2020 Onscreen


Film & TV Editorial Team

With 2020 just around the corner, our Film & TV Editorial team have compiled a list of the films and TV shows we are most looking forward to in the coming decade.

Bojack Horseman Finale (2020)

Leah Martindale, Editor

The trailer for the first part of Bojack Horseman Season 6 was released in September | YouTube / Netflix

Bojack Horseman (2014-2020) has been a staple in my life since I first discovered it in my freshers week in 2016. Perfect for bingeing, I took down the first half of its sixth season in one humble afternoon.

An adult cartoon about a horse and his friends of assorted species may not seem as high-brow as some of my fellow editors’ picks, but within that misconception lies Bojack’s beauty. The tragic adventures of this alcoholic horse have enthralled me for my whole time in Bristol, and I can only hope that it’s finale has the same heartbreaking, bittersweet beauty of the past six seasons.

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The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) dir. Armando Iannucci

Louie Bell, Deputy Editor

Dev Patel plays the titular character in this cinematic adaptation of Charles Dickens' eighth novel | IMDb / Film 4

Dickens? Iannucci? A diverse and all star British cast? Count me in. A quirky comedic adaptation of the classic novel from one of Britain’s national treasures, with Dev Patel in the title role, it’s received rave reviews from previews at film festivals and is one of the most anticipated British releases of next year.

Starring Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw and frequent Iannucci collaborator Peter Capaldi, I’m expecting big things. However, unless Iannucci spins a rather unique take on Dickens, I sadly also expect that there’ll be considerably fewer expletives than we may be used to.

Dickens? Iannucci? A diverse and all star British cast? Count me in

Bill and Ted Face the Music (2020) dir. Dean Parisot

Laura Aish, Digital Editor

Alex Winter (left) and Keanu Reeves (right) play Bill S. Preston and Theodore 'Ted' Logan respectively | IMDb / Hammerstone Studios

Apparently Bill and Ted are returning to the big screen next year and I am pretty excited about it. Bill and Ted Face the Music will be the third instalment to the much loved classic comedy films that starred Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, the internet’s all-round favourite guy.

The film’s release marks nearly thirty years since the last film and it looks set to be a lot of fun. Supposedly the film will explore a middle-aged Bill and Ted, once more played by Winter and Reeves, who have to create a song to save the universe. A premise that looks to recapture the magic of the first two,and I have faith it will a great ride.

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Soul (2020) dir. Peter Docter

Tom Goulde, Deputy Digital Editor

Jamie Foxx voices Joe Gardner in Disney Pixar's Soul | YouTube / Pixar

Next year, the greatest animator in the business, are back with their first ever black lead. Soul is the story of a middle school music teacher who dreams of playing at the biggest jazz club in the world. The recent trailer gives us a hint of what to expect, an Inside Out (2015) story with some of the movie set in a fantasy “soul” land.

What excites me most about the film is the music; my favourite ever Pixar film, Coco (2017), has some of the most brilliant music in recent film history and I am looking forward to hearing some fascinating jazz music in Soul next year. Soul has all the makings of an instant classic, this is definitely one to book tickets for.

The greatest animator in the business, are back with their first ever black lead

The French Dispatch (2020) dir. Wes Anderson

Daisy Game, Entertainment Subeditor

Symmetry, Paris, and Timothee Chalamet : the gloriously aesthetic world of Wes Aderson is winging its way back to the big screen. Whilst Anderson might be keeping it cryptic in terms of detail - it’s about journalism, full stop - what we do know is that Anderson’s latest will boast the cast of dreams.

I’m talking not only the usual suspects - Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances Mcdormand, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody - but also a whole host of glorious newbies - Kate Winslet, Wilem Defoe and gasp dream team Timothee Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan. All I can say is, bring on our rendezvous with Anderson. Oui, oui and oui again.

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Call of the Wild (2020) dir. Chris Sanders

Siavash Minoukadeh, Entertainment Subeditor

I could not care less that Harrison Ford and Karen Gillan - a most unlikely duo - will be starring in this film because frankly, they will never be the real stars. Based off one of my favourite books by Jack London, Call of the Wild is going to be all about the doggos.

The story follows an uptown pup who, taken to the rural wilderness of Alaska, decides to abandon the hecking city life and become a howly boi like the wolves around him. As someone who regularly feels the call of the wild - tends to be every Wednesday near OMG - this will no doubt be a highly personal film for me.

Featured: IMDb / Walt Disney Studios

What are you most looking forward to seeing on the silver screens or small screens in 2020?