148 minutes

– Our Top Five of 2017 –

124 minutes

Up for Discussion

1. 1. Introduction with Ariel Fisher and Bob Barrow from After All and A Frame Apart
2. THE FIVES (4:44)
3. THE FOURS (37:09)
4. THE THREES (57:52)
5. THE TWOS (1:15:51)
7. THE ONES (1:33:37)


(0:00) “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” by The National
(3:50) “Los Ageless” by St.Vincent
(6:55) “Deathless” by Ibeyi
(9:45) “Call the Police” by LCD Soundsystem
(16:16) “Signs of Life” by Arcade Fire
(20:35) “Hug of Thunder” by Broken Social Scene
(25:30) “Three Rings” by Grizzly Bear
(30:05) “Battle Cry” by Jack White
(32:00) “Passionfruit” by Drake
(37:09) “The Story of O.J.” by JAY-Z
(41:01) “Lens” by Frank Ocean
(44:31) “Where This Flower Blooms” by Tyler the Creator
(47:20) “Big Fish” by Vince Staples
(50:31) “Mask Off” by Future
(53:31) “I Get Overwhelmed” by
(57:52) “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens
(1:01:53) “Break Apart” by Bonobo
(1:06:09) “Turn Out the Light” by Julien Baker
(1:09:22) “Sugar for The Pill” Slowdive
(1:13:41) “Love” by Lana Del Rey
(1:15:51) “Thinking of a Place” by The War on Drugs
(1:26:12) “Thirty” by The Weather Station
(1:29:26) “The Joke” Brandi Carlile
(1:33:37) “Rut” by The Killers
(1:37:44) “The Little Things Give You Away” by U2
(1:42:32) “On Hold” by The XX
(1:46:04) “Colors” by Beck
(1:50:20) “The Gate” by Björk
(1:56:38) “Look at Your Hands” by tUnE-yArDs
(2:00:23) “Soak” by Zola Jesus
(2:04:03) “No Plan” by David Bowie
(2:07:30) “Skim” by Torres
(2:12:31) “Prom” by SZA
(2:15:26) “LOVE.” by Kendrick Lamar
(2:18:00) “Stand” by Goapele
(2:21:57) “Friend Zone” by Thundercat
(2:24:38) “New Year’s Day” by Taylor Swift

Thoughts from your host…

There is a lot to say about the twelve months that have just gone by.

Perhaps it’s just me, but the last year seemed like it begged a long hard look in the mirror and true consideration of what it means to be part of this ever-changing world. Sometimes, that consideration comes best in a comfortable chair by ones self in a dim room. Other times, the answers come when you gather with people you care about and talk things out.

Today, I give you the latter.

My guests and I gathered to talk about the films that really affected us in the past twelve months, but in-truth, we gathered to talk about their affect. We broke bread, we poured the wine, we laughed, we confessed, and we faced the year gone by with graciousness and gratitude.

There were a lot of films left out of the conversation that handily could have factored into things, but as it was the show ran pretty long.What I’m saying is, 2017 was a great year for film that – despite all the hand-wringing about blockbuster entertainment – provided MUCH to talk about.

Let’s look back. Let’s look forward. Let’s look – always – inward.


As usual, if you’re curious about the songs used as bed music, the track list can be found above in the show notes.

As mentioned within the introduction, if you find the bed music distracting, a music-free version of this episode can be found here.


Links from The Show:

Ariel’s prior Matineecast appearance where she bemoaned THE BEGUILED

A FRAME APART PODCAST, episode where DAYS OF FUTURE PAST was discussed.

NYT article about Tarana Burke, the originator of #MeToo long before Milano.


Thanks for tuning in to episode one-hundred-ninety, and all the best for the new year…


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