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Episode 17 · 1 year ago

Best Films of 2019: Our Top 5s

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The time has come to reveal our very favourite films of 2019.

In this episode Chris, Clem, Matthieu, Sol and Tom go through their top 5 films in detail.

We also give each film more and more time to each film as we get closer to the top.

The big shock here is that there were only 3 films that are on two lists, and even more shocking, no films were on more than 2 lists.

There were 25 possible slots, and in this episode, we will cover 22. Pretty incredible, and some really big films did not make it into the episode either - don't be mad.

You are listening to talking eviction.The FISHAL PO got some ICM FOR DOT comwolkome back Everyon, I'm crise inthis episode, Clam Tato Tom Salmi will talk you through our pop five films oftwo thousand and nineteen. The structure is really simple: wewill goin a corcle where each of us present our fifth choice, ten on for Al Dam,and we want our four trois to troy, sheking, sors and finally have a numberone personal favorite film of two thousand and nineteen. In the caseswhere a film is a multiple list, will skepefor this palt and allow the pursvovy the most to present it. This is also because, as alow for the fins grow,each film will be given more and more time. I hav not, though overlabs are asomethingli minor exception, ar there are actually only three films that areon two lists: none or more. There were twenty five open slots in total, andthis means that we will cover twenty two whole films, thats, just incrediblethiscut, so easily have become a ten filld episode so before they getstarted less Tan, an manatory movement of introduction, where Yo Har each O myco host voices and can cach a little bit of personality to each of them andto make it slightly more interesting, Buto, the to wit, a very quickassestment of the year tat, was before we stopked for to Plasethey Lestenotmetical order, starting with clam okay. I everyone. My name is Teni'mfrom France, two thousand and nineteen is not a year, I'm very familiar withthat is poent, obviously, because it was onlhy last year and I feel, likefems, usually yet exposed after a few years before, because it give us moretime to export send years and go through the biggest fame of the yearand also give us time to expole. I feel like we haven't, discover everythingthat S is herap to give, but I think the sedection fim we have is a prettygood one to startas Hi, I'm mature also from France and twent y Ningeteen was, I suppose, maybe not the best here. IfI'm looking at my list overall butass was, I don't really believe in yearsbeing that much better than others. I it's Tom from England. I'm excited toshare my top five films of two thousand and nineteen with you today. I thoughtthat two thousand and nineteen was quite a solid anten to the quality offilms that Ive C M total seventy fiun from the year and nine of them receivedin eight Outo, ten or more from me, which is enough for me to consider themfavorete. So it was quite tricky to wish them down to just hry whatellshared those five review very shortly. I it's! U Sol, from Australia. This wasan interesting topic because when it came up, I wasn't sure if ane todiscuss it or not, I think it's a bit too soon to go into two thousand andNineteen Ie Sen, a sendmy number of features to time. I've seen sixty fourfilms TAT. If we go back every year from two thousand and nine to twothousand and eighteen, I've seen a hundred ord more films, but I don'tfeel like I'm even halfway through two thousand and nineteen and already we'rebeing astacar with a best of lest well I'll, be discussing today ears, my twofavorite films of the year, as well as three films that I think, maybe notnecessarily my top fie but films, I think, have been massively overlookedbecause of I was just going to do my top FI I' be getting into a lot of theSTANDA oscabas films or alredy. Had A large traction last year, Ait I'sinteresting how people approach Heis a little bit differently of theimtromrate right now. I think I've seen essentially everything I expect toAtrack mytop five, I'm sure mortans will come O rater in the future. Tol Yie exteption to that is Eric Powells new film during all the September,which, unfortunately, is not available at Ijust love his personisafen. Thesecond night was, I fav it him or two thousand and sixteen. So that's the onefi my king could crack my top five that thats levenseen from that I'm reallyhappy tthaasnigt. It was quite as sold eer, especially compared to it. They itas a all. So I'm really excited to start talking about my top five films.I love all of them. I think it's interesting what Chris, as said aboutgetting through the films on his rader and being quite confident with this topfivole top ten for each year, because before the pod cast, I actually satdown, and I went through my top ten list ever since I got into films aboutnineteen years ago for each eam averaging around three or four films inmy top Tene films that I do't actually see during a ward season, O hen themonths shortly afterwards and there's actually for three years among that,for which my number one film was actually a film that wasn't on my riderand which I didn't see until at least twelve months after the year had endedS. I think it's interesting to speak...

...about a year so shortly after it isended, especi because we can compare it to how we feel about it later. I thinkthere's value in seeing what we loved at the time and what made its way t towors and then what will be Wi e discovered like cise. There are only afew films that I haven't seen that I will re wanted to see. Likevitalinavarella and some others that are on thelists, but certainly in fiveten years times, I'm sure there will be other firms that I'm not even aware now.I guess I'm in the middle new too. Oh absolutely, I think efirmait right now.That's what I'm referring to us. Well, I'm pretty sure therew'll be a few moresurprises and discoveries coming over the next five to ten years. Andwelooking forward to our foran fill testible as well, where a programmersand is Lok working so hard going through so many of sper film from thelast four years or so and bringing them all to us, and I find new favoritesthere every year. So I'm sure I will discover a few news to Thos Noanterroist there as well and with that said, let's get into the top five lists.A be can start with them Oka. So I pick for number five film of year. Is afamily won't be discussing too much because Tom also as itniselist and itis the FOSTCAR nominated tem, Copus Christis. So, like clam, I reallyenjoyed Corpus Christi and that's why I made it to number five on my top filmto two thousand and nineteen and it's a grifty character story from Poland. Theoffers an engaging insight into the life of a reformed criminal, Daniel whomasquerides as a priest. It explores the notions of faith anddeception inthe devoid of morality becomes the most moral person in a grip and storeylinethat inevertaelieves audiences feml invested in Daniel's fate. Theimpressive central performance from Bortosbelina is what means the film socaptivating, or the direction screen player also exceptional and as nosurprise that Corpus Christi was nominated for Best International Filmat the Shers Oscars. It's just a shame that it never stoot a chance against acertain fielld thare will be discussed in more detail later on yeah, I alsoloved corput Christi. I think this Istnd t so well be taking such a TALFand slow pacte and stolesing in on a relieds dispainful in o drug gadzledeyes this strong eyes a stairs at you. Thi is so much emotion in those eyesand making it an incretibly, powerful VILM. I don't think I love the copisChristi as much as you guys do. I did like it, but one thing I definitelyagree on is the central performance by Battosh Birena. I guess his panse. Heis excellent and I woody entirely relayes on him Ma nmber five is onceupona time in Hollywood, as the title indicates, it's a ferry take takingplace in the particularly key diiod in the history of Hollywood. Nine tded, ansixty eight with new Hollywood coming in and the counterculture taking overTotino makes it simultaneously joyous and mournful hangout fim centered ontwo wheal movie stock formances from Decafeo, and it it's about the lasttworemnants of an outdated system watching as the world moves on fromthem. But it's really also about but pit cruising around Ir a whilelistening to the Vedo and there's something immensely satisfying to meabout that. Maybe because Tamancino is quite obviously enjoying himself somuch with this period and if there's one thing he's good at it's sharingthat INTU yeasm ye. I also really enjoyed once one timein Hollywood and Irele Preparil as well. W will actually do Ettin epot castsometime in their future. One thing Al being up there, too, is just the way hecreates. What can Calle San boxin the and it's so interesting that it does.That would a real story with a real backdrop in the Mansan family murderseseces have this broad holywood world the overtuli characters just drivingaround and hanging out in this nasty sandbox with all of these things,especially when also to know the story just round the corner just to the sideof it, which is really interesting. I also love once upon a time inHollywood, it was very close to making my top five. I love what Matca saysabout Tantino, having form of it. It such a playful film, and you know thatTantinas really enjoyed making it and there's some excellent intention inthere as well so ould recommend it to anyone who hasn't caught it. Yet once upon a time in whall, idwood was afilm that I enjoyed the vast majority of me. It fellupar towards the end,with the ending that harranteraputs in place ers plot defletion. There issomething very similar to what he's done before without me: gitting anyspoiles ant. The best that I can say- and I was like Yp Tarrantino- is justcopying himself now, so I thought it was maybe a better a cop out ending. Itwas funny with what happened. I was...

...laughing a little bit, but I thoughtthis is just very derevative of what terrante no has also done. The otherthing which underwhelmed me about once APONC hime in Hollywood, was BargoRobbie's character of Sharentine, an a performance. It's really a nothingcharacter or nothing BEFORMANC. She doesn't really have any civital scenesin there. The biggest seen is, I think, going and watching a movie and whichshe's had a roll, and she sits back and watch his own joys and puts her feet upand laugh, and I can understand that it's sort of interesting the way thatTyrranteno is defying our expectations, that we think it's going to be a filmabout showand Otem, think it's going to be about the mats and murders and it'sactually not S. Orl, that's kind o interesting, but there my favoriteparts of the film were the parts we learin out in the Caprio Thee, theparts with Brad Pitt, the Margro Robbi siwed the story. I would have actuallypreferred sto, really maybe not even be there at all. Considering the way theplot actually ends upgoing without me spoiling it too much. I mean I thoughtit was a good film. I thought it was a solen film. He was saying, Oh, that itwas Tarantino's best film and I'm like no, I wouldn't be even top fiveterantio for me yeah. No, I completely agree with that and if you useagreemette pre, isn't it that's prettty much what it is I mean in some waysit's a summary Fill of what is tat before is playing formuch to so many ofhis previous films and playing around it Abit as well, let wordsnes great asthe but it does feel I it's light it. It doesn't have the power ofmanifisbing hi films, it doesn't have the high commedic edge or some of hispreme stills, but is still really Tan. Demen is still really fun and, unlikeyou, were actually absolutely loved. The ending I tough. It was also very,very fitting, but m I'M NOT GOING TO GOINGTO buy. That is either becausespoilers well. I do think this is slightly spor. The way that Ayowant torespond about the ending- Yes he's done it before with NGOs mastards, that'sdefinitely true, but I think it's really what the thing is about. It'swhat I mentioned when I sai it's a ferry tale. It's obviously a violentferytail, but it's a faitale ending felsal. What Your Fif aretin of the AirBo, the film I've picked for Fifth Eas, a film that did get a little bit ofPars of the time, but ended up getting zero OCA nominations and it's a filmcore, just mercy. It's from destined Daniel cressenthe direct you might nothave heard of for, but he directed a great film that was really big a fewyears ago or short term twelve. It was the film that had really launched Bray,Lawsen'e career and also as a young Rammymallikan it. A very powerful film,Butid, highly recommend just mercy isn't quite as powerful. A short termtwelve, but it's similher in the way thatit's very focused on the charactersand very focused on the performances without going too much in the plot.It's basically about a black man who is wrongfully convicted of murder and hisbeing tried in a deeply racist Alabama and a young black boy comes in todefend him, and this is a film that wasn't even on my raider. I didn't knowanything about him until these sad nominations came out and Jamie Fox gota nomination for their supporting actor and Jomie. Fot is absolutely excellentdin it. It's not just ar typical romblly excused madperformance. He goes tough,the wholegamut of emotions, fos fom, disbelieve, to despair, Tucynicism andmost of us actually spent on the cynicism part of it Bo. A lot of it iswith the young lawyer, played by Michael B Jownan who's, also fantastic,going and telling Fox. If I's, going to fend him and Fox has sort about thestairs who just doesn't care about it b'cause he thinks the whole system isrigged against him. Film doesgy a little bit sentimental at times, but isso well acted and beyond. Jemmy Fox and Michaelb jouny had also got someexcellent work from rob: Morgan, Antim, Blake Nelson as a couple of unfairlytrated prisoners. A well, maybe not arly, one of thetop, five films of twothousand and nineteen. It's definitely one of the more overlooked films,something I'll probably mention about just mercy is like short term twelvehours brelast in it, but it's actually really toget a ball under the villaproll, nothing appeared to the powerhouse performance that she gave inshort term twelve, but still afeeln thou. I hi recommended I saw with a fewfriends, and they were also very impressed by it, who seems no one elsehas been DESMERCI tog it realy is an overlooked film, so the Thini forBringng, I tour attention. So my number five is probably one of the mostcinematic documentories that ID ever seen. Naturally, it is of course,Hondyland wes also nominated, not just for best documentary but best for film.At the ospirts we foll of Hakiza, who is an Gbtper Nort Matedonia living incomplete isolation wit to ailen mother.

