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"Where it's always Oscar season."

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

Feb 1, 2021

One of the greatest movie years of all time, 1999 featured no shortage of films now seen as cultural touchstones. But were the top titles of the year represented in the Academy Award nominations for Best Picture? 

Capping off their pilot season, Mike and Brian look back at the top films of the final year of the 20th...


Feb 1, 2021

Once hailed as a masterpiece, director Sam Mendes's "American Beauty" has had a hard fall from grace in the two decades since its release. In 1999, it was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won five, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screeplay. Kevin Spacey's sexual assault allegations...


Feb 1, 2021

An actionless action movie? Director Michael Mann's "The Insider" feels forgotten in pop culture 20 years since its release -- but why, exactly? Nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1999, including one for Best Picture, the movie stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe in powerhouse performances and is based off of real-life...


Feb 1, 2021

Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Furiosa walk into a barn.... It's "The Cider House Rules"! 

With pretty, pastural cinematography straight out of a Thomas Kinkade painting, it's tough not to see this film as a little polyannaish on first glance. However, the screenplay's exploration of moral ambiguity, abortion and apple-picking...


Feb 1, 2021

Director Frank Darabont's follow-up to "The Shawshank Redemption" in 1994, "The Green Mile" is another Stephen King-adapted, prison-set, period melodrama. Except, this time there's circus mice!

Mike and Brian discuss the film's stance on the death penalty, debate its level of fun on the "Popcorn-O-Meter," explore its...