IIHA has written 45 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2020.

  • Ammonite

    Ammonite

    ★★★★

    Two of the greatest working actresses saying so much when they aren’t speaking a word.
    And that sex scene... Saoirse is all grown up now.

  • House of Hummingbird

    House of Hummingbird

    ★★★★

    Did this need to be quite so long? It is full of brilliant moments, but could have been spectacular with a little more editing.

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★★★

    Boseman’s energy vibrates through the screen and Davis demands to be seen. Two gorgeous performances that deserve our attention. Not sure how well this play translates to the screen, but still very well done.

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★★

    Jim Cummings may have given us the greatest eye-roll ever captured on film, twice. My funny bone was definitely tickled.

  • Giving Voice

    Giving Voice

    ★★★★

    These are some inspiring young people honoring the work of a legend.

  • Dick Johnson Is Dead

    Dick Johnson Is Dead

    ★★★★

    I was in a puddle of tears by the time end. 
    (But it was a slow start.)

  • Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank

    ★★★★

    A little cheesy, but well acted and full of genuinely good intentions.

  • Dolly Parton: Here I Am

    Dolly Parton: Here I Am

    ★★★★

    I absolutely adore Dolly!
    This was a nicely done biography film on an extraordinary individual.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★★

    This was a little over polished and perfectly wrapped for my taste. But I can see how it has the right balance of sentimentality and celebrity to be loved by many. Cohen and Strong were very entertaining, but they seemed to be in a different movie.

  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★

    I fall more in love with Anya Taylor-Joy with each new role she takes. The series was good, but she was great. I hope she gets cast in something Oscar worthy soon.

  • Lucky Grandma

    Lucky Grandma

    ★★★★

    Tsai Chin’s Nai Nai Wong is a grumpy chain smoking delight! Dry, dark humor with just enough heart to keep you fully invested. Definitely worth a watch.

  • Get Duked!

    Get Duked!

    ★★★★

    Screwball hilarity from start to finish. But it really takes off when people start eating rabbit poop.