We might be through with 2017, but 2017 ain’t through with us!

The Rad Carpet is rewinding the tape for two episodes on their movie faves from The Big 17, starting here with a discussion of non-2017 films that made an impression over the past calendar year. Join Siblo and Whalen as they catch up on notable films from 2016, report back on some recommendations, make some new recs, and generally chop it up by covering almost 20 films in just over an hour, including

Toni Erdmann, The Salesman, Out of Sight, Unfriended, the early films of Denis Villeneuve, Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, and many, many more. The ball may have dropped, but you better not drop the ball–tune in, get rad!

What were some of your most memorable catch-up movie experiences from the calander year 2017? We’d love to hear from you via, on twitter (@theradcarpet), or in the comments here. Unfurl the takes (or give our takes a good roasting) and there’s a very good chance we’ll read them on air!

Next episode continues our 2017 rewind with a show concerning the themes and preoccupations of 2017, the year in film, as well as Siblo and Whalen’s respective Top 10 Films of the year. Keep an eye out–in the meantime, stay rad!



What’s that bubbling up from the depths? It’s the latest episode of The Rad Carpet!

Join Thom, Whalen, and CJ5K as they strap on their flippers for a second episode on Guillermo del Toro, soaking in his acclaimed new amphibian romance The Shape of Water, as well as his earliest brush with the hype train, 2001’s horror fable The Devil’s Backbone. Your Carpeteers also have an overview of this month’s four del Toro horror fantasies in their monthly Wall to Wall Carpet segment. Before all that, let’s play some In or Out?, this time keying off of Netflix’s new Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond documentary to discuss in-character Method Acting. You won’t need to get in character to dig on this episode–touch play and get rad!

Of course, del Toro is one of the more beloved filmmakers working today, so perhaps some listeners out there are surprised that our bathwater is decidedly lukewarm on Shape of Water specifically and GDT in general. Bring the heat our way–we’d love to read your takes on the air, even (especially!) if you disagree with us. Hit us up on Twitter (@theradcarpet), via email (, or in the comment section below!

January will be a sentimental month for the Rad Carpet, as the fellas look back longingly at the distant memory of 2017, with an episode on their favorite non-’17 films that they watched that year, and yes, the customary Year in Review episodes, with both top 10 films lists and a more robust discussion of the year’s thematic and cinematic preoccupations. Stay tuned and stay rad!