Category: Jordan Hoffman’s Movie Journal

Films Seen 1/1 – 2/2

Please Stand By (2018), Ben Lewin, D [Vimeo]
Insidious: The Last Key (2017), Adam Robitel, C- [UA Kaufman Astoria 14]
Prototype (2018), Blake Williams, B- [Museum of the Moving Image]
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago (2016), Peter Pardini, C [Delta Airlines]
RBG (2018), Betsy West, Julie Cohen, B- [Vimeo]
Clara’s Ghost (2018), Bridey Elliot, B+ [Park City Library]
The Kindergarten Teacher (2018), Sara Colangelo, A- [Park City Library]
Juliet, Naked (2018), Jesse Peretz, C [Eccles Theater]
Don’t Worry, He Can’t Get Far on Foot (2018), Gus Van Sant, B- [Eccles Theater]
Tyrel (2018), Sebastián Silva, B+ [Park City Library]
Wildlife (2018), Paul Dano, B [Eccles Theater]
The Tale (2018), Jennifer Fox, A- [Eccles Theater]
Lizzie (2018), Craig William Macneill, B+ [Prospector Theater]
Yardie (2018), Idris Elba, C- [Metropolitan Holiday Village]
Colette (2018), Wash Washmoreland, A- [Eccles Theater]
Come Sunday (2018), Joshua Marston, B- [Eccles Theater]
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018), Desiree Akhavan, A [Eccles Theater]
Ophelia (2018), Claire McCarthy, D [Eccles Theater]
Beirut (2018), Brad Anderson, B [Eccles Theater]
Burden (2018), Andrew Heckler, B- [Eccles Theater]
Sorry To Bother You (2018), Boots Riley, B- [Eccles Theater]
The Catcher Was A Spy (2018), Ben Lewin, B- [Eccles Theater]
Battle of the Sexes (2018), Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, C [Delta Airlines]
Batman and Harley Quinn (2017), Sam Liu, A- [Delta Airlines]
The Oslo Diaries (2017), Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan, B- [Vimeo]
Madeline’s Madeline (2017), Josephine Decker, B+ [Vimeo]
Sully (2016), Clint Eastwood, B [DVD]
True Crime (1999), Clint Eastwood, C- [DVD]
The Man In The White Suit (1951), Alexander Mackendrick, B [FilmStruck]
The Death of Stalin (2018), Armando Iannucci, B- [Magno Screening Room]
Person to Person (2017), Dustin Guy Defa, A- [Hulu]

