The Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) today announced their picks for Best Films of 2020. Movie Reelist founder and editor-in-chief, Chris Giroux, is joined by content editor and lead film critic, MontiLee Stormer, as members of the critics group representing the Detroit and surrounding areas.
Lucky (2020) is unrated and streaming on Shudder, but if I were to give it a rating, I’d go for PG-13 for swears (lots of swears), people getting stabbed, people getting maced, people falling down stairs, violence against women, and the realization that very little of it will get any better.
Todd (2021) is unrated but I would rate it PG-13 for swears, brief and pointless sexytimes, implied violence, and random pill taking. It’s also a very painful 91 minutes, so I’ve done all I can.
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The Dark and The Wicked (2020) is streaming exclusively on Shudder and is unrated, but if I were to guess I would rate it R for swears, lots of blood, suicides via guns, rope, knives, and craft materials, jumps scares that feel far from cheap, mutilated animals, mutilated hands, and corpse nudity.
The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) today announced their picks for Best Films of 2020. Our founder and editor Chris Giroux is a member of the critics group whose mission is to “recognize the highest creative achievements in the field of motion pictures.”
Death Trip 2021 is unrated and let’s give this one an R for bathroom sexytimes, people getting hit with hammers, people getting hit with croquette mallets, people getting stabbed, lots of blood, and an interminable second act.
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La Funeraria (The Funeral Home) (2021) is unrated and streaming on VOD and premium platforms, but if I were to guess I’d give it a PG-13 – which is not to say it isn’t a harrowing ride – for Spanish swears (maybe, I dunno), people getting stabbed, ghostly sexytimes, ghostly bottoms. People getting stabbed, people in coffins, and a lot of teen-aged sass.
Sator (2019) is Unrated but this is solidly in PG-13 territory for antler choking hazards, involuntary combustion, forcible levitation, and the anxiety that comes from knowing something is always watching.
Paradise Cove (2021) is Unrated, but I’d give it a PG-13 for women showering naked but you can only sorta see skin through a fence, women shooting up hormones, people falling from ladders, people getting cracked over the head, people getting waterboarded – I mean, sure, and the dog.
Bliss (2021) is rated R for swears, people falling from buildings, people getting shot, extreme drug use, matrix-style disconnects, and mob violence.