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Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen review new and classic movies, offering "affable, insightful film analysis since 2005" (NY Times).

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#953: American Fiction (w/Spoilers), Rustin, Su...
Oscar nom catch-up.
77 min
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#952: 2024 Movie Preview - Folie à Deux Edition
The new movie year in ten death-match polls.
89 min
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#951: Best Scenes of 2023 with Michael Phillips...
The 2023 Wrap Party, live in Los Angeles.
100 min
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#950: Ferrari, Maestro, Wonka, The Color Purple
End of ‘23 catch-up.
88 min
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#949: The Best Films of 2023 with Michael Phill...
The consensus best, the outliers, and the #1 films of the year.
201 min
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Bonus Sampler: '23 Chicago Film Critics Ballots
An excerpt from December's bonus show.
13 min
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#948: The 30 Best Performances of 2023
Murphy, Portman, Gosling, Moore, and... more.
74 min
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#947: Poor Things, May December, Napoleon, Four...
A new-release bonanza.
77 min
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Bonus Show Sampler: Horror Movie Draft, 2024 Ma...
Excerpts from our two most recent monthly bonus shows.
24 min
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From the Archive: Alien at 40, Top 5 Joaquin Ph...
Ridley Scott's '79 horror masterpiece, "Napoleon" star's best
87 min
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#946: The Holdovers, Essential Werner Herzog
Alexander Payne’s bittersweet period comedy is one of his best.
76 min
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#945: The Killer (with Spoilers), Fincher Ranke...
Michael Fassbender watches, waits, kills, and monologues in David Fincher’s latest.
95 min
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#944: Priscilla, Sofia Coppola Ranked, Fingernails
Sofia Coppola flips the biopic.
89 min
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#943: Anatomy of a Fall (with Spoilers), All Di...
Justine Triet’s Palme d’Or-winning courtroom drama is one of the best of the year.
98 min
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#942: Killers of the Flower Moon (with Spoilers...
Epic, majestic, and grim, Scorsese’s latest delivers the goods.
106 min
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#941: Top 5 Movies Siskel & Ebert Got Wrong wit...
Even the best don’t bat a thousand.
138 min
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#940: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Mo...
Wes Anderson’s Roald Dahl shorts on Netflix.
109 min
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#939: The Creator, Chicago Int’l Film Festival ...
John David Washington stars in the latest from Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Rogue One”).
80 min
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#938: Flora and Son, Stop Making Sense, No One ...
The latest from “Once” director John Carney and Talking Heads back on the big screen.
77 min
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#937: Top 5 Music Docs, The Last Waltz at 45
Music docs that are more than just documents.
102 min
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#936: Dazed and Confused at 30, I Am Not A Witc...
Just keep l-i-v-i-n'.
111 min
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#935: Midnight Run at 35, Yeelen (African Cinem...
Is the beloved '80s action comedy a sacred cow or a false idol?
90 min
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#934: Fall Movie Preview, Touki Bouki (African ...
Films from Scorsese, Coppola, Fincher, and more, populate a suddenly “Dune”-less season.
88 min