The beauty here is that in otheres, nointerviews, there's no conversations matter and a whole of him is driven byher caressence in her roomment and her conversation with the people around herfor formuch of the filmment. It actl just were alone, as well, tending toher bees. Doing her work and IITSTUT IEMADIC clarity that medy may not evenrealize his documenatory. I ean you hade this just beautiful thing tohurnes to walk into her bees play with shadows, Pavit, Nateris, absolutelyfantastic, to look at, and then we actually get asfull arm complex flo asnew neighbors come out of nowhere, a family struggling with money and ofdesperation through the beekeeping as well upsetting the entire equal systemaround her Andoti, so fascinating. Her is that the family is consistentlyportrayed ybretically, despite their actions, harming had it in so many ways.Itreally Wer, noting that the crewful of her and her neighbors fere aboutthree years- and this is also like everyone- became so comfortable withthe cameras and when he managed to catch so many Tenderan inhematicmoments and just let it and fall, and I can feel there's these countables. Wecan feel the drama we can feel the unrest between them and its near civilwar, Onis Coll War, rather between them, the emotions, desperation, everythingthere can be felt so strongly. It's just tha, truly incredible work and allright ATS, all of our number five som that so going on their next position,number four and starting once again with clam my pig for number. Four is afilm from Janadam, which is called the Paswel divre, which is English. Titleis goes town Antology. It take place in a small village in Quebec, where ayoung man dies in a cart crush and it shows Ouze, Oll village to smallvillages, shake it show, ther a grief throughout the film. It also shows atalk that people have about the accident and our some people think itwasn't really an accident. The kind of small tolk she would expect in thissmall village in the situation. It also shows that how much the entire villagejust focuses on this event throughout days and days and days, without beingreally able to move on, I I sort of feel a an amazing atmosphere taxmes inwinter, so there is a lot of Fu sno it does this dream like in impressionolsotexs some kind of a fantastic treaty, turnnet sayin, the second artthat really hadd something to to the film. It also has some quiteinteresting characters. Yeswe. I watched this one for for this episode,and certainly there is a very strong sense of mood in that feminutes. It'sreally the t e big selling point, and it is maybe not unique. It reminded meof bit of the Hore Movie Gran, the Calld whall in n English. It kind ofstarts like that and La it goes into a bit of nother mood later thut. Justthis, this mood is very all encompassing in the film and I tulysends this idea of these small towns kind of emptying themselves and whichis what all the things arethat yeah I mean I o o Sompoliase as well. I didn'tlove it, but it's C like good film. It works really well as there's this kindof worky mood piece that plays around with a little bit too many ideas likeit's place with somed digital shots that arequite porqualtand. Everything else it plays with dark. Comedi plays a littlebit bit horror and it's dis mixed of horror, comedy Toarteabal in the filmthat has this very precise mood. It has a decent bit to say about thes smalltowns and take in the goals town idea to to the next level. Et's say an WI.Certainly, a e, really ajoyable, lieving and moving on to macur, So min beforeis knives out, I'm a big fan of WHO, on its in both literature and Cinema- andthis is a particularly playful entry in Ezene that really benefits from thelight. CERTIFICO Duch and a very game casts- and this definitely has both ofthose, but I think what really makes the fhymtic for me is anathe Amas asthe MOAL and emotional central Dethin, and then there's the Dimo, which struckthis ideal balance where I didn't quite figure out what was coming, but I feltlike I had the Chooth to do so. So when it came, it felt quite satisfying, aswell as keeping the FIMS clever comedic energy. I was a really big fan of knives out.Also what I thought was really great was the way the Directo plays aroundwith chronology in the films o reveal...

...certain details at specific times byactually seeing it all. In chronological order, oelike the matsion.It was a really great setting there. There are some ele UN supporting terms,including coke tractor ror, the ninee eighties mmt wash as a security man,yo'll still use as old chest tapes and an old eighdies VC, or some things thatI didn't like too much about the film I didn't like Danuel CRIG's accent. Thatwas very distracting for me and I also thought the vometingthing was a bitsilly and whatever, but overall I was really into the film I loved everyminute of it. I know some people complain. It was a bit too long, but Ithought it was great and I can't wait for the sea caller. I really enjoyed noves out as well, amnot quite enough for it to make my list of favorites, but I thought it was areally fun who done it. It was an excellent cast. I met here. I reallythought that anidoramus shone in this role. I thought she was excellent inBla, ony thousand and forty nine and it's great to see here get more wo. Mynumber four film is sorry. We missed you by Kenloach. El Cammoch is perhapsone of the greatest bittestarectors work in today. He always combines apowerful story talling with thoughtful social commentary. He is often quitedistressing expeses on the working class. Sorry wemissed you as a shiningexample of this ethos, and it takes swipe at the illusion of selfemploymentwith a half hun story out a delivery driver struggling to provide for hisfamily. This is kitchen sink. Real is a matter's. Most effecting loveemotionally draining tail Wik Thatr as previous film Daniel Blake. So youmissed, you can be painful to endure at times, yet it is awtully compelling anevital cultural importance. Any film that can move me to tears is one that Iwasl certainly be eager to recommend to their is urelish emotionally involvingpictures, particularly one which comes from my nature country and is thereforeclose to my heart on a number of levels. Oh, I also saw sorry we missed you. Itwas a film I thought was very emotionally charged. I thought it hadexcellent performances ar all round, especially from the daughter and fromthe Ledat and just the whole situation that he gets himself in it and that heas to keep doing this delivery job. U, no matter what it was very powerful. Ithought it was equally as powerful as idaniel Blake. There was a bit Sa whenit came up to a ward season, a didn't, get the same sort of attention at thebafters and other places that idont o like did 'cause. I feel they e verymuch cut from the sane cloth and very similar, effective, powerful personaldramas, as Kenmoch has done well throughout his career, but particularlyit seems of Ligt Yeah Althoug really enjoyed so yo. Missdo an acti think it is better noh than your play and as as this much strongercore, because to see this entire family struggling with its reality and whatcan not tat so incredibly well is ditting, just so open and so clearlysee how this is brazen, owt teeach character. It's just this way. HeStrips back all of e drama around them. Let Them Egar O be a little bit moreonest. An this puts them into these harsh and often l, Ke, really hardconversations really heavy emotions indesith such clarity that it feels soincredibly strong. That's the nearest in point that youmentiond about, so we missed you because it affects the entire familyevthing about sor mysceis. The whole thing is a drama, whereas with eye doneyour Blake, I don't know different peole. I've talk to have got differentopinions O, but I thought at times idonial Blak was sort of making fun ofhim a little bit like when he's out using the computer in this publicInternet cafe and he runs the mouse over the computer screen en. I saw thatin cinema some people ere laughing at it. I don't know if it was abtended atart, but some parts of I did fel a little bit large harded. Whereas sorrywe missed, you is a hard hitting DRIMA. The entire way through, I think all ofcanlotefilms have. I did MOLTO. Have these light relement in te littleextent, Ou can feel some of the love caracters have tree foters of thecompassions they have, and these kinds of humors also just to show how out ofplace the characters can be. But then I can see what tyou mean t at it'scertainlyy, even more exhausted, and I more culterpobing than I Daniel Blaydobalt fields do have this same feeling of especially is to lead characters ofbeing driven to the bold byby whicheversistof Isin in Omside, an theBlak. It was this government Bedocrati itself, and here it is this company,that's employing him, but Evan as field...

...their agony as they're coming upagainst this disn yielding system- and this is also Tan. I can notice that towell particularly off late, where these systems ofe power, that is, t, consistof epushing and pushing and pushing and puhing onl characters. No, this CNASTObe a little bit too clear a little bit too obvious in innest alwayscommunicated to US wit, which is why not etarily my top five, but it stillhas so much power on the film that I picked for MI number four was: I feelthat came out last year I had a little bit of a ward spars. It got a D, Ganominations for best direction or DABOO, but it didn't get any really biggerwarsthan I getting oscanominations. The film is called Queen and Slim it'sabout a couple they're going out on their first day, they'ere an AfricanAmerican couple and during their first day they get pulred over and they're,pretty much forced to shoot to raceist policemen in self defence, and they endup going on the lane and they unwittingly become folk Eros. An DashCam footage or the whole shooting incident goes viral te trailers for thefilm compared it to Bonny inclir, there's a little bit of Diawog in there.One of the carragers compairs, the protagonist body inclawed, what'sinteresting, is that this thereis away from it. So it's not like thesecuratures have chosen to do it, and a Lotg of the film involves the charactertrying to process how theyhave become folk heroes and they're not likehalfortable it. This status that theyve moaged to acquire and they findthemselves in this position where they're just forced to flee, becausethe authorityes are not going to believe anything. That's happened tothem and the connection becomes really real and you really feel them bondingover the course of the film. But it's a bit different from bonnyingquired, eventhough they're perceived as a modern, daybody and trie. Whatever the case,the film is very strongly acted by Daniel Calua, who was in Gataw an Gon,an Oscemination for that there was also in widows and Secario its literallovestron performances of late, and this is another great turnfirm as wellas Jody Turnersmith, and it's a film that was quite funny at times. I waslaughing out loud here and there, but it' saw so just a really powerful lookat racial profiling. The difficulties of overcoming rachlly charged violence,as well as our videos. These days go hiral and the difficulty of trying todivorce yourself from oherostatist. If suddenly, you become the celebritybecause of something that you did without actually wanting to do it, so I agree that scunanslim moves a bitaway at some points from Bolan kide and do think it's always in conversationwith it, especially you have even shots like Um when there's a picture taken ofthem. When thre on the hood of the car that directly to me evokes seen InbolinClin, I think there's a lot of the idea of weactualizing the stoy of boing Pliein a different context with African American people and, of course, as youmentioned, with social media playing wol, though Vey Similarwol, as thepress,does in Inboenk, and also want to mention that yes, I agree that DanielCalua is really really good in this fim he's. He he's a weally standoutperformance for me of the year ovrall. Actually, even if that the fin has somelimitations, but he's really great in it very please to hear that you, likethe film, also Marphew and Onyour caloas performance, is ust an extremelydown to earth. ASERAN, especially when you get a film White Getout, which is abit out there. It's a little bit funny and whatever what's happening, isreally extreme, who always manages to be down to Earth and again queen andSlimm Ers, another really grat down to Earth turn from him. I think you'reright about what You v the connection you've made with Queen and slim versusBonny inclired, and the Rold tepress played andbony inclired. No one notmeant to admit things like this or not Mein to apologize it for it. But it'sbeen over five years since I've seen body inclide, it is one of my all time,favorites ND, perhaps if I'd sound a bit more recently or maybe, if we watchalready watch queen and slimer I'll, be able to pick upe, more connections,yjust thought it was really interesting in the way that the film was so happyand so interested in referencing body and Clie, but also, like you said,doing something else with the myth and showing how that sort of story can beapplied differently. In modern times. My for favorite thing of ther is butgratiful lady on fire, which I know this Materia Sav wit him of the entireyear so I'll. Let him present that towards the very end and that Toks usall the way up to our turrd choice. WHWILL start, I they get a little bitmore time to so, starting again, an...

