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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Episode 110: Muppet Treasure Island

This week, in a special Patreon-sponsored episode, Gavia and Morgan revisit a popular childhood favorite, Muppet Treasure Island. They discuss the film's close adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, its relationship to other Muppet media, the evolution of children's movies, and the genius of Tim Curry.

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Episode 108: Twilight

This week, Gavia and Morgan watch the (sort of) iconic vampire film Twilight (2008) for the first time. They discuss the film as a cultural phenomenon, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's questionable performances and subsequent career success, suburban vampire mythology, sparkles, and more.

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Episode 98: 13 Going on 30 and 2018's Rom-Com Renaissance

This week, Morgan and Gavia take a trip down memory lane by discussing the seminal classic 13 Going on 30 before assessing the current state of the rom-com. Films covered include Set It Up, Crazy Rich Asians, and To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

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