Favorites of 2019


Below are my favorites in film television, books, and music for 2019, subject to possible additions during the last two weeks of the year.

Films Released and Seen in 2019

Ford vs. Ferrari – Source: bloomberg.com

Favorite Drama

  1. Ford vs. Ferrari favorite overall motion picture for 2019
  2. El Camino
  3. The Highwaymen

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Favorite Musical or Comedy

  1. Dolomite is My Name
  2. 40 Minutes Over Maui – short
  3. Westfalia – short
  4. Always Be My Maybe
  5. Long Shot
  6. Stepdaddy – short
  7. The Dirt

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Favorite Animated

None

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Classic Films First Seen in 2019

  1. Yellow Sky (1948)
  2. Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
  3. Human Desire (1954)

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Recent Films First Seen in 2019

  1. Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018)
  2. Little Grey Bubbles (2018) – short
  3. Get Low (2009)
  4. John Wick (2014)
  5. Last Night (2010)
  6. Fracture (2007)
  7. A Dog’s Purpose (2017)
  8. Bodega (2018)

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Better Call Saul – Source: thewrap.com

TV Drama

  1. Better Call Saul
  2. The Crown
  3. Dead to Me

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Superstore – Source: charitybuzz.com

TV Comedy

  1. Superstore (NBC)
  2. AP Bio (NBC)
  3. Schitt’s Creek (Pop/Netflix)
  4. The Kids Are Alright (ABC)
  5. The Conners (ABC)

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Previous TV Shows Never Seen Before 2019

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Better Call Saul
  3. Ozark

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Books Published in 2019: fiction

None

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Source: beltpublishing.com

Books Published in 2019: non-fiction (links to Amazon provided below*)

  1. Radical Suburbs by Amanda Hurley
  2. Ears & Emprise by Andrea Krebsbach

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Previously Published Books First Read in 2019 (fiction)

  1. Platero and I by Ximenez (1956)
  2. City by Clifford Simak (2008)

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Previously Published Books First Read in 2019 (non-fiction)

  1. (tie) Travels with My Donkey by Tim Moore (2006) and Last of the Donkey Pilgrims by Kevin O’Hara (2005)
  2. The Heart of Everything That Is by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (2013)
  3. The Wisdom of Donkeys by Andy Merrifield (2008)
  4. Billy the Kid: An Autobiography by Daniel Edwards (2014)
  5. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (2015)
  6. Saving Simon by Jon Katz (2014)
  7. Spanish Colonial Tucson by Henry Dobyns (1976)
  8. My Father’s House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family by Fox Butterfield (2018)
  9. On Highway 61: Music, Race, and Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally (2014)
  10. Journey with a Baja Burro by Graham Mackintosh (2001)
  11. Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy: Gennett Studios and the Birth of Recorded Jazz by Rick Kennedy (1999)
  12. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1999)
  13. Nature’s Metropolis by William Cronon (1992)
  14. Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters (1977)
  15. Crossing Rio Pecos by Patrick Dearen (1996)

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Better Oblivion Community Center – Source: npr.org

New Album Released in 2019 (links to Amazon provided below*)

  1. Better Oblivion Community Center (self-titled debut album)
  2. Help Us Stranger – The Raconteurs
  3. Travelled – Marie Martens & the Messarounds

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Song/Track Released in 2019

  1. “Shine the Light on Me” – The Raconteurs
  2. “Dylan Thomas” – Better Oblivion Community Center
  3. “Didn’t Know What I Was In For” – Better Oblivion Community Center
  4. “Sleepwalking'” – Better Oblivion Community Center
  5. “Sunday Driver” – The Raconteurs
  6. “Now that You’re Gone” – The Raconteurs
  7. “Little Trouble” by Better Oblivion Community Center
  8. “Kokomo Blues” – Marie Martens & the Messarounds
  9. “Thoughts and Prayers” – The Raconteurs
  10. “Wonderwall” – The Moxie Strings
  11. “Voices” by Eddy Current Suppression Ring

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Better Oblivion Community Center – Source: rollingstone.com

Best Musicians Discovered in 2019

  • Better Oblivion Community Center
  • Marie Martens & the Messarounds
  • Wes Montgomery
  • Avid Kain

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Best Past Songs and/or Covers Discovered in 2019

  1. “Martha” – Tom Waits
  2. “Hope I Don’t Fall in Love with You” – Tom Waits
  3. “Downtown Train” – Tom Waits
  4. “Sleep” – Todd Rundgren and Joe Walsh
  5. “Let’s Do This” – Todd Rundgren
  6. “The Fighter” – Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood
  7. “Wouldn’t You Like to Know” – Todd Rundgren
  8. “A Day in the Life” – Wes Montgomery
  9. “Eleanor Rigby” – Wes Montgomery
  10. “California Dreaming” – Wes Montgomery
  11. ‘I Wish It Was Christmas Today” – Julian Casablancas
  12. “Tin Foil Hat” – Todd Rundgren and Donald Fager
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