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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
Little Women A
Midsommer A
Knives Out A
They Shall Not Grow Old A
The Art of Self-Defense A
At The Heart of Gold A
Capernaum A-
Climax A-
New Year's Eve A-
Portrait of a Lady on Fire A-
1917 A-
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood B+
Booksmart B+
Weathering With You B+
Bombshell B+
Tigers Are Not Afraid B+
The Current War B+
Marriage Story B+
Fighting With My Family B+
The Report 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
The Mustang B
Ford v Ferrari B
Peterloo B
Us B
Prosecuting Evil B
Judy B
Teen Spirit B
National Secrets B
Last Christmas B
Honeyland B
Black Christmas B
American Factory B
Frozen 2 B
Gemini Man B
Ready or Not B
Toy Story 4 B
The Body Remembers When The World Broke Apart 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-
Pain and Glory B-
Late Night B-
Happy Death Day 2 U B-
Luce B-
Five Feet Apart B-
The Right to Rest B-
The Biggest Little Farm 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+
Queen and Slim C+
Anna and the Apocalypse C+
The Two Popes C+
The Lion King C+
I Lost My Body C
A Hidden Life C
The Dead Don't Die C
Yesterday C
Ordinary Love C
The Irishman C
Cats 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+
Her Smell D+
Amazing Grace D
The Nightingale D
Uncut Gems D
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood F
Joker 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 (March 2020)
Top 10 with pretty pictures (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=14922.msg904529#msg904529)

------- 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) Bacurau (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2762506/)  (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)  Brazil/France
   8) Nuestro tiempo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5265964/)  (AKA Our Time, Carlos Reygadas)  Mexico
   9) Diqiu zuihou de yewan (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8185182/)  (AKA Long Day's Journey Into Night, Bi Gan)  China/France
  10) The Souvenir (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6920356/)  (Joanna Hogg)  UK
  11) 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
  12) Djamilia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8228894/)  (AKA Jamilia, Aminatou Echard)  France/Kyrgystan
  13) Premičres solitudes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942044/)  (AKA Young Solitude, Claire Simon)  France
  14) Bisbee '17 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7520286/)  (Robert Greene)

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

  15) High Life (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4827558/)  (Claire Denis)  France/...
  16) L'île au trésor (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8455816/)  (AKA Treasure Island, Guillaume Brac)  France
  17) Das melancholische Mädchen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6353076/)  (AKA Aren't You Happy?, Susanne Heinrich)  Germany
  18) Knives and Skin (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8234892/)  (Jennifer Reeder)
  19) La flor (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9047474/)  (Mariano Llinás)  Argentina
  20) Napszállta (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5855772/)  (AKA Sunset, László Nemes)  Hungary/France
  21) Bait (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9652782/)  (Mark Jenkin)  UK
  22) L'homme fidčle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8075202/)  (AKA A Faithful Man, Louis Garrel)  France
* 23) Softness of Bodies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6924682/)  (Jordan Blady)  US/Germany
  24) Adam & Evelyn (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8764056/)  (Andreas Goldstein)  Germany
  25) Vox Lux (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5960374/)  (Brady Corbet)
  26) Freaks (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8781414/)  (Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein)  Canada/US
  27) Aniara (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7589524/)  (Pella Kagerman, Hugo Lilja)  Sweden
  28) A Dog Called Money (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8299778/)  (Seamus Murphy)  Ireland/UK
  29) Ruben Brandt, Collector (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6241872/)  (Milorad Krstic)  Hungary
  30) Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9577852/)  (Martin Scorsese)
  31) Der Funktionär (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt10161390/)  (AKA The Communist, Andreas Goldstein)  Germany
  32) Sibyl (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9173264/)  (Justine Triet)  France/Belgium
  33) Synonymes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7016254/)  (AKA Synonyms, Nadav Lapid)  France/Israel/Germany
  34) Age Out (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5342090/)  (AKA Friday's Child, A.J. Edwards)
  35) Doubles vies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7250056/)  (AKA Non-Fiction, Olivier Assayas)  France
  36) Grass (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7913172/)  (Hong Sang-soo)  South Korea
  37) Dolor y gloria (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8291806/)  (AKA Pain & Glory, Pedro Almodóvar)  Spain
  38) Atlantique (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt10199586/)  (AKA Atlantics, Mati Diop)  France/Senegal/...
  39) The Irishman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1302006/)  (Martin Scorsese)

