Category Archives: 2021 Films

Reviews: Greenland (2020)

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  • James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A same-old tale of apocalypse knows we’ve seen this all before, and so centers human drama over disaster porn. It has nothing new to say, but at least it says it well, with notes of horrific grace.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: An incoming comet transforms your neighbors into desperate housewives and propels another Gerard Butler low-grade action flick. Disaster porn aficionados delight; everyone else, leave Greenland where it is – remote and inaccessible.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Knowing the carnage still to come, it was refreshing to meet the Garrity family as a group of regular people that will simply have to try and survive.
  • Matt Oakes @ Silver Screen Riot
    • Excerpt: A disaster-thriller that champions humanity over calamity, ‘Greenland’ is a welcome reminder of the oft-out-of-nowhere thrills that await us at the cineplexes.

Reviews: Saint Maud (2021)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: There are echoes of many great films and filmmakers in Glass’s work – Polanski’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Repulsion,’ Stanley Kubrick, ‘The Exorcist’ and even Lars von Trier. And yet her film never feels derivative.
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: A compelling study of a woman undone by religious mania.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: The whole therefore becomes like one of the tornadoes spinning in Maud’s view. It tightens and tightens before touching down to wreak its havoc.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: Expertly building suspense and tension – and popping that bubble perfectly with some of the most effective jump scares of recent memory – ‘Saint Maud’ has all the markings of a horror great, with a killer ending to boot.
  • [New] | Sandy Schaefer @ Comic Book Resources
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Reviews: Malcolm & Marie (2021)

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Reviews: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

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  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: The religious overtones come towards the end of this searing examination of racial politics during the 1960s. And when they arrive, in a sequence that is most assuredly a shout-out to the Last Supper, director/co-writer Shaka King has earned the right, and then some, to invoke the metaphor
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: If you don’t know about the 1969 murder of Chicago Black Panthers Chairman Fred Hampton at the behest of J. Edgar Hoover, prepare to be shocked. If you do know the story, prepare to watch this film with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach.
  • [New] | Roxana Hadadi @ Polygon.com
    • Excerpt: Why explore Black power icon Fred Hampton through the people who killed him?
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Shaka King shows us how and why the FBI assassinated Fred Hampton

Reviews: Land (2021)

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  • [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Robin Wright makes her directorial debut with a clichéd story that shows her capable of directing actors and shepherding a nice production. What she hasn’t done is buff out some of the more questionable aspects of the script
  • [New] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Robin Wright hasn’t had this much trouble with nature since the Fire Swamp tried to take out Princess Buttercup
  • [New] | Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: Taking full advantage of its awe-striking setting, ‘Land’ explores a woman’s path to recovery after unspeakable tragedy and is held up by delicate direction and a pair of soulful performances from Robin Wright and Demián Bichir.

Reviews: The White Tiger (2021)

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Reviews: The Little Things (2021)

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Reviews: The Marksman (2021)

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  • [New] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: : although this one’s formulaic, it’s well crafted all around, Neeson enjoying genuine moments with young Perez, cinematographer Mark Patten’s (“Morgan”) widescreen lensing a huge plus.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: The Marksman is a placeholder for those looking for another crusty Eastwood character who has no time for the contemporary world’s tomfoolery.