Minari (2020)

Those who are invested in film discourse online will be able to tell you about the interesting discussions that Minari has produced this awards season. Despite being an American made movie, about a very American experience, the picture was designated to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Golden Globes on the account of…

I Care A Lot (2020)

I can’t be the only person who thinks that Rosamund Pike is one of the most underrated actresses of her generation. It’s been seven years since she made herself a real household name (despite being around since the early 2000s) in Gone Girl, but for me much of her most interesting work has come in…

Nomadland (2020)

When it comes to long term critical acclaim, there are very few actresses in the last two decades who have built as strong a portfolio as Frances McDormand. From her work with the Coen brothers like Burn After Reading and Moonrise Kingdom to her Oscar winning turn in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, McDormand truly…

News Of The World (2020)

With stars getting ‘cancelled’ left right and centre these days, there are very few performers in the current landscape that have managed to retain their universal appeal in this current cultural landscape. Unless there is a bombshell that I have missed, it might be fair to say that Tom Hanks is one of the remaining…

One Night In Miami… (2020)

Maybe it says more about the films that I personally seek out, but it feels like the past twelve months has been a big period for high profile stage to screen adaptations. Netflix brought us both The Boys In The Band and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in 2020, and now Amazon Studios are jumping into…

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Every now and then a film comes along that social media grabs onto and the hype train begins long before the actual release date. Promising Young Woman was definitely one of those films. On the screen, Brits will know Emerald Fennell from her years on beloved BBC drama Call The Midwife, and the wider world…

Pieces Of A Woman (2020)

Happy new year everybody. We all knew that the sombre moods and events of 2020 wouldn’t simply disappear in a cloud of black smoke on the strike of midnight on December 31st, but wow, 2021 really has come along with the intentions of upstaging his older brother in style. The UK is in an even…

Top Ten: Films Of 2020

Well well well, what can one possibly say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? This has been a year to forget societally, medically, and to a certain extent, cinematically. Many of the year’s big movies were postponed, and from a personal standpoint, many of the big movies that did go ahead proved to be…

Soul (2020)

Happy Holidays everybody. To those who celebrate at this time of year, I hope you were able to have as merry a time as possible even if your original plans were curtailed. With so much unexpected and unusual free time around the bust Christmas period, I carved out a couple of hours last night to…

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Before we start, I’d just like to thank Netflix for almost singlehandedly keeping me fed during this wild year of cinema closures of big release postponements. The company that used to send DVDs in the post one an a time is now the leading force in instant home streaming entertainment, and we’ve really fucking needed…