Hello everybody! Now that 2020 is officially over, it’s time to check out the “best” and “worst” films of this year. In fact, this year wasn’t exactly the “best”, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected virtually everyone around the world. This also extended to the 2020 film releases, where a large majority of studios mixed and / or delayed their functions through this crisis. Because of this, I was only able to see (and review) 61 films in 2020. In truth, there were a few films in 2020 that still impressed me despite the “huge formwork” of cinemas around the world.
I have already published my list for my 10 worst movies of 2020 and am now ready to share it with my list for best movies of 2020. These films, whether with high expectations, imaginative creativity, or just really good, were my personal best choices for the films I saw over the course of 2020. Before I start number 10, however, take a look at an honorable runner. Oops that almost made it into my top ten best movies of 2020.
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“What you can’t see can still hurt you.”
THE KROODEN: A NEW AGE REVIEW
“A charming and entertaining sequel”
“We’re going to look!”
And now my top ten !!!
10: Mercy only
Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Review: Mercy Review only
Legal dramas have always been a kind of “comfort food”, for both large and small screens. Rich, grainy, and realistic, but subversive, to make for compelling courtroom dramas in many ways. both in fictional environments and “based on a true story”. In 2020, Just Mercy was released, a legal drama film that follows the latter format of the narrative and explores Bryan Stevenson’s argument for Walter McMillian’s injustice. While the film stays close to some mundane narrative tropes for a project like this, it still manages to overcome those challenges (for the most part), thanks in particular to Destin Daniel Cretton’s directing (design and storytelling), a powerful exploration of injustice / a flawed legal racism and some great accomplishments (most notable in Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx). While the film is not the epitome of a legal motion picture and does not cross the boundaries of cinematic innovation, Mercy only is still capable of being a compelling drama that is powerful in its story, meaningful in its journey, and strong in its message. Just like Bryan Stevenson says in the film … “If we could look closely … we can change this world for the better. ” And so it is!
Rating: 4.1 of 5
Review: Mulan review
The truth of Disney’s live-action remakes of its beloved classic cartoons is (at its core) a whimsy business where the movie-going fan base keeps delving into what is changed, changed, or adapted to such a project. Some worked while others failed. 2020s Mulan, a live-action remake of her 1998 animated film, is the former than the latter, thanks largely to director Niki Caro’s approach to the material, the action-oriented tones, the visual aspect / appeal, the solid cast, and the entertainment value. After seeing the other live action remakes from Disney (i.e. Aladdin, Dumbo, and The Lion King), 2020s Mulan is definitely a step forward in the right direction. For me, the film is a finer adaptation from the House of Mouse, as I’m sure that fans of the 1998 animation will like it as much as causal moviegoers. While Disney will most likely continue its trend of revisiting and updating its popular animated properties for new movie presentations, Mulan stands as something the studio should strive for; to keep one foot firmly in the past and the other in uncharted territory. In this regard Mulan is a remake worth fighting for.
8: The last complete measure
Rating: 4.2 of 5
Review: The last full review of the measure
War is waged by nations, but it is people who pay the price. While many stories have been told of battles and victories won during wartime, the aftermath of war has affected millions of people, and while the difficulties of civilian life are numerous, the “war that comes home” is one for soldiers other war. T.The final full measure, a wartime drama, seems to reveal such moments in several soldiers. to offer a film that measures both its sincerity and its poignant importance in equal measure. Yes, the film takes on well-known grounds, but still shines because of the tangible narrative, thematic message from post-war veteran soldiers, and a solid / respectable cast. It’s definitely a crowd puller. one that I would recommend. In summary, The last full measure is still a salutary endeavor; one that welcomes unsung heroes like William H. Pitsenbarger (the main subject of the film), but everyone who gave up / did brave deeds during their time in the military. And besides … I greet you all.
