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Monday
May282018

2018 Films, alphabetically (with grades)

100 Films Screened (Thus Far)
Title (Director) Grade - Grades represented Nathaniel's take, they do not always correlate with the reviews themselves if another contributor wrote it. 
Last Update: 10/22/18

Titles in Italics are streaming only OR no release date yet announced

1985 (Yen Tan) B- 

Angel, El (Luis Ortega) B Opens November 9th
Alex Strangelove (Craig Johnson) C- streaming only
Annihilation (Alex Garland) B Review
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) B Capsule
Avengers: Infinity War (Russo Brothers) C+  Review

Beautiful Boy (Felix van Groeningen) D+
Ben is Back (Peter Hedges) B- Opening December 7th
BlacKkKlansman
 (Spike Lee) B+² Review
Black Panther
(Ryan Coogler) B+  Podcast
Blame (Quinn Shephard) B Review 
Bleach (Shinsuke Sato) C+ Streaming only Review
Bohemian Rhapsody
(Bryan Singer) C- Opening November 2nd
Book Club (Bill Holderman) B- Review 
Border  (Ali Abbas) B+  Review
Boy Erased (Joel Edgerton) Opens November 2nd
Burning (Lee Chang-dong) B+ Review Opens November 9th

Cakemaker, The  (Ofir Raul Graizer) B
Can You Ever Forgive Me
 (Marielle Heller) B+ Chris's Review
Capernaum  (Nadine Labaki) B+
Children Act, The
(Richard Eyre) C+  Capsule
Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) B Opens December 21st Jason's Review
Colette
(Wash Westmoreland) C  Capsule
Crazy Rich Asians
 (Jon M Chu) B+ Review

Darkest Minds, The (Jennifer Yuh Nelson) D+
Deadpool 2 
(David Leitch) D+ 
Death and Life of John F Donovan (Xavier Dolan) D- No US Distributor Yet Chris's Review
Destroyer (Karyn Kusama) B+ Review Opening December 25th
Discreet (Travis Mathews) F No US Distributor Yet
Disobedience (Sebastian Lelio) B+ Review 
Duelles (Olivier Masset-Depasse) B- No US Distributor Yet Capsule

Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) A- Capsule, Tweets, Screenplay
Endless, The 
(Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) C- Review 

Faithful Man, A (Louis Garrel) B No US Distributor Yet
Favourite, The (Yorgos Lanthimos) A- Review Opening November 23rd
Fig Tree (Alamork Davidian) B No US Distributor Yet Capsule
First Man (Damien Chazelle) B+ Capsule 
First Reformed
(Paul Schrader) B+  Review, Best Actor

Girl (Lukas Dhont) B- Netflix TBA
Good Manners
 (Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas) C+ 

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette  (Jon Olb, Madeleine Parry) B+ Review Streaming only
Happytime Murders, The
(Brian Henson) C- Capsule
Hereditary (Ari Aster) B+ Review, Screenplay
Howard (Don Hahn) B No US Distributor Yet
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell) B-

I Feel Pretty  (Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein) B
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) B Opening November 30th Capsule
Incredibles 2
 (Brad Bird) B Capsule
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) B+ Appropriation or Homage, A Japanese viewpoint, Berlinale

The Kindgergarten Teacher (Sara Colengalo) B Netflix Capsule
Kings  (Denis Gamze Erguven) D Review 

Life of the Party (Ben Falcone) C+ 
Love Simon (Greg Berlanti) B² ReviewScreenplay

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (Ol Parker) B- Review
Mapplethorpe (Ondi Timoner) D+ Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Mary Shelley (Haifaa al-Mansour) C+ Review, 2nd Opinion, Interview 
Mira (Mamoru Hosoda) TBA
Miseducation of Cameron Post, The (Desiree Akhavan) B Interview
Miss Arizona (Autumn McAlpin) C+ No US Distributor Yet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout  (Christopher McQuarrie) Review
Mrs Hyde (Serge Bozon) C+ Review  
Museo (Alonso Ruiz Palacios) B+ Review

Oceans 8  (Gary Ross) B- Capsule

Pacific Rim: Uprising (Steven S DeKnight) C Capsule 

A Quiet Place (John Krasinski) B+ Review2nd Opinion, Screenplay
Quietud, La (Pablo Trapero) C No US Distributor Yet Review

