My 2019 media diet 1/3/20

By Chris Johnson

For a few years now, I’ve been keeping track of the media I watch, read, and play. This is my list for 2019 in ascending chronological order:

Books

  • Ancillary Mercy ★★★☆☆
  • Show Stopper!: The Race to Create Windows NT ★★★★☆
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up ★★★★☆
  • Killers of the Flower Moon ★★★★☆
  • The Soul of a New Machine ★★★★★
  • Digital Minimalism ★★★★☆
  • A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living ★★★★★
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ★★★★☆
  • Educated ★★★★★
  • A Murder of Quality ★★★★☆
  • Rise and Fall of the Third Reich ★★★★★
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ★★★★★
  • The Three-Body Problem ★★★★☆
  • Hooked ★★★☆☆
  • Beneath a Surface ★★★☆☆
  • How to Break Up With Your Phone ★★★★☆
  • We Learn Nothing ★★★★★
  • Atomic Habits ★★★☆☆
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ★★★★★
  • Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America ★★★★★

Movies

  • Coco ★★★★☆
  • Ready Player One ★★☆☆☆
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ★★★★☆
  • Deadpool 2 ★★★☆☆
  • The Favourite ★★★★★
  • A Streetcar Named Desire ★★★★★
  • Prisoners (2013) ★★★★★
  • Captain Marvel ★★☆☆☆
  • Mandy ★★★☆☆
  • Locke ★★★★★
  • Major League ★★★☆☆
  • The Meg ★★★☆☆
  • Avengers: Endgame ★★★★★
  • The Wife ★★★★☆
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 ★★★★☆
  • Noah ★★★☆☆
  • Letters from Iwo Jima ★★★★☆
  • The Bit Player ★★★★☆
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ★★★☆☆
  • Bone Tomahawk ★★★★☆
  • Tomb Raider (2018) ★★★☆☆
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★★☆
  • Road House ★★☆☆☆
  • Bad Times at the El Royale ★★★☆☆
  • Hobbs & Shaw ★★★★☆
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ★★★★☆
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs ★★★★☆
  • Machete ★★★☆☆
  • A Quiet Place ★★★★★
  • Widows ★★★★☆
  • It: Chapter 2 ★☆☆☆☆
  • Slow West ★★★★★
  • Hustlers ★★★★☆
  • Joker ★★★★☆
  • Get Carter ★★★☆☆
  • Deadwood: The Movie ★★★☆☆
  • Jojo Rabbit ★★★★☆
  • Midsommar ★★★★★
  • Parasite ★★★★★
  • Alita: Battle Angel ★★★☆☆
  • Detective Pikachu ★★★☆☆
  • Shazam! ★★★★☆
  • Ford vs Ferrari ★★★★★
  • The Shop Around the Corner ★★★☆☆
  • Terminator: Dark Fate ★★☆☆☆
  • The Irishman ★★★★★
  • Hercules ★★☆☆☆
  • Green Room ★★★★★
  • Queen & Slim ★★★★☆
  • Knives Out ★★★★★
  • Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker ★★☆☆☆
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ★★★★☆
  • Uncut Gems ★★★★★

Plays

  • Burn This ★★★★★
  • Network ★★★★☆
  • Dear Evan Hansen ★★★☆☆
  • Sea Wall / A Life ★★★★★
  • Betrayal ★★★★★
  • Come From Away ★★★☆☆
  • Iolanthe ★★☆☆☆
  • David Byrne’s American Utopia ★★★★★
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Ed Harris) ★★★★☆
  • A Bright Room Called Day ★★☆☆☆