Top30 Film Discoveries of 2019

25. The Left Ear (左耳)


24. Transamerica

I was pleasantly surprised that Transamerica hadn’t aged all that bad. It was an enjoyable parent-and-newly-discovered-kid road trip family dramedy. But the best will always be Dolly Parton’s Travelin’ Thru, which remains one of my favorite tracks of that year’s Best Song nominees.

23. Duvidha

The film was scheduled on MUBI, but it might also be available on Amazon Prime.

22. Lymelife

Lymelife was also available on MUBI.

21. Awaara (आवारा)

YouTube is not letting me embed the clip for Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi, which features the incredible dream sequence with Nargis.


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

3 Responses

  1. Glad to see The Saddest Music in the World and Blind Woman’s Curse here! Already put some others here on my to-watch list

  1. January 11, 2020

    […] Compared to 2018, I logged 480 films (though over 50 or even many more could be short films), which represents a 23% increase. In terms of hours, there was an increment of over 100hrs or 16%. This increase still doesn’t match my 2015 levels, when I reached 530 logged films (9.5% short) or clocked 959hrs (14% short)… but it’s getting there. I am still at 2017 New-To-Me level of movies, though. […]

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