Due to COVID-19, theaters closed their doors and film production halted in 2020. Because of this, production studios stopped releasing their films, hoping that 2021 would provide audiences that could go out to theaters. Thankfully, theaters across the world are reopening and films are coming out once again. Here are three must-watch films coming out this year.
Written and directed by Rose Glass.
A24’s “Saint Maud” already came out in the United Kingdom. Now, theaters in the United States will begin showing “Saint Maud” on Jan. 29. It is a religious thriller about an obsessive hospice nurse whose past comes to haunt her.
“Saint Maud” is Glass’s feature-length film debut. With a 97% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, “Saint Maud” is not a film you want to miss out on.
Directed by Chad Hartigan
“Little Fish” is a sci-fi romance from IFC Films being released on Feb. 5. In the movie, Emma and Jude, played by Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell, struggle to protect their relationship as an Alzheimer’s-like virus slowly erases their memories of each other.
After its release was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic “Little Fish” premiered this fall at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Philadelphia Film Festival. Director Chad Hartigan was nominated for Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Directed by Miguel Sapochnik
Tom Hanks and Caleb Landry Jones star in “BIOS,” a post-apocalyptic movie written by Craig Luck and Ivor Powell. In the film, Hanks plays one of the last men on earth as he builds a robot that will take care of his dog, Goodyear, when he dies.
“BIOS” is Luck’s first feature-film screenplay. Universal Studios slated the film to release in October 2020, but held off due to the closures of movie theaters. It is a must-watch for dog and movie lovers alike. “BIOS” will be in theaters on April 16.