Oscar Watch: 5 of Our Favorite Films of 2019

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the preamble before Awards Season. As the first snowflakes fall, the latest Martin Scorsese film, The Irishman, descends on expectant theaters (and Netflix). Meanwhile, Google Play is asking you to cough up $19.99 for a repeat viewing of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Sure, these heavy-hitters are bound to get some Academy Award buzz, but they aren’t the only winners out there this winter. This year, ditch the typical Oscar bait and enjoy these foreign, indie and lesser-known cinematic gems that are on track to nab some golden statuettes.