FRAKKING TOP 20 FAVOURITE FILMS OF 2018

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Adam & Jon’s Frakking Favourite Films of 2018

2018 saw our Film Frak podcast continue to flourish even as we failed to mentally mature a single frame. Aside from the audience multiplying we also managed to get some modicum of attention from filmmakers we admire via interweb/social media kismet interaction. Namely we loved their work and they happily encouraged us. Sure that’s probably more exciting for us than you, but hey this is the end of year wrap up and it’s time for a little self-love from this pair of wankers.

Staying on that theme this year was the stuff that dreams are made of as far as guest interviews. Thanks to fan of the show Steve Joiner for reaching out and offering his services. Through him we were privileged enough to speak to Carl Gottlieb, the megastar screenwriter of JAWS and THE JERK. Production Designer extraordinaire Joe Alves also honored us with an in-depth discussion about his massively influential work including building Bruce the Shark and his contributions to CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. The one and only Eddie Deezen of GREASE and WARGAMES fame also joined our roster of silverscreen icons.

Thanks also go out to David J. Moore of Video Valhalla who continued his support of the show hooking us up with the legendary badass that is Fred Williamson among others.

Jon and I love what we do. We love the interviews. We love recording the show and getting into the weeds of why certain works connect with us or don’t but most of all we love watching films and there were screening galore. Jon managed to view 102 feature films and Adam checked off 101 and the majority of verdicts were shared on air with you dear listeners.

In 2018 we were spoiled for choice as it turned out to be one of the mightiest years for cinema in a while. From mature minded prestige films to our preferred genre releases and trashy delights this year had quality in all arenas. That’s not to say the last 12 months didn’t have its share of duds but we will talk about those another time, this episode it’s all about positivity.

It’s all about cinematic quality as we countdown our top 20 favourite films for the last 12 months. The movies that made an impact, that moved us, that entertained, amused, stimulated, excited, frightened, touched, moved and inspired.

Now is the time for our usual disclaimer, this is a countdown of our “favourite” films of 2018, not a definitive “best” films of 2018.

Before signing off Jon and I would just like to thank you all for reading/listening and supporting our passions. We look forward to reporting on our 2019 cinema adventures and hearing/reading all your feedback too.

So let us know what you think in the comments below and for now enjoy listening.

ADAM’S TOP 20

20. GALVESTON
19. SMALL TOWN CRIME (Episode 22)
18. HOLD THE DARK (Episode 27)
17. THE ENDLESS (Episode 25)
16. DEATH OF STALIN (Episode 23)
15. ISLE OF DOGS (Episode 23)
14. LEAVE NO TRACE
13. UNDER THE SILVER LAKE
12. THE RIDER
11. BREATH
10. SKATE KITCHEN
9. AMERICAN ANIMALS (Episode 24)
8. BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (Episode 29)
7. HEREDITARY (Episode 26)
6. THE FAVOURITE (EPISODE 29)
5. ANNIHILATION (Episode 22)
4. SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (Episode 26)/ BLINDSPOTTING
3. BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (Episode 29)
2. YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (Episode 25)
1. FIRST MAN (Episode 29)

Adam’s Honorable Mentions

• Outlaw King
• Blackkklansman
• First Reformed
• Sweet Country
• Thoroughbreds
• Eighth Grade
• Hostiles
• House That Jack Built
• Low Life
• Upgrade
• Revenge
• The Night Comes for Us
• Mandy
• The Guilty
• Juliet Naked
• Apostle
• The Domestics
• A Simple Favor
• Widows
• The Sisters Brothers
• Damsel
• Old Man and the Gun
• Game Night
• Prayer Before the dawn
• Paddington 2

Jon’s Top 20

20. FIRST REFORMED

19. PADDINGTON 2

18. EIGHTH GRADE

17. OVERLORD

16. REVENGE

15. SMALL TIME CRIME

14. HOSTILES

13. ANNIHILATION

12. SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

11. DAMSEL

10. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

9. BLINDSPOTTING

8. HEREDITARY

7. GALVESTON

6. A PRAYER BEFORE THE DAWN

5. LOWLIFE

4. THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

3. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR

2. THE FAVOURITE

1. THE RITUAL

Jon’s honorable Mentions

• Upgrade
• Andre the Giant
• You Were Never Really Here
• I Think We’re Alone Now
• American Animals
• Game Night
• The Endless
• The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
• Hold the Dark
• Molly’s Game
• The Night Comes For Us
• RBG
• The Sisters Brothers
• Prospect
• Ant-Man and the Wasp
• The Polka King
• Isle of Dogs
• Venom

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