We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema — we’re Cinebuds.
Yeah, it’s been a weird year for movies. We started normal, in theaters, then they came screaming to a halt, then for a ton of money on demand, and now kind of a hybrid of online rental and going straight to a streaming service for free. Usually our lists would consist of mostly movies that had come out in the past month or two, front loading for Oscar contention, maybe a couple sleepers from early in the year, but a lot of critical consensus. This year it feels like we hardly even watched the same movies. Yet, a lot of GREAT movies have been released in 2020. One pattern that we noticed was that there were a lot of really high quality documentaries that were released. Most of the blockbusters go shelved, but docs are kind of on their own stream of releases, and they came in strong this year.
So, let’s take a look at our Top 10 Movies of 2020.
Kpolly’s Top 10 of 2020
9. The Photograph
8. In My Blood It Runs
7. The Twentieth Century
6. So Late So Soon
5. Dark City Beneath the Beat
4. Mucho Mucho Amor
Justin’s Top 10 of 2020
10. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (lolol had to have a weird comfort one for a weird year. Available on Netflix)
9. Time (Amazon Prime)
8. Dick Johnson is Dead (Netflix)
7. Mucho Much Amor (Netflix)
6. Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
5. All In: The Fight For Democracy (Hulu)
4. Palm Springs (Hulu)
We did actually finish our lists, but you will have to listen to the podcast to figure them out.
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