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My List of Movies to See Before the End of 2018 | Chaz’s Journal

My List of Movies to See Before the End of 2018 | Chaz’s Journal

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NOW THAT THANKSGIVING IS OVER and we’ve got loved gathering with household and mates to provide thanks for the folks and issues that basically matter on this life, it’s time to critically bask in that age outdated journey to the flicks to make amends for the whole lot earlier than the awards reveals are offered. I’ve not seen all the flicks but, so I cannot cull my listing all the way down to a Prime Ten Record till later in December. Nevertheless, I’ve been holding monitor of among the films that I believe are price seeing and I now share that listing with you. Some films on this listing will undoubtedly be nominated for awards on Critics’ Lists or on the Producers and Administrators Guilds. Many have already been added to the Impartial Spirit Awards nominations, and can almost definitely grace the lists for the Golden Globes and even the Oscars. I’m dividing them into classes of Narrative Movies (Elements I and II); Responsible Pleasures; Animation; and Documentaries (Elements I and II), however the movies are being listed in a random order, not essentially so as of desire.  Hope to listen to what’s in your listing. Take pleasure in!—Chaz Ebert (*Record revised and up to date)

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A: NARRATIVE FILMS: BEST OF THE BEST

1. “A Star is Born”

Bradley Cooper’s profitable reimagining of this Hollywood traditional stars an attractive Woman Gaga as a singer whose rising profession enters the stratosphere simply as her lover, a music icon and struggling alcoholic performed convincingly by Cooper, hits the skids. Surprisingly romantic and guaranteed directorial debut, with nice supporting characters performed by Sam Elliott and Andrew Cube Clay.

2. Vice

Christian Bale positions himself on the entrance of the Greatest Actor race (alongside Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody) along with his dead-on portrayal of Dick Cheney in “The Massive Brief” director Adam MacKay’s sensible seriocomic examine of recent political corruption. Amy Adams completely captures the spirit of the conservative spouse who nudges her husband to energy. 

three. “Chilly Battle”

On the heels of his Oscar-winning masterwork, “Ida,” Polish auteur Pawel Pawlikowski brings us one other luxurious black-and-white portrait of mismatched characters, although this time round, they’re lovers (performed by Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot), and primarily based on some biographical particulars from the lives of his dad and mom. This was one in every of my favourite movies at Cannes. And true to his earlier works, the music in every scene is provided organically from what’s going on throughout that point interval.

four. “Roma”

Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar caliber movie recreates from his creativeness the Mexico Metropolis of the early 1970’s, juxtaposing the intimate story impressed by his household’s housekeeper (performed by Yalitza Aparicio) and the political turmoil engulfing the nation. Superbly shot in black and white. 

5. “Capernaum”

One other favourite movie at this 12 months’s Cannes Movie Pageant was Nadine Labaki’s staggering Lebanese drama a few 12-year-old boy who sues his dad and mom for “divorce” after their determined actions of neglect lead to unthinkable tragedy. The performances by younger Zain Al Rafeea and toddler Boluwatife Treasure Bankole are among the many biggest by kids in cinema. 

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6. “Black Panther”

Marvel’s newest field workplace phenomenon was additionally its most significant, with “Creed” director Ryan Coogler crafting one other deeply transferring blockbuster. His model of the fictional African nation of Wakanda broke new floor for illustration in mainstream super-hero lore with Chadwick Boseman’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-like hero clashing with Michael B. Jordan’s multi-dimensional adversary embodying the spirit of Malcolm X. This was the most effective films of the 12 months. 

7. “The Hate You Give” and “BlacKkKlansman”

Amandla Stenberg offers a tremendous efficiency as a highschool scholar whose life must be lived a technique in her African-American neighborhood, and one other at her white prep college. These divisions come crashing down when she witnesses her greatest buddy killed by a policeman. However what provides extra depth to this movie is the household life director George Tillman reveals us beginning with the sturdy loving father performed by Russell Hornsby and Regina Corridor because the mom. The choices made on this movie have an sudden complexity. 

