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The Movies of 2018: U.S. Releases
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⑤ Indispensable to film fans, even if it's flawed
A Ciambra Dir. Jonas Carpignano. Pio Amato, Damiano Amato, Koudous Seihon A–
Ava Dir. Sadaf Foroughi. Mahour Jabbari, Shayesteh Sajadi, Bahar Noohian A–
Black Panther Dir. Ryan Coogler. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira B+
Isle of Dogs Dir. Wes Anderson. Voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin A–
On Body and Soul Dir. Ildikó Enyedi. Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi B
Western Dir. Valeska Grisebach. Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Viara Borisova A
Zama Dir. Lucrecia Martel. Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Minujín, Matheus Nachtergaele A

④ Good or bad, this is risky and original work
Annihilation Dir. Alex Garland. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac C+
First Reformed Dir. Paul Schrader. Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Philip Ettinger B+
The Judge Dir. Erika Cohn. Documentary about Palestinian female Shari'a judge B
Lean on Pete Dir. Andrew Haigh. Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Amy Seimetz A–
Leave No Trace Dir. Debra Granik. Thomasin McKenzie Harcourt, Ben Foster B+
Ready Player One Dir. Steven Spielberg. Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn B–
The Rider Dir. Chloé Zhao. Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Lane Scott B–
Tully Dir. Jason Reitman. Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston A–
You Were Never Really Here Dir. Lynne Ramsay. Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts B+

③ Try to make time, but don't cry if you miss it
12 Days Dir. Raymond Depardon. Documentary about French psychiatric patients in court B
24 Frames Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. Two-dozen vignettes extrapolated from old photos B
Beauty and the Dogs Dir. Kaouther Ben Hania. Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli B
The Death of Stalin Dir. Armando Iannucci. Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi B
Disobedience Dir. Sebastián Lelio. Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola B
Gemini Dir. Aaron Katz. Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Nelson Franklin B
Good Luck Dir. Ben Russell. Documentary about Serbian and Surinamese mines B+
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Dir. Sophie Fiennes. Documentary B
The Green Fog Dirs. Guy Maddin, Galen Johnson, Evan Johnson. Experimental film C
Hannah Dir. Andrea Pallaoro. Charlotte Rampling, André Wilms, Jean-Michel Balthazar B
In Between Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud. Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura B–
The Insult Dir. Ziad Doueiri. Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh C+
Let the Sun Shine In Dir. Claire Denis. Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois B
Love, Simon Dir. Greg Berlanti. Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp C+
November Dir. Rainer Sarnet. Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Heino Kalm, Arvo Kukumägi B
Paddington 2 Dir. Paul King. Voice of Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville B–
A Quiet Place Dir. John Krasinski. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds C
Rogers Park Dir. Kyle Henry. Christine Horn, Jonny Mars, Antoine McKay, Sara Sevigny B
Sweet Country Dir. Warwick Thornton. Hamilton Morris, Natassia Gorey Furber B
The Workshop Dir. Laurent Cantet. Matthieu Lucci, Marina Foïs, Warda Rammach B
A Wrinkle in Time Dir. Ava DuVernay. Storm Reid, Deric McCabe, Levi Miller C

② Even if it's good, it's hardly groundbreaking
Are We Not Cats Dir. Xander Robin. Michael Patrick Nicholson, Chelsea LJ Lopez B–
The Day After Dir. Hong Sang-soo. Kwon Hae-hyo, Kim Min-hee, Kim Sae-byeok C
Double Lover Dir. François Ozon. Marina Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Myriam Boyer B–
Game Night Dirs. John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein. Jason Bateman B–
Red Sparrow Dir. Francis Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons D

① Low ambition, little originality, easy to forget
On Chesil Beach Dir. Dominic Cooke. Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson F
Proud Mary Dir. Babak Najafi. Taraji P. Henson, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Billy Brown F