BIGGIE’s TOP 10 of 2019
in A-B-C order
Tried to use some cool alternate posters when I could find them:
It’s still difficult to believe that they stuck the landing this well.
Cold Pursuit is a severely underrated and underseen gem. It you saw the ads for this and thought it was just the typical January Liam Neeson action schlock, you could not be more wrong. It’s much more Fargo than Taken, with clever dark humor and several twists and turns. Maybe my most unexpected surprise of the year. For example:
Writer/director/New England native Robert Eggers proves himself to be a true visionary with this one-of-a-kind trip into the insanity of isolation. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are incredible in this two-man show. I missed Eggers’ debut film The VVitch a couple years ago, but will now be sure to go back and see it after loving this one so much.
This French romance/drama will stick with you long after you watch it. Once you’ve seen Parasite and discover you can indeed handle reading subtitles, this should be next on your list of 2019 non-American films to watch.
BIGGIE’S TEN FAVORITE MOVIES
OF THE DECADE
in chronological order
I put the Avengers movies together because they’re essentially telling one big story. And look at 2010 with 4 spots on the list! That was probably the most competitive Best Picture race of the decade.
10 MORE BECAUSE 10 IS NOT ENOUGH:
And that closes the book on the 2010s. Thank you very much for reading. I put a lot of time into this every year and I do hope people besides me are getting something out of it. Here’s to a great 2020 at the movies! This year looks very promising. We should have new films from perennial Biggies contenders Steven Spielberg, David Fincher, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, and potentially Paul Thomas Anderson among many others. Cineboner!
Take us out, Leo…