#515 : Best Films of the 21st Century (Part 2)


In this episode, Michael, Jared, and Joe reveal their top ten films of the 21st Century so far. Arguments arise over Christopher Nolan and Claire Denis. Michael describes one of his selections as the most ambitious science movie he has ever seen. Jared notices a genre link across his top five. Joe compares one film’s twist to heroin.


#448 : Essential Cinema for the Trump Era


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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#212 : GRAVITY / Mill Valley Film Festival 2013


Jared tells of his experiences at the 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival, and then the boys breakdown the new Alfonso Cuarón film, GRAVITY, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

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Jared’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2013

Last year, I specifically called out Moonrise Kingdom and Skyfall as two movies that didn’t excite me, and they both made my top ten of the year. I suppose this means I shouldn’t be so judgmental. Thus, I will refrain from doing something similar this year. Just know that the following films are those that are of personal interest to me, roughly in order of anticipation. If you want a list of the biggest movies due for release this year, go elsewhere.

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Dir: Alfonso Cuarón | Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Originally due for a 2012 release, Gravity is now the film I’m most excited about this year. Cuarón is one of modern cinema’s great visionaries, and this follow-up to the masterful Children of Men should rock my autumn. Continue reading “Jared’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2013” »

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#118 : Disney Buys Lucasfilm


The guys discuss Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion and the implications the acquisition may have for the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. The discussion eventually veers to a discussion of film franchises in general, and more specifically why so many film franchises struggle to maintain quality in later installments.

#118 – Disney Buys Lucasfilm

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