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Sunday
Oct082017

9.8 Festival Fun & Coming Soon Titles

Nathaniel grills his fellow TIFF-goers (Nick, Joe, and Chris) about key festival titles that are opening in theaters for all to see soon.

Festival Fun & Coming Soon Titles

Monday
Oct022017

9.7 Smackdown 1985

Nathaniel welcomes an all Los Angeles panel (Nora Zehetner, Louis Virtel, Abdi Nazemian, and Michelle Morgan) to discuss the Supporting Actress Oscar race of 1985 (The Color Purple! Prizzi's Honor!) as well as that film year in general (Clue! Desperately Seeking Susan!

Desperately Seeking Smackdowns

Tuesday
Aug152017

9.6 Smackdown '63 Part Two: Lilies of the Field

Nathaniel and guests discuss Sidney Poitier's career, Lilies of the Field's earnestness and comedy, air travel in The VIPs, and we recommend great films from 1963 including but not limited to The Birds

1963 Convo Part 2

Tuesday
Aug152017

9.5 Smackdown '63 Part One: Tom Jones and Liz-Mania

A companion podcast to the Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1963. Nathaniel welcome Teo Bugbee, Kieran Scarlett, Sean McGovern, and Brian Mullin to discuss the Best Picture winner Tom Jones and Liz & Dick mania 

1963 Convo Part One

Sunday
Aug132017

9.4 Atomic Blonde, Detroit, and Girls Trip 

Nick and Nathaniel discuss two super fun movies (Atomic Blonde and Girls Trip) and one that's the opposite (Detroit). Plus a few notes on other movies in theaters and recommendations from the film year of 1963

Atomic Detroit Trip

Saturday
Jul292017

9.3 Dunkirk and Spider-Man Homecoming

Nick, Joe, and Nathaniel discuss the latest Christopher Nolan in detail. We all liked Dunkirk! And we also hit on Spider-Man Homecoming in brief. 

Dunkirk Homecoming

Sunday
Jul232017

9.2 War for the Big Sick Planet of Baby Drivers and Apes

Joe, Nick and Nathaniel talk three new films (War for the Planet of the Apes, The Big Sick, Baby Driver) and Nathaniel's time at the National Critics Institute

War for Planet, Big Sick, Baby Driver

Sunday
Jun252017

9.1 My Cousin Wonder Woman, The Beguiled

Nick, Joe, and Nathaniel kick off the new season of The Film Experience's podcast discussing My Cousin Rachel, Beatriz at Dinner, Wonder Woman, It Comes at Night, The Beguiled and Nicole Kidman

My Cousin Wonder Woman

Wednesday
Mar012017

8.22 Season Finale. The Oscar Wrap-Up

The whole podcast gang tries to process that shocking Oscar night. Join the conversation! 

Oscar Finale

Tuesday
Feb212017

8.21 Pre-Oscar Show Pt 2: Who We're Rooting For...

Katey rejoins Nathaniel and Nick to share our personal votes on this year's Oscars, mere days before the big show. 

Pre-Oscar Show. Moana, Moonlight, Arrival and More

Sunday
Feb192017

8.20 Supporting Actress Smackdown - This Year's Crop

As a brief interlude between the Pre-Oscar specials, a Smackdown on Supporting Actress. Here's Nathaniel, Murtada, Abstew, and Chris Feil discussing Viola, Naomie, Octavia, Nicole, and Michelle

Supporting Actress Smackdown 2016 Crop

Sunday
Feb122017

8.19 Pre-Oscar Show Pt 1. How many Oscars will La La win?

Nathaniel, Nick and Joe discuss the Oscar nominations and how many wins La La Land's got locked up (among other topics) 

Pre-Oscar Show. La La and More...

Friday
Feb032017

8.18 Our Top Ten Lists

In this week's episode Joe, Nick and Nathaniel discuss their respective top ten lists for 2016 

Top Tens 2016

Sunday
Jan152017

8.17 Silence and 20th Century Women

Nick and Nathaniel and special guest Chris Feil discuss Martin Scorsese's Silence and Mike Mills 20th Century Women. 

Silence and 20th Century Women

Sunday
Jan082017

8.16 Pre-Globe Discussion. Jackie and Hidden Figures

On Golden Globe morning the team discusses Pablo Larrain's Jackie, and the enjoyablel Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Friday
Dec232016

8.15 La La Land & Lion - Happy holidays to you! 

The team talks one tearjerker and one tearjerking musical, both aiming for Best Picture nominations. 

Lion & La La Land

Friday
Dec162016

8.14 Manchester by the Sea + Listener Questions

Nick, Katey, Joe and Nathaniel  answer some listener questions and also discuss Manchester by the Sea at length. 

Manchester Discussion

Wednesday
Dec072016

8.13 More on Elle. Plus the Critics Awards Rush

Nick, Joe, Nathaniel and Katey discuss Elle, Hidden Figures, New Zealand Piano fantasies and the recent slate of awards announcements from the NBR, NYFCC, and Critics Choice Awards

 

Critics Awards and Recent Films

Sunday
Nov202016

8.12 Nocturnal Animals, Billy Lynn, and Elle

Joe, Nick and Nathaniel talk three new movies from auteurs with distinct though not always pleasant voices. 

Nocturnal Elle's Halftime Walk

Sunday
Nov132016

8.11 Arrival and Loving

Nick, Joe and Nathaniel discuss the new films Arrival and Loving and look back briefly on Cape Fear for its 25th anniversary

Loving, Arrival, Cape Fear