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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 11:49:26 AM »
  • The Farewell (Lulu Wang)
  • Avengers: Endgame (Anthony & Joe Russo)
  • Aladdin (Guy Ritchie)
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Mike Mitchell & Trisha Gum)
  • Stan & Ollie (Jon S. Baird)
  • Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack & Alan Elliott)
  • Booksmart (Olivia Wilde)
  • Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley)
  • Greta (Neil Jordan)
  • Captain Marvel (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck)
  • Missing Link (Chris Butler)
  • Us (Jordan Peele)
  • Climax (Gaspar Noe)
  • Yesterday (Danny Boyle)
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (Chad Stahelski)
  • High Flying Bird (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Fyre (Chris Smith)
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dean DeBlois)
  • The Wind (Emma Tammi)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Isn't It Romantic (Todd Strauss-Schulson)
  • The Dead Don't Die (Jim Jarmusch)
  • Late Night (Nisha Ganatra)
  • Dumbo (Tim Burton)
  • Happy Death Day 2U (Christopher Landon)
  • Long Shot (Jonathan Levine)
  • The Upside (Neil Burger)
  • The Best of Enemies (Robin Bissell)
  • Ruben Brandt, Collector (Milorad Krstic)
  • They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson)
  • Trial by Fire (Edward Zwick)
  • Tolkien (Dome Karukoski)
  • Unicorn Store (Brie Larson)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Michael Dougherty)
  • Deion's Double Play (Erik Powers & Ken Rodgers)
  • Glass (M. Night Shyamalan)
  • Men in Black: International (F. Gary Gray)
  • The Aftermath (James Kent)
  • Little (Tina Gordon Chism)
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #2 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
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 12:09:39 PM »
Previously: 2018
Note: Films nominated for Oscars or Filmspots are on the 2018 list, even when they are technically 2019 films for me.
* = Added after Filmspots (April 2020 onwards)
Top 10 with pretty pictures

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

   1) Ich war zuhause, aber  (AKA I Was at Home, But, Angela Schanelec)  Germany/Serbia
   2) Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit  (AKA Heimat is a Space in Time, Thomas Heise)  Germany/Austria

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

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

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

   5) Dylda  (AKA Beanpole, Kantemir Balagov)  Russia
   6) Zombi Child  (Bertrand Bonello)  France
   7) Bacurau  (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)  Brazil/France
   8) Nuestro tiempo  (AKA Our Time, Carlos Reygadas)  Mexico
   9) Diqiu zuihou de yewan  (AKA Long Day's Journey Into Night, Bi Gan)  China/France
  10) The Souvenir  (Joanna Hogg)  UK
  11) Macht das alles einen Sinn? Und wenn ja - warum dauert es so lange?  (AKA Does all this make any sense? And if so - why does it take so long?, Andreas Wilcke)  Germany
  12) Djamilia  (AKA Jamilia, Aminatou Echard)  France/Kyrgystan
  13) Premičres solitudes  (AKA Young Solitude, Claire Simon)  France
  14) Bisbee '17  (Robert Greene)

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

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

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

  42) A Vigilante  (Sarah Daggar-Nickson)
  43) El árbol de la sangre  (AKA The Tree of Blood, Julio Medem)  Spain
  44) Varda par Agnčs  (AKA Varda by Agnes, Agnčs Varda)  France
  45) Une fille facile  (AKA An Easy Girl, Rebecca Zlotowski)  France
* 46) My Zoe  (Julie Delpy)  France/Germany/UK
  47) Little Joe  (Jessica Hausner)  Austria/UK/Germany
  48) Gisaengchung  (AKA Parasite, Bong Joon-ho)  South Korea
  49) Terminator: Dark Fate  (Tim Miller)
  50) The Report  (Scott Z. Burns)
* 51) What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?  (Roberto Minervini)  Italy/France/US

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

  52) Piercing  (Nicolas Pesce)
  53) Divino Amor  (AKA Divine Love, Gabriel Mascaro)  Brazil/...
  54) Heute oder morgen  (AKA Before We Grow Old, Thomas Moritz Helm)  Germany
  55) Brecht  (Heinrich Breloer)  Germany
* 56) Yung  (Henning Gronkowski)  Germany
  57) Pet Names  (Carol Brandt)
  58) Monos  (Alejandro Landes)  Colombia/...
  59) The Great Pretender  (Nathan Silver)
  60) The Dead Don't Die  (Jim Jarmusch)
* 61) Les misérables  (Ladj Ly)  France
  62) Little Women  (Greta Gerwig)
  63) Knives Out  (Rian Johnson)
  64) Marriage Story  (Noah Baumbach)
  65) J'ai perdu mon corps  (AKA I Lost My Body, Jérémy Clapin)  France

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

  66) Starfish  (A.T. White)
  67) Midsommar (Director's Cut)  (Ari Aster)
  68) A Rainy Day in New York  (Woody Allen)
  69) Booksmart  (Olivia Wilde)
  70) Us  (Jordan Peele)
  71) Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw  (David Leitch)
  72) Alita: Battle Angel  (Robert Rodriguez)
  73) Shazam!  (David F. Sandberg)
  74) Dora and the Lost City of Gold  (James Bobin)
  75) Systemsprenger  (AKA System Crasher, Nora Fingscheidt)  Germany
  76) Le daim  (AKA Deerskin, Quentin Dupieux)  France
  77) The Lighthouse  (Robert Eggers)  Canada/US
  78) Avengers: Endgame  (Anthony Russo, Joe Russo)
  79) Ad Astra  (James Gray)

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

  80) Captain Marvel  (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck)
  81) The Beach Bum  (Harmony Korine)
  82) Men in Black: International  (F. Gary Gray)
  83) Anna  (Luc Besson)  France
  84) Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker  (J.J. Abrams)
  85) Missing Link  (Chris Butler)
  86) John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum  (Chad Stahelski)
  87) Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood  (Quentin Tarantino)

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

  88) Greta  (Neil Jordan)  Ireland/US

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 12:46:20 PM »
★ ★ ★ ˝
Toy Story 4

★ ★ ★ - Very Good
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
Midsommar: Director's Cut
Dolemite is My Name
Avengers: Endgame
Knives Out
Dark Waters

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

★ ★ ★ - 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
The Lighthouse
Fighting With My Family
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
I Lost My Body
The Farewell
The Kid Who Would Be King
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Captain Marvel

★ ★ ˝
The Lion King
The Art of Self-Defense
Lady and the Tramp
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

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

★ ˝
The Souvenir
It Chapter 2
Her Smell
High Life
Happy Death Day 2U
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 04:24:14 PM »
Ash is Purest White
Knife + Heart
Bisbee '17
I Lost My Body
The Farewell
Birds of Passage
Dolemite is My Name
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
The Lighthouse
Knock Down the House
Rolling Thunder Revue
American Factory
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Ready or Not
The Beach Bum
High Life
Always Be My Maybe
Long Shot
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
The Irishman
John Wick 3
Wine Country
Late Night
Echo in the Canyon
Fast Color
The Wind
The Souvenir
Alita: Battle Angel
The Silence
Vox Lux

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)
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #6 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
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #7 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
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #8 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?

Great  |  Near Great  |  Very Good  |  Good  |  Fair  |  Mixed  |  Middling  |  Bad

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 04:21:59 PM »
Seeing Hellboy so low makes me sad. I decided to skip it.