#525 : IT / MOTHER!

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Darren Aronofsky’s divisive new film, Mother!, is the main topic this week, and each host has a different take on its merits. The guys also review the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s It.

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#524 : TIFF 2017 Report

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Jared shares his experience at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, highlighting his favorites, most pleasant surprises, and biggest disappointments from this year’s lineup.

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#523 : GOOD TIME

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Joe and Jared review the latest Safdie Brothers film, Good Time (note: there is no spoilers section, but the discussion does get spoilery). Jared considers himself a bad cinephile for not liking the comedy of Jerry Lewis. Joe gives a shoutout to some coworkers with his recommendations. Michael analyzes Rick and Morty S3 and how it differs from previous seasons.

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#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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