Choosing the best movies of 2021 could seem an impossible undertaking. The difficulties that cinema is going through in the current situation. With titles that delay their release date until the public can return to theaters normally.
However, the rise of streaming platforms such as Netflix, Disney +, HBO, Amazon Prime, Movistar Plus, Filmin, or Apple TV has allowed us this year to accumulate a good handful of films that stand out for their quality and that has reaped the applause from the public and critics.
With seemingly discreet films like Palm Springs or Minari, even comebacks-event like Zack Snyder’s Justice League, going through blockbusters as spectacular as Dune, the truth is that 2021 is not being a blank year for a cultural industry that faces the greatest challenge in its history.
The Best Movies Of 2021 (So Far)
We’ve always wanted to see Russell Crowe unleashing himself in his most Falstaffian version, and this action thriller about a particularly crappy case of road violence delivers. And how.
Fragments Of A Woman
Vanessa Kirby confirms what British theater critics have been trying to tell us for a long time: that she is one of the best actresses of her generation. This drama about the trauma of losing a newborn child could be your passport to Oscar.
One Night In Miami …
Watchmen’s Sister Night, Regina King, directs this chamber piece imagined by playwright Kemp Powers. What did Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown talk about the night they celebrated the champion’s win against Sonny Liston? Of the past, present, and future of the United States, of course.
You are not prepared for the places where this magnificent comedy and horror mix directed by the always fascinating Peter Strickland will drag you. Nor are you going to see female haute couture with the same eyes … We will warn you.
Fellini Of The Spirits
It is one hundred years since the birth of one of the greatest filmmakers (Italian, European, world) of all time. This documentary celebrates his life and his art through a lot of interviews and archive images, some of them unpublished.
One of those best movies that aren’t afraid to tackle deep issues from a demanding point of view, all rounded out by the performances of Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes. British period romance. Little joke.
Fans of suspense films made in Spain can go out onto the balcony to celebrate this stupendous bombshell, endowed with atmospheric precision and very, very interesting narrative tempo control.
Trapped in time for a new generation, although the truth is that this sensational romantic-fantasy comedy is not satisfied with being a mere imitation of its model. We would eat the leading couple directly.
Hey, it’s Justin Timberlake, Serious Performer ™, a side of him we haven’t seen for a long time. And thank goodness, because his work as an ex-con who assumes the role of mentor for a very special boy is above average when it comes to singers/actors.
Claustrophobic study on the #MeToo era that finds in the interpretation of Julia Garner the best asset on which to build a discourse that is not obvious … and highly disturbing.
Raya And The Last Dragon
A future Disney animated classic that deals with a series of incredibly serious topics with the same dynamism that its animators have managed to impress on each of its characters.
Minari. Family History
Captivating family drama and quintessentially American story, no matter how much the Golden Globes made the mistake of nominating it in the non-English language film category.
The Mole Agent
This amazing mix of documentary and detective fiction needs to be seen to be believed.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
The Snyder Cut is finally a reality: four hours of superhero epic as had not been seen until now. Simply the scale of this blockbuster already makes it mute.
The brand-new Oscar winner addresses a subject with naturalism and poetry, the precariousness of a North American working class who is forced to move with seasonal work, which would also have led to a heated complaint.
The Last Duel
Ridley Scott’s The Old Fox gives us one of the most remarkable films of his present creative stage, where the classicism of his staging is mixed with a good handful of extremely clever script decisions to launch a most pertinent message.
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