2021 Film Releases

Films that have been released in cinemas in South Africa from January -31 December 2021.

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How things have changed for film. In the past, films were screened in cinemas and were available on DVD /BluRay. Today films are streamed digitally internationally in cinemas, or on digital platforms/video streaming services that support high-end audio and video standards. Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video all support 4K streaming, for example. Other streaming services top out at 1080p streaming for movies, among them Filmatique, KweliTV, Mubi, Ovid.tv, Peacock, Shudder, and The Criterion Channel.

Top 21 Films Of 2021

Favourite films of 2021

* Films that were released in cinemas (C) and digital platforms/video streaming services (S)

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A QUIET PLACE PART 2 (C) In 2018, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place turned silence into the building blocks of fright and forged from the horror-thriller genre a modern fable of family love, communication and survival. Now, comes the story’s unnerving second chapter, A Quiet Place Part II, directed, written and produced by Krasinski, based on characters created by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck. A visceral sensory experience and exhilarating emotional journey 

ANOTHER ROUND – Four jaded high school teachers embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. Mads Mikkelsen is at his scintillating best in this mature blend of comedy, tragedy, and human behaviour. The 2021 Oscar for Best International Feature Film went to Thomas Vinterberg’s black comedy-drama directed by Thomas Vinterberg, from a screenplay by Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm. It also won BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language and European Film Award for Best Film. Read more

ANTLERS (C) – Adapting author-producer Nick Antosca’s short story The Quiet Boy into the emotionally charged horror feature Antlers, the screenplay by Antosca and C. Henry Chaisson blended Native American lore with family drama, with visionary director Scott Cooper exploring a mythical creature who embodied the fears and weaknesses of a small town decimated by the societal issues that so many towns encounter. Dark Secrets lead to terrifying encounters

BEING THE RICCARDOS (S)  – A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their ground-breaking sitcom I Love Lucy. This biographical drama was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, and stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star as Ball and Arnaz. It received a limited theatrical release by Amazon Studios prior to streaming worldwide on Prime Video. Read more

BELFAST – The film, which Branagh has described as his “most personal film”, centres on a young boy’s childhood amidst the tumult of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the 1960s. A nine-year-old boy must chart a path towards adulthood through a world that has suddenly turned upside down. His stable and loving community and everything he thought he understood about life is changed forever but joy, laughter, music and the formative magic of the movies remain. Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, it stars Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, and newcomer Jude Hill. The film was released theatrically in the United States on 12 November 2021 and releases in South Africa in March 2022. It was named one of the best films of 2021 by the National Board of Review and tied with The Power of the Dog for a leading seven nominations at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama. Read more

BOSS LEVEL (C) –From the zany mindscape of acclaimed filmmaker Joe Carnahan – writer-director of NarcSmokin’ Aces and The Grey – comes n action-drama like no other. A unique and mind-blowing kick-ass action thriller with heart

BREAKING NEWS IN YUBA COUNTY (C) From a crackling screenplay by Amanda Idoko, a young Bronx-born screenwriter, and daughter of Nigerian immigrants, and visionary director Tate Taylor, comes a deliciously wicked, dark and humorous dissection of America’s fixation on fame, notoriety, and victimhood, even while there is actual marginalization happening just out of view. A rich tapestry of satire, sass, sympathy, and mystery

THE CARD COUNTER C) Redemption is the long game in Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter. Told with writer-director Schrader’s (First Reformed) trademark cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions. After serving time in prison, he reinvents himself as a professional gambler on the American poker circuit, but his actions abroad haunt him to his core, even after he swaps isolation and despair for love and connection. His only solution is to violently reckon with his own past. Exploring the depths of a protagonist’s existential despair

CHARLATAN (S) – Agnieszka Holland’s politically charged drama takes us inside the conflicted life of a non-conformist herbalist – based loosely on the healer Jan Mikolášek (1889–1973), who cured hundreds of people using plant-based remedies – exploring his unshakeable commitment to his calling, the illicit relationship with his assistant, as he perseveres first under Nazi then Communist regimes in Czechoslovakia. This Czech-Polish-Irish-Slovak drama won five awards including Best Film at the 2021 Czech Lion Awards. Read more

