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Three critics speak: Their Top 10s of 2019

Above: Martin Scorsese's film "The Irishman" is one of five films that the three co-hosts of "Movies 101" agreed were among the best of 2019.

Every year about this time, the three of us who do the Spokane Public Radio show "Movies 101" come up with the films that we thought were the previous year's best. In that spirit, I'm including our three lists here.

For the record, my co-hosts are Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart.

Quick note: I don't every think of my list actually as the year's "best." This is mainly because I can't possibly see all the films released throughout the year. So I refer to my choices as my favorite films of the year (this is also why I don't feel comfortable ranking them).

My Top 10

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (favorite)

(Rest in no particular order)

The Irishman

Ash Is Purest White


Pain & Glory

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 

Marriage Story

Little Women


Nathan's Top 10

10. Pain & Glory

9. Ash Is Purest White

8. The Farewell

7. Marriage Story

6. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

5. Her Smell

4. The Lighthouse

3. Parasite

2. The Irishman

1. Uncut Gems

Mary Pat's Top 10

Little Women (favorite)

(Rest in no particular order)

The Irishman

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood


American Factory

Pain & Glory

The Farewell

Marriage Story


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