...othmetical order, plannd what eturredfo everything of the air so for the third favorite film of the year, angiving the spot away to Dearskin by CONTONTUCU. The movie is about Gyplayed by Zonzada who, by himself Cud made in the Escem of Hisi and who willthrow the film become a little bit obsessed. Let's say with the God: Itchecks in an hotel in a small French village and pretty much spendthis time,admiring his coat wearing him walking around chowing it, but, as a film goeson, Ye will need money because he as Oto plans in mind. I I tout of film asa man wanting to escape. Let's say islife and somehow returning to to nature, we don't know really much about him,but it seems to be the regular type of person who, just as some kind ofobsession and going back to a small village andbuying a new Coth, was for him, something maybethat would break. I don't know the monotony of his life. Regarding now,the filmmaker Cotantipu sort of fim was a logic progression that sayin isemography. I've seen almost all of his films. I think I'm just missing hisfirst two film, but I thought it was less absurd. FEM that is a previous oneand a little bit more structured, let's say and easier to follow. That isprevious films were and in the sense it's similar to it previous film, thethe one he made right before, which which was Opostd, which I thought was alittle at the same at the time, Alsto, less absurd and more structure than isalso filmed. So it seems to be a logic progression for him. It still features some absurd. Ofcourse, wecan still see that Gippo made the film, but I was talking to a friendabout it. Wo whwas also a fan of Deppu, and he said that he didn't like hislast two films, so opose and H ustion. So it would seems that Sheischanging his tidle little bit, going maybe to more conventional films andfor some it seems that it didn't work, a artist for his fans of films likereality or rubber. It works really well for me, but I I can definiteyunderstand, fan of the first hour, be or little bit disappointed with pafestaking now so in. Interestingly, I saw Luda andOPAS. Those are the only two contonducut things I've seen and thosetimes I went well. This is not that weird, because I had heard that he wasa very weird fillmaker right who went a veally, absurd approach, and certainlyit does appear that those two themgs are much less absurd than than tretesfams from tarpiputation, but they're still certainly of kilter and H,Ludenai. Certainly that way, thejuskin and I think Zonjaa. I is relly good, aplaying role of people who are kind of a thin grasp onreality and his hisexceldence here. I watched dear skin here this week,pipsfryto to catch up for the episode and did really enjoy it. It was quitequirky and intriguing, although it did feel a little slight. The Weird Timeswhere it felt like a film could have potentially been better as a short filmrather than a feature film, but on the whole it was a positive experience forperhaps not as good as robet really enjoyed rubber, and I thought that ewas a really good film, though Wel it was still in itslight. It's justseventy seven minutes long. I D feel like something more could have beenbuilt in there and still like hi said et, could have been a shorter fallwortin him in a slight longer fim with more deat. There was something that wasThurs a little bit in, especially in the relationship between Dragan andAdel Hone, but one tin, O real inteesting. Is this idea, which comesfrom Rober too, that you have both the action and the observation of theaction, because here, of course, ane then start filming what he's doing Thithes tartings at start o be into the horror territory and ANA is editing itfor him, and you just have this jusses in rubber. You have someone watching itand someone doing it and it as really interesting how a about ten years,apart hes still telling into that kind of dynamics, I really loved. Dear skinner, I thoughtit was a great film. I agree that rubber works a bit better over all, butI thought it was really good. I thought it was great that it was kept down toseventy seven minutes 'cause. I thought...

...it really got to the heart of what itwas about. The whole idea of filming and editing, like Chris has said. I also was just really really funny andjust the whole idea of him conversing with the Darskin and the deer skin,asking him to buy more der skinner. There's some hilarious parts in therelike one where he films, these people, whatever saying that they'll never weara jacket agaiter and they throw it in the boom of his car and he's Goin to goto drive off whatever, like what about o jackets and his like Um, you said younever wear a jacket again. I've caught you an film, your fot, and he justdrives off as just some hilarious parts. NHERE about that and O. I keeps buyinmore disk and stuffy, basically without spoiling it too much. Hemuch becomesadear himself by the end of the film, and I don't want to give away theending by the ending is absolutely pitch perfect in that regard. otlyhearing to that Metaphor, and I think Adeeanel who's, an actress who I'veloved ever since a thousand two when I saw in a film called the devils wheresheas fantastic. I thought she was really good, also Anta character,asseemed, so straightforward at first as the movie of her presses along, shebecomes more and more compex and we first realize who she is so Ithoroughly enjoyed it. It would have been a different film as a short film,but I thought it. Seventy seven or eighty minutes long. I thought it feedits purpose, really well. thes votalsaidn AE completely. Thesepatactivty inlareous, especially the mat elements where he flls these peopleplaying these roles, which is also ha e, seonstarch and Tis, is graspwal reality.Thinking that him filming them saying that Theyer wear a cold again is thebinding legal contract, its just just his grasp on reality. The Way He'dspeak to thein the way that he comes there as e say's. I it's it's great towatch minil three S paracites, which ishigher on someone else's list, so I'll just have to infiltrate their fancylist later. Mine on three film is Monos, and thisis invibrant and arresting pitcture from Columbian Director Alaxandlandres.That tells a a gripping tale of a unic of child soldiers who retask withgarling a hostage high upon a mountain top. Providing young and impressionableminds with weapons is a dangerous move, as we see when the power goes to theirhead and the groups suffer from Infigting, although the subget matteris vastly different in these two films Monos. Provided me with a similarexperience to that of watching American honeet. Both films take a look atdisaffected youth sharing together in an inconventional situation, titvearsfor movements of sheer dubelation Torea of shattering devastation, andthey both have many breathtakin shots of nature along the way. Apart from ateMoses Arius, who played the memorable quike character of Biagio in the kingsof summer, the group of young acters are mostly inexperience, but theydeliver impressively natural performances in what will have been agrueling on the occasion, shoot beforebiding, Soundtrackas it redinfused exercise and tention as the deep rumbling mad way or trivelit beat,and the unit relocate to a dense tropical forest. The inevitable descentinto savagery sadesteps most of the usual cliches, as the COLLECTIV fie forsupremacy in this provocative picture that pits them against each other andthe dangerous environments that they dwell in. It has never made clear wherethe action takhs place or even what eare with the film is setting, butwishauntingle beautiful film is undoubtedly a stark allegory forColmbia's recent tumultuous history and the harsh reality of gorilla warfareduring the civil war. It uses the blue pring of the Lordof Tha eflies to greateffect bushering. In a bold and dazzling spin on the class CNOVEL tocreate an unforgettable, almost transcendent cinematic experience, tatmarks landers is a director to watch out for in the future. He also really enjoyed monos and in myonly issue with it, was a little bit trf. The atmostwhend I was presented-and I I didn't know if it was going for a realistic wife or a Torelli e, seemto take place in this kind of inbetween. Land. Wey have some elements that areslightly more to real flighty, more fantasticals lightly, more sensual thanyou also have some more realistic elements there as well, but jhus. Thisexperience in these characters. Oftin the BILDENES experienced te lorgicbetween them and relationships and Te Sinemase, Holl O it was really great. Monos was actually the last tame I sawin theators before confinement. I really like the beginning of the Fin,this very unique atmosphere. I mean literal atmosphere, they're very highin the mountains. I thought that was te r intriguing. Maybe I was a littledisappointed by the way it went as a...

Lod of the flies, a story which, maybeI I thought it would maybe get mo Ito the politic pritical situation in SouthAmerica and how that relates to you know the the people hiding in t a Dun,gll and rebellions there anyway. I perhaps did not love Weatherin went inthe end, but certainly I found it visually quite arresting 'm curious tosee where this to make a ghost from there just interesting again on thecover topic, IAS got to mention before I' forgotten. I think one of thereasons why Queen and slim hold such a special place in my heart, as there wasactually the last film that I saw before the CITAMAS close for Covit, andI was there with a copv of other people. It was almost empty and disgusting withthe People Wha were selling the tickets there a Ho we riht itwas Goin to be aLightdr in Cober, and we never thought the SIEMAS would actually close yeah.It was kind of special in that sort of way. So I think it's time for me to discussmy third favorite or, as I said before, the film IE picked US my number three'cause. I purvosely avoid in mentioning a few oscabars films and already gotplenty of attention. This is a film that actually got one single Oscarnomination, so it wasn't completely ignored, but I would have personallyliked to have sein it recognized in more ategories, so the film is rich, adelel which is the latest film by Clint Eastwood. In a summary, the film isabout it'Spasiy, a true story, and what happens is that Short on leads uponinvestigating a bobing? The FBI turned their attention to the security guard,who found the package in the first place, all Walter Houser. It was reallywell as the protagonist is a security guard Heis, a COP worshipper. Heblindly assess the FPI agents under the assumption that they're just doingtheir jobs and Sam Rockwell is also supperred, as his passionate lawyerbasically is only friend who comes in to defend him and try and say where youshouldn'tly be trusting the FBI. Now the film does have quite a large carvesand it so some things left a bit murky, but actually kind of like that. Wedon't know about the FBI and Clenyswe dos't, make it clear and theyintentionally built up a false case against him all. What did theyaccidentally happened? Did they sort to put things to place and it sortof seemed to point towards him, or did they really need to have a target di?They really need to solve it, and therefore they threw him under the Bas.Its all left completely murky, ut, what's really grat about it is that itshows the power of the FBI it showes, haveand himidamethey are when they tryand get into sign confessions and to declare that he's done things, eventhough he hasn't done them by telling him he's just going to beplay at Sing N.what's really interesting about, it is the main character es not just youroverag frain person is someone who constantly puts himself in the wrongposition, t at constantly just o dig further and further, and even thoughSam rockwill keeps telling him don't talk to the reporters, though it talkto the F Bi, don't tell hem anything. He just can't see that he sees himselfas this up. He wants to be a COP. HEAS always wanted to be a COB andtherepoedees. This gigatic trust in the law and the film just tack et somereally interesting things in that regard, and what's also really dynamicabout the film is that towards the nhouses character actually disappearsinto the backdrop and hit comes more about Sam Rockwell. It becomes moreabout Olivia wild as a rootless reporter and the poor waterhousecharacter becomes the supporting character. Hen becomes a supportingcharacter in his own story, just like it was from in real life. He wasinitially this hero. He had found the package and then he was villifid in thesame sort of Wa eastward makes them Lessan opetanguished by the end, toshow how it ended up not being quite his heroic story that he thought itwould be at first and eastward has, throughout his directed career directdlots of really solid movies. Many of his films, like unforgiven letters fromEragima Mister River Oon. My all time, favorites atid, say that Richar drillis probably the best film I've seen from him pence, probably two thousandand eight whet. He did ground Ferena a I just torrify that Richar drill is annenjoyable film. It's a little difficult to watch at times, as youseen the FBI really putting him insy a corner, but it's just a really powerfulfilm really. Well, I know Cathy Baits got an Oscar nomination for it.Alwalter Howser es brilliant, also add Sam Rockwele. I just keeps going fromstrength to strength lately ever since three balboards and the mostinteresting performance in vice also that another fime going to discusslater on he's just an Amazor Yack. So I...

