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The Year So Far (2021)
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« Last Edit: January 18, 2021, 07:07:06 AM by Bondo »


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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 08:31:44 AM »
One Night in Miami A
Shiva Baby A-
Dear Evan Hansen A-
Spencer B+
Little Fish B+
The Man Who Sold His Skin B+
Old B+
Our Ladies B+
Judas and the Black Messiah B+
Nine Days B+
The Perfect Candidate B+
Cruella B+
Pig B+
The Lost Daughter B+
In The Heights B+
The Father B
The Forever Purge B
Belfast B
Together Together B
Acasa, My Home B
Shang-Chi B
Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It B
Everybody's Talking About Jamie B
News of the World B
Red Rocket B
The Climb B
The Sparks Brothers B
Free Guy B
The Last Shift B
The Last Duel B
Blue Bayou B
Last Night in Soho B
Undine B
Being the Ricardos B
As Of Yet B
Bo Burnham: Inside B
The Hand of God B
The Mitchells vs. The Machines B
Minari B
No Time To Die B
Young Hearts B
Sing 2 B
The Power of the Dog B-
India Sweets and Spices B-
Shithouse B-
Black Widow B-
King Richard B-
Candyman B-
Quo Vadis, Aida? B-
Censor B-
The Mauritanian B-
The Disciple B-
76 Days B-
Escape Room: Tournament of Champions B-
Mass B-
West Side Story C+
Summer of Soul C+
Framing Britney Spears C+
Spider-Man: No Way Home C+
Coming 2 America C+
Moxie! C+
No Sudden Move C+
Encanto C+
Britney vs. Spears C+
Tick Tick...Boom! C+
Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt) C+
Roadrunner C+
Mortal Kombat C+
The King's Man C+
The Eyes of Tammy Faye C+
Supernova C+
Stowaway C+
Raya and the Last Dragon C+
The French Dispatch C
Benedetta C
Dune C
Tahara C
Lamb C
The White Tiger C
House of Gucci C
Nightmare Alley C
A Quiet Place Part II C
The Matrix Resurrections C
C'mon C'mon C
The Green Knight C
Best Summer Ever C
Slaxx C
The Little Things C-
Godzilla vs. Kong C-
Plan B C-
The Eternals C-
Final Account C-
The Suicide Squad C-
Tom & Jerry C-
A Decent Home C-
Zola C-
Respect C-
Werewolves Within C-
The Beatles: Get Back C-
Annette D+
Demon Slayer: The Movie: Mugen Train D+
Music D
Titane D
Stillwater D
Stanleyville D
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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 08:40:14 AM »
Previously: 2020
* = Most recent additions (Jan-Mar 2022)

------- 8/10 -------

   1) Das Mädchen und die Spinne  (AKA The Girl and the Spider, Ramon & Silvan Zürcher)  Switzerland
   2) Si yo fuera el invierno mismo  (AKA If I Were the Winter Itself, Jazmín López)  Argentina
   3) Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?  (AKA What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?, Aleksandre Koberidze)  Georgia/Germany
*  4) Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde  (AKA Fabian: Going to the Dogs, Dominik Graf)  Germany

------- 7/10 -------

   5) Bergman Island  (Mia Hansen-Lřve)  France/...
   6) The Green Knight  (David Lowery)
   7) Magic Mountains  (Urszula Antoniak)  Netherlands
   8) The World to Come  (Mona Fastvold)
*  9) Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse  (AKA Mr. Bachmann and His Class, Maria Speth)  Germany

------- 6/10 -------

  10) Annette  (Leos Carax)  France/...
  11) Promising Young Woman  (Emerald Fennell)  UK/US
  12) Dasatskisi  (AKA Beginning, Dea Kulumbegashvili)  Georgia
  13) Lux Ćterna  (Gaspar Noé)  France
  14) Dune  (Denis Villeneuve)
  15) The Card Counter  (Paul Schrader)

------- 5/10 -------

  16) Nuevo orden  (AKA New Order, Michel Franco)  Mexico/France
  17) Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre  (AKA Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, Lili Horvát)  Hungary
* 18) Spencer  (Pablo Larraín)  UK/Germany/...
* 19) Hinterland  (Stefan Ruzowitzky)  Austria

