2019: 25 Films

Julian pays an annual video tribute to the Top 25 films of 2019

2019 was a banner year. Not only was it a hell of a year for movies, but I was honored to fully become a part of the Cinapse team and pursue film criticism in earnest. It’s been amazing covering film this past year, and as I have for the last seven years, I wanted to pay tribute to what I thought were the best films 2019 had to offer. Many of the films featured in this video have inspired wildly diverse reactions and opinions between critics and audiences alike— and I thank Cinapse for the opportunity to join the conversation. Enjoy.

The 25:

  1. Parasite (Bong Joon-Ho)
  2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)
  3. Uncut Gems (Josh & Benny Safdie)
  4. A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick)
  5. Little Women (Greta Gerwig)
  6. The Irishman (Martin Scorsese)
  7. Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
  8. Transit (Christian Petzold)
  9. 1917 (Sam Mendes)
  10. Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry)
  11. Knives Out (Rian Johnson)
  12. The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers)
  13. The Vast of Night (Andrew Patterson)
  14. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  15. Sunset (László Nemes)
  16. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Joe Talbot)
  17. Dragged Across Concrete (S. Craig Zahler)
  18. Booksmart (Olivia Wilde)
  19. The Farewell (Lulu Wang)
  20. Midsommar (Ari Aster)
  21. Waves (Trey Edward Shults)
  22. The Nightingale (Jennifer Kent)
  23. Ad Astra (James Gray)
  24. Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar)
  25. Wild Rose (Tom Harper)

Honorable Mentions: Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller), The Art of Self-Defense (Riley Stearns), The Lodge (Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala), The Death of Dick Long (Daniel Scheinert), Swallow (Carlo Mirabella-Davis).

The Full List

If you’d enjoy a stroll down memory lane, please enjoy the last few years of videos below. Thank you for your patronage, as always.

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