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JR'S TOP TEN FILMS
(2020 YEAR END EDITION)
"Good Old JR" Jim Rutkowski weighs in with his TOP FILMS of 2020

CINEMA RETROSPECTIVE
(2020 YEAR END EDITION)
The "Big Tuna" Vito Carli weighs in with a Look at the Year in Film

 

ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS-2020 EDITION
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Three Critics, 24 nominations with 65 total predictions for 2020


 

BIRDS OF PREY
(**)-JIM RUTKOWSKI

"...parts that work are fun, but there’s too long of a wait to get there."


 

BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...hard to top the news when it comes to unscrupulous behavior of people"

 

CHICAGO EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL-2020
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
March 6th to April 2nd at the Siskel Film Center, Chicago Illinois


 

COLLECTIVE
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...paints a dark portrait of the institutions we rely on most for protection..."


 

CORPUS CHRISTI
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...reminds me of countless great film noir movies..."


 

DA 5 BLOODS
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...both historical and contemporary at the same time."


 

DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA
(****)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...the movie we need right now"


 

DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD
(****)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...Dick Johnson is a story about humanity first."


 

DREAMING GRAND AVENUE
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...a quirky little buried treasure."


 

ENOLA HOLMES
(**˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...for die-hard Sherlock fans, this is fluff for a young audience..."


 

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: STORY OF FIRE SAGA
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...overstuffed-but there is enough amusing gags to make it worth seeing."


 

FIRST COW
(***˝)-VITO CARLI
"...beautifully developed, wholly unique and magical."


 

i'm thinking of ending things
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...designed to be a cultural studies grad student’s wet dream..."


 

INVISIBLE MAN
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI

"...a smart-horror movie reflection on victims of domestic violence"


 

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK APOKOLIPS WAR
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...a thrilling conclusion to the saga that offers no shortage of long-awaited fights"


 

MARTIN EDEN
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...feels like an instant classic."


 

MULAN
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...fairly accessible quasi Asian action film for American audiences..."


 

OLD GUARD
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI

"...possibly one of the most down-to-earth superhero films in recent memory"


 

ONWARD
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI

"... likable family entertainment that goes down easy"


 

PLANET OF THE HUMANS
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...unflinching attempt to open our eyes and see the future without blinders on"


 

THE QUEENS GAMBIT
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"Clever-never conceited, possesses a reassurance borne of flawless construction..."


 

SKIN: A HISTORY OF NUDITY IN CINEMA
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...illuminating, provocative and thought provoking"


 

SUPERMAN MAN OF TOMORROW
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI

"...a very solid, charming little film in its own right."


 

SWAMP THING (DC Universe mini-series)
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI

"...a unique vision for a superhero series and it can often be compelling"


 

TENET
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...the film is a near masterpiece, but it overstays its welcome a bit..."


 

TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...a public service by putting the info together in such an accessible format."


 

TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...an assertive and impassioned piece of political theater"


 

VAST OF THE NIGHT
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI

"...an atmosphere so thick you can practically feel what it’s like in the town"


 

WATCHMEN (HBO mini-series)
(****)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...honoring the past, but moving forward - one of the year’s best TV series"


 

WEATHERING WITH YOU
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...richly detailed, vibrant, and completely stunning"


 

WHITE RIOT
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...a visually interesting and intellectually challenging documentary..."


 

WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS
(**)-VITO CARLI

"...the surprises aren’t that big or impossible to guess for careful viewers.."


 

WOLFWALKERS
(****)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...a fantastic effort that both children and adults will definitely enjoy"


 

CINEMA RETROSPECTIVE-2020
Vito weighs in with Summation of the Year in Film


 

TOP FILMS-2020
JR Picks his TOP Films of the Last Year

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