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Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2019


I honestly cannot believe this is the end of a decade. The 2010s have been a very transformative decade for me in almost every way possible. The one thing that has stayed with me is my love of cinema. I always have ups and downs with contemporary cinema, but this year I found several films that really spoke to me. So, as always, you can find my favorite fifteen films of the year after the cut. You can also see my whole list here.

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March 2019 in Films


March was a pretty crazy month for me. As you may have seen on Twitter, I announced that I left my job at TCM to take a job at Netflix. This meant closing down my apartment in Atlanta and getting set up in LA. It also meant I had a lot of time in my apartment – which led to an increased amount of viewing in March over February’s pitiful number. There were some new releases I had hoped to catch before the month ended that I did not make it to, but there’s always April! As always, after the cut you can see all the films I watched in March, as well as a handful of favorites.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009 (dir. Wes Anderson)


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Badger: In summation, I think you just got to not do it, man. That’s all.
Mr. Fox: I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable, but I’m gonna ignore your advice.
Badger: The cuss you are.
Mr. Fox: The cuss am I? Are you cussing with me?
Badger: No, you cussing with me?
Mr. Fox: Don’t cussing point at me!
Badger: If you’re gonna cuss with somebody, you’re not gonna cuss with me, you little cuss!
Mr. Fox: You’re not gonna cuss with me!
[Both start snarling at each other, and then settle down]
Mr. Fox: Just buy the tree.
Badger: Okay.

Movie Quote of the Day – Frances Ha, 2013 (dir. Noah Baumbach)


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Waitress: Sorry, but the card didn’t go through. Do you have another card you want to try?
Frances: Oh, shit, sorry. Um, uhh this is a debit card.
Waitress: Only credit cards or cash.
Frances: Okay. I’m so embarrassed. I’m not a real person yet.

Movie Quote of the Day – Kicking and Screaming, 1995 (dir. Noah Baumbach)


Max: I’m too nostalgic. I’ll admit it.
Skippy: We graduated four months ago. What can you possibly be nostalgic for?
Max: I’m nostalgic for conversations I had yesterday. I’ve begun reminiscing events before they even occur. I’m reminiscing this right now. I can’t go to the bar because I’ve already looked back on it in my memory. . .and I didn’t have a good time.

Movie Quote of the Day – Greenberg, 2010 (dir. Noah Baumbach)


Ivan Schrank: Birthdays are hard, man.
Roger Greenberg: It’s weird aging, right? It’s like what the fuck is going on?
Ivan Schrank: I know. Youth is wasted on the young.
Roger Greenberg: I’d go further. I’d go: Life is wasted on people.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, 2004 (dir. Wes Anderson)


Steve Zissou: Don’t point that gun at him; he’s an unpaid intern.