Don’t Look Up and the 12 best (and 7 worst) movies of 2021

DON'T LOOK UP (L to R). Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky, Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy, and Timothée Chalamet as Yule. Cr. Niko Tavernise / Netflix © 2021
DON'T LOOK UP (L to R). Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky, Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy, and Timothée Chalamet as Yule. Cr. Niko Tavernise / Netflix © 2021 /
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DON’T LOOK UP, LEONARDO DICAPRIO as DR. RANDALL MINDY. Cr. NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2021 /

Best movies of 2021: Don’t Look Up

I tried to temper my expectations for movies, but it was hard not to get excited about Adam Mckay’s latest film with literally every actor in Hollywood. The film also stars a pair of my favorite actors in Jennifer Lawrence, who was making her return to cinema and my boo-thang in Leonardo DiCaprio. So throw in all that and Jonah Hill, how could one not be excited about this venture.

There is not one thing I didn’t love about Don’t Look Up, and I honestly can’t wait to watch it again because it is inching closer and closer to becoming one of the few films of 2021 that will receive the perfect five stars from me.

The movie is easily one of the year’s best from a perfect score from composer Nicholas Brittell to a brilliant original song from Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi, dynamic editing, and phenomenal visual effects. Oh, and the acting is pretty damn good too.

Best movies of 2021: The Tragedy of Macbeth

You put Denzel Washington in a movie and you bet I am going to watch it. Washington is the greatest actor of all time and he showed us, reminded us, to never, ever forget that with his performance in The Tragedy of Macbeth.

I wrote about my love for this film in my review, but I could go on and on about how writer/director Joel Cohen took a topic that has been done so many times and brought two powerhouse actors to the table and breathed life into Macbeth. From his shooting in the 4:3 ratio to what should be Oscar-nominated cinematography from Bruno Delbonnel, the film has all the good in it.

I saw this movie a mere two weeks ago and it has not left my brain since. Washington delivers several poignant scenes that remind me why I love his work so much. Seek this film out when it comes out. It is worth it.