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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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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.

    The Best Picture Match Game With Sam Esmail

    The Best Picture Match Game With Sam Esmail

    After his triumphant introduction of the movie director game, Sam Esmail rejoins Amanda and Sean to discuss his 2020 movie-watching experiences, his favorites films of the year, how the medium could change after the pandemic, and what value the Oscars do or don't have. He covers all this with the aid of a helpful new exercise: The Best Picture match game.

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Sam Esmail
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    The ‘Tenet’ Commentary : yratnemmoC ‘teneT’ ehT

    The ‘Tenet’ Commentary : yratnemmoC ‘teneT’ ehT

    This is a special episode of 'The Big Picture': a watch-along commentary track for Christopher Nolan’s 11th feature film. In March, we teamed up with Chris Ryan for our first commentary, a four-hour journey through 'Zack Snyder’s Justice League,' a.k.a the Snyder Cut. We barely survived. This time, we’re diving into a more complex movie, but fortunately one we have seen before. This is our collective third viewing of Nolan’s controversial, confusing, and, we will argue, wrongly overlooked 'Tenet.' We will be together for all 150 minutes of this movie, and we want you to watch along with us. Let’s go!

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 2 hrs 37 min
    Top Five Spy Movies and ‘Without Remorse’

    Top Five Spy Movies and ‘Without Remorse’

    In honor of the new Tom Clancy adaptation ‘Without Remorse,’ Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to break down all things spy movies, including what they love about the genre, how they define it, and their top five favorites (0:13). Then, Sean is joined by director Stefano Sollima to talk about ‘Without Remorse' (1:06:30).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guests: Chris Ryan and Stefano Sollima
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    We Have to Blow Up the Oscars and Start Again

    We Have to Blow Up the Oscars and Start Again

    After a record-low-rated Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, the state of the Oscars has been the subject of debate all week (0:21). Amanda and Sean discuss where the show should go in 2022, what it could look like, and beyond. Then, Sean is joined by Adam McKay, the director behind beloved films like 'Anchorman' and 'The Big Short,' to discuss his new podcast 'Death at the Wing' and the future of movies (1:09:00).

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Adam McKay
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    17 Questions About ‘Mortal Kombat’ and the Worst Video Game Movies Ever

    17 Questions About ‘Mortal Kombat’ and the Worst Video Game Movies Ever

    Today, we discuss Fatalities and Flawless Victories. Which one was the new adaptation of the beloved video game franchise ‘Mortal Kombat’? Joining Sean to answer that question and many more about all things video game movies are Ringer staff writers and avowed gamers Justin Charity and Ben Lindbergh.

    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guests: Justin Charity and Ben Lindbergh
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Best Actor Goes to Who??? The Winners, Losers, and WTFs of the Academy Awards.

    Best Actor Goes to Who??? The Winners, Losers, and WTFs of the Academy Awards.

    After 15 long months, the Oscars are here. Sean and Amanda break down every award, the in-person ceremony, the weirdest moments of the night, and more. 

    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Producer: Bobby Wagner
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    • 1 hr 12 min

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