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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 ‘Murder Mystery’ (2019)

Release Date: June 14

Network: Netflix

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, et al.

***

Murder Mystery sounds a bit cheesy in the mouth. The name gives it away as a movie overflowing with detective works. And that’s exactly what it is. Add the fact that it’s also an adventurous comedy, and you’ve got yourself one entertaining movie.

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler make the best pair. Their chemistry is effortless, and is easily the best part of this movie.

Nick and Audrey Spitz have been married for 15 years, and finally decide to go on their long overdue honeymoon. They find themselves thrown into the middle of a large, influential family’s drama when the partriach is murdered mid-sea. They’ve got to find a way to clear their names else try risk spending the rest of their lives in jail.

Let’s review the facts…

This mildly entertaining movie attempts to spoof old time murder mysteries. It’s like bringing Murder on an Orient Express and intensely stupifying it for the purpose of entertainment. For the most part it works simply because it doesn’t take itself serious in the slightest bit. The reveal of the murderer isn’t quite as intense as a murder plot should’ve been, but the movie never did take itself seriously to consider the importance or lack thereof.

Some of the scenes are cliche, but they got laughing, which I believe is what’s really important.

The movie boasts a lot of beautiful sceneries -the plane’s VIP lounge, the yacht, and streets of Spain- all of which keeps things bright and hopeful, working in its favor.

Directed by: Kyle Newacheck

Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5