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The Ringer dives into movies as Sean Fennessey sits down with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, breaks down the latest industry trends, handicaps the upcoming Oscars race, and reviews new films with Ringer colleagues like Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Bill Simmons.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

The Ringer dives into movies as Sean Fennessey sits down with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, breaks down the latest industry trends, handicaps the upcoming Oscars race, and reviews new films with Ringer colleagues like Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Bill Simmons.

    Movie Swap: ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and ‘Titanic.’ Plus: ‘The Green Knight’!

    Movie Swap: ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and ‘Titanic.’ Plus: ‘The Green Knight’!

    It’s time for another movie swap! This time, Amanda and Sean trade a pair of classics from James Cameron: the Oscar-winning behemoth ‘Titanic’ and the action classic ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ (0:30). Then, Sean is joined by David Lowery, the director behind the long-awaited Arthurian fable ‘The Green Knight’ (1:24:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: David Lowery
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    3. “The Thumbs” | Gene and Roger

    3. “The Thumbs” | Gene and Roger

    In the early ’80s, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert went from PBS stars to pop-culture celebrities. That newfound fame tested their already-heightened rivalry. But it also united them as they made one of the riskiest moves of their careers—a move that would change the way films were talked about, and that made Gene and Roger bigger than ever.

    Host: Brian Raftery
    Producers: Amanda Dobbins, Sean Fennessey, Isaac Lee, Noah Malale, Bobby Wagner
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    • 30 min
    Top Five Music Documentaries and ‘Woodstock ’99: Love, Peace, and Rage’

    Top Five Music Documentaries and ‘Woodstock ’99: Love, Peace, and Rage’

    We’re living in a boom time for music documentaries. Rob Harvilla joins Sean to talk about the history of the subgenre, why it’s exploding, and their top five favorites (1:00). Then, Sean is joined by Garret Price, the filmmaker behind the first installment in Ringer Films’ new documentary music series Music Box: ‘Woodstock ’99: Love, Peace, and Rage,’ a powerful and fascinating portrait of a terrifying moment in music and American history (1:12:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey
    Guests: Rob Harvilla and Garret Price
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    2. “Is the Room Big Enough for Both These Guys?” | Gene and Roger

    2. “Is the Room Big Enough for Both These Guys?” | Gene and Roger

    From the minute Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert hit the air, everyone wanted to know: Did these two guys actually hate each other? In this episode, we’ll learn more about how Gene and Roger came to be critics and rivals, and what made them the perfect foils for each other on TV.

    Host: Brian Raftery
    Producers: Amanda Dobbins, Sean Fennessey, Isaac Lee, Noah Malale, Bobby Wagner
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    • 35 min
    1. “I Must Destroy Him” | Gene and Roger

    1. “I Must Destroy Him” | Gene and Roger

    Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were the most famous and powerful film critics of their time—and their shows were smash hits that changed an entire industry. Over the next eight episodes, host Brian Raftery will talk to Siskel and Ebert’s families, friends, coworkers, and peers to explore the duo's lasting impact—on movie criticism, on the media landscape, and on how we talk to one another.

    Host: Brian Raftery
    Producers: Amanda Dobbins, Sean Fennessey, Isaac Lee, Noah Malale, Bobby Wagner
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    • 28 min
    The Return of the Movie Auction!

    The Return of the Movie Auction!

    The 'Big Picture' Movie Auction is back! Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to bid on the rest of the movies coming out this year that they’re desperate to see (17:00). Sean and Amanda also talk to Brian Raftery about ‘Gene and Roger,’ his new podcast series about the true story behind the rivalry and the partnership between legendary film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert (1:30). Finally, Sean is joined by Morgan Neville to talk about his powerful new documentary, ‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain' (1:41:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan, Brian Raftery, Morgan Neville
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 2 hrs 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

rawheadtex ,

Voice Modulation required

Generally enjoyable and impassioned populist dissection of the movie landscape but most recent Oscar ceremony analysis difficult to listen to, one of the presenters voices needs to be modulated, sounded like they were shouting throughout and having an emotional breakdown, it was a headache to listen to.

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