Best-Reviewed Movies 2020: AustraliaThe Invisible Man may not seem like an Aussie film at first glance – it takes place in the U.S., is headlined by Americans Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, and Storm Reid, and was produced by Jason Blum. But look a bit closer and you’ll see the movie is a decidedly Down Under production: Written and directed by Aussie Leigh Whannell, co-produced by Australian company Goalpoast Pictures, shot in and around Sydney, co-starring Aussie thesps like Harriet Dyer (that knife scene!), and crafted by a largely Aussie crew. It tops a list of five films that speak to the absolutely stellar year for Australian cinema (one that will continue with the release of the acclaimed The Dry, starring Eric Bana, this year). Of particular note are two incredible debuts from women filmmakers: Shannon Murphy’s moving coming-of-age story Babyteeth and Natalie Erika James’ poignant and terrifying look at dementia, the horror film Relic.The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of February 28, 2021. Scores might change over time.« Previous Category Next Category »
Netflix may have it’s fair share of coming-of-age comedies, but Never Have I Ever definitely brings a fresh perspective to the genre. Inspired by show creator Mindy Kaling’s own childhood, the show focuses on the life of a modern first-generation Indian American teenage girl. And critics and fans alike have fallen head over heels for the young cast, including charming newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. And since Never Have I Ever is as easy to binge at is to become obsessed with, Rotten Tomatoes has thankfully gathered five more titles that will give you many of the same feels, and gently remind you that your own high school experience could be, or could have been, much worse. Join correspondent Naz Perez and get ready to binge.