Christopher Landon As with his prior Black Coal, Thin Ice, Chinese director Diao Yinan’s The Wild Goose Lake has a coiled intensity that amplifies its romantic fatalism. Matt Helm, PG-13 Faced with this unexpected and debilitating turn of events, Ahmed’s Ruben is forced by his bandmate/partner Lou (Olivia Cooke) to leave their tour and park his Airstream trailer at a home for the deaf run by generous but stern Joe (Paul Raci). Throw in nods to Apocalypse Now, The Bridge on the River Kwai and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and you have an epic that’s bursting at the seams, occasionally to its overstuffed detriment. Presenting its story through fractured plotting and dreamy monologues, the Portuguese master’s latest is a series of tableaus of lovelorn grief concerning not only Vitalina but also an aged priest in spiritual crisis and another young man poised to endure his own tragedy. Stars: Hey it's been a tough year. | | Margot Robbie, In keeping with its predecessors, the duo’s latest colors its humor with a strain of wistful regret rooted in their thorny feelings about transitioning into middle age. | Hot-button issues emerge naturally out of this basic premise, thereby letting Whannell sidestep overt preaching in favor of orchestrating a series of finely tuned set pieces in which lethal danger might materialize at any moment, from any direction. Max Barbakow | Chris Pine, Rosamund Pike, | At four-and-a-half hours, the legend’s latest sociological investigation paints a sprawling portrait of the work that goes into maintaining, and improving, a metropolis, especially when said locale is undergoing a significant demographic transformation (55% of Boston is now non-white), and its economic inequality is complicated by a host of racial, gender and class-related issues. Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city. Writer/director Bryan Bertino once again takes a simple premise and maximizes it for unbearable tension, drawing out white-knuckle suspense from Louise and Michael’s efforts to grapple with tragedy (and impending loss) while simultaneously reckoning with unholy forces beyond their comprehension or control. | Stars: Part Cowardly Lion, part Bugs Bunny, and altogether ferocious even as his sanity frays, Hardy’s Capone is yet another triumph for the star, who ultimately captures his protagonist less through imposing physicality than via his dark, glassy, lost eyes. Kingsley Ben-Adir, Tom Hardy’s gift for hulking intensity and charismatic growling are in full effect in Capone, a fictionalized account of the last year in the life of the legendary American gangster. | | This is a list of American films that were released in 2020.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous notable films that were originally scheduled for release from mid-March to December were postponed to release in mid through late 2020 and in 2021, or were released on video on demand or on streaming services throughout 2020. Kiera Allen, Oldman is magnetic as the dissolute scribe, and Seyfried is even better as the not-as-dumb-as-you-think blonde starlet. Beset by hunger, the two come upon the home of a witch (Alice Krige), whose feasts are as mouth-watering as her magic lessons for Gretel are simultaneously empowering and unnerving. An opening scene in which Yoko fails to catch a mythical big fish in Aydar Lake – and then has her femininity blamed for this letdown – serves as a gentle metaphor for her ensuing search for purpose, freedom and confidence to face a strange world that seems intent on menacing her, be it police officers whose questions and demands she doesn’t understand, or an amusement park ride that spins her into near oblivion. At the same time, his centerpiece sequences are models of formal precision and depth, as protracted shots across sprawling fields, through crowded gymnasiums, and in and out of cramped buildings create pulse-pounding tension while simultaneously conveying the propulsive flow and binding, interconnected nature of narrative storytelling itself. Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis’ intimate direction captures this family’s saga through ups (Brian’s new marriage) and downs (an unthinkable loss), in the process conveying how our dispositions and adult paths are inherently shaped by our parents (and the values they teach) as well as by the calamitous incidents that detonate our sense of stability. David Fincher Diana must contend with a work colleague and businessman, whose desire for extreme wealth sends the world down a path of destruction, after an ancient artifact that grants wishes goes missing. Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson are genre filmmakers adept at crafting time-travel stories that double as subtle inquiries into the human condition, and their latest, Synchronic, is their most straightforward and high-profile venture to date. Christopher Nolan Misha Osherovich, TV-14 $84.16M, PG-13 With City Hall, 90-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman trains his critical eye on the city of Boston and the many civic institutions and organizations that keep it running. | TV-Highlights, Hollywood Stars, Sport-News und Multimedia-Trends – das ist die Welt von TV Movie, die alle 14 Tage neu erscheint. Speaking to Comicbook.com, the 39-year-old actor dished about the prospect of a fourth movie … Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sarah Paulson, 120 min A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself. | It introduced us to a lot of characters, although many of them would be recast later. From vast sights of the snow-capped Andes, to grainy on-the-street video footage of Pinochet tyranny, to introspective interviews with fellow artists, Guzmán’s film (the third entry in a trilogy that also includes Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button) examines the catastrophic upheaval of 1973’s coup d’état, and the lingering scars it left on him and the country’s citizens. daughter. Action, Adventure, Comedy. From those who acted in movies and the stage, to sitcom stars, television hosts, reality show stars, musicians, writers, producers, and more, it was a rough year for losses in entertainment. The film’s formal grandeur – its compositional precision, and painterly interplay of light and dark – is overwhelming, as is the majestic presence of Vitalina herself. Director: Stars: | Stars: Those truly escalate once Buckley and Plemons’ protagonists have dinner with Jake’s crazy mom (Toni Collette) and dad (David Thewlis), and then forge onward into a snowy night where an encounter with ice cream shop girls and a trip to Jake’s old high school—and a meeting with a mysterious janitor (Guy Boyd)—further mark the proceedings as a journey into the subconscious. Antonio Campos Chris Hemsworth, | Courtesy of Ma’s demanding diva imperiousness and Levee’s cock-of-the-walk arrogance, the session becomes a powder keg whose fuses are related to African-American oppression, ambition and music-industry exploitation. James McArdle, PG-13 Anne Hathaway, Framing characters amidst forest greenery or through constricting cabin windows, and setting its action to the serene sounds of its rural environment – snapping twigs, chirping birds, running water, human breath – it’s an empathetic vision of profound male friendship and perilous capitalist enterprise. The murderous threesome seems to have leapt to life from a painted music box coveted by the couple’s child, thereby casting the proceedings as a symbolic portrait of heartache as a never-ending predator intent on destruction. 124 min Stars: Comedy, Musical, Romance. In private moments alone and between the two, the director illustrates how the act of seeing each other – truly, and without prejudice – is key to their shared affection, thereby turning his documentary into a tribute to the transformative power of empathy. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon follow the path first traversed by Odysseus in The Trip To Greece, once again engaging in the witty banter and dueling celebrity impressions that have become the hallmark of this Michael Winterbottom-stewarded comedy series. Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Joost, Tom Holland, Paul Greengrass Called back to their rural Australian childhood home after matriarch Edna (Roby Nevin) goes temporarily missing, Kay (Emily Mortimer) and daughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) discover that the past refuses to remain dormant. Driveways isn’t simply one of the late Brian Dennehy’s final performances—it’s also one of his finest. Article reviewed on May 13, 2020. 174 min On a Cape Cod getaway, aspiring astrobiologist Emily (liana Liberato) and her going-nowhere boyfriend Randall (Noah Le Gros) wind up sharing accommodations with fiftysomething couple Jane (Maryann Nagel) and Mitch (Jake Weber), friends of Randall’s dad. Less an attempt at a cohesive life story than an act of experimental expressionistic portraiture, it’s an audacious drama that energizes the staid biopic genre. Jack Cunningham was a high school basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Back in 2000, the movie blew us away. | Movies from 2020 by laurilahtinen-24592 | created - 04 May 2019 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public Just a list of movies from 2020 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Director: A complete list of 2017 movies. Two elven brothers embark on a quest to bring their father back for one day. Drama, Horror, Mystery. Director: Weeks’ scares are assured, and all the better for being intertwined with his protagonists’ complicated refugee circumstances, with Bol eager to fit in and Rial increasingly resentful about her rootless condition. This subterfuge is demanded by Cristi’s gangster bosses, with whom he’s both in league with and tasked with nabbing by his law enforcement chief Magda (Rodica Lazar). Action, Crime, Sci-Fi. At its midway