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Best of 2020

First Cow: Kelly Reichardt’s milk-rustling western rises like a treat

Reichardt gives us a deliciously laconic vision of the pioneer American melting pot with this playful, poignant fable of a couple of furtive cake-bakers in 1820s Oregon.

By Nick James

First Cow: Kelly Reichardt’s milk-rustling western rises like a treat
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In Another Round, Mads Mikkelsen and pals uncork their spirits

By Jessica Kiang

In Another Round, Mads Mikkelsen and pals uncork their spirits
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Beginning weighs subjugation and subservience in a Georgian religious sect

By Pamela Hutchinson

Beginning weighs subjugation and subservience in a Georgian religious sect
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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection brings a community to life whilst a widow lays her affairs to rest

By Jason Anderson

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection brings a community to life whilst a widow lays her affairs to rest
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The best video essays of 2020

By Ariel Avissar, Cydnii Wilde Harris and others

The best video essays of 2020
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The best television series of 2020

By James Bell

The best television series of 2020
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The Outsider review: Stephen King’s spreading evil

By Kim Newman

The Outsider review: Stephen King’s spreading evil
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The best film books of 2020

The best film books of 2020
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The best films of 2020 – all the votes

The best films of 2020 – all the votes
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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is an intoxicating immersion in a bar’s last stand

By Sophie Brown

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is an intoxicating immersion in a bar’s last stand
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The Woman Who Ran turns circles telling stories

By Ela Bittencourt

The Woman Who Ran turns circles telling stories
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The 50 best films of 2020

The 50 best films of 2020
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Bacurau first look: a way out weird western for menacing times

By Isabel Stevens

Bacurau first look: a way out weird western for menacing times
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Bacurau is a tough and timeless Brazilian frontier western

By Nick Pinkerton

Bacurau is a tough and timeless Brazilian frontier western
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always: Eliza Hittman’s abortion tale traces the burdens of girlhood

By Jessica Kiang

Never Rarely Sometimes Always: Eliza Hittman’s abortion tale traces the burdens of girlhood
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Babyteeth bridges teen romance and terminal illness

By David Opie

Babyteeth bridges teen romance and terminal illness
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Little Women emancipates Louisa May Alcott’s spirited sisters

By Nikki Baughan

Little Women emancipates Louisa May Alcott’s spirited sisters
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Ema: Pablo Larraín lights some kind of delirious inferno

By Jessica Kiang

Ema: Pablo Larraín lights some kind of delirious inferno
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The Personal History of David Copperfield gives Dickens a radical, rollicking twist

By Tom Charity

The Personal History of David Copperfield gives Dickens a radical, rollicking twist
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In Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn lets her hair down

By Christina Newland

In Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn lets her hair down
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David Byrne’s American Utopia doesn’t burn down the house

By Nick Pinkerton

David Byrne’s American Utopia doesn’t burn down the house
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Richard Jewell explores how an unlikely hero loses his religion

By Nick Pinkerton

Richard Jewell explores how an unlikely hero loses his religion
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The Truth first look: Koreeda’s French family blowout pits Catherine Deneuve against Juliette Binoche

By Elisabet Cabeza

The Truth first look: Koreeda’s French family blowout pits Catherine Deneuve against Juliette Binoche
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The Truth: Catherine Deneuve plays a monstrous movie star in Koreeda’s French adventure

By Tony Rayns

The Truth: Catherine Deneuve plays a monstrous movie star in Koreeda’s French adventure
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The best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2020

The best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2020
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Possessor sends Andrea Riseborough out of her mind

By Anton Bitel

Possessor sends Andrea Riseborough out of her mind
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Collective takes a scalpel to the contagion of corruption

By Trevor Johnston

Collective takes a scalpel to the contagion of corruption
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Mank nips itself in the Rosebud

By Henry K Miller

Mank nips itself in the Rosebud
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Lovers Rock finds a sanctuary for Black love

By Nadine Deller

Lovers Rock finds a sanctuary for Black love
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