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This week Paul, Sally and Flick wrap up 2020 with their Top 10 New Releases of the year... PLUS having spent many locked down months digging deep into the online streaming vaults and discovering dozens of releases they'd never seen before, they also share their Top 5 Retro Revelations!

Top 10 of 2020:

  1. UNCUT GEMS (unanimous pick)
  2. IN FABRIC (unanimous pick)
  3. THE LIGHTHOUSE (2 votes)
  4. THE ASSISTANT (2 votes)
  5. DISCLOSURE: TRANS LIVES ON SCREEN (2 votes) 
  6. HOST (2 votes)
  7. WELCOME TO CHECHNYA (2 votes)

Equal 8th (all 1 vote each)

ATLANTIS

BAD EDUCATION

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

BORAT: SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

COME TO DADDY

IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE

LA LLORONA

MORGANA: A DOCUMENTARY FILM

SHE DIES TOMORROW

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG

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Sally's Top 5 Retros:

  1. MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR LAWRENCE (1983) SBS
  2. EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960) Kanopy
  3. FREEWAY (1996) Prime
  4. SHOOT THE MOON (1982) VOD rental
  5. FIST OF FURY (1972) SBS

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Flick's Top 5 Retros:

  1. KATALIN VARGA (2009) Mubi
  2. ALWAYS SHINE (2016) SBS/Kanopy
  3. THE ADDICTION (1994) Prime
  4. MOTHER (2009) SBS
  5. SENNA (2010) VOD rental

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Paul's Top 5 Retros:

  1. BOTTLE ROCKET (1996) VOD rental
  2. MORVERN CALLAR (2002) Prime/Kanopy
  3. SLEUTH (1972) Prime/Mubi
  4. LOLA (1961) Stan
  5. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) Stan
Playlist for Primal Screen – 14 December 2020
  • What A YearAlex Lloyd
  • ArrivalMark Korven

About this program

Primal Screen is a show about movies, from the ones on the big screen to the ones you stream. A mix of new release and retrospective film and television reviews and interviews with film practitioners. Presented by Flick Ford with regular guest critics Lisa Kovacevic, Cerise Howard, Will Cox, Emma Westwood and more.

Hosted and produced by Flick Ford.
Podcast editing and social media by Kelsey Pettifer.

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