Picks for the Pandemic: The Tropic’s Best of 2020

July 29, 2020 -

Produced by: Tropic Cinema
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The Tropic is providing our curated streaming recommendations during our closure. While 2020 has been a rough year, it has brought us some great films; here are the Tropic’s best-sellers and top picks from the months before the pandemic! (Streaming services in parentheses are offering the films free to subscribers — most are also available to rent from Google Play, Amazon, Vudu and others.)

Ford v. Ferrari
American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles (Matt Damon and Christian Bale) work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

The Assistant
A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.

Moynihan (Prime/Kanopy)
A biographical portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador, New York senator and longtime Key West resident.

Downhill
In this American remake of the Swedish black comedy Force Majeure, a married couple (Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, only to have their lives thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate how they feel about each other.

Uncut Gems (Netflix)
A charismatic New York City jeweler (Adam Sandler) always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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