Top 10 Movies of 2021

1. Dune

Director: Denis Villeneuve

I read the book a few years ago and did not love it. This movie was not the masterpiece that I hoped it might be, but greatly enhanced my appreciation for the world that Herbert created.

2. The Green Knight

Director: David Lowery

3. The French Dispatch

Director: Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson's work is best consumed in moderation, so the anthology structure works well.

4. Nightmare Alley

Director: Guillermo del Toro

5. The Last Duel

Director: Ridley Scott

Scott's still got it.

6. Annette

Director: Leos Carax

Awful, in all the best ways.

7. Judas and the Black Messiah

Director: Shaka King

8. Belfast

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Is it stolen valor to (twice) use another film's theme song in your own? Asking for my friend, Kenneth.