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The List Grows Again

So: in a month or so, we will be getting yet another edition of the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book. Which means I will be adding another few films onto my list.

I was curious to see what they would add, considering just how weird the cinematic scene was last year, during the depth of the pandemic. Would they allow in any of the films that went straight to streaming? Would they accept any of the direct-to-video stuff? Or would they keep to the few films that went into theaters?

Advance forecasts say…a little of everything. Here’s the shortlist of possible new additions:

  • Vast of Night
  • The Assistant
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud
  • Tenet
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Soul
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always
  • Lovers Rock!
  • Nomadland

I strangely feel like there was more to choose from last year, but – I just had a look at a couple “2020 in Film” lists online and there…kind of wasn’t? A couple of these options seem like odd choices, but they may have made it on the list simply because it was also a really odd year.

I won’t officially put them in the roster yet until we get a confirmation from someone who actually has the book in their hand.

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