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Best of 2019: Writers Top 10 Films Of The Year


“Parasite” (NEON)
dir. Bong Joon-ho

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“The Irishman” (Netflix)
dir. Martin Scorsese

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“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (NEON)
dir. Céline Sciamma

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“1917” (Universal Pictures)
dir. Sam Mendes


“Little Women” (Sony Pictures)
dir. Greta Gerwig

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“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (Sony Pictures)
dir. Marielle Heller

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“The Lighthouse” (A24)
dir. Robert Eggers


“The Farewell” (A24)
dir. Lulu Wang

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“Us” (Universal Pictures)
dir. Jordan Peele

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“Waves” (A24)
dir. Trey Edward Schultz


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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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Joey Magidson

Was a hell of a year!


2019 will go down as a historic year for film, I can feel it.

1. Parasite
2. The Irishman
3. Booksmart
4. 1917
5. Knives Out
6. The Two Popes
7. Uncut Gems
8. The Farewell
9. Little Women
10. Hustlers


Finally!! I was wondering when would this be up. It’s always fun to see the staff’s favourite movies. And this was indeed a great year for film.

My own ranking:
1. The Irishman
2. 1917
3. Parasite
4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
5. Ford v Ferrari
6. The Lighthouse
7. Ad Astra
8. Uncut Gems
9. Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria)
10. Joker

It’s so strange that more than half of those were actually BP nominees at the Oscars. Doesn’t happen often for me but so glad this year it did.


The Ultimate Awards Circuit Staff Top Ten List: (where a #1 placement grants a film 10 points, a #2 placement grants a film 9 points, etc.) 1. Parasite (109 points) 2. 1917 (63 points) 3. Jojo Rabbit (52 points) 4. The Farewell (50 points) 5. Little Women (49 points) 6. Marriage Story (43 points) 7/8. Knives Out (32 points) 7/8. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (32 points) 9. Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood (31 points) 10. Booksmart (28 points) And my own Top 10 List: 1. Waves 2. Little Women 3. Booksmart 4. The Farewell 5. Parasite 6.… Read more »


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