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"Where it's always Oscar season."

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

Jul 26, 2021

Like most genre movies, comedies tend to get little love during award season, and the subject of this week's Patron's Choice bonus episode -- "Drowning Mona" (2000) -- is no different, boasting 0 nominations and a measly 29% on Rotten Tomatoes.

But what does that really mean for these movies, especially when a negative...

Mar 8, 2021

What was the best film of 2000?

In this miniseries finale, Mike and Brian recap the year that was, rank the Academy's picks for Best Picture, kick the titles that don't belong and offer their own top fives. 

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Mar 1, 2021

Digital worlds, real lions and bloody decapitations -- are you not entertained!?

Director Ridley Scott's $106 million swords and sandals epic, "Gladiator," won Best Picture of 2000 and earned Russell Crowe a Best Actor award, but does it hold up? Mike and Brian decide whether to keep it or kick it as one of the the...

Feb 24, 2021

Tom Hanks is directed once again by Robert Zemeckis, this time on a desert island. Hanks was nominated for best actor, and Mike and Brian agree it's one of his best performances. Some critics said it was good, not great. Why? The iconic moment is, of course, the skinnified Tom Hanks breaking down over an inanimate...

Feb 22, 2021

Beloved fairy tale, "Chocolat" earned five Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture, following its release in 2000 -- but what was it about this movie that got people feeling all gooey inside? 

In this episode, Mike and Brian talk about the power of happy endings, read listeners' favorite Johnny Depp...