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Best Films of 2021 - Ep #101 Special

Season 1, Ep. 101

We’ve gone dark for the last 12 months but are back for a special episode to recap the year in cinema. With all the variables around cinemas and distribution in mind, we’re just going to include any new feature films we saw this year, some may have gotten wide or limited releases here in Ireland, some may not!

Páraic's Top 10 of 2021

1) Pig (

2) Riders of Justice (Youtube)

3) Dune (Youtube)

4) C'mon C'mon (In Cinemas Now)

5) King Rocker (NowTV)

6) Herself (Available for pre-order)

7) The French Dispatch (Youtube)

8) The Nest (Available for pre-order)

9) In the Earth (Youtube)

10) Boys from County Hell (Youtube)

Nigel's Top 10 of 2021:

1. The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

2. C'mon C'mon (In Cinemas Now)

3. Minari (Online Rental)

4. The Nest (Available for pre-order)

5. Dune (YouTube)

6. The Crime of the Century (NowTV, Sky Go)

7. King Richard (Google Play)

8. Pig (

9. Herself (Available for pre-order)

10. Pieces of a Woman (Netflix)

** Páraic's almost made it list (all Oscar nominees): The Father / Promising Young Woman / Sound of Metal / Minari / Judas and the Black Messiah

** Nigel's almost made it list: In the Heights / West Side Story / Tick Tick Boom / Nomadland / Eternals / Nobody / Last Night in Soho / Judas and the Black Messiah / Old / Spencer

NOTE: We mention on the recording that some films are available on Amazon Prime, however it seems this is territory specific. Check your local service before giving Jeff Bezos your cash!

Special thanks to producer Lisa McGeough

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