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B E S T   F I L M
parasite Parasite

dir Bong Joon Ho

Not only is this one of the most original films in recent memory, but it's also staggeringly timely. Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho takes the audience on a rollercoaster of comedy, irony, adventure, mystery, thrills and even horror as the story unfolds, all while playing on ideas of privilege, connection and family values.


2. PAIN AND GLORY
   (Pedro Almodovar)
3. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
   (Celine Sciamma)
4. WILD ROSE (Tom Harper)
5. HONEYLAND (Tamara Kotevska,
    Ljubomir Stefanov)
6. THE IRISHMAN (Martin Scorsese)
7. 1917 (Sam Mendes)
8. QUEEN & SLIM (Melina Matsoukas)
9. ONCE UPON A TIME ...
     IN HOLLYWOOD

    (Quentin Tarantino)
10. I LOST MY BODY (Jeremy Clapin)

11. Bombshell (Jay Roach)
12. Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller)
13. Invisible Life (Karim Ainouz)
14. Les Miserables (Ladj Ly)
15. For Sama (Waad Al-Khateab,
     Edward Watts)
16. Tu Me Manques (Rodrigo Bellott)
17. Happy as Lazzaro
     (Alice Rohrwacher)
18. The Blond One (Marco Berger)
19. Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
20. Varda by Agnes (Agnes Varda)
21. Honey Boy (Alma Har'el)
22. Us (Jordan Peele)
23. By the Grace of God
     (Francois Ozon)
24. And Then We Danced
     (Levan Akin)
25. Monos (Alejandro Landes)
26. Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack,
     Alan Elliott)
27. Monsoon (Hong Khaou)
28. Booksmart (Olivia Wilde)
29. Jellyfish (James Gardner)
30. Moffie (Oliver Hermanus)
31. Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher)
32. A Good Woman Is Hard to Find
     (Abner Pastoll)
33. Greener Grass (Jocelyn DeBoer,
     Dawn Luebbe)
34. Bacurau (Kleber Mendonca Filho,
     Juliano Dornelles)
35. The Two Popes
     (Fernando Meirelles)
36. Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa)
37. Midsommar (Ari Aster)
38. Dolemite Is My Name
     (Craig Brewer)
39. Tucked (Jamie Patterson)
40. Earthquake Bird
     (Wash Westmoreland)
41. Woman at War
     (Benedikt Erlingsson)
42. Waves (Trey Edward Shults)
43. The Report (Scott Z Burns)
44. The Farewell (Lulu Wang)
45. In Fabric (Peter Strickland)
46. The Last Black Man in
       San Francisco
(Joe Talbot)
47. Nevrland (Gregor Schmidinger)
48. Kanarie (Christiaan Olwagen)
49. Luce (Julius Onah)
50. Spider-Man: Far From Home
     (Jon Watts)

NB. I saw 525 films in 2019


B E S T
F I L M S
O F   T H E
2 0 1 0 s

__________________

1. Leviathan (Zvyagintsev, 2014)
2. A Separation (Farhadi, 2011)
3. Boyhood (Linklater, 2014)
4. The Act of Killing
    (Oppenheimer, 2012)
5. Parasite (Bong, 2019)
6. We Need to Talk About Kevin
    (Ramsay, 2011)
7. Inception (Nolan, 2010)
8. Fire at Sea (Rosi, 2016)
9. Moonlight (Jenkins, 2016)
10. A Fantastic Woman
     (Lelio, 2017)

11. The Great Beauty
     (Sorrentino, 2013)
12. Rust and Bone
     (Audiard, 2012)
13. Selma (DuVernay, 2014)
14. Son of Saul (Nemes, 2016)
15. Carol (Haynes, 2015)
16. Faces Places (Varda/JR, 2017)
17. Pain and Glory
     (Almodovar, 2019)
18. This Is Not a Film
     (Panahi/Mirtahmasb, 2011)
19. Holy Motors (Carax, 2012)
20. Paddington 2 (King, 2017)

