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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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#967: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, Roman ...
Apes rule, Audrey rides.
103 min
2
#966: Challengers, The Fall Guy
Zendaya à trois; Gosling, Blunt, Stunts.
75 min
3
From the Archive: Dawn of the Planet of the Ape...
High Shakespearean drama in the second film in the "Apes" series.
28 min
4
#965: Summer Movie Preview, The People’s Joker
“Bikeriders” to “Twisters” and everything in between.
99 min
5
From the Archive: Star Wars: Episode I - The Ph...
George Lucas's divisive "Star Wars" prequel is back in theaters for its 25th anniversary.
32 min
6
#964: The Mummy at 25, Funny Girl (Wyler #5), W...
Fraser and Weisz, Streisand and Sharif
98 min
7
From the Archive: Alien (1979)
Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece is back in theaters on Alien Day (4/26) for its 45th anniversary.
35 min
8
#963: Civil War, Ben-Hur (Wyler #4), ‘50s Madne...
America is at war in Alex Garland’s latest.
91 min
9
Filmspotting Presents: The Film That Blew My Mi...
The "Cameraperson" and "Dick Johnson is Dead" director on Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical film.
52 min
10
#962: Ex Machina in the Age of AI, Mrs. Miniver...
Should we feel empathy for Ava if she feels none for us?
117 min
11
#961: Road House at 35, Road House ‘24, Godzill...
Patrick Swayze defends his title as cinema’s greatest bouncer.
96 min
12
From the Archive: Godzilla ('54) v Kong ('33)
Which classic monster movie reigns supreme?
55 min
13
#960: Love Lies Bleeding, The Best Years of Our...
Kristen Stewart stars in Rose Glass’s sexy, scuzzy desert-set noir.
99 min
14
#959: Eternal Sunshine at 20, Dodsworth (Wyler ...
The messy perfection of Michel Gondry’s 2004 heartbreaker.
135 min
15
#958: Dune: Part Two (+Spoiler Talk), ‘50s Madn...
Austin Butler’s Feyd Rautha is a notable addition to the sci-fi epic.
102 min
16
#957: Oscars Special with Michael Phillips, ‘50...
Who will win, who should win, and who should have been nominated.
107 min
17
#956: Revisiting Dune, ‘50s Madness Play-Ins an...
Another look at part one of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic.
89 min
18
#955: Top 5 Tokyo Movies, Perfect Days (w/Spoil...
Kurosawa, Ozu, and a giant fire-breathing lizard make this week's Top 5.
130 min
19
#954: Rear Window vs. Vertigo, Inside The Yello...
Murder, madness, and obsession in a pair of Hitchcock’s '50s masterpieces.
129 min
20
#953: American Fiction (w/Spoilers), Rustin, Su...
Oscar nom catch-up.
77 min
21
#952: 2024 Movie Preview - Folie à Deux Edition
The new movie year in ten death-match polls.
89 min
22
#951: Best Scenes of 2023 with Michael Phillips...
The 2023 Wrap Party, live in Los Angeles.
100 min
23
#950: Ferrari, Maestro, Wonka, The Color Purple
End of ‘23 catch-up.
88 min
24
#949: The Best Films of 2023 with Michael Phill...
The consensus best, the outliers, and the #1 films of the year.
201 min
25
Bonus Sampler: '23 Chicago Film Critics Ballots
An excerpt from December's bonus show.
13 min