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Monday
Jan042016

The Big Short and Foreign Film Finalists

Nick and Nathaniel discuss the best picture hopeful about the financial crisis and a slew of Oscar hopefuls with subtitles

The Big Short and More

Sunday
Dec272015

"Joy" + the Joy of "Star Wars"

Nathaniel and Nick love Star Wars: The Force Awakens and go off-critical consensus to appreciate David O. Russell's Joy as well. 

Star Wars and Joy

Thursday
Dec242015

Best Christmas Movies. Plus Carol & 45 Years

On part two of our holiday podcast, Nick, Nathaniel, Joe and Katey reveal their favorite Christmas movies, share brief lists of things they loved and hated this year and obsess over Carol and 45 Years

Pt 2 Holiday Podcast

Wednesday
Dec232015

SAG & Globe & Early Voting Fallout

Nick, Nathaniel, Katey and Joe get together to discuss the SAG and GLOBE nomination wackiness, early voting for the BFCA, and other awards silliness. Part 1 of a 2 Part Holiday Podcast

 

Pt 1 Holiday Podcast.- Precursor ballot rushing

Sunday
Dec062015

Youth, Danish Girl, Macbeth, and Chi-Raq

The whole gang is back to discuss four new movies and the recent prizes from NYFCC and NBR

Youth, Danish Girl, Macbeth

Sunday
Nov222015

Room, Brooklyn, Spotlight

Nathaniel and Nick talk about three bonafide Oscar contenders Room, Brooklyn, and Spotlight and a few random bits & bobs on the side margins about Carol, Black Mass, Truth and the strange bewildering release patterns of movies meant for adults and awards.

Brooklyn, Room, Spotlight

Monday
Oct052015

Carol and The Martian

Katey hosts this one as the team looks at Matt Damon's jovial desperation on Mars in Ridley Scott's The Martian and Cate Blanchett's romance with Rooney Mara in Todd Haynes' long-awaited Patricia Highsmith adaptation Carol. 

Carol on Mars

Monday
Sep282015

Sicario & Stonewall

the gang discuss two new dramas, one is excellent, one a disaster

Sicario & Stonewall

Tuesday
Sep082015

Off To Toronto - What We're Excited About

Nathaniel, Nick, Joe and Katey are packing and heading North for TIFF. They each name five movies they are excited to see - it's free-flowing film festival fever

Off to TIFF

Friday
Sep042015

Best of the Summer 2015

Nick, Nathaniel, Katey and Joe reunite to share their 10 favorite things about this summer movie season. 

Summer Top Tens 2015

Monday
Aug312015

Pt 2 Smackdown '54: Broken Lances on Waterfronts

The panel assembled for 1954's Smackdown continues their conversation this time discussing the western Broken Lance and the Best Picture winner On The Waterfront.

1954 part 2: Broken Waterfronts

Monday
Aug312015

Pt 1 Smackdown '54: The High and Mighty Executive Suite

Nathaniel welcomes a special panel of authors and critics to look at the films nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1954. We begin with airline disaster movie The High and the Mighty and corporate machinations drama Executive Suite with a little "mumble and scratch" acting from Brando along the way in On the Waterfront

1954 part 1: The High and The Mighty

Sunday
Aug232015

Grandma, Straight Outta Compton, Ricki & The Flash

Nick and Nathaniel discuss several movies: I'll See You In My Dreams, Straight Outta Compton, Ricki & The Flash, Grandma, with asides to The Man From UNCLE, Grey Gardens and more... 

Nick and Nathaniel and Old Lady Movies

Sunday
Aug022015

Smackdown 1995 (Pt 2) Georgia & Nixon & Pocahontas?

The Supporting Actress Smackdown 1995 Edition is here. In Part 2 we talk Oliver Stone's excessive divisive Nixon, Mare Winningham & Jennifer Jason Leigh in Georgia and other Oscar and Off-Oscar '95 topics. With: Nathaniel R, Nick Davis, Guy Lodge, Kevin O'Keeffe, Conrado Falco, and Lynn Lee

Smackdown 95. Part 2

Sunday
Aug022015

Smackdown 1995 (Pt 1) Sense & Sensibility, Mighty Aphrodite

The Supporting Actress Smackdown 1995 Edition is here. We're talking Mira Sorvina, Joan Allen, Kate Winslet, Mare Winningham and Kathleen Quinlan. In part 1, Mighty Aphrodite, Sense & Sensibility, and Apollo 13 are discussed. 

Smackdown '95. Part 1

Monday
Jul272015

Ant-Man and Southpaw

Marvel's smallest superhero and Jake Gyllenhaal's biggest body in Ant-Man and Southpaw

Southpaw-Man

Sunday
Jul262015

Three '95 Recommendations

In this bonus episode of the podcast Joe, Nick and Nathaniel each pick an underappreciated 1995 movie to recommend. Plus: Best Actress

95 Retro Bonus Eppy

Tuesday
Jul212015

Tangerine & Trainwreck 

The team looks at two raunchy comedies from Amy Schumer and Sean Baker 

Tangerine-Wreck

Sunday
Jul052015

Inside Out, Love & Mercy, Magic Mike XXL, Etc...

Nick and Nathaniel talk seven releases currently in movie theaters. We talk fast! 

2015 Catch Up - 7 Movies

Sunday
Jun282015

More From Smackdown 1948 

Our panel looks back at John Huston's Key Largo, Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, as well as the antique I Remember Mama and the Oscar beloved Johnny Belinda. Which have aged well and what other films that could have used some Oscar nominations that year?

1948 Smackdown Companion

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