Film Junk Podcast Episode #386: The Master and TIFF 2012

0:00 – Intro
10:30 – Review: To the Wonder
37:55 – Review: The Master
58:50 – Review: The Bay
1:16:05 – Review: Cloud Atlas
1:39:15 – Other Stuff We Watched: Sightseers, Aftershock, The We & The I, Frances Ha, Byzantium, The ABCs of Death, Here Comes the Devil, Room 237, The Act of Killing, 9.79*, The Central Park Five, No One Lives, End of Watch, The Impossible, The Lords of Salem, Berberian Sound Studio, Passion, The Iceman, Reincarnated, West of Memphis, Stories We Tell, Leviathan, Spring Breakers
4:01:10 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
4:02:30 – Outro

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  • Ren

    Holy poo. 4 hours. Shit just got real.

  • antho42

    I love Cinecast length of this show.

  • Is this the first 4 hour show? I think it might be!

  • Drew


  • Sven

    Top 5 longest shows:

    5. Ep. 283 The Expendables & Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (3:36)
    4. Ep. 356 Chronicle & Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (3:41)
    3. Ep. 301 The Fighter & Best of 2010 (3:45)
    2. Bonus Podcast Batman (3:53)

    New Nr. 1: this show

  • Steve

    There is no greater joy than seeing a fat fuckin’ four hour Film Junk episode sitting in my downloads. Keep up the great work.

  • kyri


  • Tum Tum Tyranus

    Jay co-opting Frank’s woo woo as a neg. No likey.

  • HFD

    I was concerned when I didn’t see the new show posted Monday/yesterday. But a 4 hour megathon is worth the wait. Thx Filmjunkers!

  • Tum Tum Tyranus

    So Sean is way into Rooney Mara? I don’t blame him, she’s very attractive.

  • Steve Kasan

    “Nothing can stop me. I just block it out like shooting free throws” Line of the episode!

  • Realized after recording that I forgot to mention Rust and Bone, which I enjoyed. It didn’t quite live up to the trailer, but it was still a good watch. Marion Cotillard is amazing in it.

    Also, forgot to mention how obnoxious the sound design was in Here Comes the Devil. All of the audio is heightened to the point where every breath and every movement (rustling of clothing, etc.) is obnoxiously loud and distracting.

  • Note that 2 of the 5 longest episodes of FJ were ones that I did guest spots on. Glad it was a good TIFF for you guys, and glad we touched base a few times during the fest…

  • rjdelight

    Chow time!

  • Ultimo

    What was the Rooney Mara thing? it was like Frank opened a closet and found a weird collection of pics, clipping and jars of her toenails.

  • jarny

    this was awesome

  • Kasper

    Amazing length, incredible girth.

  • Jason w.

    Was Sean caught jerkin it to pictures of Rooney Mara from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in the middle of the show… again?!

  • Glendon

    This was quite the anthology episode of reviews!

  • Tum Tum Tyranus

    You’re welcome Sean The Rooney Mara love scene from Tanner Hall.

  • Brendan

    Jay’s criticism of the doc about The Shining brings up a key point about documentaries and how they’re judged differently than fiction movies. Docs are often praised for the subject more than the filmmaking. Film Junk (and particularly Jay) have made me realize that over the years. The docs that get all the awards and hype are only being judged by the information they present rather than how they tell a story. It’s why stuff like Anvil doesn’t get nominated for Oscars; the subject wasn’t political or “shocking.” As a movie, it was better than the docs that get nominated in that it was a well told story about interesting characters. Too often, people equate documentaries to stuff you see on news magazine shows like 20/20. It may inform you on an interesting subject, but that’s not the only job of a documentary. It should also be held to the same standards of filmmaking as dramatic films.

  • Bryan

    @Brendan – March Of The Penguins?

    GREAT podcast this week. Looking forward to your premium Indy jizz-fest…

  • sansho1

    I saw a trailer for The Act of Killing at a showing of Killer Joe, so it must have found distribution.

  • LaRose

    Epic TIFF episode guys, great stuff!! I would like to thank Frank and Sean for entertaining me in Rush Line for The Master!!

  • Bob

    Vice versey, you gotta shpark while the griddle’s hot.

  • Falsk

    Dammit! Usually the TIFF review pumps me up as a good pre-gaming before the release of the Philly Film Festival line-up… but it’s looking pretty lackluster this year. At least we got Cloud Atlas… !!

  • scott

    Sounds like you felt about The Master how I felt about There Will Be Blood. Anyway, To The Wonder sounds cool.


  • scott

    Looking forward to Joaquin after his awesome performance in Two Lovers.

  • Napalm

    4 fucking hours!? You guys really keep pushing the boundaries!