#430 : Comic-Con / STAR TREK BEYOND / CAFÉ SOCIETY

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Michael describes his experience at San Diego Comic-Con. Jared and Joe disagree over Café Society, but they find common ground on Star Trek Beyond and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Joe and Jared talk about actors defecating on camera.

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#429 : Letterboxd / Half-Year Bests / Comic-Con Preview

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Sorry for the website and podcast issues. We’re finally back! In this delayed episode, Jared explains why he loves Letterboxd and tries to convince Michael to use it. Joe and Jared briefly discuss their favorite films and performances of the year so far. Michael previews his trip to San Diego Comic-Con. Joe talks about an ending that overshadows everything else in the movie.

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#428 : GHOSTBUSTERS

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Michael, Jared, and Joe disagree on the most talked-about movie of the summer. Joe and Jared recommend more Kiarostami movies and discuss some hot new television series. Michael gushes about Robert McKee and his screenwriting texts (again).

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#427 : Movies on Trial – REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)

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Joe and Jared face off in the latest installment of Movies on Trial. They vehemently disagree over Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause but see eye to eye on Bigger Than Life. The episode wraps up with an abbreviated round of Cinemassociations.

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#426 : THE NEON DEMON

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The guys review The Neon Demon. Michael is shocked at the idea of Nicolas Winding Refn directing Spectre. Joe provides a swift takedown of the Independence Day sequel. Jared mourns the loss of Abbas Kiarostami.

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#425 : FINDING DORY

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The long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s Finding Nemo gets the RF treatment. Michael raises storytelling concerns. Jared praises the photorealistic pre-show short. Joe identifies the greatest American crime story and explains the cinematic equivalent of Cheetos.

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#424 : Favorite Summertime Films

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Michael, Jared, and Joe share their five favorite films that evoke the feeling of summer. Joe recommends the best documentary he has ever seen and angrily declares The Godfather Part II inferior to the first.

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#423 : POPSTAR / LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

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A double review episode! The hosts discuss the new flick from The Lonely Island crew and agree on the strength of its music. Joe and Jared are charmed by Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen adaptation. Michael pushes for another Movies on Trial debate. Joe regrets a preemptive recommendation.

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#422 : THE LOBSTER

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The fellas debate The Lobster, the first English language feature from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. Michael provides an update on an older Marvel movie. Joe asserts his hatred of spiders. Jared mentions Ralph Fiennes’ penis.

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#421 : THE NICE GUYS

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One of RF’s most anticipated 2016 movies is reviewed. There’s an impromptu debate about who should be the next James Bond. The Ghostbusters remake pre-release backlash gets more discussion than it deserves.

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