Film Junk Podcast Episode #642: Phantom Thread and Best of 2017


0:00 – Intro
14:15 – Review: Phantom Thread
36:20 – Feature: Film Junk’s Top 10 Movies of 2017
1:54:30 – Feature: 4th Annual Junkies
2:43:00 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:43:58 – Outro
2:46:35 – Spoiler Discussion: Phantom Thread

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  • It’s something I’ve never done before (checking and comparing aspect ratio’s) but something I might just start doing. Good idea.

    Saying it’s the reason why I hated Dunkirk is a bit harsh, since I did give it 3.5/5, but it really ruined the cinematic experience for me. There was blank movie-screen space both left, right, above and below the picture. Gross.

    I should probably just buy a 65″ OLED and sit right in front of it for a better cinematic experience.

    As Frank would say: SAD.

  • Brett David Rarick

    Is there go To be a filmjunk blog post with your guys’ top 10? I was wanting to go through them again and it seems only Frank has logged his top 10 as a list on letterbox.

  • Sean

    Yep, should have it posted this weekend.

  • Matt Thephotoman

    You guys watching BBC’s ‘Hard Sun’? sci fi /thriller- pretty dark and gritty, 5 episodes in and definitely worth a watch, not your usual end of the world stuff.

  • Flo Lieb

    Jay by now sounds as if he’s 2-3 months away from quitting the podcast and movies altogether. Who can blame him though? Cinema is dead.

  • Lior

    There seems to be a criticism in the show against Logan that it’s “too comic-booky”. I find it an odd thing to say. Isn’t it a superhero movie? If it isn’t a superhero movie, then why bother making it in the x-men universe? What would it be without those elements? A noir Western about a guy with long fingernails? The movie certainly has a split presonality. It wants to be dark and serious and brooding, but it also has to acknowledge its roots. Is the criticism a sign that those two parts don’t mesh very well?

    Logan is very similiar to The Wolverine (which I liked way more), in that it takes place in a supposedly realistic setting and adds its fantastical elements piecemeal, which makes it even more effective. But the general opinion seems to be that if Logan wasn’t a comic-book movie it would be even better. Perhaps. But it is what it is.