Eli Glasner from the CBC picks the 21 best films of 2021 – nach Welt

Just a few of the standout movies of 2021. Left to right: Beans, West Side Story, Flee, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Spencer. (Mongrel Media, Walt Disney Studios, Marvel, Elevation Pictures)

2021 was the year the films came back. After the theaters reopened, long-delayed franchises shook the dust off and shared their stories. There was a desert epic, a final Bond movie with Daniel Craig, and loads of real and fictional fairy tales to enjoy. Here are 21 excellent movies to watch.

21. Summer of the soul

The guard called Summer of the soul the best concert film ever, and it’s certainly a contender. Recorded in pristine quality, Questlove’s documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival – which, like Woodstock, took place in 1969 – reveals a powerful moment of healing for black Americans, with funky performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and others.

20. Little mom

Little Mom - Official Trailer

In the forest, an eight-year-old girl finds a new friend – her mother at a young age. Existing somewhere between ghost story and time travel Little mom is a silent brooding about the youth and who we become of the director of Portrait of a Burning Lady.

19. The prodigal daughter

The Lost Daughter | Official Trailer | Netflix

Olivia Colman is an actress with infinite breadth and yet her troubling performance in The prodigal daughter can surprise long-time fans. Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut is starting slowly, with Colman as a writer on vacation, but what develops is an unwavering look at motherhood.

18. No time to die

NO TIME TO DIE Trailer – In Cinemas October 2021.

James Bond, family man? Daniel Craig’s last appearance as 007 featured the usual buffet of boffo action and exquisite scenery, but this keystone of Craig’s run was surprisingly sentimental, with a finale that was sure to rock and move fans.

17. Drunk birds

Drunken Birds - Trailer

From drug cartels in Mexico to migrant workers in Quebec, director Ivan Grbovic examines the all-too-human cost of globalization in this lavish look at the people trapped in the middle.

16. Escape


The best animated film of the year is a documentary about the escape from Afghanistan. See the refugee experience from a personal point of view, Flee thinks Amin Nawabi, who talks about his harrowing journey from his homeland to Denmark. It’s about what you leave behind and the burdens you carry.

15. Jockey

JOCKEY | Official Trailer (2021)

Cheat a bit because this will open in Canada in January but I’ve seen it since then Jockey At TIFF, the film with Clifton Collins Jr. is buzzing through my head. This silent character study of a rider who is afraid of being herded into pasture is a kind of independent film that is becoming increasingly rare.

14. Night robbers

NIGHT RAIDERS | Official Trailer HD - In theatres Oct 8

Night robbers what does for the indigenous science fiction genre Black Panther did for Afrofuturismus, with a compelling story that frames Canada’s boarding school heritage with impressive impact.

13. Come on, come on!

C'mon C'mon | Official Trailer HD | A24

Everyone greets director Mike Mills, who continues to delight with silent cinematic wonders. With Joaquin Phoenix’s talents as a radio journalist forced to become parents immediately, C’mon C’mon is a film about joy, sadness and learning to listen.

12. Spencer

SPENCER - Official Trailer - In Theaters November 5

A thought experiment on the subject of motherhood with the most famous woman in the world as a starting point, Spencer is daring, beautiful and brave as Kristen Stewart throws herself into a heartbreaking version of the People’s Princess.

11. Shiva Baby

SHIVA BABY | Official Trailer | Now Showing on MUBI

Danielle is having a very bad day, caught at a memorial service with her parents, extended family, and her sugar daddy. A hilarious setup from exciting new writer / director Emma Seligman.

10. Not an ordinary person

No Ordinary Man: a trans life revealed

A documentary about the transcultural icon and jazz musician Billy Tipton, Not an ordinary man is notable not only for the life story, but also for the storytelling method that employs a range of musicians to reflect the spectrum of the trans experience.

9. West Side Story

Spielberg's re-imagined West Side Story puts authenticity front and centre

First, it amazes you with beauty when the camera pans over a rapidly changing city. Then it will surprise you with its relevance. Full of energy and inspiration, director Steven Spielberg presents a new vision of West Side Story with authenticity and poise.

8. The power of the dog

The Power of the Dog | Official Teaser | Netflix

Benedict Cumberbatch digs himself deep into the characters in this film about a rough cowboy with a hidden life. From the threatening landscape of Montana to the unspoken secrets that float in the ether, director Jane Campion fascinates as always.

7. Pig

PIG Official Trailer (2021)

A curious film animal, pig Nicolas Cage finds an unkempt, almost wild ex-cook who lives in the forest with his trusty truffle hunting pig. When his pig takes a nap, he has to face the gastronomic world he has left. Cage does havoc with his words in this film about a meaningful life.

6. Pass

Passing | Official Trailer | Netflix

Tessa Thompson’s career on Netflix is ​​just a click away in this 1920s Harlem film about friendship, deception, and desire.

5. Spider-Man: No way home

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - Official Trailer (HD)

I went in and left skeptical satisfied. And, Spider-Man: In den Spider-Vers Got the idea of ​​crossing parallel earths and characters, better, but No way home is the best live-action Spider-Man movie in years.

4. Checkmark Checkmark… Boom!

tick, tick...BOOM! | Official Trailer | Netflix

Andrew Garfield is absolutely stunning as Jonathan Larson, an aspiring musical composer fighting for his big break. Directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Check mark check mark… Boom! bursting with Broadway love and nimble meta-moments. Bravo.

3. Nightmare Alley

NIGHTMARE ALLEY | Official Teaser Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

God bless weirdos like Guillermo del Toro who follow their passions. After we gave up Skyscraper-sized robot battles and twisted fables, del Toro is delighted to remake a classic film noir with Art Deco glamor and an unparalleled performance from Bradley Cooper as a cheater seduced by his own abilities.

2. Beans

BEANS Trailer [HD] Mongrel Media

Mohawk Director Tracey Hirsch lived through Okay crisis and took the pain and trauma she was experiencing and turned it into a stunning coming-of-age story about a young girl discovering her strength. A radical act of empathy.

1. to yesterday

Dune Official Trailer

to yesterday is the fulfillment of a journey that began many years ago with a little boy named Denis Villeneuve who fell in love with Frank Herbert’s novels. As a director, to yesterday has always been Villeneuve’s destination. Ask him about his dream project and his eyes would light up. But Villeneuve waited and leveled with films like arrival and Blade Runner 2049 until he was finished and could do to yesterday as he wanted. The result is an uncompromising vision about warring families, beliefs and sandworms. For science fiction fans who hunger for new prospects and worlds, to yesterday is a festival full of detail and drama. It may require multiple views for to yesterday to unravel its secrets, but Villeneuve is just getting started.


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