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“King Richard”

Will Smith is most likely going to win an Oscar for this movie. That should be enough incentive to tune in. If you need more convincing, this tells the story of Venus and Serena Williams’ rise in the tennis world and the help they received from their father, Richard Williams. 

Although I think that there are stronger performances this year — this is what we call foreshadowing — “King Richard” was my favorite “feel good” movie of 2021, beating “Belfast” and “CODA”. I might be a little biased as a former tennis player, but I found this movie to be so impressive in both the acting and tennis ability of its young stars. On top of this, I felt that Aunjanue Ellis gave one of the best performances of this year as the Williams sisters’ mother.

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