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May282018

2018 Films, alphabetically (with grades)

97 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: 10/20/18

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
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 
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- 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 
A Star is Born (Bradley Cooper) A-² Review 
Stan & Ollie (Jon S Baird) B/B+ 

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 Only or Have Not Yet Been Released


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

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 

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