#7 Film in 2021: Some Kind of Heaven

https://youtu.be/gmRnGHrjl1w 6.5/10 Centered on America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, takes us into Florida (where else?) to look at four distinct people (one couple, two singles) and their struggles to find happiness in this “Disneyland for adults”. The idea behind the documentary, along with how well we get to know its subjects within its quick … Continue reading #7 Film in 2021: Some Kind of Heaven

#4 Film in 2021: Promising Young Woman

https://youtu.be/we5yV7Gc9rY 8.5/10 My 16th most anticipated film of 2020, after having been delayed from April 2020 to Christmas, “Promising Young Woman” has finally arrived and not only was it a fantastic film but perhaps the real promising young woman is writer/director Emerald Fennell making her feature length directorial debut after years of acting and writing … Continue reading #4 Film in 2021: Promising Young Woman

#3 Film in 2021: News of the World

https://youtu.be/zTZDb_iKooI 5.5/10 Co-writer/director Paul Greengrass has made some phenomenal films in his career so I was excited to see him reteam with Tom Hanks after their fantastic prior collaboration, “Captain Phillips”. Hanks returns to play yet another captain in this movie but it unfortunately falls short of their previous collaborative efforts. “News of the World” … Continue reading #3 Film in 2021: News of the World

#2 Film in 2021: The Midnight Sky

https://youtu.be/DXUUqr3AFKs 4/10 You’d think a respected director like George Clooney leading himself and an all-star cast of talented performers in a futuristic space movie from the writer of “The Revenant” would be a recipe for success but unfortunately you’ll need to think again as “The Midnight Sky” ends up being an emotionless, hollow experience with … Continue reading #2 Film in 2021: The Midnight Sky

#1 Film in 2021: Love and Monsters

https://youtu.be/-19tBHrZwOM 5.5/10 What do you get when you take “Zombieland” but replace the zombies with monsters? This is the precise movie you get. The screenwriters must have watched “Zombieland” and said, “What if we just replaced the zombies with something else but essentially kept everything else the same?” and then started writing this. While there … Continue reading #1 Film in 2021: Love and Monsters

#63 Film in 2020: Buddy Games

https://youtu.be/jDW2AUrTq-E 8/10 Two and a half years ago, the best comedy of 2018 and underrated gem, “Tag” was released. “Buddy Games” has shades of “Tag” where you have a predominantly male cast of grown-ups still playing childish games to keep their friendships alive. Comedy is obviously subjective but if you saw and enjoyed “Tag” like … Continue reading #63 Film in 2020: Buddy Games