Racer and the Jailbird (Michael R Roskam) C+ Review 
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) C- Review 
The River (Emir Baigazin) B+ No US Distributor Yet Capsule
Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) A-² Review Opening December 14th
Ruben Brandt Collector () B one week qualifying run 

Saint Bernard Syndicate, The (Mads Brügger) C- Distributor: Uncork'd TBA
Saturday Church (Damon Cardasis) B 
Shadow (Zhang Yimou) B+ Release Date TBA  Capsule
Shoplifters (Hirokazu Koreeda) A- Opens November 23rd
A Simple Favor (Paul Feig) B+/A-² Capsule
Solo: A Star Wars Story
(Ron Howard) B Review 
Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino) B-/C+
A Star is Born
(Bradley Cooper) A-² Review 
Stan & Ollie (Jon S Baird) B/B+ Review

Tell it to the Bees (Annabel Jankel) C- No US Distributor Yet Review
That Time of Year (Paprika Steen) C+ No US Distributor Yet 
Review
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) B Glenn's Review 
Tito and the Birds (Gabriel Bitar, Andre Catoto, Gustavo Steinberg) C+ No US Distributor Yet
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
(Susan Johnson) C+ streaming only
Tully
(Jason Reitman) A- ReviewScreenplay

Under the Tree (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson) C+
Unsane (Steven Soderbergh) C- Capsule  

Vita and Virginia (Chanya Button) B- No US Distributor Yet Review
Vox Lux (Brady Corbet) C Opening December 7th

We the Animals (Jeremiah Zagar) B+ Review 
Western  (Valeska Grisebach) A-/B+ Review 
What They Had (Elizabeth Chomko) B/B+
Where is Kyra? 
(Andrew Domanascenu) B Review 
Wldows (Steve McQueen) B+ Review, Second Look Opening November 16th
Wife, The (Bjorn Runge) B Review 
Wildlife (Paul Dano) A- Review 
Woman at War (Benedikt Erlingsson) A- Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Date TBA Review
Wrinkle in Time, A (Ava DuVernay) C+ Review 

Zama (Lucretia Martel) C Review2nd "A" opinion 

 

Reviewed by Team Member (Nathaniel Hasn't Seen)
Titles in Italic are Streaming Have No Release Date as of Yet


15:17 to Paris
(Clint Eastwood) Eric's Review 

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion, Disco
 (James Crump) Glenn's Review

Bad Reputation
(Kevin Kerslake) Glenn's Review 
Bisbee 17 (Robert Greene) Glenn's Review
Blue My mind (Lisa Brühlmann) Jason's Review
Bulbul Can Sing (Rima Das) Chris's Review
Breaking In (James McTeigue) Chris's Review 

Chained for Life (Aaron Schimberg) Jason's Review
Chappaquiddick (John Curran) Jason's Review
China Hustle, The (Jeff Rothstein) Glenn's Review
Christopher Robin (Marc Forster) Chris's Review
Climax (Gaspar Noe) Chris's Review
Cloverfield Paradox, The (Julius Onah) Spencer's Review 

Dark, The (Justin P Lange) Jason's Review 
Dark Money (Kimberly Reed) Glenn's Review
Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci) Chris's Review 
Devil and Father Amorth, The (William Friedkin) Glenn's Review
Diane (Kent Jones) Jason's Review
Double Lover (François Ozon) Murtada's InterviewProduction Design
Duck Butter (Miguel Arteta) Murtada's Review

Family Tour, A (Ying Liang) Murtada's Review 
Fifty Shades Freed (James Foley) Chris's Review 
Filmworker (Tony Zierra) Glenn's Review

Game Night
(John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein) Chris's Review 
Giant Little Ones (Keith Behrman) Chris's Review
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Sophie Fiennes) Glenn's Review

Halloween
(David Gordon Green) Chris's Review
Hate You Give, The
(George Tillman, Jr.) Dan's Review
Hearts Beat Loud
(Brett Haley) Soundtracking
Hot to Trot (Gail Freedman) Glenn's Review

I Am Evidence (Trish Adlesic & Geeta Gandbhir) Glenn's Review

Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (Justin Kelly) Chris's Review
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom (J A Bayona) Chris's Review 

