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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-2021 EDITION
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
TWO Critics, 24 nominations with 65 total predictions for 2020


 

ABOUT ENDLESSNESS
(***1/2)-VITO CARLI

"Even the smallest events take on a large significance"


 

ANNETTE
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...far more and thought provoking than anything else I have recently seen."


 

ANOTHER ROUND
(***1/2)-VITO CARLI

"...packed with good dialogue, effective dark comedy..."


 

ARMY OF THE DEAD
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...what happens in Vegas sometimes dies in Vegas"


 

BATMAN SOUL OF THE DRAGON
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"Much time is spent-on the spiritual enlightenment martial arts can bring..."


 

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN-PART 1
(***1/2)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...a well-seasoned production overall and a fine adaptation of the source material"


 

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN-PART 2
(***1/2)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...Part Two serves as a great continuation and conclusion to this adaptation"


 

BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD IS A LITTLE BLURRY
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...fascinating subject and genuinely gifted..."


 

BLACK WIDOW
(**1/2)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...perhaps the single most mediocre film of the-Marvel Cinematic Universe."


 

BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR-SEASON ONE
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...an eerily disturbing limited series"

 

CRY MACHO
(***)-VITO CARLI

"... a mostly enjoyable and optimistic cinematic diversion..."


 

GODZILLA VS KONG
(**1/2)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...a mishmash of fun titan fights and asinine human elements..."


 

the GREEN KNIGHT
(****)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...likely to take up space in you mind for a long time after watching it..."


 

GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE
(**˝)-VITO CARLI

"...left me feeling somewhat empty and wanting more"


 

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...deserves majority of its ecstatic critical accolades."


 

JUSTICE LEAGUE-THE SNYDER CUT
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...Zack Snyder’s Justice League is surprisingly pretty damn great."


 

JUSTICE SOCIETY: WORLD WAR II
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...another fun and fast-paced outing from the DC Universe Movies series"


 

LUCA
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...an intimate, deeply personal story of growth"


 

MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...more compelling to think about and discuss than it is to actually watch"


 

MINARI
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"Chung knows that drama-is within the hearts and minds of characters..."


 

NOBODY
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...one hell of an entertaining action movie."


 

NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...a compelling and intimate small film..."


 

NOMADLAND
(****)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...it could very well be the movie of the year..."


 

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"The look and feel of this film perfectly transports you back to the style of the ‘60s"


 

OXYGEN
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...an engaging style, which almost makes up for missed narrative opportunities."


 

PAPER SPIDERS
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...features two of the finest performances I have seen in months"


 

PIG
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...packs quite a wallop and it may be the best thing he Cage has ever done"


 

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...a morbidly fascinating and wickedly funny feminist black comedy..."


 

the MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...a decent balance of-intrigue, as well as a character-driven stand alone story..."


 

THE SPARKS BROTHERS
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...the most engrossing music documentary I have seen in years..."

 

STILLWATER
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...will probably give casual movie goers much more than they expect"


 

THIRST
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...Iceland's finest gay slasher/splatter /supernatural comedic buddy horror film..."


 

THUNDER FORCE
(˝*)-VITO CARLI

"...completely devoid of either exciting fight scenes or genuine laughs"

 

TITANE
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"... a work that will thrill some and repel others..."


 

TOM CLANCY'S WITHOUT REMORSE
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...pops off the screen only because of the-screen presence of Michael B. Jordan"


 

the SUICIDE SQUAD
(***)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...a refreshing dose of sarcasm in a genre that often takes itself too seriously"


 

THE TOMORROW WAR
(*˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...another CGI action gloop-fest..."


 

VAMPIRES VS THE BRONX
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...relies more on good story ideas than flashy special effects..."


 

WHITE TIGER
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...a potent, visually arresting-coming of age story..."


 

WONDER WOMAN 1984
(*˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"Folks, it’s a mess"

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