My favourite movies released in 2021
Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time - ★★★★★. Congratulations.
Dune - ★★★★. A real showcase of heavies.
Bo Burnham: Inside - ★★★★. Death Stranding.
No Sudden Move - ★★★. I don’t get it. Steven has money. He could buy a real camera. He doesn’t have to live like this.
Ten older movies I watched and loved in 2021
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins, 1975 - ★★★★★. You sir are by far the worst soldier, car owner, driver, drinker, kidnap victim, gambler, brake thief, jilted lover, hat wearer, and fake father I’ve ever heard of.
Alan Arkin, drunk in a park: but you have heard of me.
Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train, 2020 - ★★★★. If you asked me right after I watched it, I would have given it ten stars.
Another Round, 2020 - ★★★★½. Four stars? Five? Anyways, it’s tough to be precise when you’re always a little bit smashed.
Taboo, 1999 - ★★★★★. Happy Valentine’s Day 2021
Violet Evergarden: The Movie, 2020 - ★★★★. I think I prefer the show’s ending, but this heartwarming one isn’t so bad either. Bring tissues.
Black Lizard, 1968 - ★★★★. When this pandemic is over I’m never going to shut up about this movie at parties.
The Stepfather, 1987 - ★★★. I’m so far removed from I can no longer tell what was just normal 80s suburb aesthetic and what was intentionally creepy patriarchal cosplay.
Man Wanted, 1932 - ★★★★. Everybody is funny and they get in and out in 60 minutes. No notes.
The Fortune Cookie, 1966 - ★★★. Always check the TCM listings, kids. You never know.
“What are you looking at?” “France.”
“You can’t see France from here.”
“Well, there’s no harm in trying.”