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Favourites of 2020



My top five films

The Painter and The Thief (pictured above)

Nomadland

Another Round (Thomas Vinterberg interview here)

Rocks

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (article here)


And a further 25 that I loved, listed alphabetically:

Ammonite

The Assistant

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Crip Camp (BAFTA interview here and CARLA interview here)

First Cow

Gunda

Herself

Misbehaviour

The Nest

News of the World

A Perfectly Normal Family (Malou Reymann interview here and video here)

Promising Young Woman (Sundance London roundtable here)

The Reason I Jump

Small Axe (yes, I’m cheating I know it’s 5 films)

Soul

Stray

Supernova (Harry McQueen interview here)

Sweat (Magnus von Horn interview here)

Time

Tove

The Truffle Hunters

White Riot

Wildland (interview here)

The World To Come

Zola (Sundance London roundtable here)


I’m not proud of this but I should admit that I laughed the hardest I have in years at the debutante ball scene in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.


A few great UK 2020 releases like Babyteeth, Parasite, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, And Then We Danced, A White, White Day, Sound of Metal and Saint Maud were on my 2019 list which you can find here: https://www.filmwendy.com/post/highlights-of-2019


My top 15 TV shows of 2020

I May Destroy You

The Morning Show (article here)

Normal People

The Crown

I Hate Suzie

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Schitt’s Creek

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

McMillions

Never Have I Ever

Staged

Unorthodox

Lenox Hill

The Durrells

Industry


And my always-comforting faves: The Dog House, Gogglebox, Great British Bake Off, Masterchef, Portrait Artist of the Year, Flirty Dancing, etc.


My top three books of 2020

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton