Matt writes: History was made on the Oscars telecast last night when “Nomadland“filmmaker Chloe Zhao became the first Asian woman, the first woman of color and the second woman to win the Oscar for Best Director. The film also won Best Picture and a third Oscar for Best Actress for Frances mcdormand, who became the second woman in history to achieve this feat after Katharine Hepburn. “This is for anyone who has the faith and courage to hold on to goodness in themselves and to hold on to goodness in one another, no matter how difficult it is to do so,” Zhao said in his speech. ‘acceptance. “You inspire me to continue.” Read full coverage of the 2021 ceremony by our award expert Susan Wloszczyna
Annette(2021). Directed by Leos Carax. Written by Ron maelandRussell mael. Featured Pilot Adam,Marion Cotillard,Simon helberg. Synopsis: A comedian and his opera singer wife have a 2-year-old daughter with a surprising gift.The release date in the United States is to be confirmed.
Summer of the soul(2021). Directed by Questlove. Synopsis: A feature-length documentary on the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted black pride and unity. Debut in the United States July 2, 2021.
The end of the world(2021). Directed by Michael haussman. Written byRob allyn. FeaturedJonathan Rhys Meyers,Dominic monaghan,Ralph ineson. Synopsis: The Adventures of Sir James Brooke, who challenged the British Empire to rule a jungle kingdom in the 1840s in Borneo, embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy, l ‘slavery and headhunting, and inspired “Lord Jim” and “The man who wanted to be king. “The release date in the United States is to be confirmed.
Siberia(2021). Directed by Abel Ferrara. Written by Abel FerraraandChrist Zois. FeaturedWillem Dafoe,Dounia Sichov,Simon mcburney. Synopsis: An exploration of the language of dreams. Debut in the United States June 18, 2021.
Here today(2021). Directed by Billy Crystal. Written by Billy crystalandAlan zweibel. Featured Billy crystal, Tiffany haddish, Laura Benanti. Synopsis: When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz meets New York street singer Emma Payge, they form an unlikely but hilarious and touching friendship that sidelines the generation gap and redefines the meaning of love and love. trust. Debut in U.S. May 7, 2021.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It(2021). Directed by Michael chaves. Written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. Featured Vera Farmiga,Patrick wilson,Julian Hilliard. Synopsis: A chilling tale of terror, murder, and unknown evil that shocked even experienced paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Debut in the United States June 4, 2021.
Oxygen(2021). Directed by Alexander Aja. Written by Christie leblanc. FeaturedMelanie Laurent,Mathieu Amalric,Malik Zidi. Synopsis: A woman wakes up in a cryogenic chamber without remembering how she got there and must find a way out before she runs out of air.Debut on Netflix on May 12, 2021.
Werewolves inside(2021). Directed by Josh ruben. Written by Mishna Wolff. Featured Sam richardson,Milana Vayntrub,George basil. Synopsis: Adaptation of the video game where werewolves attack a small town.Debut in the United States July 2, 2021.
The space between(2021). Directed by Rachel winter. Written by William porter. Featured Kelsey Grammer,Julia Goldani Such,John patrick amedori. Synopsis: Micky Adams, an eccentric rock musician, loses his grip on reality as his label seeks to let him down. A young Charlie Porter is tasked with going to the musician’s bizarre house and forcing Micky Adams to quit his contract.Debut in the United States June 15, 2021.
Sisters with transistors (2021). Directed by Lisa rovner. Synopsis: Follows the story of the pioneers of electronic music, composers who adopted machines and their liberating technologies to completely transform the way we produce and listen to music today.Now available in the United States.
12 powerful orphans(2021). Directed by Ty roberts. Written byTy roberts, Alley GarrisonandKevin meyer(based on the novel byJim dent). Featured Robert duvall,Martin sheen,Luke wilson. Synopsis: Haunted by his mysterious past, a dedicated high school football coach leads a skinny team of orphans at the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a shattered nation along the way..Debut in US June 18, 2021.
