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The 10 Best Movies of 2022 … So Far

Sean invites an all-star cast of Ringer contributors to share their favorite movies of the year

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The Ethan Hawke Hall of Fame and ‘The Black Phone’

Sean and Chris discuss the essential performances from the beloved actor

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‘Elvis,’ ‘Walk Hard,’ and the Top Five Music Biopics

Sean and Amanda discuss Baz Luhrmann’s latest before being joined by Adam Nayman to discuss the influence of ‘Walk Hard’ and their all-time music biopics

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‘Lightyear’ and Five Signs of the Streaming Movie Apocalypse

Sean and Amanda break down ‘Lightyear’ and what the recent spate of straight-to-streaming movies tells us about the state of the movie business

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‘Spiderhead’ and the Five Netflix Movies That Matter

Sean is joined by screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to discuss adapting the George Saunders short story

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The 2009 Movie Draft

Amanda and Sean are joined by Chris Ryan to pick their faves and foil their pals in a draft of the movies from 2009

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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ and the Jurassic Movie Rankings

Sean and Bryan review the latest ‘Jurassic Park’ entry and rank their favorite films in the series

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Top Five Adam Sandler Movies and ‘Hustle’

Sean is joined by Rob Harvilla to discuss Adam Sandler, his new Netflix NBA drama ‘Hustle,’ and their top Sandler movies of all time

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The Most Awesome Movie of 2022, and 10 More to Stream Right Now. Plus, David Cronenberg!

Sean breaks down 10 intriguing new movies that you can watch right now, then is joined by David Cronenberg to discuss the legendary director’s new film, ‘Crimes of the Future,’ starring Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’: 100 Things We Loved About It

Sean and Amanda take a deep dive into Tom Cruise’s return as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Is Here!

Sean and Amanda break down the exhilarating arrival of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ before Joseph Kosinski, the film’s director, comes on to discuss how they made this action-packed return to the skies

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The Tom Cruise Hall of Fame

To celebrate Tom Cruise’s return to the big screen in ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ Chris Ryan joins Sean and Amanda to choose 10 key films and construct the Tom Cruise Hall of Fame

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‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Annihilation,’ and ‘Men’: The Mind-bending Movies of Alex Garland

Sean is joined by Joanna Robinson to discuss the beguiling movies of writer-director Alex Garland, including his latest, the eerie folk-horror film ‘Men’

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The 1992 Movie Draft

Amanda and Sean are joined by Chris Ryan to pick their faves and foil their pals in a draft of the movies from 1992

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The Stephen King Movie Hall of Fame

To celebrate the release of ‘Firestarter,’ Paul Rust and Matt Gourley join to discuss the best adaptations from the horror author

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Ask Sean Anything Mailbag: ‘Avatar 2,’ 10 Exciting Under-40 Directors, and ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ at the Oscars

Sean answers listener questions about the year in film so far

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Is Here!

Joanna Robinson and Chris join Sean for a non-spoiler conversation, followed by a spoiler-filled breakdown of the new ‘Doctor Strange’ film

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‘Spider-Man,’ ‘The Evil Dead,’ and the Sam Raimi Rankings

Plus, director Tom Gormican joins the show to discuss his new film ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’

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‘Nightmare Alley’ and Our Favorite Films Noir, With Patton Oswalt!

Of all the movies we saw in 2021, Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’ is the one we keep returning to. Patton Oswalt joins Sean and draws from his extensive knowledge of noir to help us understand this film and its place in the genre’s history.

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The Nicolas Cage Hall of Fame and ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’

Van Lathan and Rob Mahoney join Sean to talk about the new meta-action-comedy ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ and build a Nic Cage Hall of Fame

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‘The Northman,’ and the Top Five Revenge Movies With Robert Eggers!

Sean and Chris do a deep dive into the viking epic before Sean is joined by Eggers to discuss the making of the film

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The 2003 Movie Draft

Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Joanna Robinson to pick their faves and foil their pals in a draft of the movies from 2003

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‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and Top Five Most Audacious Movies

Sean is joined by Adam Nayman and Joanna Robinson to break down the film, its bold style, and why it’s become such a sensation

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Top Five Action Movie Scenes and the Madness of Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’

Chris joins Sean to talk about the thrilling, nonstop cornucopia of explosions, car chases, shoot-outs, bank robberies, and emergency bullet-removal surgeries in Bay’s latest production

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Movie Swap: ‘Fargo’ vs. ‘The English Patient’

Sean and Amanda talk 1996 movies, the year’s Academy Awards, and how these two modern classics hold up

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Top Five Vampire Movies and ‘Morbius,’ Plus Charlie McDowell

Charlie comes on to discuss ‘Windfall,’ his pivot back to film, and the art of the all-in-one-setting movie

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Life After the Slap: A Post-Oscars Mailbag

Plus, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert come on to discuss their extraordinary new movie, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

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The 2022 Oscars: The Smack Heard ’Round the World

The 94th Academy Awards show is in the books, and Sean and Joanna Robinson are here to break down all the winners, the ceremony, the hosts, and of course that shocking Will Smith–Chris Rock confrontation

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The 2022 Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win and Who Should

Sean and Joanna make their picks in all 23 categories leading up to the 94th Academy Awards

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The 1990s Oscar Winners Draft. Plus: Ryusuke Hamaguchi!

‘Drive My Car’ writer-director Ryusuke Hamaguchi joins the show to discuss his Oscar-nominated film

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‘X,’ ‘Deep Water,’ ‘Turning Red,’ and 10 New Movies You Need to See Now

Plus, director Ti West joins to discuss his new horror movie

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Top Five Film Scores. Plus: Hans Zimmer on ‘Dune’!

Jayson joins Sean to talk about the art of the film score, the giants of the form, this year’s Oscar nominees, and their top five scores ever