Welcome to the Friday Five, the brain child of Fancy Boys Club creator Brandon Andreasen. Each week, we will give four questions and a top five list for all the Fancy Boys contributors to tell stories and give horrible top five lists for.
This week, with the Oscar nominations having been released, we thought we would ask our writers questions about their favorite movies and movie-related activities. Feel free to make your own lists in the comments. Let’s get to it!
(AUTHOR/EDITOR NOTE: This is my personal list of my favorite movies in 2019. Expect an official FBC list in January.)
2019 was a great year in film. But also a weird year. For starters, it’s weird how great this year was.
Let me explain.
This year saw a lot of amazing films made by a lot of amazing filmmakers. Some of the best directors making movies today came to the plate swinging hard. Hell, Martin Scorcese made two films this year, both for Netflix. But none of them made their best film, and it seems like because of this, this year would seem like the ultimate runner-up in movie years.
And yet, this isn’t the case. In fact, this may be the best year of film in the 2010’s. It was filled with rich stories and amazing characters and bold filmmakers willing to take chances to sometimes ask the hard questions and sometimes just take us to places we wish we could be.
I saw 70 films this year, but by no means is this list complete. I still need to catch up with Uncut Gems and Ad Astra and The Lighthouse and a bunch of other films which I have been assured that I would love by people whom I respect. I hope to catch up with them before the official FBC list is made. However, at some point, you just have to stop watching movies and your list is your list.
With the release of Todd Phillip’s highly anticipated Joker, Fancy Boys David Vox Mullen & Matt Drufke decided to go back and take a peak at what the Detective Comics Films Universe (DCFU) has given us in the last six years. These films have had mixed results, both in the box office and in critical acclaim. The boys roll up their sleeves, straighten their capes, and dive in.
With fall in full swing, we’re headed into the last quarter of this year… and this decade. This is the last chance for studios to get their films out to have them get Oscar consideration and to make the lists of all the critics whom they undoubtedly hate. What are the films I’m most looking forward to? Let’s count them down:
September is here. Labor Day has passed. The kids are back in school. This marks the end of the summer movie season, that beautiful period from May through August when the major movie studios only care about one thing: making that sweet, sweet, sweeeeeeeeeet paper. You want remakes? THEY WILL GIVE YOU REMAKES! You want sequels? THEY WILL GIVE YOU SEQUELS! You want compelling Oscar-worthy think pieces? FUCK OFF! THEY ARE TOO BUSY GIVING YOU REMAKES AND SEQUELS!