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Thursday, December 31, 2020

entry arrow8:52 AM | My Top 20 Films of 2020 [Thus Far...]

It has been a strange film year because of the pandemic, but also peculiarly abundant because most films that dared some kind of release despite theater closures mostly did so via online platforms, hence accessible. In light of this day being the last day of the year, I thought of sharing my TOP 20 list THUS FAR -- which could change pending late releases I have yet to see [like Minari or Gunda or One Night in Miami or Fan Girl]...

1. Nomadland (Chloé Zhao, United States)
2. Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark)
3. Soul (Pete Docter, United States)
4. The Painted Bird (Václav Marhoul, Czech Republic)
5. First Cow (Kelly Reichardt, United States)
6. Ammonite (Francis Lee, United Kingdom)
7. Colectiv [Collective] (Alexander Nanau, Romania)
8. The Audition [Das Vorspiel] (Ina Weisse, Germany)
9. The Vast of Night (Andrew Patterson, United States)
10. About Endlessness (Roy Andersson, Sweden)

11. Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, Ireland)
12. What the Constitution Means to Me (Marielle Heller, United States)
13. Slay the Dragon (Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance, United States)
14. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (George C. Wolfe, United States)
15. Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (Elizabeth Carroll, United States)
16. Mangrove (Steve McQueen, United Kingdom)
17. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin, United States)
18. Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (Eliza Hittman, United States)
19. Greenland (Ric Roman Waugh, United States)
20. Your Name Engraved Herein (Liu Kuang-Hui, Taiwan)

The complete list soon...


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