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Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes (Diamantino)
Wanuri Kahiu (Rafiki)
Jia Zhang-ke (Ash is Purest White)

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2019 Films, Alphabetically with Grades

135 Films Screened or Reviewed (Thus Far) by Team Experience
102 Released or scheduled for release this summer / 33 unreleased or unscheduled

Title (Director) Grade - Grades represented Nathaniel's take, they do not always correlate with the reviews themselves if another contributor wrote it. If there is no grade Nathaniel hasn't yet seen it but it was reviewed by another team member.
Last Update: 08/01/19 


3 Faces (Jafar Panahi) Murtada's Review

After the Wedding (Bart Freundlich) Abe's Review 
Aftermath, The
(James Kent) JB's Review
(Guy Ritchie) D+ Capsule Review
Alita Battle Angel
(Robert Rodriguez) B
American Woman (Jake Scott) B Podcast 
Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Williams) Glenn's Review
Armstrong (David Fairhead) Glenn's Review
Art of Self-Defense
(Riley Stearns) Abe's Review 
Ash is Purest White (Jia Zhangke) Murtada's ReviewDirector Interview 
Ask Dr Ruth (Ryan White) Jason's Review
Avengers: Endgame
(Joe and Anthony Russo) B Capsule Review

Beach Bum, The (Harmony Korine) D+ Abe's Review, Murtada's Review
Birds of Passage (Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra) Abe's Review
Booksmart (Olivia Wilde) A-  Abe's Review, Chris's Review, Podcast

Captain Marvel (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck) C+ Nathaniel's Review 
Charlie Says (Mary Harron) B- Nathaniel's Review
Child's Play (Lars Klevberg) Jason's Review
 (Gaspar Noë) Chris's Review 
Crawl (Alexandre Aja) Tony's Review
Curse of La Llorona, The (Michael Chaves) Tony's Review

Dark Phoenix (Simon Kinsberg) C- Nathaniel's Review
Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt) B- Chris's Review, Murtada's InterviewPodcast 
Diane (Kent Jones) B Jason's ReviewPodcast
(Tim Burton) C- Best of Burton 

Edge of Democracy, The (Petra Costa) Glenn's Review *streaming only
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile
(Joe Berlinger) Abe's Review *streaming only

Faithful Man, A (Louis Garrell) B+
Farewell, The
(Lulu Wang) A/A- Murtada's Review, Lynn's Review, Interview 
Fighting With My Family (Stephan Merchant) Abe's Review 
For Sama (Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts) Interview 

Gangster, The Cop, and the Devil, The (Lee Won-Tae) B Capsule Review
Giant Little Ones 
(Keith Behrman) B Chris's Review
Glass (M Night Shyamalan) Chris's Review
Gloria Bell (Sebastian Lelio) B+ Chris's Review 
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Michael Dougherty) C Nathaniel's Review
Great Hack, The
(Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer) Eurocheese's Review  *streaming only
(Neil Jordan) C Chris's Review, Podcast


Hail,Satan? (Penny Lane) Glenn's Review
(Frédérick Tcheng) Glenn's Review 
Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry) Jason's ReviewChris's ReviewSoundtracking 
High Life
(Claire Denis) B Jason's ReviewPodcast
(Beyonce & Ed Burke) Glenn's Review *streaming only
(Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov) Glenn's Review
Hotel Mumbai
(Anthony Maras) Jason's Review 
Hustle, The (Chris Addison) Samantha's Review, Podcast 

Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (Alex Gibney) Abe's Review *streaming only

John Wick: Chapter Three - Parabellum (Chad Stahelski) Lynn's Review, Posterized Keanu

Kathy Griffin: One Hell of a Story (Troy Miller) Eurocheese's Review *streaming only

Last Black Man in San Francisco (Joe Talbot) B+ Murtada's Review, Podcast
Late Night (Nisha Ganatra) B Murtada's Review, Podcast
Leaving Neverland (Dan Reed) Glenn's Review 
Lion King, The (Jon Favreau) Tim's Review
Little Woods
(Nia daCosta) Tony's Review
Long Shot (Jonathan Levine) Chris's Review
Lords of Chaos
(Jonas Akerlund) Samantha's Review 
Luce (Julius Onah) Abe's Review 

Ma (Tate Taylor) C+ Sean's Review, Podcast
(Alex Holmes) Glenn's Review
 (Ondi Timoner) D Worst Unreleased 2018 
MidSommar (Ari Aster) C+ Chris's Review
Missing Link
(Chris Butler) B+ Chris's Review


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino) B/B+ Nathaniel's Review


