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10 Great Movies You Might Have Missed

It’s a perfect time to recapitulate the greatest cinema moments in 2019. Truth be told, this year was more about some pretty awesome TV shows. Still, we had the fortune to see the Joker, movies like Marvel’s Avengers, the long-awaited Toy Story, Once Upon a Time, and finally, John Wick’s Chapter 3.

However, some genuinely great movies will pass by, and we won’t even notice them. They will never get high ratings on sites like IMDb or RottenTomattos.com. Still, it would be a real shame to miss them, knowing that this kind of filmmaking could be a real treat for true cinema enthusiasts.

2019 Movies You Should See

10. The Dead Don’t Lie — Jim Jarmusch once again gathered the fantastic acting crew in the exciting and original black satire. The story follows apocalyptic events in the small town of Centerville where two local police officers (Bill Murray and Adam Driver) have to fight against the zombies.

9. Tell Me Who I Am — A great Netflix adaptation of a touching story about the twins, the mystical powers of the human mind and the memories we share with our loved ones.

8. Diane — The movie is about the deep and complicated feelings of the lonely woman. Diane (Mary Kay Place) is thoughtful, religious and sensitive. She struggles with her own fears, other people’s problems and secrets of the past.

7. Skin — Jamie Bell in a moving biography of a young man growing up in the neo-Nazi environment, with hate tattoos all over his face. The story is about his personal transformation and the change he experiences after he meets the love of his life and the black activist who helps him.

6. Parasite — The drama with elements of comedy, coming from North Korea, that follows the events of an ordinary working-class family and a lost and desperate man. This movie comes from a different climate, and it represents the Asian culture from a refreshingly unique perspective.

5. The Beach Bum — This hilarious comedy is proof that Matthew McConaughey will be brilliant in every role. The story is about a famous stoner from a beach in Florida, his personal troubles and career. With Snoop Dog as a supporting role, this parody will definitely cheer you up.

4. The Lighthouse — A disturbing story of two people on a lighthouse on the New England’s island, their loneliness, separation from the world, and the struggle to preserve common sense.

3. The Last Black Man In San Francisco — Two friends in their hometown are experiencing many changes and adjustments through a life transition. Also, they witness all the changes in the city as well.

2. The Mustang — A convicted man prone to violence gets into the program of equine therapy where he finds true love and profound emotional bond with a mustang.

1. The Irishman — Probably after seeing the first trailer for a new mob movie starring both Robert de Niro and Al Pacino, you watched the movie, too. However, if you haven’t, don’t miss the fantastic biography of the Irishman, one of the most famous hitmen ever.

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The New Joker Movie Controversy — What’s All the Fuss About?

The virus called Joker was released this summer during the Film Festival in Venice and seems like it spread all over the world. Months before we could even see the movie in cinemas, the public had started creating a lot of fuss about it. Perhaps it will all disappear after a few Oscars and enormous income, but, what if Joker is ready to stay?

Savage, Sad, and Shocking Story

Critics debate about the movie since its premiere. Also, everyone is talking about Joaquin Phoenix’s brilliant acting. The public is confused and has a million questions and theories like — Why is it so cruel, can you relate it with Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and where is Bruce Wayne? But the most significant hype seems to arrive after the Joker movie was compared to the 2012 movie theatre mass shooting in Colorado.

Could this movie be so powerful that it eventually gets out of control?

Is the New Joker What We Were All Looking For?

Through the eyes of one cinephile, the movie is a true masterpiece. From a complete fiction that Batman’s story is, Todd Phillips managed to create such a complex and deviant character who became more realistic than ever. 

Arthur is a depressed and mentally ill person. He was lonely, degraded and mocked all his life. Therefore, Arthur couldn’t do anything else but accumulate his pain and rage until one day that rage became his superpower. From a sad clown, he becomes a king of terror, someone who takes justice into his own hands.

