5. Rocketman - https://raybeard.blogspot.com/2019/06/film-rocketman.html
Caught me by surprise, this did. Though I also liked 'Bohemian Rhapsody', when it came to hitting the target dead centre this one was it.
Unfairly overlooked at the time, or, if not, mystifyingly unappreciated. Boy, I sure did find this tale of woman/woman stalking spooky and unnerving.
3. Knives Out https://raybeard.blogspot.com/2019/12/film-knives-out_2.html
A contemporary take on 'Cluedo' to keep one guessing with a cast to die for. Just plain good fun.
2. If Beale Street Could Talk https://raybeard.blogspot.com/2019/02/film-if-beale-street-could-talk.html
Another one given scant attention when it came out in Feb. Glorious rendition of James Baldwin novel, I finding it haunting and unforgettable.
..........and the top 'prize' goes to -
1. Dolor y Gloria / Pain and Glory https://raybeard.blogspot.com/2019/09/film-dolor-y-gloria-pain-and-glory.html
No question but that Pedro Almodovar takes the crown this year with this piece of autobiography. The man just keeps getting better and better. I assume he can't help it.✌
........and not forgetting my personal Godawful worst of the year, it gives me huge pleasure to dole the award out to ........
A tawdry tale of two teenage girls deciding to spend a few hours really living! - as though anyone could care! Probably the film where I most wanted to get a refund on my ticket.
So, until 12 months hence -
Wishing each and every one of you - plus the others - a better 2020 than 2019 was - which, in my case, it doesn't have to strive very hard to be.
That's all for now, folks!