Kyle and James discuss the 5-time Oscar-nominated holocaust drama The Zone of Interest, reveal if (or where) it would have landed on their Top 20 Films of 2023 lists, then rank the entire filmography of director Jonathan Glazer.
They guys conduct their analysis of the new Yorgos Lanthimos science-fantasy flick Poor Things, then resurrect their opinions of the new Netflix biopic Maestro, directed by Bradley Cooper.
The guys watch part one of a Zack Snyder film that shouldn’t ever get a part 2 but will anyway because Netflix.
The guys attempt to answer the age old question – why did we watch this again?
The guys discuss their (dis)belief in Santa Clause – then review three recent holiday releases including the dark thriller The Apology (starring Anna Gunn), the holiday comedy Genie (starring Melissa McCarthy), and the buzzy indie dramedy The Holdovers (starring Paul Giamatti).
Zach and James criticize the new NetFlix techno-thriller Leave the World Behind, then play a movie trivia game.
The guys mansplain the male gaze while criticizing Saltburn, director Emerald Fennell’s sophomore film and follow up to the Oscar winning Promising Young Woman – then run down their 10 favorite movies that share a name with a physical place, real or otherwise.
The guys debate to cannon-sized holes in Ridley Scott’s latest epic biopic Napoleon, then run down their favorite movies from the prolific director.
The guys detonate their criticism of the 2023 eco-terrorist heist procedural How to Blow Up a Pipeline, run down their favorite movie blow-em-ups, and argue over the angle of the photon torpedos in the trench scene of a 46-year old film.
The guys criticize the last David Fincher directed NetFlix Film, The Killer.
The guys debate the hokiness of the music of Elvis while discussing the new Sophia Coppola film Priscilla – then close out the episode connecting films off the tops of their heads with a round of the CRL original movie trivia game Chain Reaction.
The guys discuss the new epic revisionist Western crime drama Killers of the Flower Moon in both spoiler-free and spoiler-filled flavors, then run down their favorite films directed by Martin Scorsese.
Kyle and James discuss all four of Wes Anderson’s Netflix-produced Roald Dahl short film adaptations, then discuss and rank their 10 favorite films from the quirky director. Also they say word dollhouse a lot.
The guys sing-along to Flora And Son, the latest musically-infused film of director John Carney, prompting them to also run down their ten favorite (or memorable, or whatever) moms in movies.
The guys review and discuss the potential of The Creator, the new (relatively) lower-budget sci-fi flick by director Garth Edwards (Star Wars: Rogue One, Monsters) – then heap praise on the new sex-comedy Bottoms starring Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri.
The guys review and discuss two films new to streaming – the alien invasion thriller No One Will Save You on Hulu, and the Pixar animated film Elemental on Disney+.
The guys have a totally chilled-out vibe session as they answer listener email, discuss the future of AI-driven filmmaking, debate the popularity of two similar actresses, and play a new movie trivia game.
The guys watch a grimy 3-hour extreme mumblecore film that was recommended to them by a listener five years ago, then rank 10 films that may be good in the end but are hard to watch for one reason or another.
The guys get nostalgic while discussing animated reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, then rank all of the films from the beloved series.
The guys are joined by special-guest Amanda to discuss the new toy-adaptation flick Barbie, then review the latest film from Christopher Nolan about the man who shepherded the creation of the atomic bomb: Oppenheimer.
James, Kyle, and Zach react to the latest film in the Mission Impossible franchise on their way home from the drive-in movie theater.
The guys reunite to dial back the hype on the fourth and (supposedly) final Indiana Jones film, then run down their favorite films and roles of Harrison Ford. Spoiler chat starts at 1:30:40.
Kyle and James talk fake oners and tech bio pics.
Kyle and James discuss the best animated film of 2023 and possibly the best Spider-Man film ever, then rank all the Spider-Man films against each other.
The guys lose their legs over Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, then run dow their 10 favorite films feature a fish out of water.