2019 DECEMBER MOVIE RANKINGS:
And so the decade has come to an end. Four films have been reviewed this month, all of which were interesting and of variety. It was a good month, to say the least, and I look forward to an even better year of movies in 2020. Read on to see who took the final month of the 2019 calendar year!
#4- “One from the Heart” (1981)
73%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Beautiful cinematography and lighting, entertaining, and fairly solid performances.
Cons: The story is all over the place and the execution of the theme leaves a lot to be desired.
78%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Brilliant performance by Renée Zellweger, interesting story, great cinematography, and a good look into the latter life of Judy Garland (for those who are interested).
Cons: The film proved to have moments that dragged (including a relatively slow first act), and unless you are interested in the story concept, there isn’t much to keep you engaged.
#2- “Knives Out”
88%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Entertaining, funny, terrific cast and chemistry, and an all-around fun who-dunnit.
Cons: It’s fairly predictable and there were some characters who I wish were better developed.
#1- “The Irishman” (2019)
89%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Amazing performances, engaging throughout the three-and-a-half hour course, awesome cinematography, and a nice reunion of the legends.
Cons: The de-aging process wasn’t stellar, the concept of time and character’s age as a whole was a bit distracting, and the film plays into certain plot elements that are familiar to other mob flicks.
“The Irishman” takes December, and is the final Movie of the Month for not only 2019, but the 2010’s. It will go on to face “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Green Book,” “First Man,” “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Toy Story 4,” “A Few Good Men,” “Django Unchained,” “The Limey,” “El Camino,” and “The Lighthouse” to decide what movie will become the next Movie of the Year!