...love him in moon. He's just been doing.Such incredible stuff, lately thetree, is Roy Andersen's aboutendlessness and is have to start by saying that e Noyed, this loveadersonce living through the tee and that Apachon sat in the branchreflecting on existence, is actually my favorite film of the last Tatgane. Theonly thing that really speaks against about endlessness, except I just way tothem short, is that it really could just have been the sport installment orin the Actaloge netrility tther that timular not over the last four films.disincluded aner has developed this ineed way of create exsistential,horror, comedies, Aguist, finding tragedy and comedy in theHippermantaine and colting. In this view, to the motion and Ihar andsometimes een fantastical scenarios. Once again, we are presented with asthis series of Tig Nets and a large gallery of character situations somerepeated but mov ar not, and I think if, if you haven't seen a Royanistan tefor,what I specially beautiful, wonderfullais hat eat and every singleone of his scenes, his wignats or carried out in one complete jot- andthis is also what hihts in with the purt ofic humor- is that this extremefaulters on details, everything always covered in one single shot, is so manydimensions. You can have so many characters. Somany events happening inthe same teem in the same shot as it drags out a drags out of drags out Teemain difference from thetrilagis frob t the fact that that this time have anonly present, narrator and and seen o present each scene or concludeeverythine. With this dissole of observation, which we sall start with,I saw a man or I saw a woman or I saw a middle manager, and these sentenceswill alsost always just end with a general fact. Like I saw a woman whohad a problem with her shoe. I saw a man who had walked into the wrong baror something more poignently, something as I saw a young man had yet to fall inlove or find love or something similar. And it's just this strag beautifulcomedic, semireal elements. Andit just goes through every single WOM,including this repeated character of a past or priest who has lost his fateand is yellowing and screaming about, is lack of fatans frying to find somekind of pollution to this, including a scene which is a fantasical Pausen tosee ham drinking in his officeis, consuming alcohol and sitting therinmystery and that walking through the door and starting his sermon and thatagain jusst all in warm singular shop with so much intensity. It is true afilm about endlessness. You can feeling and narratthere picking these exactscenes and feeling merrgor picking these exact scenes. It is sho cases,Jus, tise, mantain, specific evenghuman history and agains, sometimesfatastical something's imperiatal moments like Hitler and his punker. Ittatxes this one, singular emotion. I don't think it touts US hardly asPitton, but if you love Otherso's work, you will love this and the filmakingand estental humor at the Musin motion is just a dark light. As always, I alsothought about endlessness was excellent. I didn't want it to finish. It feltlike I could have sat there for seven hours watching Miss Phill. It was justbrilliant thes static, shots, aculy, capsure, so much, there's always somuch going on in the background and so much to read into even though I am colla blind, I can still really appreciate the vivid colopalets that Anderson usesin his films. This was no different. I think it was a beautiful film and itwas very close to being considered in my top fivepounds year up our secondfavorite film off the air, starting once again with clam. So the runner upof two thousand Ad Nineteen for me is the film by Jams, Gray, called Adastra.It features gratpit, who plays an astronaut who is searching for hisfather in space who's been in a space craft around Satorn, I believe, tryingto find alien life when I say that Heis searching for his father, I guess he'salso searching for himself asking questions about Sa. His life is work.His father left him and his mother to pursue his dream of finding O r life inspace, and it seems that the character...

...playd by Graten Isabit like him anddoesn't really want to be like him anymore. He also has a wife that hedoesn't really see that much is also in space. Much of is life, it's somethingthat is very natural for him, so natural that, even when something quitedangerous happened to him in the beginning of the FIM, I doesn't ten tobe reacting. That much, and I thought it was a very, very beautiful film tolook at to the FIM fieled with great ideas. I love the idea, for example, ofthe moon being colonized and having this kind of supermargets on it andhaving pirates fighting for natural resources seems like human, just can't,learn and no matter where they go. They always H. end up messing up wherethey're going to use of music was absolutely perfect. For me, it was nottoo present, but an very atmospheric, very fitting with the images that werepresented. Onthe screen, not you know, in your face type of music but verysmooth and sooting. It reminded me of two films which of now refeature thistype of men in space having excestential crisis saewhich areintesteler and gravity. I thought AASTRA was better than the two of them.It was so a bit slower than the two of them Wer Slowr for Hollywood standard.So it's not that snow compared to a lot of Oto film makers, but Hollywoodstandartit, a fem that I guess could be considered Ilow. It really gives timeto think to see the type of emotions rapit is going through in the film hisfeeling of loneliness that is experiencing thou the famer. Now I'mnot very familiar with the work of GEM grade. This is my first film from him,but its it seems like he's the type of famator who likes to make FM pocusingon the family theme. So I ges this Ame was compared a lot to isprovuce Fimpelosiity of that which I haven't seen Wo. I won't be able to talk about it,but it seems like it's a different perspective on the the same story,which I thought was quite interesting, so yeah overall, I think it's a amazingfilm, very atmospheric in a way which lived a lot of time for thinking andyeah, just a very interesting film to to see in Hollywood. Nowadays I am a Suckerfo space movies, any filmSan Out of space, where people exploring kind of unknown territory adAstria following the footsteps Ar some great films and for me it doesn't quitemutch their brilliance. There were some excellent ideas in there. Nonetheless,I really enjoyed the scenes on the moon, asclimentioned, particularly CHC, andthere was an encounter in a space ship that they meet on the way that Ithought was really original. So Lotto lovein AD Astria, but not quite enoughfor me to consider it amongst my own personal favorites. What Wat little bit interesting for meis that out of the three recent Holli Sii, tims and haven tryedg to be eithertwo thousand and one or Filioris Tebo dooviosy being interseller and arrival.This is actually my favorite of the tree, which was very surprising becausethey have so much more because they can't really like folt lel, especiallyrenew better than gray, but I think what twothings worked really well here.It was bread, pits, extremely powerful performance and strippd back way. Thatgray tells his story, especially the emotion around him and the fact thatthis essential his entire spasemer is really just about Preaty Scheracterfinding himself. I did think that was tayed out to lightly, especially withthe ending which was duduforced and as the whole way. The TIR last act playedout esolve the action element a little bit too obviousy ere was still a reallyreally strong, quite great and and beautifully shotd and made film. Well,I'm generally a big fan of these big space exploration movies, but Iactually did not really care for aaser that much pack to me as a movie thatdid not know what it was especially two movies in one that really did not fullymeasure with each other. You have this very intimate persona film, about patpits about his relationship with his father about essentially toxicmasclinity between enuation right, forcing it to be very cruise down andthat's rea interesting that could wor it's esthetically kind of malician wikeusing this voice over by but pets. True that can work, and then you have thisspace adventure with these big action scenes like on the moon and when hegoes into the othership, and that also works. I think those scenesindividually are effective. But to me they really felt like put togetherwithout really making sense with each other. As the resurt for me, thethingdoesn't really work. I can kindo see what they mean there. OIIC DISAGREE:The ACTONAL, mants versom of the weakest in the film, like the Lorg ofthem tjust, felt too obvious for a...

...holewitvill, even though it was handleda bit more sombre, wich carefor Madean worth within the story. But what trulyword? What truly carries? It is bradpaid central performance and istitscharacter. Development Alolik. I is almost a bit like three films in oneIke. I think the three acts was talistically and emotionally dust feelcompletey different from each other. Wi is also quite well done on Gammas partand that the Second Park Om the moon and the colors they use, especially inthe all the boothis ust fantastic. This is to wishfully, beautiful, especiallyse of red. I think that's guest. Incredibly Memorable Tor motography, Iabsolutely loved at Astra. It is deathme sodely in my top ten films thatI've seen from two thousand and nineteen grads pit performance, I think,is performanceis definitly a career best in there. It's very melancholicand it's also toatly devoid of his usual charisma and such intrigue andErformanceeries got such tid and longing eyes throughout Boota neration.It's a broad pit that we've never seen on film before and I was sodisappointed when all the oskabars went to once upon a time. In Hollywood Imean he was good, there definitely add astrophemy as a career, bestperformance for him and the films that have been mentioned of being similar toat Astro. I can agree with. I think Interstella is a very interestingcompanionpiece. I don't think rabbit. He is UNOTOM disagrees with me aboutthis, but as a big SIFIBER, as somebody who loves toles about of space actuallyreally like the approach. Ofthat Astra compared to gravity, because Ad Astrais all about James Gray, realizing that the best Scifi films about space willbask in the glorious unknowns, the vast unknowns of deep space. What isactually out there? That's what Ad Astra is about Veri, similar to Selarus,whether it be the George Cloney Remak or even a nineteen. Seventy twooriginal by Andreovsky, which is one of my favorite films, the Takovski Sfilm,is all about that vasses of space, mysteries of space. Anything couldhappen T and like Larus at astras, also about making that connection and thewholebody has to travel through in space and tha big distance betweenhimself and his father. This really goes into that metaphor aboutrelationships which is similar to what you get in on Saen, both versions ofSelaris. I thought eestraas a very powerful film alike. What Chris Seitabout the conners? There are some really great interior shots in there.I'd probably agree that the action parts of it were probably a little biton the weekside. I don't know if it quite left me with the same emotionalpunch that I would have expected, but I really liked. I thought it was reallywell done, Sciifiz on those actually about space actually about themysteries of space actually about longing, and it wasn't just a nonstoproller coast to ride like Athonzokanid Withour gravity. That, for me, was oneof my biggest disappointments of the last daircade and by comparison atAstra is a film that really resugnated with me more than I could have everanticipated. Aanithink is worth noting that yo welllikely have a space exploration bodcast at some point and thet cu be story.Rowes Tis get sucked into all these comparisons right now, and this go outfor loter hour, but is Bidon to the number two Peik of mature. Yes S, my number two is MozelesBrooklyn, it's UNINOA Fuan to complete with private detectives dogly pursuingthese. They really shouldn't corruption, not to Vivit up shadows in doorways andfugs, and blackstreets and neanwils Theye, all about mood that melancholypeople deaning with a terrible uncaring world and desperately trying to makesome sort of mark on it or to find connection with others. And what reallyelevates this wim for me within the one is Daniel Pemberton's Schole, becausethe story is about New York in the fifties, it's steeped in the music ofthat time in place, which means jazz in viious forms, but in this case it's avery mice Davis in Spid Schore, and I just love it. It's not just that. Ilike how it sounds either. It serves a real purpose within the story, becausethe plot is all about the wheels of progress in this case infrastructure,crushing cultural and social diversity and the music that is only present inthe FIM. Even there's a scene in the bar, where you just listen to the musicbasically for fee minutes, is a result of that cultural context. So thisfamous mood is all about longing for something better, and that is also whatdrivecharacters, especially Agodnoton...

