Movie Crush

Chuck Bryant of Stuff You Should Know sits down with your favorite people to talk about their favorite movies. Simple enough, but what we get is much more than that. It’s a look at what makes a favorite thing, and why someone’s favorite movie says so much about who they are. More conversation than interview, Movie Crush, at its heart, is about the love affair we all have with the silver screen.

TV & Film
Film Reviews
Film Interviews
Mini Crush #155
Mini Crush #155 is ready to go to the movies again.
43 min
Cole Stratton on Defending Your Life
Everyone's favorite movie fan, Cole Stratton, is back to chat about his latest pick, Defending Your Life.
59 min
Mini Crush #154
Mini Crush #154 is looking forward to January 20th in a big way.
44 min
Miranda Hawkins on Silver Linings Playbook
Chuck's colleague Miranda is introduced to the movie crushers today to talk about Silver Linings Playbook.
65 min
Mini Crush #153
Mini Crush #153 has returned like a swallow to Capistrano.
49 min
Steven Hyden on Music Movies
Steven Hyden is a music writer, music nerd and music podcaster. So he and Chuck sit down to talk the best music movies of all-time.
105 min
Mini Crush #152
Mini Crush #152 says HAPPY NEW YEAR!
27 min
Movie Crush Classic: Paul Scheer on Beverly Hil...
Movie Crush goes with a classic ep this week as we finish up our holiday break. Please enjoy the hysterical Paul Scheer and his crush, Beverly Hills Cop.
87 min
Mini Crush #151
Mini Crush #151 is ditching 2020 once and for all.
30 min
Movie Crusher Spectacular!
The Movie Crusher Christmas Spectacular is here!
31 min
Mini Crush #150
Mini Crush #150 is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
51 min
Filmmaker Series: Adam Pranica on Inherent Vice
Adam joins Chuck to continue their series on filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson with his 2014 effort, Inherent Vice.
59 min
Mini Crush #149
Mini Crush #149 should be reheated at 350 degrees for 20 minutes on the middle rack.
33 min
Casey Hanukkah Special: Gentleman's Agreement
Casey stops in to help Chuck honor Hanukkah with chat on one of the great Jewish films, Gentleman's Agreement.
59 min
Mini Crush #148
Mini Crush #148 is a bit chilly.
35 min
Holly and Anney on The Empire Strikes Back
Everyone's favorite Star Wars fans, Holly and Anney are back to chat with Chuck about the all-time great film in the franchise, The Empire Strikes Back!
89 min
Mini Crush #147
Mini Crush #147 is busy training for the grand finale.
31 min
Jesse Thorn on A Thousand Clowns
Chuck's pal Jesse Thorn is a public radio broadcaster and heads up the Maximum Fun podcast network. He joins Chuck today to chat up the business and dive deep on his movie crush, A Thousand Clowns.
117 min
Mini Crush #146
Where Mini Crush #146 is going doesn't need roads.
66 min
Seth Nicholas Johnson on Scott Pilgrim vs. the ...
Seth, our new(ish) producer here at Movie Crush, joins us to talk about his pick, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World!
64 min
Mini Crush #145
Mini Crush #145 has a stiff neck.
32 min
Cole Stratton on Still Crazy
Friend of the show, Cole Stratton is back to introduce Chuck to the feel-good power of Still Crazy.
47 min
Mini Crush #144
Mini Crush #144 is starting to relax.
41 min
Filmmaker Series: Casey on Manchester by the Sea
Casey is back to wind up our Kenneth Lonergan series with his gut-wrenching drama, Manchester by the Sea.
71 min
Mini Crush #143
Mini Crush #143 features a very special guest for Pop Quiz, Hotshot.
78 min
Horror Roundtable: Dream Warriors and Season of...
Our final roundtable today features a couple of classic horror "threequels."
73 min
Mini Crush #142
Mini Crush #142 closes out our month of horror.
33 min
Chuck Bryant On The Why I’m Voting Podcast
If you want to change, preserve, or build a better America, there’s one easy way to make your voice heard: Vote.
10 min
Horror Special: Joe Garden on Return of the Liv...
Everyone's favorite horror movie buff is back, the great Joe Garden, to chat about his pick - Return of the Living Dead.
60 min
Mini Crush #141
Mini Crush #141 smelt it but did not deal it.
55 min
Horror Roundtable: Universal Classic Monsters
Robert Lamb and Paul join Chuck to discuss Frankenstein in detail, along with an overview of the Universal Monster universe.
