Lets face it, 2020 was a terrible year for all of us even though its probably made us appreciate a lot of things that we normally took for granted. With that said the ingenuity and creativity of movie producers never seem to disappoint. To honor of that, here one the movies that were rated as the best this year.
Athlete A follows a team of reporters from The Indianapolis Star as they investigate claims of abuse at USA Gymnastics. It is a movie that highlights the abhorrent and ruthless discipline affects athletes, especially in a sport where everything has to be perfect. It makes one wonder how we as a society could cheer for a culture whose product seems to amount to terrible suffering and trauma.
The Fight for Democracy examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. It is a movie that truly takes a deeper look into one of our world's largest democracies, challenging its own self-image of being a country where everyone has an equal right to raise their voice and change their own destinies through the democratic process.
A documentary of the perhaps to some known autonomous republic of Chechnya, where there has in the later years risen a lot of concern of the mass scale persecution of the regions LGBTQ+ community. Here we follow a group of activists who under the risk of being taken away or far worse by the authorities, try to fight against the seemingly ever growing hatred against people deemed inhuman because of their only crime being loving someone.
This movie is about the well renowned astrologer and psychic Walter Mercado, who in his peak of fame disappeared from the scene. It is a movie about his life, career and post-fame seclusion, which I would not dare spoil here. Check it out!
The film received very positive reviews. Praise focused primarily on two aspects of the film: its depiction of the connections among neighbors, something many people had come to miss due to the social distancing measures taken to control the pandemic, and Dennehy's performance. He had died a month prior to release, and critics said it was an excellent final film for him
A movie that celebrates a life with bittersweet humor and grace, offering a deeply resonant perspective on mortality in the bargain.
A truly unsettling horror movie taking place during a “online séance” where a couple of friends begins noticing strange occurrences in their home. It is a movie that I personally regret watching at 23 pm a tuesday night. Good riddance in your nightmares!
This is a story of the beauty and hope which community can really bring into your life. Camp Jened, a summer camp in New York designated for teens with disabilities, becomes one of the key locations which lead to the start of the disability rights movement as it follows the teens struggle for the right to be able to be treated with dignity and respect.
A harrowing movie about the perspective in the horrors refugees in war face in their everyday lives. It is a story of adjusting to a new life very much different from home, which truly makes one grasp the magnitude of hardships some people in this world face.
The plot follows a single mom and former teen beauty queen who enters her daughter into the local Miss Juneteenth pageant. It is a compelling story between the relationship between a mother and daughter, racism and the everyday life people of color follow through their lives. It is a story which with grace portraits hope and resilience.
Sources: Rotten Tomatoes