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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)
A Quiet Place (04.02/04.06/04.02)
Tully (05.01/05.04/05.04)
Black Panther (02.13/02.16/02.13)
A Wrinkle in Time (03.17/03.09/03.23)
Mary Magdalene (03.05/TBA/03.16)
Beast (09.18.17/05.11/04.27)
Summer 1993 (05.12/05.25/TBA)
The Insult (02.13/01.12/TBA)
A Fantastic Woman (01.25/02.02/03.02)
Makala (09.21.17/TBA/02.02)
Even When I Fall (04.09/TBA/04.13)
McQueen (05.14/07.20/06.08)
RBG (04.28/05.04/TBA)
Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2018 (90th Academy Awards) (02.07/02.09/direct to VOD)

[4.5 stars]
Isle of Dogs (03.19/03.23/03.30)
I Kill Giants (03.27/03.23/04.06)
The Cinema Travellers (01.17/TBA/01.26)
ACORN and the Firestorm (05.08/04.06/TBA)
Loveless (01.16/02.16/02.09)
Where Is Kyra? (04.06/04.06/TBA)
Game Night (02.22/02.23/03.02)
Funny Cow (04.04/TBA/04.20)
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)
Unsane (03.13/03.23/03.23)
Disobedience (04.24/04.27/TBA)
Angels Wear White (05.04/05.04/TBA)
Annihilation (03.25/02.23/direct to Netflix)
Madame (03.17/03.23/TBA)
Borg vs McEnroe (09.11.17/04.13/09.22.17)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
(04.08/direct to Netflix/04.20)
The Chamber (01.18.17/02.23/03.10.17)
The Party (10.09.17/02.16/10.13.17)
Sweet Country (04.22/04.06/03.09)
Love After Love (04.28/03.30/TBA)
New Town Utopia (05.03/TBA/05.04)
Love, Simon (04.03/03.16/04.06)
Finding Your Feet (03.07/03.30/02.23)
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (05.17/TBA/06.27)
Tehran Taboo (02.15/02.14/TBA)
Please Stand By (01.25/01.26/TBA)
Edie (05.01/TBA/05.25)
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)
The Judge (04.29/04.13/TBA)
Saving Brinton (05.17/05.18/06.26)
Jeune Femme (aka Montparnasse Bienvenüe) (05.15/TBA/05.18)
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)
Little Pink House (04.14/04.20/TBA)
The Hurricane Heist (04.03/03.09/04.06)
Avengers: Infinity War (04.26/04.27/04.26)
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 (11.08.17/05.11/12.15.17)
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (04.08/04.13/TBA)
Rampage (04.11/04.13/04.11)

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

[3 stars]
Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (04.17/04.27/04.20)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (03.21/03.23/03.23)
Thoroughbreds (04.07/03.09/04.06)
Gemini (09.20.17/03.30/TBA)
Never Steady, Never Still (04.17/TBA/04.20)
Crowhurst (03.23/TBA/03.23)
Revenge (05.09/05.11/05.11)
Every Day (04.14/02.23/04.20)
Mohawk (03.02/03.02/TBA)
Half Magic (02.18/02.23/TBA)
Blockers (03.22/04.06/03.30)
Anon (04.30/direct to Netflix/05.11)

[2.5 stars]
Custody (Jusqu’à la garde) (02.21/TBA/04.13)
Lean on Pete (09.26.17/04.06/05.04)
Foxtrot (09.26.17/03.02/TBA)
The Cured (02.23/02.23/05.11)
All I Wish (aka A Little Something for Your Birthday) (03.27/03.30/TBA)
Furlough (03.16/03.16/TBA)
Scorched Earth (02.02/02.02/TBA)
Wildling (04.09/04.13/04.20)
Breaking In (05.10/05.11/05.11)

give it a miss

[2 stars]
Beirut (04.15/04.11/TBA)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (05.01/05.25/05.11)
Tomb Raider (03.14/03.16/03.14)
Ghost Stories (12.04.17/04.20/04.06)
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)
Midnight Sun (03.15/03.23/03.30)
Sherlock Gnomes (04.22/03.23/05.11)

[1.5 stars]
On Chesil Beach (10.07.17/05.18/05.18)
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]
Anything (05.16/05.11/TBA)
The Titan (04.17/direct to Netflix/04.13)
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)
Ready Player One (03.28/03.29/03.28)
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)
Life of the Party (05.10/05.11/05.10)
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)
Show Dogs (04.15/05.18/05.25)

[0 stars]
Truth or Dare (04.12/04.13/04.13)
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)
I Feel Pretty (05.04/04.20/05.04)
Deadpool 2 (05.15/05.18/05.15)

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