King, The
(Eugene Jarecki)  Glenn's Review

Lean on Pete
(Andrew Haigh) Eric's Review 
Leaning Into the Wind (Thomas Riedelsheimer) Glenn's Review

Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis) Murtada's Review
Little Stranger, The (Lenny Abrahamson) Chris's Review
Lodgers, The (Brian O'Malley) Chris's Review 
Love, Cecil (Lisa Immordino Vreeland) Glenn's Review

Matangi/Maya/MIA
(Steven Loveridge) Glenn's Review
McQueen (Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui) Glenn's Review
Meg, The (Jon Turteltaub) Chris's Review
Mercury 13 (David Sington and Heather Walsh) Glenn's Review 

The Night Eats the World (Dominique Rocher) Jason's Review 
Non Fiction (Olivier Assayas) Jason's Review


O.G. (Madeleine Sackler) Murtada's Review
Obey (Jamie Jones) Jason's Review
Old Man and the Gun (David Lowery) Chris's Review

Permission
 (Brian Crano) Jason's Review 
Private Life (Tamara Jenkins) Chris's Review

RBG
(Julie Cohen and Betsy West) Glenn's Review
Rachel Papers, The (Laura Brownson) Glenn's Review
Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu) Chris's Review
Ray & Liz (Richard Billingham) Murtada's Review
Red Sparrow (Francis Lawrence) Eric's Review 
Rider, The (Chloe Zhao) John's Review 
Ryuichi Sakamota: Coda (Stephen Nomura Schible)  Glenn's Review

Seagull, The (Michael Mayer) Jason's Review 
Searching (Aneesh Chaganty) Lynn's Review
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Stefano Sollima) Chris's Review
Scotty & the Secret History of Hollywood (Matt Tyrnauer) Glenn's Review
Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley) Chris's Review
Suzanne Bartsch On Top (Anthony Caronna & Alexander Smith) Glenn's Review

Tale, The 
(Jennifer Fox) Spencer's Review streaming only
Thoroughbreds (Cory Finley) Spencer's Review, Screenplay 
To Dust (Shawn Snyder) Jason's Review
Too Late To Die Young (Dominga Sotomayor) Murtada's Review
Touch Me Not (Adina Pintilie) Chris's Review


Whitney
(Kevin McDonald) Glenn's Review
You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay) Seán's Review 
Yours in Sisterhood (Irene Lusztig) Glenn's Review



[Slamdance Documentaries] Glenn's Reviews 

Monday
May282018

2018 Films, By Grade

82 films
THEATRICAL OR STREAMING
By Grade (or view alphabetically)
Last Updated 9/23/2018

A  /  A-  / B+  Favorites. Special. See Them


BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee) Review
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
(Marielle Heller) Review
Disobedience 
(Sebastian Lelio)  Review 
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)
First Man (Damien Chazelle) Review
Hereditary
 (Ari Aster) Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Appropriation or HomageJapanese viewCapsule 
Museo (Alsono Ruiz Palacios) Capsule
Roma
(Alfonso Cuarón) Review
A Simple Favor
(Paul Feig)
A Star is Born
(Bradley Cooper)
Tully 
(Jason Reitman) ReviewScreenplay
We the Animals (Jeremiah Zagar) Review 
Western (Valeska Grisebach) Capsule
Widows (Steve McQueen) Review
Wildlife (Paul Dano) Review 
Woman at War (Benedict Erlingsson) Capsule

B+ | B  Also Strong. See Them.


Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Podcast
Border (Ali Abbas)
Boy Erased
(Joel Edgerton)
Cold War
(Pawel Pawlikowski)
Crazy Rich Asians
(Jon M Chu) Review
Destroyer
(Karyn Kusama) Review
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) Review
Fig Tree
 (Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian) Capsule
First Reformed
(Paul Schrader)
Girl
(Lukas Dhont)
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
(Jon Olb & Madeleine Parry) Review
Incredibles 2, The 
(Brad Bird)
The Kindergarten Teacher (Sara Colangelo) Capsule
Love Simon
 (Greg Berlanti) ReviewScreenplay
Quiet Place, A (John Krasinski)  Review2nd OpinionScreenplay
The River
(Emir Baigazin)
Shadow
(Zhang Yimou)
Transit
(Christian Petzold)

