Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Top 10 Favorite Performances of the Year

Here are my favorite performances of the year, in alphabetical order:

Tom Burke in Souvenir
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Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse

Zéa Duprez in Meteorites
Zéa Duprez

Maren Eggert in I was at Home, But...
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Juli Jakab in Sunset
Juli Jakab

Tom Mercier in Synonyms
Tom Mercier

Lupita Nyong'o in Us

Song Kangho in Parasite
song kangho

Vitalina Varela in Vitalina Varela

Roschdy Zem in Oh Mercy!
oh mercy

Top 10 Discoveries 2019

2019 has been a pitiful year of movie watching for me. The job, the school kept me way too busy for me to consume cinema as voraciously as I used to. These are my meager offering of what I managed to watch that are not 2019 releases:

1. Die Innere Scherheit/The State I am In (2000) - Petzold

2. Stromboli (1950) - Rossellini
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3. Der Shöne Tag/A Fine Day (2001) - Arslan
A Fine Day

4. Angst essen Seele auf/Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) - Fassbinder

5. A New Leaf (1971) - May

6. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) - Altman
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7. Gegen die Wand/Head-On (2004) - Akin

8. Ce sentiment d'lété/That Summer Feeling (2015) - Hers

9. Im Lauf der Zeit/Kings of the Road (1976) - Wenders
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10. Vargtimmen/Hour of the Wolf (1968) - Bergman