In the past five years, I shared a year-end list of the films I saw throughout 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. For 2021, I decided to do this monthly and share a list of the films I saw during each month of the year. These are the films I saw in April, which make up a total of 7 titles. As always, films marked with a heart (❤) are my favourites.
- Hillbilly Elegy (2020) | Starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso
- Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) | Starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman
- Minari (2020) | Starring Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim and Youn Yuh-jung
- Nomadland (2020) | Starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn and Swankie
- Pieces of a Woman (2020) | Starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf and Ellen Burstyn
- The Father (2020) | Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman and Mark Gatiss
- ❤ The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) | Starring Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen
April was a slow month in regards to movie watching on my part. I only watched 7 films, all of which were nominated for this year's Academy Awards. My favourite of the bunch was definitely The Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by the genius that is Aaron Sorkin.
I think The Trial of the Chicago 7 might be my number one favourite film of 2020. Aaron Sorkin is an expert storyteller and I love how he structured the film, going back and forth between the trial and the events that led up to it. Everyone in the cast is also outstanding, especially Sacha Baron Cohen, who just «steals the show,» as some reviewer put it. I only knew him from his comedy stuff, which I'm not really a fan of, but I was mesmerized by his performance as Abbie Hoffman. Even though I think Daniel Kaluuya was amazing in Judas and the Black Messiah (2020), if it had been up to me, Sacha Baron-Cohen would have won that Oscar.
And that's it. These are the films I watched in April. Have you seen any of them?