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2019 In Lists

Published 12/31/2019

Lists lists lists! Here are things I liked in 2019!!!

Top 7 Books/Plays I Read in 2019 (that weren't all from 2019)

  • 7) The Girls - Emma Cline
  • 6) Trick Mirror - Jia Tolentino
  • 5) Arcadia - Tom Stoppard
  • 4) Grief Is The Thing With Feathers - Max Porter
  • 3) The Wolves - Sarah Delappe
  • 2) How To Do Nothing - Jenny Odell
  • 1) Dead Girls - Alice Bolan (re-read for the billionth time)

Top 6 Plays I Saw in 2019

  • 6) The Winter's Tale (Goodman)
  • 5) The Ferrynman (NYC)
  • 4) Dance Nation (Steppenwolf)
  • 3) An Inspector Calls (CST)
  • 2) Six (CST)
  • 1) Hadestown (NYC)

Top 2 Video Games I Played in 2019

  • 2) Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • 1) Luigi's Mansion 3

(I didn't play many video games this year)

Top 10 TV Shows of 2019

  • 10) The Mandalorion
  • 9) Russian Doll
  • 8) The Politician
  • 7) Are You The One
  • 6) Veronica Mars
  • 5) Chernobyl
  • 4) Fleabag
  • 3) Succession
  • 2) The Bon Appetit Youtube Channel
  • 1) Watchmen

Top 10 Albums of 2019

  • 10) Crush On Me - Sir Babygirl
  • 9) Sayonara Wild Hearts - Linnea Olsson, Jonathan Eng, Daniel Olsén
  • 8) Perfect Love Song - Lisa Prank
  • 7) Norman Fucking Rockwell - Lana Del Rey
  • 6) Better Oblivion Community Center - Better Oblivion Community Center
  • 5) Heard It In A Past Life - Maggie Rogers
  • 4) Lover - Taylor Swift
  • 3) Pang - Caroline Polachek
  • 2) Young Enough - Charly Bliss
  • 1) Hanadriel - HANA

Top 6 Honorable Mention Favorite Movies of 2019

Uncut Gems, Wild Rose, Happy Death Day 2U, The Irishman, Marriage Story, High Flying Bird

Full list of every movie I saw in 2019 ranked

Top 3 G.O.A.T.-level Florence Pugh Performances of 2019

  • 3) Paige in Fighting With My Family
  • 1) Amy in Little Women (tie)
  • 1) Dani in Midsommar (tie)

Top 10 Movies of 2019

  • 10) The Farewell
  • 9) Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • 8) Knives Out
  • 7) Booksmart
  • 6) Avengers Endgame
  • 5) Ready Or Not
  • 4) Ad Astra
  • 3) Parasite
  • 2) Little Women
  • 1) Midsommar

Top 5 Podcasts That Were New To 2019

  • 5) Business Casual
  • 4) The A24 Podcast
  • 3) The Dropout
  • 2) In Voorhees We Trust
  • 1) The Chernobyl Podcast

Top 10 Podcasts That Were New To Me In 2019

  • 10) The Bill Simmons Podcast
  • 9) You Feel Me?
  • 8) Pivot
  • 7) Little Gold Men
  • 6) The Director's Cut
  • 5) Binge Mode
  • 4) Popcast
  • 3) Bachelor Party
  • 2) Doughboys
  • 1) The Big Picture

Top 10 Podcasts That Aren't In One Of The Other Lists

  • 10) Podcast The Ride
  • 9) The Weeds
  • 8) Fighting In The War Room
  • 7) Bracket
  • 6) Lovett Or Leave It
  • 5) Reconcilable Differences
  • 4) Night Call
  • 3) Holy Swift
  • 2) Do By Friday
  • 1) Blank Check

Oscars 2k18 Update

Published 02/25/2019

Oscars bad.

Oscars 2k18

Published 02/24/2019

Personal Oscars

If I were the capricious god that could pick the nominees and winners of the Oscars, these would be the ones that would be my picks!!

My personal winner is the one who is bolded.

