Best and Worst of 2020

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. Devs
  2. The Haunting of Bly Manor
  3. The Father
  4. The Plot Against America
  5. Gretel & Hansel
  6. Tenet
  7. I’m Thinking of Ending Things
  8. WolfWalkers
  9. Palm Springs
  10. Spontaneous

Worst Films

  1. Detroit Driller Killer
  2. Fat Ass Zombies
  3. Lady Usher
  4. Mayflower II
  5. Good Samaritan/Don’t Look Back

Best Director

Bryan Bertino – The Dark and the Wicked
Jacob Chase – Come Play
Christopher Nolan – Tenet
Osgood Perkins – Gretel & Hansel (*)
Florian Zeller – The Father

Best Original Screenplay

Devs (*)
The Hunt
Palm Springs
We Hunt Together

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Haunting of Bly Manor
The Father
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Last and First Men
Little Fish
The Plot Against America (*)

Best Actor

Babou Ceesay – We Hunt Together
Russell Crowe – Unhinged
Alden Ehrenreich – Brave New World
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Dipo Ola – We Hunt Together
Andy Samberg – Palm Springs
David Tennant – Des (*)

Best Actress

Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Rebecca Hall – The Night House
Zoe Kazan – The Plot Against America (*)
Katherine Langford – Spontaneous
Elisabeth Moss – Shirley

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh – Tenet
Zach Grenier – Devs
Rahul Kohli – The Haunting of Bly Manor
Nick Offerman – Devs (*)
John Turturro – The Plot Against America

Best Supporting Actress

Dominique Fishback – Project Power (*)
Alice Krige – Gretel & Hansel
Alison Pill – Devs
Gabourey Sidibe – Antebellum
Cailee Spaeny – Devs

Best Cinematography

Gretel & Hansel
Last and First Men
Markham (*)
The Third Day
The Turning

Best Special Effects

Project Power
Tenet (*)
Wonder Woman 1984

Best Production Design

Brave New World
Cosmoball (*)
Gretel & Hansel