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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...


Jul 19, 2021

Director Sophia Coppola's sophomore release, the moody "Lost in Translation," starring Bill Murray, is a rumination on ennui. But it's funny. And it's romantic.

So it's a rom-com ... right?

In this episode, Mike and Brian explore the choices that make this movie so hard to categorize. They question what can be...


Jul 12, 2021

Critics loved director Richard Linklater's "The School of Rock," showering it and its star, Jack Black, with praise. It scored a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. One critic called it "uncut bliss."

Yet, it was nominated for 0 Oscars.

In this episode, Mike and Brian question whether a "light" comedy could ever win an Academy...


Jul 5, 2021

Once ranked the 13th best movie of all time by the AFI, director David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai" won seven of its eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, in 1957.

In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian discuss the effect that the "classic" label has on how we consume older movies,...


Jun 28, 2021

The 2003 retrospective series kicks off with director Peter Weir's 10-time Oscar nominee "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," starring Russell Crowe.

Mike and Brian break down the movie's best moments, deliver Golden Takes, argue about the value of beetle-handling on film and decide whether to keep or kick...