The Movie News Network – 2020 Retrospective: Our Favorite Films and TV of the Year

On this episode of The Movie News Network, we take a look back at a terrible year and find our silver lining: entertainment.


Writers for the site DavidDarby, and Alex assemble for this episode of the podcast. Take a listen below, or look for the show on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!




Intro (0:00)

2020 Highlights (2:05)

  • David: Sound of Metal, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Darby: Portrait of a Lady of Fire, Harley Quinn, Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Queen’s Gambit
  • Alex: Jojo Rabbit (UK), Palm Springs, Ted Lasso, Good Place, Bojack, Agents of SHIELD, I’m Thinking of Ending Things

2020 Lowlights (1:08:45)

  • David: The Vow, Tenet
  • Darby: The New Mutants
  • Alex: Project Power

2021 Highest Anticipated (1:24:28)

2020 What We’re Hung Up On (1:31:05)

  • David: The Dark Crystal cancellation, Letterboxd
  • Darby: Bad line from The Mandalorian
  • Alex: Good Place vs. Schitt’s Creek at the Emmys

Wrap Up (1:49:35)

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