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.
End-of-year impression: very good, a worthy sequel.
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.
End-of-year impression: moved to 2019. Rumors that we may never see it.
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.
End-of-year impression: pretty good.
2. The Irishman
So what if this movie is going straight to Netflix. Six (seven?) words: Martin Scorsese. Robert De Niro. Mobster movie.
End-of-year impression: moved to 2019.
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.
End-of-year impression: very good. Better on a second viewing.