In no particular order and #NoSpoilers
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What is to not love about this film?? It's hysterical and charming and beautifully plays on the tropes of the coming-of-age/high school genre but fleshes out what would otherwise be stock characters into fully-formed peeps.
I didn't think that Jordon Peele would be able to better the unbelievably awesome Get Out... and he didn't but Us is just as good. It perfectly balances horror and comedy and has a flawless cast! I still have questions about the plot but that's on me as I struggle to let things go (What did Bill Murray whisper to Scarlett Johansson at the end of Lost in Translation???).
3. Blue Jay
This is 100% a cheat as Blue Jay actually came out in 2016 BUT I only watched it this year and it's my blog and I'll do what I want. Holy moly, I loved this film - classic Duplass Brothers, shoe-gazing beauty! I have recommended this to anyone who will listen. Like a lot of the films I love, not a lot "happens" but, hoochymama-show-your-nana, it's a rollercoaster!!
4. Long shot
What a surprise this was! I went to watch this on a whim of boredom and came out of the cinema SO HAPPY. Sure, it helps that Charlize Theron may be the perfect human being and I'm just happy to watch her for a couple of hours, but the rest of the cast are also super charming. The set pieces are hysterical. The soundtrack is boss. The message is sweet. Such a lovely little gem of a film.
5. Spider-Man: Far from home
Obviously, there's no way I would not have an MCU on this list (so it was either this or Endgame) but Spider-Man: Far From Home has earned it's place on this list. More of an ensemble piece than the previous Spider-Man romp, Tom Holland has upped his game and the little web-head pocket of the universe has been fleshed out. Worth a watch for the post-credit seen alone!
Gary will be performing his brand new stand up comedy show The Greatest Superhero Movie Never Made will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019!