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2019: RR’s Top Movies

With each passing year, ranking my top 10 movies becomes increasingly more difficult thanks to ever-improving standards in filmmaking. 2019 was the year that gave us Avengers: Endgame and other high profile movies; you won’t be forgotten in a a hurry.

In no particular order, here are the most enjoyable movies of 2019


1 Avengers: Endgame

2 Joker

3 Marriage Story

4 The Irishman

5 The Farewell

6 Ready or Not

7 Crawl

8 Dolemite is my Name

9 Toy Story 4

10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco


Honorable mentions: Us, The Lighthouse, Knives Out, Hustlers, Parasite, Booksmart, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

2019: RR’s Top Netflix Movies

Since it first delved into producing original contents in 2013 with the premiere of House of Cards, Netflix has helped redefine the way movies people consume movies and TV shows. With one of the most diverse catalogue of any studio/service, Netflix hasn’t relented in its resolve to keep providing something for everyone, irrespective of labels.

This year, the streaming giants took things a step further with the release of Martin Scorcese’s The Irishman, a vastly unprecedented move that’s sure to further redefine how movies are released and consumed. Like my friend Magnus would say, paraphrased, the age of cinema might just be over.

The downside to a lot of content (both good and bad) is that it becomes increasingly more difficult to keep up. So, if by some miracle you’re hoping to dive into the new year binge-watching something worthy, this ranking should help with that.
In the order of my previous ratings, here is a list of what I think are the top 10 Netflix movies of 2019


1. The Irishman 4/5

Martin Scorcese helped bring Robert Deniro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci under one movie roof again, for which we’re grateful.


2. Marriage Story 4/5

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver greatly shine in this intend story about love and divorce, no wonder award buzzes are really going off.


3. Dolemite is my Name

It felt so good to see Eddie Murphy back in action.


4. The Two Popes 3.5/5

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce are two well-respected legends; so I they’ve got a story to tell about the Vatican, we listen.


5. Klaus 3.5/5

If you’ve ever wondered where Santa came from, this movie tries to provide answers.


6. Murder Mystery 3/5

Before Jennifer Aniston capped-off 2019 with her phenomenal role on The Morning Show as Alex Levy, there was this inane comedy with Adam Sandler.


7. El Camino 3/5

Who’d ever say no to more details on what happened to Jesse after his tryst with Walter White? Not me.


8. The King 3/5

Ambitious and murderous Timothee Chamalet was something I never knew I needed until I saw this.


9. Extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile 3/5

Even though it’s difficult for some people to look past his High School Musical days, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to deny Zac Efron is evolving into more mature roles. That’s a good thing.


10. Someone Great 3/5

Break ups are painful. This movie doesn’t shy away from the topic.


Some honorable mentions: 6 Underground, Velvet Buzzsaw, and The boy who harnessed the wind.

Rinzy Reviews ‘Dolemite is My Name’ (2019)

Release Date: October 25

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Keegan Michael-Key, Mike Epps, Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock, Da’vine Joy Randolph, et al


At its core, ‘Dolemite is my name‘ is a story about resilience. One of those movies to reiterate the age-old lesson that you can be anything you want to be, as long as you put your mind to it.

Eddie Murphy isn’t a living legend for nothing, he still got the charm. Rudy Ray Moore (aka Dolemite) won’t be remembered as one of his most iconic roles but it won’t be easily forgotten either.

Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore

Netflix has an Oscar contender in hand. Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipe put up some of this movie’s best performances, so they’ve got a fair shot at clinching the statue for Best Actor. The costumer, too, does a great job, and so does the screenwriter. Powerful stuff before and behind the camera.

In a way, Dolemite Is My Name risks being compared to 2017’s Disaster Artiste. Both movies tell the story behind the making of two movies with some of Hollywood’s greatest cult followings. But in many ways, they’re different, with the former inching towards the finish line. This doesn’t completely exonerate Dolemite Is My Name from all appraisals, it does have its issues, particularly its pacing. Most events happening are breezed through with such haste, you could pretend they didn’t happen and it still won’t hurt the way you feel about the movie, generally. It would’ve helped if we could care more about the supporting characters. The families behind the people behind Dolemite. And obvious resistance black people trying to break into a predominantly white industry yould have passed through.

Dolemite Is My Name (DIMN) is filthy, no doubt about that. There’s strong use of language and repeated depiction of violence and nudity. This obviously isn’t a movie for kids.

CAVEAT

Don’t get too excited about this movie and go see the 1975 Dolemite movie. You might hate yourself for it.


Directed By: Criag Brewer

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5