Sunday, February 9, 2020

Best of the Year 2019: Movie (Oscars edition)

TL;DR: I think Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is hand-crafted to win Tarantino the Best Picture award.

I saw a lot of movies in 2019. In my catching up, I've seen almost all the Best Film nominees. Maybe it was off-year, but I don't feel like there's stand-out classic that just screams to be "the best". I haven't yet seen Marriage Story. I don't think I'll ever see Jojo Rabbit. And Little Women is probably a no-go. Maybe the worst blockbuster was Star Wars IX, but I may post about that psychological tornado later.

I think history will remember Tarantino's Pulp Fiction as his best film, but his magnum opus is probably ...Hollywood. Think about the Academy voters--those Boomers will gobble up the heavy LA nostalgia. Meanwhile, the Gen-Xers will just blindly vote anything Tarantino. It's a shoe-in.


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Here's my list of best seven eight of 2019:
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Doctor Sleep
  • Glass
  • Knives Out
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • 1917
  • Parasite
  • Us
I didn't pick a best. Maybe Parasite? I'd bet Uncut Gems is awesome too, but I haven't yet seen it.

P.S. Joker is good but overrated. If I hadn't seen or heard of King of Comedy I would probably think Joker is the best.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Best of the Year 2019: Song

Instrumentals (no lyrics) aren't included in the list...

Sebadoh
"Celebrate the Void"

Kim Gordon
"Air BnB"

Health
"NC-17"

Ride
"Repetition"

Battles (with Tune-Yards)
"Last Supper on Shasta, Pt 1"

Show Me the Body
"Arcanum"

Joji
"Sanctuary"

UNKLE
"Crucifixion / A Prophet"

The Who
"Ball and Chain"

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Best of the decade 2010-2019 (music album)


An absolute metric ton of music comes out in 10 years. For me, what I listened to most (as an album) was Waaves' Afraid of Heights. Here's a list of 25 or so (in reverse alphabetical order):


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Movies (and TV seasons) watched in 2019

Starting in 2018, like Steven Soderbergh, I kept track of all the movies (new and old) that I watched over the course of 12 months.

For 2019, here's my list. Looks like there's about 130!

Best of the Year 2019: Movie (Oscars edition)

TL;DR: I think Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is hand-crafted to win Tarantino the Best Picture award. I saw a lot of movies in 2019 . In...