FilmFrak_Best Of 2017

FilmFrak_Best Of 2017

Adam & Jon’s Frakking Favourite Films of 2017

2017 saw us Frakkers hit a groove in our second year of recording the show. Our simple vision of sharing a hyperactive passion for films in an unedited freestyle chat expanded beyond our own insular desires.

Thanks to unforeseen listeners who liked our “enthusiasm” and reached out this year we had the honor of interviewing a treasure trove of talent. From impossible realities like cult master Larry Cohen to martial arts legends of our VHS obsessed childhoods like Don ‘The Dragon” Wilson and Cynthia Rothrock. Upcoming head kickers and stunt daredevils like Brahim Achabbakhe to ignore the odds creators who forge their own destiny like Jino Kang. Then there were the independent spirits with bold vision too watch in the future like Director Andrew David Barker and thespian Leslie Simpson.

Obviously though it was the films themselves that will always be our lighthouses and this year Jon managed to view 108 features while Adam topped 113 and we chatted about nearly all of them on air. So as is customary across all of filmdom this episode we share our list of cinematic achievements that resonated strongest on our subjective frequencies.

Now is the time for the usual disclaimer, this is a countdown of our “favourite” films of 2017, not a definitive “best” films of 2017.

Expect more FilmFrak in 2017 as Jon and Adam continue to experience as many films as linear time will permit then broadcasting random verdicts for your discretionary assessment. We also have some incredible interviews lined up that we can’t wait to share with you all.

Thanks you all again for listening.

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Adam’s Top 20

  1. Blade Runner 2049 (Discussed on Episode 18)
  2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Discussed on Episode 20)
  3. I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore  (Discussed on Podcast 12/(Discussed on Podcast 11))
  4. Wind River (Discussed on Episode 16)
  5. Good Time (Discussed on Episode 17)
  6. A Monster Call’s (Discussed on Podcast 13)
  7. Mother! (Discussed on Episode 18)
  8. Colossal (Discussed on Podcast 13)
  9. Logan (Reviewed by Adam HERE)
  10. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Discussed on Episode 19)
  11. Shape of Water
  12. War for the Planet of the Apes (Discussed on Episode 16)
  13. Dunkirk (Discussed on Episode 16)
  14. Brimstone (Discussed on Episode 15)
  15. Lucky
  16. I, Tonya
  17. It Comes at Night (Discussed on Episode 15)
  18. Killing of a Scared Deer
  19. The Bad Batch (Discussed on Episode 16)
  20. Free Fire/War On Everyone (Free Fire discussed on Episode 14/War on Everyone discussed on Podcast 11)

 Adam’s Honorable Mentions

  • Florida Project
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Get Out
  • Ladybird
  • Ingrid Goes West
  • Personal Shopper
  • Meyerowitz Stories
  • Majorie Prime
  • Autopsy Of Jane Doe
  • Atomic Blonde
  • The Void
  • Jawbone
  • Raw
  • Una
  • Split
  • Logan Lucky
  • Thor Ragnarok
  • Brigsby Bear
  • Gerald’s Game
  • Their Finest
  • Your Name
  • Killing Ground
  • Trip to Spain


Jon’s Top 20

  1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Discussed on Episode 20)
  2. Shape of Water
  3. Void, The (Discussed on Podcast 12)
  4. Brimstone (Discussed on Episode 15)
  5. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Discussed on Episode 19)
  6. Wind River (Discussed on Episode 16)
  7. Good Time (Discussed on Episode 17)
  8. War for the Planet of the Apes (Discussed on Episode 16)
  9. The Trip to Spain
  10. Colossal (Discussed on Podcast 13)
  11. The Florida Project
  12. Chasing Coral
  13. Logan (Reviewed by Adam HERE)
  14. Baby Driver (Discussed on Episode 15)
  15. Killing of a Sacred Deer
  16. Mother! (Discussed on Episode 18)
  17. Their Finest (Discussed on Episode 15)
  18. Jawbone (Discussed on Episode 19)
  19. Suburbicon (Discussed on Episode 19)
  20. Autopsy of Jane Doe (Discussed on Podcast 11)

Jon’s honorable Mentions

  • Born in China
  • What Happened to Monday?
  • Devil’s Candy
  • Lady Bird
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Spiderman: Homecoming
  • War on Everyone
  • Okja
  • Mudbound
  • Logan Lucky
  • Gifted
  • Get Out
  • Geralds Game
  • Goon Last of the Enforcers
  • The Belko Experiment
  • The Bad Batch
  • Beatriz at Dinner
  • The Beguiled

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