50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

From a solo Black Panther to a young Han Solo, Spielberg going retro to Barry Jenkins doing James Baldwin – the films we can't wait to see this year

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'The Death of Stalin' (Mar. 9)

It's 1953, the Soviet Union is under the thumb of Josef Stalin, and the secret police and Party toadies keep everything in check. Then Russia's leader dies unexpectedly, and suddenly, a power-grabbing politburo game of musical-chairs is in full swing. It takes a certain kind of director to turn this adaptation of a French graphic novel into a comedy of (t)errors; it takes a satirist of In the Loop director/Veep creator Armando Iannucci's talents to transform this into the sort of farce that makes you lose bladder control. Any comparison to current political corruption and chaos is, of course, completely coincidental. DF

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