48 episodes

Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen review new and classic movies, offering "affable, insightful film analysis since 2005" (NY Times).

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 3.8K Ratings

Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen review new and classic movies, offering "affable, insightful film analysis since 2005" (NY Times).

    Hit Man, Inside Out 2, Ghostlight

    Hit Man, Inside Out 2, Ghostlight

    Richard Linklater’s sexy gun-for-hire flick “Hit Man” just arrived on Netflix. Adam and Josh debate the merits of the film and its star, Glen Powell. Plus, Josh on “Inside Out 2” and Adam on the Chicago burbs-set “Ghostlight.”
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    Opening (00:00:00-00:02:30)
    Review: “Hit Man” (00:02:31-00:32:43)
    Reviews: “Inside Out 2” (JL), “Ghostlight” (AK) (00:32:44-00:41:51)
    Next Week, Notes (00:41:52-00:48:13)
    Massacre Theatre (00:48:14-00:56:07)
    Spoiler Talk: “Hit Man” 00:56:07-01:11:35)
    Notes/Links:
    NIKKI GLASER: SOMEDAY YOU’LL DIE, now streaming on Max.
    “The People’s Joker” Screening in Spring Green, WI
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    From the Archive: Top 5 Richard Linklater Scenes

    From the Archive: Top 5 Richard Linklater Scenes

    With Linklater's "Hit Man" currently steaming up home movie screens, we're sharing a 2016 Top 5 devoted to the director's most memorable movie moments.
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    • 35 min
    From the Archive: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Top 5 LOTR Scenes

    From the Archive: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Top 5 LOTR Scenes

    With the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy back in theaters, we share Adam and Josh’s 2018 reappraisal of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning films, including their picks for the Top 5 "Rings" Scenes.
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    Opening (00:00:00-00:01:06)
    Sacred Cow Review: “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy (00:01:07-00:37:51)
    Top 5: “Lord of the Rings” Scenes (00:37:52-01:19:45)
    Notes/Links:
    Top 5 Lord of the Rings Scenes
    https://www.filmspotting.net/top-5-lists-archive/2018/5/17/cykldv958gtt0gl54zm2bfw4xoia3d
    “The People’s Joker” Screening in Spring Green, WI
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Furiosa with Michael Phillips, Top 5 Movies for Graduates

    Furiosa with Michael Phillips, Top 5 Movies for Graduates

    Michael Phillips joins Adam to review “Furiosa,” director George Miller’s latest entry in the Mad Max saga starring Anya-Taylor Joy and Chris Hemsworth. Plus, a revisit of 2022’s Top 5 Movies for Graduates. 
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    Opening (00:00:00-00:02:20)
    Review: “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” (00:02:20-00:33:15)
    Next Week, Notes (00:33:16-00:41:15)
    Polls, Feedback (00:41:15-00:51:38)
    Top 5: Movies for Graduates (00:51:39-02:03:34)
    Notes/Links:
    “The People’s Joker” Screening in Spring Green, WI
    https://www.slowpokelounge.com/events/peoples-joker
    Thomas McAvoy’s Top 200 List
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eQyY8O_L0GruDo3ytvBLpfBgm7iGDylQ/view
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    • 2 hr 11 min
    I Saw the TV Glow, Wyler Marathon Awards

    I Saw the TV Glow, Wyler Marathon Awards

    After earning raves at Sundance and SXSW, Jane Schoenbrun’s haunting and insightful new film has made it to theaters. Adam and Josh have a review and hand out their William Wyler Marathon Awards. 
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    Open (00:00:00-00:02:18)
    Review: “I Saw the TV Glow” (00:02:19-00:26:29)
    Next Week, Notes (00:26:30-00:31:24)
    Massacre Theatre (00:31:25-00:39:20)
    Wyler Marathon Awards (00:39:21-01:16:16)
    Notes/Links:
    Mitchell Beaupre on “I Saw the TV Glow”
    https://letterboxd.com/mitchell/film/i-saw-the-tv-glow/
    William Wyler Marathon
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    From the Archive: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    From the Archive: "Mad Max: Fury Road"

    With "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" coming to theaters this weekend, we share Adam and Josh's May 2015 review of "Mad Max: Fury Road."
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

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