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The Ringer dives into movies as Sean Fennessey sits down with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, breaks down the latest industry trends, handicaps the upcoming Oscars race, and reviews new films with Ringer colleagues like Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Bill Simmons.

Episode Date
‘Hamilton’ Is a Movie. Or Is It? Plus: Remembering Ennio Morricone.
Sean and Amanda discuss the life and career of the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, who died on Sunday at 91 (1:24). Then they discuss the new additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and what it means for the Oscars (0:00). And finally, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical phenomenon finally began streaming this weekend on Disney+. It's a composite of three June 2016 performances, so how does it work as a movie experience? And how has ‘Hamilton’ aged since it premiered in 2015? Sean and Amanda are joined by Juliet Litman to discuss the history of the show, what it’s like to see it at home, and the state of plays in 2020 (25:55). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Juliet Litman
Jul 07, 2020
The Best Movies of 2020 … So Far
Movie theaters have been closed for more than half the year, but we’ve still gotten our fair share of great films. Adam Nayman joins Sean and Amanda to share their top five movies so far this year. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Adam Nayman
Jul 02, 2020
So … ‘Tenet’? Plus: Top Five Movies About Making Movies
It’s happening again: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ has been moved once more, stoking new debate about the future of movie theaters. Sean and Amanda talk about when, if ever, they’ll be back in a theater. They also discuss the weekend’s new VOD and streaming releases and the life and work of the late Joel Schumacher (0:52). Then, Sean and Amanda (finally) share their top five movies about making movies (33:32). Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
Jun 30, 2020
A Screenwriting King and the Queen of Movie Podcasts
We’ve got a double shot of interviews on today’s show. First up, David Koepp, the writer-director of the new horror film ‘You Should Have Left,’ which is available right now on VOD. Koepp is the screenwriter behind some of the most beloved blockbusters of the past 30 years, including ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and ‘Spider-Man’ (1:51). Then, Sean is joined by Karina Longworth, the film critic turned podcaster extraordinaire, to talk about her show, ‘You Must Remember This,’ which is focusing on the great Polly Platt this season (36:17). Host: Sean Fennessey Guests: David Koepp and Karina Longworth
Jun 23, 2020
‘The King of Staten Island’ and the Judd Apatow Hall of Fame
After five years away from feature filmmaking, Apatow is back with a new muse: ‘SNL’ star Pete Davidson, who loosely adopts his life story for their new dramedy. Sean and Amanda review the film—which features some great performances and a few new moves for the writer-director—and then look back at Apatow’s career to build a Hall of Fame enshrining his greatest contributions to movies and TV. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
Jun 17, 2020
‘Tenet’ and the Oscars Are Delayed. What’s Next?
The release of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ was pushed back, setting in motion a domino effect for the rest of the summer movie slate. Sean and Amanda discuss when we’ll be back in movie theaters. Then, they address the changes announced by the Academy to improve diversity in future Oscar nominees, why the number of Best Picture nominees has expanded to 10, and what the extension of the eligibility window means for awards season. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
Jun 15, 2020
Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods': The Most Important Movie of 2020
Released directly to Netflix during a bracing period of American tumult, Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods' continues his mission as a politically minded and always entertaining filmmaker. Sean and Amanda are joined by Justin Charity to closely examine Lee's career as a celebrity director and to analyze his new movie, which tracks four Black Vietnam veterans as they return to the site of conflict in search of reckoning and buried treasure. Then, Sean and Amanda discuss the film's awards chances during this strange moment in movie history. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Justin Charity
Jun 12, 2020
The Importance of Spike Lee
Some filmmakers interpret the past. Some capture the present. Spike Lee does both, and he sees the future. There has never been a more urgent moment for the director’s work: In this episode, we spotlight a 2019 conversation with Wesley Morris about 'Do the Right Thing' (9:53), interview Lee's longtime composer Terence Blanchard (35:32), and revisit a conversation with Lee's editor Barry Alexander Brown (65:01). Plus: Sean shares his top five (OK, top six) favorite Spike Lee movies. Host: Sean Fennessey Guests: Wesley Morris, Terence Blanchard, and Barry Alexander Brown
Jun 09, 2020
HBO Max Isn't TV—It's Movie Paradise. Here Are 25 You Should Watch.
The launch of HBO Max means a new entrant in the streaming TV wars. But the big winners might be movie fans. HBO Max's catalog is one of the deepest we've seen. Sean picks a few favorites to start (1:15). Then he's joined by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering to discuss their new film, 'On the Record,' which can be found on the service (30:24). Host: Sean Fennessey Guests: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
May 29, 2020
Top Five All-in-One-Day Movies and 'The Lovebirds'
The new Netflix film 'The Lovebirds' falls into a classic bucket: the all-in-one-day movie. Sean and Amanda talk about what works (and what doesn't) in the Kumail Nanjiani–Issa Rae comedy. Then, they share their top-five all-in-one-day movies. All killer, no filler. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
May 25, 2020
The Snyder Cut Will Be Released! But Why? Plus: How to Watch 100 Classic Movies.
After years of lobbying Warner Bros., the fans are getting what they want: the Zack Snyder cut of 'Justice League,' exclusively on HBO Max in 2021. What does that mean? Is that a bad thing? Does it confirm our fears about toxic fandom? Sean and Amanda examine the news and then dive into the mailbag to answer listener questions about which movie made them obsessed; how to watch the essentials in film history; and what to expect from the movie business in 2021, 2022, and beyond. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
May 22, 2020
Can Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Reopen Theaters?
An extraordinary burden has been placed upon 'Tenet.' With a still-unchanged July 17 release date, the Warner Bros. production could be the movie to reopen movie theaters and kick-start Hollywood again. But is it too soon? Many in the industry believe the date will stick and topple a series of dominoes that will affect the movie industry for months and years to come. Sean and Amanda look at the 'Tenet' conundrum from all angles. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
May 19, 2020
Bane, Venom, and 'Capone': The Tom Hardy Hall of Fame | The Big Picture
No one challenges the expectations of movie stardom more than Tom Hardy. His latest film—the scatological, phantasmagoric, late-life biopic 'Capone'—features one of his most visceral performances yet. Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to review the new Josh Trank–directed film and build a shrine to Hardy's fascinating, frequently bizarre collection of performances. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Chris Ryan
May 14, 2020
Ahoy! The Top Five Movies Set at Sea | The Big Picture
We needed a bigger boat to select the finest movies set on the great ocean blue, so Chris Ryan returns to aid Sean and Amanda. They each choose their top five films, talk about why they love the sea, and what scares them most about it. This conversation got out of hand. Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Chris Ryan
May 12, 2020
'Extraction' and the 10 Best Movies Released During Quarantine
It's been nearly two months since movie theaters closed and Hollywood was forced to pivot. Sean and Amanda dig into the VOD crates as well as the streaming services to recommend 10 movies to watch from the comfort of your home, including the best that Netflix, HBO, and Shudder have to offer right now (1:45). Then, Sean is joined by stunt performer turned director Sam Hargrave to talk about his rise from fight coordination on MCU movies to helming his explosive action thriller, 'Extraction' (58:17). Host: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Sam Hargrave
May 08, 2020
Objection! Top 10 Courtroom Dramas | The Big Picture

Here's the case as it stands: We put the vote to you, the jurors, and you wanted to hear our closing arguments on the best courtroom dramas in movie history. Amanda and Sean, the only litigators this side of the Mississippi who can handle the truth, dig into one of film's most indefatigable genres. They talk through picks from the 1940s all the way through the 1990s, and explore why the courtroom drama has vanished from the movie landscape.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

May 05, 2020
Emergency Mailbag: The Oscars Are Streaming and Hollywood Is Fighting Over Trolls | The Big Picture

With a double hit of noisy movie-business news, Sean and Amanda dive into the mailbag to answer all your questions about the movie theater chain vs. Universal fight over windowing and 'Trolls World Tour' and the ramifications of the Academy's decision to allow streaming films to compete for Oscars at next year's ceremony. Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy pod.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Apr 29, 2020
Beastie Boys Made a Movie. We Made a Beastie Boys Podcast. | The Big Picture

That's right, Mike D and Ad-Rock have teamed up with Spike Jonze to make a movie chronicling the history of one of the most important bands of all time: Beastie Boys. Chris Ryan joins the show to talk about the group's history and rank their top-five songs. Then Sean interviews Mike D and Ad-Rock about the film, what late band member Adam Yauch would have thought about the movie, and their favorite fruits during quarantine. Waxin' and milkin'! 

