Monthly Archives: January 2022

Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2021

I saw a little over 200 films that I’m counting as “2021” films this year. You can see the whole list here. I also had the privilege to attend a few film festivals (online and in person) and saw several wonderful films that won’t be more widely available until next year, so any of those films will count towards next year’s list. I’m not sure there is as strong a theme connecting the films that resonated with me this year as there was last year, but I will say three movies in my top five I saw in the first three months of the calendar year. I love a year when films linger that long. Please remember this is a subjective list. This is what spoke to me. Hopefully something on here speaks to you too!

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2021 in Films: 365 Days, 883 Films, and a Year Full of Cinema!

Having spent all of this year working as a freelance writer, I was privileged enough to have a lot more time on my hands again plus I attended several film festivals (in person and virtually), which in turn led towards watching an absurd amount of new-to-me films. Those interested in my rewatching habits: mind your own business! As always after the cut you’ll find all 883 new-to-me films I watched, a separate list of all the films directed by women I watched this year, and then my 24 favorite new-to-me watches of the year. Enjoy!

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