Directors on Directors: Filmmakers Analyze 2021 Favorites From ‘In the Heights’ to ‘The Harder They Fall’

Mira Nair Olivia Wilde George Miller
Nair & Miller: AP; Wilde: Sam Jones

In these 15 exclusive essays, helmers analyze, probe and mostly praise their favorite films and filmmakers of 2021. Whether they are musicals or westerns, from debut directors or veterans, the year’s movies that wowed the rest of us also won over their peers.