Host: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, and Chris Ryan

Apr 27, 2020
Top 10 Original Netflix Movies | The Big Picture

During quarantine, Netflix has risen high above its competitors, with a soaring stock price and a captive audience. Sean and Amanda dig into the relatively brief but surprisingly vast history of Netflix Original Films to create a Hall of Fame lineup (0:59). Then, Sean is joined by writer-director Alex Garland ('Ex Machina') to talk about his FX series ‘Devs’ (73:02).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Alex Garland

Apr 24, 2020
The Curious Case of 'Molly's Game' and Netflix | The Big Picture

There's no more powerful curator than Netflix, as capable of launching a new phenomenon as reviving an old favorite. Sean and Amanda look at how 'Molly's Game' became a Netflix phenom more than two years after its release (2:24). Then, Sean is joined by director Greg Barker and actor Wagner Moura to discuss their new Netflix original film, 'Sergio' (72:00).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Wagner Moura and Greg Barker

Apr 21, 2020
Top 10 Horny Quarantine Erotic Thrillers | The Big Picture

All across the country, millions of Americans are bunkered down in their homes. Some of those people are alone. Some are cocooned with their partners. Some are surrounded by their screaming children. And they all have one thing in common: These people are trapped and they … are … horny. So today we will provide, if not tender loving care, then the next best thing: Joined by our pal Wesley Morris from 'The New York Times,' we present the 10 best erotic thrillers.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Wesley Morris

Apr 17, 2020
Movie Apocalypse: 'Trolls World Tour' Is the Most Important Film of 2020 | The Big Picture

The 'Trolls' sequel wouldn't normally be a topic of serious interrogation on the show, but with new theatrical releases on hold, 'Trolls World Tour' has become a fascinating test case for the future of movies. After what appears to be a successful rollout straight to streaming video on demand, Sean and Amanda break down the industry implications of the film's release (0:57). Then, Rob Harvilla joins to talk about parenting with movies during quarantine, the particular frustrations of the 'Trolls' universe, and why this is one of the most important films ever made about rock criticism (14:29).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Rob Harvilla

Apr 14, 2020
Criterion Channel Is a Streaming Miracle. Here are 25 Movies You Should Watch Now | The Big Picture

The Criterion Channel streaming service is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week and it has been a shelter in a storm for movie lovers during quarantine. To celebrate, we've asked 15 friends of The Big Picture—writers, filmmakers, and critics—to explain why the Channel is so crucial and suggest one must-watch from its massive and essential library. (And maybe a few runners-up, too.) Then, Sean is joined by Criterion programmer Penelope Bartlett to break down how the movies find their way to the service.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Ari Aster, Penelope Bartlett, Erin Lee Carr, Amanda Dobbins (and Amanda's dad), Sam Esmail, Liz Hannah, Barry Jenkins, Miranda July, Adam Nayman, Amy Nicholson, Alex Ross Perry, Peyton Reed, Chris Ryan, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

Apr 10, 2020
Movie Swap: 'Aliens' vs. 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' | The Big Picture

Hollywood has officially canceled summer movie season, so we're going back to old favorites and exposing each other to new experiences. For their latest movie swap, Sean chooses James Cameron's epic sci-fi actioner 'Aliens,' while Amanda selects Richard Curtis's aggressively charming rom-com 'Four Weddings and a Funeral.' Will they love the picks? Hate them? Will they come to understand each other more deeply as humans?

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Apr 07, 2020
100 Years of Genius: The Toshiro Mifune Hall of Fame | The Big Picture

The Japanese superstar would have turned 100 years old this week, so for our 250th episode, Mifune's centenary is as good a time as we're ever going to get to celebrate his extraordinary career as a film actor. Sean is joined by Chris Ryan to walk through Mifune's life and work, including his iconic collaborations with director Akira Kurosawa, and analyze his mind-blowing physical and emotional power. They choose the actor's 10 essential performances and recommend the best hidden gems in his filmography.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey

Guest: Chris Ryan

Apr 03, 2020
Screw It, We're Giving Out 2021 Oscars Right Now | The Big Picture

New movie releases have slowed to a crawl, but we do have a quarter of a year's worth to judge. Sean and Amanda have scanned the results and decided to hand out some premature Academy Awards to spotlight the very best we've seen so far. Then, they do a little guesswork, peruse the year ahead, and make some blind guesses on the 2021 winners for the big six Oscar categories.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Mar 31, 2020
The Movie Star Ranking: 35 Under 35 | The Big Picture

With no new movies on the horizon, we have resorted to ridiculous rankings. First up, a completely unscientific but emotionally charged rundown of the 35 best, most exciting movie stars under the age of 35 working today in Hollywood. How did we choose them? Did your internet boyfriend make the cut? Is playing a superhero a prerequisite for this list? Tune in to find out.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Mar 27, 2020
We're Watching Every New Movie at Home Now. Is That a Good Thing? Plus: Bill Simmons on 'The Hunt.' | The Big Picture

Suddenly, nearly every 2020 movie that's been released is available at home. Sean and Amanda break down our new (hopefully temporary) reality of home consumption, discuss the drawbacks of the VOD economy, and go in-depth on two new at-home releases, 'The Hunt' and 'Emma.' (0:32). Then, Bill Simmons stops by to talk about how excited he is for the future of seeing new movies from the comfort of his home, and why 'The Hunt' was the perfect movie for that experience (58:30).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Bill Simmons

Mar 24, 2020
100 Movies for You: A Streaming Recommendation Mega-Mailbag | The Big Picture

You asked and we answered. After diving into the mailbag, Sean and Amanda tackled all your questions and came up with dozens of movies to watch during self-quarantine. Plus: We discuss the future of the Oscars in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the postponement of the Cannes Film Festival, the watch-at-home problem, and the absolute disgrace of #ReleaseTheButtholeCut.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Mar 20, 2020
Movie Theaters Are Closed. When They Reopen, Will the Movies Follow? | The Big Picture

With virtually every major new release pushed back and the box office recording a record low over the weekend, movie theaters have shuttered around the country to battle the coronavirus. And some studios are starting to make their movies widely available on streaming services and VOD platforms. Sean and Amanda talk about the brave new world of movies, what these radical changes could portend for releases both big and small, and whether the industry will ever be able to turn back to the old way of doing things. They also make some streaming recommendations for the self-quarantined and pick the one 2020 release they'd like to have in their homes right now.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Mar 17, 2020
Hollywood Is Pressing Pause. So Stream These Movies. | The Big Picture

The coronavirus and new social distancing measures have led most major studios to delay their spring theatrical releases. With blockbuster titles like 'Fast & Furious 9,' 'Mulan,' and 'A Quiet Place: Part II' on hold and many people quarantined at home, streaming has become the movie lover's refuge. Sean and Amanda talk about the long-term ramifications of the delays and then they each pick three movies from three different streaming services to get you through a long weekend free of human contact.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Mar 13, 2020
How the Coronavirus Is Affecting the Movie Industry. Plus: 'Onward' and the Future of Pixar. | The Big Picture

The spread of COVID-19 has struck virtually every part of communal life, including the movie theater. With more people staying home to watch movies, Sean and Amanda look at some of the short- and long-term ramifications that anxiety from the coronavirus has provoked (0:41). Then, The Ringer's noted dad Jason Gallagher stops by to discuss the latest Pixar film, 'Onward'; whether the company's movies are aimed at kids or adults; and where the studio is headed after 22 feature films (20:41).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Jason Gallagher

Mar 10, 2020
Top Five Mark Wahlberg Movies: Say Hi to Your Mother for Us | The Big Picture

Mark Wahlberg is one of the most unlikely movie stars of the century, mixing serious drama, comedy, action, and highbrow films across his long career. Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to talk about his peculiar acting style, what makes him such a persistent figure in Hollywood, and his best roles over the years (1:23). Then, Sean is joined by writer-director Kelly Reichardt to talk about her new film, 'First Cow,' one of the very best of 2020 so far (55:28).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Chris Ryan and Kelly Reichardt

Mar 06, 2020
Ben Affleck and Life After Batman in 2020; Plus: Bill Simmons on 'The Invisible Man' | The Big Picture

As his new drama, 'The Way Back,' nears release, Ben Affleck is back in the spotlight and opening up about his struggles with substance misuse. It's the latest in a career that has collided the personal with the artistic in a way few writer-director-actors can claim. Sean and Amanda talk through Affleck's series of comebacks, his utterly unique brand of stardom, and the last decade of self-reflexive roles in movies both mega-successful and widely reviled (1:08). Then, Bill Simmons swings by to pick some nits in the weekend's box office champ, 'The Invisible Man’ (48:51).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Bill Simmons

Mar 03, 2020
The Monster Movie Hall of Fame and 'The Invisible Man' | The Big Picture

To celebrate the release of 'The Invisible Man,' Leigh Whannell's clever reimagining of the classic Universal monster movie, Adam Nayman joins the show to help construct a shrine to the greatest creatures, ghouls, aliens, oversized apes, and ineffable spirits in film history (1:03). Then, Whannell joins Sean to talk about the making of his new movie, casting Elisabeth Moss as the protagonist of the story, and the unlikely inspirations he channeled (47:30).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey

