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Title: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Corndog on January 01, 2019, 11:49:11 AM
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Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Corndog on January 01, 2019, 11:49:26 AM
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Bondo on January 01, 2019, 12:08:47 PM
At The Heart of Gold A+
They Shall Not Grow Old A
Knives Out A
Midsommer A-
Seberg A-
Capernaum A-
Climax A-
New Year's Eve A-
Tigers Are Not Afraid B+
Booksmart B+
Portrait of a Lady on Fire B+
The Current War B+
Married Story B+
Fighting With My Family B+
The Infiltrators B+
The Report B+
Just Mercy B+
The Truth B+
Avengers: Endgame B+
The Guilty B+
Captain Marvel B+
Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken B+
Harriet B+
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark B+
Isn't It Romantic B
Escape Room B
The Farewell B
After Parkland B
The Mustang B
Olympic Dreams B
Peterloo B
Us B
Prosecuting Evil B
Judy B
Teen Spirit B
National Secrets B
Last Christmas B
Gemini Man B
Ready or Not B
Toy Story 4 B
On The Basis of Sex B-
The Last Black Man in San Francisco B-
Io B-
Hustlers B-
Downton Abbey B-
Parasite B-
Time For Ilhan B-
Apollo 11 B-
Brittany Runs a Marathon B-
Honey Boy B-
Always Be My Maybe B-
Happy Death Day 2 U B-
Pain and Glory B-
Five Feet Apart B-
The Right to Rest B-
Ad Astra C+
Miss Bala C+
The Lego Movie 2 C+
Charlie's Angels C+
Jojo Rabbit C+
Glass C+
Clemency C+
Fast Color C+
The Edge of Democracy C+
Guava Island C+
Alone/Together C+
The Highwaymen C+
Alita: Battle Angel C+
Anna and the Apocalypse C+
The Lion King C+
The Dead Don't 'Die C
Yesterday C
Ordinary Love C
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu C
Little C
The Great American Lie C
What Men Want C-
Girl C-
The Perfection C-
Captive State C-
Zombieland: Double Tap C-
Destroyer C-
Transit C-
The Souvenir C-
Rocketman C-
High Life D+
Shazaam D+
Wine Country D+
Amazing Grace D
The Nightingale D
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood F
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: goodguy on January 01, 2019, 12:09:39 PM
Previously: 2018 (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=14652.msg882227#msg882227)
Note: Films nominated for Oscars or Filmspots are on the 2018 list, even when they are technically 2019 films for me.
* = Most recent additions (November)

------- 9/10 -------

   1) Ich war zuhause, aber (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7760890/)  (AKA I Was at Home, But, Angela Schanelec)  Germany/Serbia
   2) Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9749570/)  (AKA Heimat is a Space in Time, Thomas Heise)  Germany/Austria

------- 8/10 -------

   3) Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8613070/)  (AKA Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma)  France
   4) Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6121444/)  (Abdellatif Kechiche)  France/...

------- 7/10 -------

   5) Dylda (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt10199640/)  (AKA Beanpole, Kantemir Balagov)  Russia
   6) Zombi Child (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9056192/)  (Bertrand Bonello)  France
   7) The Souvenir (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6920356/)  (Joanna Hogg)  UK
   8) Macht das alles einen Sinn? Und wenn ja - warum dauert es so lange? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt10395028/)  (AKA Does all this make any sense? And if so - why does it take so long?, Andreas Wilcke)  Germany
   9) Djamilia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8228894/)  (AKA Jamilia, Aminatou Echard)  France/Kyrgystan
  10) Premičres solitudes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942044/)  (AKA Young Solitude, Claire Simon)  France
  11) Bisbee '17 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7520286/)  (Robert Greene)

------- 6/10 -------

  12) High Life (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4827558/)  (Claire Denis)  France/...
  13) L'île au trésor (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8455816/)  (AKA Treasure Island, Guillaume Brac)  France
  14) Das melancholische Mädchen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6353076/)  (AKA Aren't You Happy?, Susanne Heinrich)  Germany
  15) La flor (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9047474/)  (Mariano Llinás)  Argentina
  16) Napszállta (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5855772/)  (AKA Sunset, László Nemes)  Hungary/France
  17) L'homme fidčle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8075202/)  (AKA A Faithful Man, Louis Garrel)  France
  18) Vox Lux (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5960374/)  (Brady Corbet)
  19) Ruben Brandt, Collector (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6241872/)  (Milorad Krstic)  Hungary
  20) Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9577852/)  (Martin Scorsese)
  21) Doubles vies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7250056/)  (AKA Non-Fiction, Olivier Assayas)  France
  22) Grass (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7913172/)  (Hong Sang-soo)  South Korea