I paired Spike Lee’s “BlackKkKlansman” with “Hate” not as a result of they’re associated, however just because its protagonist is a policeman. This true story of a black policeman in Colorado (John David Washington) who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan with the assistance of a Jewish policeman (Adam Driver) and interacted with David Duke (Topher Grace), the Grand Wizard or Dragon or no matter he was, offers you a decidedly completely different tackle issues. Spike Lee brings the movie full circle to Charlottesville. 

eight. “The Spouse” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

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Glenn Shut delivers one of many 12 months’s best possible performances as a housewife residing within the shadow of her husband, a Nobel prize profitable author (Jonathan Pryce) in Björn Runge’s riveting drama, “The Spouse.”

Melissa McCarthy unveils susceptible new layers of her display persona in Marielle Heller’s very good fact-based movie a few movie star biographer-turned-forger who, like Shut in “The Spouse,” is a good author secretly working below the guise of a distinct identification—solely on this case, she’s breaking the regulation.

9. “First Reformed”

One in every of Roger’s most cherished writers, Paul Schrader, is receiving deserved vital approval for this haunting ode to the sluggish cinema of Robert Bresson, starring Ethan Hawke as a tormented priest descending into fanaticism.

10. “The Story” and “The Kindergarten Instructor”

Two of the 12 months’s greatest movies have been pageant hits directed by girls, and although they weren’t launched in theaters, they’re each bit as deserving of a spot on this listing. Jennifer Fox’s HBO film “The Story” is a staggeringly intimate account of a documentarian (a personality modeled after Fox, performed by Laura Dern) coming to phrases with sexual abuse she skilled in her youth, that she thought was love. 

Sara Colangelo’s Netflix launch “The Kindergarten Instructor,” a robust remake of Nadav Lapid’s 2014 French movie, additionally explores an grownup’s unsettling obsession with a toddler, although on this case, it is the kindergarten instructor (a superb Maggie Gyllenhaal) who turns into fixated on championing the poetic genius of her uncared for scholar. It’s transferring and disturbing . 

11. “Ben is Again” and “Stunning Boy”

Seeing Peter Hedges’ movie made me suppose “Julia is Again,” as Julia Roberts offers such an intense and finely tuned efficiency because the mom of a son fighting habit, that I did not notice how a lot I had missed her on the display till I noticed her right here. Lucas Hedges, in one other topnotch efficiency, leaves you emotionally spent following the antics of a recovering addict who indicators himself out of remedy to spend one vacation along with his household. The movie hammers residence that habit is a household illness, and the addict’s actions have penalties for the entire household. 

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Felix Van Gronengin’s “Stunning Boy,” primarily based on a e book by David and Nic Sheff, follows Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet’s journey of a father’s frustrations in coping with his son’s meth habit over an extended time period, however in an equally grueling method. Each films provide credible glimpses into the madness of habit and within the mum or dad’s helplessness however tenacious refusal to surrender on his/her offspring. 

12. “What They Had” and “Non-public Life”

Elizabeth Chomko’s stunning Chicago-set household drama follows a sister (Hilary Swank) and brother (Michael Shannon) as they reunite to find out find out how to greatest care for his or her Alzheimer’s-stricken mom (Blythe Danner) and their cussed caregiver of a father (Robert Forster) whose love for his spouse by no means dies. 

Tamara Jenkins’ “Non-public Life” (out there for streaming on Netflix) is an equally painful take a look at the efforts of a middle-aged couple (Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn) to have a child, together with their relationship with their niece (Kayli Carter) as a possible surrogate.  

13. “By no means Look Away”

Twelve years after profitable the Greatest International Language Movie Academy Award for his debut characteristic, “The Lives of Others,” Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck returns with a fascinating epic a few younger artist wrestling with ghosts from Germany’s Nazi-era previous. The movie is loosely primarily based on the lifetime of well-known painter Gerhard Richter.

