In this episode, Nate and Ryan tackle All About Eve, a (nearly) universally lauded classic. Nate thinks that maybe the praise is undeserved, and the movie’s reputation has clouded people’s judgement. Ryan affirms that this movie is as good as everyone thinks because it continues to be relevant and biting.
Inspired by the most recent Academy Awards ceremony, where 80-year-old Kim Novak’s appearance was the subject of ridicule, while all of the Best Actress nominees were over 40, causing Cate Blanchett to remark that there is still a market for well-written, middle-aged female characters, we revisit this 1950 classic that tackled the issue of Hollywood’s revolving door where beauty equals usefulness, and youth equals allure.
In preparation for the March 28 release of Darren Aronofsky’s epic Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Nate defends another Russell Crowe epic set in ancient times: Gladiator. Ryan and Nate clash with the fury of slaves forced to fight for their survival. This is the showdown you’ve been waiting for.
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In this episode, Nate briefly mentions letterboxd.com, which is a great website for tracking, rating, and reviewing movies while following friends to see what they’ve been watching. Once you set up your free account, follow Nate and Ryan to see what they’re watching.
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In this episode, Nate Gass and Ryan Ebling invite their friend Evan Mather to join them as they weigh in on who got snubbed, who will win, and who should win in the major categories. Unfortunately, Evan’s views were so controversial, his mic began rebelling. Sorry for the resulting echo.
Inspired by the brilliant and Oscar nominated Her, in our very first episode, Ryan Ebling tries to convince Nate Gass that Spike Jonzes’ 1999 film Being John Malkovich is much better than Nate gives it credit for. Nate attempts to make Ryan see that the film might not be as flawless as he thinks.