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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.

    HBO Max Isn't TV—It's Movie Paradise. Here Are 25 You Should Watch.

    HBO Max Isn't TV—It's Movie Paradise. Here Are 25 You Should Watch.

    The launch of HBO Max means a new entrant in the streaming TV wars. But the big winners might be movie fans. HBO Max's catalog is one of the deepest we've seen. Sean picks a few favorites to start (1:15). Then he's joined by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering to discuss their new film, 'On the Record,' which can be found on the service (30:24).
    Host: Sean Fennessey
    Guests: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Top Five All-in-One-Day Movies and 'The Lovebirds'

    Top Five All-in-One-Day Movies and 'The Lovebirds'

    The new Netflix film 'The Lovebirds' falls into a classic bucket: the all-in-one-day movie. Sean and Amanda talk about what works (and what doesn't) in the Kumail Nanjiani–Issa Rae comedy. Then, they share their top-five all-in-one-day movies. All killer, no filler.
    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Snyder Cut Will Be Released! But Why? Plus: How to Watch 100 Classic Movies.

    The Snyder Cut Will Be Released! But Why? Plus: How to Watch 100 Classic Movies.

    After years of lobbying Warner Bros., the fans are getting what they want: the Zack Snyder cut of 'Justice League,' exclusively on HBO Max in 2021. What does that mean? Is that a bad thing? Does it confirm our fears about toxic fandom? Sean and Amanda examine the news and then dive into the mailbag to answer listener questions about which movie made them obsessed; how to watch the essentials in film history; and what to expect from the movie business in 2021, 2022, and beyond.
    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Can Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Reopen Theaters?

    Can Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Reopen Theaters?

    An extraordinary burden has been placed upon 'Tenet.' With a still-unchanged July 17 release date, the Warner Bros. production could be the movie to reopen movie theaters and kick-start Hollywood again. But is it too soon? Many in the industry believe the date will stick and topple a series of dominoes that will affect the movie industry for months and years to come. Sean and Amanda look at the 'Tenet' conundrum from all angles.
    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bane, Venom, and 'Capone': The Tom Hardy Hall of Fame | The Big Picture

    Bane, Venom, and 'Capone': The Tom Hardy Hall of Fame | The Big Picture

    No one challenges the expectations of movie stardom more than Tom Hardy. His latest film—the scatological, phantasmagoric, late-life biopic 'Capone'—features one of his most visceral performances yet. Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to review the new Josh Trank–directed film and build a shrine to Hardy's fascinating, frequently bizarre collection of performances.
    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ahoy! The Top Five Movies Set at Sea | The Big Picture

    Ahoy! The Top Five Movies Set at Sea | The Big Picture

    We needed a bigger boat to select the finest movies set on the great ocean blue, so Chris Ryan returns to aid Sean and Amanda. They each choose their top five films, talk about why they love the sea, and what scares them most about it. This conversation got out of hand.
    Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
    Guest: Chris Ryan

    • 1 hr 10 min

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