B. NARRATIVE FILMS: MORE MUST SEES

14. “The Entrance Runner”

Jason Reitman’s fact-based drama in regards to the 1988 presidential marketing campaign of senator Gary Hart (performed right here by Hugh Jackman) and the way it collapsed as soon as the media reported on his alleged adultery is a well timed meditation on the purpose in fashionable journalism when politics acquired its scandal-laden focus.

15. “First Man”

Damian Chazelle’s under-appreciated movie about Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) supplies viewers with a visceral account of what it will need to have felt prefer to journey to the moon in NASA know-how circa 1969, and the way the astronauts’ and their households (Claire Foy in a task fairly completely different from Lisbeth Salander) have been in it as a unit. 

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16. “Boy Erased”

Lucas Hedges is great in Joel Edgerton’s deeply transferring adaptation of Garrard Conley’s bestselling novel of a homosexual boy whose dad and mom drive him to endure homosexual conversion remedy. It portrays a tightrope stability of the dehumanizing nature of conversion remedy with out demonizing the characters. Sturdy supporting roles by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe as his dad and mom.

17. “If Beale Avenue May Speak”

“Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins follows his Greatest Image Oscar win with this stirring, quietly elegant adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel a few pregnant girl (KiKi Layne) striving to show the innocence of her husband (Stephan James). 

18. “Inexperienced Ebook”

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen flip in endearing performances in Peter Farrelly’s film primarily based on a real story in regards to the friendship that develops between a gifted African-American musician, Don Shirley, whereas he’s being pushed by way of the south by a white bouncer. It performs like a racially reversed “Driving Miss Daisy,” with a splash of “Planes, Trains and Cars.”

19. “Widows”

Chicago is the setting of Steve McQueen’s fourth characteristic (his first written with Gillian Flynn), a no-holds-barred, however sluggish simmering crime heist that additionally touches upon political shenanigans, financial inequality and ladies reclaiming their energy. Kudos to the ensemble of girl energy represented by Viola Davis, Michele Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo.

20. “Eighth Grade”

Bo Burnham captures the essence of our fashionable anxieties in his empathetic movie in regards to the challenges confronted by a younger lady in her ultimate week of junior highschool. Elsie Fisher offers a dead-on portrayal of the awkardness and uncertainty of adolescence. 

21. “Life and Nothing Extra”

Antonio Méndez Esparza’s arresting character examine facilities on a youngster (Andrew Bleechington) and his overworked single mom (Regina Williams) as they wrestle to seek out their place on this planet. 

22. “The Favorite”

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The ever-surprising Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos might have made his greatest crowd-pleaser so far along with his newest audacious drama set in 18th Century England and populated by Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and an Oscar-worthy Olivia Colman. The sudden dance sequence on this movie is to not be missed!

23. “A Quiet Place” and “Fowl Field”

John Krasinski’s knockout suspense image is extra-special due to the way it makes use of deaf actress Millicent Simmonds and signal language. Simmonds and Emily Blunt ship nuanced performances as a household attempting to outwit fearsome creatures occupying a post-apocalyptic panorama. That is the primary time in a very long time the place the motion on the display was so fraught that it commanded absolute silence from the viewers. Bravo to you, Krasinski.  

I additionally should advocate the upcoming Netflix launch, “Fowl Field,” from Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier, which may simply have been titled “Do not Look Now,” since it’s set in a world the place the very act of seeing, quite than talking, can lead to dying. Sandra Bullock and “Moonlight” star Travante Rhodes head a gifted forged of acquainted faces together with Lil Rel Howery, Sarah Paulson and a really humorous John Malkovich.

