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Mank is a 2020 American biographical drama film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941). Directed by David Fincher, based on a screenplay by his late father Jack Fincher, the film was produced by Ceán Chaffin, Douglas Urbanski, and Eric Roth. It stars Gary Oldman in the title role, alongside Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossman, and Charles Dance.
- The Disciple
IMDb summary: Self-doubt, sacrifice and struggle converge into an existential crisis for a devoted classical vocalist as the mastery he strives for remains elusive.
The Disciple is a 2020 Indian Marathi-language drama film written, directed and edited by Chaitanya Tamhane. It stars Aditya Modak, Arun Dravid, Sumitra Bhave, Deepika Bhide Bhagwat, and Kiran Yadnyopavit. Alfonso Cuarón serves as an executive producer.
It was entered into the main competition section at the 77th Venice International Film Festival, becoming the first Indian film since Monsoon Wedding (2001) to compete at the festival. At Venice, the film won FIPRESCI International Critics Prize presented by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI, short for Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique) and the Best Screenplay award. It was also screened at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was named a winner of the Amplify Voices Award. Netflix acquired the distribution rights of the film and it was released through the streaming platform on 30 April 2021.
- Nuevo orden (New Order)
IMDb summary: A lavish high-society wedding unexpectedly turns into a class struggle that leads to a violent coup.
New Order (Spanish: Nuevo orden) is a 2020 Mexican-French art dystopian thriller film written, directed, produced and edited by Michel Franco. The film follows an upper class couple in Mexico City whose wedding is invaded by rioters amidst a nationwide working class uprising. The film stars Naian González Norvind, Diego Boneta and Mónica Del Carmen.
The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 10, 2020, before having its Mexican release on October 22, 2020. The film was met with mixed to negative reviews by both critics and audiences worldwide, particularly for the way it portrays social tensions between upper and lower classes in Mexico as a darker-skinned underclass attack against a lighter-skinned elite.
IMDb summary: In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah's Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana's inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires.
Beginning (Georgian: დასაწყისი, dasats’q’isi, Dasatskisi), originally given the working title Naked Sky, is a Georgian-French drama film, directed by Déa Kulumbegashvili and released in 2020.
The film was named as an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in May 2020, but was not screened there due to the COVID-19 pandemic, yet it played in the Cannes 4-day event along with three other films. The film had its actual premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2020, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. It was subsequently screened and won awards at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and holds the record for the most award in the main competition of the festival taking home Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress.
IMDb summary: A landowner, a politician, a countess, a General and his wife gather in a spacious manor house and discuss death, war, progress and morality. As time passes by, the discussion becomes more serious and heated. (© IMDb)
Director: Cristi Puiu
Malmkrog is a 2020 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Cristi Puiu.
Set in turn-of-the-20th-century Transylvania, at the snowy hillside manor of a blithe aristocrat named Nikolai (Frédéric Schulz-Richard), the film follows for nearly the entirety of its 200 minutes a series of winding conversations between a group of bourgeois elite—among them a Russian general's wife (Diana Sakalauskaité), a devout young Christian girl (Marina Palii), a Franco-Russian nobleman (Ugo Broussot), and a middle-aged woman (Agathe Bosch) whose pessimistic worldview seems to embody the essence of Solovyov's book.
- Lovers Rock
IMDb summary: A single evening at a house party in 1980s West London sets the scene, developing intertwined relationships against a background of violence, romance and music.
Lovers Rock is a 2020 romance film directed by Steve McQueen and co-written by McQueen and Courttia Newland. It stars Micheal Ward and Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn as two lovers who meet at a reggae house party in 1980 in West London. The film was released as part of the anthology series Small Axe on BBC One on 22 November 2020 and Amazon Prime Video on 27 November 2020. It premiered as an opening film at the 58th New York Film Festival on 24 September 2020.
IMDb summary: A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. The film is written, edited, produced, and directed by Chloé Zhao, and stars Frances McDormand (who is also a producer on the film) as a vandwelling working nomad who leaves her hometown after her husband dies and the sole industry closes down, to be "houseless" and travel around the United States. David Strathairn also stars in a supporting role. A number of real-life nomads appear as fictionalized versions of themselves, including Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells.
IMDb summary: After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.
Soul is a 2020 American computer-animated fantasy comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers, the film stars the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Questlove, and Angela Bassett. The story follows a middle school music teacher named Joe Gardner, who seeks to reunite his soul and his body after they are accidentally separated, just before his big break as a jazz musician. Soul is the first Pixar film to feature an African-American protagonist.
IMDb summary: Kang lives alone in a big house, Non in a small apartment in town. They meet, and then part, their days flowing on as before.
Days (Chinese: 日子) is a 2020 Taiwanese drama film directed by Tsai Ming-liang. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival. It won the jury Teddy Award at the 70th Berlinale.
Typical of many Tsai Ming-liang films, Days is minimalist, slowly paced, and features little dialogue, without subtitles. Lee Kang-sheng plays Kang, and Non is portrayed by Anong Houngheuangsy, a Laotian immigrant to Thailand in his first film role.
IMDb summary: Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Tenet is a 2020 science fiction action film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, who produced it with Emma Thomas. A co-production between the United Kingdom and United States, it stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. The film follows a secret agent who learns to manipulate the flow of time to prevent an attack from the future that threatens to annihilate the present world.
Nolan took more than five years to write the screenplay after deliberating about Tenet's central ideas for over a decade. Pre-production began in late 2018, casting took place in March 2019, and principal photography lasted six months, from May to November, in Denmark, Estonia, India, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema shot on 65 mm film and IMAX. Scenes of time manipulation were filmed both backwards and forwards. Over one hundred vessels and thousands of extras were used.
📺 TV Series
- I May Destroy You
Created by Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You follows Arabella, a carefree and up-and-coming author who struggles to remember what happened to her after a night out with friends. After Chewing Gum, Michaela has once again created a breathtaking series that gets better and better with each episode. She manages to weave together humor and drama so perfectly that it's hard not to be mesmerised by both the character of Arabella and Michaela's writing. Every episode is masterfully crafted, and it's a testament to Michaela's ability to place herself and her experiences front and center in this amazing TV series.
- Normal People
- PEN15 (Season 2)
- The Queen's Gambit
- Schitt's Creek (Season 6)
- Never Have I Ever
- The Good Place (Season 4)
- Ted Lasso
- Insecure (Season 4)
- Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
- The Crown (Season 4)
- Julie and the Phantoms
- Fiona Apple — Fetch the Bolt Cutters
- Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud
- Moses Sumney: græ
The sprawling second album from the crystal-voiced singer-songwriter is a riot of moods. Moses Sumney widens the scope of his work and takes full account of his self, warts and all.
- Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher
- Perfume Genius: Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
- Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways
- Yves Tumor: Heaven to a Tortured Mind
- Haim: Women in Music Pt. III
- Jessie Ware: What’s Your Pleasure?
- Bad Bunny: YHLQMDLG
- Adrianne Lenker: songs / instrumentals
- Lil Uzi Vert: Eternal Atake
- The Microphones: Microphones in 2020
- Rabbit Hole
- Home Cooking
- Staying In with Emily & Kumail
- Working It Out
- Motive: Season 3
- Unspooled Season 2: The New 100
- Dead Eyes
- Slow Burn: David Duke
- Wind of Change