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Films of the Year 2020

Top Films of 2020

A busy year of film reviewing and we count down our ten favourites

New Releases


An intriguing but disorganised dive into a history that’s both familial and national

No Data Plan

A simple train journey becomes a condensed experience of illegal immigration and border control

Strike or Die

An observational documentary which takes time in demonstrating how the present is a variation of the past

Come Away

Clever take on the spiritual prequels for Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland runs out of steam, bogged down with melodrama

The Glass Man

Nearly a decade later The Glass Man’s story is more potent than ever, but it can’t disguise troubles of the past



The claustrophobic Spanish horror that carved its name into found-footage legacy


Soul might not be Pixar’s best work – but it is its most existential


A soulful and realistic, if broadly unsatisfying, portrayal of 1990s Spanish adolescence


Cult classic looks dated but remains a landmark of lo-fi excess