2019 First Quarter Results: Let Spring Cometh

The dead of winter, January through March, is typically the dead of movie season. That has changed somewhat in recent years, what with studios pumping out blockbusters year-round and the horror genre experiencing a peak moment. Regardless, everything is relative. Compared to bustling summer and bountiful fall, the first quarter of the year is still the worst time of the year for cinema. Thus far, only two films have managed possible year-end top-15 status. Not a lot of greatness but plenty of goodness. Below you’ll find everything I’ve laid eyes on since the 1st of this year. And if you don’t care for letter grades you can kind it all at Letterboxd.


Us (A-)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (A-)
Glass (B+)
Paddleton (B+)
Alita: Battle Angel (B+)

The Beach Bum (B+)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (B+)
Captain Marvel (B+)
Dragged Across Concrete (B+)

Triple Frontier (B)
Fyre (B)
The Highwaymen (B)
Isn’t It Romantic (B)
Olympic Dreams (B-)
Velvet Buzzsaw (B-)
Polar (B-)
IO (C+)
High Flying Bird (C)

The Wandering Earth (C)
The Last Laugh (C)

Paris is Us (C)
Serenity (C-)

Dumbo (C-)
The Dirt (C-)
The Breaker Upperers (D+)

Close (D)
London Fields (D-)


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