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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. Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood
2. Midsommar
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
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. High Life - Claire Denis
4. Transit - Christian Petzold
5. Her Smell - Alex Ross Perry
6. Midsommar - Ari Aster
7. Non-Fiction - Olivier Assayas
8. Pasolini - Abel Ferrara
9. Long Day's Journey Into Night - Bi Gan
10. Apollo 11 - Todd Douglas Miller
The face in the misty light...


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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
The face in the misty light...


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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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