Supporting Actor

  • Sam Eliot (A Star Is Born)
  • Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)
  • Jesse Plemons (Game Night)
  • Anton Yelchin (Thoroughbreds)

Supporting Actress

  • Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
  • Elizabeth Debicki (Widows)
  • Mia Goth (Suspiria)
  • Blake Lively (A Simple Favor)
  • Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians)

Note: Anne Hathaway in Ocean's 8 is my number 6.


  • Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
  • Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting)
  • Ryan Gosling (First Man)
  • Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)
  • Robert Redford (The Old Man And The Gun)


  • Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
  • Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
  • Helena Howard (Madeline's Madeline)
  • Dakota Johnson (Suspiria)
  • Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Note: To think we're in a world where I give neither Dakota Johnson nor Emma Stone a fake Oscar. This is the degree to which Helena Howard rules.

Note 2: Rachel McAdams in Game Night is my VERY VERY CLOSE number 6.


  • Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)
  • Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
  • Josephine Decker (Madeline's Madeline)
  • Coralie Fargeat (Revenge)
  • Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria)


  • Eighth Grade
  • The Favourite
  • Game Night
  • Revenge
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • A Star Is Born
  • Support The Girls
  • Suspiria
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Widows

Real Oscars

Because the universe is cruel and we don't live in the world where I get to capriciously and unilaterally pick the awards, here are my picks within the world of what actually got nominated.

Original Screenplay

Should Win: The Favourite

Will Win: The Favourite

Adapted Screenplay

Should Win: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Will Win: BlackKklansmen

Visual Effects

Should Win: First Man

Will Win: Avengers Infinity War

Sound Mixing

Should Win: A Star Is Born

Will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Editing

Should Win: Black Panther

Will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

Live Action Short

Should Win: Idk, didn't see any

Will Win: Margeurite

Animated Short

Should Win: I guess Bao by default, but I didn't see any others

Will Win: Bao

Production Design:

Should Win: Black Panther

Will Win: The Favourite

Original Song

Should Win: Shallow (A Star Is Born)

Will Win: Shallow (A Star Is Born)


Should Win: Black Panther

Will Win: If Beale Street Could Talk

Makeup And Hairstyling

Should Win: Vice

Will Win: Vice

Foreign Language Film

Should Win: Cold War (though I never got around to watching Shoplifters so maybe that would change)

Will Win: Roma


Should Win: BlackKklansmen

Will Win: Bohemian Rhapsody

Documentary Short

Should Win: ¯\(ツ)

Will Win: A Night At The Garden

Documentary Feature

Should Win: Minding The Gap

Will Win: RBG


Should Win: Spike Lee (BlackKklansmen)

Will Win: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Costume Design

Should Win: Black Panther

Will Win: Black Panther


Should Win: A Star Is Born

Will Win: Roma

Animated Feature

Should Win: Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Will Win: Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Supporting Actress

Should Win: Emma Stone (The Favourite) ((I haven't seen Beale Street yet so maybe that would change my pick))

Will Win: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Supporting Actor

Should Win: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Will Win: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)


Should Win: Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Will Win: Glenn Close (The Wife)


Should Win: Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Will Win: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Best Picture

Should Win: A Star Is Born

Will Win: Roma

My Top 5 Opening Numbers

Published 02/07/2019

Of note I can't fairly count "This Is Halloween" because it's purely from a movie musical with no real stage equivalent.

5: "Omigod You Guys" from Legally Blonde

4: "Belle" from Beauty And The Beast (I don't count the prologue.)

3: "Willkkommen" from Cabaret

2: "In The Heights" from In The Heights

1: "Bikini Bottom Day" from Spongebob Squarepants

My Top 100 Disney Songs Ranked

Published 12/16/2018

My Top 100 Disney Songs - Ranked

This is how I choose to spend my sunday nights.