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

  40) A Vigilante (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6211976/)  (Sarah Daggar-Nickson)
* 41) El árbol de la sangre (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6433832/)  (AKA The Tree of Blood, Julio Medem)  Spain
  42) Varda par Agnčs (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9530198/)  (AKA Varda by Agnes, Agnčs Varda)  France
  43) Une fille facile (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9632590/)  (AKA An Easy Girl, Rebecca Zlotowski)  France
  44) Little Joe (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9204204/)  (Jessica Hausner)  Austria/UK/Germany
  45) Gisaengchung (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6751668/)  (AKA Parasite, Bong Joon-ho)  South Korea
  46) Terminator: Dark Fate (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6450804/)  (Tim Miller)
  47) The Report (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8236336/)  (Scott Z. Burns)

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

  48) Piercing (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6516314/)  (Nicolas Pesce)
  49) Divino Amor (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8311958/)  (AKA Divine Love, Gabriel Mascaro)  Brazil/...
* 50) Heute oder morgen (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9584972/)  (AKA Before We Grow Old, Thomas Moritz Helm)  Germany
  51) Brecht (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6358156/)  (Heinrich Breloer)  Germany
  52) Pet Names (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7004152/)  (Carol Brandt)
  53) Monos (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6062774/)  (Alejandro Landes)  Colombia/...
  54) The Great Pretender (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7912678/)  (Nathan Silver)
  55) The Dead Don't Die (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8695030/)  (Jim Jarmusch)
  56) Little Women (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3281548/)  (Greta Gerwig)
  57) Knives Out (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8946378/)  (Rian Johnson)
  58) Marriage Story (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7653254/)  (Noah Baumbach)
  59) J'ai perdu mon corps (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9806192/)  (AKA I Lost My Body, Jérémy Clapin)  France

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

  60) Starfish (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700182/)  (A.T. White)
  61) Midsommar (Director's Cut) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8772262/)  (Ari Aster)
  62) A Rainy Day in New York (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7139936/)  (Woody Allen)
  63) Booksmart (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489887/)  (Olivia Wilde)
  64) Us (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6857112/)  (Jordan Peele)
  65) Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6806448/)  (David Leitch)
  66) Alita: Battle Angel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437086/)  (Robert Rodriguez)
  67) Shazam! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448115/)  (David F. Sandberg)
  68) Dora and the Lost City of Gold (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7547410/)  (James Bobin)
  69) Systemsprenger (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8535968/)  (AKA System Crasher, Nora Fingscheidt)  Germany
  70) Le daim (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8193790/)  (AKA Deerskin, Quentin Dupieux)  France
  71) The Lighthouse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7984734/)  (Robert Eggers)  Canada/US
  72) Avengers: Endgame (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154796/)  (Anthony Russo, Joe Russo)
  73) Ad Astra (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2935510/)  (James Gray)

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

  74) Captain Marvel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154664/)  (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck)
  75) The Beach Bum (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6511932/)  (Harmony Korine)
  76) Men in Black: International (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2283336/)  (F. Gary Gray)
  77) Anna (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7456310/)  (Luc Besson)  France
* 78) Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527338/)  (J.J. Abrams)
  79) Missing Link (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6348138/)  (Chris Butler)
  80) John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6146586/)  (Chad Stahelski)
  81) Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7131622/)  (Quentin Tarantino)

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

  82) 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
Parasite
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Midsommar: Director's Cut
1917
Dolemite is My Name
Avengers: Endgame
Knives Out
Dark Waters

★ ★ ★ - Good
Marriage Story
Ford v Ferrari
Us
Downton Abbey
Fyre
Uncut Gems
Richard Jewell
Under the Silver Lake
Hail Satan?
Crawl
Knock Down the House
The Nightingale
Booksmart
High Flying Bird
Wild Rose
Climax

★ ★ ★ - Okay
Jojo Rabbit
The Irishman
Little Women
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Hobbs and Shaw
Ready or Not
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Long Shot
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
Yesterday
Aladdin
The Lighthouse
Fighting With My Family
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
I Lost My Body
The Farewell
Harriet
The Kid Who Would Be King
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Captain Marvel

