Shorts are an integral part of the film ecosystem that’s much too often overlooked or dismissed. 2019 offered multiple great ones of all genres, budget sizes, from well-known directors and total beginners alike. The following list presents a few attention deserving films, most of which are available for everyone eitherContinue Reading

Great music videos were few and far between this year, despite the plethora of fantastic albums. That said, 2019 had a hard task following last year, which saw Apeshit and This Is America, both of which could compete for video of the decade. After shifting through tons of material, IContinue Reading

Honeyland

There’s no doubt that 2019 has been a special year for documentary films. More people are watching documentaries nowadays thanks to their availability on streaming platforms. Filmmakers are continuing the important political tradition of documentary films to make insightful critiques of state powers. 2019 highlighted the particular power and realmContinue Reading

We’ve seen it with The Goldfinch and The King; Director/actor Edward Norton’s latest film proves that 2019 really isn’t the year for book-to-film adaptations with a runtime over 140 minutes.  Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective, is anything but normal. He twitches uncontrollably, says random things, and his headContinue Reading

Leave your politics at home; this Palestinian film doesn’t ask you to have an opinion on the conflict. All it wants for the world is merely to watch.  In It Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman finds witty parallels between his home and the rest of the world. The film isContinue Reading

Audiences are bound to notice similarities between this film and last year’s Outlaw King or Kingdom of Heaven, as well as multiple parallels to the style and structure of Game of Thrones. Unlike the aforementioned, this medieval epic doesn’t hold its sword proudly, rather limping like a wounded soldier seeminglyContinue Reading