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About Movies of 2019

Updated: Jan 8, 2020

I this blog section I'll be covering Movies from the recent year which I've found interesting. I have to confess that I've been slacking of in the Movie department and not watching fresh movies because I found most of them disappointing and diving into nostalgia and re-watching 80s and 90s classics. Nevertheless, there are some great pictures out there. Enjoy! :)


BEST MOVIES OF 2019:


JOJO RABBIT 

Jojo Rabbit is a 2019 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Taika Waititi, based on Christine Leunens’s book Caging Skies. 

Jojo Rabbit was advertised as a satire and comedy of the Nazi Germany. Having a brilliant cast and Taika Waititi portraying the Fuhrer himself, I was thinking, either this man is a genius or a madman by choosing such a sensitive subject for a comedy. Is done not clever and appropriate, that might ruin the eccentric director’s career for good, which would be a great loss in this Dark ages of Remakes & Reboots. The first 20 minutes or so started as advertised — as dynamic passed satire and character establishment. The protagonist is Johannes “Jojo” Betzler ( Roman Griffin Davis) — a ten-year-old boy living in Nazi Germany during the later stages of World War II with his mother Rosie played by Scarlett Johansen. The boy is lonely and his imaginary friend is no other then the central figure and role model of the Third Reich Hitler. And this makes sense, because of the severe propaganda. The horrible events from those years are shown from a perspective of a child. And further in to the story as we go, the more he starts seeing through the blindfold of the Nazi regime. Not to spoil much, all I can say is that this movie has deep thought and drama under the thin layer of goofiness. It’s a story about war and tragedy, about family values and friendship, about loss and disappointment viewed through a child’s eyes. As a conclusion: Taika Waititi is a madmen and a genius with strong sense of responsibility, creativity and humor. This is definitely a 10/10 


THE FAREWELL

It has Awkwafina as the lead and did a hell of great job! I have discovered her on YouTube long ago with my friend when she did hilarious music videos with even more hilarious generic rap music with mindless lyrics. Who would have thought she will grow into a decent actress? :)


HONEY BOY

Shia LaBeouf is weird and my favorite female cinematographer Natasha Braier shot it.


MIDSOMMAR 

Not Hereditary, more like an occult break up story. Still is authentic and disturbing.



ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

Tarantino showed us a very mundane part of the film industry in Hollywood in the 70s. It is going slowly, making you fill the everyday struggles of the protagonists: a popular actor of the 50s TV series becoming the ultimate bad guy in movies for new talentless rising stars portrayed stunningly by Leonardo DiCaprio, his unemployed stunt double and best friend which is rumored to killed his wife played by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie as Roman Polanski’s wife Sharon Tate and though she appears not so often on screen, her presence is powerful. And lets not forget the Mason family with some good Tarantino ultra-violence as the cherry on the cake. 


HONORABLE MENTIONS: Lighthouse, A Marriage Story, Battle Angel Alita, High Life, Parasite, A Quite Place, The Beach Bum, AD Astra, Joker


DISAPPOINTMENTS:


CAPTAIN MARVEL

Sorry ladies, for me it was dull and has absolutely no character development. She’s just an overpowered being. Deal with it. 


IT CHAPTER TWO

A 3-hours long carnival of idiocracy and horrible CGI which made you laugh. Not what you what from a “horror” movie. Absolutely no suspense, logic in characters actions or establishment. They just do stuff. The climax was stretched to 40 minutes. Why would you do that? Absolute fail. 


TERMINATOR DARK FATE

Just NO. 



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