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2018’s films ranked

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2018 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the OFCS and AWFJ awards); some films released in the UK without US releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2018 unless otherwise noted.


other yearly rankings:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003


my reaction under gag order for now

[none at the moment]

my reaction under consideration

[none at the moment]

worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]
Paddington 2 (10.29.17/01.12/11.10.17)
The Death of Stalin (10.02.17/03.09/10.20.17)
Black Panther (02.13/02.16/02.13)
Beast (09.18.17/TBA/04.27)
The Insult (02.13/01.12/TBA)
A Fantastic Woman (01.25/02.02/03.02)
Makala (09.21.17/TBA/02.02)

[4.5 stars]
The Cinema Travellers (01.17/TBA/01.26)
Loveless (01.16/02.16/02.09)

[4 stars]
Journey’s End (11.20.17/03.16/02.02)
The Mercy (12.16.17/TBA/02.09)
The Chamber (01.18.17/02.23/03.10.17)
The Party (10.09.17/02.16/10.13.17)
Tehran Taboo (02.15/02.14/TBA)
Please Stand By (01.25/01.26/TBA)
Mary and the Witch’s Flower (01.18/01.19/05.18)
Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story (01.18/01.19/TBA)
Final Portrait (08.18.17/03.23/08.18.17)

[3.5 stars]
12 Strong (01.23/01.19/01.26)
Goldstone (10.16.16/03.09/TBA)
The Final Year (01.21/01.19/01.19)
In the Land of Pomegranates (01.05/01.05/TBA)
Journeyman (10.08.17/TBA/03.30)

worth seeing, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it

[3 stars]
[none at the moment]

[2.5 stars]
Lean on Pete (09.26.17/03.30/02.16)
Foxtrot (09.26.17/03.02/TBA)
Scorched Earth (02.02/02.02/TBA)

give it a miss

[2 stars]
Mom and Dad (02.05/01.19/03.09)
Ghost Stories (12.04.17/TBA/04.13)
Early Man (01.14/02.16/01.26)
Small Town Crime (10.10.17/01.19/TBA)
Winchester (02.02/02.02/02.02)
The Boy Downstairs (02.16/02.16/TBA)

[1.5 stars]
On Chesil Beach (10.07.17/06.15/06.15)
The Commuter (01.11/01.12/01.19)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (01.22/01.26/01.26)

[1 star]
Basmati Blues (02.12/02.09/direct to VOD)
L’Amant Double (08.08.17/02.14/06.01)
You Were Never Really Here (10.13.17/04.06/03.09)
Attraction (Prityazhenie) (01.18/TBA/01.19)
Peter Rabbit (02.04/02.09/03.16)
Fifty Shades Freed (02.09/02.09/02.09)
Black Hollow Cage (09.28.17/02.09/TBA)

[.5 stars]
Padmaavat (01.31/01.25/01.25)

[0 stars]
Lies We Tell (11.08.17/02.02/02.02)
Native (02.13/TBA/02.23)
The 15:17 to Paris (02.09/02.09/02.09)

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