Countdown to 2020: 2019 Movies

Well, I really stepped up my game this year. Last year I saw 5 movies, a new low, and that was with the streaming movies. This year I saw 15 movies in theaters! I’m really proud of myself for seeing more films and also proud of the movie industry for making and re-showing more films I want to see.

Terminator: Dark Fate

I saw 12 new movies in the theater. 5 were big releases, and 1 of those was with my company as a field trip. 1 was at a film festival, 1 was at Comic Con, 3 were at Film Forum, 1 was at the IFC Center, and 1 was at the Quad Cinema. I also saw 3 older films in the theaters: 1 at Film Forum, 1 at the Walter Reade Theater, and 1 at the IFC. Totals for theaters: 4 films at Film Forum, 2 films at the IFC Center, 1 film at the Quad Cinema, 1 film at the Walter Reade Theater, 1 film at Comic Con, 1 film at the Regal 42nd Street, 1 film at the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College, 1 film at Battery Park, 1 film at Harlem’s Magic Johnson, 1 film at AMC 34th Street , and 1 film at the Ambler Theater in Ambler, PA.  I saw all but one of these movies for the first time.

My rating system uses stars and equates as follows: 1=bad, 2=ok 3=really good 4=great.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

My favorite new movies (4 stars) this year were:
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
Terminator: Dark Fate
Little Women

Runners up (3.5 stars):
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Jay Myself

My favorite old movie I saw for the first time:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

My favorite old movies I loved seeing again:
The Big Lebowski

The (Not-So) Big List:
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse****
Out of Blue (Athena Film Festival)**
The Big Lebowski (Film Forum)***1/2
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (IFC)****
Jay Myself (Film Forum)***1/2
Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles (Quad)**1/2
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Film Forum)***1/2
Nashville (Walter Reade)***1/2
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Film Forum)***1/2
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines (Comic Con)***
Fleabag (IFC)***
Terminator: Dark Fate****
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood***
Little Women****

I also saw 12 movies via DVD/Streaming this year.

Sleepyaway Camp
Sleepaway Camp II
Iron Man
The Hulk
The Music Man
Iron Man 2
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Hannah and Her Sisters (twice)

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