See also:
SHADOWS HALL OF FAME
2018   <   SHADOWS AWARDS

director: almodovar D I R E C T O R

Pedro Almodóvar
Pain and Glory
2. Alma Har'el - Honey Boy
3. Bong Joon Ho - Parasite
4. Celine Sciamma -
    Portrait of a Lady on Fire
5. Sam Mendes - 1917
6. Melina Matsoukas - Queen & Slim
7. Jennifer Kent - The Nightingale
8. Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
9. Ladj Ly - Les Miserables
10. Alice Rohrwacher - Happy as Lazzaro

screenplay: sciamma S C R E E N W R I T E R

Céline Sciamma
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

2. Lena Waithe - Queen & Slim
3. Pedro Almodovar - Pain and Glory
4. Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won -
    Parasite
5. Agnes Varda - Varda by Agnes
6. Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern,
     Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman
- Booksmart
7. Anthony McCarten - The Two Popes
8. Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski -
    Dolemite Is My Name
9. Charles Randolph - Bombshell
10. Joe Talbot, Rob Richert -
     The Last Black Man in San Francisco

actress: buckley A C T R E S S

Jessie Buckley
Wild Rose, Judy

2. Florence Pugh - Midsommar, Little Women,
    Fighting With My Family
3. Renee Zellweger - Judy
4. Liv Hill - Jellyfish
5. Sarah Bolger - A Good Woman Is Hard to Find
6. Baran Kosari - Permission
7. Lupita Nyong'o - Us, Little Monsters
8. Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit,
    Avengers: Endgame
9. Awkwafina - The Farewell, Jumanji: The Next Level
10. Charlize Theron - Bombshell, Long Shot

actor: driver A C T O R

Adam Driver
Marriage Story, The Report,
The Rise of Skywalker,
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

2. Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory, The Laundromat
3. George MacKay - 1917, Ophelia
4. Tom Burke - The Souvenir
5. Choi Woo Shik - Parasite
6. Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes,
    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
7. Daniel Kaluuya - Queen & Slim
8. Robert Pattinson - The Lighthouse, High Life, The King
9. Lucas Hedges - Honey Boy, Waves, Ben Is Back, Mid90s
10. Eddie Murphy - Dolemite Is My Name

supporting: dern S U P P O R T I N G
A C T R E S S

Laura Dern
Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy,
Marriage Story, Little Women

2. Julie Walters - Wild Rose
3. Taylor Russell - Waves
4. Karen Gillan - All Creatures Here Below,
    Avengers: Endgame, Jumanji: The Next Level, Stuber
5. Da'Vine Joy Randolph - Dolemite Is My Name
6. Allison Janney - Bad Education, Bombshell, Ma
7. Tilda Swinton - The Souvenir, The Personal History of
    David Copperfield, The Dead Don't Die,
    Avengers: Endgame
8. Thomasin McKenzie - Jojo Rabbit, The King
9. Riley Keough - Earthquake Bird, The Lodge,
    Under the Silver Lake
10. Idina Menzel - Uncut Gems

supporting: jupe S U P P O R T I N G
A C T O R

Noah Jupe
Honey Boy, Ford v Ferrari

2. Bruce Dern - The Mustang,
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
3. Swann Arlaud - By the Grace of God
4. Jamie Bell - Rocketman, Skin
5. Wesley Snipes - Dolemite Is My Name
6. Al Pacino - The Irishman,
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
7. Baykali Ganambarr - The Nightingale
8. Jonathan Majors - Out of Blue,
    The Last Black Man in San Francisco
9. Richard Madden - 1917, Rocketman
10. Joe Pesci - The Irishman

