Cinema has survived 2021.
Then the cinema reopened and there were new movies in the cinema each week. There was a sense that life ws returning to some form of normality with sold-out screenings and packed auditoriums. I loved ‘Cruella’ which has the best Emma Stone performance of the year. And ‘A Quiet Pace: Part II’ really marked out the distinction between good cinema-goers and bad ones by how much noise they make.
As for stinkers, there were many - ‘Spiral: The Book of Saw’, ‘Blithe Spirit’ , ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ just to name a few. Nothing topped or bottomed ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ for sheer boredom at 4 hours. It’s one of the worst films I’ve ever seen.
But, in stark contrast, you had ‘In the Heights’ - a movie I was expecting to hate because I hate musicals. But this was a life-changing experience that put positivity in mind and made me feel like good times were coming again. And with the vaccine rollout it looks likely…
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