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310: Oeuvre - An Academic Introduction to our CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Series
May 21 • 64 min
If you’re looking for a deep-dive academic analysis of a particularly popular filmmaker who is currently getting a lot of press as he fights the good fight to make sure his latest 200 million dollar science fiction epic makes it to IMAX screens in less…
309: AFI #60 - DUCK SOUP
May 5 • 33 min
“Calling all nations. This is Rufus T. Firefly coming to you through the courtesy of the enemy. We’re in a mess folks, we’re in a mess. Rush to Freedonia! Three men and one woman are trapped in a building! Send help at once! If you can’t send help, send…
308: Oeuvre - The 3rd Age of JOHN MCTIERNAN - 1999 - 2003
Apr 21 • 82 min
We’re wrapping up our series on the career of one, John McTiernan, with a bang. Even if you haven’t seen or don’t care about the man’s relatively inauspicious, forgotten, “late period” films, consider joining us for an episode in which we reckon with some…
307: AFI #61 - SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
Apr 7 • 30 min
“There’s always a girl in the picture. What’s the matter, don’t you go to the movies?”
306: Oeuvre - The 2nd Age of JOHN MCTIERNAN - 1992-1999
Mar 24 • 71 min
At long last we return to continue our journey through the career of one, John McTiernan. We’re referring to this second age as his struggle from the “Jungle to the Upper East Side”. -MEDICINE MAN (1992) -LAST ACTION HERO (1993) -DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE…
305: Retrospectating 1999 - A Year in Review
Feb 25 • 73 min
We’re going back to ‘99 ONE MORE TIME to organize our thoughts about the inaugural “retrospectating” series, the cosmic significance of the year in question, and whether or not decade-cappers consistently produce the best cinematic output. And now we play…
304: Oscar and Matt’s 2020 Oscar Predictions (and Matt Predictions)
Feb 9 • 70 min
We’re back from the winter hiatus just in time to submit our official Oscar predictions and lock in the choices that will determine the winner of our yearly WLM wager. Join us as we break down all 24 categories, get foolishly optimistic about PARASITE’s…
Grain of Salt: Matt’s Top 10 Films of 2019
Jan 13
303: Oscar & Matt’s Top 10s of 2019
Jan 13 • 79 min
It’s our annual ode to opinions. We do it every year. We love it. What more do you need to know? Listen in and leave comments. We value YOUR opinion. We treasure your friendship! 2019, we hardly knew ye…. Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks!…
302: Retrospectating 1999 - ANY GIVEN SUNDAY (w/ Special Guest Dan Kelly!)
Dec 31, 2019 • 52 min
So here we are… We’ve finally come to the end of our year-long Retrospectating 1999 series and we’re bringing this thing in for a landing with the help of special guest Dan Kelly. He joins us for a bonus episode to celebrate Oliver Stone’s misunderstood…
301: Retrospectating 1999 - THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY / MAGNOLIA (w/ Special Guest Ryan Julio!)
Dec 28, 2019 • 85 min
As we near the end of our Retrospectating 1999 series we’ve come to a long-awaited double-header: Anthony Minghella’s THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY and Paul Thomas Anderson’s MAGNOLIA. These films have very little in common besides the fact that they both…
Media Management: All of the Top 10 of the 2010s Lists
Dec 12, 2019
300: The Top 10 Films of the 2010s Lists (Featuring 10 Special Guest Contributors!)
Dec 4, 2019 • 120 min
What a long, strange trip it’s been. It took us nearly a decade to get there but we’re extremely excited to announce that we’ve officially made it to 300 episodes on the We Like Movies Podcast feed! In honor of the occasion we’ve invited back the ten…
299: Retrospectating 1999 - THE INSIDER (w/ Special Guest Brian Boarini!)
