Top Ten 2020 Movies I Watched on my Couch
(While Missing the Movie Theater Experience)
On the plus side, the cancelling of all activities combined with my unemployed status meant I had more time for movies this year. On the minus side, all but one 2020 film was watched right here, on this couch.
I catch up to the musical phenomenon and find that all the rabid fans are spot on.
Viewing at home advantage: five minutes in when I realize the boyfriend will love it I can drag him to the couch and start the film again.
Kelly Richardt! Oregon setting! Beautiful story of friendship!
Protesters and police in a 1968 setting that felt eerily contemporary.
Action comedy by two people who know how deliver hilarious situations.
What happens when girls’ needs are sold out by the athletic association that should be protecting them.
Charming small-town love story with great performances.
The best mother-daughter film I watched this year, with a side of quiet competence.
One of my favorite directors brings us the tale of immortal warriors.
Amusing early 2000s period piece about a Catholic girl and an AOL chat that opens a can of teenage worms.
We had a great first lady for eight years and this documentary gives us a glimpse of her book tour.
Meditative look at the horrors of being an assistant to a high-powered producer.
Beanie Feldstein razzle dazzles us as a teenage music journalist
Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield in a gorgeous love story
Before some of the Hamilton people did Hamilton, they performed in an improv hip-hop comedy group and this is their story.
Packed with famous faces, this is two-plus hours of Midwestern Gothic violence and wacko religion.
Charming debut film (with a terrible title) about a college freshman who just can’t connect.
And the one 2020 film I watched in the the theater:
I loved this so much it set off an exploration of Johnny Flynn and I still debate if I should buy my own copy.