Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of 2019

Ben Pearson's Top 10 Movies of 2019

After a rough start, 2019 ended up being a terrific year for film. Several movies which didn’t make my personal list – films like Marriage Story, Toy Story 4, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Us, Apollo 11, One Cut of the Dead, Uncut Gems, etc. – could easily constitute a separate lineup teeming with its own memorable moments. But, as the saying goes, though there are many [lists] like it, this one is mine. Here are my favorite films of last year.
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The 20 Best Movie Posters of the Decade

Best Movie Posters of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

While movie posters seem to get worse every year, there’s still artwork released every year to promote movies that blows us away. The best ones are illustrated, but sometimes Photoshop jobs can turn out pretty well, too. And now that we’ve reached the end of the decade, there’s no better time to look back at some of the best movie posters released over the years. Below, I’ve rounded up what I think are the 20 Best Movie Posters of the Decade. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now Booksmart

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

A long holiday weekend is just around the corner, folks. You know what that means: stuffing your face with carbs. Also: watching movies. But where to start? There are so many options now, thanks to the wild world of streaming. And to complicate matters even more, there are new streaming services popping-up every week! For instance: for the first time ever, Disney+ is featured in this column. But don’t fret: I’m here to help guide you. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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New Blu-ray Releases Aladdin

It’s that time again! Looking for physical media to augment the wild, ever-expanding world of streaming material? Then you’ve come to the right place my friends. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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booksmart team

Olivia Wilde and Katie Silberman, who both worked together on this year’s critically acclaimed and altogether wonderful Booksmart, are getting together again. The duo will create an untitled holiday comedy for Universal, and while there are absolutely zero details about the project, we’re such fans of Booksmart around here that we’re still excited. These talented people don’t need me to tell them how to do their jobs, but if they’re taking suggestions, I recommend making this a sequel with the same cast called A Very Booksmart Christmas.

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Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 So Far

Ben Pearson's Top 10 Movies of 2019

2019 has not exactly been a banner year for mainstream American films. I still have plenty of foreign titles to catch up on before the year ends, and thankfully I caught a few worthwhile indies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to make this list a bit more interesting that it would have been otherwise. Here are my Top 10 movies of 2019 so far, with every title except one having already been released in U.S. theaters during the first half of the year (the one that hasn’t is currently slated for release this fall). Read More »

Hoai-Tran Bui’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 So Far

top 10 movies of 2019 so far

The first half of 2019 is simultaneously the longest stretch of time I’ve experienced, and the shortest. The longest because the current political climate only worsens, and the shortest because I haven’t had the time to see nearly all the movies I wanted to see. Films like The Farewell, Parasite, Her Smell, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, An Elephant Sitting Still, and The Report evaded me before I sat down to write my best movies of 2019 list, but there are still plenty of great films to distract us — or perhaps remind us — of our most troubling real-life problems.

Here are my top 10 movies of 2019 so far.

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best film of 2019

We’re still several months away from the next awards season ramping up, but this past weekend, members of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society voted to determine the winners of several mid-year movie-related categories, including the best film of 2019 thus far. That prize ultimately went to Olivia Wilde‘s debut feature film Booksmart (a great pick!), and you can read on to find out who won Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Most Anticipated Film for the Second Half of 2019, and more.  Read More »

best movies of 2019 so far

Believe it or not, the surreal nightmare that is 2019 is half over. As we head into the latter half of the year, it’s time to look back at the 10 best movies of 2019 so far. This year was off to a slow start, and some of the films on my list aren’t even out yet – I was lucky enough to catch them at the Sundance Film Festival. There are also a handful of currently playing films I’ve heard great things about, but have yet to see – The Last Black Man in San FranciscoLong Day’s Journey into NightWild Rose. I’ll catch up with them before the year is out, but for now, here are the 10 movies that I enjoyed the most this year so far.

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Best Movies of 2019 So Far

We’ve officially hit the midpoint of 2019, and that means it’s time to take stock of the year’s best movies so far. This summer has been mostly unremarkable, with a few glimmers of greatness here and there, but thankfully, the rest of the year has offered some gems worth gushing about. Honestly though, most of the great movies this year, at least for my personal list, come courtesy of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and thankfully, they’ll be on the way to theaters soon enough.

Below, find out my list of the 10 best movies of 2019 so far. Read More »