[2019 Film Wrap-Up]

2019collageTotal: 256 (full list here)
Revival: 45
SIFF: 63
Avg cost: Two bucks!

Wrap-ups for previous years live under the year-end tag, canonical best-of-decade lists are here, and I’m now on letterboxd as wickedjaws so add me fer crissakes.

I skipped three film festivals as well as missing a third of SIFF for work, so. It was a rough year in general. But the movies? The movies were great.

Best films: Parasite, Better Days, I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians, Pain & Glory, Little Women

Also: Booksmart, The Farewell, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Transit, Hustlers, High Life, Swing Kids

More vital categories after the jump!

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[Best of the Decade 2010-2019]

I threw together some lists for fun; obviously these are canonically the best films.

 

25 maybe underseen movies of the decade in alphabetical order:

  • BPM
  • Castaway on the Moon
  • Columbus
  • Damsel
  • En El Septimo Dia
  • Fill the Void
  • GETT: The Trial of Viviane Ameselam
  • girl walk // all day
  • Girlhood
  • Girl Asleep
  • God Help the Girl
  • Holy Motors
  • I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians
  • Liza the Fox Fairy
  • Mommy
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Novitiate
  • Our Little Sister
  • Retrospekt
  • Sworn Virgin
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Torrey Pines
  • Trigger
  • Upstream Color
  • Zoology

DOCS

  • Cameraperson
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time
  • Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll
  • Faces Places
  • Hooligan Sparrow
  • Maiden
  • Marwencol
  • Planet of Snail
  • Project Nim
  • Shirkers

SUPERHEROES

  • Black Panther
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Colossal
  • Fast Color
  • K-20: The Fiend with 20 Faces
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
  • Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • The Widowed Witch

SCI-FI/FANTASY

  • Annihilation
  • Attack the Block
  • Ex Machina
  • Ghostbusters: Answer the Call
  • In the Beginning (short)
  • John Carter
  • The Last Jedi
  • The Mermaid
  • Monster Hunt 1&2
  • We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (short)

ACTION

  • Cell 211
  • Europe Raiders
  • Furie
  • Gravity
  • The Heat
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Fast & Furious series
  • John Wick trilogy
  • Planet of the Apes trilogy

QUEER MOVIES

  • Closet Monster
  • Pariah
  • Suicide Kale
  • 3
  • Tomboy
  • Undertow
  • The Way He Looks
  • Wild Nights with Emily
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
  • Yossi

ROMANCE

  • Amira & Sam
  • The Big Sick
  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Friend Zone
  • The Mountain Between Us
  • Obvious Child
  • Phantom Thread
  • This Is Not What I Expected
  • The Wedding Plan

HORROR

  • Absentia
  • The Conjuring
  • Creep
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • In Fabric
  • Rift
  • Ruby Sparks
  • Under the Shadow
  • Us
  • We Are Still Here

PODCASTS

  • Wolf 359 above all but also…
  • Alice Isn’t Dead
  • Limetown
  • The Penumbra Podcast: Juno Steel
  • Wooden Overcoats

TEEVEE

  • The Americans
  • Call the Midwife
  • Catastrophe
  • Halt & Catch Fire
  • Hannibal
  • Jane the Virgin
  • One Day at a Time
  • One Mississippi
  • Russian Doll
  • Yuri!!! on Ice

[2018 Film Wrap-Up]

Total: 280 (full list here)
Revival: 45
SIFF: 81
Avg cost: $2.58

Wrap-ups for previous years live under the year-end tag.

This year I wrote bimonthly posts of varying timeliness and hotness of take, and they live under the whatdidjacithink tag. I also managed a bit of SIFF coverage, available here. Finally, I wrote a handful of standalones, which are linked in this thread:

Or, you know, you can just scroll back.

Onward!

Films of my heart: Annihilation, Eighth Grade, Black Panther, Dirty Computer, Shoplifters

Other faves: En El Septimo Dia, Support the Girls, Hereditary, The Favourite, Crazy Rich Asians, You Were Never Really There, If Beale Street Could Talk, Tully, Blindspotting, Leave No Trace

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[2017 Film Wrap-Up]

Total: 275 (full list)
Revival: 70
SIFF: 80 (20-odd more than usual, thanks to the once-in-a-lifetime 3P)
Free: 104
…total cost: $619.50, or $2.25 a film

Wrap-ups for previous years live under the year-end tag, & if a film is linked here, it’s probably to the Instagram post I wrote on it for my #lastweekslove project.

Films of my heart: Call Me By Your Name, Columbus, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water.

And of course: BPM, Get Out, Colossal, The Wedding Plan, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, Novitiate, Mudbound, A Ghost Story, Personal Shopper, The Big Sick, Menashe

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[2016 Film Round-Up]

Total: 222 (full list here)
Revival: 62 (of course, that does include The Room.)
SIFF: 65
Free: 94
…total of $572.35, giving us an average ticket price of $2.58. The cost of living keeps on a-rising.

(Previous years live under the year-end tag.)

Best film: Moonlight and The Fits, both of which deal with a particular experience, both of which focus on black youth, and both of which deal specifically with gender presentation and expectations. This pairing is a coincidence; they’re both here because they’re both terrific.

Also: Torrey Pines and Lemonade, because movies don’t have to be long, y’all.

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