99 - Kimi

• February 20th, 2022

This week, Macguffin manager, editor, and lead film critic Allen Almachar joins Cassidy to review the new Steven Soderbergh feature, KIMI, starring Zoe Kravitz. We discuss the history of controversial and contentious best picture winners, which leads us into a re-review of the Paul Haggis Oscar-winning drama, 2005's Crash. 


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98 - Nightmare Alley

• February 13th, 2022

For this week's episode, we catch up with Guillermo del Torro's gothic noir, Nightmare Alley. We also discuss the top Oscar nomination categories/snubs, and we cover some recent movie news. For the streaming homework, we take a look back at Disney's 2002 animated flop, Treasure Planet.  

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97 - The Tragedy of Macbeth

• February 6th, 2022

For this episode of the podcast, we discuss the highs and lows of the Coen brothers' body of films and we review Joel Coen's solo effort, The Tragedy of Macbeth. This week's streaming homework is the 1987 brat-pack dramedy, Some Kind of Wonderful, and we mull over the wild backstory behind the making of Kangaroo Jack. 

 

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96 - The Tender Bar

• January 23rd, 2022

For this week's episode, we review the coming-of-age drama, The Tender Bar, starring Ben Affleck and directed by George Clooney. We also attempt the impossible by recasting all of the principal lead characters in Back to the Future with modern actors. For our streaming homework, we examine the 2004 documentary, Metallica: Some Kind of Moster. In this segment, we ponder bad drum production, the merits of occupational group therapy, and Kirk Hammett's horse ranch. 

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95 - Encanto

• January 16th, 2022

For this episode, we review Disney's latest animated fantasy film, Encanto. We also play a new game in which we decide the definitive works of a handful of famous directors. At the end of the program, we discuss the 1967 crime drama, Le Samourai, by the French auteur Jean-Pierre Melville. 

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94 - Best and Worst of 2021

• January 9th, 2022

To put a bow on last year's cinema, we rank our top 10 and bottom 5 films of 2021. We also read social media comments from listeners about their favorite movies. Listen up and find out if your favorite movie from last year made it on one of our lists! 

 

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93 - Spider-Man No Way Home & Matrix Resurrections

• January 2nd, 2022

The first episode of 2022 features reviews for Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Matrix Resurrections. We also think of a couple of pitches for buddies movies starring actors of our choice. For our streaming homework, we review the 1995 cyber-punk action movie, Johnny Mnemonic, which also stars Keanu Reeves. 

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92 - King Richard

• December 19th, 2021

For this episode of the podcast, we review the Venus and Serena Williams sports biopic, King Richard, starring Will Smith. We also list a few film franchises we think could use a Christmas entry. For the streaming homework, we review the 1988 crime-comedy, Midnight Run. 

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91 - House of Gucci

• December 12th, 2021

For this episode, we review Ridley Scott's lurid biopic, House of Gucci, starring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga. We also compare other musicians who became actors and rank them on our own special scale. For the streaming homework, we review the 2012 Tom Cruise action movie, Jack Reacher.

 

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90 - Power of the Dog

• December 4th, 2021

For this episode of the podcast, we review Jane Campion's latest period drama/western, Power of the Dog. We also talk about the paranoid 1982 TV movie, Mazes & Monsters, starring a young Tom Hanks. For this episode's special segment, we compare what fictional movie toys and games we wish were real. 

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