46 min
Mini Crush #140
Mini Crush #140 is feeling the creepy vibes.
36 min
Horror Roundtable: The VVitch
Anney and Lauren join Noel and Chuck to talk about The VVitch.
53 min
Mini Crush #139
Mini Crush #139 has it alllll goin on.
40 min
Paul on Badlands
Paul is back to chat about the Terrence Malick classic, Badlands.
58 min
Mini Crush #138
Mini Crush #138 walks slowly away from the explosion.
38 min
Anney on Thor: Ragnarok
Anney is back to nerd out with Chuck on her most recent pick from the MCU, Thor: Ragnarok.
74 min
Mini Crush #137
Mini Crush #137 waxes off.
44 min
Film Series: Matt Frederick on The Fisher King
Everyone's favorite, Matty Frederick is back to chat The Fisher King.
74 min
Mini Crush #136
Movie Crush #136 is schweepy and needs a nap.
32 min
Filmmaker Series: Adam Pranica on The Master
Friendly Fire's Adam Pranica is back to continue their PT Anderson series with The Master.
105 min
Mini Crush #135
Movie Crush #135 is about to have a margarita.
42 min
Lauren Vogelbaum on Videodrome
Podcaster Lauren Vogelbaum joins Chuck to chat about 80s techno-thriller Videodrome.
51 min
Mini Crush #134
Mini Crush #134 throws itself at the mercy of the court.
35 min
Casey on Margaret
Casey is back to continue with our series on films of Kenneth Lonergan with his 2011 offering, Margaret.
84 min
Mini Crush #133
Mini Crush #133 has the pre-election jitters.
39 min
Paul on Starship Troopers
Paul is back in the basement to chat about the 1997 war satire Starship Troopers.
47 min
Mini Crush #132
Mini Crush #132 IS OVER IT ALREADY.
33 min
MC Special: Cole Stratton's 100 Lesser Known Mo...
Cole Stratton joins Chuck for a special episode today to discuss his list of 100 lesser known movies you can watch at home.
71 min
Introducing: Popcorn Book Club
1 min
Mini Crush #131
Mini Crush #131 ate fish when there was no fowl.
35 min
Andy Siara on Force Majeure
Andy Siara is Chuck's friend and also the writer of the new Andy Samberg movie, Palm Springs. They chat about the writing process and Andy's crush, the 2014 Swedish dark comedy Force Majeure.
81 min
Mini Crush #130
Mini Crush #130 has the fever for the flavor.
34 min
Janie Hadad Tompkins on The Big Chill
Janie Hadad Tompkins is an actor and podcaster and a wonderful human. She drops in via her Los Angeles home studio to chat about the Boomer classic, The Big Chill.
78 min
Mini Crush #129
Mini Crush #129 is going down Chicago line. If this ep should jump the track, do you want your money back?
42 min
Casey on You Can Count on Me
Casey is back to dive into his next pick, the wonderful indie sibling drama, You Can Count on Me.
71 min
Mini Crush #128
Mini Crush #128 wants to make you an offer you can't refuse.
54 min
Justin McElroy on Withnail and I
Justin McElroy is one of the three brothers of the McElroy podcasting dynasty. He pops in today to talk about his crush, Withnail and I.
77 min
Mini Crush #127
Mini Crush #127 may have audio issues so it doesn't feel so great about itself.
36 min
Holly Frey on Rogue One
Everybody's favorite Star Wars fan, Holly Frey, sits in with Chuck to dive into Rogue One.
83 min
Mini Crush #126
Mini Crush #126 has got me down.
38 min
Flophouse Special! Elliott Kalan on The Taking ...
We finish our Flophouse run with the esteemed Elliott Kalan on The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974).
84 min
Mini Crush #125: Emilie Returns!
Mini Crush #125 features the return of my lovely wife. Strap in!
41 min
Flophouse Special! Stuart Wellington on Riki-Oh...
Flophouse special #2 is up with Stuart Wellington on the martial arts classic, Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki.
78 min
Mini Crush #124
Mini Crush #124 feels the need for speed.
41 min
Flophouse Special! Dan McCoy on Aliens
The first in a series of Flophouse specials! First up is flopper and Daily Show writer Dan McCoy on Aliens.
86 min
Mini Crush #123
Mini Crush #123 needs a back adjustment.
34 min
Filmmaker Series: Cole Stratton on The Manchuri...
Cole is back to dive into a four-part series on director John Frankenheimer with his classic political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate.
58 min
Mini Crush #122
Mini Crush #122 is woke AF.
