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25 / BMus / Raised by film lovers

Top 20 Films of 2020

Favorite films

  • Stop Making Sense
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★

  • West Side Story

    ★★★★★

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★½

    Love how everyone online (myself included) absolutely ripped this one apart prior to release for the bland visuals and bad jokes, when this actually ended up being one of Marvel’s most visually stunning films, and one of the rare entries where the jokes almost never come at the expense of the drama and emotion. Anyway, I really liked this and it absolutely exceeded my expectations. There are definitely numerous issues, but personally it was just so refreshing to watch a Marvel film as sensitive and comfortable with emotion and slowness as this was.

  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★

    Edgar Wright is the coolest and it was so refreshing to watch a filmmaker under 50 actually use the directing toolbox the way he does. But the clever shot choices, gorgeous visuals, and *incredible* soundtrack only worked for so long before I started wondering what on earth he was actually trying to say with all this. The climax is so thematically vapid and even devoid of thrills or intensity that I almost forgot how much I enjoyed the first half. Oh well! I liked the good parts.

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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★

    “Come on over a minute. I just had some ideas that I’d been thinking about for quite a while, about modulation.”

    I’m a university student. 
    Specifically, I’m in my second year of a Bachelor of Music majoring in Vocal Performance. I’ve been singing and playing piano my whole life. Probably the only reason I’m not pursuing a career in the film industry right now is because I can sing. 
    This past couple weeks in my music theory class I’ve been…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★★

    "As long as you hold on to so much hate, I don't think you're ever going to become what I know you want to become."

    Wow. Hilarious, unsettling, and emotionally complex storytelling here. Some of the best performances of the year, with Frances McDormand at the very top of her game. This isn't a nice movie. It's a movie where the bad guys are more likable than you want them to be and the hero makes choices you don't agree with. Martin McDonagh masterfully walks the line between hilarity and horror throughout, bringing ABBA and Peter Dinklage along for the ride. What a film.