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"I would say that Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw and the animation sequences pretty much salvaged the sequel for me. 'I couldn't possibly, E flat major' is one of the best line readings ever. Bravo to Emily Blunt." - LadyEdith

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A Look Back...and Forward

In part two of the conversation which began with Django Unchained and random final Oscar hunches, we hear about four actors that Joe Reid plans to snub, looooong Best Pictures that Katey Rich hasn't seen (The Last Emperor anyone?), why Nathaniel hopes Hitchcock will inspire more films like it (despite its significant flaws).

What Futures Could 2012 Inspire?


Podcast Unchained: Tarantino, Movie Gifts, Top Ten Sneaks

Is Django Unchained a masterpiece or a bloody mess? Is it worth paying for your own Oscar campaign for an indie film? Plus: sneak peaks into the top ten lists of Nathaniel R, Joe Reid, Katey Rich and Nick Davis on this latest edition of the podcast. 

Django Unchained and Top Ten Sneaks


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...