100: God Help The Outcasts (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)

99: Honor To Us All (Mulan)

98: The Rain Rain Rain Came Down (Winnie The Pooh)

97: Love Is An Open Door (Frozen)

96: A Star Is Born (Hercules)

95: You'll Be In My Heart (Tarzan)

94: Perfect World (The Emperor's New Groove)

93: Whistle While You Work (Snow White)

92: That's What Friends Are For (Jungle Book)

91: Bella Note (Lady & The Tramp)

90: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)

89: Up Down And Touch The Ground (Winnie The Pooh)

88: Ma Belle Evangeline (The Princess & The Frog)

87: A Girl Worth Fighting For (Mulan)

86: One Last Hope (Hercules)

85: Heffalumps and Woozles (Winnie The Pooh)

84: Les Poissons (The Little Mermaid)

83: Getcha Head In The Game (High School Musical)

82: The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (Winnie The Pooh)

81: The Court Of Miracles (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)

80: Not In Nottingham (Robin Hood)

79: The Three Caballeros (The Three Caballeros)

78: Hellfire (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)

77: Once Upon A Dream (Sleeping Beauty)

76: We Know The Way (Moana)

75: The Gospel Truth (Hercules)

74: I See The Light (Tangled)

73: Everybody Wants To Be A Cat (Aristocats)

72: Sally's Song (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

71: A Rather Blustery Day (Winnie The Pooh)

70: The Unbirthday Song (Alice In Wonderland)

69: Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (Lilo & Stitch)

68: Reflection (Mulan)

67: Breaking Free (High School Musical)

66: Zip-a-dee-doo-dah (Song Of The South)

65: Baby Mine (Dumbo)

64: Winnie The Pooh (Winnie The Pooh)

63: Colors Of The Wind (Pocahontas)

62: Why Should I Worry (Oliver & Company)

61: We're All In This Together (High School Musical)

60: What I've Been Looking For (High School Musical)

59: Kidnap The Sandy Claws (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

58: Out There (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)

57: Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmations)

56: Cabin Fever (Muppet Treasure Island)

55: Let's Go Fly A Kite (Mary Poppins)

54: When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio)

53: When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2)

52: Stick To The Status Quo (High School Musical)

51: Almost There (The Princess & The Frog)

50: Just Around The Riverbend (Pocahontas)

49: Down In New Orleans (The Princess & The Frog)

48: Jack's Lament (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

47: Prince Ali (Aladdin)

46: The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)

45: Something There (Beauty & The Beast)

44: Friends On The Other Side (The Princess & The Frog)

43: Family (James & The Giant Peach)

42: Start Of Something New (High School Musical)

41: Mother Knows Best (Tangled)

40: Where You Are (Moana)

39: A Place Called Slaughter Race (Ralph Breaks The Internet)

38: Hakuna Matata (The Lion King)

37: I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book)

36: Step In Time (Mary Poppins)

35: Oogie Boogie's Song (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

34: One Jump Ahead (Aladdin)

33: What's This (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

32: If I Didn't Have You (Monsters Inc)

31: A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins)

30: Gaston (Beauty & The Beast)

29: You're Welcome (Moana)

28: Shiny (Moana)

27: Supercallifragiilsticexpialidocious (Mary Poppins)

26: How Far I'll Go (Moana)

25: Circle Of Life (The Lion King)

24: Go The Distance (Hercules)

23: Feed The Birds (Mary Poppins)

22: Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King)

21: Topsy Turvy (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame)

20: Belle (Beauty & The Beast)

19: This Is Halloween (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

18: You've Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story)

17: I'll Make A Man Out Of You (Mulan)

16: A Whole New World (Aladdin)

15: Strangers Like Me (Tarzan)

14: I Just Can't Wait To Be King (The Lion King)

13: Chim Chim Cheeree (Mary Poppins)

12: Do You Want To Build A Snowman (Frozen)

11: Zero To Hero (Hercules)

10: Be Prepared (The Lion King)

9: Let It Go (Frozen)

8: Poor Unfortunate Souls (The Little Mermaid)

7: Beauty & The Beast (Beauty & The Beast)

6: Kiss The Girl (The Little Mermaid)

5: Friend Like Me (Aladdin)

4: Under The Sea (The Little Mermaid)

3: Be Our Guest (Beauty & The Beast)

2: I Won't Say I'm In Love (Hercules)

1: Part Of Your World (The Little Mermaid)

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