"2020 is a year which has highlighted the deep importance of the moving image." MarBelle runs through the films that helped make a terrible year bearable.
Jeanie Finlay returns to DN to share her experiences of this unprecedented year, along with the 2020 features which left an indelible mark on her memory.
"2020 has provided us with a berth of films which have certainly kept us going." Sarah shares the cinematic ballast which kept her afloat during 2020.
"For a lot of us we turned to the screen for escapism and for me 2020 was somewhat of a golden year for features." Rob selects his favourite 2020 features.
From stunning debuts to veteran directors fully in command of their tone, Redmond argues that 2020's films have been far better than the year itself.
Each equally worthy of their place in his unranked list, Neil Fox celebrates a collection of 10 cinematic beacons which light up the darkness of 2020.
"Even in a year such as this, there is still an impressive amount of indelible cinema to gush over." James delivers his top ten feature films of 2020.
From great local talent to international provocateurs, here is our complete can't-miss selection from the London Film Festival 2020.
As if by some contrary twist of fate MarBelle didn’t choose 12 Years a Slave as his top film of 2013 and I manage to catch it on the first day of 2014.
Steve McQueen's second feature 'Shame' flirts with controversy by taking us on a revealing journey into the uncharted territory of sex addiction.
This isn’t your standard retelling of a historic event, this is something much, much more. Rob takes a look at Steve McQueen's audacious debut 'Shame'.
Join the talented filmmakers featured on DN daily on Directors Notes by submitting your film now (full submission details here).
Subscribe to the WeAreDN Vimeo channel for more curated films.
Get a weekly round up of DN interviews delivered straight to your inbox.