★ ★ ˝
The Lion King
Joker
Rocketman
The Art of Self-Defense
Shazam!
Lady and the Tramp
Bombshell
Daniel Isn't Real
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Pain & Glory
6 Underground
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
A Hidden Life
21 Bridges
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Beanpole
Hustlers
Brightburn

★ ★
Alita: Battle Angel
Shadow
Frozen II
Ad Astra
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
Glass
John Wick 3
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Judy
Klaus
Pet Sematary

★ ˝
Hellboy
Dumbo
The Souvenir
It Chapter 2
Cats
Her Smell
High Life
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
I Lost My Body
The Farewell
Holiday
Birds of Passage
Dolemite is My Name
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
The Lighthouse
Monos
Knock Down the House
Rolling Thunder Revue
American Factory
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Us
Ready or Not
The Beach Bum
Transit
High Life
Furie
Deadwood
Always Be My Maybe
Long Shot
Honeyland
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Downton Abbey
Apollo 11
Amazing Grace
Fighting With My Family
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Avengers: Endgame
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Captain Marvel
Hustlers
The Irishman
John Wick 3
Crawl
Booksmart
Aladdin
Wine Country
Late Night
Echo in the Canyon
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  ★★
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: goodguy on January 01, 2020, 02:27:53 PM
Top 10 of 2019, out of these (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=14922.msg896074#msg896074):

(https://i.imgur.com/jABsxpV.jpg)
1) I Was at Home, But (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7760890/)  (Angela Schanelec)  Germany/Serbia

(https://i.imgur.com/mc9c707.jpg)
2) Heimat is a Space in Time (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9749570/)  (Thomas Heise)  Germany/Austria

(https://i.imgur.com/JacUZ9v.jpg)
3) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8613070/)  (Céline Sciamma)  France

(https://i.imgur.com/AYodJUr.jpg)
4) Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6121444/)  (Abdellatif Kechiche)  France/...

(https://i.imgur.com/h1OGjjw.jpg)
5) Beanpole (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt10199640/)  (Kantemir Balagov)  Russia

(https://i.imgur.com/KvdXsfB.jpg)
6) Zombi Child (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9056192/)  (Bertrand Bonello)  France

(https://i.imgur.com/SMXf1I0.jpg)
7) Bacurau (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2762506/)  (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)  Brazil/France

(https://i.imgur.com/VU5m4S1.jpg)
8) Our Time (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5265964/)  (Carlos Reygadas)  Mexico

(https://i.imgur.com/EjF0j4z.jpg)
9) Long Day's Journey Into Night (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8185182/)  (Bi Gan)  China/France

(https://i.imgur.com/VnHgrjc.jpg)
10) The Souvenir (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6920356/)  (Joanna Hogg)  UK

Bonus: Top 10 English-Language:
  10) The Souvenir (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6920356/)  (Joanna Hogg)  UK
  14) Bisbee '17 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7520286/)  (Robert Greene)
  15) High Life (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4827558/)  (Claire Denis)  France/...
  18) Knives and Skin (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8234892/)  (Jennifer Reeder)
* 21) Bait (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9652782/)  (Mark Jenkin)  UK
* 23) Softness of Bodies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6924682/)  (Jordan Blady)  US/Germany
  25) Vox Lux (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5960374/)  (Brady Corbet)
  26) Freaks (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8781414/)  (Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein)  Canada/US
* 28) A Dog Called Money (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8299778/)  (Seamus Murphy)  Ireland/UK
  29) Ruben Brandt, Collector (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6241872/)  (Milorad Krstic)  Hungary
  30) Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9577852/)  (Martin Scorsese)
  34) Age Out (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5342090/)  (AKA Friday's Child, A.J. Edwards)
  39) The Irishman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1302006/)  (Martin Scorsese)

EDIT: English Top 10 updated.

Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: 1SO on January 01, 2020, 04:04:22 PM
Is I Was at Home, But a good introduction to Schanelec? I know Places in Cities is your favorite, but I was thinking of looking for The Dreamed Path as an intro because it's from this Decade.

I notice you haven't seen Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo. Any comment on the strong reaction to it when it premiered? Is it a film you'll be watching no matter what?

Definitely adding Beanpole. Looks great and it's supposed to play here at the end of the month.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 01, 2020, 04:07:32 PM
Wish that I liked Beanpole and Portrait as much as everyone else, but they are both still good/definitely worth watching.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Bondo on January 01, 2020, 04:18:05 PM
Definitely adding Beanpole. Looks great and it's supposed to play here at the end of the month.