------- 4/10 -------

  20) Dorogie tovarishchi  (AKA Dear Comrades, Andrey Konchalovskiy)  Russia
  21) Retfćrdighedens ryttere  (AKA Riders of Justice, Anders Thomas Jensen)  Denmark
  22) Kate  (Cedric Nicolas-Troyan)
  23) The Suicide Squad  (James Gunn)
  24) F9: The Fast Saga  (Justin Lin)
  25) Adrienne  (Andy Ostroy)

------- 3/10 -------

  26) Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard  (Patrick Hughes)
  27) Cruella  (Craig Gillespie)
  28) Free Guy  (Shawn Levy)
  29) Black Widow  (Cate Shortland)

------- 2/10 -------

  30) Prisoners of the Ghostland  (Sion Sono)
* 31) Eternals  (Chloé Zhao)
  32) Jungle Cruise  (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  33) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  34) The Matrix Resurrections  (Lana Wachowski)

------- 1/10 -------

  35) Army of the Dead  (Zack Snyder)
  36) Gunpowder Milkshake  (Navot Papushado)
  37) No Time to Die  (Cary Joji Fukunaga)  UK/US

« Last Edit: March 24, 2022, 08:38:05 AM by goodguy »


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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 10:03:43 AM »
★ ★ ★ - Very Good

★ ★ ★ - Good
The Suicide Squad
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Licorice Pizza
The Last Duel
Bo Burnham: Inside
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story
Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Come From Away
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
Riders of Justice
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Free Guy
The Sparks Brothers
Jungle Cruise
In the Heights
No Time to Die
Tick, tick...BOOM!
Shiva Baby
The Rescue
Boiling Point

★ ★ ★ - Okay
The French Dispatch
Being the Ricardos
Raya and the Last Dragon
Fear Street Part 2: 1978
House of Gucci
No Sudden Move
Black Widow
Army of the Dead
Last Night in Soho
Fear Street Part 2: 1666
King Richard
The Card Counter
Summer of Soul
The Mitchells vs the Machines
Don't Look Up

★ ★ ˝
The Matrix: Resurrections
The Trip
The Empty Man
Judas and the Black Messiah
Fear Street Part 1: 1994
A Hero
The Harder They Fall
The Power of the Dog
The White Tiger

★ ★
Zach Snyder's Justice League
Godzilla vs. Kong
The Beta Test
Space Jam
Werewolves Within
The Green Knight
The Worst Person in the World
Dear Evan Hansen
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
In the Earth
The King's Man
The Lost Daughter
Boss Level
The Tomorrow War
The Medium
The Night House
Bad Trip
Drive My Car
Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
Saint Maud

★ ˝
Halloween Kills
Willy's Wonderland
Prisoners of the Ghostland

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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2021, 01:30:50 AM »
More from 2021
Top 25 New Discoveries/Not New Movies of 2021
Top 10 Films of 2021 (That I Saw in 2021)
Movies I Watched in 2021

Other Years
My 2020 in New Releases
My 2022 in New Releases

I tried to do this so as not to be completely transparent on where I rated films throughout the year, but forget it, these are...


Transmission from 1/1/22: I will stop updating this on March 31, 2021, as there are still plenty of important films from 2021 to see.

Transmission from 4/3/22: Mission complete! On to next year! (Which is technically this year!) (We are technically over three months into 2022!)

