My recommendations for the biggest new releases of the 2021 calendar…
Happy New Year! With any new year comes new films. Except it’s difficult to predict 2021’s biggest releases as the release schedule keeps shifting and cinemas remain closed. Either way, I’ve had a look at the current release schedule and listed my picks for what film titles take my fancy...should they be released this year…
Awards, Awards, Awards
Who knows if we’ll even have any awards ceremonies this year? There certainly won’t be any contenders if there are no cinemas open to show them. Either way, this year’s Golden Globes are pencilled in for February 28th with the delayed BAFTAs on April 11th and the Oscars on April 25th. And, unbelievably, there’s a couple of movies that are currently generating awards buzz…
Provided the cinemas stay open, 2021 will see a flood of blockbusters with big-budget leftovers from 2020 lining up to be released practically every week. That’s if (and it’s a big IF) the cinemas stay open and studios don’t keep delaying their tentpoles or decide to dump them on streaming services. Fingers crossed…
If 2020 did anything at all, it was skyrocket and fast-forward the rise of streaming services. Thanks to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Curzon Home Cinema and countless others, American indie films have found a platform for mainstream success. I hope they continue to get more attention in 2021. Here’s just some of them that I thought looked interesting…
The Brits Are Coming!
British cinema had something of a golden year in 2020, despite the cinemas being shut. Streaming services, once again, offered it a platform for mainstream success and there were so many great Brit pics that need BAFTA attention this April. Here’s just some of the new ones for 2021...
Around the World in 365 Days
World Cinema really came into its own or, should I say, came of age in 2020. Because the majority of big-budget blockbusters from America were being postponed, a bunch of foreign-language films started showing up on the release schedules in multiplexes. I guess, in other parts of the world, cinemas are now open; meaning more movies that could get mainstream recognition in the West. Here’s a couple of the big ones from around the globe to watch out for in 2021…
A couple of other 2021 movies that take my fancy…
Meet Roshan Chandy
Freelance film critic, journalist and writer based in Nottingham, UK. Specialises in cinema.
Roshan's Top 5 Films of the Week
1. A Quiet Place: Part II (in cinemas)
2. Cruella (in cinemas)
3. After Love (in cinemas)
4. Dream Horse (in cinemas)
5. Frankie (in cinemas)
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