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The Movies of 2018: World Premieres
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⑤ Indispensable to film fans, even if it's flawed
Ash Is Purest White Dir. Jia Zhangke. Zhao Tao, Liao Fan, Diao Yinan B+
Black Panther Dir. Ryan Coogler. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira B+
Donbass Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. Valeriu Andriutã, Natalya Buzko, Evgeny Chistyakov A–
Graves without a Name Dir. Rithy Panh. Documentary about genocide's legacies A–
Happy as Lazzaro Dir. Alice Rohrwacher. Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani A–
High Life Dir. Claire Denis. Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth B+
If Beale Street Could Talk Dir. Barry Jenkins. KiKi Layne, Stephan James A
The Image Book Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Images and texts evoking modern chaos B+
Isle of Dogs Dir. Wes Anderson. Voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin A–
Joy Dir. Sudabeh Mortezai. Anwulika Alphonsus, Mariam Sanusi, Angela Ekeleme A–
Long Day's Journey into Night Dir. Bi Gan. Huang Jue, Tang Wei, Li Meng B
Madeline's Madeline Dir. Josephine Decker. Helena Howard, Molly Parker B
ROMA Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Nancy García García A–
Sorry to Bother You Dir. Boots Riley. Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson B+

④ Good or bad, this is risky and original work
3 Faces Dir. Jafar Panahi. Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei B+
Angelo Dir. Markus Schleinzer. Makita Samba, Ryan Nzogang, Kenny Nzogang A–
ANIARA Dirs. Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja. Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian B+
Annihilation Dir. Alex Garland. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac C+
At War Dir. Stéphane Brizé. Vincent Lindon, Mélanie Rover, Jean Grosset B+
Birds of Passage Dirs. Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra. Natalia Reyes, José Acosta B
BlacKkKlansman Dir. Spike Lee. John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier B–
Blindspotting Dir. Carlos López Estrada. Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Javina Gavankar B–
Border Dir. Ali Abbasi. Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson B+
Burning Dir. Lee Chang-dong. Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun, Choi Seung-ho B
Buy Me a Gun Dir. Julio Hernández Cordón. Matilde Hernandez, Rogelio Sosa B
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Dir. Marielle Heller. Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant B+
Capernaum Dir. Nadine Labaki. Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw 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+
Erased,_Ascent of the Invisible Dir. Ghassan Halwani. Documentary B+
The Favourite Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz B
First Man Dir. Damien Chazelle. Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke A–
The Grand Bizarre Dir. Jodie Mack. Experimental collage about global fabrics B–
The Hate U Give Dir. George Tillman, Jr. Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby B+
Hale County This Morning, This Evening Dir. RaMell Ross. Documentary B+
Hereditary Dir. Ari Aster. Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro B+
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians Dir. Radu Jude B
Jumpman Dir. Ivan I. Tverdovskiy. Denis Vlasenko, Anna Slyu, Vilma Kutaviciute B+
Leave No Trace Dir. Debra Granik. Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Ben Foster B+
Manta Ray Dir. Phuttiphong Aroonpheng. Wanlop Rungkumjad, Aphisit Hama B+
Monsters and Men Dir. Reinaldo Marcus Green. John David Washington B+
Ready Player One Dir. Steven Spielberg. Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn B–
Shakedown Dir. Leilah Weinraub. Documentary collage from black lesbian strip club B
Shoplifters Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda. Jyo Kairi, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô A–
The Tale Dir. Jennifer Fox. Laura Dern, Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter B
Transit Dir. Christian Petzold. Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese B–
Tully Dir. Jason Reitman. Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston A–
Vox Lux Dir. Brady Corbet. Raffey Cassidy, Natalie Portman, Stacy Martin, Jude Law B+
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? Dir. Roberto Minervini A–
The Wild Pear Tree Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Doğu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir B

