2019

Darren Carver-Balsiger Darren Carver-Balsiger’s year to date

Darren’s highest rated films

  • Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

  • Vertigo

    ★★★★★

  • Fish Tank

    ★★★★★

  • High and Low

    ★★★★★

  • The Dark Knight

    ★★★★★

  • Ran

    ★★★★★

  • There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

  • Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

  • The Lobster

    ★★★★½

  • Tale of Cinema

    ★★★★½

  • Hotel by the River

    ★★★★½

  • Repulsion

    ★★★★½

  • Daisies

    ★★★★½

  • Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

  • Early Summer

    ★★★★½

  • Ed Wood

    ★★★★½

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 158 Films watched
  • 31.6 Average per month
  • 7.5 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

The Big Short

Jan 2

Most Watched

The Lobster

twice

Last Film

Flags of Our Fathers

May 24

Featured lists

Genres, Countries & Languages

Drama
102 films
Thriller
33 films
Comedy
32 films
Action
26 films
Romance
25 films
Adventure
25 films
Crime
23 films
Fantasy
19 films
Family
11 films
Horror
10 films
USA
91 films
UK
41 films
France
17 films
Germany
12 films
Japan
10 films
South Korea
9 films
Spain
7 films
Ireland
6 films
Netherlands
4 films
Canada
4 films
English
127 films
Spanish
17 films
French
14 films
Japanese
11 films
Korean
9 films
German
9 films
Chinese
8 films
Italian
5 films
Russian
5 films
Cantonese
3 films

Breakdown

2019 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Watched 74 Added 343

Watchlist

Stars

Directors

Crew

Darren’s most liked review

Us

★★★★

Jordan Peele has made a horror film. No caveats. No dependency on a franchise. No unoriginality passed off as homage. No arthouse pretensions in an attempt to distance itself from the genre (Suspiria and Hereditary fell foul of this). Instead Us is just a film that represents what horror can…

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Darren’s most liked list

The World is Hell: Hopeless Cinema

Pessimistic worldviews. For when you want to wallow in despair.

It doesn't matter if we all die.

Suggestions welcome.

A reverse list.

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Highs and Lows

Highest Average

High and Low
Average weighted rating:

4.4

Lowest Average

Gotti
Average weighted rating:

1.4

Most Popular

The Dark Knight
Average weighted rating:

4.4

Most Obscure

The Runaways

Films watched in 2019

  • Flags of Our Fathers
  • The Lobster
  • Fast & Furious
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • Love Is Strange
  • Tale of Cinema
  • Capote
  • Love, Simon
  • Hotel by the River
  • Repulsion
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Maurice
  • Daisies
  • Maps to the Stars
  • Another Country
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • High Life
  • Spider-Man 3
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man
  • John Wick
  • Early Summer
  • Dumbo
  • Hulk
  • Chungking Express
  • Ed Wood
  • Belle de Jour
  • Heathers
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Out of Blue
  • The Battle of the River Plate
  • Vertigo
  • The Master
  • The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
  • Happy Together
  • Hellboy
  • Talk to Her
  • Supa Modo
  • Captain Morten and the Spider Queen
  • Superjuffie
  • The Runaways
  • Super Furball
  • Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver
  • Help, I Shrunk My Parents
  • Blithe Spirit
  • Fish Tank
  • The Sisters Brothers
  • 49th Parallel
  • High and Low
  • The Sound Barrier
  • Oliver Twist
  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • I Know Where I'm Going!
  • Hobson's Choice
  • Philomena
  • Brooklyn
  • Hellboy
  • The Fighter
  • Shazam!
  • Fighting with My Family
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Dumbo
  • Glen or Glenda
  • The Wild Bunch
  • In Which We Serve
  • Us
  • Black Narcissus
  • Boiling Point
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Nebraska
  • The Descendants
  • Suzhou River
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • American Hustle
  • Ghost Stories
  • Captain Marvel
  • Violent Cop
  • The Shootist
  • The Passionate Friends
  • War Horse
  • GoodFellas
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Leaving Neverland
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Ran
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Winter Light
  • That Day, on the Beach
  • The Help
  • Moneyball
  • Burning
  • Tyrannosaur
  • Velvet Buzzsaw
  • Different from the Others
  • Love & Pop
  • Fyre Fraud
  • 127 Hours
  • Ju Dou
  • Lincoln
  • Fyre
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Grass
  • Poetry
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Peppermint Candy
  • Green Fish
  • Secret Sunshine
  • Life Itself
  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • Gotti
  • Lu Over the Wall
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Free Solo
  • Pick of the Litter
  • Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
  • At Eternity's Gate
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice
  • Minding the Gap
  • Son of Saul
  • Christopher Robin
  • McQueen
  • The Wrong Man
  • Green Book
  • Stan & Ollie
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • All About My Mother
  • Madeleine
  • Strangers on a Train
  • RBG
  • Beautiful Boy
  • Paris, Texas
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • The Wife
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • Code Name: Jackal
  • Love Camp 7
  • Great Expectations
  • Caché
  • Manhunter
  • Alphaville
  • The Favourite
  • Bumblebee
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Poppins
  • Live Flesh
  • Miami Vice
  • The Lobster
  • The Big Short

Highly rated films Darren missed

  • Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  • Parasite
  • Booksmart
  • Apollo 11
  • The Farewell
  • The Lighthouse
  • Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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