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.

  • Messages

    101

  • True Mothers

    102

  • The Truffle Hunters

    103

  • Tenet

    104

  • Al largo

    105

  • Servants

    106

  • Days

    107

  • Parts & Labour

    108

  • Riders of Justice

    109

  • For the Sake of Calmness

    110

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    111

  • Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

    112

  • The Woman Who Ran

    113

  • Build the Wall

    114

  • Brown Thrasher

    115

  • The Notes of Anna Azzori / A Mirror that Travels through Time

    116

  • The Half of It

    117

  • Intimate Distances

    118

  • She Dies Tomorrow

    119

  • The Lobby

    120

  • The King of Staten Island

    121

  • The Metamorphosis of Birds

    122

  • Sanfield

    123

  • There Is No Evil

    124

  • The Calming

    125

  • Dialogues

    126

  • The Initiation Well

    127

  • Tesla

    128

  • Alex Wheatle

    129

  • Some Kind of Heaven

    130

  • Nomadland

    131

  • The Year of the Discovery

    132

  • Episodes - Spring 2018

    133

  • A POTENTIALITY

    134

  • PSEUDOSPHYNX

    135

  • The White Death of the Black Wizard

    136

  • While Cursed by Specters

    137

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead

    138

  • Black Is King

    139

  • Petit Samedi

    140

  • Shepherds

    141

  • Run

    142

  • Little Girl

    143

  • Non Western

    144

  • Sunsets, everyday

    145

  • Red Moon Tide

    146

  • A Loft Again

    147

  • Untitled Sequence of Gaps

    148

  • King of Sanwi

    149

  • In Sudden Darkness

    150

  • Thank, You

    151

  • dream less

    152

  • Amor Fati

    153

  • Itinerary of Surfaces

    154

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    155

  • The Women's Revenge

    156

  • At Home But Not at Home

    157

  • Mangrove

    158

  • Spring Blossom

    159

  • Air Conditioner

    160

  • Orphea

    161

  • Encounters

    162

  • Corporate Responsibility

    163

  • Curly Takes a Bath by the Sea

    164

  • Das Purpurmeer

    165

  • Herself

    166

  • Gull

    167

  • Dear Comrades!

    168

  • Those That Tremble as If They Were Mad

    169

  • Palm Springs

    170

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    171

  • Summer of 85

    172

  • Zola

    173

  • Film About a Father Who

    174

  • The Scents That Carry Through Walls

    175

  • Soul

    176

  • Happiest Season

    177

  • DeKooning Passed

    178

  • Patent Nr. 314805

    179

  • Days of Cannibalism

    180

  • Who Is Afraid of Ideology? Part 3 Micro Resistances

    181

  • Slow Machine

    182

  • Some Kind of Connection

    183

  • Miss Americana

    184

  • Mank

    185

  • Cold Meridian

    186

  • Imitation of Life

    187

  • The Invisible Man

    188

  • Rio Grande Sun

    189

  • Secret Zoo

    190

  • The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror

    191

  • Promising Young Woman

    192

  • Education

    193

  • French Exit

    194

  • Liminal

    195

  • There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse

    196

  • Semiotics of the City

    197

  • Class Action Park

    198

  • MLK/FBI

    199

  • Rifkin's Festival

    200