Ten 2020 Movies Summarised in Ten Words Each

Well, this was tricky.

For obvious 2020-specific reasons, it’s quite difficult to see any fresh films right about now. Cinemas are not exactly prime real estate at the moment, and quite a few movies on my to-see list have been delayed either several months or indefinitely. After tearing through seven new release movies in six weeks, it took me a full two months to see my eighth. Then, thanks to the help of one or two major movie studios and digital entertainment platforms, I reached the ten you see here. Who even knows whether I’ll get to twenty this year.

Even before the current global health crisis began to gather steam, I was struggling with whether some of these films counted as 2020 releases, but that became less of an issue once our bigger problems emerged. At the very least, all ten of these movies got their wide mainstream releases in Australia this year.

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The Gentlemen

Hunnam, Grant, Farrell dominate the screen. Ritchie’s best since Snatch.”

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1917

Utterly spectacular on a technical level but don’t expect optimism.”


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Bad Boys For Life

Pretends to be a Michael Bay movie, occasionally succeeds. OK.”

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Birds of Prey & the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Would’ve been fine with more Birds of Prey, less Harley.”

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Uncut Gems

Grimy, uncomfortable, authentic and weirdly magnetic. Sandler should’ve been nominated.”

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Parasite

Not even overhyped yet. The stuff of film school dreams.”

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Sonic the Hedgehog

Beats those (low) expectations thanks to cute references and Carrey.”

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The Invisible Man

Deviously clever framing holds up a messy, frequently surprising ride.”

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The Way Back

Squeezes a Hollywood sports fairytale into a devastating alcoholism piece.”

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Onward

Kinda lowkey for Pixar until suddenlyall the tears.”

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