Nov 19, 2019 • 68 min
20 years ago this month, director Michael Mann released his sixth theatrical feature to widespread critical acclaim in spite of the film’s relative inability to find an audience. Mann received his first (and thus far, only) best director Oscar nomination…
298: Retrospectating 1999 - FIGHT CLUB
Oct 31, 2019 • 48 min
We’re a couple weeks past the official 20th anniversary of David Fincher’s seminal masterwork about displaced and misplaced Gen X machismo. But it’s only given us that much more time to further reflect on a film that has aged in wild, troubling, and…
297: Present Tense- JOKER Provokes, Phillips and Phoenix Progress, and Scorsese Draws a Line in the Sand
Oct 8, 2019 • 60 min
We keep our recent streak of passionate but level-headed disagreement rolling with a spirited discussion about Todd Phillips’s JOKER- a film that is either a dangerous and controversial call to violent action or merely a dark and disposable comic book…
296: Retrospectating 1999 - THE LIMEY / THREE KINGS
Oct 3, 2019 • 61 min
20 years ago this week, 2 of the Sundance Film Festival’s favorite sons both leveled-up with their respective genre exercises and experienced creative breakthroughs. Yet, for some reason, Steven Soderbergh’s melancholy daylight noir, THE LIMEY and David…
295: Present Tense- Admiring AD ASTRA and Commencing the Awards Conversation
Sep 29, 2019 • 68 min
———Editor’s Note: Apologies for the tardiness of this episode. Technical issues led to the late posting. But it sounds great now and we’re really proud of the conversation. Thanks for listening!——— We’re talkin’ AD ASTRA, we’re talkin’ box office, we’re…
294: Retrospectating 1999 - AMERICAN BEAUTY
Sep 19, 2019 • 63 min
It’s a complicated movie with a complicated legacy. These are complicated times. So it’s going to take a complex conversation to properly excavate the Best Picture winner from 1999 on the week of its 20th anniversary. Join us as we celebrate and ruminate…
293: AFI #62 - AMERICAN GRAFFITI
Sep 5, 2019 • 44 min
“You’re the most beautiful, exciting thing I’ve ever seen in my life and I don’t know anything about you!” Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.comDonate: Thanks!Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS
292: Oeuvre - The 1st Age of JOHN MCTIERNAN - 1986-1990
Aug 29, 2019 • 82 min
A new Oeuvre journey begins this week as we inaugurate our excavation into the career of one, John McTiernan. His incredible run from 1986 to 1990 represents a singular rise from relative obscurity to industry relevance, prominence, and pertinence. Join…
291: Retrospectating 1999 - BOWFINGER
Aug 21, 2019 • 53 min
If you’ve ever considered joining Mindhead, were always intrigued by the premise of “Chubby Rain,” or get nervous when someone asks you if you’re willing to cut your hair, then you’re probably going to get a lot out of this week’s episode. We’re…
290: Retrospectating 1999 - THE SIXTH SENSE
Aug 14, 2019 • 46 min
In the tenth installment in our ongoing series about 1999 we revisit M. Night Shyamalan’s zeitgeist-rattling supernatural thriller THE SIXTH SENSE; a film we had previously covered in our AFI Top 100 series and had been disproportionately hard on. This…
Grain of Salt - The Death of “The Filmmaker Farm System”: Examining the Implications of the Fringe-to-Franchise Pipeline
Aug 10, 2019
289: AFI #63 - CABARET
Aug 7, 2019 • 45 min
“The continent of Europe is so wide, mein herr. Not only up and down, but side to side, mein herr. I couldn’t ever cross it if I tried, mein herr. But I do… What I can… Inch by inch… Step by step… Mile by mile… Man-by-man.” Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com…
288: Present Tense - Reckoning with ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD and Tarantino’s Complex Legacy
Jul 31, 2019 • 69 min
Roughly three or four times a decade we declare a national cinematic holiday in honor of the man who’s been reinventing the rules of mainstream cinema for the last quarter century. Regardless of how you feel about ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD, it’s…
287: Retrospectating 1999 - EYES WIDE SHUT
Jul 23, 2019 • 56 min
We’re a week late for our 20th anniversary celebration of Stanley Kubrick’s provocative final masterpiece, Eyes Wide Shut. But the added buffer gave us more time to stew and reflect upon the truly bizarre cultural real estate that the film occupies in the…
286: Retrospectating 1999 - AMERICAN PIE
Jul 9, 2019 • 48 min
It took practically the entire decade but teenagers of the nineties were finally gifted with their own defining sex comedy at the halfway point of the last year of it. July 9th, 1999 saw the release (snicker) of the Weitz Brothers’ gross, sweet,…
285: Retrospectating 1999 - SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT
Jun 30, 2019 • 52 min
On June 30th, 1999, Trey Park and Matt Stone’s HARD-R animated musical SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT first hit theaters. Released less than two years after the premiere of the Comedy Central series’ pilot episode, South Park’s move to the big screen…
DO THE RIGHT THING turns 30!
