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A Pop Culture Podcast for The People, created and hosted by two enthusiastic, longtime friends. Must Go Faster sifts through the noise to give you reviews, recommendations, rankings, deep dives and spirited banter on movies, music, TV and beyond.

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A Pop Culture Podcast for The People, created and hosted by two enthusiastic, longtime friends. Must Go Faster sifts through the noise to give you reviews, recommendations, rankings, deep dives and spirited banter on movies, music, TV and beyond.

    The Chris Nolan Chronicles Part III: ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Batman Begins’ + How Nolan Changed the Blockbuster Game

    The Chris Nolan Chronicles Part III: ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Batman Begins’ + How Nolan Changed the Blockbuster Game

    In Part III of The Chris Nolan Chronicles, Ben and Rob investigate Nolan’s turn into becoming franchise filmmaker extraordinaire. The two weigh in on Batman Begins [10:00], discussing Nolan’s vision for Gotham City, behind the scenes nuggets and what made it radically different than Batman movies of the past. They then analyze his (flawed) masterpiece in The Dark Knight [54:00]. Ben and Rob reminisce about the hype leading up its release, pay tribute to Heath Ledger’s iconic performance as The Joker, pore over the best action scenes, and get giddy about all the little moments they love. The two also look back on the film’s profound legacy, impact on Hollywood at large and why it still matters 12 years later. To cap off Part III, Ben and Rob hit on a few enticing ‘what ifs’ throughout Nolan’s career and other genres we’d like to see him tackle [1:49:30].

    • 1h 57 min
    The Chris Nolan Chronicles Part II: Revisiting ‘The Prestige’ & ‘Insomnia.’ Plus Nolan’s Biggest Casting Decisions, Studio Love + More

    The Chris Nolan Chronicles Part II: Revisiting ‘The Prestige’ & ‘Insomnia.’ Plus Nolan’s Biggest Casting Decisions, Studio Love + More

    In Part II of The Chris Nolan Chronicles, Ben and Rob look back on some of the most interesting casting decisions of Nolan’s career [2:15], discussing their impact and why certain actors gravitate towards his projects. The two then consider the longstanding relationship between Nolan and Warner Bros. studios [20:30], and how their partnership became a force in the movie industry. They then inspect the Al Pacino and Robin Williams led thriller ‘Insomnia’ [26:00] and what makes it stands out in Nolan’s filmography. To close out Part II, Ben and Rob revisit the magic fueled drama of ‘The Prestige’ [53:30], marveling over its direction, themes, twist ending + more, as they hand out their awards for Best Moment, Best Performance, Best Soundbite, What The F**k and Most Lasting Image.

    • 1h 23 min
    The Chris Nolan Chronicles Part I: Nolan’s Origins, His ‘Memento’ Breakthrough, Storytelling Styles + More

    The Chris Nolan Chronicles Part I: Nolan’s Origins, His ‘Memento’ Breakthrough, Storytelling Styles + More

    AND HERE.. WE.. GO. In Part I of The Chris Nolan Chronicles, Ben and Rob set the stage by digging into the director's origins as an aspiring young lad, including a look at his ‘Doodlebug’ short [6:00]. The two then examine Nolan’s 1998 debut, the neo-noir ‘Following’ [17:00], discussing how it was made on an insanely low budget, the early flashes of the filmmaker’s style that he is later known for, introduce their CNC Awards + more. Next they tackle Nolan’s singular approach to narrative, such as his hatred of linear storytelling, his unapologetic love for cross cutting and how these techniques became a common thread throughout his filmography [41:30]. Ben and Rob then analyze Nolan’s indie breakthrough in ‘Memento,’ assessing the thriller’s plot, performances, structure + more as they ponder: is this the most confusing movie ever made? [52:00]. To wrap up Part I, they swoon over the director’s drive for cinematic originality [1:25:00].

    • 1h 28 min
    The Quarantine Queue: What to Consume While You Stay the F Home

    The Quarantine Queue: What to Consume While You Stay the F Home

    In episode 45 of Must Go Faster, Ben and Rob open up with a few reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic (1:00) and how its altered daily life before getting into some of the shows, movies, books and music they’ve been digging so far in quarantine (10:45). The two then each recommend a pair of movies to watch in the genres of Comedy, Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller and Documentary (39:30).

    • 1h 16 min
    Best Movies of 2019: Our Top 10 Films of the Year

    Best Movies of 2019: Our Top 10 Films of the Year

    In episode 44 of Must Go Faster, Ben and Rob toast to a ravishing year in movies as they rank, gush and discuss their 10 favorite from 2019.

    • 1h 41 min
    Best Music of 2019: Our Top 10 Songs of the Year

    Best Music of 2019: Our Top 10 Songs of the Year

    In episode 43 of Must Go Faster, Ben and Rob celebrate the year in music by ranking and dissecting their top 10 songs of 2019, featuring jams from Maggie Rogers, DaBaby, Tame Impala, The Black Keys, Lizzo, Billie Eilish and much more.

    • 1h 31 min

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