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

Feb 1, 2021

An actionless action movie? Director Michael Mann's "The Insider" feels forgotten in pop culture 20 years since its release -- but why, exactly? Nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1999, including one for Best Picture, the movie stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe in powerhouse performances and is based off of real-life national news, when "60 Minutes" interviewed Big Tobacco whistleblower Jeff Wigand. 

Mike and Brian discuss why the movie flopped, explore its place among the Academy's picks of the top films of 1999 and decide whether to keep it or kick it from the year's top five. 

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