X-Press 11

X-Press Magazine have released a list of the best films given an Australian 2018 release so far as voted by critics of the mag. It is with particular pride and humble gratitude that I have been asked to contribute and that some of my words have been used for three films mentioned. Some of those listed will be films that were released in 2017 elsewhere most prominently Stateside.

You can read the entire list here which includes great stuff from my fellow writers. Having already written about some of these films with my own Top 10 for 2017 it was a lot of fun to find a new way to discuss these films yet again with original words.

X-Press Magazine was established in 1985 and at one point was Australia’s highest circulating free weekly entertainment publication with over 40,000 copies reaching 1,0000 outlets every week.  On the 24th May, 2016 Issue 1527 hit stands. Like many publications of its ilk X-Press Magazine is now foremost an online magazine engaged globally and making the most of the possibilities that new digital technology offers. It’s roots though are tied to its home city, love of local artists and productions and music which it supports wholeheartedly. Perth a capital city most isolated from all the other capitals is continuing to grow and develop culturally and artistically with its own identity and talent. X-Press has always been there to capture this growth and will continue to do so.

-Lloyd Marken


  1. That’s a good list, Lloyd, and your captions are sharp and informative.
    It also made me realise that I haven’t seen any of them! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I haven’t seen a few of them myself but they look good. If you see Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, be sure to let me know what you think. Thanks for the kind words Pete and best wishes to you and your’s.

  2. While I don’t agree with all of your choices, it is a great list – as evidenced by the awards “love” many received…I was in a theater last week and saw many trailers that had “awards” written all over them – the proof is when you see them!

    1. Thanks John, they’re not all my picks, in fact there are some I’ve got to see myself 🙂 But I definitely put in a vote for ‘Liverpool and Paddington 2 and Phantom Thread. Ladybird not so much but I enjoyed reading what my fellow writers wrote. May I also suggest a 2016 film just doing the rounds here now called Lost in Paris. A quirky delight. Thank you for checking it out. It’s always a thrill for me to get published and then have people from my blogging community check out the posts.

    1. Well there is my list for 2010 on my own blog which you liked and which contained some of these. A lot of fun to contribute to one for a publication though. 🙂

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