...as the potagonist and its this very Itheme of. Is it even worth trying or is it all justpointless, and I think itmanagers to feel very relevant while playing firmly within the confines ofthis very established Gona? I really liked all the performaces, even Bushreally says good, which basically hasn't happened since one Wys Kingdom,I think, and especially Alec Baldwin, as this rooming villainous figureinspired by the real left Guy Robert Moses was a New York politician.Obviously, Boldwin playing someone involved in New York. Real estate isgoing to evoke other things, but I don't think the thing makes the mistakeof leaning too much on that o. It alrealy his character is much moreinteresting than taking shorts of trump would be, but again really. The bigthing that makes wit im work is this strong sense of mood that makes allthese NIR machinacians flow with each other tey Wel, Inon and num two film, both the onlynine out of ten films I've watched this year and on any given day they couldperhaps Swat places. But I'm sticking with what I went for originally and mynumbertwo of the year is midsom. Now from the traumatic ovinsequences ofMidsala is clearly rentering. Andof of vivids Ando Settling Nightmare fromdirector Ariaster Liking, Hereditru Asto exposes the grieving process andthe breakdown of relationships anquing his disturbing films of a display ofraw human emotions, as he cophis passionate performances from his castan putting him through the Ringitwas Micarbat and twisted tat on the Harijanafter the ominous introduction summer transports to the seemingly lush andenchanting the Swedish countryside, where a a group of friends tak part inthe traditional festival at an isolated coming. It is he where we witnesse oneof the most beautiful but also MOS deprave. Horrorfims of recent memorycom to live in a beguiling, vigual feast with sultuous Cinimatography,they put Yonder a hypnotic pel. He was expecting a conventional horror film,like two of my friends, Wen SORC, in the cinema alinely to Callwadisappointed. This is horror masqereading as high art, the focusprimarily onestablishing, an unsettling atmosphere, rather tan Jon Scarce andthe meticulous attention to detail throughout provides those who return tothe Fred with mortage agest an hepeep viewing many audience. Menwers werevisibly frustrated by the grueling Ron time. I was delighted when the threehours director cal was announced and, although I rarely wewatched Trobl sosoon after my first viewing, I call waited Alvri back into Mite when I wasreleased on Blu the offious and crass comparison to the wickeman misleading.Yes, this is pho. Cora Tha tread a similar path, but as to put his ownstamp on the sojere, incorporating the best ideas from the films that haveclearly influenced him to deliver afresh and Iriginal spin on thisdisturbing ta of a sinister court. What really struck me with midsommer twasn'mething that I rarly paid that marked attention to name ti the soundediting and way the mute sound goes so well, along with the Hetography, tocreate an atmosphere of doom from the very beginning, the muted, music, tightand clinking of cheese notther sound effects. It just sets us into thatright mood right away. You have all of these clues that something will gowrong, and this is a horror movie long before there ever is a single actualhint within the plot and Likote Sad. This is the field which slowly buildatmost there attention and is tuite long for Horrfim. The directorscut isalmost three hours long and it takes almost half an hour, I believe, untilthey even get to location where they 'll be celebrating midsummer andmeating, the suppose, Cald and throughout this entire time, still feelthe atmosphere of a ease and discustd an incredible accomplishment. I quite enjoy the Mitsoma, I'm vellyintrigued about the devector Scotts, because I saw it in theatres and I cancertainly see how meal longer cut would be even more immersive and even moreoppressive. In a sense which is really key to what happens with from is pewscharacter, an how oppressive her environment is and how oppressive thenew environment is for the other people around herbut, maybe not too much forher. I also have a very distint memory of seeing this womin theatres andthere's one fccene. Let's say it's involved sex, which created a verystrong reaction from the public. Everyone basically laughed, which Ifond interesting, because often you don't have that kind of scene, veryoften in whole movies, where the laughter it's a very serious movie, butthe locter is whe much intended. I think it's laughter of beinguncomfortable- and I thought that was...

...very memoable- see tink. First, noting that in Sweden,which the plot is set, most people consider it a comedy or orblack comedy and thing more an understanding. Swedish I felt the sameway as well as a the. It is a very serious, slow mood piece, but there'sthis dark comedy truvilv an Tire Ting which makes it incredibly enjoyable acompletely agree with that point of view Chris Cause. Whilst it is a horror,film and there's, no doubt that it is horrified, I was sat there watching itwith a big grin on my face forl most of it there's a lot of black comedy inthere, the dark humor and it's a very twisted tale for one that I haveformally enjoyed, and I also forgot to mention how a brilliant floanc pewis inher role as the main potagenist, it's kind of strange that she got inouticenomination for little women, considering how powerful herperformance was in midsomewer, because I would have presumed that this wouldhave been the one that would have gone at him. More attention like that. Somewhat of the comedyactually comes from two things. You have one tes Temut to the motion ofthese oftemselves and the characters and to thes culture clash to MIS. Thetaps is musing Om, this culture class and people trying to you knowunderstand each other. Even though there's this whole element there somuch bat just comes off a sole banal which works so incredibly. Well, Toyes,exactly like you said, put the grid in my face: Midsummer Wow, I don't know if I canexpress how much of a disappointment the film was for me. I went into itwith, I guess very high expectations for a number of reasons. I really likeLawrenge pure lot, inlady backbeth. I thought SOS excellent in that it wasalso the fact that it was a film about colts and I really like films aboutcots especially horror. Films, like a film called the end, this, which cameout a couple of years ago, so I knew that the other thing as that thetrailer had made it very clear that the film was going to be at least a bit ofa homage, if not something which entirely references. The wickerman andthe Winkerman is one of my favorite horror, films of all time, I've seenthree or four times at least overthe years. I went in with all theseexpectations, I suppose was most disappointing for me. Is the filmwasn't just a Wickerman tribute? I thought the film. I don't really wantto spoil anything, but the way that things go towards the Gand. I thou thatAriasta was erectly, inviting comparisons between the wickamadamidSammar. Just the way things go down, it's so similar, and yet what made therecommend so haunting is how simple the motives were, how sible the solutionwas and how the Protagonis ther trogaly overlooks the obvious. I didn't get anyof that with MIDSAMMA. I did see the theatrical version I saw when it cameout in cinemas in August because, like I said, high expectations Ben wait tosee Mabbe, it plays better than the Free Oi cout in a shorterversion. Therewas a lot of things happening which fell into the weird forsake of itbracket for Ne Andunfortunately, with it being agasit. I've seen it. I can'tquite record all of in offhand. I just was expecting a lot more for it for afiilm about a colt or a film that had the wikcommand there as I template, andI thought, rather than ending on a bang, it sort of ended on a bit of a harp.For me, I did like bits and pieces of it. I did like Florence FIS performance.I did like some of the relationship and so get family themes in there. It wasinteresting the setting was grat. Also, I love those upside down shot, so itwas really well done. I don't agree thate. It was a well doed film, butyeah. I can't comteday how underwhelming it was for me to sit downand watch it. Although that said, I wasn't a big fan of her entry either,which was another film, which I thought was a lot of geard for the sake of ittowards the end. So I guess it was entirely suppited, because I guess Iknew that Ariastid or disappointed me once sime. Sorry, guys, that'si thinkit's also a liit word, noting that most of the things as they are Weir areactually from north metallita north tradition. So I it can ee a bit olderif you're not familiar with it, but most of the things that happen are areactually tied to things that either word oner believe to be done in alldays of North aganism. I can certainly see why I mid someitdoesn't work for everyone to very out there, feeln quite unconventional, andI can see why it splits audiences. But I think that's what makes it sointeresting because it opens it Uto different conversations andintererpetations like this, and it's fascinating to hear why a film can workso well for some people, but not so well. For Robert Doll, thou dust, indeiTa, none of what you mentioned, ell the...

...main things Ifo e Wole, well Er. It isthat it is a Horobo and it takes lice, almost enpirely during the day andbuilds up so mor tension and the knees in incredibly light environment. So if I migt top two films in this PonCast Oside, unlike with my other three, and I will go with films that not onlywhen nominated but one Oscars, because I did feel really strongly about themand my number two as a film that like to Larn- and I was so happy when IAveteti and tot winning the best adapted screen Piy for it. Ohthe filmis, of course, Joe Joe Rabbirt Ojust Tryig to Summ it up. Taking the veryserious topics of the Hitler, Youth and hiding of Jews in Nazy, Germanytycoatidi its a delicate balance between comedy and drama, sofantastically right here, othe over the top propaganda over enthusiastic Naziesand the Hitler imaginary friend generates some last. The film alsoexplores than mindset and what it's like to be a young person indoctrinatein depth as well as the other people around him. I thought in term of of theperformances I thought Sam Rockwell, who I really liked to Richar drool waseven Bettr, was very effective as a gun HOS soldier in Georgia Ravin. If whogradually realizes that, there's actually more too not to move inthanwhat it seems and he his character revolves so well throughout the film hestarts off so Gong Ho and the without spoiling it too much yeu sort of defirsour expectations throughout the film as being a really complex character. Ithought everybody concern of the film was in very strong form, especiallyRiman, Griff and Davis. We managed to get er go on and glor nomination for it,but I thought was really great about and especially with daviss performance.Is that it's all about this young boy who thinks his ar ot seems throughoutthe course of the fiemhy comes to realize that well he's not for me, it'sa fiel about personl identity and about how we identify ourselves, and it'sabout him sort of reassessing how he sees himself is grown up Indoctora, asis de Hating, young, German and thouout. A few different things throughout thefill becomes to us. Well, no, not im my own person. He also gets into somereally complex, ationship stuff, whith, a Jewish Gol whois being hidden. Idon't want to spoil it too much but h. It takes it to some really interestinglevels, thereit some really interesting manipulation which you might not beexpect to get a film like this. So I thought I was really engaging with methat take its it of a Twentan twenty hidsight, look at the madness of thetseatimes and what it might have been like to grow up in the era and lot ofpeople didn't like the film and some people found it offensive, including mymom. She didn't think it was in very good taste, but no, I lost relativesduring the Holocaust and it's not inosh I'd like to be made light, but I don'tthink atity makes light of it. They think hen hits some really sharpsatirical targets. there. Film does not lorify ther in any way he's a verygoofy measner best friend and Ithout talling it too much. The film isbasically about the Idavis coracter realize and Oris in my IIS'N, my bestfriends. So the film did a really good job d. As I said early on just thatdaance between comedy and Dram, I thought it was it so perfectly. It wasa really powerful fill what I left the thetry going. Well, I've seen a reallygreat movie. I think it was really good at offvok.Somehow I think it didn't. Actually play Hitay, but a child's perception ofhim, just as his bodly best friend in have this one scene, which I love hersee Hiler's face and on UHOLSTER THA AL looks at him and n. It is Imasur Ofenthats a complete to different face completely different, their features,and it really jus explore, like you, said, indoctrination, an itdoesn't insuch a really fascinateting way, just like from the perspective of a childwhich just P so toribly invested in this extreme and horrifying world viewwhich Dus to him seems like reality, thatsensible and he as taken so muchtoo Hark and that obviously the film doesn't take his side either. It'sfomly Wat, also unnerving because of his views. T this really complex lineaf I GIV TI tredy thought incredibly well, her thought. Jojo Rabbit was Oky,and but it didn't really blew me away in the same sense that it did for Saul.It felt like Laici was kind of channeling Wezanderson and for me itdidn't quite work. I am a huge fun of...

