Episode 116: 2019 Oscars Recap

This week, Morgan and Gavia recap the 2019 Oscar ceremony, first reviewing the telecast itself, then breaking down frustrating wins for Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody, and finally celebrating some ceremony highlights including Spike Lee and Olivia Colman.

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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 69: Call Me by Your Name

This week, Morgan and Gavia rhapsodize over Morgan's favorite movie of the year, indie sensation Call Me by Your Name. They compare it to director Luca Guadanigno's previous films, I Am Love and A Bigger Splash, reflect on its universal specificity, the brilliants of actors Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg, that peach scene, and more.

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Episode 39: 2017 (2016?) Oscar Pod

Morgan and Gavia return to discuss the most important cultural event of the year... the Academy Awards. First, they run through likely winners (and deserving losers) in every category, from sound editing to best picture; then, they take reader questions. Happy Oscar watching!

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Episode 38: Jackie

In this week's episode, Morgan and Gavia discuss Pablo Larraín's new film Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy. Topics include the film's deviation from standard biopic structure, its relationship with history (and what it says about history), Natalie Portman's performance, Mica Levi's score, and why female-led films don't do better at the Oscars.

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