Top 10 Movies of 2019

  1. Midsommar
    One of those great movies you can endlessly debate and dissect for years to come.
  2. Avengers: Endgame
    A completely satisfying end to the 20+ movie saga that started way back in 2008. It’s unbelievable that something like this exists at this high of an enjoyable level and we got to enjoy it chapter by chapter while it unfolded.
  3. Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood
    Only Tarantino could pull off a breezy 3 hour movie. While most directors lose it over time, Tarantino shows no signs of slowing down. He’s the best in my book.
  4. One Cut of the Dead
    One the the most creative and joyous movie experiences in a long time. It was so much fun watching it for the first time knowing nothing about it.
  5. Triple Frontier
    I’m always a sucker for a good guys on a mission movie, and when you mix in a tense heist I’m all over that. I really enjoyed the twists and turns it took even when you know things always go wrong in a movie like this.
  6. Dragged Across Concrete
    Oozing with enough atmosphere for 2 or 3 movies. I like how Zahler’s movies play out like novels. They take their time developing characters and their backstories before everything is turned upside down in a hail of bullets and buckets of blood.
  7. Parasite
    Lives up to the hype and then some. It would be best to go into this movie with as little knowledge as possible. One of the best films I’ve watched this year.
  8. Bliss
    An awesome drug fueled fever dream of a movie. Dora Madison was amazing.
  9. Uncut Gems
    Completely riveting from start to end. I spent the entire time feeling stressed out watching this guy continue to dig himself deeper and deeper into trouble.
  10. Knife+Heart
    We really are living in a new golden age of giallo films. Horror might be mostly dead here in the states but thank goodness for the European filmmakers keeping the art alive.