Episode #81: Best of 2015

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Time for some much-needed reflection on the entertainment year that was. What were the best things we saw, heard, and experienced in 2015? We made lists. Also, we get into a little Oscar talk and solve racism once and for all.

Join us as Thomas goes rogue, Dan gets superlative, and Michelle loses her mind.

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Watch-Along: White Christmas

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Time to watch a Christmas classic with Michelle and Dan! Watch along to White Christmas with us, and “Merry Christmas” from the Moviemakers’ Team.

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Episode #80: Christmas Movies

 

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Critical Faculties, take a knee. It’s Christmas Movie¬†time. Join us as we celebrate all things cinematically happy and perennial. Also, Dan drinks a stick of butter.

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Episode #79: Jean-Pierre Melville

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Time for a deep dive. We look at the artful, macho, mildly obscure films of French director Jean-Pierre Melville. We put on our trench coats and fedoras and head down a deserted Parisian street on foot.

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Episode #78: Sam Mendes

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With Spectre in theaters, we take a look at director Sam Mendes and his unusual career trajectory. From the London stage to suburban angst to over-the-top Bond films (with some angst).

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**BONUS LISTEN** an extra kick-around where we talk marriage, fandom, and Crimson Peak vs. Steve Jobs.

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Episode #77: Dan at the Movies

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Covering “Bridge of Spies”, “Steve Jobs”, and “Sicario”, Dan settles in for a cozy chat about what he recommends watching and why Fall is Summer for grown-ups.

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Episode #76: Nancy Meyers

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There will be tasteful decor.

Michelle and Thomas dive into the peculiar, hyper-specific world of writer-director Nancy Meyers. Age-inappropriate relationships, throw pillows, and some light feminism coming your way.

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Episode #75: Our 2nd Anniversary Show

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Year 3, Day 1.

We celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with a game of “Obscure Movie”, hear why Thomas hated “Jurassic World”, and have a moment of silence for “One Direction.”

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**BONUS** an extra Summer Movie Wrap-up.

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Episode #74: James Horner

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In honor of the passing of composer James Horner, Dan and Michelle look back at his amazing body of work and celebrate one of cinema’s greats.

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Episode #73: Paul Thomas Anderson, Part 2

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Dan and Thomas IN THE SAME ROOM!

Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, we got Dan to LA just in time for part 2 of look at writer/director PTA. Get ready for some boozy bro-time, more thoughts about Mad Max, and some pretty good Michelle impressions.

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