AWARDS SHORTLIST: Best Film of 2021

It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2021? Over the next week we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 15 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2021.

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AWARDS: MONSTAS: Our best film of 2021 so far

We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2020 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2021 so far and what’s to come. Previous winners in this category are 2020 Enola Holmes, 2019: Booksmart, 2018: The Happy Prince, 2017: God’s Own Country, 2016: The Pass, 2015: Amy.

  • Read on for our top 5 best films of 2021 so far and our hopes for the next 5 months
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FILM REVIEW: The Prom starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Keegan Michael-Key & Nicole Kidman

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: Netflix

‘Listen you bigoted monsters, just who do you think you are? Your prejudice and your repression won’t get past this Broadway star,’ sings Meryl Streep (pictured centre above) as two-time Tony Award winner Dee Dee Allen on a high school visit to champion a lesbian student unable to take her girlfriend to the prom.

  • Read on for reasons including how there are some 5* moments here to savour
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