I added it to my watch list as well because I have no choice but to stan a tall queen.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 01, 2020, 04:56:38 PM
I wish my viewing habits were as eclectic as goodguy's year. I feel like I see less and less off the beaten path films ever year.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: goodguy on January 01, 2020, 06:17:51 PM
Is I Was at Home, But a good introduction to Schanelec? I know Places in Cities is your favorite, but I was thinking of looking for The Dreamed Path as an intro because it's from this Decade.
Well, it's the first of her films to get US distribution, so people who know these things seem to think of it as... more accessible, I suppose. Both this and The Dreamed Path are a bit different from her previous work, but I can't really imagine you warming up to any of them.

I notice you haven't seen Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo. Any comment on the strong reaction to it when it premiered? Is it a film you'll be watching no matter what?
I pretty much tuned out most of the negative buzz. The first film is simply too strong to not see for myself.

Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on January 03, 2020, 05:26:09 AM
So for the year of 2019 I have included some films with an IMDB year of 2018, but that was because I would not have had a chance to see them then. So here are the 53 films I am considering ranked, with the score I gave them at the time. At the top I have shuffled some around as I think I was overly generous/harsh on some of the films.

I will say I have got harsher with my scores as the year moved on.

Rank TitleRating
1 They Shall Not Grow Old90
2 Knives Out83
3 Free Solo80
4 Zombieland: Double Tap83
5 Captain Marvel83
6 Dora and the Lost City of Gold79
7 Eighth Grade79
8 Terminator: Dark Fate79
9 Rocketman78
10 Spider-man: Far From Home78
11 Fighting with My Family78
12 Avengers: Endgame78
13 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World78
14 The Nightingale77
15 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw77
16 Joker77
17 Dolemite Is My Name76
18 Toy Story 476
19 A Brother's Love76
20 Always Be My Maybe75
20 Booksmart75
20 Hellboy75
20 I Lost My Body75
20 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum75
20 Missing Link75
20 Pokémon Detective Pikachu75
20 Ralph Breaks the Internet75
20 Ready or Not75
20 Shazam75
20 Survival of the Film Freaks75
31 Aladdin74
31 Furie74
31 Gemini Man74
31 Isn't It Romantic74
31 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy74
31 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase74
31 Shaft74
31 The Kid who would be King74
31 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part74
40 Hustlers73
40 Tall Girl73
40 The Wandering Earth73
40 Under the Silver Lake73
40 Wonder Park73
45 Alita: Battle Angel72
45 I Am Mother72
45 Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker72
48 Polar70
48 The Wild Goose Lake70
50 The Angry Birds Movie 268
51 Maria66
52 Escape Plan: The Extractors65
53 Twisted Pair35


Surprise of the year: Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Beavermoose on January 03, 2020, 05:59:40 PM
Top 16 in Alphabetical Order

Apollo 11 (2019) Todd Douglas Miller
Climax (2018) Gaspar Noé
A Colony (2018) Genevičve Dulude-De Celles
Free Solo (2018) Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Happy as Lazzaro (2018) Alice Rohrwacher
The Irishman (2019) Martin Scorsese
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Chad Stahelski
Marriage Story (2019) Noah Baumbach
Midsommar Director's Cut (2019) Ari Aster
The Nightingale (2018) Jennifer Kent
Pain and Glory (2019) Pedro Almodóvar
Parasite (2019) Bong Joon-ho
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Céline Sciamma
Under the Silver Lake (2018) David Robert Mitchell
Us (2019) Jordan Peele
Weathering with You (2019) Makoto Shinkai




Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Will on January 05, 2020, 05:53:44 PM
TOP 10 FILMS OF 2019:
1. The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
2. Honeyland
3. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
4. Parasite
5. The Irishman
6. High Flying Bird
7. Blinded by the Light
8. American Factory
9. Pokemon Detective Pikachu
10. Varda by Agnes


Honorable Mentions: Dark Waters, The Farewell, Marriage Story, Uncut Gems, Us

Least Favorite Films: Jumanji: The Next Level, The Hustle, Frozen 2, Captain Marvel, Jojo Rabbit
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: etdoesgood on January 13, 2020, 11:01:13 PM
Surprise of the year: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