Guest: Adam Nayman and Leigh Whannell

Feb 28, 2020
Top Five Movie Soundtrack Needle Drops. Plus: Robbie Robertson | The Big Picture

The art of placing music in a movie is harder than it looks. 'Ringer' staff writer Rob Harvilla joins Sean to explore the rules of a great needle drop and the pitfalls of an obvious one, before sharing their five favorite music movie moments (0:42). Then, Sean sits down with The Band cofounder Robbie Robertson to discuss his collaborations with Martin Scorsese, the relationship between movies and music, and 'Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band' a new documentary about his life and musical career (39:25).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey

Guest: Rob Harvilla and Robbie Robertson

Feb 25, 2020
Introducing the Movie Director Game, With Sam Esmail | The Big Picture

Movies have the February blues, so we enlisted a friend of the show to liven things up. 'Mr. Robot' creator and movie fanatic Sam Esmail joins Sean and Amanda and comes bearing a new game to play that reveals a lot about their favorite directors, personal taste, and how they view the long arc of film. Their sprawling conversations covers more than 80 years of movie history.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Sam Esmail

Feb 21, 2020
Welcome to Dumpuary: Breaking Down a Bad Movie Buffet | The Big Picture

The Oscars are a distant memory, but we are still trapped in February, a typically scary time for movie lovers. Sean and Amanda explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2020 Dumpuary movie slate so far this season, including 'Sonic the Hedgehog,' 'Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey,' 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before P.S. I Still Love You,' and 'Fantasy Island' (1:11). Then Sean is joined by Oscar-winning screenwriters and directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to talk about 'Downhill,' their American remake of the Swedish film 'Force Majeure,' and working with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell (68:54).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Feb 18, 2020
Have the Academy Awards Changed for Good? A Post-'Parasite' Oscars Mailbag | The Big Picture

Still awash in the 'Parasite' afterglow, we drill down on some of the lingering questions from the 92nd Oscars submitted by you, the listeners (1:17). Has 'Parasite' undone the wrongs that the Academy inflicted on Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’? What happened to ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and what are Quentin Tarantino’s future Oscar prospects? Which films are emerging as early contenders to be discussed for next year’s Oscars? Then, writer-director Céline Sciamma joins to discuss her wonderful film ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ which goes wide in the United States on Valentine’s Day (56:38).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Céline Sciamma

Feb 12, 2020
The 2020 Oscars: Holy S***, ‘Parasite’ Won! | The Big Picture

In a shocking and exhilarating finale to the 92nd Academy Awards, ‘Parasite’ and Bong Joon-ho won Best Picture, capping off an amazing Cinderella run to the top. Sean and Amanda gather their emotions to recap a strange and often dull ceremony that was highlighted by some extraordinary bursts of greatness. They break down all the awards and the best presenters, speeches, and moments from the show. They also try to understand why there were so many damn musical performances.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Feb 10, 2020
Predicting the 2020 Oscars | The Big Picture

In our final show before the 92nd Oscars, we run down every category and predict what we think will win each award. Will it be a historic night for 'Parasite' and Bong Joon-ho, a sweep for '1917' and Sam Mendes, or a night full of curveballs we don't see coming? We also discuss whether the feeling of inevitability surrounding the acting categories has decreased excitement for the show overall.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Feb 07, 2020
Our Alternative Academy Awards | The Oscars Show

Now that we know how this weekend’s Oscar ceremony is lining up, we’re ready to share some ideas of our own. Wesley Morris joins Sean and Amanda for the first annual Big Picture Oscars to create some new awards for the telecast and find new nominees in the six big categories.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Wesley Morris

Feb 05, 2020
The Idiot's Guide to Winning Best Picture. Plus: We Make the Case for 'Parasite.' | The Oscars Show

'1917' has run roughshod over the preliminary awards shows, dominating at the BAFTAs over the weekend. Does a WGAs win for 'Parasite' create any daylight for the South Korean sensation? Amanda and Sean break down the film's chances with a deep dive into the preferential balloting system that the Academy uses to determine its Best Picture winner (2:15). Then, they make the case for 'Parasite' as the right pick for the prize, celebrating its writing, production design, performances, direction, and so much more (37:02).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Feb 03, 2020
The Five Most Important Movies at Sundance | The Big Picture

We have returned from Sundance and we have seen the movies. Some of them, at least. Sean and Amanda break down the Sundance movie archetypes and share their favorites from the festival (1:02). Then, they discuss what's been purchased in the market, and how streaming services are trying to improve their track record of Sundance acquisitions. They also explore the festival's biggest disaster (35:25). Finally, Sean is joined by writer-director Eliza Hittman to talk about her terrific third feature, 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always,' which premiered in Park City last week (54:09).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Eliza Hittman

Jan 31, 2020
Has '1917' Already Locked Up Best Picture? And Is That Bad for the Academy Awards? | The Oscars Show

After a victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Sam Mendes's '1917' seems poised for dominance on Oscar night. How did the most exciting race in years become so predictable so quickly? And if there are surprises on February 9, what will they be? Sean, Amanda, and Chris Ryan debate whether a '1917' Best Picture win would signal a return to unimaginative Academy tradition (1:17). Then they break down the weekend's box office winners and losers, including Guy Ritchie's tasteless but entertaining crime romp 'The Gentlemen' (22:32).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Chris Ryan

Jan 27, 2020
The 15 Most Anticipated Movies at Sundance. Plus: Randy Newman! | The Big Picture

We've touched down in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival and we're ready to watch some movies. Sean and Amanda break down what it means to be a Sundance movie, the evolving state of the festival, and a few of the films they've already seen, including a Taylor Swift documentary and a hair-centric horror movie from the director of 'Dear White People' (1:00). Then, they share their lists of the movies they're most excited to see, from documentaries with grave international consequences to a drama based on a "stripper saga" Twitter thread (19:12). Finally, Sean is joined by Randy Newman to discuss his Oscar-nominated work in 'Marriage Story' and 'Toy Story 4,' his showdown at the Academy Awards with his cousin Thomas Newman, and his long career as a songwriter, composer, and bastion of wit and wisdom (41:55).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Randy Newman

Jan 24, 2020
'Parasite' vs. '1917' : The Best Picture Showdown Is Here. Plus: It's Mailbag Time | The Oscars Show

After a busy weekend for guild awards ceremonies, we have a new front-runner, '1917,' which scored a big win at the Producers Guild Awards. But 'Parasite' nabbed a surprise victory for Best Cast at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, setting up an intriguing showdown. Sean and Amanda break down the new narrative for Best Picture as we head into the Oscars home stretch (0:57). Then, we're joined by Shea Serrano, who shares the best and most important things about the weekend's box office champ, 'Bad Boys for Life' (20:59). And finally, Sean and Amanda dig into the mailbag to answer all your questions about the past, present, and future of the Academy Awards (36:52).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Shea Serrano

Jan 21, 2020
The 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 | The Big Picture

A new movie year is upon us, and just like that we have our first disaster: 'Dolittle.' Sean and Amanda break down the Robert Downey Jr.–talking animals fiasco (0:55). Then they wash out the bad taste in their mouth by discussing the movies they're most excited for this year, among them long-awaited new projects from Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, the latest in the MCU, a new 'Dune' adaptation, and much more (15:30).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Jan 17, 2020
'1917' and the Roger Deakins Hall of Fame (SPOILERS) | The Big Picture

Sam Mendes's extraordinary World War I drama, designed and shot to look as if it is unfolding in one seamless take, has crashed the Oscars party and dominated at the box office in its first week of wide release. Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to discuss the movie's technical feats, storytelling troubles, and Academy chances next month (1:04). Then, the trio discuss the work of '1917' cinematographer Roger Deakins and select the 10 essential films from his brilliant career—which damn sure wasn't easy (44:00).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Chris Ryan

Jan 15, 2020
The Snubs and Surprises of the 92nd Academy Award Nominations | The Oscars Show

Sean and Amanda break down all the surprises and snubs (RIP, 'Uncut Gems') among a complicated collection of Oscar nominations, including the overwhelming support for 'Joker,' 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,' and 'The Irishman' (1:43). Then they discuss whether the Academy has a persistent problem with diversity, snubs for long-rumored nominees like Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé, and a solution for the Oscar telecast's lingering issues (21:30).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Jan 13, 2020
Predicting the Nominations For the 2020 Oscars | The Big Picture

With the 2020 Oscar nominations set to be announced Monday morning, we run down a list of 15 categories and attempt to predict which films, filmmakers, actors, and craftspeople will be nominated (0:45). Then, Sean sits down with writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton to discuss his film ‘Just Mercy,’ working with Michael B. Jordan, and his cohort of collaborators in the film community (1:07:12).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Destin Daniel Cretton

Jan 10, 2020
2020 Golden Globes: Winners and Losers | The Oscars Show

Sean and Amanda recap a night in which '1917' won big, taking home both Best Motion Picture—Drama and Best Director. What does this mean, if anything, for the coming Oscar races and masters like Quentin Tarantino ('Once Upon a Time .... in Hollywood') and Martin Scorsese ('The Irishman')? Plus: Does Joaquin Phoenix's win for Best Actor—Drama for 'Joker' hurt Adam Driver's chances to win Best Actor for 'Marriage Story' at the Academy Awards?