7: Bad boys for life
Rating: 4.2 of 5
Review: Bad Boys for Life review
Long-awaited / belated sequels have become a thing in Hollywood; Dust off proven and successful franchise companies for a new generation and take full advantage of nostalgia and expectations. While most stalled in a slightly “too little, too late” type, Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett returned to the US in 2020 Bad Boys Franchise with the publication of Bad boys for life, the third entry in the series. Overall, the film offers a fun action blockbuster appeal that is reminiscent of both earlier iterations as well as today’s cinematic landscape. Presenting a feature that manages to establish itself at its best in a fine and theatrical groove of high-action thrills, weird beats, and sheer film escape, thanks in particular to the film’s directors (who create a fun spiritual successor to Bay’s Features ) as well as the cast of the film. The end of the film leaves the possibility of a fourth episode open and I’d be happy to see one Bad Boys 4 materialize. Whatever the future for this action film series, Bad boys for life is another successful entry into the franchise and one of the better belated sequels Hollywood has produced in quite a while. The boys (Mike and Marcus) are back … and that’s a good thing.
6: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Rating: 4.4 of 5
Review: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Travel Review
Christmas movies are a time-honored tradition. Seasonal movies can shine during the Christmas break. Dazzling viewers with Christmas spirit and overly sentimental stories about love, family and Christmas party. Since many classic holiday films and TV specials come onto the market this time of year, it has been difficult to find a somewhat “new” unforgettable / timeless Christmas film lately. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas trip seems to break the mold; Providing viewers with a wonderfully colorful feature that appeals to everyone who makes a wish, dreams and has the power of faith. Despite a few minor criticisms, most of the feature is bursting with Christmas fun, thanks to Talbert’s direction, creative steampunk / storybook sets, lively costumes, lyrical music songs, a strong cast of talent, and reinforcement of basic mourning messages. Faith and wonder. If you are looking for something different from the classic Christmas movies, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is the perfect remedy; float in his imaginative nickname; delivers a touching / timeless tale of love and magic that is perfectly embedded in a colorful world of iridescent colors and musical numbers.
5: let him go
Rating: 4.4 of 5
Review: Let him check
In today’s film landscape, the western film genre, a former “go to” genre for large and small screens, has changed and adapted to modern times. become what is now called “neo-westerns”. In this particular category, films reflect the traditions of the western genre but play in the modern / contemporary setting. The film Let Him Go definitely speaks to the medium. Director Thomas Bezucha’s film jumps into the foray into the neo-western film genre by presenting a very human, character-based narrative of family, parental leadership and exciting revenge. While the film has some flaws in its enterprise (i.e., a slow burner pace and artistic flourishes), the film manages to be a gripping narrative of revenge and compelling drama, especially thanks to Bezucha’s direction, an engaging source material. and excellent acting quality in the cast of the feature film (most notably in Costner, Lane, and Manville). Personally, I didn’t expect much from it, but what I made of it was something that was profound and fascinating. a fine piece of cinematic work that the watch is worth. While the neo-western genre is neither quite as popular nor dominant as the film genres action, horror or comedy, let him go stands tall and proud as a beacon for its subgenre category, offering a talented and compelling story about family and how far one would go to protect those who love them most.
Rating: 4.4 of 5
Review: Policy review
The director Christopher Nolan has developed into a very successful and well-known film director in Hollywood filmmaking in recent years. several memorable high-brow and / or cinematic blockbuster hits like Beginning, Dunkirk, and The dark knight Trilogy. Whenever Nolan announces his latest film as a director, the internet news feeds light up as many moviegoers and critics eagerly begin to count down the days until its release. In 2020, movie-goers everywhere saw the release of the film Tenet, Nolan’s latest cinematic endeavor that certainly got a lot of buzz, especially regarding the late release dates and the thematic plot points of the movie narrative. It’s not his best job, however principle is through and through a Nolan film with Nolan’s characteristic style and direction, beautiful cinematography, bombastic musical score, a well-loaded overall presentation, ambitious concepts / themes of the time and a solid cast. For better or for worse, Nolans principle is a haunting project that simply shows off Nolan’s creative mind playing with high-profile concepts and his own unique film style, and shows what non-serial blockbuster endeavors can be achieved in a cinematic landscape that can be achieved from tentpole studio releases of sequels and Franchise is dominated.
