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Beasts of the Precursor Wild

Awards trajectories of The Master and Beasts of the Southern Wild are discussed.

beasts the master and more


Comedy Globes & SAG Ensemble

For this two-part conversation we began with the Comedy or Musical category at the Golden Globes. Is Salmon Fishing at the Yemen really a comedy? We suggest a new title for the category and also share our votes for SAG's frustrating "Outstanding Cast" prize which goes under the microscope while Nathaniel fights coughing jags. 

Comedy, Musical or Pleasantries


Pre-Precursors: Anna Karenina, Silver Linings, Supporting Actor

The gangs all here in this new discussion, which preceded this week's NBR & NYFCC announcements. As a collective, Nick, Joe, Katey and your host Nathaniel have conflicting feelings about Life of Pi, Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook and the Supporting Actor category.

Pre Precursors Chat: Playbook & More...


Lincoln, Sky Fall, Oscar Rumbles... ♫

♪...we will stand tall. Face it all together

In this super tight edition of the podcast we discuss four new movies (Holy Motors, Flight, Skyfall, and Lincoln) and pay tribute to Jodie Foster at her 1/2 century mark. With Nathaniel R, Nick Davis, Katey Rich, and Joe Reid.


Skyfall, Lincoln, Flight, Jodie


The Impossible Life of Pi & Other Oscar Ramblings

In this second half of our October conversation we discuss divisive films, confusing launches and release date choices, The Impossible, Life of Pi, Best Actress and Amour's Oscar chances... they're not so far-fetched.



The Impossible Life of Pi and Other Ramblings