CINDERELLA (S) – A modern movie musical with a bold take on the classic fairy tale. Our ambitious heroine has big dreams and with the help of her fab Godmother, she perseveres to make them come true. Written and directed by Kay Cannon, it stars singer Camila Cabello as the title character in her acting debut, alongside Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, and Pierce Brosnan. It is a jukebox musical, featuring pop and rock hits, in addition to several original songs. Read more

THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT (C)  It reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that marks the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.. Keeping the “Conjuring” Universe original and fresh

THE COURIER (C) A true-life spy thriller. An unassuming British businessman forms a covert, dangerous partnership with a Soviet officer to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. A true-life spy thriller

CRUELLA (C) The character of Cruella de Vil captivated audiences with her exuberance, camp sensibilities and quick wit since she was first seen on the pages of Dodie Smith’s book in 1950, and makes a welcome return in Disney’s Cruella, an origin story, revealing the fascinating tale of how gifted, non-conforming young girl evolved into the stylishly villainous Cruella de Vil. A live-action origin story about one of cinemas most notorious and notoriously fashionable villains

DEAR EVAN HANSEN (S) – Evan Hansen, a young man beset by social-anxiety disorder, is ordered by his therapist to write self-addressed motivational letters to himself in order to improve his disposition and communication skills. After one of these missives is stolen by a classmate who subsequently takes his own life, the deceased’s parents believe it to be a genuine note intended for Evan, who ingratiates himself with the family. As this relationship deepens, he begins to truly understand what it means to belong. This coming-of-age musical was directed by Stephen Chbosky from a screenplay by Steven Levenson. It is based on the stage musical of the same name by Levenson, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul. Ben Platt plays the title role, reprising the performance that he originated on stage. The ensemble cast also includes Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Nik Dodani, Colton Ryan, Danny Pino, Julianne Moore, and Amy Adams. Read more

DIANA THE MUSICAL (S) – Diana is a musical was directed by Christopher Ashley, choreographed by Kelly Devine, and written by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan (the Bon Jovi keyboardist), who created the Tony Award-winning musical “Memphis.” Based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. Featuring Jeanna de Waal as Diana, Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles,  Roe Hartrampf as Prince Charles and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth II.  Before opening, the Broadway production was recorded in the summer of 2020 with COVID-19 safety protocols in place and no audience. This capture, also directed by Ashley, was released on Netflix on October 1, 2021. Read more

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (S) – The story follows and is based upon the true-life story of 16-year-old British schoolboy Jamie Campbell, as he overcomes prejudice and bullying, to step out of the darkness and become a drag queen. This biographical coming-of-age musical comedy-drama was directed by Jonathan Butterell (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Tom MacRae based on the stage musical of the same name, which in turn was adapted from the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 by Jenny Popplewell. The film stars newcomer Max Harwood with Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Shobna Gulati, Ralph Ineson, Adeel Akhtar, Samuel Bottomley, Sharon Horgan, and Richard E. Grant. Following delays of a planned theatrical release by 20th Century Studios, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was released in select theatres in the United States on 10 September 2021, followed by a worldwide streaming release on 17 September 2021 via Amazon Studios on Amazon Prime Video. Read more

THE FATHER (C) celebrates the unbreakable bond between parent and child. Award-winning French novelist, playwright and director Florian Zeller make his feature film directing debut with The Father, which he adapted for film from his celebrated stage play with British writer Christopher Hampton, his long-time collaborator and translator. A beautifully wrought family drama

THE FRENCH DISPATCH (C) – The French Dispatch is many things—a bounty of stories within stories within memories within frameworks that converges into one organic whole, a cabinet of cinematic wonders of all shapes and sizes in constant dynamic motion, a love letter to the printed word in general and The New Yorker magazine in particular, to France and to French movies…a moving meditation on living far from home. And it is never just one of those elements at a time, but usually all at once. Wes Anderson’s French love letter to internationalism, culture and the blessed art of independent journalism

GODZILLA VS. KONG (C) For decades, cinematic titans Godzilla and Kong have been following their own, separate theatrical journeys…until now. Legends collide as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages. This rivalry fuels an epic adventure that spans the globe to bring these two forces of nature, both more powerful than ever before, face to face and fist to fist on land and at sea in a battle to restore balance to the Earth. A monster-sized event film with heart, humour and enough non-stop action to transcend the genre

THE GUILTY (S) – A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman. This crime thriller was directed and produced by Antoine Fuqua, from a screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto. A remake of the 2018 Danish film of the same name, the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Christina Vidal, with the voices of Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, Eli Goree, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano, and Peter Sarsgaard. The film was released in a limited release on September 24, 2021, then digitally on Netflix.  Read more

GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE (C) For Israeli film-maker Navot Papushado, the creative process of Gunpowder Milkshake began with one simple idea. “The story started with a mother who discovers that the daughter she was forced to abandon as a child has followed her into the same dangerous profession,” he says. A Rip-Roaring, Female-Focused Thriller

HALLOWEEN KILLS – That blood-spattered Halloween night in 1978 when masked monster Michael Myers returned for reckoning continues four decades later with Halloween Kills. Fans of Halloween will absolutely be thrilled by Halloween Kills, offering a memorable and truly frightening odyssey into the nightmarish realm of malevolent evil that poignantly leads to a conclusion that will have you re-watch the from the first moment Michael Meyers stepped into our nightmares. A frightening odyssey into the nightmarish realm of malevolent evil

THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD (C) The world’s most lethal odd couple – bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) – are back on another life-threatening mission. Read more/ Trailer

HOUSE OF GUCCI (C) Producer Giannina Scott chased Sara Gay Forden’s book ‘The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed’ down twenty years ago. Scott Free, the prolific production company of visionary director/producer Ridley Scott, optioned the feature film rights for House of Gucci. The glitzy rise and fall of the Gucci family through three generations, which included extravagance, greed, betrayal and, eventually, murder, was an irresistible subject. A scandal-ridden real-life family drama

IN THE HEIGHTS – The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to a cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big.  In the Heights fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

JUNGLE CRUISE – Dwayne Johnson takes on the role of a gruff, wisecracking skipper at the helm of a ramshackle-but-charming boat with Emily Blunt as a headstrong researcher who enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her down the deepest and most dangerous parts of the Amazon River, hoping to uncover the mystery of an ancient tribal artefact—a legendary relic with the power to change the fate of humanity. Go behind the scenes

THE KING’S MAN turns back the clock to focus on a time before the eponymous intelligence agency first formed. The very first Kingsmen are tasked with stopping a band of heinous villains who are intent on starting a war that will make them money, but threaten the end of the world as they know it. The King’s Man is a period action spy film directed by Matthew Vaughn from a screenplay by Vaughn and Karl Gajdusek and a story by Vaughn. The third instalment in the Kingsman film series. With Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Feature: An epic origin story featuring a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds

LAMB (S) – A childless couple, María and Ingvar discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them much joy, before ultimately destroying them. This Icelandic drama was directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Sjón. The film stars Noomi Rapace, and marks Valdimar Jóhannsson’s feature-length directorial debut. After premiering at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, the film was released in Iceland on 24 September 2021. It was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards. Read more

THE LAST DUEL – From visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott comes The Last Duel, a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. Based on actual events, the historical epic unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck. Read more about how The Last Duel was crafted

MALIGNANT is the latest creation from “Conjuring” universe architect James Wan who returns to his roots with this new original horror thriller. In the film, Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.  Read Q & A with James Wan / Trailer

THE MAURITANIAN – a remarkable true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) who was captured by the U.S. government and imprisoned for years without trial at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). A is an inspiring account of survival against all odds. Go Behind The Scenes

MUSIC – The magic that can happen when someone who cannot speak with words finds people who can listen with their hearts. We review Music / Go behind the scenes of Music. / Trailer

MY SON – Driving in the heart of the Highlands, Edmond Murray receives a call from his ex-wife, in tears. Their 7-year-old son went missing from a campsite. Soon it becomes clear that the child was kidnapped and the parents give way to despair. Mystery thriller film was written and directed by Christian Carion. It is an English-language remake of his 2017 French film Mon garçon. With James McAvoy, Claire Foy, Tom Cullen, Gary Lewis.  Read more about My Son – A suspense thriller with ‘orchestrated improvisation’

NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN (S) is writer/ director Malgorzata Szumowska’s exquisitely off-beat story about how a masseur and hypnotist gains acceptance and stature in a wealthy gated community, touching on class, immigration, and global warming. This Polish-German comedy-drama stars Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza, Weronika Rosati, Katarzyna Figura, Andrzej Chyra, Łukasz Simlat, and Krzysztof Czeczot. Read more

THE NIGHT HOUSE – From director David Bruckner comes The Night House. Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing – a mystery she’s determined to unravel. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

NOMADLAND – Frances McDormand plays a woman who embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. Go behind the scenes

NO MAN OF GOD (S) This crime mystery was directed by Amber Sealey and written by C. Robert Cargill, under the pseudonym of Kit Lesser. The film stars Elijah Wood, Luke Kirby, Aleksa Palladino and Robert Patrick. It is based on real life transcripts selected from conversations between serial killer Ted Bundy and FBI Special Agent Bill Hagmaier that happened between 1984 and 1989, and the complicated relationship that formed between them during Bundy’s final years on death row. Read more

NO TIME TO DIE – With the story of No Time To Die taking shape under the guidance of director Cary Joji Fukunaga and of long-time Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the producers and Daniel Craig also invited contributions from writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve), who brought her unique take on character and story, while also maintaining what Fellow producer Barbara Broccoli describes as Bond’s “essential Britishness”. The 25th Bond movie is an intense, personal story

OSLO (S) Oslo is an American television drama film about the secret negotiation of the Oslo Accords. The film was directed by Bartlett Sher and written by J. T. Rogers, based on Rogers’ play of the same name. It stars Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, and Jeff Wilbusch. It was released on May 29, 2021, on HBO. Read more

PIG (C) – A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped. Written and directed by Michael Sarnoski in his directorial debut. It stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, and Adam Arkin. Trailer

THE POWER OF THE DOG (S) – Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love. This Western drama was written and directed by Jane Campion, based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Thomas Savage. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Shot mostly across rural Otago, the film is an international co-production between New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The film had a limited theatrical release in Australia and New Zealand and was released to stream worldwide on Netflix on December 2021. It was named one of the best films of 2021 by the American Film Institute, and received seven nominations at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, as well as ten nominations at the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture. Read more

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN – An arresting, blackly comedic quasi-thriller. Go behind the scenes /Trailer /

SONGBIRD – A terrifying, hypothetical look into our future, depicting increasing isolation, militarized enforcement, fear and loss. Go behind the scenes of Songbird / Trailer

SPENCER – The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be a whole lot different. Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days. Trailer / A character-driven survival story about an iconic woman’s own declaration of independence

STILLWATER (C)– This American crime drama was directed by Tom McCarthy, based on a script he co-wrote with Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain and Noé Debré. It stars Matt Damon as an unemployed oil-rig worker from Oklahoma who sets out with a French woman (Camille Cottin) to prove his convicted daughter’s (Abigail Breslin) innocence. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 8, 2021, and was released theatrically in the United States on July 30, 2021, by Focus Features. It received generally positive reviews from critics. Read more

SUICIDE SQUAD – Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out. Go behind the scenes

SUPERNOVA –  Sam and Tusker, partners of 20 years, are travelling across England in their old RV visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses, however, their ideas for the future clash, secrets come out, and their love for each other is tested as never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s illness. British romantic drama film written and directed by Harry Macqueen. The film stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci.. Supernova’ is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on Kanopy, Redbox, AMC on Demand, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, DIRECTV, and Hulu . Trailer

TICK, TICK … BOOM! (S) – On the cusp of his 30th birthday, a promising young theatre composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City. This biographical musical drama was directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut. Written by Steven Levenson, it is based on the stage musical of the same name by Jonathan Larson. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Robin de Jesús, Alexandra Shipp, Joshua Henry, Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. It was named one of the best films of 2021 by the American Film Institute and was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Garfield) at the 79th Golden Globe Awards. Read more

WHELM (S) – Writer-director Skyler Lawson’s thriller is set deep in the Great Depression where two estranged brothers get tangled in a rivalry between a legendary bank robber and an eccentric young criminal. Through a series of bizarre occurrences, they are forced to claim allegiance to one, as they hunt down the other. As they dig deeper for the truth they find that they are part of a larger historic scheme. Director: This gangster movie has shades of an American Western. Read more

