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Take 3: Gabriel Solomons’s Favourite Films of 2021

Some of The Big Picture’s regular contributors share their choices for the best films of 2021. Part 5. The Power of the Dog (Dir. Jane Campion) Jane Campion’s 1920’s set film, about two Montana ranch owning brothers whose lives change irrevocably when one of them marries, is a slow burn masterpiece that demonstrates once again Campion’s […]

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Take 3: Thomas Puhr’s Favourite Films of 2021

Some of The Big Picture’s regular contributors share their choices for the best films of 2021. Part 4. Benedetta (dir. Paul Verhoeven)We should collectively thank the movie gods that Paul Verhoeven is still at it; with Benedetta, he brings more style, audacity, and wit to the screen than most directors half his age. As the titular […]

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Take 3: Beronica Garcia’s Favourite Films of 2021

Some of The Big Picture’s regular contributors share their choices for the best films of 2021. Part 3. 2021 has been another unforgettably forgettable year. What better way to escape our woes than to delve into the magic and reverie of cinema? Films that center on the juncture of family and pure love have been a […]

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Take 3: Neil Fox’s Favourite Films of 2021

Some of The Big Picture’s regular contributors share their choices for the best films of 2021. Part 2. Petite Maman (dir. Celine Sciamma)One of the most exhilarating moments of the year’s cinema is when Nelly finds a paddle ball and bat in the cupboard of her Mother’s old house, heads outside and exuberantly smashes the […]

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Take 3: Andrea Grunert’s Favourite Films of 2021

Some of The Big Picture’s regular contributors share their choices for the best films of 2021. Part 1. Annette (dir. Leos Carax)The tone of this film is set in the opening sequence, with shots of director Leos Carax and the Mael brothers, Ron and Russell, who wrote the film score. Annette is a highly self-reflexive […]