The man in the hat(2021). Written and directed by John-Paul DavidsonandStephen warbeck. Featured Ciarán Hinds,Stephen dillane,Sasha Hails. Synopsis: A man in a hat travels through France in a Fiat 500 accompanied by a framed photograph of an unknown woman. He is chased by five angry men in a Citroën Dyane. Why are they chasing him? And how can he shake them?Debut in US May 14, 2021.
Riders of Justice(2021). Written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. Featured Mads Mikkelsen,Nikolaj Lie Kaas,Andrea Heick Gadeberg. Synopsis: Markus, who must return home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. It seems like an accident until a math geek, who was also another passenger on the train, and his two colleagues show up. Debut in US May 21, 2021.
The dry(2021). Directed byRobert connolly. Written by Robert connolly,Harry crippsandSamantha strauss(based on the novel byJane harper). FeaturedEric Bana,Genevieve O’Reilly,Keir O’Donnell. Synopsis: Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But her return opens a decades-old wound – the unresolved death of a teenage girl. Debut in the United States May 21, 2021.
Go back(2021). Written and directed by Christopher MacBride. FeaturedDylan o’brien,Maika monroe,Hannah gross. Synopsis: After a chance encounter with a forgotten man from his youth, Fred literally and metaphorically travels back to his past. Debut in the United States June 4, 2021.
Cliff walkers(2021). Directed by Yimou Zhang. Written by Yongxian Quan. Featured Hailu Qin,Hewei Yu,Yi Zhang. Synopsis: In the puppet state of Manchoukuo in the 1930s, four special agents of the Communist Party, back in China, embark on a secret mission. Exhausted by a traitor, the team find themselves surrounded by threats from all sides.Debut in the United States April 30, 2021.
Rita Moreno: Just a girl who decided to go(2021). Directed by Mariem Pérez Riera. Featured Angelina Jolie,Jon bernthal,Nicholas hoult. Synopsis: A look at the life and work of Rita Moreno from her humble beginnings in Puerto Rico to her success on Broadway and Hollywood.Debut in US June 18, 2021.
West Side Story(2021). Directed by Steven spielberg. Written by Tony kushner(based on the piece ofArthur Laurents). Featured Ansel Elgort,Rachel Zegler,Ariana DeBose. Film synopsis: An adaptation of the 1957 musical exploring forbidden love and rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two street gangs of teenagers of different ethnic backgrounds.Debut in the United States on December 10, 2021.
In Memory Of Selena
Matt writes:To honor the 50th anniversary of the birth of pioneering singer-songwriter Selena on April 16, we covered the famous 1997 biopic of her life directed by Gregory Nava. Read Aaron Aradillas ‘interview with Nava here, Elaine Aradillas’ essay on Selena’s love here and our special edition of Thumbnails here. You can also check out the original review “Siskel & Ebert”Selena“in the embedded video above.
Matt writes: Horror icon Barbara Crampton spoke to our editor Brian Tallerico about her role in the acclaimed new film, “Jakob’s Wife”, which has been praised by our critic Sheila O’Malley. You can read their full conversation here.
Animal kingdom(1932). Directed by Edward H. Griffith. Written byHorace jackson(based on the piece ofPhilip barry). FeaturedAnn harding,Leslie Howard,Myrna Loy. Synopsis: This sophisticated comedy is about a man trying to justify his love for both his wife and his mistress.
Of human bondage(1934). Directed byJohn cromwell. Written by Lester cohen(based on the novel byW. Somerset Maugham). Featured Bette davis,Leslie Howard,Frances dee. Synopsis: A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and callous waitress who can end up destroying them both.
Blood on the sun(1945). Directed byFrank Lloyd. Written by Lester cole. Featured James cagney,Sylvia Sidney,Porter Hall. Synopsis: Dedicated American Journalist in the 1930s Japan is determined to expose this government’s plan for world domination.