Films Seen 9/20 – 12/31

Blue Steel (1990), Kathryn Bigelow, B+
BPM (2017), Robin Campillo, B+
The Day After (2017), Hong Sang-soo, B-
Cielo (2017), Alison McAlpine, A-
American Made (2017), Doug Liman, B
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Denis Villeneuve, A-
Four Sisters: The Hippocratic Oath (2017), Claude Lanzmann, A
Four Sisters: Baluty (2017), Claude Lanzmann, A-
Four Sisters: The Merry Flea (2017), Claude Lanzmann, B
Four Sisters: Noah’s Ark (2017), Claude Lanzmann, B+
Zama (2017), Lucrecia Martel, B
Voyeur (2017), Miles Kane and Josh Koury, B
The Last of the Unjust (2013), Claude Lanzmann, A
Only the Brave (2017), Joseph Kosinski, B-
I love You, Daddy (2017), Louis C.K., B-
Lady Bird (2017), Greta Gerwig, B+
Wonder Wheel (2017), Woody Allen, A-
78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (2017), Alexandre O. Philippe, C
Mansfield 66/67 (2017), P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes, B
1945 (2017), Ferenc Török, B-
The Last of the Mohicans (1936), George Seitz, B
The Disaster Artist (2017), James Franco, B
Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Taika Waititi, B
Gilbert (2017), Neil Berkely, B-
Marathon (1992), Carlos Saura, B
Tokyo Olympiad (1966), Kon Ichikawa, A-
Last Flag Flying (2017), Richard Linklater, B+
The Band’s Visit (2007), Eran Kolirin, A
13 Days in France (1968), Claude Lelouch and Fançois Reichenbach, A-
Visions of Eight (1973), Lelouch et al., A-
Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Adam McKay, D
Thelma (2017), Joachim Trier, A-
Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Kenneth Branagh, C
Galaxy Quest (1999), Dean Parisot, A
Justice League (2017), Zach Snyder, D
I, Tonya (2017), Craig Gillespe, A-
Darkest Hour (2017), Joe Wright, B-
Jane (2017), Brett Morgen, C
The Post (2017), Steven Spielberg, A
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Nicholas Meyer, A+
Wormwood (2017), Errol Morris, A-
The Ornithologist (2017), João Pedro Rodrigues, B+
The Human Surge (2017), Eduardo Williams, C
Princess Cyd (2017), Stephen Cone, B
A Fantastic Woman (2017), Sebastián Lelio, A-
Phantom Thread (2017), Paul Thomas Anderson, A-
The Other Side of Hope (2017), Aki Kaurismäki, B+
It Comes At Night (2017), Trey Edward Shults, C
Bill Frisell: A Portrait (2017), Emma Franz, B
Red Desert (1965), Michelangelo Antonioni, A
The Greatest Showman (2017), Michael Gracey, B
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), Rian Johnson, B+
A German Life (2017), Christian Krönes et al., B
The Mesmerist (2003), Bill Morrison, A
Girls Trip (2017), Malcolm D. Lee, C
Bright (2017), David Ayer, F
The Testament (2017), Amichai Greenberg, A-
My Coffee With Jewish Friends (2017), Manny Kirschheimer, C-
Scrooge (1970), Ronald Neame, B-
Cat People (1942), Jacques Tourneur, A-
Beyond the Clouds (1995), Michelangelo Antonioni with Wim Wenders, A-
Chung Kuo – Cine (China) (1972), Michelangelo Antonioni, B

Films Seen 7/2 – 9/19

The Only Living Boy in New York (2017), Marc Webb, D
Sapphire (1959), Basil Dearden, B+
L’assassin Habite Au 21 (1947), Georges-Henri Clouzot, B+
The Ladies Man (1961), Jerry Lewis, A-
Endless Poetry (2017), Alejandro Jodorowsky, C+
Dunkirk (2017), Christopher Nolan, A-
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), Luc Besson, A-
Logan Lucky (2017), Steven Soderbergh, A-
Detroit (2017), Kathryn Bigelow, B+
La Chinoise (1967), Jean-Luc Godard, A-
The Emoji Movie (2017), Tony Leondis, D
Marjorie Prime (2017), Michael Almereyda, B+
Human Flow (2017), Ai Weiwei, B
Crown Heights (2017), Matt Ruskin, B-
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017), Frederick Wiseman, A
Interstellar (2014), Christopher Nolan, A+
The Dark Crystal (1982), Jim Henson and Frank Oz, A
The Story of the Flaming Years (1961), Yuliya Solntseva, B
The Enchanted Desna (1964), Yuliya Solntseva, A
Tulip Fever (2017), Justin Chadwick, D+
Twin Peaks: The Return (2017), David Lynch, A
Heat and Dust (1983), James Ivory, A-
Autobiography of a Princess (1975), James Ivory, B
Downsizing (2017), Alexander Payne, B+
Borg/McEnroe (2017), Janus Metz Pedersen, C+
The Insult (2017), Ziad Douieri, B-
The Journey (2017), Mohamed Al-Daradj, C
My Days of Mercy (2017), Tali Shalom-Ezer, B+
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House (2017), Peter Landesman, C+
Euphoria (2017), Lisa Langseth, D
The Upside (2017), Neil Burger, B
Plonger (2017), Mélanie Laurent, B+
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017), Angela Robinson, B-
Molly’s Game (2017), Aaron Sorkin, B+
Let The Corpses Tan (2017), Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, B
Foxtrot (2017), Samuel Maoz, A
mother! (2017), Darren Aronofsky, A
The Current War (2017), Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, C
Disobedience (2017), Sebastián Lelio, A-
Chappaquidick (2017), John Curran, B
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017), Martin McDonagh, A-
The Shape of Water (2017), Guillermo Del Toro, B
Papillon (2017), Michael Noer, B
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The Story of Jim Carey & Andy Kaufman With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017), Chris Smith, B+
Crossing Delancey (1988), Joan Micklin Silver, A+