point, McQueen’s film becomes a straightforward courtroom drama about the fight against prejudice and for justice. His aesthetics as probing as his writing is dexterous, Kaufman overstuffs his material with literary and cinematic shout-outs (and critiques), all while blurring the line between reality and fantasy until such distinctions cease to matter. An immigrant who rivaled Thomas Eddison (Kyle MacLachlan) and partnered with George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan), JP Morgan (Donnie Keshawarz), and Sarah Bernhardt (Rebecca Dayan), Almereyda’s Tesla (Ethan Hawke) is a stoic genius with determination in his eyes and sadness at the corners of his mouth. For New Orleans paramedics Dennis (Jamie Dornan) and Steve (Anthony Mackie), life has turned out to be an unexpected disappointment, and their discontent with their disparate stations in life (Dennis is an unhappy husband and father; Steve is a lonely and aimless ladies man) is amplified by a spate of deaths that seem to be related to a new synthetic drug called synchronic that causes Dennis’ 18-year-old daughter to disappear. | | | 124 min Stars: | Nonetheless, the alternately combative and chummy English pair remain in fine, funny form, and their swan song proves to be their most substantive collaboration since their maiden outing. Also focused on a Collectiv survivor attempting to rebuild her shattered body and life (replete with a new, artificial hand), Nanau’s doc is a harrowingly immediate dissection of a country that seems to be so rotten to its core, no amount of heroic crusading and reform can sanitize it. Led by the heroic Judy Heumann and many of her fellow Jened alums, a civil rights movement was born, resulting in the famous San Francisco sit-in to compel U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Wellness Joseph Califano to sign Section 504 of 1973’s Rehabilitation Act, and later, the ADA. 2020 geht so als Jahr in die Geschichte ein, in dem vielleicht das erste Mal mehr Highlights auf Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ und Co. ihre Premiere feierten als im Kino. Everything is connected in this economical and thrilling sci-fi saga, as the writer/directors – aided by understated performances from their Hollywood leads – deliver a unique vision of intertwined fates, the links between the past and the future, and the importance of cherishing the present moment. 93 min Willem Dafoe gives a raw, unvarnished performance as a proxy for Abel Ferrara in the writer/director’s Tommaso, the story of an American filmmaker named Tommaso now residing in Rome with his young wife and child. An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Director: Juhan Ulfsak, Votes: | Director: 107 min Directors: | An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole. Aneesh Chaganty “Handsome, clever and rich” is how Emma’s tagline describes its matchmaking heroine (Anya Taylor-Joy), but it’s also an apt summation of director Autumn de Wilde’s Jane Austen adaptation, which is energized by meticulous style, spirited wit and passionate emotions. Jonathan Majors, Will Smith, Over the course of one sloshed 24-hour period, Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets evokes a pitch-perfect sense of its going-to-seed milieu and equally haggard visitors, with former actor-turned-floor sweeper Michael proving the weary epicenter of its laid-back action. That, in turn, compels him to become a writer who rails against capitalism and socialism (which he views as two sides of the same master-slave coin) and champions a Nietzschean individualism that alienates him from virtually everyone. Intermingling copious footage of Camp Jened and the movement it produced with heartfelt interviews with some of its tale’s prime players, Crip Camp is a moving example of people fighting tooth-and-nail for the equality and respect they deserve – and, in the process, transforming the world. Stranger still is the 1950s-style UFO zooming around the sky – perhaps a hallucination invoked by the psychotropic drugs the townsfolk have ingested? Carey Mulligan, Alice Braga, PG Director: Gaslighting gets downright monstrous in The Invisible Man, a 21st-century take on Universal’s classic unseen specter. 88 min Nicolas Cage and H.P. Director: Films set in 2020‎ (1 C, 40 P) Films set in 2021‎ (13 P) Films set in 2022‎ (17 P) Films set in 2023‎ (6 P) Films set in 2024‎ (17 P) Films set in 2025‎ (12 P) Films set in 2026‎ (2 P) Films set in 2027‎ (7 P) Films set in 2028‎ (3 P) Films set in 2029‎ (10 P) Pages in category "Films set in the 2020s" The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. 