However, in this last entry into in our Best of 2018 awards, we crown our winner of the best film of 2019.
Now all films are subjective, so our list might look completely different than yours, also we didn’t get to see every film this year which means we will be only drawing our Top 20 from the 128 films we did get to see, which you can see a list of HERE. You can also click on the banners to go to the full review.
Okay with that out of the way let dive into the first entry in our list of Best Films of 2019.
As I have gotten older I am not afraid of having a good old fashioned ugly cry in the cinemas when the time calls for it, and hell I probably got emotional just writing this list (Spoiler: I did). Sometimes they are tears of grief, sometimes they are tears of joy, and even still sometimes they are tears of anger.
Emotion is a core part of the cinema experience, and if you can’t get us to emotionally respond to your characters and/or the situation, well then I am sorry you have failed in making a good film.
So without further ado, these are the films of 2019 that emotionally wrecked us. Be warned that there will be some big spoilers ahead for the films in question. Also, you can click on the banners to go to the full review.
It was an amazing year for Australian Cinema, with each film I saw knocking it out of the park. There were intimate documentaries, films that held up a mirror to society, and those that brought the action to a new level. In this list, we will be looking more at the locally made Australian productions/co-productions and not films filmed in Australia.
So without further ado, these are the best of Australian Cinema in 2019. Be warned that there will be some big spoilers ahead for the films in question. Also, click on the banner to go to the full reviews.
TL;DR – The Australian Dream is a film that I think every Australian should watch because it holds up a mirror to Australian society and we need to be ready for what it shows.
Score – 5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
I thought when I sat down to see The
Australian Dream that I was ready for what I was going to see. I was a
fool. This might be the most important film I have seen all year because it
shines the light on an episode that many in Australia feel more than content to
sweep under the rug because to do otherwise would mean confronting our history,
our way of life, and our commitment to all Australians.
At its core The Australian Dream
tells the story of Adam Goodes former Australian of the Year and one of the best
Australian Rules Footballers (AFL) to have ever played the game. It is the
story of his life, the highs and the lows. However, it is something more than
that, it is using the biography to focus in on a problem Australia has had for
the last two-hundred odd years and that is how it has dealt with its Indigenous
people and well there is a reason that Indigenous Australians call Australia
Day, Invasion Day.