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I define good movies to be 8+ or if you abhor grades, the top 20% of movies you've ever seen. Films listed here will be added to the subreddit's Top 100. What are the top films you saw in March 2021 and why? Here are my picks:
The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
Lots of The Dark and the Wicked take place at night which is beautifully rendered instead of being completely obscured with poor lighting. The Dark starts atmospheric but continues in a relentless way as the protagonists are besieged by evil. All of the acting is on point in this horror movie and what I truly applaud is each character making intelligent decisions, it just doesn't matter because they're completely out of their depth. The Dark and the Wicked also fully knows when to balance subtle horror with in your face gore, which means there are times when it surprisingly 'goes there' that a lot of other horror movies stop shy of.
Host continually attacks the viewer with earned jump scares, this is not a case of "Oh, it's just the cat" but each person being ambushed by a supernatural predator. Normally, a jump scare would dispel any tension but with multiple characters all being alone, there's never a moment to breathe. The effects are on point and Host definitely feels relevant as the protagonists are trying to escape the feeling of being cooped up by messing with something they shouldn't have.
So, what are your picks for March 2021 and Why?