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2018 Films, By Grade

82 films
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Last Updated 9/23/2018

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

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee) Review
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
(Marielle Heller) Review
(Sebastian Lelio)  Review 
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)
First Man (Damien Chazelle) Review
 (Ari Aster) Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Appropriation or HomageJapanese viewCapsule 
Museo (Alsono Ruiz Palacios) Capsule
(Alfonso Cuarón) Review
A Simple Favor
(Paul Feig)
A Star is Born
(Bradley Cooper)
(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
(Karyn Kusama) Review
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) Review
Fig Tree
 (Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian) Capsule
First Reformed
(Paul Schrader)
(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)
(Zhang Yimou)
(Christian Petzold)

B  |  B- Worth Seeing. Recommended With Reservations

Annihilation (Alex Garland)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed)
(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)
(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
 (Travis Mathews)
 (Denis Gamze Erguven) Review 

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