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Klaus (2019)
Well done
9 February 2020
This was a well done and surprising Netflix film, way to go in 2019 with animation between this and I Lost My Body
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Bombshell (2019)
Really enytertaining
23 January 2020
This film could have gone further in depth to explore the complexity beyond the superficial issues at hand here, but it's still super entertaining and well acted.
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Honeyland (2019)
Really well done
14 January 2020
This is a really well done film that I definitely recommend to anyone that has a chance to watch it
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Atlantics (2019)
Really original
9 January 2020
I found this to be a highly original and ambitious foreign film that will no doubt impact many viewers.
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Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Enjoyable
8 January 2020
Overall, this was an enjoyable film, even though it wasn't perfect. It is still recommended.
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An absolute masterpiece
4 January 2020
I expected a good film but what I got instead was something OUTSTANDING. It's really disappointing that it seems like this hasn't garnered the passion I feel like it should. For a film like this to come across as completely authentic, genuine, without being cloying and overly sentimental, is an incredible, incredible achievement. The same patience Rogers showed in real life is demonstrated perfectly by Heller. Letting scenes play out without music and letting them breathe the way she did... absolutely perfect. This was the biggest surprise of the year for me.
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Frozen II (2019)
Enjoyable
4 January 2020
I quite liked this film for what it was, even if it doesn't hit the same heights as the first one.
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Little Women (1994)
Really fun
30 December 2019
Having seen the new 2019 version, it was great to see this other adaptation of the beloved novel.
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1917 (2019)
Intense and expertly crafted
30 December 2019
This was an intense and expertly crafted film, very much worth your time, not just for the effects but for the impressive sound/score/directing.
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The Nightingale (I) (2018)
Solid
30 December 2019
This isn't an easy film to watch at times, but it's definitely one that is crucial and is very well done.
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Little Women (2019)
Brilliant all around
28 December 2019
Never seen or read any version of this story, but this was a brilliant, brilliant film and highly recommended.
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Not great but still enjoyable
27 December 2019
This was not a great film, but it was still very enjoyable. Very flawed however, and not as god as the previous two.
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Very fun
23 December 2019
This was a delightful film, one that I did not expect at all, but one that I very much definitely recommend.
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Uncut Gems (2019)
An unflinching portrayal
21 December 2019
This was definitely the kind of film that we needed to see Adam Sandler do and the kind of performance he needed to give to convince us that he is actually capable of greatness.
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A Hidden Life (2019)
Absolutely a return to form for Malick
21 December 2019
Malick was responsible for one of the decade's best films in The Tree of Life, but since then had struggled to get close to that film's quality. Until this film.
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Judy (II) (2019)
Renee is incredible
18 December 2019
The film is pretty much a standard, by-the-numbers biopic, but Renee Zellweger is absolutely incredible.
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Hustlers (2019)
Some great performances
17 December 2019
The directing here is great and so is the acting, even when the screenplay sort of falters. Still very much worth it.
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Absolutely exquisite
17 December 2019
There are not many films that come around that have the sheer power and beauty of this. For that reason, I highly recommend this.
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Original and moody
13 December 2019
This is definitely not like your average aninated film. The biggest thing that stands out is the amazing music score, one of the best of the year.
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Monos (2019)
Disturbing and perhaps too real?
11 December 2019
This film works mostly in a metaphorical context, so it's unlikely you will know much of why things are the way they are, but I believe that's the point.
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Fantastic
7 December 2019
This was not at all everything I expected it to be, being much funnier than you would think for a film of this subject matter. It has an oddness that makes it proudly stand out.
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Waves (I) (2019)
More than your average family drama. Cinematic, experimental, and most of all, deeply moving
1 December 2019
I'm in love with this film. I was highly anticipating it after the fantastic trailer, but even I was surprised by the film it turned out to be. Emotionally moving and devastating it surely was, but the technical filmmaking on display here continues to prove that Trey Edward Shults is a director to watch for. I'm also in love with his two prior outings (Krisha and It Comes at Night), but for me this may be his best yet. This could have been made in a more typical straightforward way and still been powerful because of the strong writing and acting at the core, and yet Shults wanted to do more than that. That may mean that he may frustrate viewers and may prove to make his film more divisive, but as far as I'm concerned, the experimental-like cinematography, score (as well as the existing musical pieces) and editing really make this become a near-masterful film. It all culminates to create the most emotionally taxing and moving film I've seen this year.

As for the acting, wow at Kelvin Harrison Jr. I liked him in It Comes at Night, but it was a role that was almost faded into the background of all of the drama occurring around him. With Luce and now this film, he's proven to be an incredible actor worthy of a long career ahead of him. Sterling K. Brown is, unsurprisingly, fantastic. Taylor Russell gives an incredibly sensitive, restrained and completely captivating turn as well. All three stand out among the finest performances of the year. What a shame that award bodies are going to ignore this film.
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Knives Out (2019)
Absolutely thrilling
30 November 2019
This film is such a great deconstruction of the whodunnit genre, in so many fantastic ways, left be a great ensemble cast.
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The Irishman (2019)
Long, but oddly intrigung throughout
28 November 2019
No one was in a rush to watch another mobster film, so the fact that Scorsese makes this work as much as he does it a testament to his skills. It's fantastic, with the three men at the core giving it their all.
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Honey Boy (2019)
Incredible acting
22 November 2019
When I first watched the trailer and learned Shia was involved, I thought it would be some vanity project. However, I was pretty taken aback by how personal it ended up being. Deeply personal, in fact. One of the most personal films I've seen in recent years. I loved it. I thought it was simple enough without trying to bombard too many things into one film, but managed to really hit home the dynamics of the central relationship. The screenplay is strong, but so is the directing. Alma Har'el has a unique visual flair and there are many scenes here that are beautifully directed and likely to stay in my mind for some time. That Spirit Award nomination was well deserved!

The acting was incredible. Shia should be up for awards contention. You can tell he had a very specific portrayal of his father in mind and he delivers it fiercely and boldly. But I was perhaps most taken aback by Noah Jupe. A star in the making. He's phenomenal. I hate that he's going to be campaigned as "supporting" all season long, but I really want him to get attention for his work here. Lucas Hedges is also really good, but weirdly enough he's the most "supporting" of the three. The film spends more time in his past than in the present.
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