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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

gagged smiley
my reaction under gag order for now

Midnight Sun (03.15/03.23/03.30)

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my reaction under consideration

Unsane (03.13/03.23/03.23)

green light
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)
Mary Magdalene (03.05/TBA/03.16)
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)
Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) (02.07/02.09/direct to VOD)

[4.5 stars]
The Cinema Travellers (01.17/TBA/01.26)
Loveless (01.16/02.16/02.09)
Game Night (02.22/02.23/03.02)
Pad Man (02.25/02.09/02.09)
Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) (02.11/02.09/direct to VOD)

[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)
Finding Your Feet (03.07/03.30/02.23)
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)
Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) (02.07/02.09/direct to VOD)

[3.5 stars]
12 Strong (01.23/01.19/01.26)
Goldstone (10.16.16/03.02/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)
Oh Lucy! (02.19/03.02/TBA)
Mountain (11.08.17/05.18/12.15.17)

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

[3 stars]
Custody (02.21/TBA/03.23)
Mohawk (03.02/03.02/TBA)
Half Magic (02.18/02.23/TBA)

[2.5 stars]
Lean on Pete (09.26.17/03.30/02.16)
Foxtrot (09.26.17/03.02/TBA)
The Cured (02.23/02.23/05.11)
Scorched Earth (02.02/02.02/TBA)

red for no
give it a miss

[2 stars]
Tomb Raider (03.14/03.16/03.14)
Ghost Stories (12.04.17/TBA/04.06)
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)
Claire’s Camera (03.03/03.09/TBA)

[1.5 stars]
On Chesil Beach (10.07.17/06.15/06.15)
The Lodgers (02.25/02.23/TBA)
The Commuter (01.11/01.12/01.19)
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (01.22/01.26/01.26)
Gringo (03.08/03.09/03.09)

[1 star]
Basmati Blues (02.12/02.09/direct to VOD)
Double Lover (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)
November (02.23/02.23/TBA)
Mom and Dad (02.05/01.19/03.09)

[.5 stars]
Padmaavat (01.31/01.25/01.25)
Red Sparrow (03.01/03.02/03.01)
Submission (03.13/03.02/TBA)

[0 stars]
Lies We Tell (11.08.17/02.02/02.02)
Native (02.13/TBA/02.23)
Mute (02.24/03.23/02.23)
The 15:17 to Paris (02.09/02.09/02.09)

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