Under normal circumstances, the first few weeks of the year are light on new releases, and generally reserved for expanding the theatrical releases of the awards contenders that got a December 30th limited release to be awards eligible. Or we get a schlocky horror movie that no one was gonna see anyway and has no real competition in some markets, so might as well put it up against the 5th week of whatever mega-blockbuster had the mid-December release date. In 2021, we’ve got just two 2020 releases going to streaming, a festival winner and an Irish drama, and a generic looking erotic(?) thriller going to VOD/Home Cinema.
Pieces of a Woman
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó, written by Kata Wéber, starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Fails and Ellen Burstyn.
Note: This film premiered at the Venice Film Festival this past fall, and had a short theatrical run at the end of the year.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, written by Malcolm Campbell and Clare Dunne, starring Dunne, Harriet Walter, Molly McCann, Ruby Rose O’Hara, Cathy Belton, Rebecca O’Mara, Ericka Roe, Ian Lloyd Anderson, and Conleth Hill.
Directed by Deon Taylor, written by David Loughery, starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Damaris Lewis, Danny Pino, and Geoffrey Owens.