2020

jaye jaye’s year in review

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 613 Films watched
  • 51.1 Average per month
  • 11.8 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

The Living Dead

Jan 1

Most Watched

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

4 times

Alice Júnior

3 times

Emma.

3 times

The Living Dead

twice

Carol

twice

Last Film

The Untamed

Dec 31

Featured lists

2020 Cinema

jaye

Plus:*To Share a Flame/ dele en flamme, Dir. Kathleen Johnsen, February…

  • Only Cloud Knows
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Adoring
  • Vagabond
  • Uncut Gems
  • Midnight Family
  • Duet for Cannibals
  • Varda by Agnès
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • The Gleaners and I
  • Faces Places
  • Underwater
  • Just Mercy
  • White Snake
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Little Joe
  • 1917
  • The Rhythm Section
  • Gretel & Hansel
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

2020 #directedbywomen

jaye

I am not including co-directing teams unless both directors are women. Please…

  • Posthumous
  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Vita & Virginia
  • Vagabond
  • Duet for Cannibals
  • Varda by Agnès
  • Love in a Fallen City
  • The Gleaners and I
  • Faces Places
  • Little Woods
  • Little Joe
  • The Rhythm Section
  • The Last Women Standing
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Water Lilies
  • The Photograph
  • Happy Ending
  • My Life as a Comedian
  • The Seer and the Unseen

2020 Home

jaye

Plus:*Rich Atmosphere: The Music of Merchant-Ivory Films, Dir. Stephen Soucy 8/27…

  • The Living Dead
  • Posthumous
  • Starfish
  • Vita & Virginia
  • The Housemaid
  • Love in a Fallen City
  • Only You
  • Swing Kids
  • In the Aisles
  • Little Woods
  • Moonstruck
  • Photograph
  • The Last Women Standing
  • The Phantom Lover
  • Duckweed
  • Water Lilies
  • Spy
  • River of Grass
  • Red River
  • Blow the Man Down

2020 Opera/Theatre/Live

jaye

Plus:* RUSALKA (Des Moines Metro Opera) (July 11, 2020)
* JULIE:…

  • National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors
  • Company
  • National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre
  • The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
  • National Theatre Live: Treasure Island
  • Buyer and Cellar
  • Love Never Dies
  • National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
  • Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
  • National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra
  • Prince and the Revolution: Live
  • Sea Wall
  • National Theatre Live: Barber Shop Chronicles
  • Thomas Adès: The Exterminating Angel
  • A Monster Calls
  • National Theatre Live: Coriolanus
  • The Wiz Live!
  • National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III
  • National Theatre Live: Small Island
  • Massenet: Cendrillon

Genres, countries & languages

Drama
291 films
Comedy
173 films
Romance
154 films
Thriller
60 films
Horror
51 films
Crime
49 films
Fantasy
49 films
Music
48 films
Action
45 films
Sci Fi
38 films
USA
313 films
UK
95 films
China
31 films
France
27 films
Canada
23 films
Germany
18 films
Japan
17 films
South Korea
12 films
Hong Kong
12 films
Sweden
9 films
English
455 films
French
48 films
Chinese
47 films
German
32 films
Italian
29 films
Spanish
26 films
Japanese
20 films
Korean
13 films
Russian
13 films
Cantonese
12 films

Breakdown

2020 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Stars

Directors

Crew & studios

jaye’s most liked review

The Christmas Setup

The Christmas Setup

Me all through this movie: OH NO I LOVE IT

All of these movies do the hard sell on the benefits of a hometown life, but I love the new angle on that here, where queer culture and queer history are reasons to stay in your hometown and not things…

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jaye’s most liked list

Posthumous
Cléo from 5 to 7
Vita & Virginia

2020 #directedbywomen

I am not including co-directing teams unless both directors are women. Please let me know if I've erroneously added someone to this list!

Plus:
Local Sightings 2020:
* Capitol Hill Arts District, dir. Angela Bernardoni & Laura Jean Cronin (9/19)
* Amenta Alioto – "Plant It", dir. Alberta Poon (9/23)
*…

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Highs and lows

Highest Average

Parasite
Average weighted rating:

4.6

Lowest Average

A New York Christmas Wedding
Average weighted rating:

2.2

Most Popular

Parasite
Average weighted rating:

