IIHA has written 25 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2021.

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★★½

    Oh my gosh, Simon Rex was hilarious.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★½

    Christmas Eve, third viewing (with my parents).
    Garfield is so dang amazing.

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★½

    A little nostalgia during Sunday afternoon cleaning. It is a classic. It's still pretty good, except the stuff with the principal.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    I enjoyed this much more on my second viewing. Dunst and Smit-McPhee really steal the show for me. I'm still not sure Cumberbatch was the right choice to play Phil.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

    Glad I got to see it before spoilers spill out from everyone everywhere. It was really fun to be in a full movie theater while people gasped, clapped, and otherwise expressed joy. That part gets a million stars, the actual movie gets 4 stars, and that averages out to 4.5.

  • The Hand of God

    The Hand of God

    ★★★★½

    The perfect mix of heartwarming and bizarre.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    I get really tired of people judging the value of this film in comparison to the 1961 film. It is a musical, which means it was written to be performed over and over by different people in different ways for as long as others enjoy it. And I really enjoyed this version! 

    DeBose was on FIRE and I will be incredibly upset if she isn't nominated for an Oscar (and really she should win).

    Zegler and Elgort have voices of…

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    Obviously had to get a viewing in before Friday.

  • The Rescue

    The Rescue

    ★★★★½

    Tears and so much tension despite knowing the ending.

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

    Glad I had a chance to catch this in a theater.

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★½

    Pookey! It's like they are singing directly to us. I am so happy I had the opportunity to see this in a theatre full of people. It was everything I wanted and more!!!

  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★★★½

    Hello?!?!?
    Why isn't there more Oscar Buzz for Tessa Thompson? She was absolutely  magical.