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Friday
Jan192018

9.14 The Lost Podcast / The Last Jedi

Nick Davis and Nathaniel R welcome their friend and fellow cinephile Teo Bugbee to the podcast. This podcast was lost in Nathaniel's recent move but was recorded right around Christmas. We're talking Star Wars The Last Jedi as well as the SAG Ensemble nominations (still appropriate to this weekend!)

The Last Jedi and SAG Casts

Sunday
Dec102017

9.13 Oscar Race Check-In (Pre Globe/SAG Nominations)

Nathaniel, Katey, Nick and Joe reunite to worry about SAG & Globe nominations and share random thoughts on various Oscar races. 

Awards Season Kick Off

Sunday
Dec032017

9.12 Lady Bird, The Shape of Water

Nick and Nathaniel meet to discuss two Best Picture hopefuls in all their humane glory

Shape of Lady Bird

Sunday
Nov052017

Smackdown 1944 Gaslight, Since You Went Away, More...

a new smackdown covering the 1944 film year featuring Gaslight, Since You Went Away, Dragon Seed, and more...

Smackdown 44: Dragon Seed, Gaslight, etcetera

Sunday
Oct292017

9.10

Nathaniel welcomes regular contributors Jose Solis and Murtada E to talk NYFF movies like Wonderstruck, Wonder Wheel, Last Flag Flying, BPM, Thelma and more... 

NYFF Highlights

Friday
Oct132017

9.9 Battle of the Sexes, Beach Rats, mother!

Nathaniel, Nick, Joe, and Chris discuss two movies heading out of theaters (Beach Rats and mother!) that you should catch while you can, and the new Battle of the Sexes film 

Battle of the Sexes

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