H A L L   O F   S H A M E

worst: rambo: last blood WORST FILM
Rambo: Last Blood

dir Adrian Grunberg

2. Black and Blue (Deon Taylor)
3. 6 Underground (Michael Bay)
4. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
    (Joachim Ronning)
5. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
    (Michael Dougherty)
6. Escape Plan: The Extractors
    (John Herzfeld)
7. Killers Anonymous (Martin Owen)
8. Ecco (Ben Medina)
9. Triple Frontier (JC Chandor)
10. Cats (Tom Hooper)
11. Division 19 (SA Halewood)
12. Charming (Ross Venokur)
13. Wicked Witches (Mark Pickering, Martin J Pickering)
14. Rare Beasts (Billie Piper)
15. In Like Flynn (Russell Mulcahy)
16. The Aftermath (James Kent)
17. Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker)
18. Burning Cane (Burning Cane)
19. Isn't It Romantic (Todd Strauss-Schulson)
20. The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh)
21. Stuber (Michael Dowse)
22. Wonder Park (David Feiss)
23. Bruce!!!! (Eden Marryshow)
24. The Courier (Zackary Adler)
25. Imperial Blue (Dan Moss)
26. The Birdcatcher (Ross Clarke)
27. Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell)
28. Red Joan (Trevor Nunn)
29. The Hustle (Chris Addison)
30. Charlie's Angels (Elizabeth Banks)

disappointment: the rise of skywalker BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT:
The Rise of Skywalker.
Dark Phoenix.
Charlie's Angels. Triple Frontier. Ad Astra
MOST PRETENTIOUS: Ad Astra
Burning Cane. Madeline's Madeline
MOST INDULGENT: The Laundromat. Cats
MOST DERIVATIVE: Isn't It Romantic
The Curse of La Llorona
LAZIEST MOVIE: Black and Blue. The Rise of Skywalker. Isn't It Romantic. The Hustle. 21 Bridges
MOST OVERBLOWN (THE MICHAEL BAY AWARD):
6 Underground.
Midway. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Terminator: Dark Fate. Alita: Battle Angel
LEAST 'SPECIAL' EFFECTS: Cats
Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Jumanji: The Next Level
MOST ANTI-CLIMACTIC REUNION: Isn't It Romantic
WORST MESSAGE: Rambo: Last Blood. Groupers
WORST TITLE: Ford v Ferrari. Wonder Park. The King
MOST ANNOYING VOICEOVER (THE MORGAN
FREEMAN AWARD): Edward Norton (Motherless Brooklyn)
. Ryan Reynolds (6 Underground)
MOST WASTEFUL DIRECTOR:
Steven Soderbergh (The Laundromat)
. David Raymond (Night Hunter). Deon Taylor (Black and Blue)
MOST WASTED DIRECTOR: JC Chandor (Triple Frontier)
Thomas Vinterberg (Kursk: The Last Mission).
SHOULD RETIRE: Michael Bay
PLEASE STOP: Sylvester Stallone action (Escape Plan: The Extractors, Rambo: Last Blood).
Sloppy remakes (Cold Pursuit, The Hustle)
WORST MANAGEMENT: Gary Oldman (Killers Anonymous, The Courier, The Laundromat)
Naomie Harris (Black and Blue). Clive Owen (Gemini Man). Ben Kingsley (Spider in the Web, Night Hunter)

N O N - F I L M   P I C K S

tv: pose TV SERIES
Fleabag

BBC

2. Schitt's Creek (CBN)
3. The Mandalorian (Disney)
4. Years and Years (BBC)
5. Special (Netflix)
6. Call My Agent (Netflix)
7. Chernobyl (HBO)
8. Killing Eve (BBC)
9. Jane the Virgin (ABC)
10. The Good Place (Netflix)
11. Shameless (Showtime)
12. The Crown (Netflix)
13. The OA (Netflix)
14. Watchmen (HBO)
15. Euphoria (HBO)
16. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
17. The Morning Show (Apple)
18. The End of the F***ing World (C4)
19. Good Omens (BBC)
20. Sex Education (BBC)
21. This Time With Alan Partridge (BBC)
22. The Other Two (Comedy Central)
23. Succession (HBO)
24. Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
25. Pose (FX)
26. Stranger Things (Netflix)
27. Fosse/Verdon (FX)
28. Catch-22 (Hulu)
29. Big Little Lies (HBO)
30. Now Apocalypse (Starz)

