Josh McCormack’s Top 5 films of 2020


1. Soul
After back-to-back sequels, Pixar gets back into its groove with this beautifully animated and thought-provoking story that might actually appeal just a bit more to older audiences than younger viewers. It’s the film’s willingness to dive into darker material that makes it one of Pixar’s most daring and my absolute favorite movie of 2020.

2. Mank
One of those movies that just feels like a classic the second you’re done watching it. David Fincher turns the story of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz into a fascinating and surprisingly relevant political drama.

3. Bill & Ted Face the Music
The film that provided me with the purest, most unabashed joy of anything in 2020.

4. Relic
A horror tale that’s as heartbreaking as it is frightening. A supernatural allegory for the effects of dementia on a loved one, Relic is the type of horror film on which so many horror films should be judged.

5. The Invisible Man
Leigh Whannell is perhaps the first director to successfully revitalize the iconic Universal Monsters brand. Wonderfully directed and all centered on a fantastic performance from Elizabeth Moss, this is one of the best major studio horror releases in quite some time.

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