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Jan 06, 2020
2020 Golden Globes Predictions | The Big Picture

The new year is here, and with it the most fraught awards show of the season. Ricky Gervais returns to host and Sean and Amanda return to make some (probably wrong) predictions. They look at every big race, including the complicated showdowns of Best Director and Best Drama.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Jan 03, 2020
Was 2019 the Best Movie Year of the Decade? Plus: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Aftermath. | The Oscars Show

Sean and Amanda close out the year by breaking down the tepid reception and complicated franchise future of 'Star Wars' in the aftermath of 'The Rise of Skywalker' (1:10). Then, they look at former president Barack Obama's picks for his favorite movies of the year and the Christmas season box office winners (34:47). Finally, they debate whether 2019, which has featured so many exciting movies, is the very best the decade has had to offer. Amanda presents the case for three other candidates, and Sean decides (51:05).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Dec 30, 2019
The Genius of 'Uncut Gems.' Plus: the Safdie Brothers! | The Big Picture

This is how the Safdies win. Sean shares the 12 highly specific things he loves (with spoilers!) about the New York brothers' new film (0:55). Then, Josh and Benny Safdie join Sean to talk about the long road to its creation (16:04). 

Host: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Josh and Benny Safdie

Dec 26, 2019
Why 'Little Women' Matters. Plus: Greta Gerwig! | The Big Picture

It's been 25 years since the last Hollywood adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the March sisters. Why did Greta Gerwig want to tackle this piece of classic literature for her 'Lady Bird' follow-up (14:15)? We look at how she refashioned and reimagined certain aspects of the book, how it fits in with previous iterations of the story, and why there's something uniquely urgent about it. Then, Gerwig joins the show to talk about how she conceived the film and executed her vision (1:00:00).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Greta Gerwig

Dec 23, 2019
'Cats': Seriously, WTF? | The Big Picture

Tom Hooper's adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musical hit has finally come to movie theaters and … well … yikes. Sean and Amanda break down the history of Webber's show and its enormous impact on Broadway. Then they take a closer look at the characters, the confounding production design and costumes, and just generally have a meltdown about the absurdity of this enterprise.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Dec 20, 2019
'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Emergency Deep Dive (SPOILERS) | The Big Picture

'Episode IX' is here and, well, it's not all we'd hoped and dreamed it would be. To break down J.J. Abrams's film, the ninth and final installment in the Skywalker saga, Sean is joined by Binge Mode's Mallory Rubin to explore what worked (Rey and Kylo), what didn't (um, a lot), and where the 'Star Wars' machine will go from here (Disney+?).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Mallory Rubin

Dec 20, 2019
'Bombshell,' 'Richard Jewell,' and What Happens When Movies Mess With the Media | The Oscar Show

Bryan Curtis stops by to talk about 'Richard Jewell' and 'Bombshell,' two new films about the media, the Kathy Scruggs controversy at the center of Clint Eastwood's latest, and how factual a movie about real people ought to be (1:04). Then, Sean and Amanda break down the just-released Oscars short lists and survey the Best Director race—and the probable absence of women from said race (38:48). Finally, Sean is joined by 'Bombshell' director Jay Roach to discuss his long career in comedy and the making of his new film about the inner workings of Fox News (60:36).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Jay Roach, Bryan Curtis

Dec 17, 2019
Netflix + Michael Bay = 2019's Wildest Movie a.k.a ‘6 Underground’ | The Big Picture

The grand master of ridiculous action movies is back and he’s teamed up with Netflix. Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to break down every aspect of Michael Bay’s latest, ‘6 Underground’ (0:37). Then, Sean and Amanda analyze the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations and what they could mean for the Oscar race (56:19). Finally, Sean is joined by ‘Richard Jewell’ leading man Paul Walter Huaser to discuss the new Clint Eastwood drama and his long road to Hollywood stardom (67:00).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Paul Walter Hauser and Chris Ryan

Dec 13, 2019
Golden Globes Nominations Snubs and Surprises | The Oscars Show

The Golden Globe nominations are here, and they're as dumb as ever. But will they matter come Oscars time? Amanda and Sean break down all the nominees and who was left out in the cold (1:08). Then they discuss the Academy Awards chances of Netflix's 'Marriage Story' and 'The Irishman' now that both films have debuted on the service (50:02). Finally, Sean is joined by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney to talk about his new film, 'Citizen K' (62:30).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Alex Gibney

Dec 09, 2019
The Top Five Movies of the Year | The Big Picture

Chris Ryan and Adam Nayman join Sean and Amanda to rank their top five movies of 2019, which got off to a slow start but has been flooded with great films over the last two months. The quartet discuss masters of their craft like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese making late-period career retrospectives, as well as internationally renowned auteurs like Bong Joon-Ho and Claire Denis stunning American audiences.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Chris Ryan and Adam Nayman

Dec 06, 2019
'The Irishman' Is NOT Too Long. Plus: Predicting the Golden Globe Nominations. | The Oscars Show

We're less than a week away from the official start of awards season: Golden Globe nominations. Amanda and Sean share their best guesses in the major categories and defend the honor of Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' (4:00). Then, resident 'Frozen' fan Jason Gallagher joins to break down why the sequel has become the fall season's juggernaut at the box office (41:10). Finally, Sean is joined by director Todd Haynes to talk about his new film, 'Dark Waters,' a chilling legal thriller that isn't always what it seems (66:10).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Todd Haynes, Jason Gallagher

Dec 03, 2019
The Top 10 Movies of the Decade | The Big Picture

Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to discuss, debate, and ultimately crown the 10 best films of the decade as they see them.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Chris Ryan

Nov 26, 2019
Top Five Murder Mysteries. Plus: Rian Johnson on ‘Knives Out’ | The Big Picture

We convene to share our top five murder mystery films and judge the category with ranging specificity (1:15). Then writer-director Rian Johnson joins to discuss ‘Knives Out’—the whodunnit vehicle featuring Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, and Ana de Armas—and how he landed on this film after his role in the 'Star Wars' franchise (32:00).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Rian Johnson

Nov 25, 2019
The Tom Hanks Hall of Fame. Plus: The Snubs and Surprises of the Independent Spirit Award Nominations. | The Big Picture

The Spirit Awards typically act as Oscars counterprogramming, rewarding outliers and underseen indies in the race. Sean and Amanda break down the 2020 nominations and what they could mean for the big show (1:09). Then, with 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' hitting theaters, we discuss the long and brilliant career of America's Dad, Tom Hanks, by constructing a hall of fame with his 10 most essential performances (16:15). Finally, Sean is joined by director Marielle Heller to talk about Hanks and how together they captured the essence of Fred Rogers (1:09:49).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Marielle Heller

Nov 22, 2019
The Seven "on the Bubble" Oscar Contenders. Plus: #ReleaseTheSnyderCut ... or Something | The Oscars Show

The Oscars are closer than you think—just 82 more days!—so Sean and Amanda take a closer look at the chances of 'Ford v. Ferrari,' 'Waves,' and five more potential contenders (2:40). Then they break down the dismal box office performance of Elizabeth Banks's 'Charlie's Angels' reboot (48:02) and discuss the unlikely boost that 'Joker' received over the weekend (59:23). Finally, Sean interviews writer-director Scott Z. Burns about his new drama 'The Report' (68:41).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Scott Z. Burns

Nov 19, 2019
Top Five Matt Damon Movies and James Mangold on ‘Ford v Ferrari’ | The Big Picture

With the release of the Christian Bale–Matt Damon racing two-hander, we look back on Damon’s best performances, including the iconic ‘Good Will Hunting’ and the lesser-known ‘Dogma’ (0:45). Then, James Mangold joins to discuss ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and the threat that a changing movie industry presents to movies like it (58:30).

