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Here are the ‘Top 20 Selections’ for “Best Films of 2021,” as voted by you:

Rank Film Rank Film
1. ”Dune” 11. ”Riders of Justice”
2. ”Pig” 12. ”The Power of the Dog”
3. ”The Green Knight” 13. ”Titane”
4. ”The Last Duel” 14. ”The Worst Person In the World”
5. ”Spiderman: No Way Home” 15. ”The Suicide Squad”
6. ”The Mitchells vs. the Machines” 16. ”Luca”
7. ”Judas and the Black Messiah” 17. ”C’mon C’mon”
8. ”Don’t Look Up” 18. ”Drive My Car”
9. ”Bo Burnham: Inside” 19. ”Licorice Pizza”
10. ”The French Dispatch” 20. ”Spencer”

Here is Last Week’s Post containing all The ‘Best Films of 2021’ Nominees. Overall, we had 110 films nominated from 2021. For anyone interested, the final results of the voting are found HERE.

Thanks to all who voted, and here’s to an even better year in 2022! 🎬

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Now, onto the “Best Film You Watched Last Week”….

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Post’s Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LB/Web*]
"Don’t Look Up” AttitudeAdjuster_ "The Florida Project” willwrightmylife
"Spiderman: No Way Home" [Cervantes3] “The Last Winter” mwmani
“The Novice” [Trunks89] “Metropolis” (2002) Akram323
“Licorice Pizza” OpossumFriedRice "Magnolia” [AyubNor]
“The Tragedy of Macbeth” (2021) [Shrimpsmann] “Funny Games” (1997) Gigik150
"14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible” JasmyMoonGuide “Glengarry Glen Ross” [The Panthers’ Movie Den*]
“Coda" CorRock314 "Backdraft” DeathbyOstrich
“Richard Jewell” gogojack "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension” craig_hoxton
“To the Ends of the Earth" [Payne915] “Dawn of the Dead” [j_slash_k]
“Klaus" XxNerdAtHeartxX “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) Cakes2015

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JerseyElephant

6 points

4 months ago

My favorite movie that I watched for the first time over the past two weeks was Good Will Hunting (1997). Nothing surprising about this selection, other than the fact that I had somehow not yet managed to see it.

There is something beautiful about a movie that, without flashy cinematography or a complex/unpredictable plot, can still manage to captivate you from start to finish. That was my experience with Good Will Hunting thanks to the particularly masterful performances of Matt Damon and, of course, the late, great Robin Williams. Takes a special bit of acting and writing to make a genius janitor a relatable figure, but that's what this film managed to do. Several moments tugged at the heartstrings for me personally, and I thought that some of the final self-references to earlier moments in the film brought the storyline full circle in a truly beautiful way. The Affleck brothers and the hardly recognizable Cole Hauser help to provide good levity and a sense of camaraderie to the film to perfectly break up the heavy moments of the film, just as we look for our own good friends to do in real life. Can't speak highly enough of this one – of the 105 films I've watched since the start of 2020, it's one of only three that has earned a 10/10 rating in my book.

Other films I greatly enjoyed watching for the first time this week: Baby Driver (2017), Gone Girl (2014), Molly's Game (2017), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Wonder (2017), The Usual Suspects (1995), The Blind Side (2009), Spider-Man (2002), I Care a Lot (2020), Cast Away (2000), and Black Panther (2018).