190: End of Year Show: Part 1

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2021. Overall, not the best of years, but what was it like at the movies? With cinema closed for much of the first half of the year, and most watching done online, did that mean a drop in film quality? Or was 2021 a classic film year?

At the Flicks · 190: End of Year Show: Part 1

To answer that question we have spoken to three friends of the show. We did cheat and also ask them to give us their top five movies and tried not to outstay our welcome when we asked what they are most looking forward to seeing in 2022.

First up we spoke to Emma (and if you haven’t subscribed to her excellent film newsletter, may I take this opportunity to do so – the link is below). Emma is a serious film watcher (easily rivalling At The Flicks reviewers Darren and Phil with her seen amount for the year), and has wonderfully eclectic tastes. Her top five is original and well worth tracking down. Then there is Elijah, our American reviewer. Again, another first rate selection and one Graham almost completely agrees with. After that we have top BBC reporter Steve Knibbs, with his take on the year. Once again, an excellent selection.

As we move into 2021, we at At The Flicks would like to say thank you to our listeners for staying with us this year, as we argued and championed various movies. We hope you have enjoyed the shows and we look forward to bringing you more next year in what we believe will be happier movie going times.

For now stay safe. We will be there for you with an incredible schedule of shows in 2022 and beyond.

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Emma’s Top 5

At number 5: Nobody

At number 4: Cruella

At number 3: Herself


At number 1: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Elijah’s Top 5

At number 5: Blush

At number 4: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

At number 3: No Time to Die

At number 2: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

At number 1: Dune

Steve’s Top 5

At number 5: The Dig

At number 4: A Quiet Place Part II

At number 3: Black Widow

At number 2: Free Guy

At number 1: No Time to Die

Film List

Below is a list of all the films and TV Shows referenced in this Podcast.

Emma’s Films

  • 101 Dalmatians (1996)
  • Breaking Bad (TV)
  • Cruella
  • Cruella 2
  • Father Christmas Is Back
  • Halloween Ends
  • Halloween H20
  • Halloween II
  • Halloween III : Season Of The Witch
  • Halloween Kills
  • Halloween Resurrection
  • Herself
  • John Wick
  • John Wick Chapter 4
  • Jurassic World : Dominion
  • Little Women (2019)
  • Maleficent
  • Mitchells Vs The Machines
  • Nobody
  • Pig
  • Renfield
  • Scream 5
  • The Banana Splits Movie
  • Tyrannosaur
  • Willy’s Wonderland

Elijahs Films

  • 21 Jump Street
  • Avengers : Endgame
  • Avengers : Infinity War
  • Batman (1989)
  • Ben Hur
  • Black Adam
  • Black Panther : Wakanda Forever
  • Black Widow
  • Blush
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
  • Copshop
  • Death On The Nile (2022)
  • Downton Abbey : A New Era
  • Dr Strange : Multiverse Of Madness
  • Dune (2021)
  • Dune Part 2
  • Gladiator
  • Hawkeye (TV)
  • King Arthur : Legend Of The Sword
  • King Richard
  • Last Night In Soho
  • Lightyear
  • Loki (TV)
  • Man From Uncle
  • Murder On The Orient Express (2017)
  • No Time To Die
  • Oblivion
  • Only The Brave
  • Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man : No Way Home
  • The Andy Griffiths Show (TV)
  • The Batman
  • The Eternals
  • The Flash
  • The Last Duel
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Mitchells Vs The Machines
  • The Northmen
  • The Rescue
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Those That Wish Me Dead
  • Top Gun : Maverick
  • Uncharted
  • WandaVision (TV)
  • War For The Planet Of The Apes
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Steve’s Films

  • Thank God It’s Friday
  • Top Gun
  • The Dig
  • Krampus
  • Downton Abbey
  • A Quiet Place Part II
  • Alien
  • A Quiet Place
  • Black Widow
  • The Eternals
  • Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
  • Free Guy
  • No Time To Die
  • Skyfall
  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum Of Solace
  • Dune (2021)
  • Don’t Breathe
  • Don’t Breathe 2
  • Uncharted
  • Tomb Raider
  • The Batman
  • 13 Lives
  • Dr Strange : Multiverse Of Madness
  • Spider-Man : No Way Home
  • Elvis
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Top Gun : Maverick
  • Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom
  • Avatar 2
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Belfast
  • The Book Of Boba Fett (TV)
  • The Mandalorian (TV)