Our favorite articles of 2020 are selected by our team of editors at RogerEbert.com.
An article about Melissa Haizlip's acclaimed documentary Mr. Soul! being nominated for Outstanding Debut Feature at the Cinema Eye Honors.
An article about the New Works Virtual Festival benefiting The Actors Fund and running now through Christmas Day.
Matt writes: On Thanksgiving Eve, RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert released "I Remember People," a song she wrote earlier this year to express how she and millions of Americans have been feeling as we have been forced to keep our distance for months due to COVID-19.
An article about "Memory House" by Brazilian director João Paulo Miranda Maria winning the Roger Ebert Award at the 56th Chicago International Film Festival.
An article about the highlights from the first 2020 Ebert Symposium on the future of the movie industry.
An article about the New Works Virtual Festival being rescheduled for November 2020 and its call for editors.
Matt writes: On October 8th, our site's publisher Chaz Ebert joined Dr. Nate Kohn in moderating the first virtual panel for the 2020 Ebert Symposium. Entitled "The Film Industry in a Time of Change," the insightful conversation featured such distinguished panelists as Michael Barker, Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics; Neal Block, Head of Distribution and Marketing for Magnolia Pictures; Darrien Michele Gipson, Executive Director of SAGindie; Melissa Haizlip, director of "Mr. Soul!"; Malcolm D. Lee, director of "Girls Trip"; Mary Mazzio, director of "A Most Beautiful Thing"; Nina Shaw, founding partner in the entertainment law firm of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano; and Christine Swanson, director of "The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel."
The first event in the 2020 Ebert Symposium series will explore the future of movies and television through virtual panel on Thursday, October 8th. Other events in the series exploring the evolving media landscape will take place Thursday, October 22nd; and Thursday, November 5th.
An article about six more essential books warning against our current president and detailing why Donald Trump must be voted out of office, and Joe Biden voted in.
RogerEbert.com contributor Glenn Kenny talks with editor-at-large Matt Zoller Seitz about Made Men, Kenny's book-length account of the making of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas.
Matt writes: Despite the COVID-19 pandemic preventing our writers from attending the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival in person this year, our Managing Editor Brian Tallerico is still screening all of the highlights remotely. Keep your eyes peeled each day for his latest dispatches from the festival, which kicked off September 10th and runs through Sunday, September 20th. A few of the hotly anticipated titles he's reviewed thus far are Francis Lee's "Ammonite," starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, Regina King's "One Night in Miami," starring Leslie Odom Jr., and Chloé Zhao's "Nomadland," starring Frances McDormand.