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

Jul 5, 2021

Once ranked the 13th best movie of all time by the AFI, director David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai" won seven of its eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, in 1957.

In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian discuss the effect that the "classic" label has on how we consume older movies, talk cultural representation in post-WWII film and argue about how length (another 3-hour movie?!) contributes to a film's perceived greatness.

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