Arriving just ahead of the Oscars, here are the seventh annual Gores Awards (aka the Goresies), a personal selection of the best in 2016 cinema. Continue reading “7th Gores Awards” »
Michael, Jared, and Joe discuss the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards and offer their predictions and alternative selections.
Michael, Jared, and Joe reveal their top 10 films of 2016. Halfway through the countdown, Joe and Jared share their favorite TV series of 2016, while Michael calls out the films he hated. The guys debate the validity of including O.J.: Made in America on a movie list. Joe coins the term “Sundance antics.”
The guys are joined by Lizzi Alstad for a review of surprise Oscar player Hidden Figures. Joe and Jared each recommend a pair of new releases.
The hosts get philosophical in their lengthy analysis of Martin Scorsese’s Silence. Michael and Joe debate the purpose of a film like Patriots Day, as Joe busts out his Boston Mark Wahlberg impression.
It’s no secret to regular listeners that Michael, Jared, and Joe are wary of the incoming U.S. president and his administration. Just before the inauguration, the guys, in the most overtly political RF episode to date, reveal their top five films for the Trump Era. Joe uses one of his selections as a stealth recommendation. Michael asks everyone to check their news sources.
Disagreement abounds in this packed episode. Jared and Joe debate the stage-to-screen merits of Fences, and Michael goes to the mat for Jackie. Joe recommends the bleakest TV series from 2016.
There’s a lot of love for La La Land in this episode, and the movie conjures up memories of time spent in Los Angeles. The hosts also address the growing backlash to the Oscar frontrunner. Michael, Jared, and Joe all recommend films from earlier in 2016.