A long list of short thoughts about movies I saw this year (2019)
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead was clever, thoughtful, and funny and I never want to see it again.
Midsommar was beautiful but messy (and Ari Aster has a weird thing about heads).
Avengers: Endgame did Hulk dirty but I’m glad it’s over.
Jojo Rabbit balanced humour and drama well and will be impossible to reference in passing conversation.
Logan does for superhero films what Joker wishes it could.
Captain Marvel had a cool cat and Brie Larson was fantastic.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes nails its story beats and gets a lot of emotion out of small moments.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes builds its world well and does a lot with some great performances.
War for Planet of the Apes balances humour with drama well and it broke my heart.
Spider-Man: Far From Home has infectious energy, fuelled by a bunch of actors having a lot of fun.
IT was loud and dull.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters deserves this incredibly earnest review.
Beetlejuice holds up, even if Beetlejuice was my least favourite part of the movie.
Train to Busan is tense, compelling, and emotionally abusive.
Detective Pikachu is beautiful and intoxicating even if it does completely fall apart.
Spy is a fun romp that has completely ruined all of Jason Statham’s future roles.
Hobbs & Shaw was loud and dull.
Ralph Breaks the Internet tells a lovely story with a bunch of good visual gags (even if its best moment is on YouTube).
BlacKkKlansman was very, very good.
Godzilla Part 1: Planet of the Monsters was fine for a plane movie.
Top End Wedding was a nice, simple story backed by some beautiful landscapes.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is perfect.
Steven Universe: The Movie was a welcome return to a world I love.
Hereditary has left me looking for Toni Collette in every dark corner.
Boy was earnest, moving, and hilarious.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is also earnest, moving, and hilarious.
What We Do In The Shadows is still very funny. (I think I just love Taika Waititi’s work.)
Ponyo was visually stunning and heartwarming.
Us was unsettling, atmospheric and brilliantly acted.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was a treat (especially with a big audience).
Game Night was more fun than I expected (and featured Coach Taylor, which was an unexpected treat).
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