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8 min read · July 1st 2021

Blogging the Reel World 2021 (pt. 2)

2020 witnessed the demand for online entertainment surge when the world went into lockdown. At the start of 2021 COVID cases were dropping and restrictions were slowly being uplifted there was a hope for atleast some normalcy. Of all the things/ activities that became practiacally impossible because of the pandemic, not going to movie theatres has been the most difficult. I really miss everything about the movies, the big screen, the overpriced popcorn and coke, the pitch black dark hall and most importantly knowing that a room full of people are going through the same emotions as you are throughout the film.

Miss Movie Theatres

But the initial months of 2021 were just the calm before the storm. According to BBC News on 10 February, at the start of the second wave, India confirmed 11,000 cases - and in the next 50 days, the daily average was around 22,000 cases. But in the following 10 days, cases rose sharply with the daily average reaching 89,800. By April 15, there was a lockdown announced where I live. And with that I had to fall back on online streaming services for entertainment. (I would have honestly died of boredom if it had not been for Netflix, Prime and others..) But this year, I tried to seek a more collective experience when I consumed content. Most of the TV shows/ movies that I saw where with (virtual) company. It cannot match the of going elation and excitment of going to the movies but given the unprecedented times, for me it was the best experience ever!


Movie NameRatingGenre
The Platform⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Thriller/Sci-fi
The Perfection⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Horror/Thriller
The Imitation Game⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐War/Drama
I Care a Lot⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Thriller/Comedy
Sketchy Behaviour⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Comedy
Gerald’s Game⭐⭐⭐⭐Horror/Thriller
The Lovebirds⭐⭐⭐⭐Action/Adventure
The Invitation⭐⭐⭐⭐Thriller/Horror
Godzilla: King of the Monsters⭐⭐⭐⭐Sci-fi/Action
The Silence⭐⭐⭐⭐Horror/Thriller
The Terminal⭐⭐⭐⭐Romance/Drama
Along Came A Spider⭐⭐⭐⭐Thriller/Mystery
The Judge⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama/Comedy-drama
The Truman Show⭐⭐⭐⭐Sci-fi/Drama
The Woman in the Window⭐⭐⭐⭐Mystery/Drama
The Cabin in the Woods⭐⭐⭐Horror/Comedy
In the Shadow of the Moon⭐⭐⭐Thriller/Sci-fi
Happy Death Day 2U⭐⭐⭐Thriller/Slasher
Deadly Illusions⭐⭐⭐Drama/Thriller
Crazy Rich Asians⭐⭐⭐Romance/Comedy-drama
Catch Me If You Can⭐⭐⭐Crime/Drama
Sushi by Biswa Kalyan Rath⭐⭐⭐Comedy
My Führer – The Really Truest Truth about Adolf Hitler⭐⭐War/Comedy


Movie NameRatingGenre
Super 30⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama
AK vs AK⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama/Comedy
Mission Mangal⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama/Sci-fi
Tumhari Sulu⭐⭐⭐Drama/Comedy
Ginny Weds Sunny⭐⭐⭐Comedy
Fanney Khan⭐⭐⭐Musical/Drama
Serious Men⭐⭐Drama
Mumbai Saga⭐⭐Action/Crime
U Turn⭐⭐Mystery/Crime


Movie NameRatingGenre
Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Documentary
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Legacy Brought to Screen⭐⭐⭐⭐Documentary


Movie NameRatingGenre
Hotel Transylvania 2⭐⭐⭐⭐Family/Comedy
The Grinch⭐⭐⭐Family/Comedy


Hannibal Lecter Series⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Thriller/Crime
The Godfather Trilogy⭐⭐⭐⭐Mafia/ Crime/ Drama
Deepa Mehta’s Elements Trilogy⭐⭐⭐⭐Romance/ Drama
Vishal BhardwajTrilogy⭐⭐⭐⭐Romance/ Drama
Before Trilogy⭐⭐⭐⭐Romance/Indie film
Hangover Series⭐⭐⭐⭐Comedy
Lord of the Rings⭐⭐⭐⭐Film series


Anime NameRatingGenre
Jujutsu Kaisen⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Adventure fiction/Dark fantasy/Occult Fiction
Another⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Horror/ Drama/ Thriller
Tower of God⭐⭐⭐⭐Adventure

TV Series

Series NameRatingGenre
Schitts Creek⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Sitcom
Behind Her Eyes⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Psychological thriller
The Good Doctor⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Medical Drama
The Queen’s Gambit⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Historical film
The Bold Type⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama
The Haunting of Hill House⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Horror
The Haunting of Bly Manor⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Horror/ Drama
The Family Man⭐⭐⭐⭐Action
The Sinner⭐⭐⭐⭐Thriller
Dead to Me⭐⭐⭐⭐Comedy
Rick and Morty⭐⭐⭐⭐Sitcom
Comicstaan Season 2⭐⭐⭐⭐Comedy-series
Ginny and Georgia⭐⭐⭐Comedy-drama
Comicstaan Season 1⭐⭐⭐Comedy-series
Who killed Sara?⭐⭐⭐Thriller
Kota Factory⭐⭐⭐Comedy

Oscars 2021 Nominations

Movie NameRatingGenre
The Trial of the Chicago 7⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama
Promising Young Woman⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Thriller/Comedy
The Father⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama
Sound of Metal⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama/ Music
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom⭐⭐⭐⭐Drama/Musical
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm⭐⭐⭐⭐Comedy/Mockumentary
White Tiger⭐⭐⭐Drama/ Crime
News of the World⭐⭐⭐Western/Drama
The United States vs Billie Holiday⭐⭐⭐Drama/Music
The One and Only Ivan⭐⭐⭐Adventure/Drama
Da 5 Bloods⭐⭐⭐War/Drama
Love and Monsters⭐⭐⭐Comedy/Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Hillbilly Elegy⭐⭐Drama
One Night in Miami⭐⭐Drama
The Midnight Sky⭐⭐Sci-fi/Drama


Movie NameRatingGenre
Over the Moon⭐⭐Family/Musical

International Films

Movie NameRatingGenre
Better Days⭐⭐⭐⭐Romance/Drama
La Vita Davanti A se (The life Ahead)⭐⭐⭐Drama


Movie NameRatingGenre
Crip Camp⭐⭐⭐⭐Documentary

Live Action Short Films

Movie NameRatingGenre
Two Distant Strangers⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Short/Drama
The Letter Room⭐⭐⭐⭐Short/Drama
Feeling Through⭐⭐⭐⭐Short/Drama
The Present⭐⭐⭐Short/Drama

Animated Short Films

Movie NameRatingGenre
If anything happens I love you⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Short
Yes People⭐⭐⭐Short

A huge shoutout to Darshee for organizing the Oscars and Trilogies Movie Marathon. Thank you Nirja, Soham, Sejal, Shaheen, Madhav, Vrushti and everybody else for keeping me company! Looking forward to the content I see for part 3. See you in 6 months! 😊💜


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