Jojo Rabbit This is the kind of movie Taika Waititi would be making if he's not either directing a Thor movie or a season finale of The Mandalorian... aka, whatever he damn wants. And it's always great, a top tier comedy with a lot of emotional twists and turns that's both absurd and heartfelt. The premise alone is ridiculous and audacious as is, but to have a well told story with some great actors hitting all the right notes is awesome to watch. Strong support cast aside, the 2 young lead actors (Roman Griffin Davis and Thomasin McKenzie) have a huge task of bearing a lot of emotional weight of their respective characters, the former being only 12 and doing a lot of scenes on his own, the latter apparently blew everyone away on Leave No Trace (which I still have to see), both of them deliver. That's even before Rebel Wilson, Scarlett Johansen, Sam Rockwell and Waititi himself are mentioned. Rebel's a riot, ScarJo is always great during small indie films, Sam Rockwell was a surprise joy (but he's good in everything he does) and Waititi does exactly as what you expect from a 10 year old aspiring Nazi's imaginary portrayal of Adolf Hitler. Most of the movie and Nazi portrayal are played for laughs but there's a fair amount of unexpected gut punches that makes a lot of the dark subject matter that's constantly undercurrent much more poignant. And that's not easy to do during a comedy. Despite seeing it today, since it was released last year, I'm calling this my movie of 2019.