Host: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Chris Ryan and James Mangold

Nov 15, 2019
Will Disney+ and Netflix Force the Academy Awards to Recognize Streaming? Plus: Why 'Doctor Sleep' Dozed Off | The Oscars Show

The launch of Disney's new streaming service raises fascinating questions about the future of streaming and awards season. Sean and Amanda dive in by looking at the launch slate and whether it will change how we think about the Oscars (1:37). Then, 'The New York Times' culture editor Gilbert Cruz joins to discuss the confusing 'Shining' sequel 'Doctor Sleep' and why the Stephen King adaptation struggled at the box office (28:05). Sean's little sister Grace makes a special appearance to break down her three favorite movies of 2019, and dunk on her older brother (46:50). Amanda and Sean break down this year's Best Original Song slate, which is historically one of the worst categories at the Oscars (1:05:24). And finally, Sean interviews writer-director Trey Edward Shults to discuss one of the year's most moving films, 'Waves' (1:19:11).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Gilbert Cruz, Grace Fennessey, and Trey Edward Shults

Nov 12, 2019
'Marriage Story' Destroyed Us. Plus: Noah Baumbach on His Divorce Opus. | The Big Picture

Writer-director Noah Baumbach's latest is one of the year's best and most emotionally devastating films. The Netflix release stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a young couple reckoning with the dissolution of their relationship and the separation of their intertwined lives. Sean and Amanda take a long look at this story; how it will make you feel about your marriage; Baumbach's catalog of erudite, entertaining movies; and the history of divorce movies (1:25). Then, Baumbach joins Sean to talk about the making of 'Marriage Story,' transposing autobiography onto creative work, and the genius of composer Randy Newman (61:15).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Noah Baumbach

Nov 08, 2019
Netflix's 'The Irishman' Is Alive and Well—Are Movie Theaters Dead? Plus: Antonio Banderas! | The Oscars Show

Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' is already being hailed as a sophisticated masterwork—by Sean and Amanda and dozens of critics—that will challenge for Oscars in nearly every major category. But it isn't easy to see in theaters. The battle between Netflix and theater chains to show the movie at multiplexes around the world reveals the perilous future of the movie business (3:00). Then actor Antonio Banderas joins Sean to discuss making the transition from Spain to America; his decades-long collaboration with director Pedro Almodóvar; and their latest film, 'Pain and Glory' (62:20).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Antonio Banderas

Nov 05, 2019
Top Five Martin Scorsese Movies. Plus: Edward Norton! | The Big Picture

'The Irishman' opens in theaters this weekend, so Sean has convened two Scorsese fanatics, Chris Ryan and Adam Nayman, to share their top five favorite Marty movies. The trio discuss Scorsese's signature themes and visual style, his approach to genre, and what makes him such a historic figure in the world of filmmaking (3:00). Then, Edward Norton joins Sean to discuss the making of his latest film—which he wrote, directed, and stars in—'Motherless Brooklyn' (61:00).

Host: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Chris Ryan, Adam Nayman, and Edward Norton

Nov 01, 2019
Eleven Reckless Oscar Predictions. Plus: Bong Joon-ho! | The Oscars Show

The nominations are flowing and we're already drunk with takes. Amanda and Sean look at the Gotham Awards noms and the Academy's Governors Awards and predict several key questions about the Oscars, including all six major categories (1:10). Then, Sean is joined by writer-director Bong Joon-ho to talk about making his extraordinary new movie 'Parasite' (65:03).

Host: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Bong Joon-ho

Oct 29, 2019
The 10 Best Horror Movies of the Decade | The Big Picture

The '10s are nearly over, and horror has been one of the decade's most dominant genres. Chris Ryan teams up with Sean to break down the very best the genre has had to offer and where it's going in the coming decades (2:08). Then, Sean is joined by screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to talk about their new, Eddie Murphy–starring film, 'Dolemite Is My Name,' and their long history capturing what they call "the fringe history of America" in their screenplays (52:21).

Host: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Chris Ryan, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski

Oct 25, 2019
200th Episode Mailbag Spectacular: Our Dream Double Features and Francis Ford Coppola's Marvel Throwdown | The Big Picture

We did it—200 episodes in the can. To celebrate, Sean and Amanda are tackling reader questions that run the gamut from Francis Ford Coppola's Marvel throwdown to the worst Oscar travesties of the decade (1:00). Then, Sean is joined by 'The Lighthouse' writer-director Robert Eggers to discuss how he made his stunning, flatulence-laden, Robert Pattinson–starring new film (1:11:40).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Robert Eggers

Oct 22, 2019
What Do Disney Sequels, Zombies, a Nazi Comedy, and Steven Soderbergh Have in Common? | The Big Picture

Political subtext is everywhere, even at the movies. The weekend's four big releases—'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'; 'Jojo Rabbit'; 'The Laundromat'; and 'Zombieland: Double Tap'—all have surprising and occasionally confounding nods to the fractured nature of the United States. Amanda and Sean look closely at each movie and the circumstances that led to their messages (2:00). Then, Sean is joined by 'Zombieland: Double Tap' director Ruben Fleischer to discuss the sequel to his 2009 hit, his work on 'Venom,' and more (53:00).

Host: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Ruben Fleischer

Oct 18, 2019
'Parasite' Is the Movie of the Year—Will the Oscars Agree? | The Oscars Show

After winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, soaring to international box office success, and riding a wave of extraordinary festival buzz, Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' has finally hit U.S. theaters. Donnie Kwak joins Amanda and Sean to break down Bong's career, what makes his latest so special, and the movie's chances come Oscar time (1:52). Then, Sean and Amanda break down the evolving conversation around 'Joker,' two unusually bad trailers that premiered over the weekend, and the complex race for Best International Feature Film (28:56).

Host: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Donnie Kwak

Oct 15, 2019
Top Five Will Smith Movies and the Bizarre Truth of 'Gemini Man' | The Big Picture

As Ang Lee's hyperreal new action movie 'Gemini Man' hits theaters, Sean and Amanda look back at the long, fascinating career of rapper, sitcom star, screen legend, and Instagram icon Will Smith. They discuss the flaws and innovations of Lee's work with 120 frames per second 3-D 4K and the future of how we see movies (0:50). Then, they share their top five Will Smith performances and whether or not he will ever win an Oscar (21:33).

Host: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Oct 11, 2019
The 'Joker' Aftermath and Martin Scorsese's Marvel Movie Mishegas | The Oscars Show

Todd Phillips's 'Joker' is one of the year's biggest hits and most controversial films. Chris Ryan joins Sean and Amanda to talk about the film's success and whether all the hubbub was worth it (1:07). Then they take a close look at Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar chances, the Best Actor race, and Martin Scorsese's comments about Marvel movies (32:20). Then, Sean is joined by The Ringer's Shea Serrano to talk about his new book, 'Movies (and Other Things)' (55:08).

Host: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Chris Ryan and Shea Serrano

Oct 07, 2019
A 'Joker' Deep Dive (SPOILERS) | The Big Picture

Todd Phillips's 'Joker,' a gritty homage to '70s films like 'Taxi Driver,' has become one of the year's most anticipated and controversial movies. Sean and Jason Concepcion explore the long history of the Batman supervillain, in comic books and on screen (1:30). Then, they take a close look at the new Joaquin Phoenix–starring movie, its societal ramifications, and what it means for the superhero movie genre at large (41:20). Finally, Sean is joined by writer-director Noah Hawley to discuss his feature film debut, 'Lucy in the Sky' (75:18).

Host: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Jason Concepcion and Noah Hawley

Oct 04, 2019
'The Irishman' Is (Almost) Here, Eddie Murphy Is Back, and 'Diego Maradona' Scores | The Oscars Show

Marty back! 'The Irishman' premiered at the New York Film Festival to rapturous reviews over the weekend, so Sean and Amanda look at the film's chances at the Oscars. Is Martin Scorsese's latest the new front-runner (1:40)? They also discuss Robert De Niro's hilarious comments on cable, look at Eddie Murphy's return to the screen in Netflix's 'Dolemite Is My Name,' and analyze a quietly shifting Best Documentary category (39:07). Then, Oscar-winning documentarian Asif Kapadia joins to discuss the making of his new film, 'Diego Maradona' (57:16).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Asif Kapadia

Oct 01, 2019
'Star Wars' Goes Marvel, 'Judy' Goes for Oscar, and J.Lo Goes Running to the Super Bowl | The Big Picture

Sean and Amanda break down a busy news cycle, including Jennifer Lopez's Oscars-related decision to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show and Marvel guru Kevin Feige turning his attention to the 'Star Wars' franchise (1:20). Then, they look at Renée Zellweger's comeback vehicle 'Judy,' a biopic that feels too familiar despite its star's best efforts (29:03). Then director Daniel Scheinert stops by to talk about his poignantly weird ode to a pair of dumbasses living in Alabama (59:40).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Daniel Scheinert

Sep 27, 2019
'Downton Abbey,' 'Breaking Bad,' and Why TV Is Still Jealous of Movies | The Oscars Show

Sean and Amanda are joined by Chris Ryan to break down the phenomenon of turning TV series into movies after the box office success of 'Downton Abbey.' Then, the trio discuss the shows they'd like to see extended into new movies, explore Maggie Smith's chances at a third Academy Award, and rank their favorite awards shows in the aftermath of a lackluster Emmys ceremony (1:00). After that, 'Downton' director Michael Engler swings by to talk about supersizing the costume drama into one of the year's most surprising movie hits (57:00).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Michael Engler and Chris Ryan

