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"Where it's always Oscar season."

Two cinephiles. One mission. Every Best Picture nominee of the 21st century.

Jan 17, 2022

After director Peter Jackson wrapped "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, winning a cool 11 Oscars (including Best Picture) for the final installment, he was essentially given a blank check. He cashed it in to make "King Kong," a $207 million passion project.

Did the investment pay dividends?

In this episode, Mike and Brian...


Jan 10, 2022

The culture was not kind to George Lucas' Star Wars prequels when they released in theaters, nearly 20 years after the end of his iconic trilogy. But has time helped us to see these movies in a new light?

In this episode, Mike and Brian talk camp and search for the line dividing bad writing from bad performance. They...


Jan 3, 2022

Woody Allen's most exciting release in nearly a decade, "Match Point" marked a new phase in the writer/director's long career -- this one, for the first time ever, taking place outside of New York.

In this episode, Mike and Brian talk faith, comfort zones, Scarlett Johansson, trivia and, of course, fight about...


Dec 27, 2021

Some of the best movies in any given year don't earn Oscar nods. Case in point: director David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence."

In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into the movie's exploration of identity and corruption, and wrestle with what it might be saying about viewers' own appetite for bloodshed. They talk...


Dec 20, 2021

"Ever since I was a child, folks have thought they had me pegged ... and they're always wrong," said Philip Seymour Hoffman, playing Truman Capote, in Bennett Miller's 2005 Best Picture nominee. So who is the real Truman Capote?

In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into the complexities of this character and explore...