The In Reel Deep Podcast is for cinema fans interested in hot takes, great debate and smart reviews. Hosted by Andrew Johnson and Steve Cimino, it provides the best in cinematic ramblings from two movie fans and clever critics.
The Best Movie of 2020
Bacurau. Da 5 Bloods. Mank. First Cow. Which of those four 2020 releases was the finest film of the year? As has become tradition on the In Reel Deep Podcast, we gather to discuss our recent best of 2020 list and choose a favorite from the year that was. Also, we share a big announcement concerning the future of the podcast and of InReelDeep.com.
It's a Wonderful Life
We're wrapping up our 2020 journey through Christmas movies with a bang: It's a Wonderful Life, the 1946 masterpiece that's both a holiday classic and an all-time wonderful film. In a slight twist for our December episodes, we get in real (reel) deep and speculate about director Frank Capra's message, star Jimmy Stewart's acting prowess, and whether a light Christmas touch makes for better films overall.
Anna and the Apocalypse
What exactly is a "British Christmas zombie musical film"? Why, Anna and the Apocalypse, of course! This little-seen 2018 genre mash-up is next on our journey through December-centric movies; is it a new holiday classic, or just a weird, fun departure from the usual Christmas fare?
A Christmas Story
It's a Christmas classic that came out in 1983, lovingly depicted 1940s pre-war holiday magic, and as of 2020 still airs for 24 hours straight in late December. It's A Christmas Story, and it's as good as you remember. We discuss which member of the Parker family is the MVP, our top 5 favorite scenes, and how this movie somehow defies being remade.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again
I've heard of one Vanessa Hudgens, even two Vanessa Hudgenses, but THREE Vanessa Hudgenses?! That's the premise of The Princess Switch: Switched Again, the 2020 sequel to the possibly beloved Netflix movie about...princesses who switch. The original was certainly a Christmas movie; what about this one? Does it feel you with holiday cheer, or is it yet another cash-grab mess that lazily equates Christmas with love?
Christmas (Movies) in the Time of Covid
It's the holiday season! And we're back to talk holly jolly Christmas movies. Our December to Remember guru Sam Johnson returns as well to assign us several options for this month of wintry mayhem; some are classics and some, well, are nightmares. What are the flicks we'll be enjoying during this Covid Christmas? You've got to listen to find out.