All The best of 2020 articles

The best of 2020

Beginning weighs subjugation and subservience in a Georgian religious sect

Dea Kulumbegashvili’s compelling first feature focusses elliptically on Yana, a mother and wife in a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses, whose sacrifices have brought no solace.

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 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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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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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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About Endlessness takes Roy Andersson’s sad-sack sketches to the great beyond

By Nick Pinkerton

About Endlessness takes Roy Andersson’s sad-sack sketches to the great beyond
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Mogul Mowgli confronts Riz Ahmed’s rapper’s battle of the soul

By Kambole Campbell

Mogul Mowgli confronts Riz Ahmed’s rapper’s battle of the soul
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Shirley doesn’t wholly come together as it picks Shirley Jackson apart

By Hannah McGill

Shirley doesn’t wholly come together as it picks Shirley Jackson apart
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Relic finds fear in a labyrinthine house of horrors – and in intergenerational illness

By Anton Bitel

Relic finds fear in a labyrinthine house of horrors – and in intergenerational illness
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Lovers Rock finds respite and rapture in a Black London house party

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Lovers Rock finds respite and rapture in a Black London house party
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is another dose of superbly executed chaos in America’s heartlands

By Leigh Singer

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is another dose of superbly executed chaos in America’s heartlands
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WolfWalkers redraws the bounds of old Ireland’s hunters and hunted

By Andrew Osmond

WolfWalkers redraws the bounds of old Ireland’s hunters and hunted
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His House gives a displaced couple no happy home

By Kim Newman

His House gives a displaced couple no happy home
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Time is a powerful distillation of lives divided

By Nadine Deller

Time is a powerful distillation of lives divided
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In The Forty-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank hoists her own star

By Violet Lucca

In The Forty-Year-Old Version, Radha Blank hoists her own star
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The Disciple: Chaitanya Tamhane considers the limits of musical control

By Kaleem Aftab

The Disciple: Chaitanya Tamhane considers the limits of musical control
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Kajillionaire: Miranda July pulls off a salty family con drama

By Ryan Gilbey

Kajillionaire: Miranda July pulls off a salty family con drama
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Dick Johnson Is Dead: resurrections beat the blues

By Hannah McGill

Dick Johnson Is Dead: resurrections beat the blues
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Host: Zoom-bombing with the astral plane

By Adam Nayman

Host: Zoom-bombing with the astral plane
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