Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
movie of Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis with other cast members of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
George C. Wolfe’s film revolves around the events of a stormy recording session in 1927. Viola Davis plays a respected blues singer.
In addition to Davis’ performance, critics have hailed that of the late Chadwick Boseman. The only artist to win an Oscar for Best Lead Actor posthumously was Peter Finch for Network. (Heath Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for best-supporting actor for “The Dark Knight” in 2009).
Sound of Metal
Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
The film, which chronicles the vicissitudes of a drummer and those around him after discovering that he is losing his hearing, has been praised for the performances of Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, and Paul Raci.
One Night in Miami
Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr in One Night in Miami
The film is a fictional account of a night in the 1960s when boxer Muhammad Ali, activist Malcolm X, singer-songwriter Sam Cooke and NFL player Jim Brown meet in Miami.
Promising Young Woman
The film has been acclaimed for the formidable performance of Carey Mulligan, who plays a young woman who sets out to do justice to her best friend, a victim of rape.
‘Godzilla vs. Kong ‘
One of the first blockbusters within Warner’s plan for 2021 to launch all its great premieres simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max, and that, in the past, maybe causing more displeasure than joy. In this case, the clash between the two colossi of monster cinema resulted in a spectacle more violent and brutal than ever, with spectacular fights lasting twenty minutes of rampant destruction. Adam Wingard has revitalized the Monsterverse and ensured the continuity of the giant monsters of the house.
The adaptation of the famous and bloody fighting video game, without a doubt, pointed in the right direction: necromancers and cyber ninjas, fatalities, gore, orientalism of everything to a hundred and constant fights and better executed than more ambitious martial arts vehicles like ‘Shag Chi.’ The formula is simple; adjusting to it by transmitting the intensity and brutality of the original is no longer so, but this ‘Mortal Combat is a natural gift for fans of the franchise, and the best thing: it guarantees continuations.
The film that should have continued the MCU after the previous phase was finally a little off its predecessors after being delayed a year. Finally, this film that takes up the Avenger and her life as a spy, with a plot that mixes thriller, some comedy, and a great cast with Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbor, has worked. The set sometimes has somewhat nondescript airs (despite the budget) of Marvel secondary products, but it is very competent entertainment.
‘Army of the dead.’
Zack Snyder, who this year can see his ego more than satisfied with him thanks to his Director’s Cut from ‘Justice League,’ goes back to his origins by revisiting the post-apocalyptic world from his debut ‘Breaking Dawn. of the dead. ‘ This time, he sends the survivors of the end of the world to Las Vegas, wherein, the middle of a veritable ocean of dead, a group of mercenaries try to rob a casino. Overflowing with Snyder’s visual tics, his curious mix of genres make it a great diversion.
Partially following the ‘Maleficent’ formula, but spiced up with a few drops from recent movies like ‘Birds of Prey, the early previews for ‘Cruella’ pointed to an interesting reinterpretation of one of Disney’s great villains, Cruella de Vil. The result did not hide too many surprises, but luckily it channeled more energy from the wonderful Glenn Close of the live-action remakes of ‘101 Dalmatians’ than from the redemption stories of Angelina Jolie.
‘A quiet place 2.’
A long-awaited sequel (among other things, due to the continuous delays) and whose main challenge was maintaining the feeling of an unprotected family that worked so well in the first installment. To justify the return of all the characters, there have been flashbacks to the origin of the invasion, and the constants of the franchise return, including many scenes in absolute silence. Somewhat derivative, but generally speaking, an excellent exercise in apocalyptic tension.