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The Oscar Nominations Hangover and the Top 10 Movies at Sundance

Plus, writer-director Brandon Cronenberg joins to discuss his new film ‘Infinity Pool’

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The 2023 Oscar Nominations: Snubs, Surprises, and WTFs

Plus, Sean is joined by writer-director and newly minted Oscar nominee Lukas Dhont to discuss his new film, ‘Close’

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The 2023 Movie Auction. Plus: Damien Chazelle on ‘Babylon’!

Sean and Amanda also share some final Oscar nomination predictions!

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Top Five War Movies and ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan discuss the dark horse Oscar contender ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ and their favorite films about war

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‘M3GAN,’ Plus Five Shocking Award Season Twists

Sean and Amanda discuss SAG, PGA, and DGA nominations and the first box-office hit of 2023

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The 2023 Golden Globes: Hollywood’s Messiest Night Returns

Sean and Amanda cover the highs and lows of the night, including wins for ‘The Fabelmans’ and ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

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Best Picture Power Rankings: An ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Surge and a Surprise No. 1

Sean also talks to Sarah Polley about her new film, ‘Women Talking’

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The 23 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

Plus, Sean is joined by Nikyatu Jusu to discuss her film ‘Nanny’

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The Top 10 Animated Movies of 2022 and ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’

Sean and Charles talk about the amazing stop-motion achievement ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ and the best animated movies of 2022

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‘Babylon,’ ‘White Noise,’ and 10 Oscars Contenders to Stream Now

‌Sean and Amanda double dip into two maximal extravaganzas from two of our most exciting auteurs

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‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ and the Top Five Puzzle Movies

Sean and Amanda dive deep into Rian Johnson’s ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,’ then share their five favorite puzzle movies

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The 2019 Movie Draft

Chris Ryan joins Sean and Amanda to pick their faves and foil their pals in a draft of the movies from 2019

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The 10 Actors Who Won 2022. Plus: ‘Bardo’!

Sean and Amanda recap the year in film and choose their 10 favorite performances

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‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and the James Cameron Rankings

Sean and Amanda discuss the film, its technological achievements, and its story line. They are later joined by Chris Ryan to put Cameron’s filmography in context.

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James Cameron: An Oral History

Alan Siegel interviews some of James Cameron’s creative collaborators to find out the secrets of the blockbuster director’s success

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The Snubs and Surprises of the Golden Globe Noms, ‘The Whale,’ and the Brendan Fraser Hall of Fame

Zach Baron joins Sean and Amanda for an action-packed episode that hits on the Golden Globe nominations

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A ‘Big Pic’ Gift Guide: 10 Blu-rays Every Human Needs. Plus: Park Chan-wook!

Actor Timothy Simons joins Sean for the ultimate gift: a conversation about how to build a Blu-ray collection—how to shop for them, what to play them on, the best ones to buy, and whether it’s an addiction or not

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The Top Five Movies of 2022

The crew also discusses the new Sight and Sound poll

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Best Picture Power Rankings: Let the Games Begin

Sean and Amanda are back with their first 2023 power rankings, then speak with Laura Poitras about her new film ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’

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‘The Menu,’ ‘Bones and All,’ and 20 Movies We Missed From 2022

Sean and Amanda run through a list of recent releases and 2022 titles they missed before Sean is joined by ‘Bones and All’ director Luca Guadagnino to discuss his new film

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The Steven Spielberg Rankings and ‘The Fabelmans’

‘The Fabelmans,’ Spielberg’s deeply personal new film, opens wide this holiday weekend—and to celebrate, Joanna Robinson joins Sean and Amanda to break down the movie and rank all 35 of his films

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How to Direct a Movie, With Sam Esmail

‘Mr. Robot’ creator and filmmaker Sam Esmail returns to the show for a wide-ranging conversation about the state of movies and how he made his forthcoming 2023 film, ‘Leave the World Behind,’ from conception to completion

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Mega Mailbag: ‘She Said,’ Best Journalism Movies, and an Oscars Power Ranking

Bryan Curtis joins the pod to dig into the new film, break down its Oscar chances, and answer some of your media movie questions from the mailbag

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The 1997 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 1997

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Is Here!

Sean and Amanda break down Ryan Coogler’s MCU sequel

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The 2022 Movie Star Ranking: 35 Under 35, Revisited

Sean and Amanda discuss Hollywood’s young talent

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‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and Top Five Movie Friendships

Plus, Martin McDonagh talks with Sean about the making of his new film

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Ten Movies to See Right Now. Plus, James Gray Returns!

James Gray joins the show to discuss his autobiographical new film, ‘Armageddon Time’

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‘Tár’ Is the Movie of 2022. Here’s Why.

Sean and Amanda dive into one of the year’s most exciting and resonant movies, and then creator Todd Field joins Sean to discuss the world of classical music, Cate Blanchett, and the making of the film

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‘Black Adam’: The Worst Movie of the Decade?

Charles Holmes and Rob Mahoney join Sean to talk about the no. 1 movie at the box office

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The Julia Roberts Hall of Fame and ‘Ticket to Paradise’

Amanda and Sean review this new film, then build their Julia Roberts Hall of Fame by choosing 10 of her most essential movie roles

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‘Halloween Ends’ and the ‘Halloween’ Movie Rankings

Chris Ryan joins Sean to talk about the new film, the year in horror, and to rank all 13 ‘Halloween’ films