Monday Morning Matinee

In an extremely shocking bit of news, Disney has decided that Mulan, one of its originally scheduled 2020 surefire worldwide blockbusters, will skip theaters and head directly to Disney Plus at a premium price. On top of a Disney Plus subscription, it’ll run you an additional rental price of $29.99 to watch. But considering the price of movie tickets and concessions, most families will see this at an extreme bargain, especially considering we’re all still stuck inside.
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Best Films Of 2020…So Far

By Will Oliver, July 28th 2020

Artwork by Anthony Bauer

2020 has been anything but normal. It’s changed every aspect of our life, including the way we watch movies. While many of the year’s big blockbusters seem to be endlessly delayed or just moved to 2021, a lot of smaller indie films have gone straight to our homes as hopefully found a bigger audience than they may have upon initial release. We have no idea what the rest of the year will look like with film festivals and Award Season. But if smaller films get highlighted as a result, maybe it’s one of the few silver linings this year.

With that said, here are 25 films that I enjoyed so far during the first half of 2020. This includes only films that received some sort of limited theatrical release or release on VOD during the first six months of the year. So please note that any films released after June 30th are not included in this list.

With that said, here are our favorite films of 2020…so far:
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‘We Are Who We Are’ Official Teaser

By Will Oliver, July 27th 2020

Luca Guadagnino is coming to HBO with the new limited series We Are Who We Are. The series sees a 14-year-old named Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) who moves from New York to an Italian military base with his mothers (Chloë Sevigny and Alice Braga) where he forms a friendship with Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamón) another American who has been living on the base for years with her father (Kid Cudi). Their friendship becomes tested as they come of age on the base.
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Review: ‘Greyhound’

By Will Oliver, July 12th 2020

Greyhound | Aaron Schneider | July 10, 2020

In Greyhound, Tom Hanks (Toy Story 4) stars as WWII Captain Ernest Krause, a first-time captain leading a convoy of Allied ships who are transporting thousands of soldiers across the dangerous waters of the “Black Pit” straight to the front lines of the battle.
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