Jun 30, 2019 • 27 min
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Spike Lee’s seminal masterwork—in which race-relations and temperatures rise to a breaking point on a summer day in Brooklyn—we’re re-releasing our corresponding AFI Top 100 podcast episode. The film ranks [criminally…
284: Present Tense - Questioning Existence with TOY STORY 4 and Hand-Wringing About the Summer Box Office
Jun 26, 2019 • 52 min
On our triumphant return to the present tense we sound off about the wild, weird, and existentially-conflicted fourth installment in one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed film franchises of all time. We then turn our attention to another…
283: Retrospectating 1999 - RUN LOLA RUN (U.S. Release)
Jun 18, 2019 • 46 min
On this week’s edition of our ongoing series “Retrospectating 1999” we revisit the forgotten German crime caper Run Lola Run. Now, this film is technically attributed to 1998, which is when it premiered in Germany, Venice, and Toronto. But it first…
282: AFI #64 - NETWORK
Jun 11, 2019 • 40 min
“Howard Beale is processed instant God, and right now it looks like he may just go over bigger than Mary Tyler Moore!” Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS
281: AFI #65 - THE AFRICAN QUEEN
May 28, 2019 • 22 min
“Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.” Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS
280: We Like TV - GAME OF THRONES Wrap-Up
May 22, 2019 • 50 min
It’s been a long time since we’ve dipped our cinematically-inclined toes into the television pool. But what better reason to do so than the conclusion of the most cinematic show ever to grace the small screen? Join us for a break-down, wrap-up, and maybe…
279: Retrospectating 1999 - STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE
May 15, 2019 • 43 min
On the third Wednesday of May in the year 1999, an unprecedented cinematic event took place in movie theaters around the world. Twenty years later, we’re still trying to answer two questions about the most anticipated / most disappointing film of the 20th…
Grain of Salt - The Midnight Ride of the Monoculture: Excavating the Confluence of Avengers: EndGame of Thrones Weekend
May 5, 2019
278: Present Tense - Podcasters Assemble for an Epic AVENGERS: ENDGAME Roundtable
Apr 28, 2019 • 65 min
Marvel superfans and friends of the podcast, Anders Dahl and Ryan Julio join us this week as we lightning-round the 21 previous installments in the MCU’s Infinity Saga before digging deep into the franchise’s victory lap- the three hour emotional…
277: Oeuvre - Wrapping and Ranking the Films of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 1971 - 2018
Apr 23, 2019 • 89 min
What a long, strange trip it’s been. We began our journey through Steven Spielberg’s 32-film oeuvre in August of 2017. 20 months later we’ve finally arrived at our 8th and final podcast in the series- a thorough and passionate reflection and ranking…
276: Oeuvre - The 7th Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 2015 - 2018
Apr 16, 2019 • 70 min
This installment is affectionately titled “Playing with House Money” and covers one film per year over four years, spanning 2015-2018: -BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015) -THE BFG (2016) -THE POST (2017) -READY PLAYER ONE (2018) Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate:…
275: Retrospectating 1999 - GO / ELECTION
Apr 9, 2019 • 49 min
Twenty years ago today a film was released that caught director Doug Liman, writer John August, and a cast of hot young upstarts at a moment of perfect aesthetic and artistic unanimity. GO wasn’t a big hit at the time and was even dismissed by Leonard…
274: Present Tense - Nominating Our Favorite Baseball Movies, Overthinking US, and Legitimizing THE BEACH BUM
Apr 2, 2019 • 45 min
We’re catching it up and breaking it down this week with a veritable smorgasbord of scintillating topics: -Celebrating the beginning of the season with our favorite baseball movies (00:03:00) -A SPOILER HEAVY litigation of the various interpretations of…
273: Retrospectating 1999 - THE MATRIX
Mar 26, 2019 • 53 min
Twenty years ago this week a film came along that not only changed the way that we looked at science fiction, visual effects, and Keanu Reeve’s capacity for star power. It also legitimatized the fetishization of mirrored sunglasses, duster jackets, and…
272: Present Tense - TRIPLE FRONTIER and the Utter Inevitability of Netflix Ubiquity
Mar 19, 2019 • 68 min
Here at We Like Movies we’ve been extremely vocal about our love for filmmaker J.C. Chandor and have always self-identified as loud and proud “Chandorks.” But our dedication to the man’s body of work experienced some strain this past week on the occasion…
