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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–
America to Me Dir. Steve James. Documentary about racial achievement gaps in school 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
Sorry to Bother You Dir. Boots Riley. Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson 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
Angels Wear White Dir. Vivian Qu. Vicky Chen, Zhou Meijun, Jiang Xinyue, Peng Jing B
Annihilation Dir. Alex Garland. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac C+
BlacKkKlansman Dir. Spike Lee. John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier B–
Blindspotting Dir. Carlos López Estrada. Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Javina Gavankar B–
Dark Money Dir. Kimberly Reed. Documentary about corporate involvement in elections B+
Eighth Grade Dir. Bo Burnham. Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Luke Prael, Emily Robinson B+
First Reformed Dir. Paul Schrader. Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Philip Ettinger B+
Hereditary Dir. Ari Aster. Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro 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 Harcourt McKenzie, Ben Foster B+
No Date, No Signature Dir. Vahid Jalilvand. Amir Aghaee, Navid Mohammadzadeh 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–
The Tale Dir. Jennifer Fox. Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter 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
Christopher Robin Dir. Marc Forster. Ewan McGregor, voice of Jim Cummings 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
En el séptimo día Dir. Jim McKay. Fernando Cardona, Abel Perez, Gilberto Jimenez C+
The Endless Dirs. Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead. Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead 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+
Kings Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven. Halle Berry, Lamar Johnson, Daniel Craig B–
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+
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts Dir. Mouly Surya. Marsha Timothy, Dea Panendra C+
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Dir. Christopher McQuarrie. Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill C+
November Dir. Rainer Sarnet. Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Heino Kalm, Arvo Kukumägi B
The Other Side of Everything Dir. Mila Turajlić. Documentary about secret history 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
RBG Dirs. Julie Cohen, Betsy West. Documentary about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg B–
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
Three Identical Strangers Dir. Tim Wardle. Documentary about reunited triplets C+
Where Is Kyra? Dir. Andrew Dosunmu. Michelle Pfeiffer, Kiefer Sutherland B
Whitney Dir. Kevin Macdonald. Documentary about Whitney Houston's rise and fall B
Woman Walks Ahead Dir. Susanna White. Jessica Chastain, Michael Greyeyes C+
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Dir. Morgan Neville. Documentary about Fred Rogers 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
The 15:17 to Paris Dir. Clint Eastwood. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler D
Are We Not Cats Dir. Xander Robin. Michael Patrick Nicholson, Chelsea LJ Lopez B–
Dark River Dir. Clio Barnard. Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Shane Attwooll C
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–
Incredibles 2 Dir. Brad Bird. Voices of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell C
Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again Dir. Ol Parker. Lily James, Amanda Seyfried C–
Ocean's Eight Dir. Gary Ross. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway B–
Red Sparrow Dir. Francis Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons D
Unsane Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Amy Irving C–
Under the Tree Dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson C

① Low ambition, little originality, easy to forget
On Chesil Beach Dir. Dominic Cooke. Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson F
The Party Dir. Sally Potter. Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Timothy Spall D–
Proud Mary Dir. Babak Najafi. Taraji P. Henson, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Billy Brown F
The Seagull Dir. Michael Mayer. Annette Bening, Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan C–