2019 was a very unusual year for cinema. Two major franchises came to their long-anticipated ends (though to questionable quality), we experienced one of the most lacklustre blockbuster seasons in a long time, one major studio dominated the cinematic landscape to frightening affect, and two of the worst films of the year both featured digital cats. On the flip-side, it also brought the decade to a close with some incredible classics like 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire', 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and 'The Irishman', and Bong Joon-ho's masterpiece 'Parasite' became the unexpected critical, commercial and awards success of the year.
Which brings us to 2020.
We already have a few great films on the way that the SWITCH team caught in 2019, including Greta Gerwig's divine 'Little Women' and Sam Mendes' war epic '1917', but what else is on the horizon? As always, here are our picks for the films to get excited about in the next twelve months.
This is just a small taste of what's to come this next year, which also includes a blessedly smaller slate from Disney, including Marvel films 'Black Widow' and 'Eternals', the live-action remake of 'Mulan', the much-delayed adaptation of 'Artemis Fowl', and their next animated film 'Raya and the Last Dragon'. There's also yet another reboot of 'Ghostbusters', the Kingsman prequel 'The King's Men', the Aretha Franklin biopic 'Respect', and the follow-up to the unexpectedly successful Halloween reboot, 'Halloween Kills'. Keep your ears open also for all the films we don't know about yet, the gems and future classics that will appear out of the festival circuit.
It looks like we have a lot to look forward to in 2020, so make sure you follow all our reviews at SWITCH to see which ones turn out to be classic and which turn out to be duds. Hopefully more the former than the latter.
But hey, at least we'll finally get to see 'The Lighthouse'.