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This week Paul and Flick wrap up the year with their collective Top 10 New Films of 2021... plus their individual Top New Discoveries (not necessarily from 2021)!

Top 10 of 2021:

1. The Power Of The Dog (Jane Campion, 2021)

2. Pig (Michael Sarnoski, 2021)

3. The Nest (Sean Durkin, 2020)

4. Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (Kier-La Janisse, 2021)

5. Jesus And The Black Messiah (Shaka King, 2021)

6. First Cow (Kelly Reichardt, 2019)

7. Lamb (Valdimar Jóhannsson, 2021)

8. Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell, 2020)

9. Titane (Julia Ducournau, 2021)

10. The Sparks Brothers (Edgar Wright, 2021)


Paul's Top 5 New Discoveries

1. Seven Up! (Michael Apted, 1964-2019)

2. Night Moves (Arthur Penn, 1975)

3. The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921)

4. Betty Blue (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986)

5. Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan, 1986)


Flick's Top 5 New Discoveries

1. Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, 2020)

2. Paddington 2 (Paul King, 2017)

3. Mr Inbetween (Nash Edgerton, 20018-2021)

4. Brand New Cherry Flavour (Nick Antosca, Lenore Zion, 2021)

5. I May Destroy You (Sam Miller, Michaela Coel, 2020)


Playlist for Primal Screen – 13 December 2021
  • She's Not ThereThe Zombies
  • 25 YearsJonny Greenwood

About this program

Primal Screen is a show all about screen culture - from movies on the big screen to whatever you're streaming. It's a mix of new releases and retrospective film and television reviews, plus interviews with film practitioners and industry professionals.

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

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