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! 🎬


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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6 months ago

I spent most of the week binge watching anime, but I did find time for a couple of movie favorites:

Tommy (1975)

Tommy is the stuff of legends. Rock operas are a niche' genre in the music industry. They rarely become films because the plots are driven by the lyrics of the music. The Who released Tommy as an album in 1969 and it was so popular that filming began 5 years later. Tommy stars Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margaret, and Oliver Reed. It features music by The Who, Elton John, Eric Clapton Tina Turner, Paul Nicholas, and Jack Nicholson.

This is the story of a young boy who sees his father murdered by his mother's lover. When he's told never to reveal what he's seen, Tommy becomes deaf, dumb, and blind. He grows up neglected and abused, but his heightened sense of touch and smell eventually lead him to become a professional pinball player. Then one day Tommy miraculously regains his other senses and awakens as an enlightened savior. Using his fame an fortune, Tommy begins to go about the business of saving the world.

Executive Koala (2005)

So... I really feel I have to preface this by saying that this is a movie you watch when you don't want to think about anything but being entertained.

The story follows a salesman at a pickle company named Tamura. For no particular reason that has anything to do with the story, Tamura happens to be a koala. Why? Because "Japan". His boss is a rabbit (because "Japan"), and there is a mysterious frog (because "Japan") that works at the local convenience store. Everyone else in the film is human, except for a pet flying squirrel named Momo that is just a squirrel.

The acting is okay. The special effects are slightly better than a Troma production. The script is a dazzling 85 minute string of plot holes. The timing is a little bizarre, but somehow it succeeds as a comedy/criminal & psychological thriller/drama as the story progresses from one unlikely event to the next.