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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...

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Film Frak: The Podcast#29: THE FAVOURITE OVERLORD

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Film Frak: The Podcast#29: THE FAVOURITE OVERLORD

Welcome to Film Frak: Episode 29

Prepare for a bumper edition of the Film Frak Podcast as we dive into 2 months of viewing all in one epic show. We missed recording a November show and I’m sure all you Frakkers are jonesing for your fix of our unique brand of movie bullshit.

It’s the business end 2018 so that means there’s titles galore that we were excited to see. The must-see list was getting checked off and there was plenty of cinematic joys experienced.

With so many screenings we decided to trim down the films we actually chatted about and didn’t bother with the disappointments or uninspired so here’s the final line-up for this episode:

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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (2018)

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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (2018)

A review by Adam Lovett

Writer/Director: Drew Goodard
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Cynthia Erivo, Lewis Pullman, Cailee Spaeny, Shea Wigham

“Shit happens, get the whisky.”

Let’s be clear, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE is a movie made by movie lovers for movie lovers. That simple. The type of pulpy goodness that grooves me made by a filmmaker fluent in the language of cinema.

Right from the extended opening static shot that sets it all in motion its clear we are in the hands of professionals. Unashamedly B-movie fodder, it’s a playful, stylish neo-noir tale full of characters that talk like they are in a movie without being meta…except for when they slyly are.

Packing a vibrant Hitchcockian quality that’s like i...

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