The Best Movies of 2021: Finding Pleasure in Diverse Films

12/8/2021 8:00:00 AM

From Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’ to Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast,’ the past year offered manifold styles and stories for every taste

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From Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’ to Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast,’ the past year offered manifold styles and stories for every taste

From Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Licorice Pizza’ to Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast,’ the past year offered manifold styles and stories for every taste.

Dec. 7, 2021 5:31 pm ETWhen a year brings movies as pleasurable and diverse as “Belfast” and “Licorice Pizza”—plus a masterpiece from Japan that we’ll get to in a bit—it’s an occasion for gratitude. This may be a time to be thankful for fewer favors—the year’s first feature of any consequence wasn’t released until the middle of July—but not small ones, even when the physical scale of the production is modest, as it was in two of my other favorites, “Bergman Island” and “The Souvenir Part II.” What does it say, though, that “King Richard,” a large-scale crowd-pleaser of uncommon quality, failed to draw large crowds to the nation’s theaters? Nothing surprising, given what we already know about Hollywood’s bets on the future of streaming, but nothing good about the fate of the theatrical exhibition business, both as an industry and a source of entertainment shared by millions of people across the cultural spectrum.

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Jake Paul Says He May Never Fight Tommy Fury After Pulling OutTommy Fury is out, Tyron Woodley is in -- the ex-UFC champ will be getting his rematch with Jake Paul after an injury forced Tyson's little brother out of the December 18 fight in Tampa. Don’t even associate him with Tyson, he’s more famous for reality TV then anything in the boxing ring, absolute bum Anderson silva should be fight this Paul dude not twood

New Balance and Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul Team on Sneaker, CapsuleThe footwear company tapped Paul to collaborate on a 550 sneaker and apparel collection.

Paul Hollywood makes public debut with new girlfriend at red carpet eventBake Off star Paul Hollywood and his new girlfriend Melissa Spalding looked happy together on the red carpet for the premiere of The King's Man in Leicester Square Wonder how big the hole is in her donut No way he’s 44 🤣

Jake Paul Leaves Fiery Voice DM For Tyson & Tommy Fury, 'You're A F****** B****'Jake Paul left a fiery voice memo for Tyson and Tommy Fury on Instagram in the middle of his interview with TMZ Sports ... and he held nothing back. Anyone even watch Tmz Sports anymore? I really wanna see this guy KO, like lights out for days. Can someone please do that? I hate when Real boxers do that posturing, pissing contest before the fight. But i hate it More when it’s wannabes who’s just doing it for shitload of cash and spotlight. Jake Paul is awesome been watching him for years he came into youtube and absolutely took over and everyone hated it now he did the same for boxing and it's hilarious!!! Jake and Logan are like idk they're special people a rare breed.

Paul Verhoeven Reteams With ‘RoboCop’ Writer for Women-Led Erotic Thriller ‘Young Sinner’Paul Verhoeven (“Basic Instinct”), whose latest films “Benedetta” and “Elle” competed at Cannes, is set to make a Hollywood comeback with “Young Sinner,&8… Guy seems like a dirty old man at this point damn Too bad for all of us that Jerry Goldsmith isn't around to score these films. Give him all the money and all the autonomy to make whatever he wants

Snuggle Up with the Best Christmas Movies of 2021Here are the best new Christmas movies of 2021, from Netflix sequels to Hallmark originals to Lifetime romances, and where to watch and stream them online. Uk 22:15 ready bet

Joe.Showtime 1:04 PM PT -- Tommy is breaking his silence on pulling out .They Are Wearing: Art Basel Miami 2021 The Klutch Sports founder has a deep connection to the 550 sneaker.Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood looked suave as he hit the red carpet with his new girlfriend for the premiere of The King's Man.

Morgenstern@wsj.com Dec.. 7, 2021 5:31 pm ET When a year brings movies as pleasurable and diverse as “Belfast” and “Licorice Pizza”—plus a masterpiece from Japan that we’ll get to in a bit—it’s an occasion for gratitude. “I’ve always been a sneakerhead,” Paul said. This may be a time to be thankful for fewer favors—the year’s first feature of any consequence wasn’t released until the middle of July—but not small ones, even when the physical scale of the production is modest, as it was in two of my other favorites, “Bergman Island” and “The Souvenir Part II. Tommy even provides hospital scans to back up his reason for withdrawing from the bout .” What does it say, though, that “King Richard,” a large-scale crowd-pleaser of uncommon quality, failed to draw large crowds to the nation’s theaters? Nothing surprising, given what we already know about Hollywood’s bets on the future of streaming, but nothing good about the fate of the theatrical exhibition business, both as an industry and a source of entertainment shared by millions of people across the cultural spectrum. His new partner, pub landlady Melissa, dazzled in an elegant black dress with a low-cut neckline.

“Licorice Pizza” represents Paul Thomas Anderson’s bet that audiences, even in an era of firefly attention spans, will turn out in increasing numbers—the film goes from select theaters into wide theatrical distribution on Dec.. When New Balance approached me about this collab it was a hard thing to say no to. 25—for his brand of densely populated, intricately layered storytelling. In this case the style is deployed in the sunniest, funniest film he’s ever made, and one of the smartest—a story of sexual yearning and entrepreneurship involving a boy and an older woman (she qualifies for the description because he’s only 15 and she’s 25), and an expression of the filmmaker’s love for the San Fernando Valley, where he grew up during the 1970s. Play video content @tommyfury / Instagram 12:04 PM PT -- Jake Paul won't be fighting Tommy Fury on December 18 -- or possibly ever -- 'cause the YouTube superstar says he may be slamming the door on rescheduling the bout after TNT pulled out due to medical issues. To Read the Full Story . But brands have long partnered with unexpected collaborators — K-Swiss for a period connected with Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerX and VaynerMedia.