B  |  B- Worth Seeing. Recommended With Reservations


Annihilation (Alex Garland)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed)
Blame 
(Quinn Shephard) Review 
Book Club (Bill Holderman) Review 
Duelles (Olivier Masset-Depasse) Capsule
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
 (John Cameron Mitchell) 
Howard (Don Hahn) 
I Feel Pretty (Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein) 
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (Ol Parker) Review
Miseducation of Cameron Post, The (Desiree Akhavan) 
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Review
Saturday Church (Damon Cardasis)
Solo (Ron Howard) Review, Director Switcheroos
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Review 
Tito and the Birds (Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto)
Vita and Virginia
(Chanya Button) Review 
Where is Kyra
(Andrew Domanascenu) Review 
Wife, The (Bjorn Runge) Review

B- | C+  Some good moments. See if you're in the right mood

1985 (Yen Tan)
Avengers: Infinity War
 (Russo Brothers) Review
Children Act, The (Richard Eyre)
Good Manners
 
(Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas) 
Life of the Party (Ben Falcone)  
Miss Arizona (Autumn McAlpin)
Mrs Hyde 
(Serge Bozon) Review
Mary Shelley (Haifaa al-Mansour) Review, Interview 
Oceans 8 (Gary Ross)
That Time of Year (Paprika Steen)  Capsule
Under the Tree (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson) 
Vox Lux (Brady Corbet) 

C     ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Colette (Wash Westmoreland)
Pacific Rim: Uprising
(Steven S DeKnight) Capsule 
The Quietude (Pablo Trapero) Review
Racer and the Jailbird
(Michael R Roskam) Review 
Red Joan (Trevor Nunn)
Unsane
(Steven Soderbergh) Capsule
Zama (Lucretia Martel) Review2nd "A" opinion 

 

C- | D+  Nah, no thanks. (But sometimes "Bad movies we love")

Beautiful Boy (Felix Van Groeningen)
Deadpool 2 (David Leitch)
Darkest Minds, The
(Jennifer Yuh Nelson)
Endless, The 
(Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) Review 
Mapplethorpe (Ondi Timoner) 
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Review
Saint Bernard Syndicate, The (Mads Brügger)
Tell it to the Bees (Annabel Jankel) Review
A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay) Review  

D | D - | F  Oh god make it stop!


Death and Life of John F Donovan (Xavier Dolan) Review
Discreet
 (Travis Mathews)
Kings
 (Denis Gamze Erguven) Review 

Tuesday
Jan162018

2017 Films, By Grade

RELEASED FILMS ONLY (THEATRICAL OR VOD)
By Grade (or view alphabetically)
Last Updated 1/07/2018

A  /  A-  / B+ Favorites. Special. See Them

TOP TEN

Atomic Blonde (David Leitch) ReviewPodcast 
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
(Robin Campillo) Review
Baby Driver (Edgar Wright) Review
Battle of the Sexes  (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris) PodcastCapsule
Call Me By Your Name  (Luca Guadagnino) "I'm Armie
Florida Project, The (Sean Baker) Chris's ReviewJason's Take
Get Out  (Jordan Peele) ReviewProduction Design 
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) Review2nd Opinon 
Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd)
mother!  (Darren Aronofsky)   ReviewPodcast
Princess Cyd (Stephen Cone) 

other favorites

Coco (Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina)
Darkest Hour   (Joe Wright) Review (NOV 22nd)
Florida Project, The (Sean Baker) Chris's ReviewJason's Take
Frantz (François Ozon, France) ReviewProduction Design
God's Own Country  (Francis Lee)
Ingrid Goes West (Matt Spicer)
Kedi (Ceyda Torun)
Loveless  (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
Thelma (Joachim Trier)  Review 
Wedding Plan, The (Rama Burshtein) 
Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins) ReviewAlamo DrafthouseTen Fav Things

unreleased but they'd fall here
Future Perfect, The (Nele Wohlatz, Argentina) Review 
Seen and Unseen, The (Kamila Andini) Review 

B+ | B Also Strong. See Them.


