2021’s watch list

KEY:

***** – MUST SEE

**** – VERY GOOD

*** – GOOD

** – KIND OF OK BUT MEDIOCRE

* – BAD

0 – HUGE PROBLEMS WITH ITS AGENDA, EITHER MORAL, ETHICS, ETC.

Bo Burham’s Inside ***** / A+

West Side Story ***** / A+

Summer of Soul (or, when the Revolution couldn’t be televised) ***** / A+

The French Dispatch ***** / A+

Parallel Mothers ***** / A+

The Personal History of David Copperfield ***** / A+

Historias Lamentables (Unfortunate Stories) (2020 Amazon Spain, 2021 internationally) ***** / A+

El Buen Patrón (The Good Boss) ***** / A+

The Power of the Dog ***** / A

Belfast ***** / A

Spencer ***** / A

The Green Knight ***** / A

Don’t Look Up ***** / A (3 viewings)

Spider-Man: No way home ***** / A

It’s a Sin (HBO, miniseries) ***** / A-

El Baile de los 41 (Dance of the 41, Netflix) ***** / A-

Héroes, Silencio & Rock&Roll (Heroes, Silence and Rock&Roll, Documentary Netflix) ***** / A-

Tick Tick Boom ***** / A-

Maricón Perdido (Queer you are – miniseries) ***** / A-

The Rescue ***** / A-

Nail Bomber: Manhunt ***** / A-

Fear Street (trilogy) ***** / A-

Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings ***** / A-

Passing **** 1/2 / B+

Free Guy **** 1/2 / B+

A Quiet Place, Part II **** 1/2 / B+

Dune, Part 1 **** / B

Oxygene **** / B

The Suicide Squad **** / B

Vento Seco (Dry Wind) **** / B

Nightmare Alley **** / B

No Time to Die **** / B

The Last Duel **** / B

King Richard **** / B

Luca **** / B

Venom: There will be Carnage **** / B

News of the World **** / B

Black Widow **** / B

Halston (Netflix, miniSeries) **** / B

The Matrix: Resurrections **** / B-

In the Heights **** / B-

Equinox (Netflix, miniSeries) **** / B-

The Wanninkhof / Carabantes case **** / B-

Blood Red Sky **** / B-

Eternals *** 1/2 / C+

Being the Ricardos *** 1/2 / C+

Titane *** 1/2 / C+

Godzilla vs. Kong *** 1/2 / C+

Halloween Kills *** 1/2 / C+

Midnight Mass (Netflix, Miniseries) *** 1/2 / C+

8-Bit Xmas *** 1/2 / C+

Cruella *** 1/2 / C+

Fake Famous (HBO, Doc) *** 1/2 / C+

Monster *** 1/2 / C+

Nine Perfect Strangers (Amazon, miniseries) *** 1/2 / C+

Nightbooks *** 1/2 / C+

Old *** 1/2 / C+

Bajo Cero *** 1/2 / C+

Encanto *** / C

The Guilty *** / C

Ron’s gone wrong *** / C

Antlers *** / C

Army of the Dead *** / C

Boss Level *** / C

Stowaway *** / C

The Dig *** / C

The Hand of God (É stata la mano di Dio) *** / C-

Ghostbusters: Afterlife *** / C-

Awake *** / C-

Space Sweepers *** / C-

Zack Snyder’s Justice League ** 1/2 / D

Breaking News in Yuba County ** 1/2 / D

The Eyes of Tammy Faye ** / D

Moxie ** 1/2 / D

Night Teeth ** / D

Jungle Cruise ** / D

The Tomorrow War ** / D

The Woman in the Window ** / D

Vivo ** / D

Yes Day ** / D

Single all the Way * 1/2 / E

Captive State * 1/2 / E

The Minimalists: Less is Now (Doc, Netflix) * 1/2 / E

Jungle Cruise * / E

Coming 2 America * / E

Thunder Force * / E

Ni de Coña * / E

America: The Motion Picture 1/2* / F

Nominations / Winners (constanly updating as I see films)

Picture

Belfast

Bo Burham’s Inside

The French Dispatch

The Green Knight

Parallel Mothers

The Power of the Dog

Spider-man: No Way Home

Summer of Soul (or when the revolution could not be televised)

Unfortunate Stories

West Side Story

Director

Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch

Pedro Almodóvar, Parallel Mothers

Bo Burham, Bo Burham’s Inside

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Actress

Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Laura Gómez-Lacueva, Unfortunate Stories

Mélanie Laurent, Oxygene

Kirsten Stewart, Spencer

Actor

Javier Bardem, El Buen Patrón (The Good Boss)

Bo Burham, Bo Burham’s Inside

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Leandro Faria Lelo, Dry Wind

Andrew Garfield, Tick Tick Boom

Supporting Actress

Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Parallel Mothers

Emma Thompson, Cruella