Film reviews and more since 2009

Steve’s Top 10 Films of 2021

Featuring a documentary on a rapper’s final year, a colorful comedy, and a stellar drama you probably know nothing about.

Licorice Pizza (2021)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s cozy, dreamlike 70s romp makes for the feel-good experience of 2021.

Bye, mom: Remembering my mother, Mary Pulaski

Mary Pulaski (1963 – 2021)
My best friend, confidant, #1 fan, and so much more

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

★★★

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

★★★½

South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID (2021)
South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID (2021)

★★½

The Murders at Starved Rock (2021)
The Murders at Starved Rock (2021)

★★★

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

★★

It Started in Naples (1960)
It Started in Naples (1960)

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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

★★★

West Side Story (2021)
West Side Story (2021)

★★★½

Joe calls “House of Gucci” one of the most disappointing films of 2021
Joe calls “House of Gucci” one of the most disappointing films of 2021

“Across the Spider-Verse” reaction: “It’s a great time to be a Spider-Man” fan | Sleepless with Steve
“Across the Spider-Verse” reaction: “It’s a great time to be a Spider-Man” fan | Sleepless with Steve

Reacting to Alec Baldwin’s post-“Rust” interview: “I did not pull the trigger”
Reacting to Alec Baldwin’s post-“Rust” interview: “I did not pull the trigger”

The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix (1999)

★★★½

West Side Story (1961)
West Side Story (1961)

★★★

Lin-Manuel Miranda does Jonathan Larson justice with “Tick, Tick… Boom”
Lin-Manuel Miranda does Jonathan Larson justice with “Tick, Tick… Boom”

Steve on “Ghostbusters: Afterlife:” “It’s one long Easter egg hunt”
Steve on “Ghostbusters: Afterlife:” “It’s one long Easter egg hunt”

San Francisco (1936)
San Francisco (1936)

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Listening to Kenny G (2021)
Listening to Kenny G (2021)

★★★

The Humans (2021)
The Humans (2021)

★★★

Teacher’s Pet (1958)
Teacher’s Pet (1958)

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8-Bit Christmas (2021)
8-Bit Christmas (2021)

★★★

A Holiday Chance (2021)
A Holiday Chance (2021)

DMX: Don’t Try to Understand (2021)
DMX: Don’t Try to Understand (2021)

★★★½

South Park: Post COVID (2021)
South Park: Post COVID (2021)

★★★½

South Park: The Pandemic Special (2020)
South Park: The Pandemic Special (2020)

★★★

South ParQ: Vaccination Special (2021)
South ParQ: Vaccination Special (2021)

★★★

House of Gucci (2021)
House of Gucci (2021)

★★½

Clerk (2021)
Clerk (2021)

★★★

Happiest Season (2020)
Happiest Season (2020)

★★★

Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” short shows her talents as a director and storyteller
Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” short shows her talents as a director and storyteller

Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” shows a different kind of summer of ’69
Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” shows a different kind of summer of ’69

Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021)
Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021)

★★½

King Richard (2021)
King Richard (2021)

★★★

Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)

★★★½

About Steve Pulaski

Steve Pulaski has been reviewing movies since 2009 for a barrage of different outlets. He graduated North Central College in 2018 and currently works as an on-air radio personality in North Central Illinois. He also hosts a weekly movie podcast called "Sleepless with Steve," dedicated to film and the film industry, on his YouTube channel. In addition to writing, he's a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and has two cats, appropriately named Siskel and Ebert!

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