144 episodes

A podcast for people who LOVE movies. Filmmakers/best friends, Alex Withrow and Nick Dostal, do their part to keep film alive. Thanks for listening, and happy watching!

What Are You Watching‪?‬ Alex Withrow & Nick Dostal

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

A podcast for people who LOVE movies. Filmmakers/best friends, Alex Withrow and Nick Dostal, do their part to keep film alive. Thanks for listening, and happy watching!

    125: Oppenheimer (2023) Commentary

    125: Oppenheimer (2023) Commentary

    Theory will get you only so far, so today, Alex is turning theory into a practical podcast commentary. Alex flies solo to fulfill his obsession with Christopher Nolan’s Best Picture-winning masterpiece, “Oppenheimer.” The detonators are charged, the martinis are made, and it is time to hear the music.
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    Listen to our Christopher Nolan episode here.
    Listen to our "Oppenheimer" review episode here.
    Listen to our "Oppenheimer" Update episode here.

    • 3 hr 1 min
    124: Last Action Hero (1993)

    124: Last Action Hero (1993)

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! Alex, Nick, and friend of the pod, Dan Bracey, ramble about John McTiernan’s cult classic, “Last Action Hero.”
    The guys discuss the film’s troubled production, which movie they would enter into, favorite McTiernan films, Arnold’s best roles, scene stealer Charles Dance, McTiernan’s stint in prison, the 21st President, “3 Ninjas,” “Irreversible,” and getting yelled at for watching “Wedding Crashers.”
    At the end of the episode, Alex recommends a handful of new and old movies.
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    Watch Alex's films at http://alexwithrow.com/
    Watch Nick's films at https://www.nicholasdostal.com/
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    123: 2024 Oscars Recap

    123: 2024 Oscars Recap

    “My eyes see...Oppenheimer!" Alex, Nick, and friend of the pod, Dan, react to the 96th Academy Awards moments after the show ended. The guys discuss their favorite speeches, the best presenters, Jimmy Kimmel’s performance, the “Poor Things” mini wave, John Cena’s on-ramp, Al Pacino’s bewilderment, “Oppenheimer” winning big, and much more.
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    • 39 min
    122: 2024 Oscar Predictions

    122: 2024 Oscar Predictions

    It’s the most wonderful time of year, and there’s a lot to cover as we lead to the 96th Academy Awards. As Alex and Nick break down every Oscar nomination, stray topics include an animated film Alex loves, a truly horrific documentary, Downey’s lack of humility, an extremely close Best Actress race, Kevin O’Connell as the GOAT sound mixer, the jackass of the awards season, a wide-open Adapted Screenplay category, “Anatomy of a Fall’s” chances, “Oppenheimer’s” potential win count, and so much more.
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    121: Sleepers (1996)

    121: Sleepers (1996)

    This is a podcast about “Sleepers” that runs deeper than blood. Alex and Nick discuss their favorite Barry Levinson film, “Sleepers.” Stray topics include the film’s quick pacing, childhood trauma, the timbre of Jason Patric’s voiceover, Robert De Niro as a good guy, Dustin Hoffman as a fumbling drunk, and Kevin Bacon as one of the vilest characters in movie history.
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    Watch Alex's films at http://alexwithrow.com/
    Watch Nick's films at https://www.nicholasdostal.com/
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    • 2 hr 16 min
    120: Fixing the Best Picture Oscar

    120: Fixing the Best Picture Oscar

    The Oscars never should have touched Best Picture. In 2009, the Academy changed Best Picture from five nominees total, to five-to-10 nominees. If Best Picture had remained only five nominees, which five movies would have been nominated? And which film should have actually won Best Picture?
    Alex and Nick look at the Best Picture races from 2009-2023 and revise the Academy’s poor decisions. Stray topics include recent Oscar “snubs,” bad movie trailers, the idiocy of preferential voting, and strongly disliking a movie everyone loves.
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    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

movie_fan1989 ,

Great Pod!

Glad I found this pod! Fun and fresh commentary, great variety and solid energy. Unique insight and refreshing hosts. Add it to your playlist!

brencrowepod ,

GOAT

Hey, you can trust me - I’ve been listening to podcasts since before Filmspotting was named Filmspotting, since before the BBC’s flagship film podcast moved from Radio 4 to Radio 5. So it was a pleasant surprise to happen upon my all time favorite movie podcast in 2021. These guys know what they’re talking about - their analysis is always incisive and entertaining, their presentation brisk and bright. The one-two punch of their 2021 faves Philip Seymour Hoffman episodes knocked me out. Alex and Nick are not too pretentious, not too mainstream - just right. Join us, won’t you?

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