94 episodes

Welcome to Film Club, the A.V. Club’s movie discussion series. Each week, A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife (and occasionally some special guests) will gab about the week's new releases, explore various corners of the film industry, and examine the lasting impact of some of history's biggest films.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 105 Ratings

Welcome to Film Club, the A.V. Club’s movie discussion series. Each week, A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife (and occasionally some special guests) will gab about the week's new releases, explore various corners of the film industry, and examine the lasting impact of some of history's biggest films.

    Film Club's favorite movies of 2021

    Film Club's favorite movies of 2021

    Ahead of The A.V. Club's list of the best films of the year, critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife talk about the ones that mattered to them most.

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Looking back on our favorite movies of 2001

    Looking back on our favorite movies of 2001

    Mulholland Drive and The Royal Tenenbaums still shine 20 years later

    • 51 min
    Where does Licorice Pizza rank in Paul Thomas Anderson's filmography?

    Where does Licorice Pizza rank in Paul Thomas Anderson's filmography?

    We cap our four-part Paul Thomas Anderson series with a conversation about his latest: Licorice Pizza

    • 31 min
    The films of Paul Thomas Anderson (4): The Master & Inherent Vice

    The films of Paul Thomas Anderson (4): The Master & Inherent Vice

    Joaquin Phoenix brought out the mysterious, ambiguous side of Paul Thomas Anderson

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The films of Paul Thomas Anderson (3): There Will Be Blood & Phantom Thread

    The films of Paul Thomas Anderson (3): There Will Be Blood & Phantom Thread

    Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson are a match made in obsessive heaven

    • 50 min
    The films of Paul Thomas Anderson (2): Magnolia & Punch Drunk Love

    The films of Paul Thomas Anderson (2): Magnolia & Punch Drunk Love

    Is Magnolia brilliant, exhausting, or both? Film Club's four-part series on Paul Thomas Anderson continues with Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Kampalicious ,

Good movie podcast

I’ve been a fan of the AV Club’s movie reviews for nearly a decade, and its great to hear Katie and Alex talk about movies each week. I think they’ve done a good job developing as podcasters, which is a skill that is often initially underrated by folks who are just getting started. Keep up the good work team!

bailatony ,

Funny & Passionate Reviews

I’m so lucky to have stumbled across this duo’s review podcast. It’s like being in a coffee shop with friends, discussing what u saw last night at the movies. Covid has taken a lot away but this is the podcast where u can listen to sharp, funny & honest reviews, together.

heylightt ,

My favorite movie podcast

Whatever is happening at av club please don’t cancel this podcast. I look forward to listening to the two of you discussing movies every Friday so much. This has become my favorite podcast. It’s a treat to listen to experts in this field talk about my favorite subject; I especially like when Katie talks about horror movies or when Dowd talks about trends in the industry. So many podcasts now are just big egos or “comedians” filling time with sound for the sake of making more content. I fell in love with this podcast with the “elevated horror” episode from last year and have since listened to them all. For what it’s worth I would be very sad if this show was ending. If it does, please find a way to make a podcast together in the future! Writing movie reviews on letterboxd for myself has become one of my favorite hobbies. I know film criticism is a dying art and maybe letterboxd and the internet are a big reason why, but know that there are still people like me who appreciate what you do. If it is over, thank you for sharing with us.

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