24. “Juliet, Bare”

Nick Hornsby’s books craft clueless guys and their dialogue like nobody else, and Jesse Peretz’s adaptation of his novel is a splendid romantic comedy, that includes a triangle of flawed but relatable characters performed by Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and within the trickiest function of all of them, an attractive Chris O’Dowd. 

25. “Depart No Hint”

Debra Granik’s heartbreaking movie delves into the love between a battle veteran (Ben Foster) and his daughter (exceptional newcomer Thomasin McKenzie) and the way their bond is examined by the skin world once they transition from residing within the wild, to residing on this planet. 

C. GUILTY PLEASURES:

1. “Sorry to Trouble You”

My Quantity One responsible pleasure of 2018 is Boots Riley’s outrageous and richly provocative satire. It stars the nice Lakeith Stanfield as an Oakland telemarketer whose profession excels courtesy of his “white voice.” The plot twists on this movie, particularly within the final third, are galvanizing. Tessa Thompson offers one in every of her greatest performances as his artist girlfriend. 

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2. “Loopy Wealthy Asians”

Jon M. Chu’s record-breaking romantic comedy is a landmark in Hollywood illustration, solely the business’s second movie to characteristic an all Asian-cast (after “The Pleasure Luck Membership”). Let’s hope we cannot have to attend 25 years for the following one! 

three. “The Lady within the Spider’s Net”

One other responsible pleasure is Fede Alvarez’s very entertaining adaptation of the fourth installment in Stieg Larsson’s “Dragon Tattoo” collection. “The Queen” star Claire Foy does a whole turnaround and affords her indelible tackle the electrifying heroine Lisbeth Salander. It would not matter whether or not all of it gels or not, the pseudo-psychological exploration of Salander’s pathology that turns her right into a robotic motion determine who saves girls and youngsters from evil-doers is nice sufficient for me. 

four. “Creed II”

 Steven Caple Jr.’s spirited follow-up to Ryan Coogler’s rousing growth of the “Rocky” franchise supplied a lot leisure. Michael B. Jordan returns because the son of Rocky Balboa’s rival-turned buddy, Apollo Creed, however this time he’s paired with the son of his father’s boxing foe, Ivan Drago. Although it isn’t as nice as “Creed,” it nonetheless packs a strong punch. It is wonderful that Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” saga remains to be on the scene 40 years after its first premiere. 

5. “Robin Hood”

Additionally on my listing of responsible pleasures presently in theaters is Otto Bathurst’s energetic and entertaining new model of the Robin Hood legend, with Taron Edgerton because the titular insurgent. He launches a battle towards England’s corrupt monarchy, together with the ever reliable Ben Mendlesohn because the diabolical Sheriff of Nottingham. What makes this model contemporary is that Robin Hood is below the tutelage of Jamie Foxx’s scene-stealing mentor, John, in a task that provides ethnic and spiritual complexity. I can promise you that you’ve by no means seen a Robin Hood like this earlier than, and on this model he’s carrying a cool hoodie, and no tights.  

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D. ANIMATION: 

“Isle of Canines”

I liked each meticulously crafted body of Wes Anderson’s newest stop-motion marvel, the place a Japanese boy goes searching for his ostracized canine companion. Wildly inventive. 

E. DOCUMENTARIES: PART I

1. “Will not You Be My Neighbor?”

There is no query that Fred Rogers, the trailblazing tv buddy of numerous kids and the topic of Morgan Neville’s fantastic movie, embodies the empathetic philosophy our world wants greater than ever. Watching this documentary introduced me again in contact with simply how a lot of a visionary Mr. Rogers was in regards to the human situation, and the truth that ultimately, there may be solely love. He was a compassionate subversive wrapped within the disarming cotton sweet of a kids’s present.