single: juice SINGLE
Juice

Lizzo

2. Circles (Post Malone)
3. Slide Away (Miley Cyrus)
4. Play God (Sam Fender)
5. Bad Guy (Billie Eilish)
6. Giant (Calvin Harris & Rag'n'Bone Man)
7. Own It (Stormzy, Ed Sheeran,
    Burna Boy)
8. Watermelon Sugar (Harry Styles)
9. Orphans (Coldplay)
10. Harmony Hall (Vampire Weekend)
11. Dancing With a Stranger (Sam Smith & Normani)
12. 3 Nights (Dominic Fike)
13. Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi)
14. Mother's Daughter (Miley Cyrus)
15. Late Night Feelings (Mark Ronson & Lykke Li)
16. Be Someone (CamelPhat & Jake Bugg)
17. All the Good Girls Go to Hell (Billie Eilish)
18. Motivation (Normani)
19. Church (Samm Henshaw & EarthGang)
20. Tempo (Lizzo & Missy Elliott)
21. Liar (Camila Cabello)
22. Raising Hell (Kesha)
23. SOS (Avicii & Aloe Bacc)
24. Chlorine (Twenty One Pilots)
25. Will We Talk (Sam Fender)
26. Old Town Road (Lil Nas X)
27. My Motto (Jade Bird)
28. Goodbyes (Post Malone & Young Thug)
29. Wish You Well (Sigala & Becky Hill)
30. You Need to Calm Down (Taylor Swift)

S P E C I A L   A W A R D S

ensemble: parasite ENSEMBLE: Parasite
2. Knives Out
3. Bombshell
4. By the Grace of God
5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Special mention: Monos. The Shiny Shrimps. BREAKOUT FILMMAKER:
Melina Matsoukas (Queen & Slim)

2. Alma Har'el (Honey Boy)
3. Ladj Ly (Les Miserables)
4. Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe (Greener Grass)
5. Joe Talbot (The Last Black Man in San Francisco)
BREAKOUT ACTOR: Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale)
2. Taylor Russell (Waves)
3. Kelvin Harrison Jr (Luce, Waves)
4. Kyliegh Curran (Doctor Sleep)
5. Jonathan Majors (The Last Black Man in San Francisco,
    Out of Blue)

music: the sister brothers MUSIC: Pain and Glory (Alberto Iglesias)
2. Wild Rose (Jack Arnold)
3. Queen & Slim (Kier Lehman)
4. 1917 (Thomas Newman)
5. Kanarie (Charl-Johan Lingenfelder)
CINEMATOGRAPHY: 1917 (Roger Deakins)
2. Monos (Jasper Wolf)
3. Long Day's Journey Into Night (Yao Hung-i)
4. Earthquake Bird (Chung Chung-hoon)
5. Queen & Slim (Tat Radcliffe)
EDITING: The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)
2. Bombshell (Jon Poll)
3. Parasite (Yang Jinmo)
4. Pain and Glory (Teresa Font)
5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Fred Raskin)
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Pain and Glory (Antxon Gomez)
2. High Life (Olafur Eliasson, Francois-Renaud Labarthe)
3. Rocketman (Marcus Rowland)
4. In Fabric (Paki Smith)
5. Greener Grass (Leigh Poindexter)

fx: the rise of skywalker EFFECTS: The Rise of Skywalker
2. 1917
3. The Irishman
4. The Lighthouse
5. In Fabric
MAKEUP & HAIR: Bombshell
Judy. The Irishman. Rocketman. Glass
SOUND DESIGN: 1917
Uncut Gems. Waves. Ford v Ferrari. The Rise of Skywalker
COSTUMES: Queen & Slim
In Fabric. Rocketman. Beanpole. Deerskin
STUNTS: 1917
Fighting With My Family. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Hobbs & Shaw. Hotel Mumbai
ANIMATION: I Lost My Body
Missing Link. The Lion King. Frozen II. Farmageddon
FILM HISTORY AWARD: You Don't Nomi
Memory. Making Montgomery Clift. Sid & Judy

casting: two popes BEST CASTING: Jonathan Pryce &
Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