Films Seen 5/10 – 7/1

Ismael’s Ghosts (2017), Arnaud Desplechin, B-
Sea Sorrow (2017), Vanessa Redgrave, D
Loveless (2017), Andrey Zvyagintsev, A-
Wonderstruck (2017), Todd Haynes, B
Blade of the Immortal (2017), Takashi Miike, B+
Let the Sunshine In (2017), Claire Denis, B+
Okja (2017), Bong Joon-ho, B+
Visages Villages (Faces Places) (2017), Agnès Varda and JR, A
The Square (2017), Ruben Östlund, A-
Promised Land (2017), Eugene Jarecki, B+
The Rider (2017), Chloé Zhao, B
Le Redoubtable (2017), Michel Hazanavicius, B+
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017), Noah Baumbach, A-
West of the Jordan (Field Diary Revisited) (2017), Amos Gitai, C-
Happy End (2017), Michael Haneke, B
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Yorgos Lanthimos, B+
The Florida Project (2017), Sean Baker, A
How to Talk To Girls at Parties (2017), John Cameron Mitchell, D
Jeune Femme (Montparnasse-Bienvenue) (2017), Léonor Serraile, A-
Rodin (2017), Jacques Doillon, C+
After the War (2017), Annarita Zambrano, A-
The Beguiled (2017), Sofia Coppola, B
Matzo (1969), Gilberto Tofano, A-
Closeness (2017), Kantemir Balagov, F
A Gentle Creature (2017), Sergei Loznitsa, A-
Good Time (2017), Josh and Benny Safdie, A
The Merciless (2017), Lee Hyo-won, B-
In The Fade (2017), Fatih Akin, B-
I Am Not A Witch (2017), Rungano Nyoni, B+
You Were Never Really Here (2017), Lynne Ramsay, B+
Based on a True Story (2017), Roman Polanski, C+
L’Amant Double (2017), François Ozon, B-
Filmworker (2017), Tony Zierra, B-
Oh Lucy (2017), Atsuko Hirayanagi, B-
Tehran Taboo (2017), Ali Soozandeh, B
Ghostbusters (2016), Paul Feig, B-
Star Trek Beyond (2017), Justin Lin, A+
A Little Romance (1979), George Roy Hill, B+
Wonder Woman (2017), Patty Jenkins, B+
Beau Travail (1999), Claire Denis, A
Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017), Bill Morrison, A
The Mummy (1932), Karl Freund, B
The Mummy (1999), Stephen Sommers, A-
The Mummy (2017), Alex Kurtzman, D
Cars 3 (2017), Brian Fee, C+
My Journey With French Cinema (2017), Bertrand Tavernier, B+
47 Meters Down (2017), Johannes Roberts, B
Starship Troopers (1997), Paul Verhoeven, A
Blaise Pascal (1972), Roberto Rossellini, C
Patriotism (1966), Yukio Mishima, B+
Black Panthers (1968), Agnès Varda, B+
La Cérémonie (1995), Claude Chabrol, B+
City of Ghosts (2017), Matthew Heineman, C
Baby Driver (2017), Edgar Wright, B
War For The Planet of the Apes (2017), Matt Reeves, B-
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Jon Watts, A-
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Nicholas Meyer, A+
The House (2017), Andrew Jay Cohen, C-

Films Seen 4/9 – 5/9

Busy month. But Cannes is coming, and that’ll juke the stats a little.
More (1969), Barbet Schroeder, A-
La Valée (1972), Barbet Schroeder, B
Free Fire (2017), Ben Wheatley, B
Hardware (1990), Richard Stanley, B
Sandy Wexler (2017), Steve Brill, C+
I, Olga Hepnarova (2017), Tomás Weinreb, Petr Kazda, C-
One Week and a Day (2017), Asaph Polonsky, C+
Barry Lyndon (1975), Stanley Kubrick, A
Fantastic Four (2015), Josh Trank, F
Star Trek Nemesis (2002), Stuart Baird, B-
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), George Lucas, D
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), James Gunn, A-
Alien: Covenant (2017), Ridley Scott, C+
The Women’s Balcony (2017), Emil Ben-Shimon, B-

