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Top Five Actor Transformations, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ and the Horrifying Future of Award Shows

Sean and Amanda discuss potential Oscar contenders after Telluride and TIFF

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Top Five Clint Eastwood Movies and ‘Cry Macho’

Sean is joined by Chris Ryan and Adam Neyman to discuss Eastwood’s latest film, his six-decade career, his politics, and more

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The 2004 Movie Draft

Join Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan as they draft movies from a time of anchormen, eternal sunshine, and sequels galore

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The Prestige Dirtbag Movie: A Celebration

Sean and Chris define one of their favorite subgenres and delve into the work of Paul Schrader

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The 20 Most Anticipated Fall Movies and the Winners of the Telluride Film Festival

Sean chats with Amanda about his trip to the Telluride Film Festival, the best films he saw and the scene in Colorado before they discuss what to look forward to for the rest of the movie year

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ and the 10 Movies to See Before It

Sean breaks down Shang-Chi’s place in Marvel mythology, the films that influenced the new movie, and whether it all worked with The Ringer’s Daniel Chin before being joined by the film’s screenwriter, Dave Callaham

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‘Dune,’ ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home,’ and the Best Trailers of 2021

Sean and Amanda talk about the buzzy new ‘Spider-Man’ trailer as well as some hotly anticipated award-season films before digging into the mailbag

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Top Five Summer 2021 Movies and Everything Sean Missed While He Was Out

Sean and Amanda discuss this season’s best films

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Tragedy Strikes Siskel and Ebert

In this excerpt from The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ Brian Raftery examines Siskel and Ebert’s last decade together

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The M. Night Shyamalan Rankings and ‘Old’

Sean is joined by Van Lathan to discuss Shyamalan’s latest film and rank his all-time best and worst movies

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Siskel and Ebert vs. the Academy

In this excerpt from The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ Brian Raftery examines how Siskel and Ebert helped permanently change the Academy’s voting practice for the Oscars in the ’90s

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The 2007 Movie Draft

Sean, Amanda, and Chris pick their favorites from one of all-time best movie years

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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert vs. the ’80s Blockbuster

In this excerpt from The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ Brian Raftery explores how Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert reviewed one of the best (and worst) decades for movies

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Movie Swap: ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and ‘Titanic.’ Plus: ‘The Green Knight’!

Amanda and Sean trade a pair of classics from James Cameron, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day,’ before Sean is joined by David Lowery to discuss his new movie ‘The Green Knight’

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Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert: Movie Critics for the People

In this excerpt from The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ Brian Raftery explores how Siskel and Ebert set the standard for movie reviewing in the ’80s

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Top Five Music Documentaries and ‘Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage’

Sean is joined by Garret Price, the director of the first installment in Ringer Films’ Music Box series

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“Is the Room Big Enough for Both These Guys?” 

In this excerpt from The Ringer’s narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ Brian Raftery explores Gene Siskel’s and Roger Ebert’s beginnings in movie criticism.

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How Siskel and Ebert Taught a Generation to Argue

In this excerpt from "I Must Destroy Him," the first episode of The Ringer’s new narrative podcast series ‘Gene and Roger,’ host Brian Raftery explains how two megastar movie critics created media as we know it.

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The Return of the Movie Auction!

Sean, Amanda, and Chris bid on 2021’s upcoming movie slate, and Morgan Neville stops by to discuss his new Anthony Bourdain documentary

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Introducing ‘Gene and Roger’

In The Ringer’s latest podcast, the legacy of two of the most iconic American movie critics is chronicled through family, film, and more

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The Brian De Palma Top 10 and ‘Blow Out’ at 40

Sean and Adam Nayman celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of De Palma’s masterworks, ‘Blow Out,’ this summer, and explore the depths of his career

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‘Black Widow’ Is Finally Here. Was It Worth the Wait?

Sean and Amanda review the latest installment in the MCU before writer-director Leigh Janiak joins to discuss ‘Fear Street’ on Netflix

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The Top Five Movies of 2021 So Far. Plus: Questlove on ‘Summer of Soul.’

Sean and Amanda share their top fives of 2021 thus far and explore whether we need to define what qualifies. Then, Sean is joined by Questlove, the Roots’ drummer and now a film director, to discuss his new documentary.

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Top Five Heist Movies and ‘No Sudden Move’

Plus, discussing ‘Zola’ with writer-director Janicza Bravo

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Quentin Tarantino on ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ ... the Book!

Plus, the iconic writer-director discusses his quarantine watches and what’s next for movie theaters

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‘Fast 9’ and the ‘Fast & Furious’ Rankings

Sean and Amanda are digging into the entire ‘Fast & Furious’ series of movies and ranking ’em all with the man who lives his life one-quarter of a pod at a time, Shea Serrano

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The 1975 Movie Draft

Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan draft from one of the best years in film history

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Top Five Movies Time Forgot and Why the Beatles Movie Is No Longer a Movie

Sean and Amanda discuss Peter Jackson’s documentary that is coming to TV, and Alex Ross Perry joins to talk hard-to-find movies

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‘Loki’ and 10 Ways to Build the Perfect Streaming Service

Sean and Amanda also discuss the box office returns for ‘In the Heights,’ how the movie’s availability on HBO Max may have affected it, and the challenges facing movie lovers as more services pop up

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Top 10 Movie Musicals and ‘In the Heights’

Sean and Amanda share their all-time favorite musicals before discussing the Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway show turned motion picture

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Bo Burnham’s ‘Inside,’ Five New Movies to Stream, and the First Couple of ‘The Big Picture’

Sean and Amanda also open up the mailbag for questions about ‘The Underground Railroad,’ movie book recommendations, and more

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Top Five Threequels and ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’

Chris Ryan joins Sean and Amanda to dive into the third ‘Conjuring’ movie