Sometimes that means you are zooming throughout the galaxy to a different planet with Thanos, vacationing to a creepy Swedish solstice festival, or barreling down the sidewalk in Manhattan’s Diamond District. In large blockbusters and smaller films, 2019 supplied so many opportunities to get misplaced that I couldn’t stop at a traditional top 10 or top 20 list. (We also have style-particular lists for horror, motion, comedy, and science-fiction if the choices below do not fairly scratch the film itch you have.) These are the 50 greatest films of the 12 months. In a time of scrolling feeds and streaming content material, it’s priceless to have a place to go the place the outside world merely stops.
11. Dark Phoenix (
The film, based mostly on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix because the Joker and provides a potential origin story for the character. Set in 1981, it follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian whose descent into insanity and nihilism conjures up a violent counter-cultural revolution in opposition to the wealthy in a decaying Gotham City. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron appear in supporting roles.
Joker premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2019, the place it gained the Golden Lion, and was released within the United States on October 4, 2019. The movie polarized critics; whereas Phoenix’s performance, the musical rating, cinematography and manufacturing values had been praised, the darkish tone, … Read More