For the past year, I was an AMC A-Lister paying $23.95/month for the privilege to see up to three movies a week. Some weeks I maxed that privilege out. Heated seats, recliners, free popcorn rewards. Unlike fallen competitor MoviePass, I was allowed to see the same movies more than once. It was a great year! Below are my favorites from 2019. I highly recommend reading movie screenplays to learn more about the direction and better understand the characters, the intentions, the choices. You pick up on small but meaningful details when you watch the movie next.
I would also include the epic Once Upon A Time In…Hollywood on this list, however Mr. Tarantino is notoriously secretive about his scripts and it has not been been released nor leaked yet. I also wish I could find Peanut Butter Falcon to read. A joy to watch.
Smack-dab in the middle of awards season, now is a good time to review some of this year’s best written movies.