2019 Rewind

At the conclusion of every year, we hit rewind and look back at the best movies, TV shows, performances, moments, and much more in a series of essays and lists published in late December. This is the archive for the 2019 Rewind.

Here are some highlights:

Browse the full 2019 Rewind below

Rewind Critics

Critic’s Picks: The Best Films of 2019


Our chief critic watched nearly 300 new releases in 2019, and these are his picks for the 19 best.

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Black Storytelling in 2019


2019 was defined by the debate over Black storytelling and what it means to portray Black lives on screen.

Rewind Best Movie Scores

The Best Movie Scores of 2019


Check out the cream of 2019’s film music talent…

Rewind Animated Series

The Best Animated Series of 2019


2019 was not only one of the best years of quality animated series, but it foreshadowed what the next decade has in store.

Best Movies of 2019

The 50 Best Movies of 2019


There were more than 900 movies released in theaters in 2019. Even more went directly to streaming platforms. These are the 50 best, according to the Film School Rejects team.

Rewind Best Shots Article

The 50 Best Shots of 2019


The team behind One Perfect Shot presents a list of our favorite shots from the last year as 2019 comes to an end.

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The Year We Lived in Someone Else’s House


From ‘Parasite’ to ‘Jojo Rabbit’, why was squatting a recurring theme in the films of 2019?

Box Office

The Box Office Hits and Misses of 2019


We look at the box office successes and failures of 2019 and go deep on the state of original movies, films directed by women, R-rated releases, and non-Disney animation.

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Scene of the Year: Arya and The Night King


The Shared Experience may be something we’re losing, as a culture, but ‘Game of Thrones’ gave us one last big one before it met its end.