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The Year So Far (2020)
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:45:28 AM »
This thread is for a listing of current year films (those that by your definition were released in 2020). For listing all/older films you've watched in 2020, use this thread. This post is an index so please simply modify your original post each time you see a new film rather than creating a new one or quoting it.

Previously: The Year So Far (2019)


« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 02:19:16 PM by goodguy »


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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 08:45:42 AM »
Previously: 2019
* = Most recent additions (Jan 2021)
Top 10 with pretty pictures

------- 9/10 -------

   1) Nackte Tiere  (AKA Naked Animals, Melanie Waelde)  Germany

------- 8/10 -------

   2) Služobníci  (AKA Servants, Ivan Ostrochovský)  Slovakia/...
   3) DAU. Degeneration  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Ilya Permyakov)  Russia/Ukraine/...
   4) Lillian  (Andreas Horvath)  Austria

------- 7/10 -------

   5) Undine  (Christian Petzold)  Germany/France
   6) Jeanne  (AKA Joan of Arc, Bruno Dumont)  France
   7) A Hidden Life  (Terrence Malick)  Germany/US
   8) Last and First Men  (Jóhann Jóhannsson)  Iceland
   9) Isabella  (Matías Piñeiro)  Argentina/France
  10) Giraffe  (Anna Sofie Hartmann)  Denmark/Germany

------- 6/10 -------

  11) Proxima  (Alice Winocour)  France/Germany
  12) Le sel des larmes  (AKA The Salt of Tears, Philippe Garrel)  France/Switzerland
  13) Ema  (Pablo Larraín)  Chile
  14) DAU. Brave People  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Aleksey Slusarchuk)  Russia/Ukraine/...
  15) DAU. Katya Tanya  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel)  Russia/Ukraine/...
  16) Wagenknecht  (Sandra Kaudelka)  Germany
  17) First Cow  (Kelly Reichardt)
  18) The Hunt  (Craig Zobel)
  19) Palm Springs  (Max Barbakow)
  20) The Twentieth Century  (Matthew Rankin)  Canada
  21) Chambre 212  (AKA On a Magical Night, Christophe Honoré)  France/...
  22) Kill It and Leave This Town  (Mariusz Wilczynski)  Poland
  23) The Trouble with Being Born  (Sandra Wollner)  Austria/Germany
* 24) Atarrabi & Mikelats  (Eugène Green)  France/Belgium
  25) Dick Johnson Is Dead  (Kirsten Johnson)

------- 5/10 -------

  26) Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui  (AKA The Wild Goose Lake, Diao Yinan)  China
  27) Le jeune Ahmed  (AKA Young Ahmed, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)  Belgium/France
  28) Ping jing  (AKA The Calming, Song Fang)  China
  29) J'accuse  (AKA An Officer and a Spy, Roman Polanski)  France/Italy
  30) Inventing the Future  (Isiah Medina)  Canada
  31) Gretel & Hansel  (Oz Perkins)  US/Canada/Ireland
  32) DAU. String Theory  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Aleksey Slusarchuk)  Russia/Ukraine/...
  33) Vif-argent  (AKA Burning Ghost, Stéphane Batut)  France
  34) Sebastian springt über Geländer  (AKA Sebastian Jumping Fences, Ceylan Ataman-Checa)  Germany
  35) Make Up  (Claire Oakley)  UK
  36) Wolfwalkers  (Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart)  Ireland/...
  37) Tesla  (Michael Almereyda)
  38) American Utopia  (Spike Lee)

------- 4/10 -------

  39) Charlie's Angels  (Elizabeth Banks)
  40) The Vast of Night  (Andrew Patterson)
  41) DAU. New Man  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Ilya Permyakov)  Russia/Ukraine/...
  42) DAU. Three Days  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel)  Russia/Ukraine/...
  43) DAU. Nora Mother  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel)  Russia/Ukraine/...
  44) I'm Thinking of Ending Things  (Charlie Kaufman)
  45) The Wanting Mare  (Nicholas Ashe Bateman)

------- 3/10 -------

  46) Blanche comme neige  (AKA White as Snow, Anne Fontaine)  France
  47) She Dies Tomorrow  (Amy Seimetz)
  48) The Jesus Rolls  (John Turturro)
  49) Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn  (Cathy Yan)
  50) La Gomera  (AKA The Whistlers, Corneliu Porumboiu)  Romania/...
  51) Seberg  (Benedict Andrews)
  52) The Glorias  (Julie Taymor)
  53) The Rhythm Section  (Reed Morano)  UK/US
  54) The Painted Bird  (Václav Marhoul)  Czech Republic/...
  55) DAU. Natasha  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel)  Russia/Ukraine/...
  56) DAU. Nikita Tanya  (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel)  Russia/Ukraine/...
  57) Buffaloed  (Tanya Wexler)
  58) Antigone  (Sophie Deraspe)  Canada
  59) Kajillionaire  (Miranda July)
  60) Ham on Rye  (Tyler Taormina)