49 min
Filmmaker Series: Adam Pranica on There Will Be...
Adam is back to continue his series on Paul Thomas Anderson with his 2007 comedy There Will Be Blood.
102 min
Mini Crush #121
Mini Crush #121 doesn't care what you think about it.
40 min
MC Classic: Back to the Future
Because of a tech failure, we have to re-release a classic episode this week. Easy pick for me, Paul Schneider on Back to the Future. Hope you enjoy it all over again. We'll be back next Friday with a new one.
98 min
Mini Crush #120
Mini Crush #120 is one hot tamale!
40 min
Casey on Paranoid Park
Casey is back to discuss his next pick, Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park.
87 min
Mini Crush #119
Mini Crush #119 is born to be wild.
44 min
Paul on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Paul is back in the house, figuratively, to mix up his filmmaker series with a great discussion on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
73 min
Mini Crush #118 features a very special surprise guest to the delight of your earholes.
72 min
Anney on Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Anney is back, friends! She comes to us from her house, and talks with Chuck about her latest pick, Captain America: The Winder Soldier.
75 min
Mini Crush #117: The Return of Hodgman Part II
Mini Crush #117 features more Hodgman, which is good for the soul and nutritionally sound to boot.
38 min
Brandon Reynolds on Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Brandon Reynolds is a writer of many things, from deep dive long-form magazine articles to TV scripts. He's also a super awesome and smart dude that Chuck is happy to call a friend. Listen in as they discuss his movie crush, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
82 min
Mini Crush #116: The Return of Hodgman
Mini Crush #116 features John Hodgman from his quarantine holodeck in Brooklyn.
63 min
Cole Stratton on Searching for Bobby Fischer
Cole Stratton is one of the co-founders of Sketchfest and a genuine movie buff. Listen in as he and Chuck talk about his movie crush, the 1993 drama Searching for Bobby Fischer.
82 min
Mini Crush #115: 420 Edition
Hey, it's April 20th, so why not get silly with a little 420 special? Mini Crush #115 will get you high on life.
43 min
Mini Crush #114: Friday Special Edition
Mini Crush #114 is here for your children. But in a good way!
41 min
Mini Crush #113
Mini Crush #113 washes its hands vigorously for 20 seconds every 20 seconds.
43 min
Emilie and Chuck: Quarantine House Special Part I
Emilie and Chuck decided to play the quarantine house game, choosing which celebrity home they'd choose to live in.
37 min
Casey on High Fidelity
Casey joins Chuck from his bedroom closet for a chat about his comfort food movie, High Fidelity.
71 min
Mini Crush #112
Mini Crush #112 is socially distanced.
38 min
Filmmaker Series: Adam Pranica on Magnolia
Chuck and Adam Pranica continue their Paul Thomas Anderson series with the 1999 epic drama Magnolia.
116 min
Mini Crush #111: Emilie Part II
Part II of the Emilie session, Chuck and his lovely wife talk movies over some gin and wine. But not together.
59 min
Friday Mini Crush Special: Quarantined with Noel
Since Noel hasn't been on in a while, we hooked up via Skype for a little Friday mini special edition. Be safe, pals!
54 min
Mini Crush #110: Emilie Edition
Stuck in the new basement studio, Emilie and Chuck drink too much and do their best to entertain the old pals.
47 min
Noel Takeover: Chelsea Ursin on Harold and Maude
Today, Noel takes the reigns again and welcomes podcaster Chelsea Ursin to talk about awkward teenage years, rock music and her movie crush, Harold and Maude.
53 min
Mini Crush #109
Anney joins Ramsey and Chuck once again in the mini studio for #109.
43 min
FIlmmaker Series: Ben Harrison on Barton Fink
Friendly Fire's Ben Harrison is back to dive into another Coen brothers classic, 1991's Barton Fink.
78 min
Mini Crush #108
Mini Crush #108 finds Anney sitting in for the traveling Noel. Prepare to be delighted!
62 min
Film Release Special: Dan Bush and April Billin...
This week regular guest Dan Bush joins his lead actor April Billingsley to discuss the perils of making their independent horror mystery, The Dark Red. You'll also hear a great conversation about the nuts and bolts of acting and directing.
55 min
Mini Crush #107
Mini Crush #107 is making an offer you can't refuse.
45 min
Film Series: Casey on Ghost World
Casey is back in the seat for a deep dive on the 2001 indie hit, Ghost World.
83 min
Mini Crush #106: Razzies Special!
Chuck and Noel throw down on the Razzies!
43 min