The most stunningly gorgeous and most unsettling film of 2019 is Ari Aster’s Midsommer. His follow up to Hereditary lives in the same world of grief as Hereditary did,and uses the occult to a chilling and surreal setting that makes to want to visit the festivities that only take place every 90 years. Midsommer won’t be for everyone, but it is everything it sets out to be. The film isn’t so much horror but a film about relationships. The movie is also pretty funny throughout and Stars Will Poulter in a small role. Although I have only seen it the one time so far, Midsommer May be my pick of the year so far.
Toy Story 4 is what many critics and fans alike called unneeded, but wow did it hold up and become a great film and one of the best installments of the franchise yet! A film about parenthood, letting go, and the realization of life in itself and how we aren’t always exactly what we seem to be. I thought Toy Story 4 had great parts. Part horror and comedy, A character named Forky is introduced and is basically A Frankenstein like creation by God herself, Bonnie. The film also features many other horrific imagery such as Gabby- Gabby and the creepy ventriquist doll Vincent. The film is a must watch for Toy Story fanatics and lovers of film alike!
Men In Black Internationals is the fourth installment of the suit wearing, alien hunting, and Earth saving agents we’ve seen now. The film is directed this time by F Gary Gray and stars a great cast of funny and charming actors, who are totally under utilized and uninspiring.What a waste of such a great cast! The film isn’t bad exactly, it’s just not good and it’s kind of dull. The script is the real issue here, as it’s unrecognizable as a fun or well made movie and it lacks the sense of awe, wonder, or joy the first film had.The characters make no sense at times, the plot is silly, and the threat and twist can be seen light years away. Mib international does have a few laughs and fun moments early on and then later with Kumail Nanjiani.
Best performances males in 2018( That I Saw)
Daniel Kaluuya widows
Micheal b Jordan Black Panther
Brandy Jandreau The Rider
Ethan Hawke First Reformed
Christian Bale Vice
Bradley Cooper A Star is Born
John David Washington BlacKkKlansman
Adam Driver BlacKkKlansman
Ben Foster Leave No Trace
Daveed Diggs Blindspotting
While Mary Poppins Returns didn’t look like my cup of tea, or rather a spoonful of sugar, the film is a pure delight! The Rob Marshall directed sequel is rather enjoyable and a fantastic revisiting of cinematic icon!
Emily Blunt nails Poppins mannerisms and it feels like she hasn’t missed a beat since the last time she flew off screen. Her co-star, Lin Manuel Miranda who plays a gas lamp cleaner Jack delights as well with his patented song and dance.
If you enjoy classic Disney or are a fan of the original Mary Poppins, you should enjoy this redemption of the classic family film!
Eli Roth’s first big picture, that got him into the game of horror is a fun little flick. All the classic genre tropes of horror are there teens, drugs, sex, and lots of killing! Basic premise of Cabin Fever is a group of young people go camping and find themselves attacked by unknown forces. Check this one out foe some good effects, laughs, and some genuinely great scenes by Eli Roth! 3/5
The Nice Guys by Shane Black, staring Ruan Goslingg and Russel Crowe is hilarious. It’s the best of all buddy cop movies. The nice guys has action, comedy, and drama all blended well. The retro feel was a nice touch and with all of Shane Black’s film the script is the strongest part of the film. Definitely check this one out ! 4/5
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