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Best of 2019: Writers Top 10 Films Of The Year

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George MacKay as Schofield in "1917," the new epic from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes.

Happy Oscar Day! Tonight, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences will be handing out their very best of 2019 in acting, directing, and crafts.

It’s a good day to see where the collective family of falls on the year in movies as the Academy Awards are handed out.

Clayton Davis

“1917” (Universal Pictures)
dir. Sam Mendes

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“The Two Popes” (Netflix)
dir. Fernando Meirelles

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“Parasite” (NEON)
dir. Bong Joon-ho

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“Us” (Universal Pictures)
dir. Jordan Peele

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“Waves” (A24)
dir. Trey Edward Schultz

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“Luce” (A24)
dir. Julius Onah

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. in “Luce”

“Toy Story 4” (Pixar)
dir. Josh Cooley

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“Knives Out” (Lionsgate)
dir. Rian Johnson

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Toni Collette from “Knives Out”

“The Farewell” (A24)
dir. Lulu Wang


“Joker” (Warner Bros.)
dir. Todd Phillips

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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