2019 Movies: Miscellaneous Honorifics

To officially launch my recap of 2019 in film, here’s a grab bag of cinematic honors that fail to fit within any of the themed lists to come:


SEX SCENE(S)

1. High Life — Juliette Binoche Matriarchal Ritual

2. Our Time Closet Banging

3. The Lighthouse One-Eyed Sailor

4. Midsommar Ritual

5. Climax — Demonic Psychedelic Rave Orgy

6. Knife + HeartAll

7. Queen & SlimConcreation

8. The Chambermaid Window Washing

9. Chained for LifeSound Mix

10. A Matthew McConaughey Double FeatureThe Beach Bum (Conversational Cunnilingus) & Serenity (Thrust-free Cumming)

11. Long ShotSimultaneous Premature Orgasm

12. ParasiteClockwise

13. Aniara x3 — Tonguey Makeout into Turned Gender Tables / Vigorous Fingerbang / Ritual Ceremony

14. The Souvenir — Intimacy?

15. In FabricMannequin

16. The Third WifePost-Cunnilingus Juicy Make-Out

17. SauvageAll

18. End of the Century Rough Realism

19. Under the Silver LakeRear Window Everywhere, Even in the Bedroom

20. This Is Not Berlin — Sex Sounds

21. Pasolini — Thrusting

22. My Days of MercyCelebrities


COLORS
  1. Pain and Glory
  2. The Beach Bum
  3. Black Mother
  4. Uncut Gems
  5. Ad Astra
  6. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  7. The Laundromat
  8. Midsommar
  9. Under the Silver Lake
  10. Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
  11. Climax
  12. The Third Wife
  13. The Souvenir
  14. Asako I & II
  15. Luz
  16. Chained for Life
  17. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  18. Rafiki
  19. Waves
  20. Invisible Life
  21. 6 Underground
  22. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  23. The Art of Self-Defense
    • Muted colors are still a color-related choice!
  24. Isn’t It Romantic
    • That Nancy Meyers aesthetic.
  25. Midnight Family

GORE
  1. Midsommar
  2. Rambo: Last Blood
  3. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  4. 6 Underground
  5. Hellboy
  6. Slaughterhouse Rulez
  7. Brightburn
  8. The Dead Don’t Die
  9. Child’s Play

LIGHTING
  1. The Lighthouse
  2. Ad Astra
  3. All Is True
  4. Little Women
  5. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  6. Marriage Story
  7. The Irishman
  8. Midsommar
  9. The Nightingale 
  10. Richard Jewell
  11. A Hidden Life
  12. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

TITLE

My favorite titles fall into one of three categories:

  1. Titles In Themselves
    • No matter their connection to the content of the movie, these titles immediately catch the eye.
  2. Titles in Relation to the Movie
    • These titles may not be impressive on their own, but they in some way enlighten an element (preferably elementS, emphasis on the plural) of the movie that audiences may not have contemplated otherwise.
  3. A Combination of the Two
    • Too straightforward to need an explanation.

In Themselves

  1. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot
  2. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  3. Sea Of Shadows
    • SOS!
  4. Satanic Panic
  5. Cassandro, the Exotico!
    • The exclamation mark!
  6. David Crosby: Remember My Name
    • It’s in conversation with the title of his famous solo album…

In Relation to the Movie

  1. The Souvenir
  2. The Image Book
  3. Our Time
  4. Chained for Life
  5. Parasite
  6. The Laundromat
  7. Synonyms
  8. Les Misérables
  9. Midnight Traveler
  10. Wild Nights with Emily
  11. Queen & Slim
  12. The Lighthouse
  13. Marriage Story
  14. The Nightingale
  15. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
  16. Relaxer
  17. Non-Fiction
  18. By the Grace of God
  19. One Cut of the Dead
  20. Framing John DeLorean
  21. Charlie Says
  22. Where’s My Roy Cohn?
  23. End of the Century
  24. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  25. Pain and Glory
  26. Always in Season
  27. Climax
  28. Too Late to Die Young
  29. Everybody Knows
  30. Styx 
  31. Screwball
  32. Never Grow Old
    • A recommendation, a prediction, or a threat?
  33. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  34. The Biggest Little Farm
  35. Working Woman
  36. Braid
  37. Woman at War
  38. Fighting with My Family
  39. Jay Myself
    • “Myself” sounds an awful lot like “Maisel”
  40. Angel Has Fallen
  41. A Score to Settle
  42. Breakthrough

Both

  1. Her Smell
  2. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians
  3. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
  4. Uncut Gems
  5. The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  6. Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
  7. The Dead Don’t Die
  8. Under the Silver Lake
  9. Varda by Agnès
  10. Island of the Hungry Ghosts
  11. Dragged Across Concrete
  12. The Death of Dick Long
  13. Ash Is Purest White
  14. Giant Little Ones 
  15. The Current War: Director’s Cut
  16. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
  17. Happy Death Day 2U
  18. Lucy in the Sky
  19. Them That Follow
  20. What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?
  21. Hail Satan?
    • The question mark!
  22. Ad Astra

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