I spent an unnecessary amount of time trying to decide what I was going to do with my Top 10 list for this year. With the Oscars pushing their eligibility window to March, it means movies I really want to see like Minari and Nomadland don't come out until February. That's going to get confusing. Then I thought to myself, Brittani, 10 people read your blog and no one cares where you draw your line. So here I am with my Top 10 of 2020. I'll probably make a Top 15 list next year if I end up loving a bunch of the Oscar holdovers.
Honorable Mentions: The Assistant, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Birds of Prey, Bad Education, Babyteeth, Sylvie's Love, Disclosure, The Vast of Night
My Top 10 Films of 2020
Riz Ahmed is amazing in this and I loved how much of the deaf community it showed.
I know. A contemporary black and white film on my best list? Well The Forty-Year-Old Version is funny, honest, and a must see.
One of the most beautifully shot films of the year is about a girl who swallows random objects. This was such a unique story.
I love the hand drawn animation and the Irish folklore. I can't wait to see what Cartoon Saloon produces next.
It's rare that a documentary makes my best list, but this year made me realize that the majority of the docs I watch are kind of sad or about true crime and while this one does include sad stories, it's absolutely fucking wild.
Hamilton made me SO HAPPY when it first came out. It's exactly what we needed during this pandemic and I'm still listening to the soundtrack all the time.
A quirky film from Miranda July with a wonderful performance from Evan Rachel Wood. This film is really the definition of an indie darling.
This film has a wonderful ensemble cast and feels very relevant in the world today. We've learned nothing.
A film about a teenager girl seeking an abortion that doesn't follow any of the typical roadblocks you'd expect this movie to run into.
Denmark is apparently the drinking capital of the world and Mads Mikkelson is an absolute delight.