 

Beach Rats  (Eliza Hittman) ReviewPodcast
Big Sick, The (Michael Showalter)  Review
Boss Baby (Tom McGrath) Review 
Commune, The  (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark)  Review 
Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan) Podcast 
Fantastic Woman, A (Sebastian Lelio) Review
Girls Trip (Malcolm D Lee) ReviewPodcast
Land of Mine (Martin Pieter Zandvliet)  Interview
Lost City of Z (James Gray) Review2nd OpinionProduction Design
Lovers, The (Azazel Jacobs) Review 
Ornithologist, The (Joao Pedro Rodrigues)  Review 
Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas) Review 
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Angela Robinson) Podcast 
Shape of Water, The (Guillermo del Toro)  Capsule 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Martin McDonagh) 
Wonder (Stephen Chbosky)

unreleased but they'd fall here
Ice Mother (Bohdan Sláma) 
Mademoiselle Paradis (Barbara Albert) Review  

B  |  B-
Worth Seeing. Recommended With Reservations


Beguiled, The  (Sofia Coppola)  Podcast
Blade Runner 2049  (Denis Villeneuve) CapsuleShort Films 
Bombshell: The Story of Hedy Lamarr (Alexandra Dean) 
Breadwinner, The (Nora Twomey) Review 
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie  (David Soren)
Downsizing (Alexander Payne) Review 
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (Paul McGuigan)  Capsule 
Greatest Showman, The (Michael Gracey)
Handsome Devil (Robert Butler, Ireland)  ReviewInterview 
Logan (James Mangold)  Review 
Mudbound (Dee Rees) Review
Paris 05:59 (Olivier Ducastel & Jacques MartineauReview2nd Opinion 
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Post, The (Steven Spielberg)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jon Watts) ReviewPodcast 
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson)
Sweet Virginia
 (Jamie M Dagg)  Review 
War of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves) 
Wind River (Taylor Sheridan) Review
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)
Wonder Wheel (Woody Allen) 
Zookeeper's Wife, The (Niki Caro) Review

unreleased but they'd fall here
Spoor 
(Agnieska Holland) 

B- | C+  They have their moments. But make sure you're in the right mood


Abundant Acreage Available (Angus Maclachlan) Review 
Alien: Covenant (Ridley Scott)  Review 
Catfight (Onur Tikel) Review2nd Opinion 
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) ReviewProduction Design 
Gifted (Marc Webb)
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (James Gunn) Review 
Hero, The (Brett Haley) 
It (Andy Muschietti)
Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater)
Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Menashe (Joshua Weinstein)  Review 
Molly's Game (Aaron Sorkin) 
My Cousin Rachel (Roger Michell) Podcast 
Novitiate (Maggie Betts)
Roman J Israel Esq (Dan Gilroy)
Sense of an Ending, The (Ritesh Batra) ReviewInterview 
Split (M Night Shyamalan)  Interview 
Tom of Finland (Dome Karukoski) 
V
ictoria and Abdul (Stephen Frears)  Capsule 
The Wound (John Trengove)

unreleased but they'd fall here
Happiness Academy
 (Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita, France) Review  
Mary Shelley (Haifaa al-Mansour) Review 
Sheikh Jackson (Amr Salama) Review 

C    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson, The (David France)  Review
Detroit (Katherine Bigelow)  Podcast 
Disaster Artist (James Franco)
Ghost in the Shell
 (Rupert Sanders) 
Glass Castle, The (Destin Cretton) Review
Kong: Skull Island (Jordan Vogt-Roberts)  Review 
Life (Daniel Espinosa) Review 
Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh)
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
 
(Dash Shaw) Review
Snatched (Jonathan Levine) Review 
Wall, The (Doug Liman) 

 

C- | D+ Nah, no thanks. (But sometimes "Bad movies we love")


Beauty and the Beast  (Bill Condon) Review 
Fifty Shades Darker (James Foley) Reviewish
I, Tonya (Craig Gillespie) Review 
Justice League (Zach Snyder)
Mountain Between Us (Hany Abu-Assad) Review 
Power Rangers (Dean Israelite) 

unreleased but they'd fall here
Endless, The (Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) Review
Euphoria (Lisa Langseth) Review
Sexy Durga (Sanalkumar Sasidharan) Review

 

D | D - | F Make it stop

Bad Batch, The (Ana Lily Armipour) Review
Baywatch (Seth Gordon) Reviewish 
i
Boy (Adam Randall)  

unreleased but they'd fall here
Kings (Denis Gamze Erguven) Review