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⑤ Indispensable to film fans, even if it's flawed
BPM (Beats Per Minute) Dir. Robin Campillo. Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart B
Call Me By Your Name Dir. Luca Guadagnino. Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer B+
Coco Dir. Lee Unkrich. Voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt B
Dawson City: Frozen Time Dir. Bill Morrison. Documentary about buried film reels A–
Dunkirk Dir. Christopher Nolan. Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance B
Félicité Dir. Alain Gomis. Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Papi Mpaka, Gaetan Claudia A–
The Florida Project Dir. Sean Baker. Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe B
Get Out Dir. Jordan Peele. Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener A–
A Ghost Story Dir. David Lowery. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Liz Franke, Sonia Acevedo B
Good Time Dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie. Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress A–
Last Men in Aleppo Dir. Feras Fayyad. Documentary about Syrian rescue workers A–
The Lost City of Z Dir. James Gray. Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson B+
mother! Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris B
Nocturama Dir. Bertrand Bonello. Finnegan Oldfield, Laure Valentinelli, Hamza Meziani B+
Okja Dir. Bong Joon-ho. An Seo Hyun, Tilda Swinton, Byun Hee-Bong, Paul Dano B–
The Ornithologist Dir. João Pedro Rodrigues. Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, Wen Han A–
Phantom Thread Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps B+
The Post Dir. Steven Spielberg. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk B+
Raising Bertie Dir. Margaret Byrne. Documentary about black teens in North Carolina A–
The Salesman Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi A–
Starless Dreams Dir. Mehrdad Oskovei. Documentary about Iranian girls' prison A–
Whose Streets? Dir. Saabah Folayan. Documentary about protests in Ferguson, MO A–
Wonderstruck Dir. Todd Haynes. Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael B+
The Work Dir. Jairus McLeary. Documentary about group therapy inside a men's prison A–
The Wound Dir. John Trengove. Nahkane Touré, Niza Jay Ncoyini, Bongile Mantsai B
Your Name Dir. Makoto Shinkai. Voices of Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryûnosuke Kamiki B+

④ Good or bad, this is risky and original work
After the Storm Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda. Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky B
Atomic Blonde Dir. David Leitch. Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Toby Jones B+
Baby Driver Dir. Edgar Wright. Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm C
Beatriz at Dinner Dir. Miguel Arteta. Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, John Lithgow B+
Birthright: A War Story Dir. Civia Tamarkin. Documentary about women's health B
Blade Runner 2049 Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks B
Casting JonBenet Dir. Kitty Green. Documentary about filming a tabloid murder case B+
Columbus Dir. Kogonada. Haley Lu Richardson, John Cho, Parker Posey, Rory Culkin B
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson Dir. David France. Documentary B+
The Death of Louis XIV Dir. Albert Serra. Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d'Assumçao B+
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary B+
Faces Places Dirs. Agnès Varda and JR. Documentary about a roving art project B–
First They Killed My Father Dir. Angelina Jolie. Sreymoch Sareum, Kompheak Phoeung B
For Ahkeem Dirs. Jeremy S. Levine, Landon Van Soest. Documentary B
Free in Deed Dir. Jake Mahaffy. David Harewood, Edwina Findley Dickerson B+
Ghost in the Shell Dir. Rupert Sanders. Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk C+
God's Own Country Dir. Francis Lee. Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Ian Hart B
Human Flow Dir. Ai Weiwei. Documentary survey of global refugee crises B
The Human Surge Dir. Eduardo Williams. Sergio Morosini, Shine Marx B
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Dir. Macon Blair. Melanie Lynskey B
Lady Bird Dir. Greta Gerwig. Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Beanie Feldstein B+
Logan Dir. James Mangold. Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart B
Menashe Dir. Joshua Z. Weinstein. Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus B+
Mudbound Dir. Dee Rees. Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke B–
The Other Side of Hope Dir. Aki Kaurismäki. Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen B
Patti Cake$ Dir. Geremy Jasper. Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay A–
Personal Shopper Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Kristen Stewart, Sigrid Bouaziz B
Princess Cyd Dir. Stephen Cone. Jessie Pinnick, Rebecca Spence, Malic White B+
