2019 Retrospective in Film

Welcome to Episode 61 of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! With 2020 here and award season in full swing, we take a look back at the year 2019. We discuss the best…and the worst…of the year. This is our 2019 Retrospective in Film, hosted by Casey Kelderman and Brian Mensing.

The Box Office

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker continues strong in the number one spot with $33.7 million in it’s third week out. Coming in at number two is Jumanji: The Next Level with $26.5 million. Surprise box office hit Little Women takes the number three slot with $13.5 million. The Grudge opens at number four with $11.3 million. Finally, Frozen II continues to be a draw with $11.2 million in it’s 7th week out.

2019 Retrospective in Film

With a new year beginning, we reflect back on the year previous as we discuss our favorite films of 2019. Some of Casey’s favorites from the year include The Lighthouse, Dolemite Is My Name, and Doctor Sleep. Brian’s favorites include Ready or Not, Knives Out, and Joker.

Some of our favorite first time watches from the year include Society, Anna and the Apocalypse, and La Jetee.

The Shameless Plugs

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Upcoming Events

  • Back Lot 605 LIVE Podcast Ranking the Top 20 Movies of the Decade January 26 from 3-5 PM at Last Stop Studios on East 10th St. in Sioux Falls, SD.
  • South Dakota Film Community meet up on January 29th from 8-10 PM at Full Circle Book Coop in downtown Sioux Falls, SD.
About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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