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REEL FANATICS is the podcast for movies, drinks and jive! The weekly show for cinephiles who like their film talk unpretentious, irreverent and uncensored. Three filmmaker friends bat around everything from Michael Haneke to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger" to Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-head". If you're a movie geek, you'll feel right at home with REEL FANATICS!

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REEL FANATICS is the podcast for movies, drinks and jive! The weekly show for cinephiles who like their film talk unpretentious, irreverent and uncensored. Three filmmaker friends bat around everything from Michael Haneke to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger" to Mike Judge's "Beavis and Butt-head". If you're a movie geek, you'll feel right at home with REEL FANATICS!

    #313 : CONTAGION

    #313 : CONTAGION

    In the time of a devastating global pandemic, Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion has taken on new relevance. Michael, Joe, and Jared review that 2011 thriller in this episode.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #312 : CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

    #312 : CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

    The guys discuss Crimes and Misdemeanors in this episode—the first in a new, intermittent series of retro reviews. Joe recommends a ’90s gangster cult classic, while Jared endorses a horror franchise reboot. Michael explains his love for Woody Allen’s 1989 film. Note: This conversation was recorded before COVID-19 took hold of the United States and altered daily life. Warning: The ending to 2019’s Black Christmas is spoiled in the recommendations section.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    #311 : PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

    #311 : PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

    Céline Sciamma’s acclaimed Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the topic of the episode. The guys also reflect on the results of the 2020 Oscars.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #310 : Best Films of the 2010s, Part 2

    #310 : Best Films of the 2010s, Part 2

    The decade in review continues! Over two episodes, Michael, Jared, and Joe are revealing their top 20 films of the decade (2010-2019). Here in Part 2, the guys discuss their selections for numbers 10 through 1.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #309 : Best Films of the 2010s, Part 1

    #309 : Best Films of the 2010s, Part 1

    It’s the big one! Over two episodes, Michael, Jared, and Joe reveal their top 20 films of the decade (2010-2019). Here in Part 1, the guys discuss their selections for numbers 20 through 11.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    #308 : Top Ten Films of 2019

    #308 : Top Ten Films of 2019

    Michael, Jared, and Joe reflect on 2019 cinema and unveil their annual Top 10 lists. There is disagreement on 1917. Jared identifies the film he expects to regret leaving off his top ten. Michael picks a documentary he watched just hours before recording. Joe declares a certain character the best stoner since Jeff Lebowski.

    • 1 hr 29 min

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