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2018 Films, By Grade

99 films
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Last Updated 01/03/2019

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

BlacKkKlansman  (Spike Lee) Review
 (Lee Chang-dong) Review
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
(Marielle Heller) Review
(Sebastian Lelio)  Review 
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)
The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos) Review
 (Ari Aster) Review
Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) Appropriation or HomageJapanese viewCapsule 
(Alfonso Cuarón) Review 
Shoplifters (Koreeda)
A Simple Favor
(Paul Feig) Capsule
A Star is Born
(Bradley Cooper) Review, Podcast
Support the Girls
(Andrew Bujalski)
(Jason Reitman) ReviewScreenplay
We the Animals (Jeremiah Zagar) Review 
Western (Valeska Grisebach) Capsule
Wildlife (Paul Dano) Review 

B+ | B  Also Strong. See Them.

Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) Podcast
Border (Ali Abbas)
Boy Erased
(Joel Edgerton)
The Cakemaker
(Ophir Raul Graizer)
Capernaum (Nadine Labaki)
Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski)
Crazy Rich Asians
(Jon M Chu) Review
(Karyn Kusama) Review 
First Man (Damien Chazelle) Review
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
I Feel Pretty (Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein) 
The Kindergarten Teacher (Sara Colangelo) Capsule
Leave No Trace (Debra Granik)
Love Simon
 (Greg Berlanti) ReviewScreenplay
Mary Poppins Returns (Rob Marshall)
Museo (Alsono Ruiz Palacios) Capsule
Paddington 2 ()
Quiet Place, A
 (John Krasinski)  Review2nd OpinionScreenplay 
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Ramsey, Perischetti Jr, Rothman)
The Rider (Chloe Zhao)
What They Had (Elizabeth Chomko)
Widows (Steve McQueen) Review

B  |  B- Worth Seeing. Recommended With Reservations

1985 (Yen Tan)
Annihilation (Alex Garland)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed)
(James Wan)
(Quinn Shephard) Review 
Book Club (Bill Holderman) Review 
El Angel (Luis Ortega)
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Jon Olb & Madeleine Parry) Review 
The Hate U Give (George Tillman, Jr) 
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell) 
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) Review
Incredibles 2, The (Brad Bird)
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 
(Ol Parker) Review
Miseducation of Cameron Post, The (Desiree Akhavan) 
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie) Review 
Ruben Brandt: Collector () 
Saturday Church (Damon Cardasis)
Stan & Ollie (Jon S Baird) 
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle) Review 
Tito and the Birds (Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto)
Where is Kyra
(Andrew Domanascenu) Review 
Wife, The (Bjorn Runge) Review

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

Ben is Back (Peter Hedges)
Avengers: Infinity War (Russo Brothers) Review
Early Man
(Nick Park)
The Front Runner
(Jason Reitman)
Good Manners (Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas) 
Life of the Party (Ben Falcone)  
Mrs Hyde 
(Serge Bozon) Review
Mary Shelley (Haifaa al-Mansour) Review, Interview 
Oceans 8 (Gary Ross)
Ralph Breaks the Internet ()
 (Ron Howard) ReviewDirector Switcheroos 
Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino)
Under the Tree (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson) 
Vox Lux (Brady Corbet) 

C     ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Bleach (Shinsuke Sato)
Children Act, The (Richard Eyre)
Colette (Wash Westmoreland)
Dumplin' ()
Pacific Rim: Uprising (Steven S DeKnight) Capsule 
Racer and the Jailbird
(Michael R Roskam) Review 
Tito and the Birds (Bitar, Catoto, Steinberg)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Susan Johnson)
Zama (Lucretia Martel) Review2nd "A" opinion 


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

Alex Strangelove (Craig Johnson)
Beautiful Boy
(Felix Van Groeningen)
Bird Box (Susanne Bier)
Bohemian Rhapsody
(Bryan Singer)
Deadpool 2 (David Leitch)
Endless, The 
(Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) Review 
The Happytime Murders (Brian Henson)
On the Basis of Sex (Mimi Leder)
Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg) Review
Sierra Burgess is a Loser
(Ian Samuels)
Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug)
Unsane (Steven Soderbergh) Capsule 
Vice (Adam McKay) 
A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay) Review  

D | D - | F  Oh god make it stop!

Darkest Minds, The (Jennifer Yuh Nelson)
Kings (Denis Gamze Erguven) Review 

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