2021 NOVEMBER MOVIE RANKINGS
We got to dip into newer releases this month (thank goodness). Quite an interesting bunch. I think above all, I’m grateful I was able to see the latest Wes Anderson film in theaters. Though it did not meet my impossibly high expectations, I enjoyed the experience nonetheless. And also getting to see Soderbergh and Lowery’s latest works? Heck yeah.
Let’s see how everyone stacks up.
#4- “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”
68%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Beautiful set design/wardrobe, great cinematography, solid performances (at least for what the material is worth), and has some entertaining moments.
Cons: The visual effects can be spotty (a large reliance on green screen) and the story doesn’t make much of an effort to stand out (or make you care).
#3- “No Sudden Move”
72%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Interesting directing style, great performances, entertaining moments, and great period piece elements.
Cons: Not that memorable and the execution of the story leaves more to be desired.
#2- “The French Dispatch”
87%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Amazing production design, beautiful cinematography, all-star talent, witty humor, and an all-around joy ride.
Cons: The story didn’t feel personal enough (too much of everything) and the dialogue can get a bit incoherent.
#1- “The Green Knight”
90%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Fantastic cinematography, great acting, wonderful period piece, eloquent dialogue, unpredictable, and a ton of engaging situations.
Cons: Some things are hard to follow, and the ending is… I don’t know.
“The Green Knight” takes November, and will go on to face “When Harry Met Sally…,” “Coherence” (2013), “The Elephant Man” (1980), “Dead Poets Society,” “Drive,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” “Unforgiven,” “You’ve Got Mail” (1998), “Frances Ha,” “Gremlins,” and December’s winner to see who will become the next Movie of the Year.