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The Movies of 2019: U.S. Releases
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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+
High Life Dir. Claire Denis. Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth A–
The Image Book Dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Images and texts evoking modern chaos B+
Long Day's Journey into Night Dir. Bi Gan. Huang Jue, Tang Wei, Li Meng B

④ Good or bad, this is risky and original work
3 Faces Dir. Jafar Panahi. Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei B+
ANIARA Dirs. Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja. Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian B+
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
Diane Dir. Kent Jones. Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Andrea Martin, Deirdre O'Connell B+
Her Smell Dir. Alex Ross Perry. Elisabeth Moss, Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin C+
The Last Black Man in San Francisco Dir. Joe Talbot. Jimmie Fails B+
Rafiki Dir. Wanuri Kahiu. Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Jimmy Gathu B–
The Souvenir Dir. Joanna Hogg. Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton B
Sunset Dir. László Nemes. Juli Jakab, Vlad Ivanov, Levenete Molnár, Julia Jakubowska B–
Transit Dir. Christian Petzold. Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese B–
Us Dir. Jordan Peele. Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph B
The Wild Pear Tree Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Doğu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir B
Woman at War Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jˇhann Sigurðarson A–

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
Diamantino Dirs. Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt. Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares B–
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
Hotel by the River Dir. Hong Sang-soo. Ki Joo-bong, Kwon Hae-hyo, Yoo Joon-sang C–
Sauvage Dir. Camille Vidal-Naquet. Félix Maritaud, Éric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla B
Sorry Angel Dir. Christophe Honoré. Pierre Deladonchamps, Vincent Lacoste B
Touch Me Not Dir. Adina Pintilie. Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Hanna Hofmann B
Under the Silver Lake Dir. David Robert Mitchell. Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough D+

② Even if it's good, it's hardly groundbreaking
The Biggest Little Farm Dir. Don Chester. Documentary about a California farm B
Booksmart Dir. Olivia Wilde. Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Skyler Gisondo C+
Climax Dir. Gaspar Noé. Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub C+
The Dead Don't Die Dir. Jim Jarmusch. Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny C–
Girl Dir. Lukas Dhont. Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Katelijne Damen D
Knife + Heart Dir. Yann Gonzalez. Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Jonathan Genet D+
Late Night Dir. Nisha Ganatra. Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson, Reid Scott C–
Little Woods Dir. Nia DaCosta. Tessa Thompson, Lily James, James Badge Dale C
The Mustang Dir. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruce Dern C+
Non-Fiction Dir. Olivier Assayas. Guillaume Canet, Vincent Macaigne C
Our Time Dir. Carlos Reygadas. Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Phil Burgers D+
Rocketman Dir. Dexter Fletcher. Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden C+
Serenity Dir. Steven Knight. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong F
The White Crow Dir. Ralph Fiennes. Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ralph Fiennes C+

① Low ambition, little originality, easy to forget
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral Dir. Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry D