Top Movies of 2021

What a wild year it has been. Thank you to everyone that has come out in person to watch movies in a theatre this year. We couldn’t have done it without you!

This year Cinema Curator Illyse Singer and Roxy Cinema Projectionist Mitchell Glidden were asked to contribute their list of top films for 2021 to Screen Slate. Collectively Screen Slate came up with a best of year list with everyone’s contributions. The Roxy Cinema showed 8 of the top 20 films according to Screen Slate this year. Find the entire list here

SCREEN SLATES BEST OF 2021:

  1. Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  2. Memoria (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  3. Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven)
  4. Annette (Leos Carax)
  5. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Radu Jude)
  6. The Souvenir Part II (Joanna Hogg)
  7. Days (Tsai Ming-liang)
  8. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (Alexandre Koberidze)
  9. The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
  10. The Card Counter (Paul Schrader)
  11. Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  12. France (Bruno Dumont)
  13. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  14. About Endlessness (Roy Andersson)
  15. El Planeta (Amalia Ulman)
  16. Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve)
  17. Zola (Janicza Bravo)
  18. Titane (Julia Ducournau)
  19. Faya Dayi (Jessica Beshir)
  20. The Velvet Underground (Todd Haynes)

 

ILLYSE SINGER Best of 2021:

  1. Benedetta
  2. Passing
  3. Bergman Island
  4. Prayers for the Stolen
  5. The Velvet Underground
  6. Zola
  7. All Light, Everywhere
  8. Summer of Soul
  9. Vortex
  10. The French Exit
  11. MDVL: 1,000 Years of Darkness
  12. Project Space 13

Best First Viewings on a Big Screen:

  1. Arrebato
  2. The American Friend
  3. Phantom of the Paradise
  4. Body Double
  5. Contempt
  6. Purple Noon
  7. Def by Temptation
  8. Fuses
  9. Johnny Minotaur
  10. Idaho Transfer
  11. Demonlover
  12. Boarding Gate
  13. Celine and Julie Go Boating

 

MITCHELL GLIDDEN

  1. Can’t Get You Out of My Head
  2. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  3. Old
  4. France
  5. Minamata Mandala
  6. Memoria
  7. Worlds
  8. Ema
  9. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  10. El Planeta

First Views (no particular order)

  1. A Slightly Pregnant Man (1972)
  2. When I Get Home (2019)
  3. Sky Blue Water Light Sign (1972)
  4. Holy Flame of the Martial World (1983)
  5. Life of Pi (2012)
  6. Izy Boukir (1970)
  7. Fog Line (1970)
  8. At Long Last Love (1975)
  9. After School Knife Fight (2017)
  10. Pluto Version 1 (1970)
  11. Stormy Weather (1943)
  12. Episodic Generation (1978)
  13. Dil Se (1998)
  14. Love Song (2000)
  15. The Basilisks (1973)
  16. 0s & 1s (2011)
  17. A Dirty Shame (2004)
  18. Nothing Happened This Morning (1965)
  19. Petey Wheatstraw (1977)
  20. The Heroic Trio (1993)