top films of far!
by lyall carter

What a year of film it's far!

From festival darlings to Hollywood, popcorn blockbusters, documentaries, dramas, sequels and prequels - we've had it all.

Now that we're mid way through 2021, here are my favourite films of 2021 so far.


Collective is one of the most devastatingly powerful films in recent memory and stands as a rallying cry and a warning of the absolute necessity of normal, ordinary citizens speaking truth to power. Go and see it today.

Coming soon to disc and digital.

the dissident

The Dissident plays as a blockbusting thriller that you have to constantly remind yourself isn’t fiction. It will equally enthral and horrify and will leave you with a multitude of questions long after the credits roll. An absolute hands down masterpiece from a director at the very heights of his craft.

Coming soon to disc and digital.

the father

Anthony Hopkins gives a devastatingly divine performance in The Father in one of 2021’s best films that will break you, heal you, embrace you warmly and give you incredible insight into one of society's hidden afflictions.

Coming soon to disc and digital. 

i care a lot

I Care A Lot is a delicious and original thriller, confounding preconceived ideas of the genre with a chilling yet darkly delightful performance from Rosamund Pike. One of 2021’s best.

Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

in the heights

A raucous, top tapping and tear jerking joy filled ode to the beauty that can be found in humanity, In the Heights is not only one of the best films of the year but a sure fire classic.

Now showing in NZ cinemas.


Luca is an adorable and touching ode to childhood friendship with the inventive storytelling and gorgeous animation we’ve come to expect from Pixar. 

Now streaming on Disney Plus. 


Minari is an ode to the American dream, a tribute to the indomitable human spirit and a timely reminder of the importance of family. Minari is a cinematic triumph.

Available now on disc and digital.

Nobody is a completely fresh take on the action flick with bone crunching, organ poppin’ blood splattered action that will thrill and entertain you all while having you in a fit of side splitting laughter. 

Available now on disc and digital. 

promising young woman

Promising Young Woman is about as perfect as a movie can get. Make sure you catch this in cinemas. It's gonna be a cult classic.

Available now on disc and digital. 

Nomadland is a cinematic wonder to behold that not only deftly takes a wide variety of issues from consumerism to grief by the scruff of the neck, but brings humanity to the 'forgotten' people of our world.

Now streaming on Disney Plus. 

a quiet place part ii
raya and the last dragon

As good as the first and filled with more edge of your seat thrills, A Quiet Place: Part II begs to be seen on the biggest screen possible. Blockbuster filmmaking at its very, very best. One of my hands down favorite films of 2021.

Now showing in NZ cinemas.

Raya and the Last Dragon is an action packed fantasy film, with gorgeous animation and a whole lot of humor, heart and hope. A Disney classic in the making.

Now streaming on Disney Plus. 


Supernova is an intimate tale of love marred by suffering with masterful performances from Firth and Tucci. One of 2021’s best films.

Coming soon to disc and digital. 

wrath of man

Wrath of Man is a taunt thriller, stacked to the gunnels with action that takes nearly every expectation you have of a Guy Ritchie action flick and dumps them on their head in the best possible way. One of 2021’s best films.

Available on digital. Coming soon to disc. 

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