The best movies of 2021 (so far)
Are we back to normal yet? No, and we may never be. But so far, this year's mix of platform streaming, VOD, and oh-my-God-we're-sitting-in-an-actual-theater-again has already yielded more than enough films than there is room to celebrate in a top 10. (If we could, we'd also be telling you not to miss Together Together, The Killing of Two Lovers, Shiva Baby, The Courier, Hope, The Human Voice, and Framing Britney Spears. Oh look! We just did.)
As the industry continues to crawl out from its pandemic slumber, the next six months will undoubtedly offer richer things, including a resurgent run of festivals and the usual deluge of prestige projects that pre-awards falls and winters tend to bring. But until then, we've got Pixars and Zolas and one dazzling post-Hamilton dream to see us through.