You know what’s the best thing about cinema? There’s always something new to watch. Like clockwork, the global industry will keep sending us a horde of films and, among them, we eventually find a gem or two. For 2021, though, we can already say that cinema is giving us a lot of what we needed.
Because guess what? We didn’t just get a gem or two, we’ve actually found 6!
Poetic and deep, Minari is a movie that will just get to you even with very few words. And if you’re looking for a story, and that story just happens to be a family’s story about immigration and togetherness and dreams, you’ve found the right movie for you.
Judas and the Black Messiah
A real-life story about one man’s fatal betrayal of revolutionary leader Fred Hampton, Judas and the Black Messiah dives into the world of double-agency, revolution, betrayal, and guilt like we haven’t seen before. And couple that with the excellently talented cast, well, it’s a must-watch.
Promising Young Woman
Controversial but intriguing, Promising Young Woman tells us a familiar tale of one woman seeking revenge on rapists everywhere. And with that woman’s personal journey as well as the revenge she’s planned to enact for yours, you’ll be gripping the edge of your seat.
Raya and the Last Dragon
An animated movie that effortlessly gets you with its storytelling and charm, Raya and the Last Dragon brings us back to the hero journeys we grew up on with the twists of a new plot. And, yes, the animation game is taking off to new heights.
One Night in Miami
Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown all walk into a room and this isn’t just a what-if situation. Based on a real-life event which has no public details, One Night in Miami imagines just what happened between all the renowned figures in that one night. And the result? Legendary.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
If you’re a superhero geek, you might have noticed that the Snyder Cut was shaping to be one of the most anticipated releases ever as well as the longest (rounding up to 4 whole hours!) and you know what? People were right to say that it was going to up the game. You can even divide the movie into parts so you can watch it in a mini-series style!