Top 5 movies Othy watched in 2019

Its that time of year again, as we say goodbye to 2019, we give pause to reflect on all the amazing cinema from the past year. 

Honorable Mention – Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot.  Technically this movie came out in 2018 but our team did not review this movie unit 2019.  Every now an then you see a movie that affects you at a certain time in your life and helps change your outlook on things.  This was that movie for me.  I recommend everyone checking it out. 

5 – Peanut Butter Falcon – An amazing story with real heart.  Zach Gottsagen and Shia LaBeauf’s chemistry shines throughout this movie.  I am hopeful we see more from Zach and hopefully see some nominations come award season.

4 – Five Feet Apart – For anyone who has faced chronic illness in their lives, this movie is very relateable.  The struggles of trying to have a normal life while fighting illness hit home with me.  Sprouse and Richardson make for one of the more adorable pairs in recent films. You not only want what’s best for them, but believe it can actually happen.

3 – Avengers: Endgame – I will be honest, I am a comic book movie nerd.  Marvel gave us a great bookend to a soap opera of story telling that they have built over the past ten years.  Seeing all the characters that we have come to love share the same screen was incredible.  Definitely a re watchable movie.

2- The Irish Man – A movie that is three and a half hours long?  The Irishman is long, to be sure, but it’s never less than compelling – Scorsese, De Niro, Pacino and Pesci, all in their mid-to-late-70s, are each carrying a lifetime of work, with practiced ease.  Hats off to Netflix for picking this one up. The Irishman is cinema of the highest order.

1- Once Upon A Time in Holly Wood – A well-executed film, with extraordinary performances, an impeccable production design and a memorable soundtrack.  What pushes this movie to the top for me, the buddy chemistry between DiCaprio and Pitt.  If Pitt does note get a nod for best supporting actor I would be very surprised.  Tarantino’s love for old Hollywood and cinema shines in this movie. 

I am very excited to see what 2020 will bring.  

Movies I regret not watching in 2019.

            The Dead don’t Die

            It Chapter 2

            Ford V Ferrari

            Ad Astra

            The Lighthouse