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"Where it's always Oscar season."

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

Dec 6, 2021

A new movie year is upon us! We kiick off our series on the films of 2005 with George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck.," which takes a just-the-facts approach to Edward R. Murrow's attempt to take down Senator Joe McCarthy.

In this episode, Mike and Brian debate the validity of patriotism as a criterion for Oscar...

Nov 29, 2021

What was the best movie of 2004?

The Academy awarded that title to Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby," but in this series finale episode, Mike and Brian shake things up. They recap the year that was, rank the Academy's picks for Best Picture, kick the ones that don't belong and discuss their personal top 5s. Plus,...

Nov 22, 2021

Coming off of "Mystic River" in 2003, Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" marked two straight years of Best Picture nominations -- this time, however, he went home with the big prize, plus a trophy for Best Director.

In this episode, Mike and Brian analyze the movie's best moments, talk faith and sacrifice (which...

Nov 15, 2021

Fresh off the heels of "Gangs of New York," Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio continued their collaboration in 2004, this time with a biopic on capitalist hero/film director/aircraft tycoon Howard Hughes.

In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into DiCaprio's performance and moviestar persona, Scorsese's directoral...

Nov 8, 2021

Breakups are hard. But don't worry! Lacuna, the memory-erasing company from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," is here to help.

In this episode, Mike and Brian take a trip down memory lane as they dive into this non-Best Picture nominee of 2004, directed by Michel Gondry and written by Charlie Kaufman. IThey...