#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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#512 : THE WIZARD OF LIES

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The latest HBO docudrama is the focus of this episode. Joe and Jared butt heads on American Gods and how to watch Twin Peaks: The Return but agree on Michelle Pfeiffer. Jared is challenged by Michael on his purist tendencies. Michael makes a startling admission about Catwoman.

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#511 : Favorite Actors

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In a follow-up to the Favorite Actresses episode, the guys now talk about their favorite actors. Joe and Michael bust out their Michael Caine impressions. Jared geeks out over the Blade Runner 2049 trailer.

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#510 : GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

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The guys discuss the latest MCU movie, and Jared has a strong objection to a particular scene. Joe finally finds an essay film he really likes, but Michael questions that categorization.

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#509 : Favorite Actresses

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Michael, Jared, and Joe reveal their five favorite actresses of all time. Joe explains Nicole Kidman’s impact on his adolescence. Jared admits to changing his tune on a certain HBO miniseries.

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#508 : THE LOST CITY OF Z

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The guys review the new James Gray film, The Lost City of Z, and reflect on the rich career of Jonathan Demme. Jared raises concerns about Gray’s modernization of Percy Fawcett, while Joe questions a casting choice.

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#507 : FIVE CAME BACK / A QUIET PASSION

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Michael, Jared, and Joe review the new Terence Davies film, A Quiet Passion. Jared and Joe discuss the Netflix documentary miniseries Five Came Back. Michael introduces his new web series.

(Sorry for the delayed posting; had to fix some audio issues in this episode.)

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#506 : PERSONAL SHOPPER

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Personal Shopper receives a warmer response from the RF hosts than it did from critics at Cannes. Michael addresses the astonishing drop in quality during S9 of The Office. Joe highlights the problems with binge-watching television and playing multiplayer video games online. Jared examines death in the Digital Age.

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#505 : A Blind Squirrel Finds a Nut!

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Confused by the title? That is Michael’s phrase for a filmmaker whose work he dislikes except for one movie. Alternative title: Films We Love by Directors We Don’t. Many maligned directors get mentioned in another lively list episode. Also, Jared goes to the mat for the new Malick movie, and Joe discusses “delightful boners.”

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#504 : BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / T2 TRAINSPOTTING

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A double review episode: the live-action Beauty and the Beast and the sequel to Trainspotting get the RF treatment. Joe goes heavy on the sports analogies, while Jared draws a comparison to the Ecce Homo debacle. Michael criticizes the use of “T2.”

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