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I watched 44 movies in 2019 that were first made available to general U.S. audiences in 2019. Links to my reviews where available. Your thoughts are welcome as well.

1. Booksmart

2. Cold Pursuit

3. Best of Enemies

4. Tolkien

5. The Art of Self-Defense

6. Don’t Let Go

7. The Art of Racing in the Rain

8. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

9. Where’d You Go, Bernadette

10. Family

11. Astronaut

12. American Woman (the Sienna Miller one)

13. Driven

14. Good Boys

15. The Dead Don’t Die

16. The Hummingbird Project

17. The Kitchen

18. The Sun Is Also a Star

19. Replicas

20. The Mustang

21. Backdraft 2

22. The Vanishing

23. Captive State

24. Serenity

25. Stockholm

26. Breakthrough

27. A Vigilante

28. The Poison Rose

29. Fighting with My Family

30. Long Shot

31. Gloria Bell

32. Great, Great, Great

33. A Dog’s Way Home

34. The Untold Story

35. What Men Want

36. Escape Plan: The Extractors

37. The Weekend

38. Can You Keep a Secret?

39. Killers Anonymous

40. Drunk Parents

41. Corporate Animals

42. The Outsider

43. The Brawler

44. Benjamin


You know how some of those true crime TV shows do cheesy reenactments? The ones where they film these low-budget scenes with obscure actors who sort of look like the people involved? The ones that make you wish you were watching an actual documentary instead of a docudrama? OK, so take the story of Chuck Wepner, the journeyman boxer who went toe-to-toe with Muhammed Ali and “inspired” Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa character, and turn it into one of those cheesy docudramas. Oh, wait – “The Brawler” (2019) already did. It’s not terrible, it’s just cheesy, but with a cameo by Paulie.