The film year during Covid began with a gawk-inducing attempt by Wonder Woman Gal Gadot to bring sunshine into people’s lives affected by lockdown by assembling a star-studded line-up to collectively sing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, and it ended with Tom Cruise giving a foul-mouthed tirade to a few people who stood too close to each … Continue reading Film in 2020: Best and Worst in a Year of Few
As is often the case, I don’t always get to see the films I was recommended or wanted to see in the year that they were made and/or released. There are just too many to get to, and anyway, I don’t get paid for reviewing films. I do this stuff for my own pleasure and … Continue reading Film in 2020: Firm Favourites among Last Year’s Late Releases
The year 2020 in film has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. No doubt. ‘Theatrical Release’ has become an increasingly less-used term as the year has gone on. Many of the big ‘uns are still holding out for a 2021 release in the hope that a vaccine will arrive. Bond 25 has taken so … Continue reading Film in 2020: Streaming and the Death of Cinema?