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Two cinephiles. One mission. Every Best Picture nominee of the 21st century.

Oct 11, 2021

Horror movie month is in full swing!

To celebrate, we look back at zombie-comedy "Shaun of the Dead" (2004), directed by Edgar Wright, whose new film, "Last Night in Soho," releases Oct. 29.

In this episode, Mike and Brian explore the impact "Shaun" made on the horror genre, dig into its best moments and discuss...


Oct 4, 2021

Strike up the band, because we're kicking off a brand new miniserieis -- this time on the films of 2004!

In this episode, Mike and Brian reevaluate director Taylor Hackford's Best Picture-nominated musical biopic, "Ray," which landed Jamie Foxx a Best Actor Oscar. They debate the importance of staying true to the facts...


Sep 27, 2021

What was the best movie of 2003?

In this miniseries finale episode, Mike and Brian recap the year that was, rank the Academy's picks for Best Picture, kick the ones that don't belong and discuss their personal top 5s. Plus, trivia, Golden Takes and more.

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Sep 20, 2021

The final installment in director Peter Jackson's epic fantasy trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" proved to be the one film of 2003 to rule them all, sweeping the Oscars and blurring the lines separating "geek" movie from prestige picture. But how does it hold up nearly two decades later?

In this...


Sep 13, 2021

Mixing drama with documentary, and live-action with animation, "American Splendor" (2003), directed by Shari Springer and Robert Pulcini, feels much more inspired by the art and attitude of comic book writer Harvey Pekar than by his actual life. And that's a good thing.

In this episode, Mike and Brian dig into the...