55 episodes

Paul Scheer is a lifelong movie buff, but he's never seen many of the all time greats. On Unspooled, his team-up with film critic Amy Nicholson, he's remedying that by watching the AFI's top 100 movies of all time, to find out what makes classics like Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver so special. Paul & Amy will dissect iconic scenes, talk to artists and industry experts, and discover just how these films got made.

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    • 4.6, 1.9K Ratings

Paul Scheer is a lifelong movie buff, but he's never seen many of the all time greats. On Unspooled, his team-up with film critic Amy Nicholson, he's remedying that by watching the AFI's top 100 movies of all time, to find out what makes classics like Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver so special. Paul & Amy will dissect iconic scenes, talk to artists and industry experts, and discover just how these films got made.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

GrittyStrikesBack ,

Ruined by Amy

I really liked the idea of a podcast about the AFI's list, and really tried hard to tolerate it. Finally Episode 50 was the last straw. Paul is easygoing and fairly apolitical, however Amy Nicholson (literally who?) is absolutely obsessed with identity politics. I simply wanted a discussion about if said film was great.

I don't care about the physical appearences of the people involved in production, if they have a criminal background, nor anything about them really. On top of that everything apparently has to be judged by Amy's current year progressive morals. She seems completely unaware that people could think differently from her 60, 80, or 100 years ago. Gasp!

Remember everyone, your ethnic and gender identity matters more than anything else! False. Don't listen to this racist and misandric show.

trlonghorn ,

Enjoyable

I love the concept. I was worried Paul would be like he is on How Did This Get Made? where he and the other hosts just yell over each other. However, here is articulate and thoughtful. I would give it five stars if Amy didn’t say “like” every other sentence. But other than that she’s pretty great too.

No Koch ,

Not for me

Good grief, how did THIS get made. Maybe add someone that can be critical without also pointing out a ton of stupid crap that doesn't even matter. It's not particularly funny, or witty, or worth taking so much time to discuss.

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