2019 Film Favourites

2019 Faves

It’s time for the annual sharing of the feast, otherwise described as posting one’s film favourites for the past year. Whether it was a time of abundance or deprivation is a matter of opinion.

Although reports of its demise may be premature, traditional cinema seems to have plateaued for now. Inexpensive online platforms are feeding insatiable demand while the cinema experience struggles against the tide.

Most film industry observers have their own metrics, but my quality benchmark is simple: I look at local movie offerings and all too often decide it’s not worth going out.

Despite such thoughts, there were many great films released for cinema last year. My twelve favourites for 2019 are below.

I’ve shown you mine, please show me yours.

Hoping for greater sanity across the globe in 2020!


Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Never Look Away


Official Secrets

Marriage Story

The Favourite

Sometimes, Always, Never


The Guilty

If Beale Street Could Talk

Woman at War