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"Where it's always Oscar season."

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

Aug 23, 2021

Everyone is turning colors in this week's Patron's Choice bonus episode, on 1998's "Pleasantville," directed by Gary Ross. 

Mike and Brian talk repression and opression, best moments, trivia, and then compare "Pleasantville" to Ross' follow-up, the Best Picture-nominated "Seabiscuit."

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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,...


Jun 3, 2021

Is horror the perfect genre for sneaking deep, adult themes into movies that feel light and popcorn-y?

In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian revisit David Cronenberg's 1986 body horror classic, "The Fly," which was chosen by patron Chris from Tampa. They dive into the film's best moments, explore what (aside from the...


Apr 2, 2021

Is Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) really an "avenging angel"?

How are we supposed to feel about his climactic shootout?

Is director Martin Scorsese trying to drive us crazy with saxophones?!?

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976, TAXI DRIVER is crammed full of enigmas, and in this special...


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...