③ Try to make time, but don't cry if you miss it
Angels Are Made of Light Dir. James Longley. Documentary about Afghanistan B
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Dirs. Joen and Ethan Coen. Tim Blake Nelson B–
Beautiful Boy Dir. Felix van Groeningen. Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet C+
Blockers Dir. Kay Cannon. Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton B
Boy Erased Dir. Joel Edgerton. Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton, Nicole Kidman B
Call Her Ganda Dir. PJ Raval. Documentary about murdered Filipina trans sex worker C–
Christabel Dir. Alex Levy-Heller. Milla Fernandez, Lorena Castanheira B
Christopher Robin Dir. Marc Forster. Ewan McGregor, voice of Jim Cummings B
Cities of Last Things Dir. Ho Wi Ding. Lee Hong-Chi, Jack Kao, Huang Lu B–
Cold War Dir. Paweł Pawlikowski. Tomasz Kot, Joanna Kulig, Borys Szyc B
Colette Dir. Wash Westmoreland. Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough B–
Crazy Rich Asians Dir. Jon M. Chu. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh B–
Destroyer Dir. Karyn Kusama. Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Toby Kebbell B
Diamantino Dirs. Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt. Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares B–
Edge of the Knife Dirs. Gwaii Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown. Tyler York, William Russ C+
EXT. Night Dir. Ahmad Abdalla. Karim Kassem, Mona Hala, Sherief El Desouky B–
Falls Around Her Dir. Darlene Naponse. Tantoo Cardinal, Gail Maurice, Tina Keeper B
Fast Color Dir. Julia Hart. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney B–
Free Solo Dirs. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin. Documentary about climbing B+
Girls of the Sun Dir. Eva Husson. Golshifteh Farahani, Emmanuelle Bercot C+
Gloria Bell Dir. Sebastián Lelio. Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Caren Pistorius B
Hard Paint Dirs. Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon. Shico Menegat, Bruno Fernandes B
He Loves Me Dir. Konstantinos Menelaou. Hermes Pittakos, Sanuye Shoteka B
I Feel Pretty Dirs. Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein. Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams B–
Love, Simon Dir. Greg Berlanti. Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp C+
Minding the Gap Dir. Bing Liu. Documentary about young men in Rockford, Illinois B
The Miseducation of Cameron Post Dir. Desiree Akhavan. Chloë Grace Moretz C+
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Dir. Christopher McQuarrie. Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill C+
Monrovia, Indiana Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary about a small U.S. town B+
Museo Dir. Alonso Ruizpalacios. Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro B–
My Home, in Libya Dir. Martina Melilli. Documentary about a cross-cultural connection B
A Private War Dir. Matthew Heineman. Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander B–
A Quiet Place Dir. John Krasinski. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds C
Rafiki Dir. Wanuri Kahiu. Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Jimmy Gathu B–
RBG Dirs. Julie Cohen, Betsy West. Documentary about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg B–
Sauvage Dir. Camille Vidal-Naquet. Félix Maritaud, Éric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla B
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland Dirs. Kate Davis, et al. B–
Screwdriver Dir. Bassam Jarbawi. Ziad Bakri, Jameel Khoury, Areen Omari B
Sew the Winter to My Skin Dir. Jahmil K.T. Qubeka. Ezra Mabengeza, Peter Kurth C+
Sorry Angel Dir. Christophe Honoré. Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste B
Srbenka Dir. Nebojša Slijepčević. Documentary about controversial Croatian play B
A Star Is Born Dir. Bradley Cooper. Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott B+
Suspiria Dir. Luca Guadagnino. Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Angela Winkler D
Three Identical Strangers Dir. Tim Wardle. Documentary about reunited triplets C+
Touch Me Not Dir. Adina Pintilie. Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Hanna Hofmann B
Viper Club Dir. Maryam Keshavarz. Susan Sarandon, Julian Morris, Edie Falco B
Vision Dir. Naomi Kawase. Juliette Binoche, Masatoshi Nagase, Takanori Iwa B
Whitney Dir. Kevin Macdonald. Documentary about Whitney Houston's rise and fall B
Widows Dir. Steve McQueen. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez B
Wildlife Dir. Paul Dano. Ed Oxenbould, Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Camp B
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Dir. Morgan Neville. Documentary about Fred Rogers 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
As I Lay Dying Dir. Mostafa Sayyari. Majid Aghakarimi, Nader Fallah, Elham Korda B
At Eternity's Gate Dir. Julian Schnabel. Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Emmanuelle Seigner D+
Bel Canto Dir. Paul Weitz. Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Ryo Kase, Tenoch Huerta D
[Censored] Dir. Sari Braithwaite. Documentary about Austrlian film censorship D
Climax Dir. Gaspar Noé. Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub C+
Creed II Dir. Steven Caple, Jr. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson C+
Divine Wind Dir. Merzak Allouache. Abdelatif Benahmed, Hacène Benzerari C–
The Front Runner Dir. Jason Reitman. Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Chris Coy B–
Game Night Dirs. John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein. Jason Bateman B–
Girl Dir. Lukas Dhont. Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Katelijne Damen D
Green Book Dir. Peter Farrelly. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini D+
The Happy Prince Dir. Rupert Everett. Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas C–
In Fabric Dir. Peter Strickland. Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jaygann Ayeh C–
Incredibles 2 Dir. Brad Bird. Voices of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell C
Look at Me Dir. Néjib Belkhadi. Nidhal Saadi, Idryss Kharroubi, Sawseen Maalej C+
Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again Dir. Ol Parker. Lily James, Amanda Seyfried C–
Mario Dir. Marcel Gisler. Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec, Jürg Plüss C+
Maya Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve. Roman Kolinka, Aarshi Banerjee, Alex Descas C
Ocean's Eight Dir. Gary Ross. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway B–
The Old Man & the Gun Dir. David Lowery. Robert Redford, Casey Affleck C
Our Time Dir. Carlos Reygadas. Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Phil Burgers D+
Red Sparrow Dir. Francis Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons D
The Rest I Make Up Dir. Michelle Memran. Documentary about Maria Irène Fornés C+
This Changes Everything Dir. Tom Donahue. Documentary about Hollywood sexism B–
Unsane Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Amy Irving C–
What They Had Dir. Elizabeth Chomko. Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon B–

① Low ambition, little originality, easy to forget
Bohemian Rhapsody Dir. Bryan Singer. Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy D–
Devil's Path Dir. Matthew Montgomery. Stephen Twardokus, JD Scalzo, Steve Callahan D
Halloween Dir. David Gordon Green. Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, Judy Greer F
Nobody's Fool Dir. Tyler Perry. Tika Sumpter, Tiffany Haddish, Omari Hardwick 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–