As a tradition, I always put a list of restaurants, books and movies in Excel Sheets to rate them properly. In this list, I only include movies coming out last year, I do not include movies released other years.
I watched 45 movies and my criteria are as follows:
Story ( Conflict, Dialogue, Pacing, Theme and Plot Execution),
Characters ( Development, Aspiration, Performance, Emotional Affect),
Visual (Cinematography, Set Design, Visual Effects),
Audio (Scores, Sound Effects, Ambience)
I put a score for each criteria and then it gives an overall score for the movie.
Without further do, here are my top movies of 2019 :
A retelling of Antigone but done beautifully by the Montreal team, I was surprised and impressed that my town can do such a movie. The movie deals with immigration and the conflict of identities and what you are capable to do for your family. I cried like a baby in this movie.
Funny, moving and well-thought story, The Farewell has made me live a lot of emotions. I ended up going out of the theatre brawling my eyes out and my friend too. It was just too much. I think it deals with a lot of Asian values, the little gestures that my Mom and Dad would do for me and I finally see it on screen how it reflects to the real life. Awkwafina also recently won The Golden Globe for Best Actress in this movie 😀
Score : 8,8/10
I didn’t realize how much I loved this movie until I rated it with my Excel Sheet. From suspense to horror elements to the perfect movie soundtrack, Jordan Peele successfully created a suspenseful masterpiece. The songs still haunt me and fascinate me to this day.
I was going to include only my top 3 movies but it was a tie between Us and Parasite. I wrote a full on review about this amazing movie here, check it out ! It also won Best Foreign Movie at the Golden Globes.
Score 8,7 / 10