Author Topic: The Year So Far (2019)  (Read 19148 times)

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #20 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

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #21 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




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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #22 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

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2020, 07:18:15 PM »


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."




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Top 13 of 2013
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Top 15 of 2015
Top 16 of 2016
Top 17 of 2017
Top 18 of 2018
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2020, 10:50:59 AM »
My Top 13 Films of 2019:

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

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #28 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!

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2020, 03:50:56 PM »
I mean, we used to do that podcast together. That was a lot of fun.
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