2. “RBG” 

Three cheers for Supreme Court docket Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the multitudes of movie-goers that flocked to Julie Cohen’s and Betsy West’s stirring tribute to her extraordinary legacy. All hail to the Infamous RBG. Additionally price seeing is Mimi Leder’s narrative movie, “On The Foundation of Intercourse,” a few distinct interval of Justice Ginsburg’s life lengthy earlier than the Supreme Court docket. It stars Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux as attorneys attempting to make case regulation outlawing discrimination primarily based on gender.

three. “America to Me”

Steve James’ sprawling exploration of the inequity plaguing one in every of Chicago’s suburb’s most progressive excessive faculties faculties, Oak Park -River Forest, aired in 10 components on STARZ, and is as richly etched as any of his earlier options. 

four. “On Her Shoulders” and “The Worth of Free” 

Alexandria Bombach tells the story of Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old brave Yazidi girl who survives the bodily, sexual and psychological assault of ISIS whereas preventing for the liberty of her folks. She actually was carrying the burden of the world on her shoulders. 

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One other wonderful documentary about one particular person’s struggle for the rights of others is Derek Doneen’s “The Worth of Free.” It was previously known as “Kailash” after the Indian crusader, Kailash Satyarthi, who leads a world motion to rescue kids from pressured work-slavery. His mission is to make sure that kids have the rights to meals, shelter, training and play. This movie builds like a thriller. 

5. “American Chaos,” “American Dharma,” “Fahrenheit 11/9”

This trifecta of documentaries successfully charts how we arrived at a Donald Trump presidency. James D. Stern interviews supporters of the president on the eve of the election, and correctly lets us in on his private emotions about what he’s witnessing. From one other perspective, Errol Morris focuses his formidable lens on the inflammatory phrases of Steve Bannon. As for Michael Moore, his newest scathing take a look at corruption serves as a devastating follow-up to his 1989 breakthrough “Roger & Me,” as his hometown of Flint, Michigan as soon as once more proves to be a microcosm of center class dissolution. 

 6. “Mr. SOUL!”

Melissa Haizlip’s prize-winning documentary illuminates the astonishing achievements of her uncle, Ellis Haizlip, the “Black Johnnie Carson,” and the way his discuss present “Soul!” introduced newfound consciousness to the Harlem Renaissance. Earlier than Oprah, there was Mr. Soul. He hosted black intellectuals, dancers, poets, and activists on public tv at a time in the course of the 1960’s and 70’s when it wasn’t trendy, and positive factors the undesirable consideration of President Richard Nixon, who considers the present a menace to the nation.  

7. “Wonderful Grace”

Reward for producer Alan Elliott for making the completion and launch of Sydney Pollack’s 1972 recording of Aretha Franklin’s stay gospel album within the New Missionary Baptist church in Los Angeles attainable. It options the enduring Reverend James Cleveland, Aretha’s father Rev C. L.Franklin, Gospel nice Clara Ward, and glimpses within the viewers of a baby-faced Mick Jagger. It’s infused with the spirit of the choir led by Alexander Hamilton, and the church-goers chic reactions.

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eight. “Minding the Hole”

“America to Me” section director Bing Liu’s achingly private debut characteristic chronicles the lives of his skateboarding buddies in Rockford, as they arrive to phrases with the pangs of rising up, home abuse and find out how to put together for the long run when the previous has been quite aimless. Genuine and contemporary.

9. “Be Pure: The Untold Story of Alice Man-Blaché”

Pamela B. Inexperienced’s documentary is a must-see in regards to the first-ever feminine director, who made her first film at age 23 in 1896. She was a up to date of Edison and the Lumiere Brothers, however Alice Man-Blaché’s function in filmmaking was written out of historical past. She was liable for over 1,000 movies, and began a studio in New Jersey. It’s astonishing that her title is just not recognized even at some movie faculties. 

10. “Crime + Punishment”

The unlawful quota practices in police departments are revealed by courageous whistleblowers within the New York Police Division, courtesy of Stephen Maing’s important movie which gained a significant award on the Sundance Movie Pageant. 

