#1 No spoilers, do not worry. I had extremely high expectations for the latest movie from Christopher Nolan as the director of all-time #2 favourite movie, Inception (2010) especially as Tenet had been billed as a kind of spirtual sequel. I was not disappointed.
The viewing experience was further enhanced because it was the first film I had seen in a cinema since March due to the pandemic.
#2 I am a long-time fan of Aaron Sorkin's writing and the last film which he directed, Molly's Game (2017) made #3 in my Top 10 of 2017 list. He is back here, bigger & better with an ambitious adaptation of the famed trial with a phenominal cast.
#3 This is a delicious revenge thriller with a message, along with some twisted humour. Emerald Fennell writes & directs her first feature film and is clearly a talent to watch. Carey Mulligan is, once again, wonderful in the lead role.
This was my favourite film of Sundance 2020 and then I rewatched it via an awards season screening in the home cinema followed by a fascinating Q&A with Emerald and several of the cast.
#4 This is a wonderful love story set in the 1950s and brilliantly made in the style of the time by writer / director, Eugene Ashe. This will take you right back to the magic of Douglas Sirk yet from a new perspective.
Seen at Sundance 2020 where it received a rapturous welcome.
This was another special viewing experience as the only other film I have seen in a cinema since March (see #1). This was a socially-distanced screening at The Watershed Cinema in Bristol and was the closing night of the (otherwise virtual) BFI London Film Festival which neatly coincided with IMDb's 30th birthday on 17 October. A different, yet great way to celebrate the anniversary under the circumstances.
#8 Regina King brings style and vision to her directorial debut based upon Kemp Powers' adaptation of his own 2013 play. An ensemble cast delivers excellent performances in this powerful and relevant film.