Podcast | Best Films Of 2017

Sam and Simon discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi and talk to director Rian Johnson.

Sam Clements

21 Dec 17



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Sam and Simon return for a festive end-of-year chat about their favourite films of 2017. The boys also discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi, chat to writer-director Rian Johnson, and wrap up with a look at some of the big new releases coming to cinemas in early 2018.

Special thanks to fellow podcasters Dave & Cathy from the Cinemile, Kobi from FlixWatcher and Tess from You Had Us At Hello.

And a HUGE thanks to everyone who has listened in 2017. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year – we'll see you in 2018!




Director: Rian Johnson.
Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac. USA 2017. 152 mins.


"This is not going to go the way you think." Luke Skywalker's weighty words are a mantra for The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson's vision takes the Skywalker saga in very unexpected and exciting new directions, delving deep into the mythology of the Force and challenging Star Wars heroes old and new. The late Carrie Fisher plays a major role, but the film's beating heart is the relationship between Rey (Ridley) and Luke (Hamill). The young scavenger finally comes face to face with the Jedi master, but he's not the man she was expecting to find. Why did Luke go into exile? Why is Rey so strong with the Force? Find out in the event movie of the year.