------- 2/10 -------

  61) Blow the Man Down  (Danielle Krudy, Bridget Savage Cole)
  62) Tenet  (Christopher Nolan)  UK/US
  63) Valley of the Gods  (Lech Majewski)  Poland/Luxembourg/US
  64) The Old Guard  (Gina Prince-Bythewood)
  65) Becky  (Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion)

------- 1/10 -------

  66) Enola Holmes  (Harry Bradbeer)

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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 09:32:46 AM »
★ ★ ★ - Very Good
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
The Invisible Man
The Trial of the Chicago 7

★ ★ ★ - Good
Feels Good Man
The Prom
My Octopus Teacher
Shiva Baby
The Boys in the Band
Enola Holmes
The Assistant
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Palm Springs
Red, White and Blue
System Crasher
Crip Camp
Bad Boys For Life
The Trip to Greece
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme
The Gentlemen
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

★ ★ ★ - Okay
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Boys State
American Utopia
The Vast of Night
Dolphin Reef
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
The Forty-Year-Old Version
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe
Dick Johnson is Dead
Lovers Rock
News of the World
Sound of Metal
His House
The Way Back
One Night in Miami
What the Constitution Means to Me
And Then We Danced
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Da 5 Bloods

★ ★ ½
The Nest
The Wolf of Snow Hollow
First Cow
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Promising Young Woman
Martin Eden
Hunter Hunter
The Half of It
A Whisker Away
The Dark and the Wicked

★ ★
Birds of Prey
The Platform
I'm Your Woman
Alex Wheatle
The Call
Happiest Season
An American Pickle
The Old Guard
Another Round
Blow the Man Down
On the Rocks
The Lodge
Death to 2020
The Hunt
A White, White Day
La Llorona

★ ½
Artemis Fowl
Wonder Woman 1984
Valley Girl
The Midnight Sky
Kill It and Leave This Town
Spenser Confidential


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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 09:42:04 AM »
The Assistant A
Sound of Metal A
Disclosure A
One Night In Miami A-
Seberg A-
Touch Me Not A-
Crip Camp A-
Shiva Baby A-
Deerskin B+
Emma B+
The Platform B+
The Banker B+
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom B+
Little Fish B+
The Truth B+
Just Mercy B+
The Infiltrators B+
Sorry We Missed You B+
Never Rarely Sometimes Always B+
Detention B+
Palm Springs B+
Cuties B+
Becky B+
Bacurau B+
Here We Are B+
Red, White and Blue B+
One of These Days B
The Trial of the Chicago 7 B
The Painter and the Thief B
The Photograph B
Olympic Dreams B
Tenet B
Pieces of a Woman B
Time B
Incitement B
Disappearance at Clifton Hill B
Bad Hair B
Athlete A B
Undine B
Eurovision Song Contest B
The Old Guard B
And Then We Danced B
The Half of It B
Tread B
I Used To Go Here B
Collective B
First Love B
Color Out of Space B
Les Miserables B
Sea Fever B
After Parkland B
Skin: A History of Nudity in The Movies B
The Short History of the Long Road B
Da 5 Bloods B
Lingua Franca B
Yes, God, Yes B
Women in Blue B
Monuments B
His House B
American Murder: The Family Next Door B
Love Wedding Repeat B
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes B
Mangrove B
Beanpole B
The Gentlemen B-
First Cow B-
Chained For Life B-
Saint Frances B-
Another Round B-
Patrick B-
Enola Holmes B-
Ema B-
The Comeback Trail B-
Nomadland B-
Mank B-
On The Rocks B-
System Crasher B-
Miss Americana B-
Apples B-
The Forty-Year-Old Version B-
Soul B-
I Am Greta B-
Education B-
The Rhythm Section C+
Little Joe C+
The Vast of Night C+
City Hall C+
Mulan C+
Boys State C+
Irresistible C+
VHYes C+
Lost Girls C+
The Way Back C+
Lynn + Lucy C+
Wolfwalkers C+
Greyhound C+
Gunpowder Heart C+
Underwater C
Survival Skills C
Shirley C
Onward C
Gretel and Hansel C
Sonic The Hedgehog C
Guns Akimbo C
I'm Thinking of Ending Things C
John Lewis: Good Trouble C
Words on Bathroom Walls C
Lovers Rock C
Wonder Woman 1984 C
The Invisible Man C
Bill and Ted Face the Music
Totally Under Control C
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm C
Spaceship Earth C
A Sweet Love C
Birds of Prey C-
Three Summers C-
The Lovebirds C-
Love, Guaranteed C-
The New Mutants C-
Antebellum C-
The Hunt C-
The Lodge C-
Kajillionaire C-
Alex Wheatle C-
A Feral World C-
The Last Thing He Wanted C-
New Order D+
Horse Girl D
Artemis Fowl F
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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 05:16:08 AM »
★ ★ ★ ½

★ ★ ★ - Very Good
Jungle Cruise

★ ★ ★ - Good

★ ★ ★ - Okay
Black Widow

★ ★ ½
No Time to Die

★ ★
Wonder Woman 1984

★ ½
The New Mutants

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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 03:08:40 AM »
Other Years
My 2021 in New Releases
My 2022 in New Releases

I'm going to try the 1SO category/rating blending here.

