Save Yourselves!(Alex H. Fischer & Eleanor Wilson)
The Invisible Man(Leigh Whannell)
On the Record(Kirby Dick & Amy Ziering)
I'm Thinking of Ending Things(Charlie Kaufman)
Da 5 Bloods(Spike Lee)
Palm Springs(Max Barbakow)
Additional 2019 Films By Rating
Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia(various)
Beastie Boys Story(Spike Jonze)
The Salt of Tears(Philippe Garrel)
The Painter and the Thief(Benjamin Ree)
Lost Girls(Liz Garbus)
The Woman Who Ran(Hong Sang-soo)
The Calming(Song Fang)
The Devil All the Time(Antonio Campos)
Never Rarely Sometimes Always(Eliza Hittman)
Nine Days(Edson Oda)
The War With Grandpa(Tim Hill)
Love and Monsters(Michael Matthews)
The Last Thing He Wanted(Dee Rees)
Viena and The Fantomes(Gerardo Naranjo)
Rather than dramatically “unveiling” a top ten list sometime in January (as if anybody who reads this site didn’t already know what it was gonna look like), I revise the sucker as I go along. Here is what my list would look like if (god forbid) I were forced to make it today.
For archival purposes, I file everything by the year it had its world premiere. Many of these films will have been commercially released in the U.S. a year or two later, so my lists won’t always match up with other folks’ lists.
Films I haven’t yet rated on that scale are marked with if I currently think they belong in my top ten. These films are subject to being shifted around or yanked altogether at any moment, after I revisit them and they get a numeral. If a film isn’t currently in my top ten, and I haven’t yet rated it, it ain’t here. There are a whole lot of those — if you’re wondering whether or not I’ve seen the masterpiece you can’t believe I omitted, check my master list.