#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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#223 : AMERICAN HUSTLE / THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

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Happy Holidays from Reel Fanatics! This week, a very special two-review episode. Continue reading “#223 : AMERICAN HUSTLE / THE WOLF OF WALL STREET” »

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#219 : Martin Scorsese

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In anticipation of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, the boys gush over master filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s contributions to cinema and count down their top five films from his oeuvre. Continue reading “#219 : Martin Scorsese” »

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#141 : Female Directors

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The guys wrestle with the plight of female filmmakers marginalized in Hollywood as well as confront some of their own prejudices through honest conversation.

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#137 : Top 5 Needledrops

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The guys count down their top five favorite needledrop moments in cinema, or moments in film where a pop song or piece of pre-recorded music plays on the soundtrack.

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