I had so much fun with this in the theater. A strong, multilingual, Latina lead with a particular respect for ancient cultures. Also, it's a film that knows exactly what it is, and riffs off of the television show in fun ways.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: etdoesgood on January 13, 2020, 11:05:36 PM
My Top Ten
As seen here: https://letterboxd.com/phxphilmphan/list/my-top-10-films-of-2019/

1. Parasite
2. Us
3. Tigers Are Not Afraid
4. 3 Faces
5. The Art of Self-Defense
6. The Lighthouse
7. Birds of Passage
8. Too Late To Die Young
9. Uncut Gems
10. Ad Astra

Honorable Mentions (A shorter version): Woman at War, Under the Silver Lake, Honeyland, High Life, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Apollo 11

Counting Weathering With You as 2020 as it releases here on January 15th of this year. Will be my first new film of the year, and I'm SUPER excited.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: don s. on January 25, 2020, 07:18:15 PM
(http://www.cuddlybunnies.com/misc/movies2019.jpg)

Top 19 of 2019


1. Long Day's Journey Into Night (Bi Gan; China)
2. Transit (Christian Petzold; Germany)
3. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho; South Korea)
4. Uncut Gems (Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie; USA)
5. Ash Is Purest White (Jia Zhangke; China)
6. Little Women (Greta Gerwig; USA)
7. Us (Jordan Peele; USA)
8. High Life (Claire Denis; France)
9. Peterloo (Mike Leigh; UK)
10. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Joe Talbot; USA)
11. An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo; China)
12. Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles; Brazil)
13. Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar; Spain)
14. The Farewell (Lulu Wang; USA)
15. By the Grace of God (François Ozon; France)
16. Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell; USA)
17. In Fabric (Peter Strickland; UK)
18. Atlantics (Mati Diop; Senegal)
19. Our Time (Carlos Reygadas; Mexico)

19 honorable mentions in alphabetical order:

Asako I & II (Ryūsuke Hamaguchi; Japan)
Climax (Gaspar Noé; France/Belgium)
Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt; Portugal)
Dolemite Is My Name (Craig Brewer; USA)
Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry; USA)
Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria; USA)
The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard; Switzerland)
The Irishman (Martin Scorsese; USA)
Jojo Rabbit (Taiki Waititi; USA)
Knives Out (Rian Johnson; USA)
The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh; USA)
The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers; USA/Canada)
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach; USA)
Midsommar (Ari Aster; USA)
1917 (Sam Mendes; UK/USA)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma; France)
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Marin Scorsese; USA)
The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg; UK)
Sunset (László Nemes; Hungary)

N.B.
Of the top 19, I saw 9 in a cinema, 3 on streaming services (Kanopy or Netflix), and 7 via what we'll call "screeners."
Of next 19, the breakdown is 6 in the cinema, 8 on streaming services, 1 purchased on iTunes, and 4 "screeners."




Top 12 of 2012 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=11781.msg717859#msg717859)
Top 13 of 2013 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=11790.msg759229#msg759229)
Top 14 of 2014 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=13198.msg794147#msg794147)
Top 15 of 2015 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=13630.msg827646#msg827646)
Top 16 of 2016 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=13622.msg865214#msg865214)
Top 17 of 2017 (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=14629.msg885392#msg885392)
Top 18 of 2018 (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=14652.msg897893#msg897893)
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 07, 2020, 10:50:59 AM
My Top 13 Films of 2019 (https://creativecriticism.net/?p=16129):

13. Under the Silver Lake
12. The Farewell
11. Weathering With You
10. Knives Out
9. The Irishman
8. Atlantics
7. Ad Astra
6. Parasite
5. The Souvenir
4. Little Women
3. 3 Faces
2. The Lighthouse
1. High Life

Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: 1SO on February 07, 2020, 11:47:06 AM
I'd love to know the cinematic symbiosis that would occur if we watched movies together. We could teach each other a few things about a slightly different way to look at movies.

Also, I'd like to see how this adjusts once you catch up with A Hidden Life.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Sandy on February 07, 2020, 02:26:41 PM
I'd love to know the cinematic symbiosis that would occur if we watched movies together. We could teach each other a few things about a slightly different way to look at movies.

This!
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 07, 2020, 03:50:56 PM
I mean, we used to do that podcast together. That was a lot of fun.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: 1SO on February 07, 2020, 04:06:30 PM
Yes, but an hours-long conversation where you passionately explain your choices and I passionately explain mine will lead to great things.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Teproc on February 07, 2020, 06:23:31 PM
I mean, we used to do that podcast together. That was a lot of fun.