129 min Drinks and hallucinogenic edibles help alleviate the initial awkwardness of this get-together, but the good times are fleeting, thanks to a strange mist emanating from the dark, furious depths of the ocean, which contaminates the area with glowing Lovecraftian foliage and giant, slimy organisms. Chris Rock, PG-13 Although most were viewed on inadequately small screens, the legion of fiction and non-fiction releases that helped us cope with our pandemic-wracked reality delivered welcome doses of excitement, drama, terror, and humor. Al Madrigal, As with Lover’s Rock (another entry in the filmmaker’s quintet), McQueen imparts a genuine sense of his immigrant milieu. Drama, Mystery, Romance. Secrets, lies and communication breakdowns are all part of this amusingly heartfelt package, which – elevated by expert performances from its cast (in particular, the seething Bergen and affable Hedges) – suggests that in life, as in art, forging dialogues with ourselves, each other and the past is akin to a miracle. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The incredible true story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world. As envisioned by writer/director Eliza Hittman (Beach Rats), Autumn’s with-child circumstance leads to a harrowing ordeal of uncomfortable doctor visits, financial anxieties, and incessant indignities suffered at the hands of men, be it sexually harassing classmates, her drunk and uncaring father (Ryan Eggold), or a boy (Théodore Pellerin) she and Skylar meet on the bus to Manhattan. Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi. Also fixing its gaze on a one-legged chicken cautiously trudging through tall grass, and a herd of cows whose dark, mysterious eyes gaze intently at the camera, Kossakovsky’s dialogue-free portrait conveys essential truths about survival, togetherness and love through protracted takes that creep around and alongside its four-legged subjects. As we are already done with a few months of 2020, now is the time to get started with the Loungewear Is the Undisputed Winner of 2020, The 20 Best Books For These Long Winter Nights, The Coolest Tech and Gadgets of 2021 (So Far), A Cable Knit Sweater Is Your Winter Style Staple, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Ellen Burstyn, David Cronenberg’s writer/director son Brandon proves himself a chip off the old body-horror block with Possessor, a twisted sci-fi thriller about a near future in which assassin Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) carries out her hits by hooking herself up to a face-hugger-style machine and “entering” another person’s mind and body, whom she then manipulates like a puppet. Matt Smith, PG-13 Stars: In the hope of rekindling old relationships, acclaimed author Alice Hughes (Meryl Streep) invites her college friends Roberta (Candice Bergen) and Susan (Dianne Wiest) on a Queen Mary 2 cruise to England to receive a literary prize. Crucifixes and fire are twin motifs underscoring this gorgeously austere, bleak tale about intolerance, oppression, dehumanization and the scarring struggle to survive, which descends into darkness with its haunted eyes wide open. Wolverine, however, stayed Hugh Jackman until Logan released in 2017.That’s a long time to play the same character, but we loved you, old man! The mythic quality of the Cordillera – the towering eastern stretch of the Andes mountains that serves as both a protective and isolating barrier for the city of Santiago – is harmonized with the grand, destructive illusions of Chile’s Pinochet regime in The Cordillera of Dreams, documentarian Patricio Guzmán’s personal rumination on his homeland’s tumultuous history, and his relationship to it. Antonia San Juan, Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. Jonathan Jakubowicz 94 min Cleo, Seth Rogen, Victor Garber, R | | Director: Director: Stars: Or is it a tool of other sinister forces preparing to strike? Drama, Mystery, Thriller. A teenager living with her working-class family on a council estate in Wolverhampton, England, grows up to become a popular but conflicted music journalist. That Garbus doesn’t let Mari off the hook for her own mistakes, while nonetheless casting a reproachful gaze at the individual and systemic failings that allow such crimes to occur – and go unsolved – only strengthens her cinematic case for compassion and togetherness as the bulwark against tragedy. Director: Keanu Reeves, Saoirse Ronan, | Sudanese refugees Bol (Sope Dirisu) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) successfully make it to England, only to discover that they’ve been followed by relentless ghosts, in His House, a complex horrorshow of guilt, grief and regret. Determined to document her father’s decline, Johnson charts her time by her father’s side while simultaneously, and crazily, staging fanciful fictional scenarios involving his death—from getting hit on the head by a falling air conditioner, to being accidentally stabbed by a construction worker—as well as sequences of him reveling in a glittery heaven full of dancers wearing cardboard cut-outs of his, and his wife’s, younger visages. Netflix Hulu Disney+ Prime Video Apple TV+ Favorite Events Tweet Share Email Watching free movies online is a convenient and frugal way to see the films you love right from the comfort of your own