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Performer of the Year (2020): Chadwick Boseman


His last two performances, in ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ suggest he was embarking on a remarkable new phase of his career we will tragically never get to see.

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The Middle-Aged Protagonist of ‘Soul’ is the Hero My Child-Self Needed


Pixar’s latest endeavor is a crushing confrontation of self, but it offers tools to battle the inevitable onslaught of doubt.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ and the Melodrama of the Gods


The sequel wants nothing to do with a recognizable reality. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are here to clash with titans.

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How 2020 Was Unintentionally Reflected in the Movies of 2020


We reflect on films that somehow managed to successfully capture the cultural zeitgeist of this year.

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2020 Was the Year of Found Footage and Creative DIY Filmmaking


Even a pandemic can’t stop horror filmmakers from tapping into the found footage genre to create terror in the digital world.

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Escapes the Trap of Stage-to-Screen


The adaptation finds validation through two crackling performances from Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.

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Exploring Radical Empathy in the Movies of 2020


In 2020, films asked us to look at unconventional ways we can connect with people when they need it most.

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The Women of ‘The Expanse’ Will Be the Show’s Greatest Legacy


We spotlight five of the many complex female characters that populate the sci-fi series.

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The Cathartic Power of ‘Sense and Sensibility’


For its 25th anniversary, we look at how Ang Lee and Emma Thompson’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel subverts expectations of female heroines.