4.6

Most Obscure

The Ice Break - Tippett

Films jaye watched in 2020

  • The Untamed
  • The Living Dead
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Barking Dogs Never Bite
  • Yuri!!! on Ice
  • City Hall
  • National Theatre Live: Dick Whittington – A Pantomime for 2020
  • Send Me to the Clouds
  • The Mad Miss Manton
  • Sylvie's Love
  • The Apartment
  • Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
  • Hear Me
  • Under the Hawthorn Tree
  • Your Name Engraved Herein
  • A Muppet Family Christmas
  • Doctor Who: Last Christmas
  • Carol
  • Last Christmas
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Lady on a Train
  • Auntie Mame
  • A New York Christmas Wedding
  • Persuasion
  • Flying
  • Coffee or Tea?
  • Remember the Night
  • All That Jazz
  • Geheimzutat: Liebe
  • Moon of a Sleepless Night
  • Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
  • The Christmas Setup
  • Bernard and the Genie
  • Christmas Trade
  • Love at the Christmas Table
  • 2nd Chance for Christmas
  • Bell, Book and Candle
  • Pigtails
  • Hockey Night
  • Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday
  • Norman the Snowman: On a Night of Shooting Stars
  • Crimson Peak
  • The Haunting
  • First Cow: A Place in This World
  • Kick-Heart
  • Christmas Connection
  • Norman the Snowman: The Northern Lights
  • 0.5 mm
  • My Baby Bright
  • Li'l Spider Girl
  • First Cow
  • Christmas She Wrote
  • The Holiday
  • Tokyo Marble Chocolate
  • Wardrobe Dwellers
  • Ammonite
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister
  • Revealing Anne Lister
  • Gon, The Little Fox
  • Noelle
  • Macbeth
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
  • The Princess Switch
  • Christmas Do-Over
  • Snowglobe
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Holiday in Handcuffs
  • Snow
  • Love of Siam
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Tomboy
  • Happy Death Day 2U
  • Night Nurse
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • National Theatre Live: Death of England: Delroy
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Happiest Season
  • Strauss: Elektra
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Metropolitan Opera Live — Marnie
  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Addicted Heroin
  • The Christmas House
  • A Nashville Christmas Carol
  • A Timeless Christmas
  • Snow Bride
  • I Told Sunset About You
  • The Donut King
  • The Lake House
  • Wild Grass
  • The Stranded
  • Mr. Heart
  • Richard II
  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
  • Parting Glances
  • One Royal Holiday
  • Alice Júnior
  • Working Girls
  • Greetings from Africa
  • The Potluck and the Passion
  • An Untitled Portrait
  • Vanilla Sex
  • She Don't Fade
  • Janine
  • Soul Mate
  • Carol
  • Three on a Match
  • The Racket
  • Being Shakespeare
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • Earth Girls Are Easy
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Lawyer Man
  • Footlight Parade
  • Blonde Crazy
  • Union Depot
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • The Skeleton Twins
  • Merrily We Go to Hell
  • The Owls
  • Black Christmas
  • Mad Love
  • The Beast with Five Fingers
  • Nocturne
  • Vamps
  • The Innocents
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • John Adams: Nixon in China
  • Mermaids
  • The Tempest
  • The City of the Dead
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • The Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina
  • Scream
  • Rebecca
  • Village of the Damned
  • Children of the Damned
  • Le comte Ory
  • Oculus
  • Absentia
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor
  • Spider Baby
  • Henry IV
  • Rebecca
  • Mark of the Vampire
  • Mozart: Così fan tutte
  • Since I Been Down
  • The Whispering
  • Rebecca
  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia
  • Donizetti: Don Pasquale
  • Evil Eye
  • Met Opera — Donizetti: Roberto Devereux
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Met Opera — Donizetti: Maria Stuarda
  • Twitches
  • The Heiress
  • Met Opera — Donizetti: Anna Bolena
  • Fast Color
  • Julius Caesar
  • Lucia di Lammermoor
  • The Awakening
  • The Black Sleep
  • She Dies Tomorrow
  • Götterdämmerung
  • Slumber Party Massacre III
  • Black Box
  • Top Hat
  • Siegfried
  • Die Walküre
  • Misbehaviour
  • Das Rheingold
  • Hocus Pocus
  • The Mimic
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Slumber Party Massacre II
  • The Vanishing
  • The Quiet Family
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Olivia
  • Mädchen in Uniform
  • Till Then
  • Private Lives
  • The Clouds That Touch Us Out of Clear Skies
  • One Shot
  • Straight Hustle
  • maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore
  • Yai Nin
  • Headless into Night
  • I Am Me
  • The World Is Bright
  • Our Troll
  • Another Word for Learning
  • Auntie Zariyah
  • AJE IJO: 7 Reflections
  • Yellow Peril: Queer Destiny
  • All on a Mardi Gras Day
  • I Am Not a Witch
  • Summerland
  • Gold Diggers of 1933
  • Poppy Goes to Hollywood
  • The Roots Remain
  • Paulina

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Highly rated films jaye is yet to see

  • Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always
  • The Father
  • What the Constitution Means to Me
  • Black Is King
  • Wolfwalkers
  • Minari
  • Violet Evergarden: The Movie
  • Quo vadis, Aida?

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