A Quiet Passion Dir. Terence Davies. Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine B+
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Dir. Dan Gilroy. Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo B–
The Shape of Water Dir. Guillermo del Toro. Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins C+
Song to Song Dir. Terrence Malick. Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender B
The Square Dir. Ruben Östlund. Claes Bang, Terry Notary, Elisabeth Moss B
Thelma Dir. Joachim Trier. Eili Harboe, Henrik Rafaelson, Ellen Dorrit Petersen B
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Dir. Martin McDonagh C
The Untamed Dir. Amat Escalante. Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Eden Villavicencio B
War for the Planet of the Apes Dir. Matt Reeves. Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson B
A Woman's Life Dir. Stéphane Brizé. Judith Chemla, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse A–

③ Try to make time, but don't cry if you miss it
4 Days in France Dir. Jérôme Reybaud. Pascal Cervo, Arthur Igual, Fabienne Babe B
American Anarchist Dir. Charlie Siskel. Documentary about The Anarchist Cookbook B–
The Bad Batch Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour. Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink C–
Battle of the Sexes Dirs. Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton. Emma Stone, Steve Carell B–
Beach Rats Dir. Eliza Hittman. Harris Dickinson, Frank Hadaj, David Ivanov B
The Beguiled Dir. Sofia Coppola. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell B
The Big Sick Dir. Michael Showalter. Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter B
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds TV Movie B
The Challenge Dir. Yuri Ancarani. Documentary about Qatari falcon enthusiasts B–
Colossal Dir. Nacho Vigalondo. Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens D+
Crown Heights Dir. Matt Ruskin. Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul C+
Detroit Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. Algee Smith, John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore C
Downsizing Dir. Alexander Payne. Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig D+
Foxtrot Dir. Samuel Maoz. Lior Ashkenazi, Yonatan Shiray, Sarah Adler, Shira Haas C
Girls Trip Dir. Malcolm D. Lee. Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish B
Graduation Dir. Cristian Mungiu. Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Malina Manovici B
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Dir. Juho Kuosmanen. Jarkko Lahti B
Happy End Dir. Michael Haneke. Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin C–
Harmonium Dir. Kôji Fukada. Tadanobu Asano, Taiga, Mariko Tsutsui B
Heal the Living Dir. Katell Quillévéré. Gabin Verdet, Bouli Lanners, Tahar Rahim B
Hermia & Helena Dir. Matías Piñeiro. Agustina Muñoz, María Villar, Mati Diop B
Hounds of Love Dir. Ben Young. Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry B
I, Tonya Dir. Craig Gillespie. Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney B+
In Between Dir. Maysaloun Hamoud. Sana Jammelieh, Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura B–
In the Fade Dir. Fatih Akin. Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar B
An Inconvenient Sequel Dirs. Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. Documentary B
Ingrid Goes West Dir. Matt Spicer. Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr. B
Karl Marx City Dirs. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker. Documentary about the Stasi B
Kékszakállú Dir. Gaston Solnicki. Laila Maltz, Natali Maltz, María Soldi, Pedro Trocca B
Kiki Dir. Sara Jördeno. Documentary about the New York ball-walking scene B
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan C
Lady Macbeth Dir. William Oldroyd. Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton B
Last Flag Flying Dir. Richard Linklater. Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston C+
Logan Lucky Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig B–
The Lovers Dir. Azazel Jacobs. Tracy Letts, Debra Winger, Melora Walters B–
Lovesong Dir. So Yong Kim. Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Jessie Ok Gray, Sky Ok Gray B+
Loving Vincent Dirs. Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. Animated C+
Manifesto Dir. Julian Rosefeldt. Cate Blanchett, Cate Blanchett, Cate Blanchett C–
Marjorie Prime Dir. Michael Almereyda. Lois Smith, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins C
Maudie Dir. Aisling Walsh. Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose B+
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Dir. Noah Baumbach. Adam Sandler B+
M.F.A. Dir. Natalia Leite. Francesca Eastwood, Peter Vack, Leah McKendrick B–
Molly's Game Dir. Aaron Sorkin. Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner B–
Novitiate Dir. Maggie Betts. Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson B