1. Drive My Car
2. In the Heights
3. What Do We See When We Look At the Sky?
4. Don’t Look Up
5. The Green Knight
6. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
7. Memoria
8. Annette
9. The Hand of God
10. Days
11. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
12. The Perfect Candidate
13. Gunda
14. This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
15. Acasa, My Home
16. Red Rocket
17. Shiva Baby
18. Identifying Features
19. Sweet Thing
20. Flee
21. tick, tick…BOOM!
22. The Velvet Underground
23. Stray
24. Limbo
25. Labyrinth of Cinema
26. The Woman Who Ran
27. Summer of Soul
28. Judas and the Black Messiah
29. Passing
30. Faya Dayi
31. Vivo
32. Lapsis
33. About Endlessness
34. The Father
35. West Side Story
36. Minari
37. Beast Beast
38. Dune
39. Plan B
40. Space Sweepers
41. Quo Vadis, Aida?
42. Nine Days
43. The Year of the Everlasting Storm
44. Wife of a Spy
45. The French Dispatch
46. Little Fish
47. Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain
48. Street Gang: How we got to Sesame Street
49. Summertime
50. Belfast
51. Nomadland
52. The Tragedy of Macbeth
53. Lamb
54. Last Night In Soho
55. The Power of the Dog
56. Encanto
57. Cyrano
58. C’mon C’mon
59. Promising Young Woman
60. The Card Counter
61. The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52
62. Godzilla vs. Kong
63. Eternals
64. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
65. Licorice Pizza
66. Oxygen
67. The Djinn
68. Finch
69. Rocks
70. Titane
72. Jakob’s Wife
73. The Dry
74. Nobody
75. Together Together
76. Zola
77. The Mitchells vs. The Machines
78. Untold: Malice at the Palace
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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 01:48:04 PM »
  • Raya and the Last Dragon (Don Hall & Carlos Lopez Estrada)
  • The Reason I Jump (Jerry Rothwell)
  • Us Again (Zach Parrish)
  • The White Tiger (Ramin Bahrani)
  • Acasa, My Home (Radu Ciorniciuc)
  • Land (Robin Wright)
  • Malcolm & Marie (Sam Levinson)
  • Supernova (Harry Macqueen)
  • Young Hearts (Sarah & Zachary Ray Sherman)
  • Test Pattern (Shatara Michelle Ford)
  • Breaking Fast (Mike Mosallam)
  • Apollo 11: Quarantine (Todd Douglas Miller)
  • MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard)
  • Palmer (Fisher Stevens)
  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Josh Greenbaum)
  • Truth to Power (Garin Hovannisian)
  • Pelé (David Tryhorn & Ben Nicholas)
  • Red Dot (Alain Darborg)
  • Framing Britney Spears (Samantha Stark)
  • The Dig (Simon Stone)
  • Coming 2 America (Craig Brewer)
  • Pixie (Barnaby Thompson)
  • The Wanting Mare (Nicholas Ashe Bateman)
  • Finding 'Ohana (Jude Weng)
  • No Man's Land (Conor Allyn)
  • Boogie (Eddie Huang)
  • I Care a Lot (J Blakeson)
  • Cherry (Anthony & Joe Russo)
  • Outside the Wire (Mikael Hafstrom)
  • The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (Ian Samuels)
  • Flora & Ulysses (Lena Khan)
  • Al Davis vs. the NFL (Ken Rodgers)
  • Rock Camp: The Movie (Douglas Blush & Renee Barron)
  • Penguin Bloom (Glendyn Ivin)
  • Flinch (Cameron Van Hoy)
  • #LIKE (Sarah Pirozek)
  • Safer at Home (Will Wernick)
  • Bliss (Mike Cahill)
  • Tyger Tyger (Kerry Mondragon)
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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2021, 12:59:46 AM »
Holding this place. Right here. This one is mine.

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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2021, 04:41:40 AM »

1.   Nomadland
2.   Quo Vadis, Aida?
3.   After Love
4.   Beginning
5.   Sound of Metal
6.   Dear Comrades
7.   Limbo
8.   Shiva Baby
9.   Apples
10.   Song without a Name
11.   The Father
12.   Minari
13.   Preparations to be together for an unknown period of time
14.   Bo Burnham Inside
15.   Oxygen
16.   Surge
17.   The Killing of Two Lovers
18.   Censor
19.   The Woman who Ran
20.   Holler
21.   The Mole Agent
22.   Cowboys
23.   Land
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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2021, 06:05:50 AM »
My personal Top 20, up to this point.

I know it's missing some probable highlights of the year, but it's been tough to find the time since I went back to school... Hopefully, with job and academic vacations in August, I get to catch up with many.

1.   Nomadland;
2.   Shiva Baby;
3.   Bo Burnham: Inside;
4.   One Night in Miami;
5.   The Father;
6.   Minari;
7.   Dear Comrades!;
8.   Dead Pigs;
9.   Riders of Justice;
10.   The Dig;
11.   The Disciple;
12.   A Quiet Place Part II;
13.   Judas and the Black Messiah;
14.   Acasă, My Home;
15.   Black Widow;
16.   The Mitchells vs. The Machines;
17.   News of the World;
18.   Promising Young Woman;
19.   Fathom;
20.   The White Tiger.


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Re: The Year So Far (2021)
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2021, 03:38:35 AM »
My personal Top 20, up to this point.

I know it's missing some probable highlights of the year, but it's been tough to find the time since I went back to school... Hopefully, with job and academic vacations in August, I get to catch up with many.

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