Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2018 Movie List -- The Top 49 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (4) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

Three Identical Strangers ***1/2
A Quiet Place ***1/2
Red Sparrow ***
Tully ***

THE GOOD (15) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

American Animals ***
Hereditary ***
Game Night ***
Blockers ***
Eighth Grade ***
Andre the Giant (HBO) ***
Lords of Chaos ***
Black Panther ***
Ready Player One ***
Tragedy Girls ***
Summer of '84 ***
Holiday ***
Burden **1/2
Small Town Crime **1/2
Beirut **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (12) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot **1/2
Paterno (HBO) **1/2
First Reformed **1/2
Isle of Dogs **1/2
Monster **1/2
Piercing **1/2
Assassination Nation **1/2
Lizzie **1/2
You Were Never Really Here **1/2
Monsters and Men **1/2
The Kindergarten Teacher **1/2
Blindspotting **1/2

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (7) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

Den of Thieves **1/2
A Futile and Stupid Gesture **1/2
Keep Watching **1/2
Like Me **1/2
The Commuter **
Death Wish **
Game Over, Man! **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (10) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

Annihilation **
Unsane **
Arizona **
Mandy **
The Catcher Was a Spy **
The Miseducation of Cameron Post **
The Strangers: Prey at Night **
The Guilty **
Truth or Dare *1/2
Gringo *1/2

THE BAD (1) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

The Cloverfield Paradox 1/2*

IN PROGRESS (0) - I started watching these but I never quite finished. Make of that what you will.

EMBARGOED (0) - Silence is golden... for now.

OOPS, I MISSED (36): 7 Days in Entebbe, 10x10, 12 Strong, The 15:17 to Paris, The Death of Stalin, Disobedience, Early Man, A Fantastic Woman, Fifty Shades Freed, Final Portrait, First Match, Flower, The Hurricane Heist, Insidious: The Last Key, The Insult, Kings, Lean on Pete, The Lodgers, Loveless, Love, Simon, Mute, The Neighbor, Nostalgia, Outside In, The Outsider, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Paddington 2, Proud Mary, The Rider, The Ritual, Roxanne Roxanne, Tomb Raider, Veronica, Where Is Kyra?, Winchester, A Wrinkle in Time

COMING SOON (6): Avengers: Infinity War, Beast, I Feel Pretty, Rampage, Super Troopers 2, Upgrade