Sep 24, 2019
'Ad Astra' Is a Masterpiece, and Brad Pitt Has Won 2019. Plus: James Gray on Making His Space Epic. | The Big Picture

Sean and Amanda dive deep into the career of Brad Pitt by sharing their top five favorite performances and examining his work in two of the year's best movies, 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' and James Gray's new space drama 'Ad Astra' (0:38). Then, Gray joins Sean to talk about his long career, working on a bigger canvas than ever before, and the perilous future of movies (48:47).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: James Gray

Sep 20, 2019
Oscar Bait Reborn: 'Hustlers' Cashes In, 'The Goldfinch' Flops Hard, and 'Jojo Rabbit' Hops into the Best Picture Race | The Oscars Show

After winning the Audience Award at TIFF, 'Jojo Rabbit' is likely to follow in the footsteps of past winners like 'Green Book' and 'Three Billboards,' straight to the Oscars. Sean and Amanda break down its chances and the post-festival discourse (0:51) before examining the box office success of 'Hustlers' and the failure of 'The Goldfinch' to reassess what we talk about when we talk about "Oscar Bait" (9:55). Then, documentary filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer joins to discuss his latest, 'Where's My Roy Cohn?,' a close look at the controversial lawyer and political operator who brokered power for everyone from Joseph McCarthy to Donald Trump (62:31).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Matt Tyrnauer

Sep 17, 2019
'Hustlers' Is Undeniable and So Is Jennifer Lopez, Oscar Contender | The Big Picture

With the release of 'Hustlers,' a stripper-criminal saga, Sean and Amanda take a close look at the movie career and unusually persistent superstardom of Jennifer Lopez, who has received the best reviews of her career for the film (1:04). Then, Sean is joined by 'Hustlers' writer-director Lorene Scafaria to talk about how she translated a New York magazine feature story into one of the year's most exciting movies (46:56).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Lorene Scafaria

Sep 13, 2019
An 'It Chapter Two' Deep Dive, 'Joker' at Venice, and Big Winners at the Toronto International Film Festival | The Oscars Show

'The Oscars Show' returns to read the tea leaves out of Venice and TIFF, including the shocking Golden Lion win for 'Joker'; the divisive reaction to 'Jojo Rabbit'; and the glorious rise of Jennifer Lopez, 'Hustlers' star and Academy Awards contender (1:09). Then Sean digs into this weekend's smash hit, 'It Chapter Two,' with a conversation about the making of the Stephen King saga with director Andy Muschietti (32:04). Finally, Jason Concepcion joins to talk about the challenges of adapting King's work and what 'It Chapter Two' had to sacrifice to make it to the big screen (69:46).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guests: Andy Muschietti and Jason Concepcion

Sep 10, 2019
Top Five Stephen King Movies and the Most Anticipated Movies at the Toronto International Film Festival | The Big Picture

Ringer contributor Adam Nayman joins Sean to break down the films he's most looking forward to at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (1:10). Then, ahead of the release of 'It Chapter Two,' Sean and Adam share their favorite adaptations of Stephen King novels, including the classics you'd expect along with a few curveballs (7:30).

Host: Sean Fennessey

Guest: Adam Nayman

Sep 06, 2019
The Best Movies at the Telluride Film Festival and the Triumphant Return of the Oscars Show | The Oscars Show

Sean has returned from Telluride bearing takes on the very best that the Colorado film festival had to offer, among them 'Marriage Story,' 'Ford v. Ferrari,' Uncut Gems,' 'Waves,' and (yes, seriously) 'The Two Popes.' Then, Sean and Amanda take a close look at where the Oscar race stands after Venice and Telluride, what to look forward to at the Toronto International Film Festival, and how a very competitive Best Actor race is shaping up.

