2019 Recap – Odds and Ends

by - December 28th, 2019 - Features

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Odds and Ends

Here are some additional thoughts on 2019 including a few of my favorite performances, scores, songs, Blu-rays and films separated by genre. Superfluous fluff? Probably, but I still enjoy putting lists like these together. Can’t lie about that.

FIFTY FAVORITE PERFORMANCES

Arctic (2018) | PHOTO: Bleecker Street

1. Elisabeth Moss – Her Smell
2. Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
3. Rebecca Ferguson – Doctor Sleep
4. Jonathan Majors – The Last Black Man in San Francisco
5. Mads Mikkelsen – Arctic

Parasite (2019) | PHOTO: NEON

6. Song Kang-ho, Park So-dam – Parasite
7. Awkafina – The Farewell
8. Ana de Armas – Knives Out
9. Christian Bale, Matt Damon – Ford v Ferrari
10. Jillian Bell – Brittany Runs a Marathon

Uncut Gems (2019) | PHOTO: A24

11. Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu – Hustlers
12. Aisling Franciosi – The Nightingale
13. Lupita Nyong’o – Us
14. Adam Sandler – Uncut Gems
15. Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel – Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Gloria Bell (2018) | PHOTO: A24

16. Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name
17. Joe Pesci, Al Pacino – The Irishman
18. Julianne Moore – Gloria Bell
19. Caitlin Gerard – The Wind
20. Shia LaBeouf and Noah Jupe – Honey Boy

Wild Rose (2018) | PHOTO: NEON

21. Emma Thompson – Late Night
22. Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman – Bombshell
23. Taylor Russell – Waves
24. Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose
25. Samara Weaving – Ready or Not

In Fabric (2018) | PHOTO: A24

26. Adam Driver – The Report
27. Marianne Jean-Baptiste – In Fabric
28. Mary Kay Place – Diane
29. Taron EgertonRocketman
30. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse

The Art of Self-Defense (2019) | PHOTO: Bleecker Street

31. Cynthia ErivoHarriet
32. Alessandro Nivola – The Art of Self-Defense
33. Florence Pugh – Fighting with My Family
34. Brad Pitt – Ad Astra
35. Jodie Turner-Smith – Queen & Slim

Teen Spirit (2018) | PHOTO: Bleecker Street

36. Elle Fanning – Teen Spirit
37. Veronica Ngo – Furie
38. Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
39. Rebecca Romijn – Satanic Panic
40. George MacKay – 1917

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) | PHOTO: Roadside Attractions

41. Jakab Juli – Sunset
42. Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie – Jojo Rabbit
43. Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen, Dakota Johnson – The Peanut Butter Falcon
44. Jessica Rothe – Happy Death Day 2U
45. Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell – Richard Jewell

Charlie’s Angels (2019) | PHOTO: Sony

46. Kristen Stewart – Charlie’s Angels
47. Imogen Poots – Black Christmas
48. Felicity Jones – The Aeronauts
49. Elizabeth Debicki – Vita & Virginia
50. Billie Lourd, Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever – Booksmart

TEN GREAT PERFORMANCES (in movies I didn’t care for)

The Wedding Guest (2018) | PHOTO: IFC Films

1. Florence Pugh – Midsommar
2. Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
3. Dev Patel – The Wedding Guest
4. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
5. Patricia Clarkson – Out of Blue

The Intruder (2019) | PHOTO: Sony

6. Alexander Skarsgård – The Kill Team
7. Marsai Martin, Issa Rae – Little
8. Dennis Quaid – The Intruder
9. Will Smith – Gemini Man
10. Himesh Patel – Yesterday

TEN FAV SCORES

1. Thomas Newman – 1917
2. Michael Abels – Us
3. Nathan Johnson – Knives Out
4. Bear McCreary – Happy Death Day 2U
5. Emile Mosseri – The Last Black Man in San Francisco
6. Daniel Lopatin – Uncut Gems
7. John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
8. Marco Beltrami, Anna Drubich – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
9. Bobby Krlic – Midsommar
10. Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker

TEN FAV SONGS

1. “Into the Unknown” – Frozen II
2. “Glascow” – Wild Rose
3. “Breathe” – Her Smell
4. “Stand Up” – Harriet
5. “Broken and Beautiful” – Ugly Dolls
6. “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – Rocketman
7. “Catchy Song” – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
8. “The Buddi Song” – Child’s Play
9. “Speechless” – Aladdin
10. “Beautiful Ghosts” – Cats