Annette Bening (The Report). Taron Egerton (Rocketman). Bombshell. It: Chapter Two
BEST HAIR: Samuel L Jackson (Glass).
Helena Howard (Madeline's Madeline).
Lee Pace (Driven). Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile)
WORST HAIR: Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
Adam Driver (The Report, Marriage Story, The Rise of Skywalker, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote).
Ethan Hawke & Mark Strong (Stockholm)
LEAST EXPRESSIVE FACE: Woody Harrelson (Midway)
BEST ANIMAL PERFORMANCE: Goose (Captain Marvel)
Hercules (Happy as Lazzaro). Masher (Playing With Fire)
WORST ANIMAL PERFORMANCE: Cats

babe: scott BABE OF THE YEAR: Naomi Scott (Aladdin)
Kaya Scodelario (Crawl). Florence Pugh (Fighting With My Family, Midsommar, Little Women). Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far from Home).
Linda Hamilton (Terminator: Dark Fate)
HUNK OF THE YEAR:
Carloto Cotta (Diamantino, Frankie)

Mena Massoud (Aladdin). Henry Golding (Monsoon, Last Christmas). The Shiny Shrimps
BEST CHEMISTRY:
Seth Rogen & Charlize Theron (Long Shot)

Daniel Kaluuya & Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim).
Jamie Bell & Danielle Macdonald (Skin). Noemie Merlant & Adele Haenel (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)
WORST CHEMISTRY:
Ben Kingsley & Monica Bellucci (Spider in the Web)

BEST VILLAIN: Isabelle Huppert (Greta)
Sam Claflin (The Nightingale). Marwan Kenzari (Aladdin). Laurent & Larry Bourgeois (Men in Black: International).
Amir Jadidi (Permission). Octavia Spencer (Ma)
MOST LUDICROUS VILLAIN: Idris Elba (Cats)
Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari). Jessica Chastain (Dark Phoenix)

scene stealer: akwafina BEST SCENE-STEALING:
Awkwafina (Jumanji: The Next Level)

John Malkovich (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile). Lakeith Stanfield (Knives Out). Allison Janney (Ma, Bad Education).
Retta & Lil Rel Howery (Good Boys)
BEST SCENE-CHEWING: Laura Dern (Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy)
Wesley Snipes (Dolemite Is My Name).
Jean Dujardin (Deerskin). Robert Pattinson (The King).
Dwayne Johnson (Fighting With My Family)
WORST SCENE-CHOMPING: Rebel Wilson
(The Hustle, Jojo Rabbit, Isn't It Romantic, Cats)

Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers). Gary Oldman (The Laundromat,
The Courier, Killers Anonymous). Alfre Woodard (Clemency). Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji: The Next Level)
BEST PHONED-IN PERFORMANCE: Julia Stiles (Hustlers)
Patrick Wilson, Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Quaid (Midway)
BEST REINVENTION: Alexander Skarsgard (Long Shot)
Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy)

cameo: aoyade BEST CAMEO:
Richard Aoyade (The Souvenir)

Courtney Love (Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy). Harrison Ford (The Rise of Skywalker). Sally Phillips (Blinded by the Light). Chris Rock (Dolemite Is My Name)
MOST POINTLESS CAMEO:
Liv Tyler (Ad Astra)