...his e. What eacis W, particularly whatwe do in the shadows and Boyb this one just felt like a missed opportunity forme, it's interesting comparison that youmake Tom, because I'm actually not a big fan of Wezandersen. I mean as anartist I sort of respect his vision. It's very interesting. I guess how isfilms have a lot of symmetry in there howthe often book ended in creativeways, but other than mnrize kingdom. There's no wers aderson film. That odsay is a favor of mine. Most of them come in the excessively a claime book.For me, I foul with a lot of wez Anderson Films. It's like running arace. I feelt it was zorted aftor watchinlike, something constantlaehappening in the ground: Boa Pesse, hotel, something's, CA, costlyhappening in all of dogs, the characters Tarre giving no space tobreathe they. Just these gigantic carcatures are always running all overthe place, whereas in Gogo Rabbit you actually really get under the mainCartu, and you really start to feel for the boy. you start to see things fromhis perspective and just Om the complex stuff that comes up with him and theJewish girlha gets in just takes things in a completely different area. It'sextremely character, based it's extremely personal identity base, towhich shars the complete pollor ofposit from the showapproach that I tend toexpect. I sit down to watch a WES Anderson, film, CED Witportislitin at a kinder agree,at least in a shallow level, that good rabbit has song similarities to atleast Mudizingtha and the comedy around the children, some of the courty humor,but in terms of the actual style therre just miles miles apart, but doter robitdid not really work for me, I think Tako Att is going for something thathas a very high ceilinghih degree of difficulty, which is to makeessentially comedy satire about Nacism, and I don't think in the end. I findthat the film has really much to say about Nid natism. I think a goodexample of that would be the some workware character. I I's fine hut,there's something about the character which I guess I won't say, but it'shighlights something that gets talked about, olittle less with Nacism thanthe hollcast. And what does the thing do with that? Not Anything meally. Ijust don't to me. The thing fills a bit pointless, it's very cute, but I didnot see much more than that in it and given the use of this iconography,maybe expected a little more. That's a very interesting take matthewbecause I absolutely loved the same rock well character and I thought hewas really well developed. Chrisas said that I eto avoid spoilerts as much aspossible. Hin Discussing the film. All I can say is the same. Rockwellcharacter comes out as this gungho character was really pronatsm. Youthink he's really. You know for the Nazy Party and everything, and yet, asthe film progress thers things changed slightly an. I can't reveal too much ofit, but some of the stuff, the does it's all through, looks and stairs.There's no ilog involved its Sam Rockwell challging it through hisfacial expressions for howhing, looks at certain characters and you start toread more into it. What I like about the film is that it doesn't just showAtsese as these two dimensional or one dimensional characters t it actuallyshows them, not just the itler youth at Nartis themselves as having a littlebit of Det and look a somebody. WHO's lost, Bounar Durin the Holocaust. Imight be the last person I want to see NACY's explored in debt. I really thinkthat wehave all human beings, they are human beings and he arethe layers to it,and I thought Tyko Wul tee. I A great job unparking there and I thought thefilm was all about. OL ARSEISM can get ritten off so easily, but all thesepeople nartes and also the kids in the hier youth, all the human beingsaredeneth who are caught up in this crazy time and the film's all about isabout this crazy time. Ajidge absorly insane to think that, as recently aseighty years ago, al the stuff was going on could think that as a humansociety, we've come beyond that and yet all the stuff was going on. There wasabsurtely insane. I think the comedy mowed was a fantastic moteof, gettingthat across and Light Chris said before it or out, seeing it from the kid'spoint of view. From his point of you, that's why hit was so goofy andeverything. So I don't know I just nabsoluely loved it, and I just thinkit's a real shame. The film Mus perceive so much backlash recently J.Just to be clear, I don't think there's any inhament problem with making acomedy in that setting. I just don't...

...think the thing does enough with it.For me, it also gets into that Piep of mind, which is inaccurate languages. Alot of things do it, of course, it's and e great thims that do it that italways annoys me just basically, you are starting with an issue right whenyou have these calacters, who are German, who was peaking English. It'sjust never really justified for me that that's maybe another issue andcertainly not one ounique to decern. Okay, I I can't defend the languagsthing. I mean o'vegot a point with that, but you know I don't know under that groing accents,but I think the accents were at least mostly on the mark compared tosomething like Amadeus, on of Chris's favorite films to discuss where theaccents have been all over the place. But yeah look. I've never really beenone to Wa to much about languages or accents. I don't know. I understandthat DUDGEA ABBIT you're not allow Matthew a lot of people, Ave, fom,Dinan work for, but for me it was fantastic and I thought I had loads tosay, but then again I'm really big into personal identilly films. It's one ofmy favorite ams in cinema, I'm ore, so really big in films that I've got veryauthentic child erformances. I work with children all the time and a lot offilms don't have very good sharperformances to ene. One can do oneso well and an also btry our child sense, the film so well. I really getheavily invested in whatever is shown to me so yeah, I don't know the filmwas really impressive for me. We completely I fon trild performancesare really great. I it's incredible to manage ter at the same time, be soBesar and spilized, and absurdly funny again, like some people put up almostlittle bit like a Resanterson copedy. But then you also have this much deepmercerious layer where his entire reality is confronted and as a chidlikeway. He Confronts TPROPAGAMA Hes Takeng to Hawk and Thi's one Ohen autonthisfim too, which is does that. There are so many great performances in it, whichis not that common for our comady. That tries to be as take out Lanish as this,but Min Scorlott has this fantastic. As the mother Realher demension sat,Rocale has somor presents there and the steelin merchant Camio is probably oneof the firmlies scenes of the air as well. Just on the performances. I alsogive a shout out to Thomas and Mackenzie who plays the Jewish goal. Ithought she had a challenging role to playin there, trying to sort of youknow she captures and Renat some of the stereotypes that way have grown up.Andet. The youth have been told about Jews and also has a really beddinghumor heart behind that I think she's, a really great up and coming attest-and I thought she was great Sam Rockwell- was great. Ogefsaves wasgreat. Scotloy Hanson was fantastic, had some great scenes where she'splaying the boy's, father or sort of acting out as a voice father, then heperform as ectually. Just upported me wis TI COMATADIOM self escepwe. I wasexpecting a little bit more of that, but otherwise I agree very strong andsombledcast. My second favorite film Wis Markin Edon,which is the latest FIM by Pietro Marcello, and to void poilers as muchas possible. I really want to talk about the unique and simultanouslyimmersing and distancing style. He has createat. The colders are just ener soslightly saturated. The contrast is slightly stronger and there's this kindof play on light and the quality of the print that makes it seem slightlypushed up slightly less real, a little bit more like a paining with a bit ofan edge like you, don't even bline when he meets his in documentary votes, anstockfotage from the period in from the rice and fashions them. If you sinerall Yore out of place, I mean this is a style that Marcella has been expandingever since the Wull smill, twentwo thousand and nine respired Te itink ofAl, the newest film or the second sound ofthe fifty, and he takes it so muchfurther. In this work I mean it is the atmosphere he creates, which has boththe sense of a deep character study and I care for portrayed besude the plasticstory by Sen. Im e get this kind of tinnum and this kind of cold iews n.This kind of structure that we remind Alosi more of an estate t like a nomanmention involvs talistic on lecurrent for poropty. But you really get thissense. Ye can even feel like this kin references or comparisons to met careerKodar in terms of just the extreme colors like full arm red backgrounds attimes, and it all tied into this Tust one Gran timple story of a poor workingclassman, who dreams of becoming a writer and essentially trains himselfto becom, an intellectual that he reads.

All this. Ga literature an has teIsgoll of improving himself and its just so many contradictions that arereally interesting in that he in his literature, tries to portray the darkand bleak Wules of the Borkin class and that estrikes up these contrastingrelationships, poled wit the sortless movement and with Uppar classes, andthat he really reject the former. In favor of this view of indivitualism. Hewants a better world for people, but it Belis only possible if people husengage in their own indivitual needs consistently rejecting the collected,including collectively working together to improve its other conditions, and itjust follows his hat to becoming this fantastical individual. This becomingindividualism itself. What war so wellagan her it style, and this portralof this is that it puts Uls at a slight distance fon the character we canascestin better. We can understand Youare, studing him and studying hisacts and behavior and his beliefs to the point and to the extent that itactually gets away with without boiling anything, it's Atoly, fantastical andBesar ending which just works so well as a metephor an I think. It's really B.Nothing also that this is actal adapation of a Gat London novel onlywith a plot moved to Italy, Aitinis Alsi Werd, noting that after he hadreleased this book, London was really saddend by the fact that so many peopleto it, as this shall the say, whomarsh to individualism, not understandingthat it was a satit, not unesanding, that this was essentially focasing ashow grotesque and how destruct in the pursuit of your Ownivitaut ind your ownselfish, ands will lead you and due to the way this fiem is made anresented, Idon't think audiences and be similarly confused there. I sa much in Idan this week, fo forthis brodcast and I definitely agree with qrest a bout. This time it isGodos Fim, really especially the way it. She uses natural lights in the firsthalf. It's just amazing and I was not familiar at all with the Jacqulondonnovel, and I think the thing retains an ambiguity about whether or notindividualism or socialism a these great ideologies. I think it kind ofends up maybe rejecting both weas London was definite ty, a socialist Iawas surprised actually that it was that came from Jacknonde novel becauseit felt very much Italian, especially. It reminded me of Benadobetbuchis FilmCimededariulcune, that's before the revolution W, which has similarly thesecharacters, who get into very intellectual ideas and think about therevolution. Think about how to change the world and, in the end, it kind ofpoisons their lives, and that's kind of issue of you need to elevate yourselfthrough education through literature, but also not let its consume. You is anidea that I feel is pretty present in Italian cinema in general, and so itreefits within this legacy. Martenedan didn't make as big an impression on meas it did for Criso Mata. I can certainly appreciate these stylisticqualities of the film. There were certain shots where we were taken backto Martin's, youth and but te experiences, his memories and, and theywere incredible, the initial romance at the starof. The story was certainlyengaging, but as it became more and more about politics, as the filmcogressed, I kind of found myself losing interest and it didn'tparticularly grab me in that area. But it's certainly one that's worthchecking out. I also want to mention that Luca Marinelti, who playsmortelevnis absolutely fantastic in this work like it is the range ofemotion and the complexity of the character, is that he cares. It so wellto the point that you know: endiscussing the Jil with Italians,theyil, Actaly foute on him more than the direct ter and the type of style itpresents. But ofor me, it was definitely with a style in the visualpoetry, and I just can't wait to see what else yettomysandle will be able todo in the future, because I think he's one of the most intriguing and mostunique wisual directors working right now and if you haven't seen,Tevolcemattha woul also really recommend. It is just seventy minuteslong, it's more the mixture Weh documentary, then it works with theexact same style in Anerat, even more qoantic way, WHA thes ireally look forto see what Marcella will do with this in the future, and with that we are finally up to ournumber one favorite films, oftwo...

...thousand and nineteen, and once again,Wele start it authomatically with chem. So my personal pick for the best filmof Thosand and nineteen is a fair Mite, so very recently, just two three daysago, preparing forces bodcast, and it is the second film from Hobel Eggers,which is called lighthouse. Pobeliger is the director who made whitch NewEngland fordtown about a few years ago, which is a fam that I really loved aswell. I was really interested in checking out this film because itusually it features elements that usually like in films, shot in blackand white. It features isolation in as two name plotagonies trended alone andslowly going insignt from what I crommenty understood. So I was reallyinterested in not checking it out. The film is about this two lighthousekeepers. One is more experience, he's been doing this for years and is techaracter that play by William defo and the other one is a youngstory. This hisfirst mission N, this the character played Byohogal Patensa gerasical rolesare defined very quickly from the start, William defo character will be the wineattending t the nighthouse during the night, while Wogapatison Cherrito Wuldbe the one living during the day, taking care of all the Cors clinning,the ouses, bringing cool and fure to make sure the light won't go out in thelightem and, as of fim goes on, we see them both slowly descending to madness,Wele or at least one of the two characters. I almost sachadelit trip,let's say, filled with alcohol, the loss of time and reality closed byisolation. In the fact that no one is coming to see them at any point, theblack and white cinmatography is absolutely gorgeous ide, absolutelyloved every second it every single image. Loust looks absolutely amazing.The Use of light as well is also very, very good, which makes sense, becauseyou know the filmis co te lighthouse. It really accentuate their taktes ofmind. It seems like the light, is almost o a character in itself, notonlithe line othe Te nighthouse of the title, but also to dolight in general,because it really accentuates what the characters think and also therelationship that the two will have in the film. It's also obviously filmedwith religious allegry. Shy Won't go too much into details because it wouldbe in Sportar terrytories, but I thought it was very well executed andLi Leve us at the Ino, the FIM, with quite a few questions that are notreally answered and it lives us something to think about, which issomething I really like in in films. So, overall, I I think it's the best,looking film of tontniting from what I've seen so far, and I just can't waitto see what Albout eggers will come up with next, because so far, I've seenonly two films from me. Its two films and both films are favorite. So I can'twait to see what he comes up. withnext then completely rev to clam thatglipouth is one of the most beautifully shot films this year, perhaps gettingquite high competition from with Lina an alla which tosomreasn isn't one anyof our lists, but a the way feel that island and a major on I mean it-reminds Mesel Tha of the best sylcons like Pinis Taret, which just just thesame thing, with people going mad on an island and Tis disclashing forces andfeeling a nature round them Andes. The ditempting te madness without spoilinganything here, but does this playful descent into madness? That's shon, Harand there's this clashing powerful personality on these two brilliantperformances it without Dost, one of the greatest films of the air and it'son Li top ten of the Ar as well. I quite like the lighthouse as well,especially within the furce performance. I think, to go to get back to the issueof language. Pobert Eggers is actually a fimaker. Who cares a lot about theaccumate language in his FIMS, both in the which and in this he uses languageall the time and William Defoe is really having fun with it themonologues he gets intatlin in that Ull time language are so fun to listen toand also you know, very disturbing at times. I think Robert Patternson is notwhite as Um as it is with it, but orall. I did like to move Yonot and I thinkthe sun design is also worth mentioning as being very imersive, especially withthat the horish sound of the lighthouse. The Lighthouse was a film that Iapproached with some trepidation, because I didn't like the Vitch or thewitch have you want to pronounced it as...