South African Films

ANGELIENA (D) – As the founding member of Towerkop Creations, a boutique film production company that has been specializing in female-driven heroine stories since its inception in 2010, filmmaker Uga Carlini’s Angeliena is story is about the self-love of a formerly homeless parking attendant, who is diagnosed with a fatal disease and dares to put her lifelong dream of travelling the world into motion. Writer-director Uga Carlini talks about her inspirational and life-affirming film Angeliena

BARAKAT (C) (D) The local film tells a story about celebrating life, culture and the importance of family. Go behind the scenes / Q & A with Amy Jephta and Ephraim Gordon / Trailer Read more

DARYN’S GYM (D) A mockumentary comedy from writer-director, Brett Michael Innes, is set in a family gym in Randburg, the film sees the lovable Daryn JNR pitted against the ruthless owner of a multi-national fitness centre as he fights to keep his family legacy alive. Released on eVOD  / Read more about the film

KAALGAT KAREL The streaking local romcom tells of Karel Venter ( Francois Jacobs), a thirty-year-old guy who loves the thrill and accompanying social media stardom of streaking during sports matches. He falls head-over-heels for the paramedic, Rita (Christa Visser), who saves him after a streak gone wrong, but there’s a problem; she’s a strait-laced single mom who has no interest in his streaking shenanigans. It is directed by Meg Rickards, who co-wrote and produced the feature with her husband Paul Egan. Read an interview with director Meg Rickards / Read more / Trailer

KLEIN KAROO 2 – For more than 8 years fans of the film, Klein Karoo has been waiting to find out what has happened in the lives of Frans, Cybil, Bongi, Jackie and the rest. The wait is finally over.  Trailer / Interview with Klein Karoo 2 screenwriter Lize Vosloo

NEW MATERIAL – The sequel to ‘Material’, released in 2012, and awarded as one of the best films to come out of South Africa. The movie combined moments of heart-wrenching family and personal drama with hilarious snippets of stand-up comedy and everyday life in one of the continent’s most cosmopolitan cities. Written and directed by Craig Friemond.

THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION – A haunting tribute to land, community and ancestry. The first film from Lesotho, made by a Mosotho filmmaker, is directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese. Go behind the scenes / Q & A with Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese / Trailer

Also released

ADDAMS FAMILY 2 – Everyone’s favourite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2. In this all-new movie we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes them out of their element and into hilarious run-ins with their iconic cousin, IT, as well as many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong? Go behind the scenes / Trailer

ADOPT A DADDY – A humorous approach to the hardships immigrant children go through in France.  Read interview with Xavier De Choudens / Trailer

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS – One day, he crosses paths with Phileas, a reckless and greedy frog, eager to take on a bet to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days and earn 10 million clams in the process.  Seizing the opportunity of a lifetime to explore the world, Passepartout embarks with his new friend on a crazy and exhilarating adventure full of twists and surprises in the animated Around The World In 80 Days. / Trailer

AFTER WE FELL is the third film in the After series, following Tessa’s life as it begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage. follows Tessa’s life as it begins to come unglued. Based on the bestseller by Anna Todd, the film is directed by Castille Landon, from a screenplay by Sharon Soboil. Read more / Trailer

BLACK WIDOW – In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS The Templeton brothers have become adults and have drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. Go behind the scenes

CANDYMAN The horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman is exposed when a visual artist opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. The screenplay for Candyman was crafted by Peele (who received an Oscar for his screenplay Get Out, and also stars in Candyman) with Producer Win Rosenfeld and filmmaker Nia DaCosta.  Go behind scenes

CHAOS WALKING – A young man discovers a mysterious young woman who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by The Noise. Go behind the scenes

CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED – When Emma finds out that her widowed dad has been dating her high school nemesis, she freaks out and embarks on a hilarious, no-holds-barred mission to break them up during their annual family Christmas festivities. Directed by Prarthana Mohan. With Dermot Mulroney, Janel Parrish, Hayley Orrantia, Mirelly Taylor.

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG – When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment in Clifford The Big Red Dog. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!  / An all-new film of unconditional love starring the world’s beloved hound

COME AWAY – What if, the film asks, Lewis Carroll’s Alice and J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan were brother and sister? Go behind the scenes

COMING 2 AMERICA – Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprise their much-loved characters of Prince Akeem and Semmi. Go behind the scenes

COPSHOP – Screaming through the Nevada desert in a bullet-ridden car, wily con artist Teddy Murretto hatches a plan to hide out from lethal assassin Bob Viddick. He punches rookie officer Valerie Young to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station. However, jail can’t protect Murretto for long as Viddick schemes his own way into detention, biding his time in a nearby cell until he can complete his mission. Copshop is an action thriller directed by Joe Carnahan and written by Kurt McLeod and Carnahan. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

CRITICAL THINKING – The biographical drama is based on the true story of the Miami Jackson High School chess team, the first inner-city team to win the U.S. National Chess Championship. Go behind the scenes

DEMONIC – A young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces are at the root of her childhood trauma. A horror-thriller with a high-tech twist, Demonic is written and directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium). Writer-director Neill Blomkamp talks about Demonic – A horror-thriller with a high-tech twist

DEMON SLAYER MOVIE – a dark animated Japanese action film, based on the shōnen manga series. Read more

DUNE (C) A master of complex storytelling for the screen, visionary filmmaker Denis Villeneuve wanted to take audiences to places they’ve never been with DUNE, just as the novel did for him as a young reader, tackling the daunting adaptation as director and co-writer with acclaimed screenwriters Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth.. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey

ENCANTO – Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live in a wondrous, charming place called an Encanto. Each child has been blessed with a magic gift unique to them—each child except Mirabel. But when the family’s home is threatened, Mirabel may be their only hope. The film features all-new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and is directed by Byron Howard (Zootopia, Tangled) and Jared Bush (co-director Zootopia), co-directed by Charise Castro Smith (writer The Death of Eva Sofia Valdez) and produced by Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino. Bush and Castro Smith are screenwriters on the film.  Read more about how Encanto explores the compelling but complicated relationships within families

ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS – a sequel to the box office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world.  In this instalment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive…and discovering they’ve all played the game before. Directed by Adam Robitel. Produced by Neal H. Moritz. The screenplay is by Will Honley and Maria Melnik & Daniel Tuch and Oren Uziel, with a story by Christine Lavaf & Fritz Bohm. 

ETERNALS – Marvel Studios’ Eternals follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again. Following her sweeping Oscar-winning portrait of the American nomadic spirit in Nomadland, writer-director Chloé Zhao takes us on a soulful journey into Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Eternals, introducing 10 Super Heroes never seen before on screen.  Read more about how the film was crafted

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE A searing psychological thriller about a psychiatrist (Casey Affleck), whose career is thrown into jeopardy when his patient takes her own life. When he invites his patient’s surviving brother (Sam Claflin) into his home to meet his wife (Michelle Monaghan) and daughter, his family life is suddenly torn apart. Read more

EXTINCT – Two Flummels must save themselves, save their species… and just maybe change the course of history. Read more

FAST AND FURIOUS 9 – After the events of The Fate of the Furious, Dominic Toretto and his family must face Dom’s younger brother Jakob, a deadly assassin, who is working with their old enemy Cipher, and who holds a personal vendetta against Dominic in Fast & Furious 9. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

THE FOREVER PURGE – All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end in The Forever Purge. Vaulting from the record-shattering success of 2018’s The First Purge, Blumhouse’s infamous terror franchise hurtles into innovative new territory as members of an underground movement, no longer satisfied with one annual night of anarchy and murder, decide to overtake America through an unending campaign of mayhem and massacre. Go behind the scenes /  Trailer

FREE GUY – In the epic adventure-comedy Free Guy Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself. Go behind the scenes

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE: Directed by Jason Reitman. With Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Sigourney Weaver. When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.  Read more about crafting the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe

HERE TODAY – A comedy-drama directed and produced by Billy Crystal, from a screenplay that he wrote with Alan Zweibel. Veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) forms an unlikely yet hilarious and touching friendship with New York singer Emma Payge (Tiffany Haddish) in the new comedy-drama Here Today. Emma — the unlikely recipient of a prize to have lunch with the comedy legend, despite not knowing who he is — gets off to a rocky start with Charlie (think seafood allergy, a hospital visit, and an epi-pen). Before long, each finds in the other a sort of soul mate, forging a deep bond that kicks the generation gap aside and redefines the meaning of friendship, love, and trust. Read more about how the film was inspired by a collaborative friendship of 45 years

I AM WOMAN – The inspiring story of singer Helen Reddy. Go behind the scenes

ICE ROAD The Ice Road has been a 48-year journey writer-Director Jonathan Hensleigh. After a remote diamond mine collapses in the far northern regions of Canada, an ice driver leads an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners despite thawing waters and a threat they never see coming. Go behind the scenes

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – It tells of the betrayal of the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago, at the hands of an FBI informant. Go behind the scenes

KING RICHARD – Based on the true story that will inspire the world, King Richard follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.  Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness, Bad Boys for Life) stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men).  Read more about how this true story of two of the world’s greatest sports legends was crafted

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO – In acclaimed director, Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Eloise(Thomasin McKenzie), an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker. A dark-tinged, neon-drenched, new thriller starring Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace, Jojo Rabbit), Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma, The Queen’s Gambit), and Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown). Read more about how writer-director Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho was crafted

THE LITTLE THINGS – John Lee Hancock, directing and producing from a script he wrote almost 30 years ago. Go behind the scenes

LOVE SARAH is a heartfelt film about three generations of women who have to save a new bakery from closing doors in London. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS – In The Matrix Resurrections, humanity and the machines made peace with an agreement that the real world humans would stop trying to destroy the Matrix and the Machines would allow anyone who wanted to leave the Matrix. This science fiction action film is produced, co-written, and directed by Lana Wachowski. It is the fourth instalment in The Matrix film series. Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, and Daniel Bernhardt reprise their roles from previous films in the series. Feature: The long-awaited next chapter in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre

MAYA THE BEE – THE GOLDEN ORB -, Maya’s world expands even further, pulling the rug of familiarity from under her feet as she journeys to a completely new land, with only her faithful best friend Willy, and the enormously popular Arnie and Barney at her side. Go behind the scenes / The Art Of Animation

MIDNIGHT IN THE SWITCHGRASS – The race to find a serial killer who abducts his prey from truck stops brings two law officers together in a deadly race against the clock in director Randall Emmett’s tense action-drama Midnight In The Switchgrass. Florida police detective Byron Crawford (Emile Hirsch) is a man whose faith and sense of duty have guided him in his law-enforcement career. But Byron is haunted by a string of deaths that won’t end until the killer is apprehended. an FBI agent (Megan Fox) working with her seasoned partner (Bruce Willis) needs Byron’s help in understanding the dark corners of Florida, and the M.O. of the murderer. Go behind the scenes

THE MISFITS – Pierce Brosnan plays a brilliant international thief whose daring escape and high-octane car chase, eluding the FBI and police, ends with him being scooped up by a band of modern-day Robin Hoods.  This action heist film is directed by Renny Harlin and written by Robert Henny and Kurt Wimmer. Read more / Trailer

MONSTER FAMILY 2 – To free Baba Yaga and Renfield from the clutches of Monster Hunter Mila Starr, the Wishbone Family once more transforms into a Vampire, Frankenstein’s Monster, a Mummy and a Werewolf in Monster Family 2. Aided and abetted by their three pet bats, our Monster Family zooms around the world again to save their friends, make new monstrous acquaintances and finally come to the realization that ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ – even those with flaws can find happiness.  Take a closer look at how screenwriter David Safier and director Holger Tappe focused on the beauty of the imperfect.