Lizzo & Cardi B (Hustlers). Kevin Hart (Hobbs & Shaw). Sharon Stone (The Laundromat). Jaclyn Smith, Laverne Cox, Ronda Rousey (Charlie's Angels)
WORST CAMEO: Robert Patrick (The Laundromat)
EWAN McGREGOR GOLDEN LIGHT SABER AWARD:
Jack Reynor (Midsommar)
. Luke Evans (Ma). Cesar Vicente (Pain and Glory). Tom Mercier (Synonyms). Aaron Taylor-Johnson & Giovanni Ribisi (A Million Little Pieces). Jake Phillips Head (The Souvenir). Carloto Cotta (Diamantino)

nuttiest: deerskin NUTTIEST MOVIE: Deerskin
Greener Grass. The Lighthouse.
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Cats
SILLIEST MOVIE: Horrible Histories:
The Movie - Rotten Romans

Deerskin. Spies in Disguise
TRASHIEST MOVIE (THE JOHN
WATERS AWARD): Uncut Gems

Knife + Heart. Beanpole. The Beach Bum. Hustlers. Skin. Honey Boy. Knives and Skin
MOPIEST MOVIE (THE TWILIGHT AWARD): Frankie. Gwen. What They Had. Tell It to the Bees.
The Mountain. Night Hunter
BEST LINE OF DIALOG:
"Was that even Dad's fake baby?"
(Knives and Skin)
underrated: Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy MOST UNDERRATED:
Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy

2. Knives and Skin
3. Dolemite Is My Name
4. Earthquake Bird
5. Dumbo
MOST OVERRATED: Joker
2. Hustlers
3. Ad Astra
4. Avengers: Endgame
5. Madeline's Madeline
MOST IMPORTANT FILM: Honeyland
2. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
3. Permission
4. The Chambermaid
5. Bacurau
Special mention: Sorry We Missed You. Dark Waters
MOST INVENTIVE: Rocketman
Yuli. 1917. Happy as Lazzaro. Pain and Glory
CLEVER APPROACH TO A COMPLEX ISSUE: Monos
Bacurau. Hail Satan? Woman at War.
Corpus Christi. Us. Les Miserables

guilty pleasure: little monsters GUILTY PLEASURE: Little Monsters
2. Diamantino
3. Fighting With My Family
4. Dumbo
5. Downton Abbey
NICEST SURPRISE: Queen & Slim
Long Shot. Dolemite Is My Name.
Shazam! Yesterday
MOST ORIGINAL TAKE ON A TIRED GENRE:
A Good Woman Is Hard to Find
. Wild Rose. Long Shot. Little Monsters. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
BEST SHOW-STOPPER:
Rose-Lynn's first song (Wild Rose)

Naked McCavity (Cats). Over the Rainbow (Judy). Tracy Letts takes a ride (Ford v Ferrari). Crocodile Rock (Rocketman)
BEST HEART-STOPPER: The cliff dive (Midsommar)
The murder (Waves). Smothering Pashka (Beanpole).Falling from a cliff (Happy as Lazzaro). Murderous finale (Donbass)

funniest: long shot FUNNIEST MOVIE: Long Shot
2. Jellyfish
3. Late Night
4. Booksmart
5. The Shiny Shrimps
LEAST FUNNY COMEDY: The Hustle
Jumanji: The Next Level. Bruce!!!!
Playmobil: The Movie.
SEXIEST MOVIE: On a Magical Night
The Blond One. Just Friends. Always Say Yes.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Cats
LEAST ROMANTIC LOVE STORY: Isn't It Romantic
SCARIEST MOVIE: Midsommar
Us. Sons of Denmark. Bacurau. Crawl
MOST THRILLING THRILLER: Monos
Hotel Mumbai. Arctic. The Report
LEAST THRILLING THRILLER: Triple Frontier
Night Hunter. The Curse of La Llorona.
GIRLIEST MOVIE: Little Women
Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Invisible Life. Hustlers. Wild Rose
MANLIEST MOVIE: The Shiny Shrimps
Consequences. Triple Frontier. Men of Hard Skin. Moffie
YUCKIEST MOVIE: The Lighthouse
The Nightingale. Beanpole. Knife + Heart. Groupers
GRISLIEST MOVIE: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Corpus Christi. Piercing. Hagazussa. Feedback