TEN FAV ACTION FILMS

1. 1917
2. Ford v Ferrari
3. Captain Marvel
4. Furie
5. The Kid Who Would Be King
6. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
7. Alita: Battle Angel
8. Shadow
9. Charlie’s Angels
10. Triple Threat

TEN FAV COMEDIES

1. Booksmart
2. Dolemite Is My Name
3. Sword of Trust
4. Long Shot
5. The Death of Dick Long
6. Greener Grass
7. Late Night
8. Isn’t It Romantic
9. Noelle
10. Mega Time Squad

TEN FAV FAMILY FILMS

1. Toy Story 4
2. Missing Link
3. Frozen II
4. Abominable
5. The Kid Who Would Be King
6. Dora and the Lost City of Gold
7. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
8. Klaus
9. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
10. Aladdin

TEN FAV HORROR FILMS

1. Doctor Sleep
2. Us
3. The Wind
4. Ready or Not
5. In Fabric
6. Crawl
7. Happy Death Day 2U
8. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
9. Satanic Panic
10. Black Christmas

FIVE FAV SCI-FI FILMS

Not a gigantic genre this year. I could only come up with five titles I could happily list as being called a “favorite.”

1. Happy Death Day 2U
2. Ad Astra
3. Alita: Battle Angel
4. Avengers: Endgame
5. Mega Time Squad

TEN FAV THRILLERS

1. The Nightingale
2. Knives Out
3. Sunset
4. Parasite
5. Rust Creek
6. The Lighthouse
7. The Report
8. Uncut Gems
9. Official Secrets
10. Donnybrook

FIFTY FAV BLU-RAYS

1. Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954-1975 – Criterion Collection
2. An American Werewolf in London (Limited Edition) – Arrow
3. The Fly Collection – Scream! Factory
4. Police Story / Police Story 2 – Criterion Collection
5. The Blob (1988) (Collector’s Edition) – Scream! Factory
6. The Buster Keaton Collection: Volume 1 (The General / Steamboat Bill, Jr.) – Cohen Media Group
7. All About Eve – Criterion Collection
8. Alphaville – Kino Lorber Studio Classics
9. Batman Beyond: The Complete Series – Warner Home Entertainment
10. Klute – Criterion Collection

11. Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1 – Scream! Factory
12. When Harry Met Sally… (30th Anniversary Edition) – Shout! Selects
13. Charlie Varrick – Kino Lorber Studio Classics
14. Gaslight – Warner Archive Collection
15. Princess Mononoke (Collector’s Edition) – Shout! Factory
16. Blue Velvet – Criterion Collection
17. Robocop (Limited Edition) – Arrow
18. The Thing from Another World – Warner Archive Collection
19. Do the Right Thing – Criterion Collection
20. The Wizard of Oz 4K – Warner Home Entertainment

21. The Omen Collection – Scream! Factory
22. The Big Clock – Arrow
23. The Little Mermaid 4K – Walt Disney Home Entertainment
24. Piranha (1978) (Steelbook) – Scream! Factory
25. The Far Country – Arrow
26. Bob le Flambeur – Kino Lorber Studio Classics
27. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 4K – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
28. Silent Hill (Collector’s Edition) – Scream! Factory
29. Crimson Peak (Limited Edition) – Arrow
30. The Streetfighter Collection – Shout! Selects

31. Batman 4K / Batman Returns 4K – Warner Home Entertainment
32. The Heiress – Criterion Collection
33. Waterworld (Limited Edition) – Arrow
34. Avengers: Endgame 4K – Walt Disney Home Entertainment
35. Summer Stock – Warner Archive Collection
36. Next of Kin (1982) – Severin Films
37. The Plague Dogs – Shout! Selects
38. Night of the Creeps (Collector’s Edition) – Scream! Factory
39. The Grand Duel – Arrow
40. Spookies – Vinegar Syndrome

41. Mad Dog and Glory – Kino Lorber Studio Classics
42. Valentine (Collector’s Edition) – Scream! Factory
43. Polyester – Criterion Collection
44. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney Movie Club Exclusive) – Walt Disney Home Entertainment
45. The Return of Martin Guerre – Cohen Media Group
46. The Witches – Warner Archive Collection
47. The New York Ripper (3-Disc Limited Edition) – Blue Underground
48. Joan the Maid – Cohen Media Group
49. The Black Hole (Disney Movie Club Exclusive) – Walt Disney Home Entertainment
50. Tammy and the T-Rex – Vinegar Syndrome

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