Featured review of ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ plus shorter reviews of ‘The Handmaiden,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Elle,’ and several more!
Major reviews of ‘Arrival’ and ‘Billy Lyn’s Long Halftime Walk,’ followed by mini-reviews of a bunch of other 2016 releases.
Reviews of Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ Howard Hawks’ ‘Sergeant York,’ and a discussion of whether a movie can ever be “anti-war.”
It’s Horror Week! We discuss the classic thrillers ‘Don’t Look Now’ and ‘The Tenant,’ followed by a discussion of directors we’d love to see try horror.
Double-header reviews of two movie accountants: first, Ben Affleck in ‘The Accountant,’ followed by Johnny Depp in ‘Dead Man’
A review of Nate Parker’s controversial ‘The Birth of a Nation,’ followed by review of both versions of ‘Westworld.’
A review of the Emily Blunt vehicle ‘The Girl on the Train,’ followed by a discussion of our favorite “comfort movies.”
A review of the new Criterion addition ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,’ followed by a discussion of the function of ratings in movie criticism.
A debate on Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully,’ followed by a retrospective of the legendary actor-turned actor/director’s career.
A return to podcasting after a fall sabbatical
Reviews of ‘Sausage Party’ and ‘Only Yesterday’ to kick off a larger discussion of animated films geared for adults.
Reviews of Suicide Squad and ‘Batman: The Killing Joke,’ followed by a conversation of onscreen portrayals of the Joker.
Reviews from movies available via Criterion and MUBI: ‘A Brighter Summer Day’ (Criterion) and ‘I’m Not Scared’ (MUBI)
A Ralph Fiennes profile, headed with reviews of two of his most notable films: ‘Coriolanus’ and ‘The English Patient.’
A glimpse at the 2016 Emmy Nominations, preceded by a review of ‘The Pass,’ one of the most high-profile original programs from Hulu.
Reviews of Finding Dory and The BFG, followed by a discussion of what an adult can get out of children’s movies.
Following a review of ‘Free State of Jones,’ a round-up of the Best Movies of 2016 So Far.
Former cohost Alex Carlson returns to talk about life as a movie dad, as well as a conversation about what we call “WHOOSH!” movies.
In which we appraise the career of Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia’s greatest filmmaker, though not before a “Winking” review of ‘Russian Ark.’
Double-header reviews of ‘The Lobster’ and ‘A Bigger Splash,’ followed by a discussion of notable English-Language debuts from international directors