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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #10 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.

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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.
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #11 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.

An interesting stat: half of these are A24 films.

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #13 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  ★★★★½

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  ★★★½

12. Joker  ★★★½

13. High Life  ★★★½

14. Midsommar  ★★★½

15. Paddleton  ★★★½

16. Dirty God  ★★★½

17. Aniara  ★★★½

18. In Fabric  ★★★½

19. The Art of Self-Defense  ★★★½

20. The Death & Life of John F. Donovan  ★★★½

21. Only You  ★★★½

22. The Mustang  ★★★½

23. Back Fork  ★★★½

24. The Dead Don’t Die  ★★★½

25. Pink Wall  ★★★½

26. The Beach Bum ★★★

27. The Death of Dick Long  ★★★

28. Starfish  ★★★

29. Booksmart  ★★★

30. Rosie  ★★★

31. Low Low  ★★★

32. Rattlesnakes  ★★
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2020, 02:27:53 PM »
Top 10 of 2019, out of these:


1) I Was at Home, But  (Angela Schanelec)  Germany/Serbia


2) Heimat is a Space in Time  (Thomas Heise)  Germany/Austria


3) Portrait of a Lady on Fire  (Céline Sciamma)  France


4) Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno  (Abdellatif Kechiche)  France/...


5) Beanpole  (Kantemir Balagov)  Russia


6) Zombi Child  (Bertrand Bonello)  France


7) Bacurau  (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles)  Brazil/France


8) Our Time  (Carlos Reygadas)  Mexico


9) Long Day's Journey Into Night  (Bi Gan)  China/France


10) The Souvenir  (Joanna Hogg)  UK

Bonus: Top 10 English-Language:
  10) The Souvenir  (Joanna Hogg)  UK
  14) Bisbee '17  (Robert Greene)
  15) High Life  (Claire Denis)  France/...
  18) Knives and Skin  (Jennifer Reeder)
* 21) Bait  (Mark Jenkin)  UK
  24) Vox Lux  (Brady Corbet)
  25) Freaks  (Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein)  Canada/US
* 26) A Dog Called Money  (Seamus Murphy)  Ireland/UK
  27) Ruben Brandt, Collector  (Milorad Krstic)  Hungary
  28) Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese  (Martin Scorsese)
  31) Age Out  (AKA Friday's Child, A.J. Edwards)
  36) The Irishman  (Martin Scorsese)

EDIT: English Top 10 updated.

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: The Year So Far (2019)
« Reply #19 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.