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2 Thumbs Up (2021- )
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The latest (2021-) critically acclaimed, eclectic, arthouse, and award winning movies and documentaries reviewed and rated 3+ on rogerebert dot com.

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Movie: Promising Young Woman ( 2020 )
A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who cross her path.
Movie: Sylvie's Love ( 2020 )
A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player.
Movie: Giving Voice ( 2020 )
This film follows the annual August Wilson Monologue competition and the thousands of high schoolers who enter the competition for the opportunity to perform on Broadway.
Movie: Dear Comrades ( 2020 )
When the communist government raises food prices in 1962, the rebellious workers from the small industrial town of Novocherkassk go on strike. The massacre which then ensues is seen through the eyes of a devout party activist.
Movie: Nomadland ( 2021 )
After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Movie: The Dissident ( 2021 )
When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together the clues to a murder and expose a global cover up.
Movie: Soul ( 2020 )
A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself.
Movie: Night of the Kings ( 2020 )
A young man is sent to "La Maca", a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.
Movie: Sing me a Song ( 2020 )
As the Internet finally arrives in tiny Bhutan, documentarian Thomas Balmès is there to witness its transformative impact on a young Buddhist monk whose initial trepidation gives way to profound engagement with the technology.
Movie: Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President ( 2020 )
Jimmy Carter's election to the presidency of the United States in 1977 was helped by the links that this fan of pop music had with stars.
Movie: Herself ( 2020 )
This is the story of young mother Sandra who escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. She sets out to build her own home and in the process rebuilds her life and re-discovers herself.
Movie: Beautiful Something Left Behind ( 2020 )
At Good Grief groups, children meet to understand the passing of a parent or a sibling through play, giving in to rage in 'the volcano room' and saying goodbye to a dying teddy bear patient in 'the hospital room'. Over the course of a year, we follow the weekly meetings and get close to Kimmy, Nicky, Peter, Nora, Nolan and Mikayla and their close companion: grief. It is sometimes heartbreaking, but also humorous, to experience the questions about life and death through their open and curious minds. Grief is high and heavy as a mountain, but it helps you understand what has happened, and that death is irreversible.
Movie: Acasa, My Home ( 2020 )
In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, nine children and their parents lived in perfect harmony with nature for 20 years until they are chased out and forced to adapt to life in the big city.
Movie: Some Kind of Heaven ( 2021 )
Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America's largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning.
Movie: News of the World ( 2020 )
A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.
Movie: One Night in Miami ( 2020 )
One Night in Miami is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.
Movie: MLK/FBI ( 2021 )
Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's resonant film explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Movie: The White Tiger ( 2021 )
The epic journey of a poor Indian driver who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap.
Movie: Coming Clean
"Coming Clean" examines America's opioid crisis through the eyes of the recovering addicts and political leaders on the frontlines. These unlikely allies emerge from the darkness to face their pain, bring the profiteers to justice, and rebuild in the wake of the deadliest drug epidemic in our history.
Movie: Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time ( 2020 )
Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. But the love of her life claims that they have never met before.
Movie: Our Friend ( 2021 )
After receiving life-altering news, a couple finds unexpected support from their best friend, who puts his own life on hold and moves into their family home, bringing an impact much greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined
Movie: Identifying Features ( 2020 )
A mother travels across Mexico in search for her son who authorities say died while trying to cross the boarder into the United States.
Movie: Breaking Fast ( 2021 )
Mo, a practicing Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan.
Movie: Wrong Turn ( 2021 )
Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by 'The Foundation', a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years.
Movie: Finding 'Ohana ( 2021 )
A summer in rural O‘ahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends, and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage.
Movie: Beginning ( 2021 )
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah's Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana's inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires.
Movie: Atlantis ( 2020 )
A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society.
Movie: The Dig ( 2021 )
An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.
Movie: Supernova ( 2020 )
Sam and Tusker are traveling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.
Movie: Saint Maud ( 2020 )
Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.
Movie: The Night ( 2021 )
An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.
Movie: Two of Us ( 2020 )
Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.
Movie: Little Fish ( 2021 )
A couple fights to hold their relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship.
Movie: Falling ( 2020 )
A conservative father moves from his rural farm to live with his gay son's family in Los Angeles.
Movie: After Midnight ( 2020 )
When his long suffering girlfriend disappears suddenly, leaving a cryptic note as her only explanation, Hank's comfortable life and his sanity begin to crack. Then, from the woods surrounding his house, something terrible starts trying to break in.
Movie: Dead Pigs ( 2019 )
A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernizing Shanghai.
Movie: Land ( 2021 )
A bereaved woman seeks out a new life, off the grid in Wyoming.
Movie: Minari ( 2021 )
A Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.
Movie: To All the Boys: Always and Forever ( 2021 )
Continuing the romantic life of the teenage girl and facing her good and hard times with her friends and family.
Movie: French Exit ( 2020 )
An aging Manhattan socialite living on what's barely left of her inheritance moves to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat.
Movie: Judas and the Black Messiah ( 2021 )
The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal.
Movie: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar ( 2021 )
Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time - ever.
Movie: Lapsis ( 2020 )
Struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother, delivery man Ray takes a strange job in a strange new realm of the gig economy.
Movie: Flora & Ulysses ( 2021 )
The adventures of a young girl and a squirrel with superpowers.
TV Show: Allen v. Farrow ( 2021 )
Allen v. Farrow goes behind decades of sensational headlines to reveal the private story of one of Hollywood's most notorious and public scandals: the accusation of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then seven-year-old daughter with Mia Farrow; their subsequent custody trial, the revelation of Allen's relationship with Farrow's daughter, Soon-Yi; and the controversial aftermath in the years that followed. Once celebrated for their on and off-screen partnership, Farrow and Allen's lives were irrevocably fractured and their sprawling family torn apart with the public disclosure of the abuse allegations and the vitriolic disputes that followed.
Movie: Test Pattern ( 2021 )
Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit.
Movie: I Care a Lot ( 2021 )
A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.
Movie: 17 Blocks ( 2019 )
Using two decades of intimate home video, the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
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