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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson

A magical girl learns the Force from The Last Jedi while his nephew freaks out with a red lightsaber.

8

Are You Dreaming?

Anavae

Anavae is criminally underrated and it’s about time they start getting the recognition and respect they deserve.

8

The Shape of Water

Guillermo Del Toro

A brutal but beautiful fairytale about the freedom of living on the fringe.

8

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Julie C. Dao

Xifeng is determined to rise up from her lowly beginnings and become Empress through any means possible in Julie C. Dao’s Evil Queen-inspired debut, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns.

9

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh

An extraordinarily well written film about messed up people who redeem themselves in the worst possible ways for all the right reasons.

7

Justice League

Zack Snyder

Batman puts the band together and the DC Heroes come out to play.

7

Kill The Ideal

Kill The Ideal

Kill The Ideal’s latest EP is loud and proud and we’re into it.

8

COCO

Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina

A boy must choose between his family and his dreams when he’s lost in the Afterlife on the Day of the Dead.

9

Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater

A Linklater film that’s not about slackers who need to grow up but about grown-up adults dealing with loss and regrets.

8

Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh

Murder on the Orient Express is the story of the World’s Greatest Detective, Hercule Poirot, who while on an impromptu train ride back to London meets an American, Mr. Ratchett, who is then killed overnight.