Best Films of 2020

I have been looking over other folks' Best of 2020 lists on Letterboxd, and I have to say: thank god I'm a critic. I have access to screeners of films from festivals, stuff that civilians don't get to see for quite some time. Hashtag blessed. Because if I were restricted to the garbage that's been streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, I'd have given up on cinema back in April and right now I'd be making a Best of 2020 on Goodreads.

  • Circumstantial Pleasures

    1

  • Labor of Love

    2

  • Figure Minus Fact

    3

  • Siberia

    4

  • Nasir

    5

  • The Disciple

    6

  • Malmkrog

    7

  • Her Socialist Smile

    8

  • Lovers Rock

    9

  • The Inheritance

    10

  • Autoficción

    11

  • Apiyemiyekî?

    12

  • Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

    13

  • DAU. Natasha

    14

  • The Cloud in Her Room

    15

  • Maggie's Farm

    16

  • The Human Voice

    17

  • Flying Over Brooklyn

    18

  • Time

    19

  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    20

  • Window Boy Would Also Like to Have a Submarine

    21

  • Alfred

    22

  • Nature

    23

  • Inventing the Future

    24

  • Isabella

    25

  • Making a Diagonal With Music

    26

  • The Last City

    27

  • Shirley

    28

  • Uppercase Print

    29

  • Pomp

    30

  • Trust Study #1

    31

  • Distance Film

    32

  • France Against the Robots

    33

  • Undine

    34

  • As Long as There Is Breath

    35

  • Stump the Guesser

    36

  • The Monopoly of Violence

    37

  • Marriage Story

    38

  • An Arrow Pointing to a Hole

    39

  • David Byrne's American Utopia

    40

  • Cinetracts '20

    41

  • Reach Capacity

    42

  • Point and Line to Plane

    43

  • Beginning

    44

  • Glimpses from a Visit to Orkney in Summer 1995

    45

  • Red, White and Blue

    46

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    47

  • I've Been Afraid

    48

  • Her Name Was Europa

    49

  • Correspondence

    50

  • The Kid Detective

    51

  • The Pageant

    52

  • TEAL

    53

  • This Day Won’t Last

    54

  • Happy Valley

    55

  • Fire Fly EYE

    56

  • Da 5 Bloods

    57

  • Oceano Mare

    58

  • Object Lessons, or: What Happened Whitsunday

    59

  • City Hall

    60

  • Maat Means Land

    61

  • A Woman in Trouble Is a Temporary Thing

    62

  • The Mole Agent

    63

  • A Revolt Without Images

    64

  • Another Round

    65

  • Homage to the Work of Philip Henry Gosse

    66

  • His House

    67

  • No Archive Can Restore You

    68

  • Pyrale

    69

  • - force -

    70

  • Still Processing

    71

  • mockingbird

    72

  • Resident Ground Floor

    73

  • s01e03

    74

  • Notturno

    75

  • Nan

    76

  • The Nest

    77

  • No Ordinary Man

    78

  • Paris Calligrammes

    79

  • Medium

    80

  • Letter From Your Far-off Country

    81

  • Tape 39

    82

  • maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore

    83

  • Apparition

    84

  • The Game of Shifting Mirrors

    85

  • The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

    86

  • The Red Filter is Withdrawn.

    87

  • Downstream to Kinshasa

    88

  • Hidden

    89

  • Flowers blooming in our throats

    90

  • Nardjes A.

    91

  • Movie That Invites Pausing

    92

  • Humongous!

    93

  • The Marriage Project

    94

  • Kajillionaire

    95

  • The Salt of Tears

    96

  • Irradiated

    97

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    98

  • Barneys New York

    99

  • Messages

    100