As the 2010’s have officially come to an end, I will be looking back at each cinematic year to give a personal decade retrospective of the best movies and performances of each year. I will break down my Top 10 movies of each year, along with my favorite performances from that year. I will also be listing my favorite’s from each genre, like Best Animated Movie and Best Action Movie, as well as best of the technical aspects, like Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay. This will all culminate into my picks for the best movies and performances of the decade.
*Rankings of movies and performances are numbered from 1-5, with 1 being the best movie/performance.
*Gifs for each category are not specifically of the “winners” of each category, just one of the nominees.
THE YEAR: 2019
2010’s ended on a high note, as 2019 was a pretty great year for movies. Where this year had a lack of truly great blockbusters, it was a great year for ambition from filmmakers both old and young. Veteran filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, James Mangold, Rian Johnson, and Bong Joon-Ho gave us some career-best work, while up-and-comers like Lulu Wang, Ari Aster, The Safdie Brothers, Marielle Heller, and Jordan Peele proved they were forces to reckoned with and some of the most exciting voices going into a new decade.
2019 was also the best year for Kevflix to date. It was a year where I finally got comfortable with my own voice and how I write my reviews. I hit a career high in viewership, was approved for more film festivals, and got accepted into the Online Film & Television Association, another nation-wide critics group that I am honored to be a part of. I now go into the new decade with new motivation to give you the best content that I can give you so that Kevflix can make as big of an impact on the film world that it possibly can. I thank you all for your support!
Here are my picks for the best movies and performances of 2019.
- THE IRISHMAN (Martin Scorsese)
- AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Anthony and Joe Russo)
- UNCUT GEMS (Josh and Benny Safdie)
- ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (Quentin Tarantino)
- PARASITE (Bong Joon-Ho)
- THE FAREWELL (Lulu Wang)
- FORD V FERRARI (James Mangold)
- MIDSOMMAR (Ari Aster)
- KNIVES OUT (Rian Johnson)
- AD ASTRA (James Gray)
- Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
- Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems
- Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite
- Lulu Wang, The Farewell
- Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
- Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
- Adam Driver, Marriage Story
- Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
- Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is my Name
- Robert De Niro, The Irishman
- Lupita Nyong’o, Us
- Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
- Awkwafina, The Farewell
- Florence Pugh, Midsommar
- Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
- Joe Pesci, The Irishman
- Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
- Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
- Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
- Aldis Hodge, Clemency
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
- Tilda Swinton, The Souvenir
- Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
- Shuzhen Zhao, The Farewell
- Florence Pugh, Little Women
- Zoey Deutch, Zombieland: Double Tap
OTHER BESTS OF 2019
BEST ANIMATED MOVIE – TOY STORY 4
- Runner Up – Missing Link
BEST ACTION MOVIE – JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM
- Runner Up – Triple Frontier
BEST COMEDY – ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD
- Runner Up – Booksmart
BEST HORROR MOVIE – MIDSOMMAR
- Runner Up – Us
BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE – AVENGERS: ENDGAME
- Runner Up – Shazam!
BEST DOCUMENTARY – COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD
- Runner Up – Apollo 11
BEST MOVIE NOBODY SAW – THE SOUVENIR
- Runner Up – Her Smell
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – 1917
- Runner Up – Portrait of a Lady on Fire
BEST EDITING – THE IRISHMAN
- Runner Up – Uncut Gems
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – AD ASTRA
- Runner Up – 1917
BEST SCORE – US
- Runner Up – 1917
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – KNIVES OUT
- Runner Up – Parasite
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – THE IRISHMAN
- Runner Up – Little Women
And that’s all, folks.
Check out the best of 2010 right HERE.
Check out the best of 2011 right HERE.
Check out the best of 2012 right HERE.
Check out the best of 2013 right HERE.
Check out the best of 2014 right HERE.
Check out the best of 2015 right HERE.
Check out the best of 2016 right HERE.
Check out the best of 2017 right HERE.
Check out the best of 2018 right HERE.
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