...much as most people did. I did thinkthe oniontail or joy was fantastic in it, but a lot of the film fell like aGimmic Tin of being filmed in old English. Anyway, the lit house was afantastic film and I am so happy that I saw T in cinemas like Queen slemoone ofthe last films that I saw before the cinemas closed. U cover restrictionsover here and what was really great about the lifehouse es. How dark mostof the shots were. Of course it shot in or by three or oeaspect ratier whenAcor, it's not in the usual wide screen, and yet the wires projected on screensitting in cinemas, scree the DA could sort of lose track where the edge ofthe screen was because just the very centr of the frame would be lit up likehondlelight or whatever, and all the rest of the darks Wule sort of beswallowing up the characters. If thoughn was a Veryy Moody, veryatmospheric, I really loved how it flayed out as an inceptable mix ofdreams, not mess tatases and memories, not sure. What's Ron and what's notreal o anything which is definitely real, is the emotions of the characters.I thought William DFOE AND YS Robert Patdirson. I thought he did live up tothe foe, ar some really strong performances in there and like malkymention the sound design was very arresting. Also, the whole thing didget a litle bit repetitive for me towards the end of Ou lots of fightsand drinking sessions. What I really liked was all the parts was all a bitbluring, you don't know whether it's a dream or a memory or a fantasy Olas,very go very stylish mo piece and it does might make sit of e Stam more fromEggers, whereas after the witch or the victual whatevery ant. To call at leftme a little bit indifferent towards his style. Heis Wont Gad on what alsaidTheyre about I tilighterpelitinness and disconsistent drinking, and also someof the slightly more Mocaizi Hal pesetly. More give O commudic elements.You know Ih with some Barbi vounts, en CETERA,only reasons why you al this gloriously shot film and this glorious Lackad Filmdidn't quite make it into my top fire. But despite all of that, it's Sux apowerful experience it these two actors, phasing off it, suck intensity- thatson incredibly powerful. Probably of the most powerful FNS N in this way,just thik a risks, man, power of e actors that I have seen all the air forSur. Like everyone else, I really enjoyed the lighthouse. It's anincredibly striking horror. Film came close to Bein Monin one whole of theyear, but obviously, as you heard early from me, mid somee take that spot wat.The lattuce comes very close. I agree that the two central performances arejust excellent, Cannid, begrudging camraderie that these two men have andthe whole setting of the lies house. It just takes us to a place where horror,films, do', usually visit and it remeans fascinating through out onswere seas and shots or images of it kind have come back to haun you dayslater and and linger on your memory, and that, for me, is always the sign ofa really God film. My number one is on Fiofu or portrait of Alady on fire andthere's a bit of a comonality with my nobere two, even though it might notappear obvious at fhist glance. What's portrait and what is Bookin have to dowith each other, because this is a fim that is for me also defined partly byits use of music. It's only two and a half scens Wealy, but they are very keyscenes in part because SAMA rilly set them up by sticking with only diogeticmusic throughout e Thim, which considering its place, it takes placeon an isolated island in the eighteenth century. Bitney mostly means no musicat all, but it's more than just music. The fame use is art in general as awayfor these characters to understand the world to interact with each otherbeyond e usual social boundries and, most importantly, to immortalize theirexperiences. The notion of holding on to inhibiently fleeting things, whichis basically all we experience and the valuous ways in which one can achievethat is sensual to the film Youe got painting, of course, which is the maincrocks of the plot. But we also get the characters discussing the story ofoffice, which is all about your opposition between the immediate andthe permanent, especially as it lights to the gaze. The action of looking atsomeone, of course that's what cinema is looking and retaining interpretingand injournanizing the power that art has in affecting us in these deepypersonal ways is weon full display with the two ky scenes that use music andTama also uses how these characters live. These moments so intenselybecause experiencing art is not an everyday thing for them, as it is forus, which makes those experiences all the more transcendental for them.Another result so affecting for US or teast. For me, dedene is fantastic inthe world that abitted thisshoots her very well very closed off and defiantat least at first and Neinalon is very...

...good as Wer. It ends up being asurprisingly warm experience, that's not really what'! You would expect,given the setting and the actualpots and all that make it my favor trim ofheyear. It's also interesting n comparison withclams neveryone that they both take place on Iselade island with two maincharractors in some ways going Taugt at all, but in a very, very different way.We completeythe gazes. There are absolutely fantastic and theperformances are wonderful and well just manages to capture this AI teicandescribe the atmopherthe mood here, Beis just so beautifully elegant it Iso fantastically well shougt. This fault is Aldetas and again, especiallytheir eyes. anter looks as these two women Formar Clote, an closerelationship is just incredible to observe. I think you can find on the Internetthings where the lighthouse takes the path similar to pot blion fire, I'mpretty sure that exists somewhere. Poortay of a lady on fire was afascinating. Film did really enjoy that Thoug. The two central performanceswere excellent, but it kind of left me a bit cold. I didn't find an emotionalconnection to the characters visually it was stuning. Most of the shops couldeasily be framed in galleries, O wall, there's lots of beautiful imagery. Thatlooks exactly like a beautiful painting and the story was relatively Gripp andthere was just something that I don't know it didn't quite resonatl with me.Perhaps it was this expectation because there was a lot of balls around it. Iknow you shouldn't let that come into your jrudgement to a film, but I thinkI was expecting Somethi, perhaps a bit greater than Theye what I saw moving on to my favorite film, If twothousand and ninety I love this, because if anyone had told me at thestar of the year that my favorite fell of two thousand and nineteen would bein Adamston, the film I would have probably laughed in the face is an actothat I actively avoid getories cookick comedic rells that a large moon for it,but I have gradually been groun in appreciation for I more serious rules,pustrong cloth being a shining example of his capabilities. Up to now now,Sandar's performance in on Cook Gems is notin sure of a revelation. He bringscarsmatic jeweller Herard ratnes Alife, with an astonishing depth of emersionin a phonetic frill ride from the Safy provers, who capture ratness pursuit ofthe ultimate high stage, BAC with a nerve shredding intensity, asymphasizealead in electronic school pulses with Bridald Energy, elevatingthe oidns of anxiety to extreme levels as it chines with the adrennalingrushes that take hold of rap. When he places a bet or when he talks way outof any number of compromise and situations that seem to escalate inseverity as thei film progressers, just like rata mini cllage, thereasaroundhing for his own game, the safty brothers manipulate the audience woththeir precise editin and this incapsulates, the heptic and frenziedliestyle ofair potagemist a man on the brink of a precipice who is willing torisk everything he has for a chance to Rin big any film that can grab myattention so swiftly and hold it so farmly from the entire duration, mostof which was literally spent on the Edgomasit and is reversed. Oubt andincredibly potent experience. There were movements where gas felt loud inamazement and sat with my Jawr Gape hypnotized by an incredible events thate holding before my eyes was over. I felt exhausted, exhilarated andoverwhelming revotion or e gradually returned to normal. It dawned upon methat I had fallen hard for anotherson. The film and uncout gems might even behis greatest performanc todate anyfilm. That prompts me to reconsider myassessment of anacting. Such a profound way is undoubtedly a remarkableachievement, and that's just one of many reasons by uncot gems is myfavorite film of two thousand and Nineteen thes one SA ecree completely. I mean weknow thataamt inder, Canact Wehave, seen it n ran over me and Panlov, andeven the Marrywi Stories, but in uncogans Alto think tit was dee bestperformance of the air and the fact that you teel this character. His lookhis tooeasy mannerism, the Wayis, always looking for the nexcore. In fact,it's just constonly talking trying to sell these different stores. Hisdifferent lieseust get caught up in his liveess hunt and his imagined reality nhis obsessions, and you feel sympathy and sadness and pity and evolvint allof these things in at the same time. It is just this inrentable complex thisalmost unspeakable performant, like you, can al describe all different ways:Sandards Tam actually inplace our emotions in just one singular scene. Itis just incredible to watch on cut gems.

A'm, really sorry to say, was such adisappointment. I can't remember when exactly but sometime over the lastcouple of years I saw a really amazing, film or good time. Elo was absolutelydrenched Innan, where every shot was like a painting that I could frame onmy Walm, a film with really excellent pulcating music school and a fantastcperformance from Robin Paddenson. I couldn't wait to see what thesedirectors the safty brothers am up with. Next, when I heard about ancut gems, Iheard I ansan as doing a serious roer. I thought Gright, I loved him inSpanglish, I loved him in punch, drunk club and know Hes capale of doing suchgreat things I entered uncut gems did really high expectations. It took awhile for the COMPANET fixd Australia. I don't know why, by the time itarrived here, Adam Sanhad already won the National Water Oview award for ourbest acter. I got in quite a lot of burs and I sat down and watched it. Iwould agree that uncat gems has, I really died, O Mie Music Scor fromcomposal Cour Danel locatin. If I'm pronouncing that correctly, he also didthe music for the first film that the Steftis brothers did like Heaven knowswhat Uncut Ebs was a film where the music was fantastic das, far away thethings I liked the most about it, thogh with uncut germs, Iwoud, say probablythe biggest issue, for it is that I found Adam saner's character to bethoroughly unlikable. I found to be a very selfish human. Being e does havehis avomoable mobets, but I felt that throughout the entire film would bringhis misery upon himself, so even with, without spoiling it some the stuff thatappeenge towards the end, I didn't really feel for an any step of windse.I thought this is a horrible guy. He's bought all this upon himself. A D alsothought the formula of the film was very predictoble. It follows basicallyat everything that can go wrong, does go a wrong sort of passin and by theend of it somepeoe will say they felt stressed out. I just felt I I wasexhausted by it Pobay. My biggest disappointment, though, is anabsolutely love neon. I love the films of Nicholas Wining Round. I like the Um,even the catereves John Wick films, because they've got such great newnd inthere, and the use of Neon doesn't really come into it in uncut gyms, it'sfilmed in a different sort of style, so I didlike uncut jams. I thought it wasa good film. It does have a solid performance, thereby Adam stanlocering.It through does have some interesting ideas them buts, an overall film. Itleft me going it wasn't. Quite you know the I was expected to be overwhelmed. Imean by the end of good time I was absolutely breathless. I couldn't catchmy breath with this whole ride the saty bothers a taking on. I was expectingthat sort of journey from uncut gyms also and forever reason it didn't quitedeliver it. What was interesting, though, is that, after our seeing uncutgerms, I was talking to my best friend who had seen it a thought that it was afantastic film, and he said You know, so you actually remind me a lot of theAdam sane character in in cut gems. I'm like not really- and he said, yeah,where it's like Um it's like is slog as this is how you win it's like. So youlike this with these: U Movie Challengers, You keep watching allthese tons of FIMS or whatever and deliberly picking ones that you coulddo from more than one challege and ones with shortallent. You could fit themall in sor. Have that sign, mentalogy and I'm like. Maybe I am sort of likethat character. I don't know. I didn't see that at the time it would beinteresting to rewatch the without a mind, but I just couldn't like theadumsone character at all completely deferend to Robert Patterson, an Gutonwherreally got under ha skin and felt from every step of the wine yeah. I'msorry to there was another disappointment. Tothe filming youtought five hunfortunately underwhelmed me. I suppose I had the advantage withandcogems not to have to many expectations one way or another,because I had seen good time but didn't love it and I don't think I've seen anyofthem Sando comedies who I've got an advantage, thereas. Well, I suppose ayou like it. Quite a bit- and I think it's one of those FIMS- that's reallyall about its final scene, but it's very much attention rising throughout the fim toculminate with this to this game, and I think that scene is really good andbasically it makes ti fim work. I think Sandais good and but to me it's reallyall about that Soom. So my number one film of twree thousandand nine sn ears, a film that I saw in...

