2020 Rewind

At the conclusion of every year, we hit rewind and look back at the best movies, TV shows, performances, moments, and much more in a series of essays and lists published in late December. This is the archive for the 2020 Rewind.

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Best Tv Scenes

The 20 Best TV Scenes of 2020


Television offered comfort and escapism this year, but its best moments also showed us some hard emotional truths.

Best Video Essays

The 20 Best Video Essays of 2020


In a year when we needed distractions, these were the video essays that kept us digging deep into the content we love.

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How 2020 Was Unintentionally Reflected in the Movies of 2020


We reflect on films that somehow managed to successfully capture the cultural zeitgeist of this year.

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2020 Was the Year of Found Footage and Creative DIY Filmmaking


Even a pandemic can’t stop horror filmmakers from tapping into the found footage genre to create terror in the digital world.

Best Tv Shows

The 20 Best TV Shows of 2020


Here are the shows that made us laugh and moved us during the spectacular trainwreck that was 2020.

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Exploring Radical Empathy in the Movies of 2020


In 2020, films asked us to look at unconventional ways we can connect with people when they need it most.

Best Animated Series 2020

The 20 Best Animated Series of 2020


With their fantastical escapes and beautiful worlds, these shows served as much-needed reprieves from a dark year.

Best Animated Movies of 2020

The 20 Best Animated Movies of 2020


This year’s gems sprung from both the expected and unexpected corners of the medium.