Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Best and Worst Films of 2019

The ten best feature films of 2019:
1.) Uncut Gems
2.) American Woman
3.) The Mustang
4.) Waves
5.) Marriage Story
6.) Good Boys
7.) Escape Room
8.) Genèse
9.) Anna
10.) Her Smell
The best documentaries of 2019:
1.) 63 Up
2.)-18.) They Shall Not Grow Old / Apollo 11 / Wrestle / Finding Neverland / The Biggest Little Farm / The Serengeti Rules / Echo in the Canyon / The Proposal / Q Ball / Pavarotti / 5B / Maiden / Honeyland / This Changes Everything / Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel / Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice / To Be of Service
The ten worst feature films of 2019:
1.) Late Night
2.) The Sound of Silence
3.) Before You Know It
4.) Greener Grass
5.) Ramen Shop
6.) Aga
7.) The Souvenir
8.) The Hustle
9.) The Beach Bum
10.) The Art of Self-Defense

Complete Star Rating Guide to the Films of 2019


(D) denotes documentary.

Abominable - 2.5 stars
Ad Astra - 2.5 stars
The Aeronauts - 1.5 stars
After the Wedding - 2.5 stars
The Aftermath - 2 stars
Aga - 1 star
Aladdin - 3 stars
Alita: Battle Angel - 1.5 stars
All These Small Moments - 2.5 stars
American Woman - 4 stars
Anna - 3.5 stars
And Breathe Normally - 2 stars
Apollo 11 (D) - 3 stars
Aquarela (D) - 1.5 stars
The Art of Self-Defense - 1.5 stars
Ash is Purest White - 2.5 stars
At War - 2 stars
Atlantics - 2 stars
The Beach Bum - 1.5 stars
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - 3 stars
Before You Know It - 1 star
Being Frank - 1.5 stars
The Best of Enemies - 2.5 stars
The Biggest Little Farm (D) - 3 stars
Birds of Passage - 1.5 stars
Black and Blue - 1.5 stars
Blink of an Eye (D) - 2.5 stars
Blowin' Up (D) - 2.5 stars
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (D) - 2 stars
Bombshell - 2 stars
Booksmart - 1.5 stars
The Brink (D) - 2 stars
Brittany Runs a Marathon - 2.5 stars
By the Grace of God - 2.5 stars
Carmine Street Guitars (D) - 2.5 stars
Cats - 2 stars
The Chambermaid - 2.5 stars
Citizen K (D) - 2.5 stars
Clemency - 3 stars
Cold Case Hammarskjold - 3 stars
Cold Pursuit - 2 stars
Cunningham (D) - 1.5 stars
The Current War - 2 stars
Cyrano, My Love - 2 stars
Dark Waters - 2 stars
Daughter of Mine - 2.5 stars
David Crosby: Remember My Name (D) - 2 stars
Diane - 3 stars
Dogman - 1.5 stars
A Dog's Way Home - 2.5 stars
Don't Come Back from the Moon - 2.5 stars
Dumbo - 2 stars
Echo in the Canyon (D) - 3 stars
End of the Century - 2 stars
Escape Room - 3 stars
A Faithful Man - 2.5 stars
The Farewell - 2 stars
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - 2.5 stars
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles (D) - 2.5 stars
Fighting with My Family - 3 stars
5B (D) - 3 stars
Five Feet Apart - 2 stars
Ford v. Ferrari - 3 stars
Framing John DeLorean - 2.5 stars
Friedkin Uncut (D) - 2.5 stars
Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened (D) - 2.5 stars
General Magic (D) - 2.5 stars
Genese - 3.5 stars
A German Youth (D) - 2 stars
Gloria Bell - 3 stars
Good Boys - 3.5 stars
The Good Liar - 1.5 stars
Great Great Great - 2.5 stars
Greener Grass - 1 star
Greta - 2 stars
Hail Satan? (D) - 2.5 stars
Halston (D) - 2.5 stars
Happy Death Day 2 U - 1.5 stars
Harriet - 2 stars
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (D) - 3 stars
The Heiresses - 2.5 stars
Her Smell - 3 stars
Honey Boy - 2.5 stars
Honeyland (D) - 3 stars
Hotel by the River - 2.5 stars
Hotel Mumbai - 2 stars
The Hummingbird Project - 2.5 stars
The Hustle - 1.5 stars
Hustlers - 3 stars
"I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians" - 2.5 stars
In the Aisles - 2 stars