OK, tried it. I like it.

First Cow (Reichardt) 5 STARS
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (Kaufman) 5 STARS
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (Ross & Ross) 4.5 STARS
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (Cohen) 4.5 STARS
Da 5 Bloods (Lee) 4.5 STARS
Driveways (Ahn) 4.5 STARS
House of Hummingbird (Kim) 4.5 STARS
Sorry We Missed You (Loach) 4.5 STARS
System Crasher (Fingscheidt) 4.5 STARS
A White, White Day (Palmason) 4.5 STARS
Bacurau (Filho/Dornelles) 4 STARS
Incitement (Zilberman) 4 STARS
Time (Bradley) 4 STARS
The Wolf House (Cocina/Leon) 4 STARS

Another Round (Vinterberg) 4 STARS
His House (Weekes) 4 STARS
Other Music (Basu/Hatch-Miller) 4 STARS
Sound of Metal (Marder) 4 STARS
The Assistant (Green) 3.5 STARS
Beanpole (Balagov) 3.5 STARS
Collective (Nanau) 3.5 STARS
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (Lebrecht and Newnham) 3.5 STARS
Emma (Wilde) 3.5 STARS
Fourteen (Sallitt) 3.5 STARS
Kajillionaire (July) 3.5 STARS
Mayor (Osit) 3.5 STARS
Save Yourselves! (Fischer & Wilson) 3.5 STARS
Tigertail (Alan Yang) 3.5 STARS
The Vast of Night (Patterson) 3.5 STARS
Vitalina Varela (Costa) 3.5 STARS
Wendy (Zeitlin) 3.5 STARS
Weathering with You (Shinkai) 3.5 STARS
Blow the Man Down (Krudy/Cole) 3 STARS
Dick Johnson is Dead (Johnson) 3 STARS
The Half of It (Wu) 3 STARS
Mangrove (McQueen) 3 STARS
Premature (Green) 3 STARS
Saint Frances (Thompson) 3 STARS
Swallow (Mirabella-Davis) 3 STARS
The Traitor (Bellocchio) 3 STARS
Wonder Woman 1984 (Jenkins) 3 STARS

Color Out of Space (Stanley) 2.5 STARS
Deerskin (Dupieux) 2.5 STARS
Extra Ordinary (Aher & Loughman) 2.5 STARS
The Personal History of David Copperfield (Iannucci) 2.5 STARS
The Infiltrators (Rivera/Ibarra) 2 STARS
The Invisible Man (Whannell) 2 STARS
Jose (Li Cheng) 2 STARS
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (Hittman) 2 STARS
Possessor (Cronenberg, B.) 2 STARS

1-1.5: BAD
Tenet (Nolan) 1.5 STARS
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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 04:13:57 PM »
The ironic thing about 1SO's placeholder rankings is initially Hamilton was the least likely to be released this year and now it is the most likely.


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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2020, 12:57:13 AM »

1. Palm Springs
2. David Byrne's American Utopia
3. Lovers Rock
4. Mangrove
5. Minari
6. The Trip to Greece
7. Time
8. Emma.
9. World of Tomorrow Episode 3: The Absent Destinations of David Prime
10. Boys State

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Burrow, Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, Dick Johnson is Dead, Nomadland, Out, Uncorked

[I still have a few more films to see but this may end up being my Top 10.]

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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2020, 12:02:56 PM »
My top 10 of 2020:

I had the likes of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Parasite, Waves etc in last year's list. And Minari and Nomadland don't get released here until well into 2021 unfortunately.
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Re: The Year So Far (2020)
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2020, 09:23:33 PM »
Top 20 Films of 2020
1. The Assistant (Hulu)
2. Sound of Metal (Amazon Prime)
3. Disclosure (Netflix)
4. Touch Me Not (Kanopy)
5. Crip Camp (Netflix)
6. Shiva Baby
7. Deerskin (HBO Max)
8. Emma. (HBO Max)
9. The Platform (Netflix)
10. The Banker (Apple TV+)
11. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix)
12. Little Fish
13. Sorry We Missed You (Kanopy)
14. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (HBO Max)
15. Detention
16. Palm Springs (Hulu)
17. Cuties (Netflix)
18. Becky
19. Bacurau (Kanopy)
20. Here We Are