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Top 10 of 2019 (So Far)

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Jeremy Blackman

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on: July 31, 2019, 12:12:58 AM
1. Midsommar (Director's Cut)
2. Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood
3. Us


A very early list, but feels good to start off with three films that I love so much. (Even in a year with a lot of disappointments so far.)
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Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 06:37:17 AM
UPDATED 10/28/19

1. Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino
2. Conjuring the Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese - Martin Scorsese
3. The Lighthouse - Robert Eggers
4. Under the Silver Lake - David Robert Mitchell
5. High Life - Claire Denis
6. Midsommar - Ari Aster
7. Non-Fiction - Olivier Assayas
8. The Irishman - Martin Scorsese
9. Long Day's Journey Into Night - Bi Gan
10. Her Smell - Alex Ross Perry
« Last Edit: October 28, 2019, 09:27:11 AM by eward »
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 08:49:56 AM
I can only muster a top 3:

OUATIH
Us
Peterloo
He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.


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Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 11:27:25 AM
first, here is what i haven't seen that looks to have potential ranking: Ash is the Purest White, Long Day's Journey, Diane (on Hulu, will see soon), The Mustang, Non-Fiction (Hulu in Aug.), The Farewell (out this Fri.) and Child's Play (jk, but Annabelle Comes Home looks fire)

this is what i've got

1. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
2. Under the Silver Lake
3. Midsommar
4. Her Smell
5. John Wick 3
6. Transit
7. Everybody Knows
8. Peterloo
9. Toy Story 4
10. Bookmart (I guess)

liked: Dumbo, Endgame, Dragged Across Concrete, The Beach Bum, Us
need to rewatch: High Life
Overrated AF: The Souvenir, Climax, Last Black Man... (but still pretty impressive), Spider-Man
Biggest disappointment so far: The Dead Don't Die
Not as bad as I thought it'd be: The Lion King


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Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 04:22:41 PM
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Ash Is Purest White
The Farewell
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Permanent Green Light
Shadow
The Image Book


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Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 11:02:06 PM
1. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
2. Knife + Heart
3. Climax
4. Us
5. Horror Noire
6. Midsommar
7. Under the Silver Lake
8. Beach Bum

Of what I've missed, I really want to see (and will seek out) Pasolini, The Farewell, Crawl, The Mustang, Luce, and Non Fiction. This list doesn't rank any of the Okay moviez that I won't watch again (long shot, stuber etc.).


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Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 01:13:30 AM
I've almost watched Knife + Heart about four times now. I should probably pull the trigger one of these days.
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Reply #7 on: August 06, 2019, 04:28:34 PM
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 10:49:04 AM
I think it’s been a strong year for American film so far, shaping up to be one of the strongest of the decade.

My favs so far:

OUATIH
Under The Silver Lake
Dragged Across Concrete
The Beach Bum
Midsommar
The Dead Don’t Die
Ma

There are also movies that don’t quite work on a whole but have some of the strongest scenes of the year, like De Palma’s Domino and Diamantino.

Pasolini doesn’t really count as a 2019 release but since WorldForgot mentioned it, that might be the second best movie I saw in a theater this year.


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Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 11:55:08 AM


Et tu, Bret?  I was counting on you to join me in mutural disdain for OUATIH.  Summer, thy name is disappointment.
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Reply #10 on: September 21, 2019, 10:02:05 PM
1. ad astra
2. once upon a time... in hollywood
3. high life
4. transit
5. the beach bum
6. deadwood: the movie
7. homecoming: a film by beyonce
8. parasite
9. leaving neverland
10. her smell


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Reply #11 on: September 21, 2019, 10:07:21 PM
Nice list.
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #12 on: October 10, 2019, 07:00:32 PM
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Ash Is Purest White
The Farewell
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Permanent Green Light
Shadow
The Image Book

i can do 10 now

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Ash Is Purest White
The Farewell
Pain and Glory
A Hidden Life
Permanent Green Light
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Shadow
The Image Book
Luce


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Reply #13 on: November 08, 2019, 02:40:45 AM
find myself on the scorsese side of which is better the irishman or once upon a time in hollywood. although honestly neither of them was the most fun i had at the movies this year. or the most i felt about anything. Iíd place^ The Irishman below Permanent Green Light and above Once Upon A Time, right there, although that kicks Luce out, which in its own way inspired me to think and feel more than either of the other two. but it was less cinematic. maybe The Irishman could have passed Pain and Glory but WF made that post about it thatís the best post anybody has made about any movie this year

remainder of the year: most want to see Honey Boy this weekend but i expect to skip it though actually. will Waves be a good one, week after? im not going to see Everybodyís Everything but donít tell nobody. fam, idk what happened, idgaf about the mr rogers movie. id rather watch big you dumbass who made this decision. thatís a gender-neutral non-binary joke, im friends with diary of a teenage girl. fam, i think dark waters look boring except for mark ruffaloís chubby midwestern facial impression. knives out idgaf about and cry about it to the bank. Queen & Slim i want to see, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and honestly i might curveball the crowd by liking In Fabric more than anybody who liked that other one by the director whatever it was. Clint Eastwood is genuinely 89 in terms of what i most think about in relation to Richard Jewell. Black Christmas, oh, oh. whatís going to happen there. that sounds like a genre lock, possibly. ive already seen A Hidden Life, itís already on my list. Star Wars idgaf. Cats became too cool for cult through celebrating its suckiness. is Bombshell nonsense or not, i have to wait to hear. Little Women will be great in that contemporary way where supposedly it just feels right(?). 1917 is a stereotypical male nerds and rebel-female movie. i want to see Uncut Gems for sure