Film & TV

The Best Films of 2020

The Glam Film & TV team curates some of this crazy year’s best films.

This year has been a challenging one for the screen industry. The pandemic saw production and distribution shut down for a while in USA and Europe. The film festivals we enjoy in Adelaide were cancelled, postponed, or shortened. And more films went straight to streaming. Our own Palace Nova Prospect was the first cinema in Australia to reopen after the shutdown.

Despite the difficulties, Glam’s film & TV team has reviewed some incredible works in 2020. Here is our round up of some of the best films, in no particular order.

The Broken Hearts Gallery

ROM-COM In one spectacular night, Lucy loses her relationship, loses her job and gets in a random stranger’s car, thinking it is her Uber – and that’s how she meets Nick.  Nick is her opposite but somehow they make friends and dream up the idea of the Broken Hearts Gallery, where people can leave the things they’ve kept from past relationships.

Check out our review here.

In the Name of the Land

DRAMA This surprising feature tells the story of French farming life, based on director Edouard Bergeon’s own father. Far from being dull or niche, this is the kind of film that reminds you why you love film. One of this year’s masterpieces.

Check out our review here.

The Invisible Man

THRILLER A thrilling and timely retelling of the classic H.G. Wells novel of the same name that highlights the true horrors of an abusive relationship.

Check out our review here.

Tenet

ACTION/SCI-FI Reminiscent of James Bond, Tenet has all of the makings of a classic spy thriller including style, daring visual effects and a mesmerising score.

Check out our review here.

The Peanut Butter Falcon

DRAMA With strong themes of family and unity, The Peanut Butter Falcon was the feel-good film we needed in 2020 as one can’t help but be charmed by this adventure flick.

Check out our review here.

The Bay of Silence

THRILLER This sophisticated psychological thriller is based on the novel by Lisa St Aubin de Teran and stars Claes Bang

Check out our review here.

Check out our interview with Claes Bang here.

Brazen Hussies

DOCUMENTARY An gripping documentary exploring the early Women’s Liberation movement in Australia.

Check out our review here.

Wild Things

DOCUMENTARY Another Australian documentary feature, this one exploring the environmental protest movement.

Check out our review here.

Check out our interview with director Sally Ingleton, here.

Pinocchio

FANTASY A live-action version of the classic story from director Matteo Garrone. A visual feast, and a master-class in cinematic storytelling.

Check out our review here.

Litigante

DRAMA This quiet Colombian feature hits every note perfectly, and never misses a beat.

Check out our review here.

Honeyland

DOCUMENTARY Life in rural Macedonia is explored in this documentary which continues to win awards and accolades.

Check out our review here.

La Belle Epoque

ROM-COM A gorgeous, clever, very French, romantic comedy.

Check out our review here.

Collated by the film & TV team.

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