Episode 121: Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This week, Gavia and Morgan celebrate the fifth anniversary of one of Marvel's best films and their own personal favorite, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. They dissect its political commentary, its sensitive treatment of its central characters, assess its place in the larger MCU, and reminisce about the glory days of Captain America fandom c. spring 2014.

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Episode 118: Captain Marvel

This week, Morgan and Gavia weigh the merits (or lack thereof?) of Marvel Studios' first woman-led film, Captain Marvel. They evaluate it against other Marvel origin stories, critique its use of amnesia as a plot device, appreciate performances from Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, and more.

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Episode 109: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This week, Morgan and Gav effuse over the best superhero movie in recent memory, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. They consider its position in the superhero canon, its relationship to comicbook structure and aesthetics, its remarkable visual style, and exciting voice performances by Shameik Moore and Jake Johnson.

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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 100: A Star Is Born

This week, Morgan and Gavia go deep on the internet meme-turned-critical sensation-turned box office hit A Star Is Born. Topics discussed include the film's use of music, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's sterling performances, and how nice it is to just watch a movie about feelings for a change.

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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 96: Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith

This week, Gavia and Morgan conclude their rewatch of the Star Wars prequel trilogy with The Revenge of the Sith. They ponder some of the deepest mysteries of the Star Wars franchise, including why Anakin is such a little shit, why Padme never goes to the doctor, and when Obi-Wan will get the spinoff movie he deserves.

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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 91: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

This week, Gavia and Morgan continue their epic rewatch of the Star Wars prequel trilogy with the decidedly underwhelming Attack of the Clones. They discuss the film's thin plot, its outdated visual effects, and most of all... that bad romance.

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Episode 88: Solo: A Star Wars Story

This week, Gavia and Morgan break down what exactly went wrong with the latest underwhelming installment in Disney's Star Wars machine, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Was it the director switch-up? The casting? The muddled plot? The not-so-low-key sexism? And much, much more.

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Episode 80: Annihilation

This week, Gavia and Morgan dive into the mesmerizing world of Annihilation, the trippy new science fiction film from director Alex Garland. They discuss the film's frustrating distribution (or lack thereof), how it stacks up against Garland's other work and other science fiction classics, and What It All Means.

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Episode 77: Black Panther

This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss Marvel's latest hit, the record-breaking Black Panther. Topics include the film's thrilling visuals, its departure from traditional superhero storytelling, its excellent women, and... The Lion King?

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Episode 62: Blade Runner 2049

This week, Gavia and Morgan are lukewarm on Denis Villeneuve's sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fic classic Blade Runner. Topics of discussion include the films problems with women, its overly complicated screenplay, Harrison Ford's best performance in years, and whether the idea of a sequel was doomed from the outset.

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Episode 59: Mother!

This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss Darren Aronofsky's Biblical parable horror flick, Mother! Topics discussed include whether or not the film's muddled allegory actually means anything, its poor box office performance, and Jennifer Lawrence's very bad wig.

Reminder: on October 3rd, we will be discussing John le Carré's new novel, A Legacy of Spies. Read now to join us!

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Episode 54: The Mummy (1999)

This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss 1999's beloved cult classic The Mummy. Topics include, but are not limited to, how the film draws on 1950s film tropes, the lasting appeal of Rachel Weisz's plucky librarian, Brendan Fraser's glorious nineties hair, and the baffling decision to "reboot" the franchise with Tom Cruise.

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Episode 47: Alien: Covenant

This week, Gavia and Morgan discuss Alien: Covenant, the latest installment in Ridley Scott's ever-growing Alien franchise. Topics discussed include how blockbusters have changed in the last forty years, practical vs. digital effects, and the indelible pairing of Fassbender and Fassbender.

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Episode 35: Assassin's Creed

Morgan and Gavia start 2017 off with a bang with a full-throated endorsement of the Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard vehicle Assassin's Creed. Topics discussed include: sensible office-wear, Patsy Cline, Google Maps inside your brain, Jeremy Irons doing his Jeremy Irons thing, and, of course, parkour.

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