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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...


Oct 18, 2021

Happy Halloween! With spooky season now in full swing, Mike and Brian throw out the usual format to dig into three of the big horror releases of 2004:

  • director James Wan's SAW
  • M. Night Shyamalan's THE VILLAGE
  • and shark-thriller OPEN WATER, directed by Chris Kentis.

They talk genre rules, the power of twist endings and...


Oct 11, 2021

Horror movie month is in full swing!

To celebrate, we look back at zombie-comedy "Shaun of the Dead" (2004), directed by Edgar Wright, whose new film, "Last Night in Soho," releases Oct. 29.

In this episode, Mike and Brian explore the impact "Shaun" made on the horror genre, dig into its best moments and discuss...


Oct 4, 2021

Strike up the band, because we're kicking off a brand new miniserieis -- this time on the films of 2004!

In this episode, Mike and Brian reevaluate director Taylor Hackford's Best Picture-nominated musical biopic, "Ray," which landed Jamie Foxx a Best Actor Oscar. They debate the importance of staying true to the facts...


Jun 21, 2021

Made on a shoestring budget, the debut feature from director/writer/actor Zach Braff connected with audiences in a profound way in 2004. But do its concerns ring as loudly almost two decades later?

In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian take a fresh look at "Garden State," costarring Natalie Portman, whose character...