Well here we are, the only blog post that I’m guaranteed to write each year! 2020 was a real shit year for pretty much everyone who wasn’t a vaccine manufacturer, the Zoom company, or a congress person who was buying stocks in Zoom before anyone else could.
Needless to say, I didn’t see many in the theater, and there might be more options for my list in a normal year, but here’s the list.
1. Bill & Ted Face the Music
I’ve been a Bill & Ted fan since I was a kid. Yes, I did own the Honey Nut Cheerio’s comic book. Yes, I do own a ton of the trading cards that I bought off of Ebay. None of my packs contained the winning “Trip to San Dimas”, unfortunately for me (contest probably expired 20 years ago anyway). Yes, I own some of the action figures. Yes, I do like to ignore that they call each other the 3 letter “F” word briefly in the first movie.
Bill and Ted Face the music did what I didn’t think was possible, which was to exceed my expectations.
We join Bill and Ted after the events of Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, where, as you remember, they have a huge hit album and they know their destiny will be to write a song that joins the world together in peace. Unfortunately, that destiny never came to fruition. They’re old men who won’t stop chasing the dream of a hit record and it’s costing them their relationships. I can relate as a super failed writer, and I think most people have to reface their aspirations at middle age.
There’s a few bits that started to feel slightly cringey with their kids that are essentially Bill & Ted, but the film doesn’t let them over-stay their welcome. So, I’m going to let it slide.
With the world more divided then I’ve ever known it to be, Bill & Ted Face the music is a breath of fresh air and optimism that I really needed to see me through the pandemic. Party on dudes!
2. The Wolf of Snow Hollow
Comedy ? Drama ? Horror ? All of the above. I cannot for the life of me ever remember the name of this movie, and I suspect that’s the reason it’s not getting more accolades than it is currently.
3. His House
The humanitarian crisis is far more terrifying than any ghost.
- Palm Springs
- The Hunt
I’ll gladly take 100 more films like The Hunt.
- Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
- Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special
Worst of the year: The Call of the Wild 2020
A surgical lobotomy takes 10 minutes to administer. This film runs 100 minutes and is far less enjoyable. I feel sorry for the computers that had to render this cornball trash.