Ripping Off the Band-Aid
Shall we rip the band-aid off straight away by saying that 2020 was possibly the worst year for many peoples’ lives around the world. Not even a joke, last year just flat out sucked and 2021 doesn’t seem to be shaping up any better after the events of January 6th at the Capitol building alone. Here’s to hoping for a brighter future and to finally being rid of COVID-19 once and for all. Seriously, in the final months of 2020, I barely mustered up the energy to write a single article; my last one was posted in the middle of November and it was originally intended for Halloween! That’s how bad I had gotten with being exhausted of everything going on throughout the year that I couldn’t even find enjoyment in writing about the one thing I genuinely love more than anything, film. It was a bad year, and unfortunately the bad streak seemingly continues, but I’m now saying “enough is enough” and I am back to typing away my life discussing movies, movies, and more movies!
I apologize for starting this article off on such a ‘downer’ note. Frankly, I felt it was necessary to acknowledge last year’s historical terror in some capacity before getting into what kept myself and presumably many others hopeful; some pretty grand movies. Granted, last year saw many scheduled releases become delayed for possibly a very long time from now due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, we still managed to find a few diamonds in the rough along the way last year… thankfully! After catching up on a number of major titles that I had missed, I figured I would hop back into the swing of things by talking about my personal favorite movies out of 2020.
For anyone reading, please keep in mind that all art (including film) is completely subjective; what I might find to be mind blowing and masterfully crafted, others might say is a pile of sh*t. On the other hand, what everyone else is calling a mesmerizing action-thriller spectacle that is destined to save cinema, I might find… overly convoluted with relentless exposition and zero character dimension for me to never remotely care… not naming any names here… just know that I’ll be a mindful tenant of the movie-going industry and play nice. In all seriousness, 2020 still had a lot of great features to admire, so I say… to each their own, right?