The 10 Best Movies Of 2019

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Hey, I’m back! The Year of our Lord 2019 was one of the strongest movie years in recent history. Here, finally, are my favorites. Take heed!

10. Booksmart

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Director: Olivia Wilde
Moment: The girls walk onto an empty boat party, and then Billie Lourd appears.

9. Gloria Bell 

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Director: Sebastián Lellio
Moment: Julianne Moore singing 80s songs to her car radio.

8. Parasite

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Director: Bong Joon-ho
Moment: When the Kim family quickly scrambles upon hearing a camping trip has been cut short.

7. Little Women

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Director: Greta Gerwig
Moment: The juxtaposition of Meg’s wedding and Beth’s sickness, a prime and perfect illustration of Gerwig’s storytelling structure.

6. The Irishman

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Director: Martin Scorsese
Moment: The opening shot inside a nursing home, eerily reminiscent of the introduction to the Copacabana in Goodfellas.

5. Ad Astra

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Director: James Gray
Moment: In an isolated room, Brad Pitt reads messages to his father in the hopes he will receive a signal back.

4. Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

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Director: Quentin Tarantino
Moment: Brad Pitt enters the Spahn Ranch, in all its eery glory.

3. Under The Silver Lake 

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Director: David Robert Mitchell
Moment: Andrew Garfield dances to R.E.M.’s “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” at an underground party.

2. Marriage Story

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Director: Noah Baumbach
Moment: Adam Driver sings “Being Alive” at a piano bar.

1. Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

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Director: Céline Sciamma
Moment: As one woman notices the other from a balcony, the performing orchestra begins playing “Summer” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

Other Great Movies of 2019: Uncut Gems, Pain And Glory, Knives Out, Midsommar, Her Smell, Us, The Farewell, The Report, The Last Black Man In San Francisco, Ford V Ferrari, A Hidden Life, John Wick Ch. 3, The Farewell, Hustlers, The Peanut Butter Falcon…

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