#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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#503 : LOGAN

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The guys review Logan and discuss Hugh Jackman’s legacy as Wolverine. Michael jinxes the Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball team. Jared champions an unloved Wes Anderson film. Joe’s Goldblum laugh sounds a lot like ZZ Top.

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#502 : GET OUT

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Joe and Jared review Jordan Peele’s provocative directorial debut while Michael asks questions. Jared vehemently disagrees with one of Joe’s recommendations. Joe talks about Tom Hardy’s fixation on unusual accents.

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#501 : Most Anticipated Films of 2017

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Jared and Joe talk about their most anticipated movies of the year, and Michael joins them to reflect on their lists from 2016.

P.S. Sorry for the delayed posting, loyal listeners! We had some site issues to resolve.

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7th Gores Awards

Arriving just ahead of the Oscars, here are the seventh annual Gores Awards (aka the Goresies), a personal selection of the best in 2016 cinema. Continue reading “7th Gores Awards” »

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#452 : Annual Oscar Bitchin’

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Michael, Jared, and Joe discuss the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards and offer their predictions and alternative selections.

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#451 : Top Ten Films of 2016

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Michael, Jared, and Joe reveal their top 10 films of 2016. Halfway through the countdown, Joe and Jared share their favorite TV series of 2016, while Michael calls out the films he hated. The guys debate the validity of including O.J.: Made in America on a movie list. Joe coins the term “Sundance antics.”

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#450 : HIDDEN FIGURES

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The guys are joined by Lizzi Alstad for a review of surprise Oscar player Hidden Figures. Joe and Jared each recommend a pair of new releases.

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