The 30 Movies You Have to See in 2018
5. Creed 2
With one exception, the Rocky movies have been consistently solid, and so the real question is whether Creed 2 can live up to its high-quality predecessor.
This X-Men spinoff, about young mutants in some kind of asylum, appears to play more like a horror film than a superhero film. 20th Century Fox has made some of the best comic book movies of late, so let’s see if the trend continues.
Director Steve McQueen (Shame, 12 Years a Slave) and writer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) bring has four women banding together after their husbands are killed due to criminal matters.
2. The Irishman
So what if this movie is going straight to Netflix. Six (seven?) words: Martin Scorsese. Robert De Niro. Mobster movie.
Alex Garland, who made my #1 movie of 2014 (Ex Machina), returns to direct Natalie Portman in this ambitious-looking sci-fi thriller that bends the laws of nature.