Films Seen 3/12 – 4/8

In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2017), Roger M. Sherman, C-
Drib (2017), Kristoffer Borgli, B+
Porto (2017), Gabe Klinger, B-
The Most Hated Woman In America (2017), Tommy O’Haver, C
I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore (2017), Macon Blair, B-
The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017), Niki Caro, C
A Quiet Passion (2017), Terence Davies, A-
Kong: Skull Island (2017), Jordan Vogt-Roberts, B
King Kong (1977), John Guillermin, B
The Unbelievers (2013), Gus Holwerda, C
The Burmese Harp (1956), Kon Ichikawa, A-
Bent (1997), Sean Mathias, B
Tower (2016), Keith Maitland, A-
Holy Air (2017), Shady Srour, B-
The Wedding Plan (2017), Rama Burstein, C
The Boss Baby (2017), Tom McGrath, C+
Ghost in the Shell (2017), Rupert Sanders, B-
Predator (2017), John McTiernan, B
Twin Peaks: Pilot (1990), David Lynch, A-
Eraserhead (1977), David Lynch, A
Mulholland Drive (2000), David Lynch, A-
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017), John Scheinfeld, C+
The Mother and the Whore (1973), Jean Eustache, A-
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Stanley Kubrick, A+
Graduation (2017), Cristian Mungiu, A
The Memory of Justice (1976), Marcel Ophuls, A
ARQ (2016), Tony Elliot, D
Chicken Ranch (1983), Nick Broomfield and Sandi Sissel, B

Films Seen 2/12 – 3/12

Hidden Figures (2016), Theodore Melfi, B-
Annie Hall (1977), Woody Allen, A+
Fist Fight (2017), Richie Keen, B+
Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (2017), Yariv Mozer, A-
Logan (2017), James Mangold, B+
Everyone Else (2010), Maren Ade, B
The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Chris McKay, B-
A Man Called Ove (2016), Hannes Holm, C-
Land of Mine (2017), Martin Pieter Zandvliet, C+
The Salesman (2017), Asghar Farhadi, B
Get Out (2017), Jordan Peele, B+
Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Mel Gibson, F
The Settlers (2016), Shimon Dotan, B+
Song to Song (2017), Terrence Malick, A-
Kundun (1997), Martin Scorsese, B
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Martin Scorsese, A
Shane (1953), George Stevens, B
Table 19 (2017), Jeffrey Blitz, D
Kiki (2017), Sara Jordenö, B
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2017), Joseph Cedar, A
Junction 48 (2017), Udi Aloni, C
Fados (2007), Carlos Sauda, B
Colossal (2017), Nacho Vigalondo, B+
The Devils (1971), Ken Russell, B+
Raw (2017), Julia Ducournau, A-
The Sense of an Ending (2017), Ritesh Batra, B-
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010), Raúl Ruiz, B

Films Seen 1/1 – 2/11

An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Davis Guggenheim, B-
Menashe (2017), Joshua Weinstein, B+
A Bigger Splash (2016), Luca Guadagnino, B+
An Inconvenient Sequel (2017), Bonni Cohen and John Schenk, C-
Whose Streets? (2017), Sabaah Folayan, A-
Novitiate (2017), Margaret Betts, B-
Landline (2017), Gillian Robespierre, C+
The Big Sick (2017), Michael Showalter, B+
The Discovery (2017), Charlie McDowell, C-
Yellow Birds (2017), Alexandre Moore, C
Mudbound (2017), Dee Rees, A
Wind River (2017), Taylor Sheridan, C+
A Ghost Story (2017), Dovid Lowery, A-
Call Me By Your Name (2017), Luca Guadagnino, A
Wilson (2017), Craig Johnson, C+
The Polka King (2017), Maya Forbes and Wally Wolodarsky, B
Golden Exits (2017), Alex Ross Perry, A-
Long Strange Trip (2017), Amir Bar-Lev, A+
Columbus (2017), Kogonada, B+
The Force (2017), Peter Nicks, B-
The Last Word (2017), Mark Pellington, C-
Rebel in the Rye (2017), Danny Strong, B
Brigs by Bear (2017), Dave McCarey, A-
Newness (2017), Drake Doremus, C
Manifesto (2017), Julian Rosefeldt, B
Tanna (2017), Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, B+
The Cure For Wellness (2017), Gore Verbinski, C+
The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Chris McKay, B
John WickL Chapter 2 (2017), Chad Stahelsky, C+
Fifty Shades Darker (2017), James Foley, B