------- 5/10 -------

  23) A Vigilante (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6211976/)  (Sarah Daggar-Nickson)
  24) Varda par Agnčs (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9530198/)  (AKA Varda by Agnes, Agnčs Varda)  France
  25) Une fille facile (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9632590/)  (AKA An Easy Girl, Rebecca Zlotowski)  France
  26) Gisaengchung (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6751668/)  (AKA Parasite, Bong Joon-ho)  South Korea

------- 4/10 -------

  27) Piercing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6516314/)  (Nicolas Pesce)
  28) Divino Amor (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8311958/)  (AKA Divine Love, Gabriel Mascaro)  Brazil/...
  29) Brecht (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6358156/)  (Heinrich Breloer)  Germany
  30) Pet Names (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7004152/)  (Carol Brandt)
  31) The Great Pretender (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7912678/)  (Nathan Silver)
  32) The Dead Don't Die (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8695030/)  (Jim Jarmusch)

------- 3/10 -------

  33) Starfish (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700182/)  (A.T. White)
* 34) Midsommar (Director's Cut) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8772262/)  (Ari Aster)
  35) Booksmart (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489887/)  (Olivia Wilde)
  36) Us (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6857112/)  (Jordan Peele)
  37) Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6806448/)  (David Leitch)
  38) Alita: Battle Angel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437086/)  (Robert Rodriguez)
  39) Shazam! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448115/)  (David F. Sandberg)
* 40) Dora and the Lost City of Gold (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7547410/)  (James Bobin)
  41) Avengers: Endgame (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154796/)  (Anthony Russo, Joe Russo)

------- 2/10 -------

  42) Captain Marvel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154664/)  (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck)
  43) The Beach Bum (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6511932/)  (Harmony Korine)
  44) Men in Black: International (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2283336/)  (F. Gary Gray)
  45) Anna (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7456310/)  (Luc Besson)  France
  46) Missing Link (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6348138/)  (Chris Butler)
  47) John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6146586/)  (Chad Stahelski)

------- 1/10 -------

  48) Greta (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2639336/)  (Neil Jordan)  Ireland/US

Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: 1SO on January 01, 2019, 12:46:20 PM
★ ★ ★ ˝
Toy Story 4

★ ★ ★ - Very Good
Avengers: Endgame
Parasite
Dolemite is My Name

★ ★ ★ - Good
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Midsommar: Director's Cut
Knock Down the House
Us
Downton Abbey
Crawl
Booksmart
High Flying Bird
Climax

★ ★ ★ - Okay
Under the Silver Lake
Jojo Rabbit
Hobbs and Shaw
Aladdin
Ready or Not
Long Shot
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
The Irishman
The Kid Who Would Be King
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Captain Marvel

★ ★ ˝
The Lion King
Joker
Rocketman
Shazam!
Lady and the Tramp
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Brightburn

★ ★
Alita: Battle Angel
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
Glass
John Wick 3
Pet Sematary
Dumbo

★ ˝
Hellboy
It Chapter 2
Her Smell
Happy Death Day 2U
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: philip918 on January 01, 2019, 04:24:14 PM
Ash is Purest White
Knife + Heart
Bisbee '17
Parasite
The Farewell
Holiday
Birds of Passage
Rolling Thunder Revue
Dolemite is My Name
Monos
Transit
Us
High Life
Furie
Deadwood
Always Be My Maybe
Long Shot
Honeyland
Amazing Grace
Avengers: Endgame
Captain Marvel
Downton Abbey
Apollo 11
Fighting With My Family
John Wick 3
The Beach Bum
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Crawl
Booksmart
Echo in the Canyon
Wine Country
Fast Color
The Wind
The Souvenir
Alita: Battle Angel
The Silence
Hellboy
Vox Lux

DNF
A Bread Factory (45 minutes in and it wasn't for me)
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (ran out of time on rental - planning to rewatch)
Leaving Neverland (watched the first half and that felt like enough)
Good Boys (15 minutes, wasn't into it)
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: StudentOFilm on January 05, 2019, 12:07:51 AM
1. Deadwood
2. Avengers: Endgame
3. Spider-Man: Far From Home
4. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
5. Shazam
6. Captain Marvel
7. Pet Sematary
8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
9. Glass
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Junior on June 24, 2019, 02:23:24 PM
Despite not having a bunch of movies that I loved (yet), there are still a good number of movies I enjoyed watching so far this year.

