Best of 2019

The Best Films of 2019 and the five movies that almost made the AndersonVision list.

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The Irishman [Best of 2019 #9]

Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustl...

9.8 Amazing
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Richard Jewell: Best of 2019 #13 review

American security guard Richard Jewell saves many lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

9.7 Amazing
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel.

9.7 Amazing
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Elderly Man Angered at Young Man’s Lack of Lobster Fondness: The Lighthouse Review – Best of 2019 #8

The Lighthouse is yet another period film about supernatural terror striking among the mundane. So, why does this kind of film strike me warmer than say anything that Ari Aster or his contemporaries h...

9.5 Amazing
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Greener Grass review: Best of 2019 #15

Greener Grass is not for everyone. Oddball comedy that skews closer to the insane rather than quips seems to have fallen out of favor. I blame America’s inability to understand nuance for that. ...

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1917 review: War in one take

1917 is the World War I movie equivalent of The Phantom Menace. I tried to start a line of shirts that phrase, but all you kids do is wax nostalgic for Seinfeld and Blockbuster Video. So, what do we d...

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Best of 2019 List: #21-17

#21 Ash is Purest White The Best of 2019 revealed some things to me. Sometimes, your original thoughts hold up. Read our review here. #20 Little Monsters Little Monsters is reason enough to brave Hulu...

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Dolemite Is My Name review Best of 2019 #22

Dolemite Is My Name was practically the Blaxploitation Ed Wood. By that, I mean it had the same writers, story structure and lifted key builds wholesale. Yet, it’s fun to watch due to Eddie Murp...

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Diane review: Best of 2019 #23

Diane is a film that has been percolating in my brain for a bit. Originally, we were going to live with this during Awards season. Unfortunately, most of the Awards outlets chose to ignore the movie. ...

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