Films Seen 10/8 – 12/31

El Cid (1961), Anthony Mann, B
Aquarius (2016), Kleber Mendonça Filho, B-
Rats (2016), Morgan Spurlock, B-
The Lost City of Z (2016), James Gray, A-
Personal Shopper (2016), Olivier Assayas, B-
Sieranevada (2016), Cristi Puiu, B
Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016), Michael Moore, C
Loving (2016), Jeff Nichols, B+
I Am Not Your Negro (2016), Raoul Peck, A
Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), Tyler Perry, C
I’m Not Ashamed (2016), Brian Baugh, F
Son Of Frankenstein (2016), Rowland V. Lee, B
Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Roman Polanski, A+
Rachel, Rachel (1968), Paul Newman, A-
Jackie (2016), Pablo Larrain, B+
Hell or High Water (2016), David Mackenzie, B_
Inferno (2016), Ron Howard, D
Doctor Strange (2016), Scott Derrickson, B-
The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Kelly Fremon Craig, B+
Communion (1989), Phillipe Mora, B
Silence (1971), Masahiro Shinoda, B+
Monster Squad (1987), Fred Dekker, B
An American Werewolf in London (1981), John Landis, A+
Blue Collar (1978), Paul Schrader, A-
Affliction (1998), Paul Schrader, B+
Mir Kumen On (1936), Alexander Ford, B+
Lights Out in Europe (1940), Herbert Klein, B
Poltergeist (1982), Tobe Hooper, A-
Anguish (1987), Bigas Lunas, B
Army of One (2016), Larry Charles, F
Lion (2016), Garth Davis, B+
Ne Me Quitte Pas (2013), Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels Van Koevorden, B
Elle (2016), Paul Verhoeven, C+
Manchester By The Sea (2016), Kenneth Lonergan, A-
Allied (2016), Robert Zemeckis, B
Rules Don’t Apply (2016), Warren Beatty, B-
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016), Ang Lee, B
Gold (2016), Stephen Gaghan, D
Moana (2016), Ron Clements and John Musker, B-
Born To Be Blue (2016), Robert Budreau, A-
Bring On The Night (1985), Michael Apted, B+
Tickled (2016), David Farrier and Dylan Reeve, C-
Paterson (2016), Jim Jarmusch, A+
Morris From America (2016), Chad Hartigan, B+
Fire at Sea (2016), Gianfranco Rosi, B
Two Trains Runnin’ (2016), Samuel D. Pollard, B
Silence (2016), Martin Scorsese, A
Things To Come (2016), Mia Hansen-Løve, A-
Arrival (2016), Denis Villeneuve, B+
Elf (2003), Jon Favreau, B
All We Had (2016), Katie Holmes, B-
Passengers (2016), Morten Tyldum, C
I, Daniel Blake (2016), Ken Loach, C+
The Love Witch (2016), Anna Biller, B+
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Gareth Edwards, B
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2015), Morgan Neville, B
World on a Wire (1973), Rainer Werner Fassbinder, B+
The Sound Barrier (1952), David Lean, B+
The Witch (2016), Robert Eggers, A-
Black Robe (1991), Bruce Beresford, B+
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fischer and Debbie Reynolds (2016), Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, B+
Macao (1952), Josef von Sternberg, B
Toni Erdmann (2016), Maren Ade, A

