Monday, January 20, 2020 - 4:58pm
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Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Endgame”) has had many successful movies over the years, despite personal difficulties that have arisen over the course of his career. Movies that he’s starred in, like “Iron Man,” “Zodiac” and “Chaplin,” are legendary pieces of work. Unfortunately, “Dolittle,” in which he plays the titular character, is not one of those stellar films that will go down in history. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:37pm
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This 2019 awards race might have one of the most crowded acting fields in recent years. Last year delivered so many impressive performances that many of them were either snubbed from nominations or will lose to someone we find unfavorable. So here, we did our best to highlight the best performances of 2019. (They’re all more compelling than Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker,” so feel free to turn off the TV when he accepts his Oscar.) — Anish Tamhaney, Daily Film Editor

 

Best Actresses

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:30pm
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Every year, we search curiously for movies we love. Often, we miss. I find that I am insufferably dour when it comes to deciding if a given year is a good year for movies up until the very last month, when the Oscar-eligible films come rushing in like the downpour after a drought. This year, we found movies we adored, and we honored some of them here. And when “Joker” wins best picture in February I will only hold this list closer. 

 Anish Tamhaney, Daily Film Editor

10. Uncut Gems

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 3:07pm
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I think the phrase “lightning in a bottle” is overused. So, know that when I call Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” lightning in a bottle, understand that I mean it in the most life-altering, soul-affirming way. “Little Women” is a rush of wonder and youth, containing a kind of emotional depth that I search for in every movie. To boil its infectious and unforgettable zeal down to a single moment would do injustice do its living, breathing charm. So instead, we wrote about several moments. Ones that made us cry, or laugh or simply stare in wonder at the screen. Our favorite moments.

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 2:12pm
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A number of movies could have quote-along showings with packed theaters full of diehard fans following along to every line of the film. But, from my experience, most of those aforementioned movies are part of some epic saga or franchise that has a hardcore fanbase — “The Avengers,” “Star Wars" and other major movie franchises. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:56pm
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“1917” shows that war isn’t celebratory, necessary or heroic. It’s total apocalypse.

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:51am
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In my memory, Winter Break 2019 will always be defined by “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” While I watched some (far superior) movies like “Little Women” and “Knives Out” during this holiday season, my brain still can’t let “Skywalker” go. 

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 4:57pm
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“Honey Boy” is a riveting dialogue between past and present, between violence and trauma.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 4:33pm
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“Knives Out” isn’t what it claims to be, so don’t be disappointed when it’s different from what you expected.

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 7:16pm
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The tormented female protagonist has existed almost as long as horror has, with ‘Scream Queens’ like Ann Darrow in 1933’s “King Kong” shrieking their way through the plot, a stereotype that transformed into the ‘Final Girl’ through the decades.