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‘Dune: Part Two’ Is Here and It’s Spectacular

Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to talk all things ‘Dune: Part Two’

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Final Best Picture Power Rankings and How Oscar Voting Really Works

Sean and Amanda talk of Lily Gladstone’s win for Best Actress, then Tom Oyer joins the show to explain how the Academy Awards actually work and what the voting process looks like

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‘Drive-Away Dolls’ and Book Club No. 1—Francis Ford Coppola, ‘Apocalypse Now,’ and ‘The Path to Paradise’

Adam Nayman joins to discuss ‘Drive-Away Dolls,’ the latest solo Coen movie, and Sean and Amanda dig into the first entry in The Big Picture Book Club

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‘The Beekeeper,’ ‘Madame Web,’ and a Dumpuary Extravaganza

Sean, Amanda, and Chris take a look at some of the recent movies released in the peak of dumpuary!

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The Best Super Bowl Trailers, ‘Bob Marley: One Love,’ ‘The Taste of Things,’ and Top Five Food Movies

Plus, the director and star of ‘The Taste of Things’ join to discuss the unique challenges of making a movie centered around cooking!

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The 1991 Movie Draft. Plus: Wim Wenders!

Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan reunite for a draft of the best movies of 1991. Then, Sean is joined by master filmmaker Wim Wenders to discuss his new film, ‘Perfect Days.’

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‘Argylle’ and the Death of the Winking Action Movie

Plus, Sean is joined by Mads Mikkelsen and Nikolaj Arcel to discuss ‘The Promised Land’ and much more

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Physical Media Strikes Back With Tim Simons

Sean is joined by actor and physical media enthusiast Tim Simons to refresh their conversation on the state of physical media in the world of cinema

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The Philip Seymour Hoffman Hall of Fame

Sean pays tribute to his favorite actor before Amanda joins to discuss the best of his filmography

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The ‘Barbie’ Freak-Out, Oscar Nominations Mailbag, and ‘The Zone of Interest’

Plus, Sean gives a quick recap of what he saw at the Sundance Film Festival

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2024 Oscar Nominations: Snubs, Surprises, and WTFs

Sean and Amanda also discuss waning momentum for ‘The Holdovers,’ growing momentum for ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ and ‘The Zone of Interest,’ and how ‘Nyad’ snuck into some big categories

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Oscar Nomination Predictions, ‘Mean Girls,’ and ‘All of Us Strangers’ With Andrew Scott

Sean talks to ‘All of Us Strangers’ star Andrew Scott about what attracted him to this role, how he selects roles at this stage of his career, and the legwork that goes into building chemistry with costars

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The 2024 Movie Auction. Plus: Jake Johnson!

Sean, Amanda, and Chris auction draft the movies they’re most excited for in 2024, and Jake Johnson joins to discuss his new movie, ‘Self Reliance’

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The Making of ‘Oppenheimer’ With Hoyte van Hoytema, Jennifer Lame, and Ludwig Goransson

At a live screening of ‘Oppenheimer’ in Los Angeles, Sean talks with the cinematographer, editor, and composer of the movie!

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Best Picture Power Rankings and a ‘Poor Things’ Deep Dive. Plus: Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes!

The director and star of ‘May December’ join the show to dive into the movie’s performances, reception, and more

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The 2024 Golden Globes: The ‘Oppenheimer’ Behemoth

Sean and Amanda give their immediate reactions to the 2024 Golden Globe Awards ceremony, which turned out to be a massive success for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

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The 24 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024

Chris Ryan also joins the show to talk about ‘Night Swim’

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Our 2024 Movie Resolutions, ‘Anyone but You,’ and ‘The Color Purple’

Plus, Sean and Amanda share three New Year movie resolutions that relate to the show

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‘The Iron Claw’ and the 10 Most Underrated Movies of 2023

Plus Sean Durkin joins to talk about the unique challenges of recreating pro wrestling’s pseudo-reality in cinema and what movies he took inspiration from

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‘Ferrari’ and Top Five Michael Mann Movies

Sean and Amanda are joined by The Ringer’s Michael Mann aficionado Chris Ryan to discuss one of the year’s best and most anticipated movies: ‘Ferrari’

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The Top 10 Movie Scenes of 2023 and ‘American Fiction’ With Cord Jefferson

The director joins Sean and Amanda to discuss the challenges of directing a movie when you have a writing background, what he wants to work on next, and more

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‘Maestro’: Holy Sh*t. Plus, the Top 10 Performances of 2023.

Sean and Amanda dive deep into one of the biggest swings of the year, from one of the most ambitious directors we have working right now: Bradley Cooper’s ‘Maestro’

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The 2020 Movie Draft

Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan reunite for a draft of the best movies of 2020

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‘Wonka’ and the Timothée Chalamet Movie Star Playbook. Plus: Jonathan Glazer on ‘The Zone of Interest.’

Sean and Amanda are joined by Joanna Robinson to react to ‘Wonka’—what works, what doesn’t work, and more. Sean is then joined by Jonathan Glazer and Johnnie Burn, the director and sound designer, respectively, of ‘The Zone of Interest.’

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‘The Boy and the Heron’ and Top Five Miyazaki Movies. Plus: An ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Deep Dive.

Sean, Andy, and Charles look at Hayao Miyazaki’s stunning new film before Amanda joins to discuss the 2023 Palme d’Or winner

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Julia Roberts (!) and Sam Esmail on ‘Leave the World Behind.’ Plus: Golden Globes Snubs, Surprises, and WTFs.

Esmail sticks around to discuss adaptation, set design, costuming, casting, working for Netflix, what’s coming next, and everything in between

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The Power of ‘Godzilla Minus One’ and an Awards Season Mailbag

Sean and Amanda also share preliminary thoughts about ‘Poor Things’ and why it’s seemingly losing steam in the awards races

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The Top Five Movies of 2023

Sean and Amanda talk titanic works from master filmmakers, blockbuster hits that captured the zeitgeist, smaller movies that use their artistry to challenge viewers, and more

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The Aggressive Majesty of ‘May December’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’

Sean and Amanda are joined by Wesley Morris to talk Todd Haynes’s new film and ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’

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‘Saltburn’: Iconic or Disastrous? Plus: Alexander Payne!

Sean is joined by ‘Holdovers’ director Alexander Payne to discuss reuniting with Paul Giamatti, casting an actor in their first role, the filmmaking style of the movie, and more

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‘Napoleon’ and the Top Five “Great Men” Movies

Sean, Amanda, and Chris explore the high highs of Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’ while sorting through their feelings on why the movie doesn’t come together as a whole. Then, they place ‘Napoleon’ in the context of "great men" movies.

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‘The Holdovers’ and ‘The Hunger Games.’ Plus: Eli Roth!

Eli Roth joins to discuss ‘Thanksgiving,’ his feature-length follow-up to the fictional trailer of the same name, which first appeared in the 2007 film ‘Grindhouse’