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Barack Obama Releases His Best Films of 2021

Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo in 20th Century Studios’ WEST SIDE STORY. Photo by Niko Tavernise. © 2020 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

As with every year, President Barack Obama releases his end-of-the-year lists, to which he compiles the works of art he thinks were the most interesting. Today, the 44th President released his best films of 2021. Continuing the tradition, Obama’s list is certainly one cinephiles would approve of. Here is the full list:

  1. Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  2. Summer of Soul (Questlove)
  3. West Side Story (Steven Spielberg)
  4. The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)
  5. Pig (Michael Sarnoski)
  6. Passing (Rebecca Hall)
  7. The Card Counter (Paul Schrader)
  8. Judas and the Black Messiah (Shaka King)
  9. The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier)
  10. Old Henry (Potsy Ponciroli)
  11. The Last Duel (Ridley Scott)
  12. The Tragedy of Macbeth (Joel Coen)
  13. C’mon C’mon (Mike Mills)
  14. Quo Vadis, Aida? (Jasmila Žbanić)

Source: Barack Obama

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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