2020 Updates

2020 in Review: April

This month: Animal Crossing, the Dancing Pallbearers, terrible commercials, and more COVID stuff.

US Government Launches a New “Golden” Streaming Platform, Bigly

Films About Bosch and Hockney Among OVID’s New Additions in April 2020

Documentary Organizations Rally to Raise Funds for Film Workers During COVID-19

From Soviet-Era War Films to Indie Gems from China, Our Latest Streaming Recommendations

Build a Museum With Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Enter Michael DeForge’s World, Where People and Places Alike Get Constant “Updates”

Film Essayist Chloé Galibert-Laîné on the Careful Choreography of Desktop Cinema

Tiger King and the Unforgivable Sloppiness of Modern True Crime Shows

Explaining Your Favorite Gifs and Translating Video Games: Web Docs to Watch

Looking at Ourselves Through Social Distance Cinema

Sundance Institute Joins Relief Efforts to Help Film Workers Affected by COVID-19

Make the Getty’s Collection Your Own in Animal Crossing

Over Skype, Filmmakers Ponder Whether Cinema Is Dying

The ‘Dancing Pallbearers’ Meme Is a Danse Macabre for the Time of COVID

‘The New Normal’ of Awful COVID-Themed Commercials

YouTube Announces Its Own Digital Film Festival

By Dan Schindel

Born and raised in Maryland and currently based in New York, Dan Schindel is an associate editor at Hyperallergic, freelance culture writer, and available for any copy-editing/proofreading needs you may have. This website was originally a blog called Days of Docs, and chronicled his attempt to watch and review a documentary every single day for a whole year. He was mostly successful at this, and now he knows everything. He puts this knowledge to use by writing about movies, TV, games, books, comics, art, and more.