Here is the scoop: 2019 was my favorite year in film of the decade. However, now we must look on to a new decade in film. Based on what I have seen there are some exciting releases this year. It was difficult to pick just three, but here are a few of the movies that I am looking forward to most.
The Hmong are known as an ethnic group from Laos. They technically don't have a home country for several sad reasons. The Hmong people are unique in their own many special ways, from going through so many hardships to making their culture one of the most beautiful cultures out there. The Hmong are their own people, they are neither Chinese nor Lao, but to learn more about them, enjoy this educational writing about the Hmong.
The big news coming out of the 92nd Oscars Ceremony this weekend was “Parasite” being the first non-English film to win Best Picture. The film also took home three more awards including Best Director for Bong Joon Ho, Best International Feature and Best Original Screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin-won.
This past month, I went on a trip with my family. A trip I would never have dreamed of in high school. A trip I could only dream of when I’m successful. The average trip out of my hometown is three hours away from where I live (From Wisconsin to Minnesota). For a middle class and low income family, this trip would be a priceless trip I will forever take with me. I went to Thailand. Besides having fun and cruising in the night markets of Thailand past midnight, there were a few lessons I took from my time over there.
Alison Brie delivers her best role as Sarah in this psychological drama. Although the film does not always land, the last thirty minutes are quite an experience and worth the wait. I had a difficult time connecting with this movie, Brie is one of the only sympathetic people whereas everyone around here besides Molly Shannon's character is quite terrible. For a movie that was an hour and forty minutes, it crawled through that run time. This movie will not be for everyone, however, I am sure it will find a quirky audience.
These were my four favorite Best Picture nominees. Having just watched the Oscars, I could not be happier that "Parasite" won for best picture. It was one of the most intelligent, well-rounded movies of the year, and I am glad Bong Joon Ho finally got an Oscar as well for Best Director.
I will be the first to admit that I have not seen the most movies about journalism, especially ones made before the 21st century. However, it is without doubt one of my favorite genres to watch, especially when done well. Well-crafted dialogue, a sharp attention to detail and charming characters are hallmarks of the genre.
The 2020 Best Picture Nominations are all fantastic movies. If any of them were in the category last year, they would have beat out "Green Book." Of the nine nominations for best picture, I have seen all but "Little Women." The following are my Best Picture rankings part one, numbers eight through five.