Best Features 2019 – Supplemental

For those of you interested in a deeper dive, here are supplemental materials for the films on my top-10 list.




The Irishman


Little Women

I definitely don’t understand how Greta Gerwig didn’t get an Oscar nomination for Best Director. She certainly deserved one.


Marriage Story

Below is a clip of a key scene in the film. (This comes with a SPOILER ALERT for those who have not yet seen Marriage Story.) Can you imagine having to do multiple takes of a scene like this? I know it’s called “acting,” but something this emotionally raw would have to take something out of you. I know I felt wrung out just watching it.



I saw 1917 again recently, this time on an IMAX screen, and was even more impressed. While I still don’t think it’s the best of last year’s features, I won’t have a problem if it wins the Best Picture Academy Award.


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Previously posted supplemental materials for this film can be accessed here.


Pain and Glory




Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Uncut Gems


That’s all for now. Best Documentaries and Best TV yet to come. — Ted Hicks




About Ted Hicks

Iowa farm boy; have lived in NYC for 40 years; worked in motion picture labs, film/video distribution, subtitling, media-awards program; obsessive film-goer all my life.
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3 Responses to Best Features 2019 – Supplemental

  1. David M fromm says:

    Terrific 1

  2. Vic Losick says:

    Pretty pushy questioner in the opening flilm clip of Kent Jones. Tansistions?!

  3. Ted Hicks says:

    Yeah, that guy should have been ejected as soon as he opened his mouth. No, wait, that was me! I’m always surprised when I hear myself and it sounds like I know what I’m talking about (to me, anyway).

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