/Film’s Top 15 Films of 2020

Slashfilm Best Movies of 2020

Over the past week, we have published individual top 10 movies of 2020 lists representing each member of the /Film staff. And today, we present the grand climax of that endeavor: the site’s overall Top 15 Movies of 2020 list.

Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Ben Pearson, Hoai-Tran Bui, and Chris Evangelista all contributed to this feature, with their personal lists being used to determine what made this main list and what did not. Let’s say goodbye to 2020 by celebrating one of its few silver linings – the movies.

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Hoai-Tran Bui’s Top 10 Films of 2020

Hoai-Tran Bui Top 10 Movies of 2020

There’s the temptation every year to say, “This was a bad year for movies,” which is rarely ever the case. But 2020 certainly flirted with that idea, with the pandemic pushing many studio films to next year and making all other films nearly impossible to watch without a press badge at a film festival. More than anything, it was a weird year for movies, a year where entertainment became a safe haven from the horrors of reality and where we all flocked to films that either comforted us, or numbed us, or dared us to find the awful parallels in our entertainment and the real world.

For me, my top movies of the year were a mixture of all of the above. I was equally comforted and challenged by these movies, or at the very least, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. Maybe that’s the kind of film that will define 2020, the one that captures that weird mixed bag of emotions that kept us going through the purgatory of quarantine.

Anyway, here are my top 10 movies of 2020.

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Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Films of 2020

Top 10 films of 2020

A common refrain over the past few months has been that 2020, in addition to being a rough year for everyone overall, was also a rough year for movies. But while the pandemic’s impact on the entertainment industry cannot be overstated (and may not truly be known for several more years), and several big-budget movies were bumped further down the release calendar, I’m not ready to relegate the films of 2020 to the same scrap heap that the rest of the year deserved. There were plenty of great films that made their way to audiences – you just had to do a bit more digging to find some of them.

Looking back at a year we’d all rather forget, I’ll happily remember these films as buoys which helped keep me afloat during some scary, discouraging times. These are my ten favorite movies of 2020. Read More »

Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2020

Top 10 Movies of 2020 Chris Evangelista

It’s been a very, very weird year. And the movie landscape was severely hampered by a pandemic that closed down most movie theaters and had studios shuffling release dates to and fro. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t great movies that found their way to screens big and small. Amidst all the chaos and confusion, wonderful movies arrived and – if they were lucky – found their audience. With the year now in the rearview, here are my top 10 movies of 2020, and here’s to 2021 – dear god, let it be better for everyone.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now Ending Things

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

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/Filmcast Ep. 584 – I’m Thinking of Ending Things

i'm thinking of ending things first look

The Slashfilmcast avoids Tenent while movie goers in China reject Mulan. For the feature review, David, Devindra, and Jeff watch I’m Thinking of Ending things, the newest Charlie Kaufman film on Netflix. Tune in to find out which cast member was thinking of ending the movie.
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Charlie Kaufman stopped caring

2015’s Anomalisa sounds like it nearly broke Charlie Kaufman. Well, not the movie itself, but more the reaction to it – or, even more specifically, the lack of reaction to it. The filmmaker, who directed 2008’s Synecdoche, New York, 2015’s Anomalisa, and is back with this year’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things, says he “just stopped caring” about directing after Anomalisa flopped at the box office. Read More »

i'm thinking of ending things review

“I’m thinking of ending things.” So thinks a young woman (Jessie Buckley) as she sets off for a road trip with her boyfriend Jake (Jesse Plemons) to meet Jake’s parents. The young couple has been dating for about six weeks, and there’s a spark between them – albeit an awkward one. But as the car plods on, the snow drifts down, and the wiper blades hypnotically cut back and forth, the young woman can’t shake that thought, lodged in her brain like song lyrics, or a parasite. “I’m thinking of ending things.” Just what is she thinking of ending? The relationship with Jake? Or something else? And why is Jake suddenly acting so strange?

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the good place one-hour special

Wow, the summer is almost over! Hard to believe since we’ve all been having so much fun, doing all these summer activities like staying indoors and fearing for our lives. Anyway, as August ends and September rolls in, a whole new slew of new stuff arrives on Netflix. So here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in September 2020.

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i'm thinking of ending things trailer

Charlie Kaufman is back with I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a creepy story of a young woman who takes a trip to meet her boyfriend’s parents. Sounds harmless enough, right? Well…just wait. The film is an adaptation of the haunting Iain Reid novel of the same name, and features Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis. The first trailer for the film just arrived, and you can check it out below.

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