Episode 126: High Life

This week, Morgan and Gavia discuss Claire Denis' unnerving new science fiction film, High Life, starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. They discuss Denis and Pattinson's collaboration, the film's unusual relationship with the space movie canon, and the existential terror of existence.

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Episode 53: Dunkirk

This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss Christopher Nolan's time-bending World War II epic Dunkirk. Topics discussed include the film's depiction of masculinity and race, what the deal is with 70mm anyway, Tom Hardy's face, and... Harry Styles.

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Episode 34: Passengers

In their last episode of the year, Morgan and Gavia ruminate on Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence's sci-fi romance Passengers, the best-worst film of the year. Questions include: How did this happen? Does Chris Pratt know he's playing a psychopath? Why does Jennifer Lawrence's skin look like that? Has Morten Tyldum ever watched a movie set in space before? And so on, and so forth.

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Episode 29: Arrival

In this week's episode, Gavia and Morgan discuss the new sci-fi hit Arrival, a rare non-franchise entry into 2016's blockbuster lineup. Topics discussed include how the film steers clear of alien invasion cliches, the pleasures of a brainy female protagonist, and the effect of the election on pop culture.

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