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InRO's 2021 Long List

Each holiday season, leading up to our Best Films of the Year feature, InRO writers dialogue about the year's films, going to bat for some, stamping others as overrated, and inevitably lamenting how much trash has flooded theaters. That saturation is why we produce a long list of films for our writers to have in pocket while catching up on the year's offerings. That doesn't mean these films are universally (or even at all) liked by InRO staff; what it means is that everything here is notable for cinephiles in some way, whether it indeed be due to enthusiasm shared amongst a demo of InRO writers (though plenty here are not agreed upon), on the strength of a director, or…

  • About Endlessness

    1

  • All Light, Everywhere

    2

  • The Amusement Park

    3

  • Annette

    4

  • Anne at 13,000 Ft.

    5

  • Atlantis

    6

  • Azor

    7

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    8

  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    9

  • Beginning

    10

  • Being the Ricardos

    11

  • Benedetta

    12

  • Bergman Island

    13

  • The Beta Test

    14

  • C'mon C'mon

    15

  • Can't Get You Out of My Head

    16

  • The Card Counter

    17

  • Cliff Walkers

    18

  • CODA

    19

  • Cry Macho

    20

  • Days

    21

  • The Disciple

    22

  • Drive My Car

    23

  • Don't Look Up

    24

  • Dune

    25

  • Ema

    26

  • Encanto

    27

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    28

  • F9

    29

  • The Father

    30

  • France

    31

  • The French Dispatch

    32

  • The Green Knight

    33

  • The Hand of God

    34

  • Her Socialist Smile

    35

  • The History of the Atlanta Falcons

    36

  • House of Gucci

    37

  • The Human Voice

    38

  • I'm Your Man

    39

  • In the Heights

    40

  • Isabella

    41

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    42

  • Just Don't Think I'll Scream

    43

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    44

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    45

  • The Last Duel

    46

  • Last Night in Soho

    47

  • Licorice Pizza

    48

  • The Lost Daughter

    49

  • Malcolm & Marie

    50

  • Malignant

    51

  • Malmkrog

    52

  • maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore

    53

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    54

  • Memoria

    55

  • Mothering Sunday

    56

  • The Night House

    57

  • Nightmare Alley

    58

  • Nobody

    59

  • No Sudden Move

    60

  • No Time to Die

    61

  • Notturno

    62

  • Old

    63

  • Parallel Mothers

    64

  • Passing

    65

  • Pig

    66

  • The Power of the Dog

    67

  • Procession

    68

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    69

  • Red Rocket

    70

  • Saint Maud

    71

  • The Salt of Tears

    72

  • The Scary of Sixty-First

    73

  • Shiva Baby

    74

  • Siberia

    75

  • Slow Machine

    76

  • Some Kind of Heaven

    77

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    78

  • Spencer

    79

  • The Suicide Squad

    80

  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    81

  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    82

  • Titane

    83

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    84

  • Undine

    85

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    86

  • The Velvet Underground

    87

  • Violation

    88

  • West Side Story

    89

  • What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

    90

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    91

  • Wife of a Spy

    92

  • The Woman Who Ran

    93

  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

    94

  • The Worst Person in the World

    95

  • The Year of the Everlasting Storm

    96

  • The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin)

    97

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    98

  • Zeros and Ones

    99

  • Zola

    100