Drama Movies of 2020
(4 Stars) A technical masterpiece that overwhelms the story.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
(4 Stars) A surprisingly good tear-jerker providing a positive view of humanity.
(3.5 Stars) Visually stunning and terrific sound. But not up to Kubrick standards!
(4 Stars) An action-packed blockbuster – A Must-See Film.
(3.5 Stars). A pleasant diversion with exceptional actresses, but a less than stellar writer and director.
(2 Stars) Be aware of what you are getting yourself into – this isn’t for everyone!
(4 Stars) Tight and Powerful indictment of the authority of the Catholic Church.
Ford v Ferrari
(4 Stars) Rousing entertainment placing the viewer right behind the wheel at 200 mph.
(3 Stars) Good music, camera work, and Erivo’s performance. But stumbles on story-telling.
(4 Stars) A powerful message packaged in a little film.
I Lost My Body
(4 Stars) A surprising mental challenge exploring destiny and free will, but definitely not a family movie
(4.5 Stars) In addition to what you expect, it shows that old folks still have huge creative talent. Still one of the best pictures of 2019.
(3 Stars) Some good moments. But the movie doesn’t quite come together.
(4.5 Stars) Difficult to watch, especially right now. But perhaps necessary.
(3.5 Stars) An exceptional performance by Zellweger in an otherwise mediocre movie.
(4 Stars) Does everything a mystery should do and then some. Sharp and witty.
(3 Stars) Interesting and well done, but not exactly memorable.
(2 Stars) A retelling of the original story with amazing computer-animation technology. Watch it if you, or your family, didn’t see the original.
(5 Stars) A wonderful feminist approach that is perfect holiday entertainment. A well crafted movie.
(4.5 Stars) A sometimes difficult movie to watch, but with powerful moments. The boundaries between love and hate are thin.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(3.5 Stars) A movie Of Hollywood, By Hollywood, and, most importantly, FOR Hollywood!
Pain and Glory
(4 Stars) Subtle and Multi-layered. Almodovar, Banderas, and Cruz at the top of their games.
(5 Stars) An exceptionally well crafted movie that moves you through multiple emotions all while exploring the complexities of social class.
(3 Stars) A very good movie with a fatal moral flaw
(3.5 Stars) Elton John’s life presented as a musical – great entertainment.
The 2020 Drama Genre Movies
A list of 34 movies with general recommendations and a discussion of ‘drama’!
(4.5 Stars) A strange film with terrific moments about aging masculinity.
(4 Stars) An intriguing portrait of two men arguing the nature of the Pope, the Church, and society.