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

Mar 29, 2021

Made for just $1.9M, director Todd Field's "In the Bedroom" is by far the smallest-budget film in the Academy Award's 2001 slate for Best Picture. But, led by powerhouse performances from Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek, its dramatic punch just might be most powerful.

In this episode, Mike and Brian dive into the movie's...


Mar 26, 2021

Great Scott! A special Facebook Live bonus episode! This is heavy!

This week, Mike and Brian skateboard into the studio to talk about director Robert Zemeckis' 1985 time travel classic, "Back to the Future," starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. They get into trivia, debate the place of "popcorn" movies in...


Mar 22, 2021

If you like "Downtown Abbey," you'll love "Gosford Park" -- at least, you should, seeing as how the TV drama was originally conceived as a spinoff of Robert Altman's Academy Award-nominated film. 

In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into the 2001 Best Picture nominee, debate its thematic intentions and consider its...


Mar 18, 2021

This is the pod.

In David Lynch's 2001 surrealist masterpiece, "Mulholland Drive," dream and reality collide. But is the result transcendent ... or just weird for weird's sake?

In this special bonus episode, Mike and Brian explore the movie's many mysteries through their Questions Three, dive into trivia and critics'...


Mar 15, 2021

The first musical nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 10 years, "Moulin Rouge" is not your grandfather's song-and-dance film. Instead, director Baz Luhrmann's approach is hyper-sensory, supercharging raw enthusiasm with modern visual effects.

Recording from the center of the bohemian world (in...