home. Carlo Mirabella-Davis Elisabeth Moss, Rachel Lee Goldenberg If you're in the mood to watch a movie that stars a sexy guy, we get it. | Director: Director: Putting a poignant face on a contentious social topic, Never Rarely Sometimes Always tells the story of pregnant Pennsylvania 17-year-old Autumn (Sidney Flanigan), who with her loyal cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) by her side, travels to New York to procure an abortion. Angus Imrie, R Marked by endlessly rotating, fluid hallucinations of birth and decay, it’s a symbolism-rich fantasia that marries the personal and the political in ways that veer from the sweet to the sinister. In Andre Ahn’s touching indie, Dennehy is Korean War vet Del, who comes to befriend socially awkward young Cody (Lucas Jaye) after the boy and his mother Kathy (Hong Chau) take up temporary residence next door, cleaning out the pigsty that used to belong to Kathy’s deceased sister. Marrying the handheld-centric realism of the Dardennes with the unnerving dreaminess of David Lynch, director Nyholm blurs the boundary between fantasy and reality until it vanishes altogether, with the nursery rhyme of the title (sung by Mog) and animated shadow-play sequences both contributing to a wicked storybook atmosphere. Wayne Duvall, TV-MA Staged on a massive scale, overflowing with nattily dressed heroes and villains, and set to an unnervingly blaring electronica score by Ludwig Göransson, it’s a temporally wonky spectacular to be experienced rather than lucidly understood. 98 min Leslie Odom Jr. R Few directors are as attentive to the rhythms of nature – human and otherwise – as Kelly Reichardt, and the filmmaker’s formidable skill at evoking a sense of place, thought, emotion and motivation is on breathtaking display in First Cow. Splitting his documentary into chapters based on Chatwin’s books, and guiding his action with typically lofty narration, Herzog embarks on the sort of “erratic quest” for answers to existence’s biggest questions that were favored by Chatwin. Zorion Eguileor, Tom Holland, As Steve soon learns, synchronic has the capacity to spirit users to bygone eras, which instigates a quest that speaks directly to larger issues of mortality, loss, grief, and the push-pull between dreams and reality. Rarely has a film expressed so much bountiful love for its subject as Kirsten Johnson’s Dick Johnson is Dead does for its center of attention, Johnson’s elderly father Dick, a career psychologist who in 2017 begins suffering from the same sort of mental deterioration that consumed his Alzheimer’s-afflicted wife. | Thankfully, Netflix gets it, too. Whether being chastised by her boss (who’s only heard in hushed phone calls), or sharing quiet, pointed glances with her female colleagues, Jane is a victim of both exploitative men and, just as severely, a corrupt institutional structure that perpetuates itself by fostering cutthroat ruthlessness and alienating silence. The director’s striking black-and-white imagery invites investigation and rumination about these familiar creatures, whose experiences and motivations are at once uniquely beastly and poignantly relatable, the latter of which comes to the fore in a finale of confused anguish and desperation. Amanda Seyfried, | Penetration, invasion, corruption and control are all part of this sinister techno-stew, which drenches itself in reflective mirror imagery, sexualized carnage and color-filtered visions of conjoined faces tearing apart from each other. 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There’s not much mystery to this tale of forbidden desire, but considerable restraint and subtlety, as Lee exquisitely conveys Mary and Charlotte’s emotional states through shrewd, textured compositions of Mary’s spartan home (which she shares with her mother) and oceanic workplace. | That the Russian-controlled state is on a genocidal mission to “cleanse the blood” of the nation by exterminating its homosexual population is a terrifying reality brought to light by France, who details the efforts of these brave souls to use subterfuge to sneak at-risk individuals to safer European enclaves. | Jeremy Strong, PG Cookie and King Lu’s attempt to rise above their socio-economic station through a criminal scheme, and the potential disaster that awaits them, is the suspenseful heart of this tranquil quasi-thriller, which – awash in redolent faces, gestures and customs – imparts an understated impression of the forces propelling its characters, and the pioneering nation, forward. Tenet may be the ultimate Christopher Nolan movie, distilling the director’s aesthetic style, storytelling conventions and thematic preoccupations down to their abstract essence. Ben Wheatley | Andy Samberg, Whether tapping into universal hopes and fears, or incisively reflecting our current insane circumstances, they offered insight and escape, as well as thrills of a breathtakingly varied sort. | Stars: Here are the best, must-watch movies of 2020.