It was another great year for movies, where we were blessed by new classics from beloved auteurs and new works of genius from fresh faces. Where sophomore efforts turned out to be magnificent titles in their own right. And, perhaps most interesting of all, where multiple movies conveyed a similar, and timely, “eat the rich” motto. My name is Chris Evangelista, and I approve this message. These are the 10 best movies of 2019, according to me.
Now Stream This: ‘The Irishman’, ‘The Report’, ‘Us’, ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’, ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ and More
Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Hello, streamers! The end of the year is almost upon us, and there’s a surprisingly great group of movies available to stream right this second. Since we’re now in full-blown holiday season mode, I included one or two Christmas-themed films to help get you in the spirit. Beyond that, you’ll find three of the best movies of this year, a Disney classic that’s only gotten better with age, some great Greta Gerwig content, and more. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
The Morning Watch: ‘Black Widow’ Trailer Easter Eggs and Clues, ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Recap & More
Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 by Ethan Anderton
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, check out some Black Widow trailer Easter eggs and clues teasing certain story elements in the upcoming Marvel Studios movie. Plus get a recap of the first two seasons of Amazon’s series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before the third season premieres this weekend, and watch Charlize Theron and Adam Driver interview each other. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
The Report is one of the best movies of 2019, and I urge you to seek it out – be it in theaters, or when the film hits Amazon Prime Video soon after. In honor of the film’s impending release, we’re debuting an exclusive cut from David Wingo‘s The Report soundtrack. The movie tells the true story of Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver), who begins to look into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program following 9/11. Listen to The Report soundtrack exclusive below.
Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
I saw The Report more than half-a-year ago at Sundance, and yet the movie has lingered with me ever since. It’s a powerful political drama/thriller, and it features what might just be the best performance of Adam Driver‘s career. Driver has quickly risen to be an actor worth paying attention to, and his work in this year’s Marriage Story is phenomenal.
But his performance in The Report is even better. And he still has Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on the way. In short, Adam Driver is having a good year. The Report tells the true story of an investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program following 9/11, and all the dark facts dredged up in the process. Watch the latest The Report trailer below.
Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
The Report is one of the best movies of 2019, and the first trailer for the political thriller is finally here. Based on a true story, The Report stars Adam Driver as Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, who was put in charge of investigating the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. That investigation resulted in Jones uncovering a deliberate cover-up intended to hide and obscure torture. Watch The Report trailer below.
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 Francisco, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Wild 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.
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Vice and The Report are among the first films to truly look back at the Bush years with a severe and critical eye..)
Adam McKay‘s Vice and Scott Z. Burns‘ Sundance film The Report both hold a microscope up to the actions of the Bush Administration, in very different ways. But both The Report and Vice arrive at the same conclusion: we’re doomed to repeat our mistakes, even after we’ve studied them. Read More »
‘The Report’ Review: Adam Driver Impresses in a Quiet, Boiling Political Thriller That Will Infuriate You [Sundance]
Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 by Ethan Anderton
Scott Z. Burns has plenty of Hollywood experience as the writer of The Bourne Ultimatum, Side Effects, Contagion and The Informant. With his feature directorial debut The Report, one of our most anticipated titles of Sundance this year, the filmmaker shows that he’s picked up a step or two from directors Paul Greengrass and Steven Soderbergh. The result is a quiet but boiling political thriller that explores the infuriating and ethically questionable enhanced interrogation tactics employed by the CIA following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Read More »