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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Episode 95: Mission: Impossible - Fallout

This week, Morgan and Gavia dive into the summer's best action movie, the gloriously high-octane Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Questions posed include: How is Tom Cruise still living and breathing? Is this really the best action flick since Mad Max: Fury Road? And was Henry Cavill's mustache worth it in the end?

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Episode 82: Pacific Rim

This week, Gavia and Morgan are joined by culture writer Sulagna Misra for a discussion of Guillermo del Toro's fan favorite blockbuster Pacific Rim. They reflect on the film's success as a smart-dumb blockbuster, its elaborate world building, the mesmerizing woodenness of Charlie Hunnam, and how sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising stacks up to the original.

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