FC Podcast Episode 4: 2021 – Year in Review
The new Furious Cinema Podcast is a show hosted by Pete and Seb. Join us for discussions on our favorite movies as well as other topics of interest.
On the long awaited fourth episode of the Furious Cinema Podcast, those Mad As Hell movie geeks Pete & Seb are back with their favorite film experiences of 2021, both new and old.
Here are the films discussed in the episode.
Pete’s top five new films watched in 2021
- Spider Man – No Way Home Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- Nobody Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- Pig Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- Summer of Soul Amazon.co.uk
- Sweet Thing Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
Pete’s Honorable mentions: Red Rocket, Suicide Squad, The Beatles: Get Back. He still needs to see Licorice Pizza.
Pete’s top five older discoveries or rediscoveries in 2021:
- 1. Silent Running (1972) Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- 2. Kenny and Co. (1976) Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- 3. Newman’s Law (1974) Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- 4. Brother John (1971) Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- 5. Mike’s Murder (1984) Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
Seb’s top five new films watched in 2021 (not in order)
- Passing (Netflix)
- Dune Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- The White Tiger (Netflix)
- Nomadland Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- The Wolf Hour Amazon.com (DVD) Amazon.de (BluRay)
He also mentioned One night in Miami and Fatherhood (both Netflix) as runners up and has yet to see such eagerly awaited movies as Wright’s Last Night in Soho or Verhoeven’s Benedetta.
Seb’s top five older discoveries or rediscoveries in 2021:
- 1. C.C. & Company (1970) Amazon.co.uk
- 2. 3:10 to Yuma (1957) Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- 3. Commandos (1968) (uncut HD on Netflix Europe)
- 4. The Yakuza (1975) Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- 5. Wild Search (1989) Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk (new: review on Furious Cinema)
Honorable mentions for Seb in this category are Cool Hand Luke, Ice Cold in Alex, The Professionals, 100 Rifles, Geronimo, Marlina, Motherless Brooklyn, The Endless Summer and City of Tiny Lights.
There was a short mention of disappointments, Seb had huge hopes for finally watching the Once Upon a Time in China trilogy (there are six films in total, four of them with Jet Li) but found them to be a huge letdown. There’s a Criterion Box set (Amazon.com) and a Box in the UK minus the non-Jet sequels (Amazon.co.uk).
2021 Home video release picks in this episode
- Breakdown Amazon.com
- Citizen Kane 4K Amazon.com
- Runaway Train Amazon.com
- Lady in A Cage Amazon.com
- Straight Time. Amazon.com
- Shaw Scope Vol.1 Amazon.com
- True Romance 4K Amazon.co.uk
- The Burglars Amazon.de Amazon.co.uk
- The Great Silence (UK) Amazon.co.uk
- Vengeance Trails Box set Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- Years of Lead box set Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk
- Wild Search (Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk) and/or Full Alert (Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk) Eureka
- Wong Kar Wai Box set (Amazon.com) or German Happy Together 4K (Amazon.de) / In the Mood for Love 4K (Amazon.de)
- Movies from this episode on a dedicated Letterboxed list: see here
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