Films Seen 7/17 – 10/7

Howards End (1992), James Ivory, A-
Lights Out (2016), David Sandberg, C-
Star Trek (2009), J.J. Abrams, A+
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), B+
Star Trek Beyond (2016), Justin Lin, A+
Nerve (2016), Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, B
The Land (2016), Steven Capale Jr., C-
Bad Moms (2016), Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, B
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), Travis Knight, C-
Indignation (2016), James Schamus, A-
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Stanley Kubrick, A+
Suicide Squad (2016), David Ayer, C-
Anthropoid (2016), Sean Ellis, C+
Sausage Party (2016), Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, A-
The Lost Arcade (2016), Kurt Vincent, B
Star Trek Beyond (2016), Justin Lin, A+
Ben-Hur (1906), Sidney Alcott et al, N/A
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), Fred Niblo, A-
Ben-Hur (1959), William Wyler, B+
Ben-Hur (2016), Timur Bekmanbetov, B-
Toni Erdmann (2016), Maren Ade, A
Hands of Stone (2016), Jonathan Jakubowicz, D
Great Expectations (1946), David Lean, A-
Tramps (2016), Adam Leon, C
War Dogs (2016), Todd Phillips, B+
Don’t Breathe (2016), Fede Alvarez, B+
The Magnificent Seven (2016), Antoine Fuqua, C
Planetarium (2016), Rebecca Zlotowski, B+
American Honey (2016), Andrea Arnold, B
Things to Come (2016), Mia Hansen-Løve, B+
Klovn Forever (2016), Mikkel Nørgaard, C+
Graduation (2016), Christian Mungiu, A-
Nocturama (2016), Betrand Bonello, B+
The Eagle Huntress (2016), Otto Bell, B
Max Rose (2016), Daniel Noah, D
Maudie (2016), Aisling Walsh, B
Bleed for This (2016), Ben Younger, C+
I Called Him Morgan (2016), Kasper Collin, A
Barakah Meets Barakah (2016), Mahmoud Sabbagh, B
The Bad Batch (2016), Ana Lily Amirpour, C
Arrival (2016), Denis Villeneuve, A-
Burn Your Maps (2016), Jordan Roberts, B
Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (2016), Terrence Malick, B+
American Pastoral (2016), Ewan McGregor, C-
Carrie Pilby (2016), Susan Johnson, B+
Trespass Among Us (2016), Adam Smith, C+
Kékszakállú (2016), Gastón Solnicki, B
Catfight (2016), Onur Tukel, B+
The Limehouse Golem (2016), Juan Carlos Medina, B+
Sing (2016), Garth Jennings, C
Denial (2016), Mick Jackson, B-
Blair Witch (2016), Adam Wingard, C
Salt and Fire (2016), Werner Herzog, C
King of the Dancehall (2016), Nick Cannon, B
Strange Weather (2016), Katherine Dieckmann, B
La La Land (2016), Damien Chazelle, B+
Mascots (2016), Christopher Guest, B
Barry (2016), Vikram Gandhi, B+
Moonlight (2016), Barry Jenkins, A-
Operation Avalanche (2016), Matt Johnson, A-
The Handmaiden (2016), Park Chan-wook, B
Zoology (2016), Ivan Tverdovsky, B
A Dark Song (2016), Liam Gavin, B+
Magadheera (2016), S.S. Rajamouli, B
Pervert Boy (2016), Lee Sang-woo, F
Nirvanna The Band The Show (2016), Matt Johnson, B
The Dwarves Must Be Crazy (2016), Bhin Banloerit, B
Rats (2016), Morgan Spurlock, B-
Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children (2016), Tim Burton, B+
The Lure (2016), Agnieszka Smoczyńska, B+
Raw (2016), Julia Ducournau, A
Darling Sister (2016), Mattie Do, B-
13th (2016) Ava DuVernay, A-
Split (2016), M. Night Shyamalan, B+
Bad Black (2016), Nabwanna I.G.G., B+
Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (2016), Shane Abbess, C
Paterson (2016), Jim Jarmusch, A
Karl Marx City (2016), Paula Epperlein and Michael Tucker, C
Masterminds (2016), Jared Hess, D
Clinton, Inc. (2016), Bill Baber, F
Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016), Bill Morrison, A
Certain Women (2016), Kelly Reichardt, B+
The Girl on the Train (2016), Tate Taylor, D+
Hester Street (1974), Joan Micklin Silver, A
Beginners (2010), Mike Mills, B+
20th Century Women (2016), Mike Mills, B+



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