Paradise Dir. Andrei Konchalovsky. Yuliya Vysotskaya, Peter Kurth, Filipp Dyuken B
Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo Dirs. Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau B
Prevenge Dir. Alice Lowe. Alice Lowe, Kayvan Novak, Gemma Whelan, Tom Davis C+
The Rape of Recy Taylor Dir. Nancy Buirski. Documentary about a 1944 rape case B
Rat Film Dir. Theo Anthony. Documentary about Baltimore, via its rat population B
Raw Dir. Julia Ducournau. Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella B
Santa y Andrés Dir. Carlos Lechuga. Lola Amores, Eduardo Martínez, George Abreu B
Slack Bay Dir. Bruno Dumont. Brandon Lavieville, Didier Després, Fabrice Luchini B
Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Dir. Rian Johnson. Daisy Ridley C–
Staying Vertical Dir. Alain Guiraudie. Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry B–
Step Dir. Amanda Lipitz. Documentary about step-dancing Baltimore high school seniors B
Strong Island Dir. Yance Ford. Documentary about an unprosecuted murder case B
Una Dir. Benedict Andrews. Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Ruby Stokes, Riz Ahmed C+
The Unknown Girl Dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Adèle Haenel, Jérémie Renier B
Viceroy's House Dir. Gurinder Chadha. Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi B–
We Are the Flesh Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter. Noé Hernández, María Evoli B–
Wind River Dir. Taylor Sheridan. Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene B–
Wonder Dir. Stephen Chbosky. Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson B
Wonder Woman Dir. Patty Jenkins. Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Danny Huston D+

② Even if it's good, it's hardly groundbreaking
3 Generations Dir. Gaby Dellal. Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon C
Abundant Acreage Available Dir. Angus MacLachlan. Amy Ryan, Terry Kinney B–
Alien: Covenant Dir. Ridley Scott. Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender C+
All This Panic Dir. Jenny Gage. Documentary about adolescent girls coming of age B–
The Assignment Dir. Walter Hill. Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver D
Brawl in Cell Block 99 Dir. S. Craig Zahler. Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter C+
bwoy Dir. John G. Young. Anthony Rapp, Jimmy Brooks, De'Adre Aziza, Ashton Randle B–
Catfight Dir. Onur Tukel. Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone B–
Darkest Hour Dir. Joe Wright. Gary Oldman, Stephen Dillane, Lily James C
The Disaster Artist Dir. James Franco. Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen C
Frantz Dir. François Ozon. Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber C+
From the Land of the Moon Dir. Nicole Garcia. Marion Cotillard, Àlex Brendemühl B–
The Greatest Showman Dir. Michael Gracey. Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams D
Marshall Dir. Reginald Hudlin. Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown D+
The Midwife Dir. Martin Provost. Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet B
My Cousin Rachel Dir. Roger Michell. Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger C+
Paint It Black Dir. Amber Tamblyn. Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer, Rhys Wakefield C
Split Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley D
Strange Weather Dir. Katherine Dieckmann. Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Kim Coates C
Strike a Pose Dirs. Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. Documentary about backup dancers B–
Stronger Dir. David Gordon Green. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany C+
Suntan Dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos. Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Marcus Collen C+
Thirst Street Dir. Nathan Silver. Lindsay Burdge, Damien Bonnard, Esther Garrel C+
Victoria & Abdul Dir. Stephen Frears. Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard C–
Wakefield Dir. Robin Swicord. Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O'Mara F
Wonder Wheel Dir. Woody Allen. Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple D+
Year by the Sea Dir. Alexander Janko. Karen Allen, Michael Cristofer, Celia Imrie C–

① Low ambition, little originality, easy to forget
All the Money in the World Dir. Ridley Scott. Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg D+
The Devil's Candy Dir. Sean Byrne. Ethan Embry, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Kiara Glasco C–
The Hero Dir. Brett Haley. With Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter C–
It Comes at Night Dir. Trey Edward Shults. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Joel Edgerton C+
Kidnap Dir. Luis Prieto. Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple C
Landline Dir. Gillian Robespierre. Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Edie Falco D+
The Trip to Spain Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon C