Best of 2020

Or, in any case, my personal favorites based on what I’ve seen (I’ve seen a lot):

Film:

And Then We Danced

Babyteeth

Bad Education

Black Bear

Boys State

Crip Camp

Da 5 Bloods

Disclosure

I Carry You With Me

Kajilionaire

Minari

Nomadland

On a Magical Night

Over the Moon

Promising Young Woman

Saint Frances

Shithouse

Straight Up

The Nest

The Secrets We Keep

The World To Come

Time

Runners up: The Surrogate, Let Them All Talk, Wolfwalkers, Miss Juneteenth, On the Rocks, Summerland, Emma, Sylvie’s Love, Uncle Frank, Welcome to Chechnya, What the Constitution Means to Me, Sound of Metal, Sorry We Missed You, News of the World, Supernova

Not included because I saw last year: First Cow, Bacurau, Blackbird, Proxima, To the Ends of the Earth

Haven’t seen yet: Cuties, Mr. Jones, City Hall, Saint Maud, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, I Care A Lot

TV:

Better Things

Cheer

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

Drag Race

I Am Not Okay With This

I Know This Much Is True

I May Destroy You

Love Life

Ozark

Sex Education

The Crown

The Great

The Queen’s Gambit

The Tiger King

Visible: Out on Television

What We Do in the Shadows

Runners up: The Undoing, Hillary, The Flight Attendant, RHOP, Pen15, Schitt’s Creek, Unorthodox

Haven’t watched yet: Better Call Saul, The Good Lord Bird, My Brilliant Friend, The Third Day, Devs, The Capture, City So Real, High Fidelity, Outlander, Fargo, His Dark Materials, The Pale Horse, Industry, After Life, BoJack Horseman, Ramy

Music:

Aly & A.J.

Brandi Carlile

The Avett Brothers

Chris Stapleton

Dua Lipa

Haim

Harry Styles

Jade Bird

Katie Pruitt

Kellyoke

Lady Gaga

Laura Marling

Maggie Rogers

Miley Cyrus

Nathaniel Rateliff

Niall Horan

Perfume Genius

Phoebe Bridgers

Rina Sawayama

Soccer Mommy

Taylor Swift

The Chicks

Waxahatchee

Theater:

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?*

*The only play I was able to see this year before the shutdown, but it was phenomenal.  I had tickets to Company for the day after Broadway shut down, and for Caroline or Change and How I Learned to Drive the following week. Wishing now I had gotten them for the previous week.

xx

JB