Archive for December 6, 2019

The Films of 2019 That Surprised Me

A staple of my year-end articles. I like looking back over everything I’ve seen (to this point. There’s still almost a month to go) and pinpointing which films ended up being better (or worse. That’s tomorrow) than I expected them to be. Or, I guess, more specifically, it’s more about — I thought I was getting one thing, and in today’s case, I saw the films and went, “Wow, that’s actually not what I was expecting.” (Tomorrow’s list is more, “Holy shit… that was not what I was expecting.” It’s all about tone.)

Of course, the list is completely subjective to me and what my personal feelings were on the films back in January and going into them. But that’s every list. They’re all subjective. This one is subjective to what ended up impressing me more than I thought it would.

So here are the pleasant surprises of 2019 (for me): (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Hello, does Natalie live here?” “No, she doesn’t.” “Oh, dear. Okay.” “Are you singing carols?” “Uh, no. No I’m not.” “Please, sir, please?” “Please!” “Well, I suppose I could.” “Please?” “Alright.” “Yay!”