It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast…for the year of 2020! And what a year it was, especially when it comes to movies and film. Our usual hosts Ethan Brehm and Nathan Evans are joined by Popzara’s own returning champ Christian Stirling to discuss the best, worst, and everything else that helped make movie-watching in 2020 the much-needed distraction we all needed. Let’s get to it!
Did your favorites make the cut? Movies discussed (for better or worse) include: The Hunt, Fatman, The Lovebirds, Greyhound, Mulan, The Way Back, Love and Monsters, Critical Thinking, Freaky, Greenland, Extraction, Bad Boys for Life, The Rental, The Vast of Night, Run, Mank, The Tax Collector, Hubie Halloween, One Night in Miami, Onward, Soul, Jasper Mall, Minari, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Jiu Jitsu, Superintelligence, Da 5 Bloods, Bloodshot, First Cow, Wonder Woman 1984, Pinocchio, Come Away, Lazy Susan, Birds of Prey, The Witches, The Craft: Legacy, The Jesus Rolls, Artemis Fowl and many, many others.
But that’s not all! Stay tuned for some bonus commentary on how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the future of what “cinema” is – and how critics review, rate, and rank movies – forever.
A word of warning: we’ve done away with the traditional Top Ten/Twenty rankings for this summary, which means some “best” movies for one editor will also appear in the “worst” for another, and vice-versa. Also, this is a mammoth, epic-length episode talking about a mammoth, epic-length number of movies from the year 2020 — be sure to take potty breaks when necessary. You know we did!