A continuation of my retrospective movie rundown of 2019 for your 2020 quarantine home-viewing pleasure. Here’s the Top 10.

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⚠️ Warning: there’s a lot ahead. This wasn’t written to be read all in one sitting. Skim through, settle where you like, watch a movie and come back to see if you agree, then repeat. No spoilers, so no worries. It’s a guide! ⚠️

If you’re joining us here first, you can find my 11–15 picks and an explanation of my rating system by clicking here. If you’re here for the top 10, you’re in the right place.

Before we go on, I’d like to reiterate that this is by no means an exhaustive list. Some I have not been able to see but would love to, include: “Bombshell,” “Honeyland,” “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” “Waves,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Honey Boy,” “I Lost My Body,” “American Factory,” “Ash is the Purest White,” “Pain and Glory,” “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” and “Richard Jewell.” …


As much as I love the theater-experience, it’s not the time to be moviegoing. Luckily, 2019 was a great movie year. Why not catch up at home?

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⚠️ Warning: there’s a lot ahead. This wasn’t written to be read all in one sitting. Skim through, settle where you like, watch a movie and come back to see if you agree, then repeat. No spoilers, so no worries. It’s a guide! ⚠️

I love movies. And I love watching movies at the theater. Obviously, it’s probably not the best time to be moviegoing. …


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