Bonus: 10 Best Movies of 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣

Sorry, I guess I'm a liar. Here's the real last newsletter of the year.

🎆 Happy Monday! Hope you had a great holiday.

You didn’t think I could end 2019 without giving you my favorite movies of the year, did you?

Fair warning: I’m already not tied to my picks and there are tons of movies I need to see and rewatch.

Tell me your favorite movies of the year by replying!

Okay, here we go.

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2019 in film

For the first time ever, I edited together a video counting down my favorite movies of the year (check out David Ehrlich’s Top 25, which inspired me). I hope you enjoy!

Rank all the movies

My 10 favorite movies of 2019

Don’t feel like watching? Here’s my top ten in text form.

  1. Parasite
    Dir. by Bong Joon-ho
    Trailer // My review)

  1. Marriage Story
    Dir. by Noah Baumbach
    Trailer // My review)

  1. The Farewell
    Dir. by Lulu Wang
    Trailer // My review)

  1. Pain & Glory
    Dir. by Pedro Almodóvar
    Trailer // My review)

  1. 1917
    Dir. by Sam Mendes
    Trailer // My review)

  1. Knives Out
    Dir. by Rian Johnson
    Trailer // My review)

  1. Midsommar
    Dir. by Ari Aster
    Trailer // My review)

  1. Hustlers
    Dir. by Lorene Scafaria
    Trailer // My review)

  1. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
    Dir. by Marielle Heller

  1. Portrait of a Lady in Fire *TIE*
    Dir. by Celine Sciamma
    Trailer // My review)

  1. Ad Astra *TIE*
    Dir. by James Gray
    Trailer // My review)

Rank all the movies (cont'd)

More movies I enjoyed

(In alphabetical order)

Apollo 11
Dir. by Todd Douglas Miller

Avengers: Endgame
Dir. by Joe and Anthony Russo

Dir. by Olivia Wilde

High Flying Bird
Dir. by Steven Soderbergh

Honey Boy
Dir. by Alma Har’el

The Irishman
Dir. by Martin Scorsese

Little Women
Dir. by Greta Gerwig

Dir. by Julius Onah

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Dir. by Quentin Tarantino

Ready or Not
Dir. by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett

Uncut Gems
Dir. by Josh and Benny Safdie

Dir. by Jordan Peele

Dir. by Trey Edward Shultz

Wild Rose
Dir. by Tom Harper

Sending you positive vibes for the New Year! I’ll be back in your inbox in one week with your regular movie recommendation.

Happy (almost) 2020!
Karl (

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