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Hollywood Reporter Film Critics Pick 10 Underseen 2021 Gems
Queer dramas from South Africa and Israel, a batty French buddy comedy and a Japanese spy thriller are among THR reviewers’ favorite overlooked films of the year.
The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick 20 Cannes Film Festival Favorites
THR film critics choose the best of the fest, including a Palme d'Or-winning French shocker, Wes Anderson’s latest vision, a revealing documentary about a Hollywood stalwart and more.
‘In Front of Your Face’: Film Review | Cannes 2021
A former actress and a film director meet in a café in the latest from South Korea's Hong Sangsoo.
‘Casablanca Beats’: Film Review | Cannes 2021
The fictionalized story of the Positive School of Hip Hop, founded by Moroccan helmer Nabil Ayouch in a Casablanca slum, becomes an exercise in pure music and energy.
‘Belle’: Film Review | Cannes 2021
Mamoru Hosoda, a master of emotional Japanese anime ('Wolf Children', 'Mirai'), invents a glittering virtual universe in which a shy teenager becomes a music idol in 'Belle'.
‘The Year of the Everlasting Storm’: Film Review | Cannes 2021
The hidden depths of COVID-19 are plumbed by arthouse headliners Jafar Panahi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, David Lowery, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, Anthony Chen and Malik Vitthal in seven offbeat stories.
‘A Hero’ (‘Ghahreman’): Film Review | Cannes 2021
Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi returns to his native Iran with this story about truth-telling, honor and the price of freedom.
‘Three Floors’ (‘Tre Piani’): Film Review | Cannes 2021
Margherita Buy, Alba Rohrwacher and Riccardo Scamarcio play characters living in the same condo in Nanni Moretti’s alternating dramas about ordinary people.
‘Rehana Maryam Noor’: Film Review | Cannes 2021
Azmeri Haque Badhon plays a professor of medicine who teeters between fierce feminism and personal obsession in Abdullah Mohammad Saad’s second feature, the first Bangladeshi film in Cannes’ official selection.
The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2021 (So Far)
THR's film reviewers pick faves from the first half of the year, including a South African drama about a gay soldier, a female buddy comedy featuring Kristen Wiig and an adaptation of an exotic dancer's tweetstorm about a nightmarish Florida road trip.
‘The Father Who Moves Mountains’: Film Review | Shanghai 2021
An ex-intelligence officer (Adrian Titieni) combs the wilderness for his son in Daniel Sandu’s second feature produced by Cristian Mungiu.
‘Botox’: Film Review | Shanghai 2021
Two sisters discover they can run the family’s magic mushroom farm without their snotty brother in Kaveh Mazaheri’s wry, award-winning Iranian-Canadian feature.