July of last year. All that I knewentering the film was that it overhow managed to win at the Palmdor at thecarn film festival. So I actually went into parisite with the blankest slateor pretty much everybody out there thereare. So many people who have seenit, including people that I know who aret Fil Buste, see that since it'saraged to win the Best Picture Oca and I'm sorry, I will stop talking aboutOscabaz portly. I saw this before the height of its popularity, and I don'tknow if parasite would have the same effect on me if I watched it for thefirst time now, with all the heype being built up about it, about it beingthe number one narrowto film on leater box and so and so forth. But when Iwent to see there was only one official ask list on eye check movies. Icardfill festival palmdoor anyway. paracide really blew me away, and Ithink mostly because I had such O expectaations for it. I didn't knowwhat to really expect from it. I don't want to spoil too much of it, becauseit's Er les films, I think, is best Gettin into it as a little as possible.But if I was going to sum it up, I'd say that it's about house circumstancesbringn an affluent family at an impoverished family closer together.It's a very dark black comedy and it varies very effectively from at ahinarity to now by nyfos and suspense. Even some parts, which are quite sad asit compares on Gontrust. The twoe families and managers to examine classdivides and the necessity of working classes to be parasites as such thewealthier classes at ougter to be able to survive if the aihilarity, nor somehearts the feel wel just couldn't stop laughing there's one part at noitsounds crazy if never seen the film, but this woman is coughing and throwingup and the father squit had some Marfa sauce odto a napkant holding an up ertelling that it's bloder and just the reaction, his wice, you reaction of theperson has reacted to him to scene ended and I couldn'v stopped laughingfor another one or ten minutes after I think it was really embarrassing. Iwastrying to control myself to fel an moved on, and I couldn't get over howhilarious that scene was put together. What I also liked about it was it'sabout these strength of the bonds between the family who stick togetherand support each other and that's contrasted to the richer family whoculdnot control their children and they'ld only suffocate their ownchildren. So it's actually showing that even though they're impoveris they'veactually cloisted together and they stick together throughout his stick andithe ending of the film. I don't know that part over there- maybe a littlebit weak for me, but the field just kept going in different directions thatunexpected thing as kept cropping up here and there iwas constant surprises.For me. I wouldn't quite say that it mad me laugh in Qriin, equal mearasures,but I did' cry a little bit. I did laugh a lot and I have enormous respectfor films that are able to make me laugh and cry equal measures if I thinkabout my top filmess of two thousand seven head and two thousand at Asen,which is our three billboards and black clonsmen. Those are both films that Iwas laughing alot him, but I was also crying a lot in a paraside tet methrough the whole gamid of emotions or really making me think about classdifferences and what it really means to be a poweraside and how it's sort ofnecessary in society the day and I set on somewhat the filmant who words anOse has been more tan. Swo words wite words would be it only with a bit of ecawpia sce reading up as little as possible. On't Imagine People Bot,beying impressed, starts Abit Higd, with reputation at it's built up, butseeing in July last year, before all of the bars came out, absolutely amazingexperience it's very hard to repurtize, I think, similarly to son, I had theadvantage with pamicit of seeing it rather early in its life. It had wonthe pandor already, but it was acclaimed, but not as acclaim T I now B.I think one scene that sorlt wings up is really her was going to Begiv up asWen we stat seeing with the Napkin and the peaches. It truly shows the Tim'sgreatest strength and Wi te directors, Bondon Hos, geades strength in general,which is total control. It's absolutely hi Youst got shots, but it's alsomortifiing and the whole theme is like that. It's goes from one emotion to theother and really it has both at the same time, and that is so difficult tomanage so difficult to foc him to succeed in all of those different areas.I definitely agree with soul on that and the parst I managed to do it whilestill being this very engaging threater and also be commentary on class. Muchlike Nivoutbut, I think oicide is a...

...more humanistic fim. It recognize thehumanity in all of these characters. It do which people they're not great butthey'remostly, oblivious, that ignorance is their biggest problem andour photagonists. We are rooting for them, even though clearly they arepaasites, I mean they're, not the only paicite in the FAML, but they are. Ithink it's a great in just all around it's. It really deserves what it gots,because it is inaccessible to everyone. I think likeso. I have been so said. His twoword weview would be sit. I definitely agree with that, and I've been recommendedg to everyone.It's not my number one thing of the year, but it's one I would mostrecommend to a random person. I think one thing thats interesting isthat it kindo takes wrong with who wis the parasite, because at the same time,as that, the most obvious look is that Ob, I poor family trying to momme andget a better condition from to which our family there's also tiy at dwhere.You know the Pora te changes themselves, complete for the richer family and getingolved in their life as well, O tha others at all times. This kind ofDality of who is actually the parasites, a ithin. For me, the weaknesss of italso fine to rea litle bit there, because, even though it had thus somuch well ins, a very powerful and great film, it plays round t themetaphors a little bit too. Obviously, in terms of just what itwants, what itdoes it's striking kind of interesting balance in comparison to Sorvi, miss toin away with Canamels to beat home its points with everything from you know:the Poor people living submerged in the eart and H, ricur people living on topof hills. All of these very obvious and wishful elements to the drive home thatmessage: Wi, reo, Sel Tisin, really well, with not a very hiarhical film, aToprsai that Bong just a few years earlier. So it'sa toppic in ateep. He keeps returning to I entirely agree about SNOWPESAbeing a great companion, Pece Sno per so was also very luckily a filme that,even though I didn't see in Cinema S, I enterd into with very few expectationshat iknew about it was what was happening in the first carriage on thetrain and without spoiling it there's more to the film than that. So that mea really great ride the same way that haracite did. I have been recommendingsnophere so to the few people have said O. I saw parasita really liked it, butnone of them have actually watched it. Yes, I needto get back on to that. Itis ety interesting too, because obviousl, it's no Pertos, actually anEnglish language field, O Pridyn major stars and is actually an action fiemmas well with a lot of fantastic bial tincs. To is just really odd. That opewould be jumping to see it after slightly morgistics lightly. Moremessage: Gribbon Bronacomedy, like parasite, which, even though it's quitepowerful, is certainly but maxital Tto cresis points. I would say thatparacites is a blunt film, but I don't think being blunts is necessarily bad.I think solloty is sometimes a bit little bit. overweighted andithingocite managers to be blunted and Sorto at the same time, with the charactersthemselves. I think I think the captuerization is somewhat sobtle insome ways, even though the fhilnmaking is extremely blunth. I agree with that. ANDIT's. A great point and Pi is overto my favorite film of last year, which is Taranc' malic, a hidden life, and Im not er how most of you feel about reason. Terance Malik an know that hisepretation hasn't always been dropping as it' been pumping out more and moreand more cins anomforor with narte cinema, but but I personally go as faras calling him the greatest directter of the past decadeor at least placehimin the runming and making seven fields in nine years, the more so had dovenbefore they cet career of that point, and each of them, except a hidden lifegoing further and further into perfecting his style andrision. This issomething impentably, interesting in seeing an artist perfect his style andstrink more and more and more away until you end up with something as pureas song, to song its certain of hi best but is still fantastic, and I thinkthat malic after strifping away the narrative for poetry and emotion, thisflowing consciousness narrative. The story really is the emotional core andthe motion has presented. It was so interesting to see him return to hisorigins. We had talk about teeen times, IEMA reasenbly, and I can't believe Idi not you know, put for Malic, as I can e Fegretif webeable to bringsomething new to that medium, because I...

...can't think any other director with t epossible exception of maybe Dole podard that has done more to creat. Thisbeautiful expression of footing on digital, a hidden live through is morethan Abotrak, like anymalic a wishful simpully of motionthis. This disway hepaints with e motion that makes them so incredibly special. But here for wantsand to say this again, it is all senter on one story on one human person, areal story: Abiography. Yes, you get ie wonderful, N, beautiful shots of whatyou can call Yiu the greatest hits of malic no from fields and farming andgrass hand onsad grass. It is all there, but after freeing uphis camera from the plot in his previous films and learned to hold ontoemotions ill into the abstract, is able to pour all of that into the tale of aman willing to lose it all for what he believes. I don't think anyone can shoscenes of simple dialogue in the same way as Meli Y. were this such power,such Perspectiv fust flow of such movement, the angles and the focuses awasy, great emotion from the voices, the objects, the way, people's handsmove. wher. The camera's angle e focus then, nor it elevates every singlesecond and makes this possibly one of the most emotionally strong fiems thathas ever been made. I men Julook at hiinfor instance with Bruno Gance, thefagility that he and Mollick brings the rule of the church. You can see his fagility, you can seehis feelings of a certainty of remors, just so tenderly and deeply. This filmis such a contrast, tewarching the night of Cot for Sonte Song, where herelationships are so obscure and time does not even seem to matter. In thosecase it truly becomes. You know the poetry of emotions now about all else,an all that words in this film, his really man of this poor. All of thatINN and sent all that emotional power toward one single in the Vitshortpotagonist narrative and story, and that lost you to just peel discaraterand es peel his life. In a way, I don't think you ever felt alive portrayed inthe screen before I quite like a hidden life as well. I'mnot the biggest fan ofhmadic, but I haven't completely fallen off with him,as many people have mattrof caps, I think is final. T looks great. It'svery weird, but I like it ad in life, as you say, is a much more grounded himmuch more narratively driven Fi, and it retains all of that wonderful style.The amazing shorts of nature, a d agree, the way his shouts humans is quiteunique and quite communicative. I think I do have wer two issues real with thefilms. One is again, the language is Hubert. I want well on that. The otherone is that it is hygeography ut. It makes it's central character to be asaint and which is, of course, what many being a very spiritual filmaker.That makes sense, and I guess I have an issue with that. You Talk Toa e earlierabout obviousness and I think that bothers me, because no one is a sensethat that just doesn't exist, and I I mean I don't know how you feel about it,but especially the end of the film the final there's a cat at the end. I don'tremember what it says, but it will be made me think that this thing was aboutthat about your Saint, and that does bother me. I think, Thet's more complexity to itand simply telling the story of some of the maleces of the Sain ptis. Clearlyas everyheny nows, a deeply fairsal person and he brings Tha speritualityinto his film personally, I didn't feel that as of putting Anywai, I think theway she can just direct his feelings and his awe create this all that at hiseye felt as well, and does that just so incredibbe? I guess maybe it says something aboutme that I have is an easier time when the ail is placed upon nature, then,when hey jusplaced upon single human being, but maybe again that more abotmee than about medic and wit. That said, they 've gonethrough all of our top five favorite films off two thousand and nineteen. Wehave loved to go through with our onrelations as well, but a this willstand for now, Taki, so much for goning uysn talking to your favorite fiels,it's been a blast and I hope all of you will come Ond as enformashare your offive favrite films or even go forrtopten or twenty as well. Onceagain, thank you for listening and Doingthis again soon...

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