Rating: 4.4 of 5
Review: Soul Review
Much like Christopher Nolan’s films, Pixar Animated Studios have dominated animated film landscapers for nearly two decades. Production of high quality cartoons that appeal to many (young and old) and are unforgettable with the typical style of the story, characters and thematic meaning of the studio. Soul is Pixar’s latest film (one of two releases in 2020) Coco or from the inside to the outsidebut stands tall and proud in the studio’s animated library as a great and entertaining film; One that really appeals to everyone in view of the events of 2020. While the narrative complexity may be a little too much for the younger viewers out there, the film is still a punchy and beautiful feature that is sure to encompass it all thanks to the direction of Pete Docter, solid story, heartfelt message, strong themes and solid language talents, Pixar’s signature style conveys with every installment. Whether you’re a fan of Pixar movies or just looking for a great animated feature (or even a soul search), soul is the perfect choice; A lot of heart, promise humor and be a nice reminder not to miss the joys in life.
2: Wolf Wanderer
Rating: 4.5 of 5
Review: Wolfwalker rating
While large animation studios like Disney, Pixar and Illumination Entertainment dominated the cinematic limelight and their animated features topped the charts at the worldwide box office and were popular with many fans, some smaller studios were in the limelight. To produce some of the most beautiful and imaginative comic book stories to last. The fourth animated film by Cartoon Saloon, entitled Wolf Wanderer is a perfect example of what a smaller studio can do; Presenting a film that offers a fine blend of poignant storytelling and creative art to enrich an animated film with imaginative joy. The film is a miracle of magic and friendship and deserves high praise from the directors of the film, a meaningful story, an incredibly amazing animation style, a beautiful score and a solid voice that works across the board in all facets and positions. With the conclusion of this film, Cartoon Saloon closes its chapter on the so-called “Irish Folklore” trilogy of films. What does this mean for the future of the company? Who knows? Let’s hope the studio continues to feature more intriguing features of various stories and myths, including perhaps more Irish folklore. Yet, Wolf Wanderer is a cinema experience that feels like a breath of fresh air; Courageously take viewers on an enchanting adventure that both entertains and symbolizes what powerful and tangible storytelling is possible in such a small animated studio.
Rating: 4.5 of 5
Review: Hamilton review
So … who could do a legal drama of the innocent man’s liberation, a new vacation classic, a three-source entry in the Bad Boys Franchise, a stunning Christopher Nolan feature, and Pixar’s latest animated film. A word…. Hamilton! Yes, while it was a close race between Wolf Wanderer and Hamilton What I’d say is the best movie of 2020, but there was just something about Hamilton that pushed it up slightly to make it to # 1.
Broadway. The name has literally become an icon in many of the shows and productions that have come and gone; They adorn their names, are cast with stars and play famous music songs on the main stage, which everyone can see and produce unforgettable hits over decades. Over the years, Broadway musical productions and shows have shown the art of theater in its various forms. One such mega hit was Hamilton, a 2015 Broadway musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda that received rave reviews. However, the events of the COVID-19 pandemic, which closed films around the world, also affected Broadway. The productions have been suspended since the beginning of the pandemic. Probably because of this, Disney decided to move the schedule up to release a pre-recorded version of the Hamilton Broadway Show until 2020. The result is something wonderful!
Yes, the film is technically a 2020 film (since it was shot a few years ago), but given this year’s variation, I consider this to be part of the 2020 film franchise.
Director Thomas Kali, who directs and films the staging and filming of the legendary play Lin-Manuel Miranda, is always as entertaining and haunting as the Broadway show. Capture the essence and spirit and present the modern masterpiece in an adorable and spectacular way. The presentation of the show is incredibly solid and works effectively in this theatrical medium thanks to the original cast and the tactility of the musical numbers and the energetic meaning of the show. It was definitely something great and deserves the praise (the original Broadway show) that it received. The production, acting, and singing of the play were all well acted and entertaining. It really is something to see especially if you’ve never seen the stage play or the original cast. Overall, the publication is 2020 on Hamilton on Disney + is truly a captivating and fascinating presentation of the famous Broadway production (with the original cast) and the next best thing to see the show from … Good…. Just like the song says … in the room where it happened. And that’s why Hamilton is 2020’s personal favorite movie.
And these are my ten best films of 2020. There have been some films that I haven’t seen so I can’t criticize them (of course) and judge them by my film critics, which is why they might not be on my list. So what do you guys think? What were your “best” films of 2020?