**The following review contains spoilers for the film**
Howard Ratner is a Jewish man with a large, unified family, a beautiful wife, three loving children, and a renowned jewelry shop that he owns on the diamond district in New York City. Howard also has a hot girlfriend, a gambling addiction, and over $100,000 in debt to multiple people across the state of New York. Such a versatile man, with a dirty, mixed cocktail of a life leaving him intoxicated and fucked over with every sip he takes.
***Disclaimer: I am not familiar with the original source material for The Witcher, but I did watch the show in its' entirety.***
"I bow to no law made by men who never bore a child."- Queen Calanthe (The Witcher-2019)
Netflix's new show, The Witcher, based on a slew of books, stories, video games, and more content of the same name, premiered just at the end of 2019 and really ended the streaming services year of shows and original films with a 'bang.' In the new series, we watch as states literally rise and others fall at the hands of those risen states, and we watch as Mages helm the opposing sides into victory. The Witcher is much like many fantasy shows of it's kind, with witches and kings and queens galore, but what I believe this show began, and what I hope it will continue to do, is tell in-depth stories about the characters of its show and also offer ample opportunities for people, especially women, of color.
2019 was such a strong year for movies- for Indie films and blockbusters alike. I got to watch most of the films on my 2019 watchlist, and I am so lucky for it. I feel like I was exposed to more directors, more diverging types of filmmaking, different sides to some of my favorite actors, and a new appreciation and respect for the art that I love so much. There were some strong scripts and some epic feats of computer generated imagery. I am only more excited to see what 2020 has to bring thanks to what 2019 already brought to the table. With a few of the trailers already being released for films coming out this year, my excitement has only gone higher now, so I just wanted to share some of my most anticipated 2020 releases. I am truly excited for every film, but I was able to whittle it down to 13. Enjoy!
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