Invisible Life - 2.5 stars
The Invisibles - 2 stars
The Irishman - 3 stars
Isn't It Romantic - 2.5 stars
Jay Myself (D) - 2.5 stars
Jojo Rabbit - 2.5 stars
J.T. Leroy - 2.5 stars
Judy - 3 stars
Just Mercy - 1.5 stars
The Kid - 2 stars
The King - 2 stars
The Kitchen - 2 stars
Knife + Heart - 2.5 stars
Knives Out - 2.5 stars
The Last Black Man in San Francisco - 2 stars
Last Christmas - 2.5 stars
Late Night - 1 star
Leaving Neverland (D) - 3 stars
Les Misérables - 2.5 stars
Light from Light - 2.5 stars
Light of My Life - 3 stars
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (D) - 3 stars
Little Women - 1.5 stars
Little Woods - 2.5 stars
Long Day's Journey Into Night - 2.5 stars
Long Shot - 2 stars
Lost & Found - 1.5 stars
Love, Antosha (D) - 2.5 stars
Luce - 3 stars
Ma - 1.5 stars
Maiden (D) - 3 stars
Mapplethorpe - 2.5 stars
Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love (D) - 2.5 stars
Marriage Story - 3.5 stars
Meeting Gorbachev (D) - 2.5 stars
Mickey and the Bear - 1.5 stars
Midnight Family (D) - 2 stars
Mike Wallace Is Here (D) - 2.5 stars
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (D) - 2.5 stars
Miss Bala - 2.5 stars
Most Likely to Succeed (D) - 2.5 stars
The Mustang - 3.5 stars
My Son - 1.5 stars
1917 - 2.5 stars
Non-Fiction - 1.5 stars
Official Secrets - 2.5 stars
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - 2 stars
One Child Nation (D) - 2 stars
The Other Story - 3 stars
Pain and Glory - 2.5 stars
Parasite - 2.5 stars
Pavarotti (D) - 3 stars
Penguins (D) - 2 stars
Photograph - 1.5 stars
Pig - 2 stars
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - 2.5 stars
The Proposal (D) - 3 stars
Q Ball (D) - 3 stars
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins (D) - 2.5 stars
Ramen Shop - 1 star
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (D) - 2 stars
Red Joan - 2 stars
The Report - 2.5 stars
The Reports on Sarah and Saleem - 2.5 stars
Richard Jewell - 2 stars
Rocketman - 2 stars
Rojo - 2.5 stars
Roll Red Roll (D) - 2.5 stars
Rosie - 3 stars
Sauvage / Wild - 2 stars
Sea of Shadows (D) - 2.5 stars
Serendipity - 2 stars
The Serengeti Rules (D) - 3 stars
Sharkwater Extinction (D) - 2.5 stars
Shooting the Mafia (D) - 2 stars
63 Up (D) - 3.5 stars
Slut in a Good Way - 2.5 stars
The Song of Names - 2 stars
The Sound of Silence - 1 star
The Souvenir - 1.5 stars
Sorry Angel - 2.5 stars
The Spy Behind Home Plate (D) - 2 stars
St. Bernard Syndicate - 2.5 stars
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek - 2 stars
State Like Sleep - 2 stars
Stockholm - 2 stars
Styx - 2 stars
Tel Aviv on Fire - 1.5 stars
Temblores - 2 stars
Theranos: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (D) - 2.5 stars
They Shall Not Grow Old (D) - 3 stars
This Changes Everything (D) - 3 stars
3 Faces - 2.5 stars
Three Peaks - 1.5 stars
Tigerland (D) - 2.5 stars
To Be of Service (D) - 3 stars
The Tomorrow Man - 1.5 stars
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (D) - 2.5 stars
Transit - 2 stars
The Two Popes - 2.5 stars
Uncut Gems - 4 stars
The Unicorn - 2.5 stars
The Upside - 2.5 stars
Varda by Agnes (D) - 2.5 stars
Walking on Water (D) - 1.5 stars
Waves - 3.5 stars
The Wedding Guest - 2.5 stars
West of Sunshine - 2 stars
What Men Want - 1.5 stars
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (D) - 2.5 stars
Where'd You Go, Bernadette - 2.5 stars
Where's My Roy Cohn? (D) - 2.5 stars
The White Crow - 2.5 stars
Wild Nights with Emily - 2.5 stars
The Wild Pear Tree - 3 stars
Wild Rose - 2.5 stars
Woman at War - 2.5 stars
Working Woman - 1.5 stars
Wrestle (D) - 3 stars
Yesterday - 2.5 stars

Totals: 211 films / 492 stars / Average Star Rating: 2.33