MORTAL KOMBAT – brings to life the intense action of the blockbuster video game franchise in all its brutal glory. Go behind the scenes

NOBODY – explores the idea of a normal person’s capacity for violence. Go behind the scenes

OLD – From writer-director M. Night Shyamalan comes a thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day. Go behind the scenes

PARALLEL MOTHERS – two women, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way. Written and directed by Pedro AlmodóvarFeature: A melodramatic and psychologically fraught relationship between contemporary mothers

PAW PATROL! THE MOVIE – When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head-on. While one pup must face his past in the bustling metropolis, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Trailer

PERSIAN LESSONS – A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp in the Holocaust drama. Go Behind The Scenes

THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD – Director and co-writer Armando Iannucci revisits Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to a burgeoning writer in Victorian England. Go behind the scenes

PETER RABBIT 2 – Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated and must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be in Peter Rabbit 2: The RunawayGo behind the scenes / Trailer

PINOCCHIO – Italian writer-director Matteo Garrone felt he could bring something new to audiences with his live-action version. Go behind the scenes

THE PROTEGE – Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin, Moody (Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody, the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival, is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. Read more  / Trailer

QUEENPINS – Inspired by a true story, this outrageous comedy tells about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell) and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale, and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON -A lone warrior tracks down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. Go behind the scenes

REMINISCENCE – Hugh Jackman plays Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. He uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love? Go behind the scenes

RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY – Returning to the origins of the massively popular Resident evil franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland… with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.   Read more about rebooting the Resident Evil Franchise

RESPECT – Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

RON’S GONE WRONG – Twentieth Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s Ron’s Gone Wrong is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his ‘Best Friend out of the Box.’ Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship. Take a look at how the film was crafted

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS – Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. Go behind the scenes

SING 2 is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humour and heart into the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year. Feature: A new chapter in Illumination’s animated franchise arrives with big dreams and hit songs

SOUL – Set in the fast-paced and jazz-centric New York City and the abstract illusionary world of The Great Before, it capitalizes on the contrasts between the big city and the cosmic realm. Go behind the scenes

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event Space Jam: A New Legacy. from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter.  Go behind the scenes

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME – For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighbourhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. Spider-Man: No Way Home: Directed by Jon Watts. With Zendaya, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marisa Tomei.  A powerful culmination of Peter Parker’s Marvel Cinematic Universe origin story

SPIRAL Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson fight a Jigsaw-like killer in Spiral, unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery. It is the ninth instalment in the Saw film series. / Go behind the scenes / Trailer

SPIRIT UNTAMED – An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation. Go behind the scenes / Trailer

THOSE WO WISH ME DEAD is a visceral thriller starring Angelina Jolie as a smokejumper who seeks redemption by saving a young stranger with a deadly secret, the pair finds themselves hunted by assassins as an uncontrollable wildfire closes in on them. In a battle against both humans and nature, where every odd is stacked against you, what lengths will you go to protect others? Go behind the scenes / Trailer

TIME IS UP – Vivien (Bella Thorne) and Roy (Benjamin Mascolo) are two teenagers who appear to have starkly different personalities in Time is up, a film that emerges from a reflection on time and how the circumstances of an event can change the lives of two people who meet and are destined to be together. Read more about this teen romance reflecting intriguing themes of time and memory

TOM AND JERRY – Director Tim Story was eager to take on the classic duelling duo for a modern movie audience. Go behind the scenes

VANQUISH – In this glossy action-thriller a mother, Victoria (Ruby Rose), is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Morgan Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage.  Go behind the scenes / Trailer

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE –  is a superhero film, it is the second film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe and the sequel to Venom (2018). Eddie Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes prison after a failed execution. Directed by Andy Serkis. With Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris. Read more about Venom: Let There Be Carnage was crafted

VOYAGERS – The Space-Epic tells of a group of extraordinary young people waking up to sensual desires, to freedom, to power, and the thrilling euphoria that goes with that experience. Go behind the scenes

WEST SIDE STORY tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. This reimagining of the beloved musical stars Ansel Elgort (Tony); Rachel Zegler (María); Ariana DeBose (Anita); David Alvarez (Bernardo); Mike Faist (Riff); Josh Andrés Rivera (Chino); Ana Isabelle (Rosalía); Corey Stoll (Lieutenant Schrank); Brian d’Arcy James (Officer Krupke); and Rita Moreno (as Valentina, who owns the corner store in which Tony works). Directed by Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner.  / Rebooting a Classic

WRATH OF MAN – In the revenge-thriller an undercover crime boss is fearless, ruthless and lethal on a violent collision course. It reunites filmmaker Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham. / Go behind the scenesTrailer