Putting this list together this year was tougher than in recent years, and I’m not entirely sure why. But I will say that the things I loved this year, I loved. Movies were a huge comfort to me this year, and I found a lot of love and happiness in the things I saw this year. From the beautiful depiction of friendship between Jennifer Lopez’s and Constance Wu’s characters from Hustlers (Hustlers in general for that matter), the striking cinematography of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the overall weirdness of Midsommer and the love bursting in each frame of Little Women. It’s a shame that this year’s Oscar races are turning out to be some of the least inspired and dull in the last few years, if they even bothered to think outside the box a little this year, they’d find some truly wonderful work in some amazing films.
And yet, I found it so hard to actually sit down and write this list. I keep promising myself year after year that I’ll get better at updating this blog. Maybe this year is the year I’ll actually make this promise (no promises though).
Without further adieu, my favorite movies of 2019.