Episode 144: NYFF and LFF 2019, Part One: "Marriage Story," "Pain and Glory," "Judy," and More

In the first installment of their film festival recap, Gavia and Morgan discuss some of the biggest films at the New York and London Film Festivals this year, including Noah Baumbach's divorce drama Marriage Story, Pedro Almodóvar's autobiographical Pain and Glory, the Judy Garland biopic Judy, and more.

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Episode 142: Ad Astra

This week, Morgan and Gavia dive into James Gray's space epic Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. They break down the film's many cinematic influences, discuss the effects of studio interference, and praise its depiction of toxic masculinity.

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Episode 140: Jupiter Ascending

This week, Gavia and Morgan dive into the Wachwoski's underappreciated, instant cult classic Jupiter Ascending. They discuss the film's extraordinary production and costume design, its fairy tale tropes, its initial critical drubbing, and why it may just feature Eddie Redmayne's best performance yet.

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Episode 138: Rock of Ages

This week, Morgan and Gavia break down the 2012 film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. They compare the film to other jukebox musicals, assess its box office performance, and — most importantly — discuss what the hell is going on with Tom Cruise.

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Episode 136: The Babadook

This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss Jennifer Kent's cult horror film The Babadook (2014). They consider the merits of watching horror at the cinema and at home, compare this film's family drama structure to "Hereditary," and explain the origin of one of the internet's most inexplicable memes.

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Episode 132: Todd Haynes' "Carol"

This week, Gavia and Morgan revisit Todd Haynes' instant classic 2015 film Carol. They discuss the film's references to photography and classic film, contextualize it within Todd Haynes' wider filmography and recent queer cinema, and debate the lead performances by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

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Episode 130: X-Men: Dark Phoenix

This week, Gavia and Morgan commiserate over the X-Men franchise's last gasp, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. They bemoan filmmaker Simon Kinberg's incompetent direction, marvel at the film's incomprehensible plot, reminisce about happier times, and wonder where it all went wrong.

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Episode 114: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss Marielle Heller's Oscar-nominated film Can You Ever Forgive Me? Topics include the rare book world, Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant's marvelous performances, the film's depiction of nineties New York, and its depiction of queer friendship.

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Episode 111: Our Top 10 Films of 2018

This week, Morgan and Gavia reflect on the year in film and share their personal lists for the top 10 movies of 2018, and look forward to the year to come. Films include The Favourite, Roma, A Star Is Born, and many more.

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