#522 : LOGAN LUCKY

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The guys review Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. Michael, Joe, and Jared discuss objectivity vs. subjectivity in film criticism. Jared and Michael respond to a listener’s lengthy comment, and Joe joins in to further debate Dunkirk.

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#521 : Best Films of the 1990s

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In this listener-suggested episode, Jared, Joe, and Michael share their ten favorite films of the 1990s while trying to predict what each other will pick. Joe proposes a film called Magua Unchained. Jared’s list is dominated by 1995 cinema. Michael completely forgets his #1 of the decade.

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#520 : DETROIT

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In Joe’s first episode as moderator, the guys review the new Kathryn Bigelow film, Detroit. Michael dives into FilmStruck’s documentary catalog. Jared shares his reaction to Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, which prompts a brief discussion about the cult of bad movies. Joe recommends a film that he expects to have in his year-end top 10.

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#519 : WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

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The third film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes series is reviewed by the RF crew. Michael explains why nominating actors for motion capture performances is still tricky. Jared mentions the Criterion releases he picked up in the latest B&N sale. Joe does a terrible Tom Waits impression.

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#518 : DUNKIRK

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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk received universal acclaim from critics, but the RF hosts aren’t so united in their praise, as two guys question its nonlinear structure. Joe criticizes the live-tweeting of film and television. Jared rips into a recent monster movie. Michael sees his recommendation hijacked by Joe and Jared. A listener’s 21st Century Top 25 is shared.

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#517 : SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING / OKJA

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The second Spider-Man reboot and Bong Joon-ho’s Netflix film get the RF treatment! Jared and Joe briefly talk Twin Peaks S3 and its mindbending eighth episode. Joe and Michael dig into Robert McKee’s Dialogue. Michael draws a comparison between Marvel and Pixar.

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#516 : BABY DRIVER / THE BEGUILED

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A double review episode! Joe and Jared debate the merits of Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled. Michael joins them to analyze Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. Joe runs through a couple new Netflix series. Jared recommends the first masterpiece he has seen this year. Michael speaks of sunburns and waxing.

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#515 : Best Films of the 21st Century (Part 2)

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In this episode, Michael, Jared, and Joe reveal their top ten films of the 21st Century so far. Arguments arise over Christopher Nolan and Claire Denis. Michael describes one of his selections as the most ambitious science movie he has ever seen. Jared notices a genre link across his top five. Joe compares one film’s twist to heroin.

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#514 : Best Films of the 21st Century (Part 1)

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The lively online discussion about “The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far” NYTimes article continues on the Reel Fanatics podcast! In this episode (the first of two parts), Jared, Joe, and Michael each share 15 of their favorite films from this century. Joe gets angry when Jared calls him on a technicality. Michael recommends a film that nearly made his list.

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#513 : WONDER WOMAN

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The guys review Wonder Woman and discuss how it fits into the DCEU. Michael points out a problem with the story’s mythology. Joe recommends a movie that is currently in contention for his favorite of the year. Jared shares his terrible Dragonheart Sean Connery impression.

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