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"Where it's always Oscar season."

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

Oct 25, 2021

Grab a drink (not Merlot) and meet us in wine country. It's SIDEWAYS day!

In this episode, Mike and Brian revisit director Alexander Payne's grape juice-stained Best Picture nominee, starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh. They explore the big power of small moments of characterization in screenwriting, question why we root for unlikable characters, talk trivia and decide whether to keep or kick this film from the top five of 2004.

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