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

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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.

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#512 : THE WIZARD OF LIES

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The latest HBO docudrama is the focus of this episode. Joe and Jared butt heads on American Gods and how to watch Twin Peaks: The Return but agree on Michelle Pfeiffer. Jared is challenged by Michael on his purist tendencies. Michael makes a startling admission about Catwoman.

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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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#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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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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#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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