New podcasts of CinemaJaw talk on the Best of 2017, “The Post,” and “Phantom Thread”



With one week of January firmly behind us, CinemaJaw says “Welcome” to 2018 and good riddance to 2017! This week we continue our year-end wrap up with a look at the best performances last year.

Joining us is returning guest, and friend of the show, Frank T. Ziede. Frank is the founder of Power Forward Films, a film production company based in Chicago. He and his team have worked on over a dozen different short film projects and most recently launched BLACK (, a high action web series which features real-life military veterans which can currently be seen on Amazon Prime. On BLACK, he recently partnered with the team from Legion of Creatives, an Emmy winning production company that recently produced the RED MACHETE series for AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD”. So Frank is a great person to know in the film scene.

Also, as a special bonus guest, Matt K’s son Parker makes his first official appearance on CinemaJaw to help us out on Trivia.


Another year is in the books, and boy was it a doozy. It seems like the entire world has changed. Thank goodness along the way in what have been somewhat troubling times of late, there has been the constant of a great year in the cinema! So the time is here again for us to take a look back at the last 12 months and choose our Top 10 Films of the Year!

With us again this year, as has become tradition, is one of the best voices in film criticism. Mr. Brian Tallerico is  Vice President of the Chicago Film Critics Association, Editor at , a writer at Vulture, Editor at Magill’s Cinema Annual, Producer of Chicago Critics Film Fest, last (but not least) a Contributor at Rolling Stone. He also happens to be our year-end guest for 5 years running, and we are thrilled to welcome him back.


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