#445 : ROGUE ONE

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The first Star Wars anthology film gets the RF treatment, and the hosts do not see eye to eye. A discussion ensues about the use of computer-generated characters. Joe and Jared both like Loving but disagree on Moana.

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#444 : MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

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Joe, Michael, and Jared discuss the Sundance critical darling, Manchester by the Sea, and offer contrasting reactions to Casey Affleck’s performance. Joe compares the film to 1994 Ice-T actioner Surviving the Game (yes, really). Michael champions print journalism. Jared complains about Wisconsin winter weather.

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#443 : THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN / ALLIED

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The guys disagree on the new espionage thriller from Robert Zemeckis. Jared and Joe frame The Edge of Seventeen as a corrective to Sixteen Candles. Joe recommends a Marvel movie not previously discussed on the podcast.

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#442 : HACKSAW RIDGE / CERTAIN WOMEN

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Michael and Joe imagine Mel Gibson’s cinematic bloodlust on set. Jared and Joe analyze the structure of Kelly Reichardt’s new film. Joe wishes Scorsese a happy birthday. All three hosts gripe about a looming Trump presidency.

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#441 : ARRIVAL

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The season’s prestige sci-fi film, Arrival, gets the Reel Fanatics treatment. Jared talks Noirvember and John Garfield. Joe compares a Mizoguchi movie to Whiplash and describes a bad theater experience.

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