Film Junk Podcast Episode #448: Inside Llewyn Davis and Best of 2013


0:00 – Intro
4:30 – Review: Inside Llewyn Davis
32:45 – Feature: Top 10 Movies of 2013
1:30:00 – Feature: Worst Movies of 2013
1:50:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: Dallas Buyers Club, Enough Said, Magic Magic, Carrie, Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
1:56:55 – Junk Mail: Best Fonts / Opening Credits of 2013
2:02:10 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
2:06:10 – Outro

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  • Sam

    To go along with Sean’s theory of Llewyn’s connection to the cat.

    There’s that pay phone scene with him telling the lady to leave a note for the Gorfeins that “Llewyn has the cat”, and she replies with “Okay, ‘Llewyn IS the cat.'”. Just the Coens potentially sneaking in the idea pretty literally.

  • Sean

    Yep, and also the scene where the woman says that the cat he brought back is not their cat is the same scene where he flips out on her and is arguably not acting like himself (at least from her point of view).

  • KYle
  • Jr

    Happy New Year Film Junk!

  • Sean

    Netflix correction: Amityville II is actually available in the U.S. now.

  • Lori Cerny
  • Dooobie

    Frank, with all that love for the Before-Trilogy, I would like to hear what you think about the relationship-drama “Certified Copy”. Did you see it?

  • Sam

    I haven’t made my “official” best of the year list yet. Waiting until I see Short Term 12 soon, but I know my Top 2 would be Inside Llewyn Davis and Her, with ILD being #1.

    A little disappointed to see Mud not get any love pretty much anywhere as I’ve seen it on very few lists. It would most likely make my Top 5 personally.

  • Jameson

    Surprised by the lack of foreign films. Was that by choice? Also agreed that I was expecting Mud on your lists. But great lists and glad that Her is high for all three of you. It’s my #1, with Wolf of Wall Street right behind.

  • Sam

    Looking at stuff I’m considering for what I would put on my list, there’s sadly not that many foreign films for me either. Just The Broken Circle Breakdown and The Hunt, though I still need to also see Blue Is the Warmest Color and The Great Beauty.

  • Jasper

    How about bringing Greg back for the Harry Potter Premium? After all, he has always been the only one of you guys that kinda had a clue about the franchise.

  • devolutionary

    Concerning Crash Reel: While Shaun White does play an important foil (ex-friend) in the movie, it’s actually centered around one-time budding snowboard phenom, Kevin Pierce. He graciously had time to come to our local theater for a 1-day early screening (ahead of the Vancouver Int’l Film Festival) and give a Q&A after the screening. Considering what he went through in his rehabilitation, it’s a wonder he’s able to function at the level he does now.

  • Jameson

    The only ones I saw were Blue is the Warmest Color and The Hunt but they were both exceptional to me. I personally thought The Hunt was a better thriller than Prisoners.

  • FDB

    Short Term 12 leaked today dawgy.

  • jimmy_jiggletits

    Greg is busy staying in shape and sexing a beautiful lady. He ain’t gots no times fo’ no Harry Potter.

  • Anthony

    Can’t find this episode in iTunes. Is it up on the store yet?

  • Jr

    Guys…what happened to Upstream Color?

  • Jr

    The opening credits for Stoker were rad.

  • Sean

    That’s weird. We don’t have control over the iTunes feed, they just update it on their own. Anyone else having problems with this?

  • Sean

    I think most people would agree that foreign films are not our forte, but it seems like we just didn’t get around to seeing any of the major ones this year. Blue is the Warmest Color, The Hunt and Broken Circle Breakdown were all on my list of movies to try to see before the end of the year but I never got around to them. Other movies I would like to see include The Grandmaster and Big Bad Wolves. A Hijacking could probably have been an honourable mention for me.

  • KYle


  • KYle

    Also, the back to the future premium doesn’t show up on the premium podcast page. Was it removed for some reason?

  • Sean

    We have to manually shuffle all of the releases on the main page when we post a new one. Somehow I forgot to add that one when I was moving them around. Rest assured, it’s still available. Thanks for the heads up!

  • MisterQuigley

    Great episode, fellas. And thanks for a fantastic year of content, insights, laughs, and armchair analysis of the enigma known as Frank. Here’s to a great and safe 2014. Cheers…

  • Tum Tum Tyranus

    Top 5 (yet to see Jeunet’s T.S. Spivet, Her, Hobbit, Thor 2, Wolf of Wall Street)

    5. Frozen
    4. Furious Six
    3. Mood Indigo
    2. Stoker
    1. G.I. Joe: Retaliation


    – American Mary
    – Frances Ha

  • T. Heilman

    I’ve been following the Coen’s since Blood Simple and have come to believe many of their endings are goofs they throw in to fuck with the arthouse crowd. I picture them sitting back and laughing over the discussions of what the hat represents in Miller’s Crossing or what the cat means in ILD. Personally I was disappointed with the film, it alternated between depressing and dull, with very little of their characteristic humor.
    As for the de-saturated look of the film, I would guess it was meant to be shot in B &W but the studio stipulated color, the result was a compromise. B & W would have been more appropriate.

  • Falsk

    I only just started getting into blues/folk over the last year and didn’t know a whole lot about Dave Van Ronk, and then I realized something funny about the Llewyn Davis album cover (although Slate beat me to it, so it would seem) …

  • woo

    Very cool, thanks for sharing. I can just picture them getting the whole idea for the movie looking at that…

  • Scott Thomas

    2 votes for Now You See Me as worst movie. 1000% appropriate.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    Long before there was Frank ranting about the “Mom Mentality”, there was Jay ranting about Moms in the Walmart DVD department. The end of Episode 139: October 14th, 2007. “Their heads are full of breast-milk.” lol

  • Bobby

    Frank is a great addition to the show.

  • Nate

    Jay’s Top 10 Documentaries of 2013 List

    10. Platform Moon – Scuba divers living underwater

    9. At Berkeley – All about University Berkeley

    8. Bending Steel – Strong man rival at Coney Island

    7. The Crash Reel – Snowboarder Sean white

    6. The Last Station – Old people in nursing homes

    5. The 12 o’clock Boys – Illegal dirt bike riders

    4. Maiden Trip – Female Small Sailboat goes around the world

    3. Dune – Making of the movie that didn’t come out Dune

    2. Expedition to the End of the World – Greenland scientists exploring

    1. Tim’s Vermeer – Man recreates Vermeer paintings