DOCUMENTARIES: PART II

11. “In Search of Greatness”

“Crimson Military” director Gabe Polsky digs deep into the psychology of revered ice hockey participant Wayne Gretzky, soccer star Pelé, and NFL Corridor of Fame member Jerry Rice, exploring what makes them nice athletes. Among the many movie’s shocking revelations, which might apply to greatness in any area, is that the time spent throughout “free play,” excelling exterior inflexible patterns, added immensely to every of the topic’s talents. Serena Williams can also be included within the image’s array of athletic trailblazers. 

12. “Three An identical Strangers”

The much less you understand about Tim Wardle’s artwork home smash following the lives of three tripletts who had no information of every others’ existence till later in life, the higher. The again story of the experiment that separates them might infuriate you. 

13. “Above and Past: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow”

Rory Kennedy’s breathtaking IMAX movie screened on the Smithsonian Air and House Museum in Washington DC sheds mild not solely on NASA’s 60 12 months historical past and (her uncle) President Kennedy’s imaginative and prescient of a moonshot, but in addition explores the significance of our oceans, the earth’s ecological system and tells why Mars could also be our subsequent frontier.

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14. “Darkish Cash”

To paraphrase the well-known line from “Community,” you can be mad as hell whereas watching Kimberly Reed’s incendiary exposé on the function of untraceable company cash in American politics.

15. “Whitney”

“Touching the Void” Kevin Macdonald remembers the void left by Whitney Houston. We get to revisit performances that present why she known as one of many biggest singers of all time on this biography authorised by her surviving relations. There’s a shocking take a look at the loving relationship shared by Whitney and Bobby Brown, and naturally the tragedy of the drug use that took her away all too quickly.

16. “Quincy”

Alan Hicks and Rashida Jones teamed as much as direct the loving take a look at Jones’ legendary father, the musical drive whose profession has been outlined by the breaking of boundaries. Quincy Jones’ demons have been influenced by his early years in Chicago and his relationship along with his mom, however his prodigious expertise helped make the careers of so many well-known singers and musicians. He’s a real American expertise. 

17. “Maria by Callas”

I used to be enthralled by Tom Volf’s movie in regards to the nice Maria Callas, the Greek-American opera singer from New York, who recounts her life in her personal phrases, due to brilliantly assembled writings and clips.  

18. “Love, Gilda”

Gilda Radner’s time on this earth might have been lower quick by most cancers, however the laughter she left us with on “Saturday Night time Reside” belongs to the ages, as evidenced in Lisa Dapolito’s affectionate movie. 

19. “Kusama: Infinity”

Filmmaker Heather Lenz turns her digital camera on Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and her involuntary journey towards changing into essentially the most extremely prized feminine artist within the twentieth century. What half does psychological sickness play in her obsession with dots and artwork. Additionally an eye-opening take a look at the artwork world and the way a girl artist’s creativity is typically bypassed till it’s mis-appropriated by a male artist.

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20. “The Worth of Every part”

In a 12 months chockfull of memorable movies in regards to the up to date artwork world, Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary is without doubt one of the greatest. How do you establish the worth of artwork? Is the most costly artwork the very best? Who units the worth on what we worth within the artwork world. Fascinating take a look at these questions, with shock solutions. 

21. “Hale County This Morning, This Night”

RaMell Ross’ impressionistic portrait of southern life and the troubling historical past that permeates its beautiful panorama is meditative poetry of the very best order.