Wait, what ?
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 07, 2020, 10:09:33 PM
Guys, #FBC is always looking for new voices.

Hello. These are the films I awarded Top Ten honors to, and here are accompanying words on my blog (https://processedgrass.blogspot.com/2020/02/taking-on-2019-top-films.html), which I will plug here instead of the other thread.

10. Parasite
9. Fourteen
8. Deerskin
7. The Beach Bum
6. Les Miserables
5. Little Women
4. Marriage Story
3. Uncut Gems
2. Midsommar (Director's Cut)
1. Climax
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: etdoesgood on February 07, 2020, 11:48:31 PM
Looks like Fourteen got picked up by Grasshopper, which probably means I won't see it here, though Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin was shown at FilmBar. No Black Mother or Asako last year, so...

Just in brief, what'd you like so much about it? Of the two I haven't seen on your list, that's the one I know basically nothing about, but sounds intriguing from what I do know.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: Bondo on February 08, 2020, 12:18:02 AM
FLY, do you need me on to talk about why frat boys are the CINECAST!ing worst?
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 08, 2020, 11:32:34 AM
FLY, do you need me on to talk about why frat boys are the CINECAST!ing worst?

Only if you agree to participate in the 30 Rack and/or 40 Challenge game segments*. Though I would agree, fratboys mostly suck, but that doesn't mean all #FBC is bad.

Looks like Fourteen got picked up by Grasshopper, which probably means I won't see it here, though Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin was shown at FilmBar. No Black Mother or Asako last year, so...

Just in brief, what'd you like so much about it? Of the two I haven't seen on your list, that's the one I know basically nothing about, but sounds intriguing from what I do know.

Definitely the two performances, in hindsight I should have thrown them on my ballot, but I also am aware that this thing isn't going to be seen much, even in 2020. What I responded to most was how authentic it felt, in a similar way that something like Marriage Story examines the end of a romantic relationship (along with the eventual understanding/reconciliation/however you want to label the end of it), this film focuses more on a platonic friendship, and how those grow and change over time based on living situation, job, life in general. It's incredibly well written, it feels very human, and captures that mid 20's to mid 30s sense of nowness in the same way something like Girls did in its strongest seasons. It also isn't afraid to avoid conventional drama, and the sequence at the train station is magnificent in how okay it is with just observing. I probably need to see it again, as it was the first thing I saw on Day 2 of PFF (admittedly, I'm still relatively fresh at this point), but also was coming off, I believe, a 5 film day that went relatively late the night before. And even Day 2 followed by two more films and then the Charli XCX concert, so it was an eventful day, but without consulting my notes those are the broad strokes of why I liked it so much. Do hope people get a chance to watch it when it gets its streaming/Blu Ray release. I also went in knowing nothing about it, just had roujin's input on the preliminary fest interest list, but skipped out on The Lodge Friday night for The Twentieth Century so that I could do Fourteen on its only showing the next morning. Fortunate enough to have a Q&A with Sallitt afterward too, which was cool, though at that point I'd already been fully won over by the movie, so the most interesting parts of that was his actual filming process and how he squeezed it in with his vacation time he had saved up. Had I known more about his background at the time I'd have been interested to hear more, since I'm having trouble finding reference points about it while looking now, and knowing that he came from criticism and still seems to write, along with the film work.

*Coors Lite and/or Steel Reserve not required.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: etdoesgood on February 08, 2020, 11:55:30 PM
This guy just said Steel Reserve...

There were end caps of King Cobra at the Farmer Jack by where I grew up/went to university. Warm, so buy well ahead of time.

Fourteen sounds like something right in my wheelhouse. I'll definitely be checking for it/bugging FilmBar about trying to get it.
Title: Re: The Year So Far (2019)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 09, 2020, 12:05:03 AM
Hopefully they show it! Seems like you weren't as high on Marriage Story was I was, so I'd maybe issue slight caution, but I think it's still good.

And Steelys at the place around here come pre-refridgerated, and come with a Coors Lite-esque part on the label where, when properly cold, it turns blue. Though we only really take the 40 challenge once a year when we transport the Steel Reserves (which are gross regardless of temp) across state lines and approx 3 hours in to the PA mountains.