Thursday, July 19, 2018

2018 Movie List -- The Top 89 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (9) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

Won't You Be My Neighbor? ***1/2
Three Identical Strangers ***1/2
A Quiet Place ***1/2
The Rider ***1/2
Mission: Impossible - Fallout ***1/2
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (HBO) ***
Sicario: Day of the Soldado ***
Red Sparrow ***
Tully ***

THE GOOD (26) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

American Animals ***
Hereditary ***
Game Night ***
Blockers ***
Eighth Grade ***
Incredibles 2 ***
Andre the Giant (HBO) ***
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (HBO) ***
Skyscraper ***
Lords of Chaos ***
Black Panther ***
Tag ***
I Feel Pretty ***
Ready Player One ***
Upgrade ***
Tragedy Girls ***
Summer of '84 ***
Holiday ***
Calibre ***
The Ritual ***
Hotel Artemis **1/2
Solo: A Star Wars Story **1/2
Burden **1/2
Small Town Crime **1/2
Beirut **1/2
Set It Up **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (19) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

The Equalizer 2 **1/2
BlacKkKlansman **1/2
Leave No Trace **1/2
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot **1/2
Fahrenheit 451 (HBO) **1/2
Paterno (HBO) **1/2
The Tale (HBO) **1/2
First Reformed **1/2
Adrift **1/2
The 15:17 to Paris **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 (12) - 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.

Uncle Drew ***
Den of Thieves **1/2
A Futile and Stupid Gesture **1/2
Life of the Party **1/2
The First Purge **1/2
Keep Watching **1/2
Like Me **1/2
Gotti **
The Commuter **
Death Wish **
Game Over, Man! **
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (19) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

Ant-Man and the Wasp **1/2
Ocean's 8 **
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom **
Avengers: Infinity War **
Annihilation **
Unsane **
Rampage **
Arizona **
Mandy **
Bad Samaritan **
Never Goin' Back **
The Catcher Was a Spy **
The Miseducation of Cameron Post **
The Strangers: Prey at Night **
The Guilty **
Beast **
Truth or Dare *1/2
Ibiza *1/2
Gringo *1/2

THE BAD (4) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

Deadpool 2 *
The Cloverfield Paradox 1/2*
Dark Crimes 1/2*
Sorry to Bother You 1/2*

IN PROGRESS (2) - I started watching these but I never quite finished. Make of that what you will.

Super Troopers 2 (5 minutes)
The Week Of (30 minutes)

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

OOPS, I MISSED (48): 7 Days in Entebbe, 10x10, 12 Strong, Action Point, A Kid Like Jake, Anon, Billy Boy, Book Club, Damsel, The Death of Stalin, Disobedience, Early Man, A Fantastic Woman, Fifty Shades Freed, Filmworker, Final Portrait, First Match, Flower, Hearts Beat Loud, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Hurricane Heist, In Darkness, Insidious: The Last Key, The Insult, Kings, Lean on Pete, The Lodgers, Loveless, Love, Simon, Mary Shelley, Mute, The Neighbor, Nostalgia, On Chesil Beach, Outside In, The Outsider, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Paddington 2, Proud Mary, Puzzle, Roxanne Roxanne, Superfly, Tau, Tomb Raider, Veronica, Where Is Kyra?, Winchester, A Wrinkle in Time

COMING SOON (16): Alpha, Extinction, Father of the Year, The Happytime Murders, Hot Summer Nights, Juliet Naked, Kin, The Little Stranger, Mile 22, Papillon, A Prayer Before Dawn, Searching, Slender Man, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Unfriended: Dark Web, We the Animals