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Sep 04, 2019
The Five Most Anticipated Movies of the Fall Festivals. Plus: 'The Irishman' Is Almost Here ... and It's Three and a Half Hours Long | The Big Picture
Aug 29, 2019
The Future of ‘Star Wars,’ Marvel, Pixar, and Disney’s Movie Monopoly. Plus: Our Summer Movie Awards and Paul Downs Colaizzo on ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ | The Big Picture
Aug 27, 2019
Spider-Man Is Out of the MCU and Movies Are in a State of IP Crisis. Plus: Ben Berman on Untangling ‘The Amazing Johnathan Documentary’ | The Big Picture
Aug 22, 2019
Why ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Fell Prey to the Summer Box Office Slump. Plus: Making ‘Ready or Not’ With Radio Silence | The Big Picture
Aug 20, 2019
Top Five Springsteen Songs, 'The Hunt' Cancellation,' Trailer Breakdowns, and 'Blinded by the Light' With Gurinder Chadha | The Big Picture
Aug 16, 2019
Mailbag Special: Favorite Acting Performances Ever, Lingering Tarantino Thoughts, and the Dark Future of the Movie Business | The Big Picture
Aug 13, 2019
The ‘Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood’ Take Cycle, Reviewed | The Big Picture
Aug 09, 2019
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse’ vs. ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ Plus: Avi Belkin on ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’ | The Big Picture
Aug 05, 2019
Making ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ the Action Movie Event of the Summer, With David Leitch | Interview
Aug 02, 2019
‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ Is Quentin Tarantino’s Most Sentimental Film Yet (SPOILERS) | Exit Survey
Jul 26, 2019
Top Five Quentin Tarantino Films. Plus: David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, and A.J. Eaton on ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ | The Big Picture
Jul 23, 2019
We’re Debating ‘The Lion King’ in 2019. Why? | Exit Survey
Jul 19, 2019
The Theatrical Movie Business Is a Disaster, So ‘The Farewell’ Is a Miracle, With Lulu Wang | Interview
Jul 16, 2019
The Making of an Action Star in 2019, Plus: Reviving Action-Comedy and 'Stuber' With Director Michael Dowse | Interview
Jul 12, 2019
Are We Headed for a 2020 Oscars Disaster? Plus: How Disney Runs the Movie World, and Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Stearns on 'The Art of Self-Defense' I Discussion
Jul 09, 2019
Making ‘Midsommar,’ A Deep Dive Into the Movie Freakout of the Year | Interview
Jul 03, 2019
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Is Here, and So Is the Future of MCU (SPOILERS) | Exit Survey
Jul 02, 2019
The Best Movies of 2019 So Far. Plus, ‘Yesterday’ Deletes the Beatles. | The Big Picture
Jun 28, 2019
Why Horror Is Bigger Than Ever, Plus: Gary Dauberman on ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ | The Big Picture
Jun 25, 2019
'Toy Story 4' Is a Masterpiece. Is It in Pixar's Top 5? | The Big Picture
Jun 21, 2019
Is 2019 the Worst Movie Summer Ever? 'Men in Black: International' Isn't Helping | The Big Picture
Jun 18, 2019
#ReleaseTheSnyderCut, Dylan and Scorsese’s Netflix Deep Fake, and Jim Jarmusch on ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ | The Big Picture
Jun 14, 2019
Why 'Dark Phoenix' Flopped and 'Late Night' Works, Plus Joe Talbot on 'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' | The Big Picture
Jun 11, 2019
The Failure of ‘Dark Phoenix' and the End of X-Men Movies ... For Now | Exit Survey
Jun 07, 2019
A 'Chernobyl' Deep Dive With Creator Craig Mazin and Mallory Rubin | The Big Picture
Jun 04, 2019
'Rocketman' Sings, but Will It Soar? I Exit Survey
May 31, 2019
‘Booksmart’ Bombed. Why Couldn't the Internet Save It? Plus, the Oscar Favorites at the Cannes Film Festival | The Big Picture
May 29, 2019
Will Smith’s ‘Aladdin’: Why Does This Movie Exist? | Exit Survey
May 24, 2019
'Booksmart' Bonanza and the Best High School Movies, With Olivia Wilde, Beanie Feldstein, and More | The Big Picture
May 21, 2019
Making ‘John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum’ With Chad Stahelski, and Watching It With Shea Serrano | The Big Picture
May 17, 2019
The WTF Movies of 2019 So Far | The Big Picture
May 14, 2019
‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Exit Survey, Plus Werner Herzog on His Epic Career | The Big Picture
May 10, 2019
'Endgame' Reigns in Theaters, While Netflix Rules at Home—What's the Future? Plus ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ Director Joe Berlinger | Interview
May 07, 2019
Charlize Theron, Plus an Interview With ‘Long Shot’ Director Jonathan Levine | Career Arc
May 03, 2019
‘Avengers: Endgame’ Has Overwhelmed Hollywood. Is That OK? | The Big Picture
Apr 30, 2019
‘Avengers: Endgame’: Emergency Deep Dive (SPOILERS) | Exit Survey
Apr 26, 2019
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ | Marvel Month
Apr 24, 2019
The Oscars Schedule Changes, and Andrew Garfield On ‘Under the Silver Lake’ | Interview
Apr 19, 2019
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ | Marvel Month
Apr 17, 2019
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ | Marvel Month
Apr 12, 2019
Top Five Rock Movies, Plus Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry on ‘Her Smell’ | Interview
Apr 11, 2019
'Shazam!’ and the Future of the DCEU With David F. Sandberg | Interview
Apr 08, 2019
‘The Avengers’ | Marvel Month
Apr 05, 2019
Matthew McConaughey | Career Arc
Apr 02, 2019
Bill Hader on ‘Barry,’ and Mary Kay Place and Kent Jones on ‘Diane’ | Interview
Apr 01, 2019
'Captain America: The First Avenger' | Marvel Month
Mar 29, 2019
Top Five Movies of 1999, Plus David Modigliani on ‘Running With Beto’ | Discussion
Mar 26, 2019
A Deep Reading of Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (Feat. SPOILERS) | Exit Survey
Mar 22, 2019
Jordan Peele on ‘Us’ | Interview
Mar 19, 2019
Ben Affleck | Career Arc
Mar 15, 2019
‘Us’ and the Best Movies at SXSW, Plus Sebastián Lelio on ‘Gloria Bell’ | The Big Picture
Mar 12, 2019
‘Captain Marvel’ Is a ’90s Nostalgia Play. Did It Work? | Exit Survey
Mar 08, 2019
‘Leaving Neverland,’ Spielberg’s Oscar Battle with Netflix, and the Best Movies of 2019 So Far | The Big Picture
Mar 05, 2019
The Oscars Aftermath Mailbag, Plus Neil Jordan on ‘Greta’ | Interview (Ep. 132)
Feb 28, 2019
Oscars 2019: Instant Reactions to ‘Green Book’ and the Two Warring Academies | The Oscars Show (Ep. 131)
Feb 25, 2019
Pro Wrestling Goes to the Movies, Plus Stephen Merchant on ‘Fighting With My Family’ | Interview (Ep. 130)
Feb 22, 2019
The 2019 Oscar Narratives, Explained | The Oscars Show (Ep. 129)
Feb 20, 2019
The 2019 Oscars: Final Ballot Predictions | The Oscars Show (Ep. 128)
Feb 19, 2019
The Case for a ‘Black Panther’ Best Picture Win, Plus a Conversation With Nominee Ruth E. Carter | The Oscars Show (Ep. 127)
Feb 15, 2019
The Oscars Are Removing Four Categories From the Telecast. Why? Plus a Conversation With Nominee Nicholas Britell | The Oscars Show (Ep. 126)
Feb 12, 2019
The Top Five Steven Soderbergh Films | Discussion (Ep. 125)
Feb 08, 2019
The Most Unpredictable Oscar Race, Plus the Directors of ‘Free Solo’ | Interview (Ep. 124)
Feb 07, 2019
'The Wife'-a-Palooza, Plus Barry Alexander Brown on Editing ‘BlacKkKlansman’ | The Oscars Show (Ep. 123)
Feb 05, 2019
‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Director Dan Gilroy on Genre-Hopping with Netflix | Interview (Ep. 122)
Feb 01, 2019
Are the Oscars in a State of Crisis? | The Oscars Show (Ep. 121)
Jan 30, 2019
Oscar Nominations: What We Know and What We Don’t | The Big Picture (Ep. 120)
Jan 22, 2019
M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Is a Twist On Superhero Box Office Power | Exit Survey (Ep. 119)
Jan 21, 2019
A Fyre Festival Documentary Arms Race, and Bing Liu on Creating ‘Minding the Gap’ | Interview (Ep. 118)
Jan 18, 2019
What Does 'Best Picture' Even Mean? | The Oscars Show (Ep. 117)
Jan 15, 2019
Top Five L.A. Movies, Plus Karyn Kusama on ‘Destroyer’ | Interview (Ep. 116)
Jan 11, 2019
Instant Reactions to a Truly Ludicrous Golden Globes | The Oscars Show (Ep. 115)
Jan 07, 2019
Adam McKay on ‘Vice,’ Power, Comedy, and Criticism | Interview (Ep. 114)
Jan 04, 2019
Our Golden Globes Predictions, Plus ‘Cold War’ Director Pawel Pawlikowski | The Oscars Show (Ep. 113)
Jan 02, 2019
The ‘Vice’ Backlash and the Oprah Bounce | The Oscars Show (Ep. 112)
Dec 27, 2018
‘Aquaman’: The Weird, Sort of Good (?) Future of Comic Book Movies | Exit Survey (Ep. 111)
Dec 21, 2018
It’s Time for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Fever | Exit Survey (Ep. 110)
Dec 19, 2018
‘Roma,’ ‘The Mule,’ and the Mailbag | The Oscars Show (Ep. 109)
Dec 18, 2018
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: One of the Best Superhero Movies Ever | Exit Survey (Ep. 108)
Dec 14, 2018
Barry Jenkins on ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and Life After ‘Moonlight’ | Interview (Ep. 107)
Dec 13, 2018
The Kevin Hart Fiasco and the Best Performances of 2018 With Wesley Morris | The Oscars Show (Ep. 106)
Dec 11, 2018
The Top 10 Films of the Year | Discussion (Ep. 105)
Dec 07, 2018
The Golden Globes Nominations: Surprises and Snubs | The Oscars Show (Ep. 104)
Dec 06, 2018
John Krasinski on ‘A Quiet Place’ and the Question of a Sequel | Interview (Ep. 103)
Nov 29, 2018
Do the Oscars Need 'Star' Power—and 'Black Panther'—to Thrive? | The Oscars Show (Ep. 102)
Nov 27, 2018
Steven Caple Jr. on ‘Creed II,’ the Rocky Franchise, and Making a Great Sports Movie | Interview (Ep. 101)
Nov 21, 2018
Steve McQueen on ‘Widows’ and Reinventing the Heist Movie | Interview (Ep. 100)
Nov 19, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald | Exit Survey (Ep. 99)
Nov 16, 2018
The Top Five Coen Brothers Films | Discussion (Ep. 98)
Nov 15, 2018
‘Outlaw King’ Is Netflix’s Foray Into Prestige. Did It Work? | The Oscars Show (Ep. 97)
Nov 13, 2018
Body Horror to the Extreme With ‘Overlord’ Director Julius Avery | Interview (Ep. 96)
