James, Zach, and Kyle try to keep up with the new Sony Animated film The Mitchells vs. The Machines, then run down their favorite dysfunctional movie families.
The guys are joined by Nathan of the Network Special Podcast to talk the 2020 Oscar ceremony, reveal the Oscar pick contest winner, and discuss the new Bob Odenkirk film Nobody.
Kyle, James, and Zach discuss the Oscar-nominated drama The Father, then make their respective Oscar picks for who will win and who should win at the the 93rd Academy Awards.
James, Zach, and Kyle discuss the recent theater and HBO Max mashup Godzilla vs. Kong, then run down their 10 favorite movie monsters.
Zach, Kyle, and James discuss the low-key a24 drama Minari starring Steven Yeun, then challenge each other to try to identify a film by its tagline and a few choice clues.
Kyle, James, and Zach discuss the promise behind Promising Young Woman starring Carey Mulligan, then run down their favorite female-led revenge movies.
James, Zach, and Kyle discuss the recent dark-comedy Netflix thriller I Care A Lot starring Rosamund Pike, then surprise each other with their own unique Irish-themed movie lists in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Jump to 43:20 to skip the spoilers.
The guys methodically march through each year of the 2010s, debating and coming to a consensus on what film best represents that year, then attempt to come to agreement out of those 10 which will take the crown for the decade.
Kyle, Zach, and James discuss the new HBO Max historical drama Judas and the Black Messiah, then read aloud and discuss some recent listener email.
The guys run down their favorite films of 2004 that nobody talks about.
The guys review Hulu’s filmed stage performance of Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself, then run down their favorite movies that feature magic.
James, Zach, and Kyle discuss the NetFlix thought-experiment One Night in Miami, then contemplate if Tom Hanks it too old for the western News of the World.
So many lists! Zach, Kyle and James bid 2020 adieu with a plethora of alternative year-end lists, NEW New Year movie resolutions, and an overview of what to expect in cinemas in 2021. Special thanks to our Patreon Supporters – Specifically thanks to Adem, Allan, Amanda, Josh Sale, Joshua, Justin, Kareline, Mansouri, Marco, Roger, Ryan from The Circle of Film Podcast, Scott W, Scotty, Thomas, Troy, and Victoria!
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+.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.