With cinemas around the world closed for much of the last year, it’s a real joy to now start seeing them reopening again. Films have helped many of us get through the long days of lockdown but there’s just nothing quite like watching a film in the cinema. The reopening of cinemas coincides with the release of a lot of films that have had their 2020 release dates delayed. Here’s a run down of the top films you must see this summer.
With a historic best-picture win at the Oscars, Nomadland is definitely not one to miss. The story follows a woman in her sixties who, having lost everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey in her van across the American midwest. Although the film is slow paced and has been described as a downer of a story, the acting is fantastic. Based on the 2017 non-fiction book ‘Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder’ it also stars a number of real-life nomads starring as fictional versions of themselves. Nomadland was released in cinemas in the United States in January 2021 and can now be streamed on Hulu.
No Time to Die
The long anticipated new James Bond film, the first since Spectre in 2015, is now set for release this autumn. The film depicts Bond having left active service hoping to enjoy a tranquil existence in Jamaica. However, his retirement is short-lived when an old friend from the CIA shows up and asks for help. Bond is led onto the trail of a mysterious villain amed with new and dangerous technology as he attempts to rescue a kidnapped scientist. Bond’s classic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 returns in this film much to the joy of all you car enthusiasts out there. For you die-hard fans who fancy yourselves as the next James Bond, no deposit finance can put you behind the wheel of a new car in no time. With the release date pushed back several times you could find yourself behind the wheel of your new car before we see Bond behind his.
Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar
At the other end of the spectrum we have this American comedy from the writers and stars of Bridesmaids (2011). The story follows the pair of lifelong friends as they leave the Midwest for the first time and embark on a journey to Florida where they find themselves in all manner of trouble. Whilst this may at first appear to be the kind of mass-appeal comedy you would expect from these stars, it is of a much zanier brand. Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar has been dubbed as an old-fashioned romp that doesn’t take itself seriously at all, which really forms the basis of its appeal. A silly, funny film that will certainly brighten up your day.