The neatest thing I’ve watched in 2021 thus far is the Ratatouille TikTok musical, it’s charming and the performances —by some massive Broadway stars— are wonderful. If you haven’t bought your ticket but (costs are on a pay-what-you-can scale), there’s nonetheless time; it should stream till January 4th. Ticket proceeds profit the Actors Fund, a worthy trigger. Be warned that the songs will certainly get caught in your head, identical to any good musical quantity does.
In different information I simply began Bridgerton… will report again. Saucy thus far.
It’s form of slim pickins this week for brand spanking new trailers, however I discovered a couple of fascinating ones that each one occur to characteristic robust feminine protagonists, a effective tone to set for 2021.
Pretend It’s a City
It’s no secret that Fran Lebowitz has ideas about many issues, together with her native New York City. Martin Scorsese directed this documentary that includes the legendary essayist doing what she does greatest: opining. She talks about vacationers, Times Square, actual property, and notes that “it would take one subway ride for the Dalai Lama to turn into a lunatic, crazy person.” Pretend It’s a City debuts on Netflix January eighth.
The Human Voice
Director Pedro Almodovar makes his English-language debut with The Human Voice, a 30-minute brief movie based mostly on the Jean Cocteau one-act play of the identical identify. Tilda Swinton stars as a lady ready for her ex to return to choose up his baggage (metaphor alert) however he by no means exhibits. I’m just about down for something with Tilda in it. The Human Voice is due for launch later this 12 months.
Robin Wright directed and stars on this film about a lady who ventures into the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains to get away from a tragedy— the trailer suggests it has to do with the lack of a little one. She underestimates how brutal and troublesome it is going to be to outlive on her personal and is rescued by a native hunter performed by Demian Bichir. Land is slated to be launched in theaters February twelfth (although it appears doubtless with the whole lot happening which will get pushed again).