Top 10 Films of 2019

2019 was an uncannily good year for cinema and in any given year the lowest rungs of this list could easily be the best film of the year. Films from the likes of Tarantino and Scorsese only made my honorable mentions and a movie about Mr. Rogers barely made my top 15. This was an […]

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Dolemite is My Name – 2019

Originality: Dolemite is one of the great characters of the blaxploitation era and his story has been begging to appear on the big screen for many years. This story focuses on the origins of the character as the brainchild of Rudy Ray Moore who recovered from obscurity by using some old rhymes to create an […]

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Little Women – 2019

Originality: Little Women is an American classic and has been adapted for the screen multiple times, with each adaptation making changes to match the vision of the writer and director. Gerwig’s version adds some pretty significant touches to better tie this to the plight of women in the modern age with some great dialogue written […]

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Dolor y Gloria – 2019

Originality: Pedro Almodovar loves telling stories that make the viewers feel like they are complicit in emotional theft and this film is no different. Using his own life as inspiration, this film tells a story that is at different times: raw, angry, sad, immobile, and hopeful. Almodovar doesn’t shy away from the things that need […]

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The Irishman – 2019

Originality: The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa is one of the most interesting mysteries in American History and this story gives one explanation for his sudden absence from the world stage. This film is long and there are some definite slow parts, but the dialogue is punchy and well-written and pulls the audience in for the […]

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