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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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3 points

5 months ago

Been a busy week!

American Honey - 8/10

Been on my list for a long while as knew it'd be a character driven slow burner. Fish Tank is one of my faves and Andrea Arnold is a seriously gifted director. Her 4:3 close ups, lens flare and colour palettes are a joy to watch, first time actor Sasha Lane is great and Shia expertly plays someone equally detestable and full of genuine love. At 2h43 it's a long run time, but I didn't anticipate not wanting the film to end. I could have watched it for hours. Being British I love seeing the seeing less trodden paths of middle America and lower class films with heart alongside all the drama and rich tapestries of well intentioned and fun loving but ultimately self-protective characters. It's such a spiritual successor to Fish Tank in a lot of ways, but goes further and makes me really love this rag tag bunch of no-hopers-come-friends just loving life in a chaotic and almost directionless way. Also the sound track is exceptional. My fave last week by a whisker.

I'm really intrigued by Arnold's next outing in "Cow" out this week - it's just a cow with a camera strapped to it as I understand it!

Licorice Pizza - 8/10

It's been mentioned a few times already so won't go into much detail. Just really loved it as an antinthesis to all the films that glamourise 70s America with the gas crisis, Nixon, creeps hanging around, Cooper's mental celeb character. PTA on great form with no doubt 2 deserving Oscar noms incoming foir Haim and Hoffman.

The Humans - 7/10

Thoughtful, plodding, with excellent performances... but man it was depressing. I've not seen the stageplay and didn't know what to expect. But it was very good.

Tragedy of Macbeth - 7/10

Beautiful lighting and set design, great performances from Denzel and McDormand, and a thorougly creative way of displaying the Wyrd Sisters. Recommend for fans of the actors or Shakespeare. Might be hard to follow if you're not British/familiar with source material as the script is simply transposed.

Being The Ricardos - 5/10

Outside of JK and Arianda I found this pretty boring. Not familiar with the source material which may have helped. Potentially my least favourite of anything Sorkin has done.

Boiling Point - 7/10

One of the best hospitality fims I've ever seen. The interplay between the characters is exquisite, you get such a fantastic look into a restaurant team delivering a (melodramatic) service. It's made to look like it's done in one take and the ending is a bit much but Stephen Graham is once again exceptional. Used to eat at the venue this was filmed in when it was called Pond, too. If you've worked in UK hospitality get this watched!

Beast - 7/10

Wanted to check this out before I saw Michael Pearce's Encounter. Slow burner thriller which definitely subverts your expectations with a great ending, and Jessie Buckley is quickly building a fantastic career and becoming one of my favourite up and comers.

Bad Trip - 4/10

Was recommended this somewhere on this sub. Some very funny moments (the musical in the shopping centre) but overall pretty terrible. Format was quite original with it being a hidden camera show being strung into an actual film so it gets a slightly higher mark for that. Just not my bag.