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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+
Graves without a Name Dir. Rithy Panh. Documentary about genocide's legacies A–
Isle of Dogs Dir. Wes Anderson. Voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin A–
Sorry to Bother You Dir. Boots Riley. Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson B+

④ Good or bad, this is risky and original work
Aniara Dirs. Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja. Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian 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–
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+
Hereditary Dir. Ari Aster. Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro B+
Leave No Trace Dir. Debra Granik. Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Ben Foster B+
Madeline's Madeline Dir. Josephine Decker. Helena Howard, Molly Parker 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–
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–

③ Try to make time, but don't cry if you miss it
Blockers Dir. Kay Cannon. Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton B
Christopher Robin Dir. Marc Forster. Ewan McGregor, voice of Jim Cummings B
Cold War Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski. Tomasz Kot, Joanna Kulig, Borys Szyc B
Crazy Rich Asians Dir. Jon M. Chu. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh B–
Edge of the Knife Dirs. Gwaii Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown. Tyler York, William Russ C+
Fast Color Dir. Julia Hart. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney 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
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+
The Miseducation of Cameron Post Dir. Desiree Akhavan. Chloë Grace Moretz C+
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Dir. Christopher McQuarrie. Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill C+
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–
Three Identical Strangers Dir. Tim Wardle. Documentary about reunited triplets C+
Touch Me Not Dir. Adina Pintilie. Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Hanna Hofmann B
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
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–

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–