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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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    • 4.9, 27 Ratings

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.”
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alwaysthecritic/support

    Summer Superlatives: Comedy with MATTI GROLL / Ep. 112

    Summer Superlatives: Comedy with MATTI GROLL / Ep. 112

    On Episode 112 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we laugh it up on week 3 of our series called Summer Superlatives, as we talk about Comedy summer movies. In this series, we discuss different genres, why they play such a big role during the Summer, and then have some fun handing out superlatives!
    Along with guest Matti Groll from the Movie Marathoners Podcast, Rico and Jess answer some fun Summer Superlatives like Best Recurring Gag, Worst Line, Best Cameo, Funniest Character, and so many more! Tune in every week for a brand new genre and guest!
    GUEST: Matti Groll, from Movie Marathoners Podcast

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Summer Superlatives: Sci-Fi with DAVID ROSEN / Ep. 111

    Summer Superlatives: Sci-Fi with DAVID ROSEN / Ep. 111

    On Episode 111 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we pick up on week 2 of our new series called Summer Superlatives, and we covered Sci-Fi summer movies. In this series, we discuss different genres, why they play such a big role during the Summer, and then have some fun handing out superlatives!
    Along with guest David Rosen from Piecing It Together Podcast, Rico and Jess answer some fun Summer Superlatives like Scariest Alien, Best Duo/Crew, Worst Character Death, Movie with the Best Reason for the Apocalypse, and so many more! Tune in every week for a brand new genre and guest!
    GUEST: David Rosen, from Piecing It Together Podcast

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Summer Superlatives: Classics with RYAN L. TERRY / Ep. 110

    Summer Superlatives: Classics with RYAN L. TERRY / Ep. 110

    On Episode 110 of the Always the Critic Podcast, we start a brand-new series called Summer Superlatives, where we discuss different genres, why they play such a big role during the Summer, and then have some fun handing out superlatives! We start with Classic summer movies from 1975-1990.
    Along with guest Ryan L. Terry, Rico and Jess answer some fun Summer Superlatives like Most Iconic Movie, Movie with the Worst Line, Best Character Introduction, Character with the Best Job, and so many more! Tune in every week for a brand new genre and guest!
    GUEST: Ryan L. Terry

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    ATC Presents Hitchcock - Week 5 / Ep. 109

    ATC Presents Hitchcock - Week 5 / Ep. 109

    On Episode 109 of the Always the Critic podcast, we cross the finish line on our Hitchcock series by talking through his films and legacy from the 1960s onward.

    Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk through the bombastic Psycho, more Oscar snubs, and discuss The Birds and Marnie, including his tumultuous relationship with Tippi Hedren.  Learn more about the seminal director and the films that he made and that made him great.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    ATC Presents Hitchcock - Week 4 / Ep. 108

    ATC Presents Hitchcock - Week 4 / Ep. 108

    On Episode 108 of the Always the Critic podcast, we wrap up our discussion of 1950s Hitchcock with some more Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant.

    Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk through his TV career, a slew of technical achievements in cinema,  Oscar snubs, and dramatic fallouts with frequent collaborators, stopping to discuss three movies we watched: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958), and North by Northwest (1959). Learn more about the seminal director and the films that he made and that made him great.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    ATC Presents: Hitchcock - Week 3 / Ep. 107

    ATC Presents: Hitchcock - Week 3 / Ep. 107

    On Episode 107 of the Always the Critic podcast, we slow down and cover the first half of Hitchcock’s career during the 1950s… the Grace Kelly era.

    Rico Albarracin and Jessica Firpi talk through his bizarre antics and sadistic pranks, controlling perfectionism, and studio switch from Warner Bros. to Paramount, stopping to discuss at length Strangers on a Train (1951), Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), and To Catch a Thief (1955). Learn more about the seminal director and the films that he made and that made him great.

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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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