#449 : SILENCE

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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.

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#448 : Essential Cinema for the Trump Era

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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.

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#447 : FENCES / JACKIE

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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.

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Jared’s Best Films of 2016

2016 was a bad year. Except when it came to movies. As a movie year, 2016 excelled. Continue reading “Jared’s Best Films of 2016” »

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#446 : LA LA LAND

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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.

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