Archive for Release Year: 2020

10 posts from 13 May 2023 to 03 September 2020.

  • Tenet

    The Night Manager with nicer effects and less fucking. A Memento of Nolan past. Is this the end of his career, or just the beginning. We live in a twilight world.

  • Ordem Moral

    How to steal a newspaper from your wife between World Wars: force abortions in excess of 5 maids and assorted visitors, then accuse her of hysteria when she absconds with the driver.

  • Listen

    Nem mau nem bom, antes pelo contrário. How does this win so many awards?

  • O Ego de Egas

    Ironically an hagiography, considering the title. It’s a condensed part of his life, mostly exposition, a rookie TV movie.

  • Death to 2020

    Yearly Wipe with actors as talking heads loses some of the edge, but it’s still nice. Lacks Charlie Brooker’s dinghy sofa.

  • Nomadland

    Million Dollar Baby.

  • Colette

    Saucy old French Résistance fighter breaks down completely when visiting the concentration camp where her brother was killed. This is the first time she’s there, after 75 years. Accompanying her is a young historian studying the period, which gets a more raw look into her study subject.

  • A Metamorfose dos Pássaros

    Poetry that let itself be filmed. A very personal and fine arts take on familial loss. “Every frame is a painting” is rarely such an apt description, it is literally true in this film.

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Produced by a Caesar Augustus, this has big shoes to fill, right of the bat on the initial credits. Not even Nic Cage can make this more than a snore fest. Why use this title for Predator with martial arts?

  • The Vanished

    Thought it might not be a low budget thriller with mental health plot points (the modern daemonic possession), but it turns out it was a figment of their imagination all along.