The 2020 Movies Madness Tournament

The 2020 Movies Madness Tournament

How do we determine the best thing? We put 64 of those things in a single elimination tournament, we order a bunch of pizza and booze, and we watch them duke it out.

31 Days of Film: Thunder Road

31 Days of Film: Thunder Road

Jim Cummings writes, directs, and stars in his crowd funded drama-comedy, Thunder Road, a personal and touching story of a man struggle with life after his mother’s death.

31 Days of Film: A Prayer Before Dawn

31 Days of Film: A Prayer Before Dawn

Joe Cole delivers one of the years best performances as Billy Moore in this harrowing biopic about life in a Thai prison and suffering with drug addiction.

31 Days of Film: A Serious Man

31 Days of Film: A Serious Man

The Coen Brother’s 2009 dark comedy, A Serious Man, is a quietly crated and personal exploration of the futility of life and trying make meaning out of the world around you.

31 Days of Film: Downsizing

31 Days of Film: Downsizing

Alexander Payne’s near future environmental dystopian black comedy is neither funny enough nor insightful enough to make up for its lack of focus and over-long plot.

31 Days of Film: Mary Queen of Scots

31 Days of Film: Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie deliver typically excellent performances but ultimately Josie Rourke’s historical drama lets down its two stars.

31 Days of Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

31 Days of Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Marvel and Sony’s most recent collaborative Spider-Man movie is one of the most fun movies of 2018 and behind excellent voice performances and visually stunning art is one of the best superhero movies in a long time.

31 Days of Film: Roma

31 Days of Film: Roma

Alfonso Cuarón returns after a five year break to tell the beautiful and affecting story of a family drama set on the backdrop of a politically turbulent 1970 Mexico City.

31 Days of Film: Bicycle Thieves

31 Days of Film: Bicycle Thieves

The 1948 classic Bicycle Thieves is a film worthy of the moniker and its hyper-realistic story and timeless performances make it a stand out of its era.

31 Days of Film: Kodachrome

31 Days of Film: Kodachrome

Netflix’s family drama/road trip movie is an unworthy vehicle for its three leads but they give good enough performances to make the film at least worth the audience’s while.