Thanks to the pandemic during the year 2020, the cinematic world has had many unprecedented hurdles to face and jump over. The usual screenings and rollout of films became unpredictable when much of the population stayed indoors throughout a challenging time period. Drive-in theaters tired to make a comeback and addicted to buttery popcorn fans cried every weekend while suffering at home. Cinephiles demanded big screens and producers pushed release dates later in the year. This left many wondering how much of the good stuff may not have made the cut to see the actual light of day.
The summer blockbuster crashed and burned while indie films returned with a vengeance. The industry was left with a surprising number of quality films that may have gone unnoticed forcing critics to seek them out as social media began to spread the word about the ones worth watching. Productions with heart turned out to be what audiences craved while escaping the tough reality that surrounded their everyday lives.