30 December 2020
2020 in review: Film and TV
I barely watched any new films this year. Well I did, but not in my usually voracious way.
Normally I like to recount my favourite films that I first watched this year regardless of their release date, so here goes:
- On the Waterfront - so good. It's reinforced how much I'd like to start pigeon fancying once I retire.
- Cool Hand Luke - full of religious symbolism, and the egg eating competition is hilarious.
- Day of the Dead - so fun and angry and gross and heartwarming. Loved it.
- An American Pickle - hilarious and insightful.
- Hidden Figures - glossy feel-good movie that celebrates scientific achievement. Rare!
- Official Secrets - downbeat film about recent UK history.
- TENET - it has to go on the list as it's one of the only films I saw at the cinema this year. I liked it.
- The John Wick trilogy - blazed through all three in as many days. Lovely to see so much jiu-jitsu on display.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home - so fun to watch with the boy.
Some films that are top of my to-watch list for early 2021:
- Barry Lyndon
- Exodus: Gods and Kings
- First Reformed
- Ford v Ferrari
- The King Of Staten Island
Some TV that I enjoyed:
- Succession - as good as everyone says.
- The Morning Show - glossy.
- The Crown - the music is brilliant.
- F is for Family - hilarious.