36. Hellboy
35. Brightburn
34. Escape Room
33. The Prodigy
32. Pet Sematary
31. Dark Phoenix
30. Glass
29. The Grand Bizarre
28. Velvet Buzzsaw
-------The Line Between Bad and Moderately Good--------
27. Dumbo
26. Happy Death Day 2U
25. The Lego Movie: The Second Part
24. Alita: Battle Angel
23. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
22. Aladdin
-------The Line Between Moderately Good and Pretty Good-------
21. Greta
20. Boar
19. The Wind
18. Late Night
17. Horror Noire
16. Homecoming
15. Long Shot
14. Captain Marvel
13. Rocketman
--------The Line Between Pretty Good and Really Good--------
12. High Flying Bird
11. Climax
10. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
9. Avengers: Endgame
8. The Missing Link
7. The Dead Don't Die
--------The Line Between Really Good and Great--------
6. Booksmart
5. Shazam!
4. Toy Story 4
3. Us
2. John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
1. High Life
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: pixote on June 25, 2019, 01:53:23 PM
Despite not having a bunch of movies that I loved (yet), there are still a good number of movies I enjoyed watching so far this year.

Where's The Perfection fall?

pixote
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 25, 2019, 04:21:59 PM
Seeing Hellboy so low makes me sad. I decided to skip it.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Junior on June 25, 2019, 04:54:10 PM
Despite not having a bunch of movies that I loved (yet), there are still a good number of movies I enjoyed watching so far this year.

Where's The Perfection fall?

pixote

Gah! I always miss something. It's because I'm bad at keeping my letterboxd up to date. To answer your question, between Horror Noire and Late Night.

Seeing Hellboy so low makes me sad. I decided to skip it.

Makes me sad too. It's probably a bit better than the stuff directly above it, but the emotion pain was too much to keep it from the bottom of my list for now.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 01, 2019, 09:53:03 PM
Here are the ten films I've liked the most through the first half of 2019, in no order except for the order in which they are in:

1. Climax
2. The Beach Bum
3. The Souvenir (Part One)
4. Under The Silver Lake
5. The Farewell
6. The Art Of Self-Defense
7. Deadwood: The Movie
8. The Last Black Man In San Francisco
9. Teen Spirit
10. Glass

I wrote about them in a bit more detail on my blog (http://"https://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2019/07/taking-on-2019-top-films-of-year-so-far.html").

An interesting stat: half of these are A24 films.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Will on September 08, 2019, 12:35:53 AM
1. Honeyland
2. High Flying Bird
3. Blinded by the Light
4. Us
5. The Farewell
6. Knock Down the House
7. Pokemon Detective Pikachu
8. Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce
9. Booksmart
10. The Beach Bum
11. The Dead Don't Die
12. Avengers: Endgame
13. Apollo 11
14. Rocketman
15. Toy Story 4
16. The Souvenir
17. Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw
18. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
19. Captain Marvel
20. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
21. The Hustle


Not too crazy about this year. My #1 is an absolute must-see though.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: dusty bottoms on October 30, 2019, 05:57:24 AM
My year so far. I fully expect 'Waves', 'The Farewell', 'Uncut Gems' to make the top 15. Maybe even 'The Lighthouse' if I see it.


1. Leto  ★★★★˝

2. Capernaum  ★★★★

3. Parasite  ★★★★

4. Birds of Passage  ★★★★

5. American Woman  ★★★★

6. And Breathe Normally  ★★★★

7. Us  ★★★★

8. Light of My Life  ★★★★

9. Happy as Lazzaro  ★★★★

10. The Souvenir  ★★★★

11. Queen of Hearts  ★★★˝

12. Joker  ★★★˝

13. High Life  ★★★˝

14. Midsommar  ★★★˝

15. Paddleton  ★★★˝

16. Dirty God  ★★★˝

17. Aniara  ★★★˝

18. In Fabric  ★★★˝

19. The Art of Self-Defense  ★★★˝

20. The Death & Life of John F. Donovan  ★★★˝

21. Only You  ★★★˝

22. The Mustang  ★★★˝

23. Back Fork  ★★★˝

24. The Dead Don’t Die  ★★★˝

25. Pink Wall  ★★★˝

26. The Beach Bum ★★★

27. The Death of Dick Long  ★★★

28. Starfish  ★★★

29. Booksmart  ★★★

30. Rosie  ★★★

31. Low Low  ★★★

32. Rattlesnakes  ★★