271: AFI #66 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Mar 5, 2019 • 30 min
“It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.” Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS
Grain of Salt: Ranking the 2018 Oscar Nominees
Mar 1, 2019
270: Our Annual Oscar Postmortem (2019 Edition)
Feb 25, 2019 • 34 min
The Oscars came out of the gates with a bang and ended with a whimper. The night’s big winner was vexing but there were some legitimate highlights that we’ll likely be talking about for years to come. Oscars. We watched ‘em. We’re talkin’ about ‘em. So…
269: Retrospectating 1999 - OFFICE SPACE
Feb 19, 2019 • 43 min
20 years ago today, a 10 million dollar workplace comedy directed by the 37 year old creator of Beavis and Butthead was released by a major Hollywood studio and audiences ignored it EN MASSE. Today it occupies rarefied air as one of the most beloved cult…
268: Retrospectating 1999 - VARSITY BLUES / SHE’S ALL THAT
Feb 12, 2019 • 62 min
In honor of the 20th anniversary of one of the all time great movie years, we’re debuting a new feature in which we deep-dive into the most important films of the last year of the 20th century: “Retrospectating 1999!” Join us for our inaugural episode in…
267: AFI #67 - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Feb 6, 2019 • 26 min
“Martha, in my mind you were buried in cement right up to the neck. No, up to the nose, it’s much quieter.” Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS
266: AFI #68 - Unforgiven
Jan 29, 2019 • 30 min
“I’ve killed women and children. Killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I’m here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned. ”Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher /…
Media Management: Matt’s 2018 Watchlist
Jan 23, 2019
265: Oeuvre - The 6th Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 2008 - 2012
Jan 21, 2019 • 65 min
This installment is affectionately titled “The Struggle for Artistic Identity” (AKA “Who Am I?”) and spans 2008-2012: -Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) -The Adventures of Tintin (2011) -War Horse (2011) -Lincoln (2012) Email:…
Grain of Salt: Our OFFICIAL Oscar Predictions!
Jan 21, 2019
264: Oscar Predictions by Oscar (and Matt)
Jan 16, 2019 • 41 min
On a rare episode in which we actually recorded under the same roof (on the same microphone, no less!), we get down to business with Academy Awards talk. We pontificate and prognosticate as we reveal our individual predictions in all of the “major”…
263: AFI #69 - Tootsie
Jan 12, 2019 • 32 min
“That is one nutty hospital.” Email: wlmpodcast@gmail.com Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS
Grain of Salt: Matt’s Top 10 Films of 2018
Jan 8, 2019
262: Oscar & Matt’s Top 10s of 2018
Jan 5, 2019 • 100 min
It’s time for our favorite podcast of the year and, at the risk of being self-congratulatory, we think it’s one of our best episodes ever! It’s epic without being long-winded. There’s list overlap without complete crossover. There’s disagreement without…
261: AFI #70 - A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
Dec 26, 2018 • 32 min
“Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!”
260: Our 8th Anniversary and Last Podcast of 2018 Featuring THE FAVOURITE, SHOPLIFTERS, and ROMA!
Dec 18, 2018 • 68 min
On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of We Like Movies as well as our final “contemporary” podcast of 2018, we respectively submit a conversation about three of the most acclaimed films of the year, featuring a preamble with some hot-nom-talk. It’s…
259: AFI #71 - SAVING PRIVATE RYAN [1998] (w/ Special Guest - Brian Boarini)
Dec 11, 2018 • 56 min
“Keep the sand out of your weapons. Keep those actions clear. I’ll see you on the beach.”
258: AFI #72 - THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
Dec 4, 2018 • 39 min
“I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to…
257: Post-Thanksgiving Catch-up w/ WIDOWS, GREEN BOOK, and CREED II
Nov 28, 2018 • 53 min
It’s the holiday season… turkeys are being eaten, top 10 lists are being constructed, awards have begun to be handed out in critics groups, and we’re trying to keep up with it all! Join us as we dive head-first into a catch-up pod that’s brimming over…
256: AFI #73 - BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
Nov 21, 2018 • 30 min
In honor of the passing of screenwriting luminary William Goldman we decided to move this episode up in our schedule to pay tribute to one of the most talented scribes ever to sire a slugline. And, in case you missed it a couple weeks back, consider…
255: AFI #74 - THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
Nov 13, 2018 • 34 min
“I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner.”
