Zach, Kyle and James count down their 20 favorite movies of 2020, as well as their greatest disappointments, films they regret not having seen before making their lists, and much more.
The guys discuss the Amazon drama Sound of Metal which features a lot of great sound design, then run down other films that also have great sound design.
James, Zach, and Kyle discuss two recent streaming titles in Wonder Women 1984 on HBO Max and Pixar’s Soul on Disney+. Wonder Woman 1984 spoiler chat begins at 1:12:54 Soul spoiler chat begins at 1:45:31
James and Kyle are joined by Mo for a special bonus episode (and his 13th appearance on the podcast) to discuss the season 2 of the Star Wars TV phenom known as The Mandalorian.
Our intrepid trio finally discuss the covid-delayed Tenet, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and then run down Kyle’s ranking of the autuers beloved filmography while James and Zach challenge each other to a guess-off related to Kyle’s list. Spoiler chat ends at 1:25:30
The guys each blindly pick, watch, and discuss three Christmas movies they’ve never seen – We’re No Angels (1955), It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (1984), and Anna and the Apocalypse (2017).
James, Kyle and Zach discuss the new David Fincher Netflix film Mank, then revisit the film it’s connected to – the greatest film of all-time – Citizen Kane.
Kyle, Zach, and James discuss the new NetFlix drama Hillbilly Elegy, and then run down their favorite 10 Ron Howard-directed films.
The guys rank and discuss the movies they are most thankful for.
Zach, Kyle and James rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen – including a ton of documentaries, a bunch of 2020 films, and a kung-fu classic.
Zach, Kyle and James discuss the new Sophia Coppola a24 film On the Rocks in which she reteams with Lost in Translation star Bill Murray, review a new old Bill Murray film – 1997’s The Man Who Knew Too Little, and then play a Bill Murray-centric movie trivia game.
The guys get wordy on the new Amazon streaming film Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and then play an untitled trailer-based movie game.
James, Zach and Kyle celebrate 450 episodes by setting in stone for ever and ever and ever their top 10 favorite feature film directors of all time.
The guys make their case for the new NetFlix courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 (written and directed by Aaron Sorkin), then get quirky with the new VOD release Kajillionaire (written and directed by Miranda July), and finish out the show answering some recent listener emails. Troy’s blog post on movie stills
The guys run down their favorite films of 2003 that nobody talks about.
James and Kyle discuss the results of last week’s Top Movies of Each Decade consensus list, the recently released Netflix remake The Boys in the Band, and then list their favorite films base don a stage performances.
Kyle and Zach compare their respective Top 300 Favorite Films lists, then try to come to a consensus on the top film of every decade.
The guys list and rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen.
The guys are joined by Meghan to compare and contrast the new Disney live-action remake of the animated film Mulan, then the group plays an epic game of the scarcity-based movie game 28 Words Later.
The guys dive deep into writer/director’s latest oddball thinker I’m Thinking of Ending Things, debate the merits of his being considered a “pretentious” and/or “self-indulgent” filmmaker, and then discuss the rest of the enigmatic artist’s challenging filmography.
James and (resident co-host) Kyle are joined by Kevin and (a different) Zach from the Dadgum Nerds podcast to discuss the most excellent sequel Bill & Ted Face the Music, then the group play a pun-based movie game to close out the episode.
James and (resident co-host) Kyle and another special-guest list and rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen.
James and (resident co-host) Kyle and another special-guest pop a pill on the new NetFlix film Project Power, then play a deception-filled game of Movie Bluff.
James and (resident co-host) Kyle ferment their thoughts on the new high-concept comedy-drama An American Pickle, then open up a jar of their favorite movies starring funnyperson Seth Rogen.
James and (resident co-host) Kyle (and some other guy) take calls from random Patreon listeners while discussing the slow-burn allegorical horror film Relic from Australian first-time writer/director Natalie Erika James.