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Reviews of Ready Player One, Annihilation, and other movies from the first quarter of 2018.
Before closing the door on 2017 completely, G Clark examines the ridiculous critical plaudits for French film “Théo and Hugo’ and a repellent indie darling.
Some Oscar History this week and we discuss the historically significant 1968 Academy Awards.
A deep dive into what will win, what should win (and what ought to have been recognized) at this Sunday’s Academy Awards.
A discussion of this years Oscar nominations, followed by an attempt to parse out the differences between the “Best Picture” and “Best Director” categories.
G Clark puts a cap on 2017 with his utterly definitive and wholly inarguable rankings of the best films of the year, which everyone may now argue about.
A countdown of each co-hosts lists of the ten best movies of 2017.
In the lead-up to our Best of the Year episode, Lena Houst guest-hosts to discuss the miscellaneous achievements of 2017.
Justin Jagoe’s 2017 in review: A summation of the best (and worst) of the past year’s cinema.
A review of Spielberg’s ‘The Post,’ followed by a discussion of some of the best television of 2017
Reviews of ‘All the Money in the World,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ and a quick take on ‘Downsizing.’
A review of Guillermo Del Toro’s latest, ‘The Shape of Water,’ followed by a discussion of how the still-young Awards season is shaping up.
In the first essay of this series, G Clark examines some of 2017’s critically-acclaimed movies, which for one reason or another didn’t work for him.
Alex Carlson returns for a nerdy, nit-picky, and eventually VERY spoilery review of the year’s most anticipated film, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’
Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is an exquisitely-acted, gorgeous film that introduces thematic threads it never satisfactorily follows.
On growing up, and being grown, with the most popular film series of all time. The final Essays on Star Wars installment.
You love Film Misery, now try some Queer Misery! Justin and Film Misery editor Lena Houst get together for this bonus episode to discuss the best of queer cinema in 2017
The most common criticism of ‘The Force Awakens’ is its familiarity, but it has something to say about the stories we’ve heard a million times.
How the favored Star Wars composer tries to save ‘Attack of the Clones’ from itself.