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For the movie goer and movie lover, Always the Critic Podcast is a group of friends discussing and reviewing everything from box office juggernauts to indie sleeper hits to throwback favorites.

No film degrees, no connections, no experience necessary because when it comes to film, we’re “always the critic.”
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For the movie goer and movie lover, Always the Critic Podcast is a group of friends discussing and reviewing everything from box office juggernauts to indie sleeper hits to throwback favorites.

No film degrees, no connections, no experience necessary because when it comes to film, we’re “always the critic.”
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    The Eyes of Tammy Faye / Ep. 170

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye / Ep. 170

    On Episode 170 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we call in to the telethon on our review of The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.

    Rico and Jess discuss this biopic that hits a bit close to home, including the ultimately positive view the movie takes toward Tammy Faye, Jessica Chastain’s flashy and possibly Oscar worthy performance, the deep indictment of the Christian establishment, the interesting facets of the characters, and more.

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    • 57 min
    The Card Counter / Ep. 169

    The Card Counter / Ep. 169

    On Episode 169 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we enter the World Series of Poker for our review of The Card Counter, starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe.

    Rico and Jess discuss this strange outing from director Paul Schrader, including the deep morality of the characters, the tone of the film, Tiffany Haddish’s acting, the symbolism throughout, and the interesting and shocking third act.

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    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings / Ep. 168

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings / Ep. 168

    On Episode 168 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we sing some karaoke after parking cars on our review of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung.

    Rico and Jess marvel at the newest MCU entry, talking through the amazing box office turnout, the stunning martial arts action, the OST from 88Rising, and how this film (along with its post-credit scenes) sets up what’s to come for the MCU.

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    He's All That / Ep. 167

    He's All That / Ep. 167

    On Episode 167 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we exit the Tik Tok app for our review of Netflix’s He’s All That, starring Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, and Rachel Leigh Cook.

    Rico and Jess discuss the gender-swapped version of the 1999 movie She’s All That, including the acting chops from the cast, the horrendous product placement, comparisons to the original film, and serious complaints about the pacing and romantic chemistry.

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    Romantic Comedy

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    • 59 min
    The Suicide Squad / Ep. 166

    The Suicide Squad / Ep. 166

    On Episode 166 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we suit up with Task Force X on our review of The Suicide Squad, starring Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, and Viola Davis.

    Rico and Jess discuss the newest James Gunn superhero movie, including the absurd comedy, perfect casting choices, comparisons to the Suicide Squad from 2016, and complaints about the third act.

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    Jungle Cruise & The Green Knight / Ep. 165

    Jungle Cruise & The Green Knight / Ep. 165

    On Episode 165 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we cover the top two movies of the weekend: Disney’s Jungle Cruise and A24’s The Green Knight.

    Rico and Jess hop aboard the Jungle Cruise to behold the 8th wonder of the world: the backside of water! Just kidding. They do compliment the movie for its generous use of puns (just like the Disney ride), comment on the casting, Dwayne Johnson’s hair and wardrobe, the parts that seemed to draw on its action-adventure predecessors, and the third act of the movie. Later in the show, Rico and Jess discuss A24’s The Green Knight, (34:00) including how striking they found the themes, discussing the differences between the epic poem and the film adaptation and Dev Patel’s excellence in acting.

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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

BillowRani ,

Would have missed Marriage Story

Love the podcast. Listened to the review of Marriage Story and couldn’t wait to get home and watch it. Had family and friends raving about it, but was set against watching it. So not my cup of tea. It was really great. Thanks for changing my mind and keeping me from missing a memorable flick.

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Always The Knockout

Another amazin episode from this ALWAYS dynamic duo filled with insightful perspective and great energy🙌🏽

KTandOti ,

Critically entertaining!

I love hearing hosts genuinely having a good time talking about the latest films. They are also informative, but their vibrant commentary is what makes these hosts stand out. Started off with their John Wick episode and loved hearing their opinions. A must listen especially if you love films. Subscribe and listen now!

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