It’s finally here: Episode VIII has arrived. Does it reach the heights of the original trilogy, or does it wallow in the depths of the prequels? Does it follow the predictable pattern of The Force Awakens, or does it forge a new path into uncharted space? Special-guest Kyle rejoins us to talk about the film, with lots of spoilers to go around because we really wanted to dive in deep. Also Kyle’s father checks in to share his experience from watching the original trilogy in theaters to now watching the latest installment. Sidenote: We had a heck of a time…
We talk about The Disaster Artist, the new James Franco film based on the origins of the infamously-bad film “The Room.” Then we count down our top 10 Worst Acting Performances.
James and Zach discuss the new Greta Gerwig directed drama Lady Bird which is currently the most-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes to remain at 100%, then run down their top 10 films that don’t deserve to appear on the infamous review aggregator site’s Top 100 Movies of All Time list. If you’re interested in signing up for MoviePass, you can use our referral link here if you want. Follow Cinereelists: Facebook – Twitter James: Letterboxd – Twitter Zach: Letterboxd – Twitter Support the show on Patreon. Subscribe: iTunes / RSS Have a film suggestion you think we’ve never seen…
Zach and James read and discuss some recent listener email.
James administers a 30-question DC trivia contest between Mohsen and Zach.
Mohsen comes back on the show to talk Justice League with us.
James and Zach are joined by special-guest Luke to discuss the 2017 remake of Murder on the Orient Express, then the trio run down their favorite “whodunit” movies.
We had Marvel Superfan Evily back on the show to talk about the third (and best) Thor movie, Thor Ragnarok. Then James pits Zach vs Evily in a Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia Battle of Champions.
James and Zach celebrate 300 episodes by adding 100 more to their list of Favorite Films of All Time. This episode covers 201-250 and last week’s episode rounds out the top 300.
In our continuing series of listing our favorite films, we prepare for our 300th episode by listing half of our top 200-300 favorite films.
James and Zach talk The Florida Project and Florida-set films, all while recording in Florida.
Both of us rewatched the original Blade Runner and then the new Blade Runner 2049 and talk about it on the show today. Spoilers are all saved until after the end of the episode, so don’t worry if you haven’t seen it yet.
Zach and James take on A Ghost Story, their third horror movie in a row, featuring a very spooky performance by Casey Affleck. Then, they run down a related list.
Horror movies are apparently taking over the Cinereelists podcast, as again this week we are talking about a horror movie, this time the new Darren Aronofsky film, mother! On second thought, it might not actually be a horror movie, but I think we both know you’re not going to see this with your grandmother. Our take on mother! (heads up, one of us REALLY liked it) then a Top 10 list so spoilery we couldn’t even name it in the podcast episode!
James and Zach actually review a horror film, then discuss some recent listener email.
Zach and James prepare for a hurricane by discussing and ranking the last 10 movies they’ve seen.
James and Zach have a great time discussing Good Time (spoiler free until after the end of the podcast), then countdown their Top 10 Director Acting Performances.
We tackle two movies today with actors that are stepping outside their comfort zones, Logan Lucky and Ingrid Goes West, both comedies yet very different movies.
James and Zach catch-up on some films that they missed earlier in the year. We discuss Kong: Skull Island, Snatched, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
James and Zach have some fun with imperfect new Luc Besson sci-fi romp Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, compare it to Nolan’s war meditation Dunkirk, and then discuss Luc Besson’s other notable films.
Zach and James deep dive an episode of a popular children’s television show (at listener request), then discuss the new Kathryn Bigelow film Detroit and round out the episode with lists of their Top 10 Movie Titles That Are A Place!
James and Zach discuss the positive merits of Dunkirk and yet still manage to disagree on why its great, then play a few old-school CRL games.
Zach and James reveal the most popular movies of every year since they were born (according to Letterboxd) that they have NOT seen. Blind spots are brought to light, arguments are had, films are added and bumped up the old watchlist. Did we blow by something we should definitely see? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and make the case!
James and Scotty get caught in Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Jon Favreau, the first multi-studio effort to be integrated into the Marvel Cinemtatic Universe, then discuss their favorite 3rd films and franchise and non-franchise reboots and remakes (or something). Also, watch for spoiler chat at the end!
James and Zach discuss the latest Edgar Wright film Baby Driver, then discuss some recent listener email.