Ready Player One – Tully – Isle of Dogs – Black Panther – Cold War – Hereditary – Annihilation

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The Movies of 2018: World Premieres
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Full Listing of Films Screened

⑤ Indispensable to film fans, even if it's flawed
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–

④ Good or bad, this is risky and original work
Annihilation Dir. Alex Garland. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac C+
Hereditary Dir. Ari Aster. Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro B+
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–
Tully Dir. Jason Reitman. Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston A–

③ Try to make time, but don't cry if you miss it
Fast Color Dir. Julia Hart. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney B–
Love, Simon Dir. Greg Berlanti. Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp C+
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–
Three Identical Strangers Dir. Tim Wardle. Documentary about reunited triplets C+
Whitney Dir. Kevin Macdonald. Documentary about Whitney Houston's rise and fall 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
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
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–

① Low ambition, little originality, easy to forget
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–