TOP 5 MOVIES OF 2021 + Valdimar Jóhannsson on Lamb

Dec 16, 2021, 01:30 AM

Is it that time of the year already? Before the I Know That Face crew takes a short break in the new year, we're sharing our annual discussion of the best films of the past 12 months with you. 2021, like its predecessor, was a strange year for movies. Superhero cinema came back in a big way and along with low-budget horror reasserted its claim to the box office throne. Many delayed films such as The Last Duel, The French Dispatch and Last Night in Soho finally came out and none of them ended up on our respective lists. Andrew sings the praises of nihilistic horror fare like David Prior's The Empty Man and Shudder's The Medium while also spotlighting Kristen Stewart's powerhouse performance in Pablo Larrain's Spencer. Both Andrew and Stephen loved Malignant and two similar but very different Mads Mikkelsen movies. Stephen also takes a rewarding dive into the surreal M. Night Shyamalan's Old and the Nicolas Cage vengeance vehicle Pig, before chatting at the end of the episode to Valdimar Jóhannsson, the co-writer and director of the Noomi Rapace starring Lamb. Thanks for listening and see you in 2022.

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Andrew's Top 5: 5. The Empty Man / 4. The Medium / 3. Riders of Justice / 2. Malignant / 1. Spencer

Stephen's Top 5: 5. Another Round / 4. Old / 3. Malignant / 2. Petite Maman / 1. Pig

Intro and Outro Music: No Boundaries (motorik groove) by Keshco.