Papi Chulo (John Butler) C+ Nathaniel's Review
Peanut Butter Falcon, The
(Tyler Nilson & Mike Schwarts) Tony's Review 
Pokemon Detective Pikachu
(Rob Letterman) Tony's Review
Poms (Zara Hayes) Podcast 
Proposal, The (Jill Magid) Glenn's Review 

Rafiki (Wanuri Kahiu) Chris's Review, Murtada's Interview 
Raft, The (Marcus Lindeen) Glenn's Review
Red Joan
(Trevor Nunn) C- Capsule Review
River and the Wall, The (Ben Masters) Glenn's Review 
Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher) A- Nathaniel's Review, Podcast

Sandanistas, Las (Jenny Murray) Glenn's Review 
Sauvage/Wild (Camille Vidal-Naquet) B Podcast 
Secret Life of Pets 2 (Chris Renaud) Ben's Review
(Steven Knight) A/F Jason's Review
Shadow (Zhang Yimou) B+ Nathaniel's Review, Posterized: Zhang Yimou
Sharkwater Extinction (Rob Stewart) B Nathaniel's Review 
Shazam! (David F Sandberg) C
Something Great
(Jennifer Kaytin Robinson) B- *streaming only
Sorry, Angel
(Christophe Honoré) Jason's Review
Souvenir, The
(Joanna Hogg) Murtada's Review 
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Jon Watts) B- Nathaniel's Review 
Stuber (Michael Dowse) Dan's Review 

Teen Spirit (Max Minghella) Abe's Review
Tell It to the Bees (Annabel Jankel) C Nathaniel's Review 
Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell (Martin Bell) Glenn's Review
To Dust (Shawn Snyder) Jason's Review 
Tolkien (Dome Karukoski) Chris's Review
Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley) B- Podcast, Nathaniel's Review
(Christian Petzoldt) B+  Nathaniel's Review, Director Interview 
Trial by Fire (Edward Zwick) Chris's Review


Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell) C- Podcast
Unicorn Store
(Brie Larson) Anne Marie's Review *streaming only 
(Jordan Peele) B+ Tony's ReviewChris's Review

Vita and Virginia (Chanya Button) B Nathaniel's Review 

We Are Thr3e (Marcelo Briem Stamm) C *streaming only
White Crow, The
(Ralph Fiennes) C+ Podcast 
Wild Rose (Tom Harper) B
Wind, The 
(Emma Tammi) Chris's Review 
Wine Country (Amy Poehler) Samantha's Review *streaming only
Woman at War
(Benedikt Erlingsson) A- Nathaniel's Review 

Yesterday (Danny Boyle) C+ 



American Woma
(Semi Chellas) Murtada's Review 
Buffaloed (Tanya Wexler) Jason's Review
Circus of Books (Rachel Mason) Jason's Review
 (Chinonye Chukwu) Murtada's Review
Colewell (Tom Quinn) B Nathaniel's Review
Come to Daddy (Ant Timpson) Jason's Review
Driveways (Andrew Ahn) Murtada's Review

The Garden Left Behind (Flavio Alves) B+ Nathaniel's Review
Honey Boy (Alma Ha'rel) Abe's Review
In Fabric (Peter Strickland) Jason's Review
Knives and Skin (Jennifer Reeder)
Jason's Review

Lucky Grandma (Sasie Sealy) Jason's Review
Olympic Dreams (Jeremy Teicher)
Tony's Review
Official Secrets (Gavin Hood) Abe's Review

The Place of No Words (Mark Webber) Jason's Review
Premature (Rashaad Ernesto Green)
Murtada's Review
The Projectionist (Abel Ferrara) Jason's Review
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (Matt Wolf)
Jason's Review
Report, The (Scott Z Burns) Murtada's Review
Roads (Sebastian Schipper) A-/B+
The Short History of the Long Road (Ani Simon-Kennedy) B-
Sister Aimee (Samantha Buck & Marie Schlingmann) Abe's Review
Sound of Silence, The (Michael Tyrburski) Abe's Review
Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (April Wright) B- Nathaniel's Review
Swallow (Carlo Mirabella-Davis) Jason's Review
This is Not Berlin (Hari Sama)
Jason's Review, Murtada's Brief Note
To the Stars (Martha Stephens) B- Nathaniel's Review
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (Nicholas Zeig-Owens) Glenn's Review
Troop Zero (Bert & Bertie)
Abe's Review
Trouble With Wolves, The (Collin Monda) B- Nathaniel's Review  
Two/One (Juan Cabral) C-
Wall of Mexico (Zachary Colter & Magdalena Zyzak) Abe's Review
White as Snow (Anne Fontaine) Jason's Review
X & Y (Anna Odell)
Abe's Review
You Don't Nomi (Jeffrey McHale) B Nathaniel's Review