AND NOW, THE FULL LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER…

NARRATIVE FILMS

“Fowl Field”

“Black Panther”

Overview by Odie Henderson

Interview with Ryan Coogler by Nell Minow

Interview with Ruth Carter by Nell Minow

“Boy Erased”

Overview by Tomris Laffly

Interview with Joel Edgerton and Garrard Conley by Matt Fagerholm

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Overview by Monica Castillo

“Capernaum”

Cannes evaluate by Chaz Ebert

“Chilly Battle”

Cannes evaluate by Chaz Ebert

“Loopy Wealthy Asians”

Overview by Monica Castillo

“Creed II”

Overview by Odie Henderson

“Eighth Grade”

Overview by Sheila O’Malley

Interview with Bo Burnham by Allison Shoemaker

“The Favorite”

Overview by Tomris Laffly

“First Man”

Overview by Matt Zoller Seitz

“First Reformed”

Overview by Godfrey Cheshire

Interview with Paul Schrader by Peter Sobczynski 

“The Entrance Runner”

Interview with Jason Reitman, Jay Carson and Matt Bai by Tomris Laffly

“The Lady within the Spider’s Net”

“Inexperienced Ebook”

Overview by Christy Lemire

“The Hate U Give”

Overview by Monica Castillo

Interview with Amandla Stenberg and George Tillman Jr. by Nell Minow

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“If Beale Avenue May Speak”

TIFF Overview by Brian Tallerico

“In Search of Greatness”

“Isle of Canines”

“Juliet, Bare”

“The Kindergarten Instructor”

Overview by Tomris Laffly

Interview with Sara Colangelo by Monica Castillo

“Depart No Hint”

Overview by Sheila O’Malley

Interview with Debra Granik by Tomris Laffly

Interview with Ben Foster by Susan Wloszczyna

Interview with Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie by Matt Fagerholm

“Life and Nothing Extra”

Overview by Matt Fagerholm

“By no means Look Away”

“Non-public Life”

Overview by Matt Zoller Seitz

Interview with Tamara Jenkins by Tomris Laffly

“A Quiet Place”

Overview by Brian Tallerico

“Robin Hood”

“Roma”

Overview by Brian Tallerico

“Sorry to Trouble You”

Overview by Brian Tallerico

Interview with Boots Riley by Nick Allen

“A Star is Born”

Overview by Brian Tallerico

“The Story”

Overview by Sheila O’Malley

Vice

“What They Had”

Overview by Monica Castillo

Interview with Elizabeth Chomko and Robert Forster by Nick Allen

“Widows”

Overview by Brian Tallerico

Interview with Gillian Flynn by Allison Shoemaker

“The Spouse”

Overview by Christy Lemire

Interview with Glenn Shut, Christian Slater and Bjorn Runge by Nell Minow

DOCUMENTARIES

“Above and Past: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow”

“Wonderful Grace”

Overview by Odie Henderson

“American Chaos”

“American Dharma”

“America to Me”

Overview by Brian Tallerico

Interview with Steve James by Allison Shoemaker

Interview with Leslie Simmer, David E. Simpson and Alanna Schmelter by Matt Fagerholm

“Be Pure: The Untold Story of Alice Man-Blaché”

“Crime + Punishment”

Overview by Odie Henderson

“Darkish Cash”

“Fahrenheit 11/9”

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Overview by Brian Tallerico

“Hale County This Morning, This Night”

Overview by Odie Henderson

Interview with RaMell Ross by Justine Smith

“Kusama: Infinity”

Overview by Allison Shoemaker

“Love, Gilda”

Overview by Matt Zoller Seitz

“Maria by Callas” 

“Minding the Hole”

Overview by Matt Zoller Seitz

Interview with Bing Liu by Matt Fagerholm

“Mr. SOUL!”

“On Her Shoulders”

Overview by Nell Minow

“The Worth of Every part”

“The Worth of Free”

Sundance juror diary by Chaz Ebert

“Quincy”

Interview with Quincy Jones and Alan Hicks by Vikram Murthi

“RBG”

Interview with Betsy West and Julie Cohen by Matt Fagerholm

“Three An identical Strangers”

Overview by Glenn Kenny

“Whitney”

Overview by Susan Wloszczyna

“Will not You Be My Neighbor?”

Overview by Odie Henderson

Subsequent Article: 2018 IDA Documentary Awards Honor “Minding the Hole,” “Mr. SOUL!” and Extra
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