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Podcast: Jackie, Hidden Figures, and More

KateyNick, Joe and Nathaniel gab about recent screenings on Golden Globe morning and we find out which actress Charlie (Katey's six month-old) is already a fan of...

Index (42 minutes)
00:01 Bright Lights w/ Carrie Fisher
01:15 Toni Erdmann & Globe Foreign Noms
02:45 Hacksaw Ridge Schizophrenia
05:50 Hidden Figures and Best Actress Movies Losing Oscar Heat
17:30 Joe's Movie Spelling Bee & Podcasting
19:50 Jackie - Nick's not convinced
27:40 Which Oscar movies need second looks?
36:00 Annoyed with Deadpool's Awards
39:00 Random Wrap-Up Chatter

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments. Next week we'll look at the Golden Globe aftermath.

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Reader Comments (15)

Natalie Portman will join Sally Field as a Best Actress Pet from two wins that causes Nick Davis to question the taste of the consensus. 2/3 with one of their nominations in supporting.

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Nick Davis is impossible to predict. He can be very fickle, but I do love his charm.

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I am in shock you didn't love Toni Erdmann. It's not a sitcom! It's a deep and beautiful movie about people who discover they love each other by attacking each another. I don't remember having seen a movie digging so deep into the notion of embarassment and exasperation family ties can bring, and, in the same time, highlighting the indelible of connection of two members of the same family, even when they don't connect. This whole thing is made with woderful characterizations, perfect timimg comedy and moving and truly original vision. That hug in the park, oh GOD! And the performances! The screenplay! In my opinion this is truly a gem, and a serious contender for movie of the decade. So sad you didn't connect with it!

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

Will TFE be represented at Sundance??

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBD

Toni Erdmannn definitely not a sitcom. A great drama with cringe comedy elements that could lose 10-20 minutes.

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

I kind of love that you guys don't have any concensus except Moonlight this year.

But Toni Erdmann as mere sitcom? Girl. Name me a movie that nails corporate culture better since at least Margin Call.

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

I do wish "Toni Erdmann" had more going on visually, but then again, it's such a performance piece and the performances are beyond superb.

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Paul & Euro -- i didn't say "a bad sitcom" -- some sitcoms are pretty great. but it's more sitcom season than movie. sorry.

January 8, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I know, Nat--but if it were a sitcom, I would never watch it...way too long, and not too funny...

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

I'm intrigued by Joe Reid's observation that a "best actress" film is a kiss of death on a film's chances to gain a broad range of Oscar nominations. Not sure about this since Room did pretty well across a number of categories last year.
I'm glad that I wasn't the only one underwhelmed by "Jackie".

Brownie points to Nathaniel for carefully pronouncing Denis Villeneuve's name correctly. I would love to see Villeneuve get a best director nomination, I enjoyed Arrival so much.
Loved the podcast please do a post Golden Globes cast, there's so much to talk about.

January 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLadyEdith

Love the topic about giving second chances to movies you didn't initially liked. The perfect example for me was Beginners back in 2011, which I barely liked when I first saw it in theaters.However, since it enjoyed such an effusive reception, I felt I owed it a second try. It took me by surprise that I loved it on 2nd viewing, and then 3rd, 4th, 5th, and so on. It was really a 180 degree turn with that movie and me. I now love it and actually watch clips of it every once in a while. Similarly, I went into 20th Century Women wondering if I would have that same reaction to it, and what do you know––I didn't like it. But it's on my rewatch list. Maybe I'm doomed to not like Mike Mills movies on first viewing.

January 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

@Ryan: I'm going to take that as a compliment! I always like when I can't guess someone's reaction in advance to a movie. But I will hope to be refreshing-unpredictable, not exasperating-unpredictable.

January 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

So great having you back, guys!

January 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

re: Erdman, my mom hated this movie and I kinds think she was right when she explained why.
Personally, I thought it was OK but long.

January 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

No sitcom I know has masterful directing and editing like Toni Erdmann. Really surprised about you putting it down as a movie. The cinematography, directing and editing aren't OH MY GOD SHOWY so I guess that could generate the TV connection, but I still find it very odd.

January 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPedro

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