4YE Quicklist: A Look Back At Five Of The Best Movies From 2020

A look back at five of the best movies from 2020

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In 2020, movie buffs have had it good, although it has been better. With the production of many movies being put on hold this year, people have been turning to streaming services to get their Hollywood fix. There’s an array of hit shows on the likes of Netflix too, where star of the Umbrella Academy, Elliot Page, has come out as transgender recently. Movies will always be the preferred choice for so many, though.

As with every year, there’s a comprehensive selection of movies to watch. It can be a tough choice to make when deciding what to watch, though. Much like with the array of games available on many gaming sites, most players eventually settle for hit creations like 3 card brag at www.casino.com/uk/blackjack/3-card-brag or turn to another huge release elsewhere. The same applies to movies as it can be hard to decide on a film to watch, although the highly publicised creations tend to be favoured. The smaller, hidden gems can appeal to people also, but they’re harder to come-by. We’ve seen several hit releases this year, though, alongside a whole host of disappointments too. Ultimately, it’s about assessing which genre is for you.

To save you the hassle of having to watch a few stinkers, here’s a selection of the best movies from 2020. Some of them are available to stream online, by the way.

The Assistant

 Providing a detailed and compelling look into gender-imbalanced abuse and unfairness in the workplace, The Assistant is a powerful watch. A movie that will have Harvey Weinstein squirming in his cell, Kitty Green’s creation follows Jane as she embarks on her career in the movie industry, only to end up on the receiving end of exploitative men, corruption, and all-round mistreatment that will resonate with some. Sexism is still an issue in the modern world, and The Assistant perfectly highlights it.

Da 5 Bloods

 Directed by Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods has been on the receiving end of numerous plaudits this year, and it’s easy to see why. A part war movie, part adventure-thriller about four African-American soldiers, Da 5 Bloods is a beautifully powerful story which delves deep into the American racism and imperialism which took place during the Vietnam War. With an array of memorable scenes and some fantastic acting throughout, Da 5 Bloods is one of Spike Lee’s best.

Parasite

A popular movie from this year, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite is nothing short of a masterpiece. A movie full of twists, turns, and with a nod to so many genres, Parasite is easily one of the most entertaining and enthralling movies of the year. As the Kim family and the moneyed Parks family combine in the most unlikely of scenarios, you’ll struggle to know what is going to happen next with this one. A must-watch movie.

First Cow

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Based on Jonathan Raymond’s novel The Half-Life, First Cow follows the story of two friends who go into business with each other using stolen milk from a dairy cow to produce their own cakes. Things don’t go to plan, though, as potential disaster is on the horizon for the pair of pals keen to make something of their criminal enterprise.

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

A unique documentary-fiction hybrid, Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is an experiment that well and truly pays off. With the focus of this creation being on a bar on the outskirts of Las Vegas, there are characters to meet and alcohol-fueled rants to enjoy, alongside what is a chilled out, one of a kind release featuring an array of quirky drunks.

Erika Negrón Rivera
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