254: “Back to the Now” w/ A STAR IS BORN, FIRST MAN, and BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
Oct 30, 2018 • 69 min
We’ve spent the last couple of months focusing on some of our different “spinoff” series… Matt was out of the country for a bit… and we had to work out some technical glitches as we get all of our domain materials consolidated under one roof… But [!], now…
253: Oeuvre - The 5th Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 2002 - 2005
Oct 16, 2018 • 86 min
This installment is affectionately titled “The Death of Dreamworks” and spans 2002-2005:-MINORITY REPORT-CATCH ME IF YOU CAN-THE TERMINAL-WAR OF THE WORLDS-MUNICH
252: AFI #75 - IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT [1967] (w/special guest Ben Goff!)
Sep 25, 2018 • 50 min
Sydney Poitier historian and all-around cinematic raconteur Ben Goff (@benjaminygoff) joins us on a very special episode of our AFI Countdown Series to discuss the 1960s, race relations, and how Norman Jewison’s IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT factored into both.
251: AFI #76 - FORREST GUMP (1994)
Sep 10, 2018 • 42 min
“Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.”
250: AFI #77 - ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
Sep 4, 2018 • 34 min
“If you’re gonna do it, do it right. If you’re gonna hype it, hype it with the facts. I don’t mind what you did. I mind the way you did it.”
249: AFI #78 - MODERN TIMES (1936)
Aug 21, 2018 • 26 min
A story of industry, of individual enterprise - humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness.
248: The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT Praise-a-thon
Aug 1, 2018 • 72 min
The Mission: Impossible film series is without peer or equal in its unprecedented ability to improve with each subsequent installment since J.J. Abrams’ soft reboot three films ago. As such, it should come as no surprise that MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE –…
247: Oeuvre - The 4th Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 1997 - 2001
Jul 24, 2018 • 82 min
This installment is affectionately titled “The Birth of Dreamworks” and spans 1997-2001: -THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK -AMISTAD -SAVING PRIVATE RYAN -A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
246: Oeuvre - The 3rd Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 1989-1993
Jul 20, 2018 • 100 min
This installment is affectionately titled “Peter Pan Grows Up” and spans 1989-1993: -INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE -ALWAYS -HOOK -JURASSIC PARK -SCHINDLER’S LIST
245: Contextualizing ANT MAN AND THE WASP, the 20th Marvel Film
Jul 11, 2018 • 56 min
On the occasion of Marvel Studios’ 20th (twentieth!) release in the official MCU, we get together for a conversation that includes an unexpectedly glowing review of said release, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, a loving retrospective on the career of Michael…
244: A Summertime Double-Header Featuring INCREDIBLES 2 and JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Jun 26, 2018 • 51 min
On this week’s episode we get to talk about Brad Bird’s INCREDIBLES 2 and we have to talk about JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINDOM. This compromise lands us in a bit of a “push”, critically speaking… but a brisk and entertaining push at the very very least! We…
243: OCEAN’S 8 Bloviation, Fantasy Film Draft Hand-wringing, and Embracing HEREDITARY Trauma
Jun 12, 2018 • 60 min
On the eve of our sixth official Fantasy Film League draft we engage in a discussion about the futility of early awards predictions, talk Toni Collette’s big weekend and her nerve-shearing, barn-burner horror odyssey HEREDITARY, and still find time for a…
242: AFI #79 - THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
Jun 5, 2018 • 31 min
“If they move, kill ‘em.”
241: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and the bitter taste of inevitable franchise fatigue
May 29, 2018 • 57 min
It’s been less than 6 months since we last discussed a new STAR WARS movie. But where THE LAST JEDI was controversial and divisive, SOLO is already proving to be sobering and disappointing (critically and financially). 10 movies into the 41 year old…
240: DEADPOOL 2 rears its ugly head, WILLOW turns 30, and Cannes 2018 passes out prizes
May 22, 2018 • 59 min
This week on the We Like Movies Podcast we’re excited to bring you a really great episode about a really dreadful movie. Yes, we got downright curmudgeonly during our discussion about DEADPOOL 2 but that’s okay because it was cathartic (and SPOILERY, so…
239: Affectionately Disassembling AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
May 5, 2018 • 58 min
There’s a new Marvel movie out. It’s called AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. About 900 million dollars at the box office in less than a week suggests that perhaps you might have seen it by now. If, by some chance you haven’t yet, then perhaps consider coming back…
238: AFI #80 - THE APARTMENT [1960] (w/ Special Guest- Superfan Laura Crow!)
