James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye back over 2019, discussing the top ten films at the UK box office and reminding us of the films that won Oscars early in the year. He also lists his own top ten favourite films of the year, with one or two surprising names on the list.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office charts, where Jumanji: The Next Level has finally knocked Frozen 2 off the top spot. In at #5 is a twice-remade horror film Black Christmas. The re-release of Home Alone makes #10. For his final home release of the year, James recommends (with some reservations) Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office, where Frozen 2 still reigns supreme. The Edward Norton movie Motherless Brooklyn enters at #8. James also looks at Ordinary Love, with an award-worthy performance from Lesley Manville, in at #16 and an amazing Syrian-set documentary, The Cave, which is at #21. For home viewing he recommends the Springsteen-themed drama Blinded By The Light.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office chart, where the amazing success of Frozen 2 freezes out Knives Out, which only manages the #2 slot. The new version of Charlie's Angels enters at #5. For home viewing, James recommends the documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, which showcases the often-overlooked importance of sound in creating movies.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office where Joker, after six weeks, has been dethroned. The new #1 is romcom Last Christmas with James's preferred film, Le Mans '66, pushed into #2 position. With no other new films in the top 10, James recommends a limited edition 4K restoration of the 1951 classic The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, where Joker tops the box office for a sixth successive week, breaking records not seen since Avatar did the same a decade ago. The Good Liar enters at #5 with Midway managing #6. For home viewing James recommends the Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis comedy Yesterday, an opinion seconded by presenter Simon Rose.
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office chart, where Joker reigns supreme for a fifth week, the first film to do so since Avatar a decade ago. Stephen King's Doctor Sleep can only make #4 while Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You enters at #9. For home release, James recommends British drama The Souvenir.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office where Joker remains in top slot for an amazing fourth week, pushing Terminator: Dark Fate (6th in the series) to #2 slot. Animated The Addams Family enters at #4 with horror pic Countdown at #8. James's pick for home viewing is the documentary Apollo 11, using archival footage and no commentary.
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, where Joker reigns supreme for a third week. Maleficent 2 clocks in at #2, Shaun the Sheep:Farmageddon at #3, Zombieland: Double Tap at #4 and Official Secrets at #7. At #20, highly recommended by James, is The Peanut Butter Falcon, only in only 65 cinemas. For home release, James's pick is Support The Girls.
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where Joker steams ahead to £30m after 2 weeks, while the rest succumb to the wet weather. Animated Abominable opens at #2 with Will Smith's Gemini Man at #3. Chris Morris's The Day Shall Come limps in at #8. For home viewing, James recommends the Elle Fanning Isle of Wight-set drama Teen Spirit.