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

Sep 20, 2021

The final installment in director Peter Jackson's epic fantasy trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" proved to be the one film of 2003 to rule them all, sweeping the Oscars and blurring the lines separating "geek" movie from prestige picture. But how does it hold up nearly two decades later?

In this episode, Mike and Brian talk genre, endings, trivia and whether or not this Academy Award winner truly was the best film of the year.

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