Only this time, Joker is not a villain. His extreme psychoticism, aggression, and dysfunction turned him into the hero or anti-hero, with the audience full of compassion and understanding for his vigilante justice.

Is Joker More About the Story or Its Character?

There is no story without Joker. Nothing would happen. Gotham City would live its same filthy life like the day before Arthur put his makeup on. The rich and powerful would be still in their big safe houses. On the other part of the city, those poor and miserable losers would be forgotten by every single part of society. So, Jocker was provoked. He was born to make this story happen.

In bringing out the character to the screen, it would be unforgivable not to mention great Joaqione Pheonix. This brilliant actor was Oscar-nominated and celebrated for many incredible roles in his career, but this time his job was to overshadow the legendary Heath Ledger. It probably was one of the worst parts of his life. 

Fortunately, Joaqione is so talented and natural that he didn’t have to take Joker from our beloved Ledger, but he created his own. The way he moves, runs or laughs is an intense and profound revival of one psychopath. With his acting and strange and sad eyes, Joaqione made the clown even more creepy.

Who Should Be Worried About the Joker Escalating?

Society should be a regulated system with people full of compassion and care. They are helping each other and have clear moral codes. All members are equal, and the same rules apply to everyone. So, where fear and violence are coming from?

Society can sometimes be a broken system, where things like mass shootings, aggression, and terror happen — we have seen it all before. We saw how violence could move from the screen to real life, and it was scary every time. 

In this movie, the injustice, harassment, and negligence moved from our reality to the screen. Consequently, many institutions and the public are worried that Joker might come to life, and this time, their concern is justified.

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All the Benefits of Watching Movies

Some people will always lecture you on how you should read a book instead of watching a movie. Books are the best soul food on earth, and we agree with that. But this has nothing to do with movies. Cinematography is a distinctive dimension that can inspire and touch us on a completely different level. The way we connect with a storyline or characters is a unique experience. 

A movie can change not just our mood, but our life course as well. And from the list of the beneficial impacts they have on people, we selected the most significant ones:

1. Movies Can Make Us Laugh

Laughter means health. It boosts our immune system and regulates hormone levels wrecked by stress and frustrations. 

Watching a comedy will raise our mood and help us relax and feel better. Everybody deserves such feelings after a long and stressful day. 

2. Movies Can Make Us Cry

Some people are tough nuts. They keep all their emotions within themselves and have a problem with revealing them. However, psychologists claim that it is beneficial for our mental health to express our feelings from time to time. 

A good touching story can help us clean up our soul and cry out everything that bathers us. It is much easier to cry over the lost dog in a movie than over the exaggerated bills in real life.

3. Watching Movies Can Be Educational

Parents always worry about the bad influence TV can have on their children. But the truth is, we can learn much easier by watching a historical movie, a documentary or biopic, for example. Moreover, no matter if you are a kid or an adult, movies can help us develop our communication abilities. 

4. Movies Can Help Us Overcome Tough Life Periods

There is actually something that professionals call “movie therapy.” It is dedicated to the people who are getting through the harsh time. For example, if you are in the midst of going through a divorce or a breakup, you should watch movies like “Eat, pray, love” to help you lift your spirits.

5. Movies Can Inspire

As grown-ups, we learn how to make the difference between fiction and reality. But did you know that there are so many modern scientific achievements that were actually inspired by movies or books? 

We can catch some great ideas from the screen. But moreover, we can get infected with positive thinking, emotions, and will to proceed with our goals. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been encouraged by “Back to the future” or a romantic Christmas comedy, both of them can be such a strong motivation. 

It is proved that our love for cinematography depends on chemistry — movies affect our brain, the immune system, and heart. They can slander stress, reduce our blood pressure, and even increase pain tolerance. Movies also have a significant role in our growing up by shaping and building our character.

No matter if you see it as a piece of art or just pure entertainment, cinematography changed the world and became quite an important image of it.

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