Nov 09, 2018
Greg Kinnear on The Bill Simmons Podcast | Interview (Ep. 95)
Nov 07, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody I Exit Survey (Ep. 94)
Nov 05, 2018
The Top Five Westerns Since 1993 | Discussion (Ep. 93)
Nov 02, 2018
Luca Guadagnino on the Gory Glory of 'Suspiria' | Interview (Ep. 92)
Nov 01, 2018
Introducing 'The Oscars Show' and the 2018 Oscar Narratives I The Oscars Show (Ep. 91)
Oct 30, 2018
The Top 5 Streaming Horror Films Right Now with Bill Simmons | Discussion (Ep. 90)
Oct 26, 2018
Paul Dano on Directing His First Film and Adapting Richard Ford's 'Wildlife' | Interview (Ep. 89)
Oct 25, 2018
The Big Picture: A Ringer Movies Podcast
Oct 18, 2018
'The Oath’ and Ike Barinholtz’s Response to the Chaotic News Cycle | The Big Picture (Ep. 88)
Oct 12, 2018
‘A Star Is Born’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 87)
Oct 08, 2018
David Lowery on Directing Robert Redford's Final Film, 'The Old Man and the Gun' | The Big Picture (Ep. 86)
Sep 28, 2018
Ethan Hawke Will 'Blaze' a Trail as a Director, Too | The Big Picture (Ep. 85)
Sep 21, 2018
Nicole Holofcener, 'The Land of Steady Habits,' and the Characters From Her Own Life | The Big Picture (Ep. 84)
Sep 14, 2018
Michel Gondry Reunites With Jim Carrey in ‘Kidding’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 83)
Sep 07, 2018
Aneesh Chaganty on Leaving Google to Make ‘Searching’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 82)
Aug 31, 2018
The Summer Movie Awards | The Big Picture (Ep. 81)
Aug 24, 2018
How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu Earned His Spot | The Big Picture (Ep. 80)
Aug 17, 2018
We Actually Fixed the Oscars | The Big Picture (Ep. 79)
Aug 09, 2018
Making ‘Mission: Impossible’ the Best Movie Franchise, With Christopher McQuarrie | The Big Picture (Ep. 78)
Jul 27, 2018
Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ Captures the Experience of Middle School and Right Now | The Big Picture (Ep. 77)
Jul 20, 2018
What Inspires Gus Van Sant? | The Big Picture (Ep. 76)
Jul 13, 2018
Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Is a Cinematic Acid Trip | The Big Picture (Ep. 75)
Jul 09, 2018
'Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Goes Big, With Peyton Reed | The Big Picture (Ep. 74)
Jul 06, 2018
Why ‘Sicario’ Needed a Sequel, With Stefano Sollima | The Big Picture (Ep. 73)
Jun 29, 2018
Do You Love Scary Dinosaurs? J.A. Bayona’s 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Has Scary Dinosaurs | The Big Picture (Ep. 72)
Jun 22, 2018
‘Incredibles 2’ and Brad Bird’s Super-Powered Return to Pixar | The Big Picture (Ep. 71)
Jun 15, 2018
Morgan Neville’s Mister Rogers Documentary Reminds Us to Be a Good Neighbor | The Big Picture (Ep. 70)
Jun 13, 2018
Hereditary’ Is the Most Disturbing Horror Movie in Years, With Ari Aster | The Big Picture (Ep. 69)
Jun 08, 2018
Truth, Fiction, and a Hollywood Heist Movie, With Bart Layton | The Big Picture (Ep. 68)
Jun 01, 2018
'Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 67)
May 25, 2018
Making ‘First Reformed,’ the Best Movie of the Year So Far, With Paul Schrader | The Big Picture (Ep. 66)
May 21, 2018
Emergency ‘Deadpool 2’ Debate | The Big Picture (Ep. 65)
May 18, 2018
Making the Melissa McCarthy Machine, With Ben Falcone | The Big Picture (Ep. 64)
May 14, 2018
Jason Reitman Is Not Here to Make a Blockbuster | The Big Picture (Ep. 63)
May 10, 2018
Emergency ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breakdown I The Big Picture (Ep. 62)
Apr 27, 2018
William Friedkin Meets a Real-Life ‘Exorcist’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 61)
Apr 23, 2018
4/20 Special: Jay Chandrasekhar’s ‘Super Troopers’ Return | The Big Picture (Ep. 60)
Apr 20, 2018
Life and Death in the American West With ‘Lean on Pete’ Director Andrew Haigh | The Big Picture (Ep. 58)
Apr 13, 2018
'Blockers’ and the Revival of the Studio Comedy With Kay Cannon | The Big Picture (Ep. 58)
Apr 06, 2018
Steven Spielberg's Top 5 Movies With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Big Picture (Ep. 57)
Mar 30, 2018
Cults, Sex, and the American Dream in 'Wild Wild Country' I The Big Picture (Ep. 56)
Mar 27, 2018
The Best Movies at the SXSW Film Festival | The Big Picture (Ep. 55)
Mar 16, 2018
Cory Finley Breaks From the Stage with ‘Thoroughbreds’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 54)
Mar 09, 2018
Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ Transformation With Francis Lawrence | The Big Picture (Ep. 53)
Mar 02, 2018
Is ‘Three Billboards’ Actually Just ‘Crash’ 2.0? Plus, Other Oscars Takes | The Big Picture (Ep. 52)
Feb 27, 2018
'Annihilation,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ and Alex Garland’s Disturbing Sci-Fi Vision | The Big Picture (Ep. 51)
Feb 23, 2018
Yance Ford Made ‘Strong Island’ to Face Down the Past | The Big Picture (Ep. 50)
Feb 19, 2018
Why Stop-Motion Animation Takes Forever to Make, With Nick Park | The Big Picture (Ep. 49)
Feb 16, 2018
The Rise of Alex Ross Perry: From the Art House to the Mouse House | The Big Picture (Ep. 48)
Feb 12, 2018
'Icarus’ Filmmaker Bryan Fogel on Why Russia Won’t Be at the Olympics | The Big Picture (Ep. 47)
Feb 09, 2018
The Art of True Crime Documentary with Erin Lee Carr | The Big Picture (Ep. 46)
Feb 02, 2018
Oscar Season: The Snubs and Surprises of the Academy Awards Nominations | The Big Picture (Ep. 45)
Jan 23, 2018
Making Kick-Ass Liam Neeson Movies With Director Jaume Collet-Serra | The Big Picture (Ep. 44)
Jan 12, 2018
The Urgency of ‘The Post’ With Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer | The Big Picture (Ep. 43)
Dec 29, 2017
The Best Movies of 2017 | The Big Picture (Ep. 42)
Dec 22, 2017
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Just the Beginning for Rian Johnson | The Big Picture (Ep. 41)
Dec 18, 2017
Was 2007 the Best Year for Film? | The Big Picture (Ep. 40)
Dec 15, 2017
Sean Baker’s Wondrous ‘The Florida Project’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 39)
Dec 08, 2017
Errol Morris's Catnip for Conspiracy Theorists | The Big Picture (Ep. 38)
Dec 01, 2017
Joe Wright Bounces Back From His Darkest Hour | The Big Picture (Ep. 37)
Nov 22, 2017
The Past, Present, and Future of Superhero Movies | The Big Picture (Ep. 35)
Nov 17, 2017
Greta Gerwig on ‘Lady Bird,’ One of the Year’s Best Movies | The Big Picture (Ep. 34)
Nov 13, 2017
Passing Time With Richard Linklater | The Big Picture (Ep. 33)
Nov 10, 2017
How to Make a Marvel Movie Funny With ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi | The Big Picture (Ep. 32)
Nov 03, 2017
Ruben Östlund Is Trying to Provoke You | The Big Picture (Ep. 31)
Oct 27, 2017
Todd Haynes on Growing Up and Going ‘Wonderstruck’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 30)
Oct 20, 2017
Noah Baumbach and Capturing the American Family | The Big Picture (Ep. 29)
Oct 16, 2017
Darren Aronofsky on Pushing the Envelope | The Big Picture (Ep. 28)
Oct 11, 2017
Stephen Frears and the Inner Workings of the Royal Family | The Big Picture (Ep. 27)
Sep 29, 2017
Dissecting 'Mother!,' the Most Controversial Movie of the Year | The Big Picture (Ep. 26)
Sep 22, 2017
Danny Strong and the Recipe for a Classic Biopic | The Big Picture (Ep. 25)
Sep 15, 2017
'It' Director Andy Muschietti on Adapting Stephen King | The Big Picture (Ep. 24)
Sep 08, 2017
Jay Baruchel’s Directorial Debut and Making an Authentic Hockey Movie | The Big Picture (Ep. 23)
Sep 01, 2017
Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman Channel Rejection and Anxiety to Make ‘Lemon’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 22)
Aug 18, 2017
The Safdie Brothers and ‘Good Time,’ an Instant New York Classic | The Big Picture (Ep. 21)
Aug 11, 2017
Taylor Sheridan, 'Wind River,' and How to Write a Killer Movie | The Big Picture (Ep. 20)
Aug 04, 2017
Jenny Slate, Gillian Robespierre, and Elisabeth Holm on ‘Landline’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 19)
Jul 21, 2017
Matt Reeves Puts Humanity in ‘The Planet of the Apes’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 18)
Jul 14, 2017
David Lowery’s Strange and Beautiful ‘A Ghost Story’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 17)
Jul 06, 2017
Female-Powered Comedy With ‘Rough Night’ Creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs | The Big Picture (Ep. 16)
Jun 16, 2017
Modern Horror and ‘It Comes at Night’ Director Trey Edward Shults | The Big Picture (Ep. 15)
Jun 08, 2017
Amy Schumer’s Career Arc, and ‘Snatched’ Director Jonathan Levine | The Big Picture (Ep. 14)
Jun 01, 2017
Doug Liman on ‘The Wall’ and Making Movies His Way | The Big Picture (Ep. 13)
May 15, 2017
Guy Ritchie and the Challenges of Making ‘King Arthur’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 12)
May 11, 2017
‘Sleight’ Director J.D. Dillard | The Big Picture (Ep. 11)
Apr 28, 2017
'Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley | The Big Picture (Ep. 10)
Apr 21, 2017
‘The Lost City of Z’ Director James Gray | The Big Picture (Ep. 9)
Apr 13, 2017
Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg on Their New Film ‘Win It All’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 8)
Apr 07, 2017
‘The Discovery’ Director Charlie McDowell | The Big Picture (Ep. 7)
Mar 31, 2017
Interview With 'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele | The Big Picture (Ep. 6)
Mar 09, 2017
'A Cure for Wellness' Director Gore Verbinski on Making Something Outside the Box and the Future of the Industry | The Big Picture (Ep. 5)
Feb 17, 2017
Barry Jenkins on Crafting the Sincerity of ‘Moonlight’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 4)
Feb 09, 2017
Interview With ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Director Ezra Edelman | The Big Picture (Ep. 3)
Feb 03, 2017
Interview With ‘20th Century Women’ Director Mike Mills | The Big Picture (Ep. 2)
Jan 19, 2017
Interview With 'Hidden Figures' Director Ted Melfi | The Big Picture (Ep. 1)
Jan 13, 2017