African-American film critics name the 10 best films of 2021 – deadline


The African American Film Critics Association announced Wednesday that it has selected Netflix’s Western film. The more they fall, King Richard, Respect, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Passing, Belfast, Who We Are, House of Gucci, The Power of the Dog and West side storagey in the group’s Top 10 films of the year.

The AAFCA will unveil the winners at the 13th Annual AAFCA Awards on January 17, 2022 in 15 competitive film categories, with an in-person ceremony scheduled for March 2 in Los Angeles.

The more they fall, directed and co-written by Jeymes Samuel and premiered at this year’s London Film Festival, hit around 600 theaters in October ahead of its debut on the streamer on November 3. He was No.1 among all streamers the week he debuted, according to Nielsen.

“This year’s Top 10 selections are a testament to the importance of history in informing who we are, as a people and as a community,” said today the president and co-founder of the AAFCA, “Although our best film The more they fall from Netflix is ​​a fictional western, it introduced the world to an incredible array of real-life black cowboys and cowgirls who helped transform the West, prompting many to discover the leading role that blacks play. starred in this historic chapter in American history that has long been a staple genre in Hollywood.

Robertson added: “With Richard Williams in king richard and Aretha Franklin in Respect, you get a review of two figures who have left an indelible mark on society and global culture. Mr. Williams, by cultivating the talent of his daughters, Venus and Serena, has forever transformed tennis. Their success has become an open door through which others can enter a sport that has always been very closed to them, ”said Robertson. “Obviously, not enough can be said about Ms. Aretha Franklin who shaped and transformed the world through her music. These films, along with the rest of the AAFCA Top 10 Films for 2021, celebrate culture, history and the makers of history. The AAFCA is delighted to recognize their contributions to cinema.

The AAFCA is made up of journalists covering print, television, radio and digital media. Last year it picked the eventual Oscar nominee for Best Picture Judas and the Black Messiah like his best picture. Its selections this year follow the New York Film Critics Circle’s first critics group, which voted the Drive my car like his movie of the year last week.

Here is the full list of this year’s AAFC award winners:

The more they fall

king richard


Macbeth’s tragedy

Who passed


Who we are

Gucci House

The power of the dog

West Side Story


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