hereditary

1] Hereditary, 2] A Quiet Place, 3] Halloween, 4] How to Talk to Girls at Parties, 5] Revenge, 6] Game Night, 7] Lady Bird, 8] Unsane, 9] Ghost Stories 10] Black Panther

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