inspiring: amazing grace MOST INSPIRING DOC: Amazing Grace
Honeyland. Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly. TransMilitary. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin
MOST INVOLVING DOC: For Sama.
The Sunday Sessions. Man Made. Krow's Transformation. Sid & Judy
MOST ORIGINAL DOC: Varda by Agnes
Hail Satan? Last Breath. American Factory. Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
MOST DEPRESSING DOC: Leaving Neverland
Sea of Shadows. Mystify: Michael Hutchence.
The Cave. XY Chelsea
MOST BLOOD-BOILING DOC: The Great Hack
The Kingmaker. Hail Satan?
BEST BIOPIC: The Irishman
Yuli. At Eternity's Gate. Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Rocketman
WORST BIOPIC: Red Joan
Vita & Virginia. Ford v Ferrari
MOST HOLLYWOODISED BIOPIC: Harriet
THE FAMILY VALUES AWARD: Parasite
Everybody Knows. Fighting With My Family.
The Souvenir. Frankie. The Farewell
STRAIGHTEST GAY MOVIE (THE BROKEBACK AWARD): Synonyms. Consequences. The Blond One. Rialto
GAYEST STRAIGHT MOVIE (THE BROMANCE AWARD): Hobbs & Shaw. Tucked. The Last Black Man in San Francisco

adaptation: martin eden BEST BOOK-TO-FILM: Martin Eden
Invisible Life. Earthquake Bird.
Adam. Jojo Rabbit
WORST BOOK-TO-FILM: The Aftermath
The Laundromat. Cats
BEST COMIC-TO-FILM: I Lost My Body
Spider-Man: Far from Home.
Captain Marvel. Shazam!
WORST COMIC-TO-FILM: Dark Phoenix
Alita: Battle Angel
BEST STAGE-TO-FILM: Tu Me Manques
Luce. Beats. Scarborough. Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words
WORST STAGE-TO-FILM: Cats
BEST SHORT-TO-FEATURE: The Mustang. Thunder Road
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL ADAPTATION:
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile


remake: Gloria Bell BEST REMAKE: Gloria Bell
Dumbo. The Lion King
WORST REMAKE: The Hustle
Cold Pursuit. Midway.
WORST REBOOT: Charlie's Angels
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL REMAKE: Pet Sematary. Child's Play
BEST SEQUEL: Toy Story 4
Spider-Man: Far from Home. Frozen II. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Avengers: Endgame
WORST SEQUEL: Rambo: Last Blood
Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Dark Phoenix. Escape Plan: The Extractors
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL SEQUEL:
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
. Doctor Sleep.
BEST PREQUEL: Captain Marvel
BEST SPINOFF: Joker

hardest working: gillan THE HARDEST WORKING PERSON IN MOVIES:
Karen Gillan
(The Party's Just Beginning, All Creatures Here Below, Avengers: Endgame, Stuber, Jumanji: The Next Level, Spies in Disguise)
BEST NEW TREND: Thrilling bookish thrillers (Bombshell, Dark Waters, Bad Education,
The Report, By the Grace of God)
WORST NEW TREND: Badly undeveloped sequels
(Men in Black: International, Dark Phoenix,
Rambo: Last Blood, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Jumanji: The Next Level)
MOST ANTICIPATED FILM OF 2020: Tenet
No Time to Die. Dune. A Quiet Place Part II. Black Widow.
Bill & Ted Face the Music. West Side Story. Mulan.
Wonder Woman 1984. Jungle Cruise. The King's Man.
Eternals. The Many Saints of Newark
LEAST ANTICIPATED FILM OF 2020: Bad Boys for Life
Godzilla vs Kong. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Bloodshot. Birds of Prey.
KEEPING AN OPEN MIND: Top Gun: Maverick.
Sonic the Hedgehog. Snake Eyes. Fast & Furious 9

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