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2019: MY FAVORITE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCES (Ranked)

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2019: MY FAVORITE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCES (Ranked) by manybits
At the time, I had not seen the following films: Uncut Gems by Josh and Benny Safdie, USA; Synonyms by Nadav Lapid, France/Israel/Germany; Asako I & II by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, Japan/France; Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Céline Sciamma, France; Endless Night by Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro, Spain; MS Slavic 7 by Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell, Canada; Wasp Network Olivier Assayas, France/Spain/Brazil; Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream by Frank Beauvais, France; A Hidden Life by Terrence Malick, United States; X&Y by Anna Odell, Sweden; The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily by Lorenzo Mattotti, Italy (pretty much the only Italian film I wanted to see… Read more

At the time, I had not seen the following films: Uncut Gems by Josh and Benny Safdie, USA; Synonyms by Nadav Lapid, France/Israel/Germany; Asako I & II by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, Japan/France; Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Céline Sciamma, France; Endless Night by Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro, Spain; MS Slavic 7 by Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell, Canada; Wasp Network Olivier Assayas, France/Spain/Brazil; Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream by Frank Beauvais, France; A Hidden Life by Terrence Malick, United States; X&Y by Anna Odell, Sweden; The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily by Lorenzo Mattotti, Italy (pretty much the only Italian film I wanted to see this year); Les Miserables by Lady Ly, France; To The Ends of Earth by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan, Deerskin by Quentin Dupieux, France, Vitalina Varela by Pedro Costa, Portugal, By the Grace of God by François Ozon, France, Clemency by Chinonye Chukwu, United States; Beanpole by Kantemir Balagov, Russia, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead by Ben Wheatley, England; Atlantis by Valentyn Vasyanovych, Ukraine, and and a million more.

Strongly disliked: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino, USA; Eighth Grade by Bo Burnham, United States; Booksmart by Olivia Wilde, United States; The Laundromat by Steven Soderbergh, United States; Destroyer by Karyn Kusama, United States; The Last Black Man in San Francisco by Joe Talbot, United States; Her Smell by Alex Ross Perry, United States; Ad Astra by James Gray, United States.

Hated with passion: Beach Bum by Harmony Korine, United States; Us by Jordan Peele, United States; Madeline’s Madeline by Josephine Decker, United States; Vox Lux by Brady Corbet, United States; Diamantino by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt, Portugal

Didn’t bother: The House That by Jack Built Lars von Trier, Denmark; The Dead Don’t Die by Jim Jarmusch

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