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2018 Films, alphabetically (with grades)

102 Films Screened (That Were Released) + 10 festival only films
Title (Director) Grade. Grades represented Nathaniel's take, they do not always correlate with the reviews themselves if another contributor wrote it. 
Last Update: 03/20/2019


  • Angel, El (Luis Ortega) B Podcast
  • Alex Strangelove (Craig Johnson) C- Qualifying Release / Streaming
  • Annihilation (Alex Garland) B Review
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed) B Capsule
  • Aquaman  (James Wan) C Review
  • Avengers: Infinity War (Russo Brothers) C+  Review 
  • Cakemaker, The (Ofir Raul Graizer) B Interview
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?  (Marielle Heller) B+ Chris's Review
  • Capernaum  (Nadine Labaki) B+ Podcast
  • Children Act, The (Richard Eyre) C+  Capsule
  • Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) B+ Jason's Review
  • Colette (Wash Westmoreland) C  Capsule
  • Crazy Rich Asians  (Jon M Chu) Review
  • Darkest Minds, The (Jennifer Yuh Nelson) D+ Worst of Year
  • Deadpool 2 (David Leitch) D+ Worst of Year
  • Destroyer (Karyn Kusama) B+ Review, Podcast
  • Disobedience (Sebastian Lelio) B+ Review 
  • Dumplin' (Anne Fletcher) C+ Qualifying Release / Streaming
  • Girl (Lukas Dhont) C+ Streaming only
  • Good Manners (Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas) C+ 
  • Green Book (Peter Farrelly) C+ Review, Podcast, PGA Win
  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette  (Jon Olb, Madeleine Parry) B+ Review  Streaming only
  • Happytime Murders, The  (Brian Henson) C- Capsule
  • Hate U Give, The  (George Tillman Jr) B  Review, Podcast
  • Hereditary (Ari Aster) B+ Review, Screenplay
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell) B-
  • Leave No Trace (Debra Granik) B
  • Life of the Party (Ben Falcone) C+ 
  • Love Simon (Greg Berlanti) B² ReviewScreenplay 
  • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (Ol Parker) B- Review
  • Mary Poppins Returns (Rob Marshall) B+² 
  • Mary Queen of Scots (Josie Rourke) C Review
  • Mary Shelley (Haifaa al-Mansour) C+ Review, 2nd Opinion, Interview 
  • Miseducation of Cameron Post, The (Desiree Akhavan) B Interview
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout  (Christopher McQuarrie) Review
  • Mrs Hyde (Serge Bozon) C+ Review  
  • Museo (Alonso Ruiz Palacios) B+ Review
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising (Steven S DeKnight) C Capsule  
  • Paddington 2 (Paul King) B+ 
  • Racer and the Jailbird (Michael R Roskam) C+ Review 
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (Phil Johnston & Rich Moore) C+ 
  • Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) C- Review, Worst of Year
  • Rider, The (Chloe Zhao) B John's Review
  • Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) A-² Review 
  • Ruben Brandt Collector (Milorad Krstic) B Review Qualifying Run
  • Saturday Church (Damon Cardasis) B 
  • Shoplifters (Hirokazu Koreeda) A- Podcast
  • Sierra Burgess is a Loser(Ian Samuels) C- Streaming only
  • A Simple Favor  (Paul Feig) B+/A-²  Capsule
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard) B Review 
  • Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley) B+ Chris's Review
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (RamseyPersichetti Jr.& Rothman) B+ Tim's Review
  • Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski) B+
  • Suspiria  (Luca Guadagnino) C+ Podcast
  • A Star is Born (Bradley Cooper) A-² Review 
  • Stan & Ollie (Jon S Baird) B/B+  Review
  • Three Identical Strangers  (Tim Wardle) B Glenn's Review 
  • Tito and the Birds (Bitar, Catoto, Steinberg) C+ Tim's Review Qualifying Run
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Susan Johnson) C+ Streaming only
  • Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug) D+ Worst of Year
  • Tully (Jason Reitman) A- ReviewScreenplay
  • Under the Tree (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson) C+
  • Unsane (Steven Soderbergh) C- Capsule  
  • We the Animals (Jeremiah Zagar) B+² Review 
  • Western  (Valeska Grisebach) A-/B+ Review 
  • What They Had  (Elizabeth Chomko)
  • Where is Kyra?  (Andrew Domanascenu) B  Review 
  • Wldows (Steve McQueen) B+² Review, Second Look
  • Wife, The (Bjorn Runge) B Review 
  • Wildlife (Paul Dano) A- Review 
  • Wrinkle in Time, A (Ava DuVernay) C+ Review 

10 additional films screened but not released in 2018
(and no solid news in 2019 either). No streaming or theatrical showings other than festivals

  • Discreet (Travis Mathews) F -No US Distributor Yet Worst of Year
  • Duelles (Olivier Masset-Depasse) B- -No US Distributor Yet Capsule
  • Fig Tree (Alamork Davidian) B -No US Distributor Yet Capsule
  • Howard (Don Hahn) B - Documentary Long List but Not Released
  • Marriage, The (Blerta Zeqiri) B+ Foreign Film Submission
  • Miss Arizona (Autumn McAlpin) C+ No US Distributor Yet
  • Quietud, La (Pablo Trapero) C No US Distributor Yet Review
  • River, The (Emir Baigazin) B+  Capsule
  • Saint Bernard Syndicate, The (Mads Brügger) C- Distributor: Uncork'd TBA Worst of Year
  • That Time of Year (Paprika Steen) C+ No US Distributor Yet Review

Reviewed by Team Member (Nathaniel Hasn't Seen)
Italics = Still awaiting theatrical release

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 

Chappaquiddick (John Curran) Jason's Review
China Hustle, The (Jeff Rothstein) Glenn's Review
Christopher Robin (Marc Forster) Chris's Review
Cloverfield Paradox, The (Julius Onah) Spencer's Review Streaming only

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
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 
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Sophie Fiennes) Glenn's Review

 (David Gordon Green) Chris'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

(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 
Monrovia Indiana (Frederick Wiseman) Glenn's Review

The Night Eats the World (Dominique Rocher) Jason's Review 

Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The (Hallström & Johnston) Chris's Review

O.G. (Madeleine Sackler) Murtada's Review
Obey (Jamie Jones) Jason's Review

 (Brian Crano) Jason's Review 
Price of Everything, The (Nathaniel Kahn) Glenn's Review
Private Life
(Tamara Jenkins) Chris's Review -Qualifying / Streaming

(Julie Cohen and Betsy West) Glenn's Review
Rachel Papers, The (Laura Brownson) Glenn's Review
Ray & Liz (Richard Billingham) Murtada's Review
Red Sparrow (Francis Lawrence) Eric'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
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 

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

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