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Film Frak Comfort Food Podcast: Episode 4 – The Bill & Ted Trilogy

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Film Frak Comfort Food Podcast: Episode 4 – The Bill & Ted Trilogy

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Welcome Frakkers, *gestures with hand over heart*

Film Frak Adam and Jon head to San Dimas for a most triumphant return to their Comfort Food Podcast series. (Watch our previous Episode where we answer the eternal question Terminator vs T2, which is better HERE)

Strange things were afoot at the Circle-K when we watched BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY before screening the brand new chapter BILL & TED: FACE THE MUSIC...

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From The Vault: Sean Connery’s 15 Best Films

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From The Vault: Sean Connery’s 15 Best Films

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On this the day of Sir Sean Connery’s 90th Birthday Film Frak Adam is sharing a FROM THE VAULT post written 13 years ago as a 77th Birthday and Retirement celebration.

It’s been a long while since Film Frak Adam contributed a FROM THE VAULT post so here’s a brief explanation. Before Film Frak Adam was the Frakker he was John Doe and like everything else in this universe all cinema itself is interconnected on a molecular level. Slowly over time he plans to import many of his older reviews over to this new site under the banner of FROM THE VAULT. The format is simple, anytime he reviews a film here and it can be thematically (actor, Director, narrative etc) linked to a previous critique from the old site he will be sharing...

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Film Frak Comfort Food Podcast: Episode 3 – The Terminator vs Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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There’s a storm coming Frakkers,

Film Frak Adam and Jon continue their Comfort Food Flicks series with something a little different.

In Episode 3 we throw down about a subject that has torn them apart since we met. We are going to try and answer one of the most argued questions in the history of cinema, which is the superior film THE TERMINATOR (1984) or TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY

Listen, and understand! Film Frak is out there! We can’t be bargained with. We can’t be reasoned with. We don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And we absolutely will not stop… ever, until we have an answer!

Every cinema lover ha...

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All Hail The Popcorn King (2020)

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ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING (2020)

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A review by Adam Lovett

Director: Hansi Oppenheimer

Starring: Joe R.Lansdale, Bruce Campbell, James Purefoy, Joe Hill, Don Coscarelli, Mick Garris, Amber Benson

ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING is a no bullshit documentary about a no bullshit man. Made by a fan for fans.

Prolific pulp Author and screenwriter Joe R. Lansdale has written over 50 novels and 500 short stories in the western, horror, mystery and science fiction genres. He’s penned comics and written for TV and film including BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES and MASTERS OF HORROR. Has had his work adapted memorably to the screen with the likes of BUBBA HO-TEP, COLD IN JULY and the TV series HAP & LEONARD...

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FRANCES FERGUSON (2019)

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FRANCES FERGUSON (2019)

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Screening as part of the 2020 Perth Revelation Film Festival’s COUCHED online line-up from July 9th-19th.  To purchase tickets, see schedules and additional information visit the official page HERE 

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Frances Ferguson (2020)

A review by Adam Lovett

Writer/Director: Bob Byington

Starring: Kaley Wheless, Nick Offerman, Martin Starr, Jennifer Prediger, Keith Poulson, John Gatins

“Was this breaking the law?” our narrator asks repeatedly in this probing dark satire. It’s a question that can be aimed at multiple targets. Taking a dry ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT mockumentary approach this disquieting comedy is genuinely uncomfortable while amusing with its sensationalism free approach to a real-life sex scandal...

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FILM FRAK Comfort Food Podcast: Episode 2

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Greetings Frakkers.

Welcome to our second retro podcast special Comfort Food Flicks series.

You can watch Part 1 HERE

For those who missed last week’s launch. Here’s a quick rundown of what we are talking about.

During these “unprecedented” times of global turmoil and isolation we decided to list some of our Comfort Food Flicks.

Different from Favourites these are like the Chicken Soup of cinema to us. The films Jon and I turn to in challenging times to escape into the magical world of moving pictures. Movies we know inside out that have become part of our DNA. They are more like old friends at this point there to make us smile and remind us why we are addicted to the medium.

This episode Jon talks...

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Siberia (2020)

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SIBERIA (2020)

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Screening as part of the 2020 Perth Revelation Film Festival’s COUCHED online line-up from July 9th-19th. To purchase tickets, see schedules and additional information visit the official page HERE 

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Siberia (2020)

A review by Adam Lovett

Writer/Director: Abel Ferrara
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Dounia Sichov, Simon McBurney, Laurent Arnatsiaq

“I want to see if we can really film dreams—our fears, our regrets, our nostalgia.”Abel Ferrara for Sundance 

Our dreams seldom if ever make complete sense in the waking hours. More often than not they are utterly bewildering. That doesn’t mean we don’t find reward in the search for their meaning or recalling certain searing images from within them...

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Forman vs Forman (2020)

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Screening as part of the 2020 Perth Revelation Film Festival’s COUCHED online line-up from July 9th-19th.To purchase tickets, see schedules and additional information visit the official page HERE 

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FORMAN vs FORMAN (2020)

A review by Adam Lovett

Director(s): Jakub Hejna, Helena Trestíková

Starring: Milos Forman

Oscar winning Director Milos Formans’ daunting filmography includes ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST, AMADEUS, THE PEOPLE VERSUS LARRY FLYNT and MAN ON THE MOON. That alone would be enough to warrant an examination of his life but as the documentary FORMAN vs. FORMAN reveals his personal story is one that carries all the themes and ideals of his work. The pulsing desire for freedom of expression, of self. An inherit revolution against oppressive authority, or limitations...

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The Rise of the Synths (2020)

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Screening as part of the 2020 Perth Revelation Film Festival’s COUCHED online line-up from July 9th-19th. To purchase tickets, see schedules and additional information visit the official page HERE 

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THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS (2020)

A review by Adam Lovett

Writer/Director: Ivan Castell
Starring: John Carpenter, Carpenter Brut, Power Glove, Gunship, Miami 1984, Stallone 80, Gost

Nostalgia. In 2020 it’s a term that tends to be assigned as criticism. A shorthand for derivative, vapid art aimed at an audiences arrested development. Living in the past and achieving entertainment value only for those cursed by it. So, before I even begin this review let me just confess that around the neon soaked virtual halls of Film Frak the word “nostalgia” is not a negative in and of itself...

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FILM FRAK Comfort Food Podcast: Episode 1

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Welcome too a new format with FILM FRAK Comfort Food Podcast: Episode 1.

We listened to your feedback and now it’s time to take your good advice.

We’re excited to announce our first ever retro podcast. What better place to launch during these “unprecedented” times of global turmoil and isolation than with a list of our Comfort Food Flicks.

Different from Favourites these are like the Chicken Soup of cinema to us. The films Jon and Adam turn to in challenging times to escape into the magical world of moving pictures. Movies we know inside out that have become part of our DNA. They are more like old friends at this point there to make us smile and remind us why we are addicted to the medium.

This pil...

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