Apr 24, 2018 • 50 min
“I said I had no family I never said I had an empty apartment.”
237: Our Spring-Cleaning Episode - Cannes Lineup, Netflix Controversy, BLOCKERS, and [finally] READY PLAYER ONE
Apr 16, 2018 • 66 min
The snow has melted, the April showers are washing the detritus from the sidewalk, and the sunny specter of the summer movie season is visible in the distance. It’s time to throw open the shutters, get out the broom, and do a little…
236: The Delightful ISLE OF DOGS Lands in a Kennel of Controversy
Apr 2, 2018 • 60 min
Endeavoring to tamper Wes Anderson swoonery with considered dissection of the recent backlash.
235: AFI #81 - SPARTACUS
Mar 27, 2018 • 29 min
“Do you consider the eating of oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?”
234: AFI #82 - SUNRISE
Mar 21, 2018 • 25 min
After 9 months dormant, the AFI Top 100 Challenge podcast series comes roaring back with a deep-cut discussion of a bona fide masterpiece: F.W. Murnau’s seminal, silent showpiece SUNRISE. Support silent cinema, peoples! It’s coming back in a big way! No,…
233: Our Annual Oscar Postmortem (2018 Edition)
Mar 6, 2018 • 42 min
Another Oscars is in the books. We talked about it. What more do you need to know? Tune up, tune in! ❤️
Grain of Salt: Ranking the 2017 Oscar Nominees
Mar 4, 2018
232: ANNIHILATION reactions and Our Official Oscar Predictions!
Feb 27, 2018 • 71 min
Our conversation is lengthy this week as we have a great many thoughts about Alex Garland’s sophomore feature ANNIHILATION. But the real meat of the episode is an overthink-a-thon about all 24 Oscar categories culminating with us putting our predictions…
231: BLACK PANTHER’s got legs (and claws!)
Feb 19, 2018 • 58 min
The multiplexes were pulsating over the weekend with an electricity rarely experienced during the flyover months. Not only did BLACK PANTHER arrive bearing the good will and sustenance to feed an underserved audience but it coasted in on unanimous…
Grain of Salt: One Tuxedo Fits All - The Many Faces of 007
Feb 1, 2018
230: Top 10s of 2017 Plus Oscar Nomination Predictions!
Jan 22, 2018 • 91 min
It took us until practically the end of January but we made it just under the wire in time to get our Top 10 of 2017 lists on the record before the Oscar nominations were announced (barely). Join us for a lively discussion with less overlap that usual as…
Grain of Salt: Matt’s Top 10 Films of 2017
Jan 10, 2018
229: A Golden Globes Shorty-pod
Jan 9, 2018 • 32 min
The Golden Globes happened. We talked about ‘em. We kept it short (for a change). You should listen. ‘Nuff said.
Media Management: Matt’s 2017 Theatrical Watchlist
Jan 8, 2018
228: Oeuvre - The 2nd Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 1981-1987
Dec 27, 2017 • 90 min
This installment is affectionately titled “The Rise to the Throne” and spans 1981-1987: -RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK -E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL -INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM -THE COLOR PURPLE -EMPIRE OF THE SUN
227: It’s a STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI entrée featuring THE SHAPE OF WATER as an appetizer
Dec 20, 2017 • 66 min
It’s here. It’s long. It’s ambitious. It’s divisive. It’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. We’re gonna talk about it and we’re gonna spoil it from the word go. Fair-warning. Porgs.
TITANIC 20th Anniversary Podcastacular!
Dec 20, 2017 • 63 min
20 years ago today a little movie about a big boat premiered in theaters around the world. Said theaters have been in pain ever since due to the insane foot and rear-end traffic that persisted for next 5 months as the film went on to gross over 2 billion…
226: Discussing THE DISASTER ARTIST and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Dec 6, 2017 • 62 min
It’s awards season! It’s happening! There’s no turning back! You can’t escape it! With that in mind we dedicated this week’s episode to running down the 4 major critic’s circle prizes that have been announced over the last 2 weeks as well as taking some…
225: Judging JUSTICE LEAGUE and Loving LADY BIRD
Nov 21, 2017 • 63 min
It’s our 2nd comic book behemoth review in as many weeks here at We Like Movies and the overwhelming fatigue has certainly crept into our collective unconscious. We struggle valiantly to remain constructive as opposed to outright dismissive about the…