DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995)

This week we're revisiting Carl Franklin's sorely under-appreciated neo-noir, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this month.

SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

This week we're getting Ghibli with it, as we sit down for The Unenthusiastic Critic's first viewing of Hayao Miyazaki's weird and wonderful animated classic.

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Amadeus
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AMADEUS (1984)

Rock us, Amadeus! On this week's podcast, we're composing ourselves for Milos Forman's Oscar-winning tale of music, madness, and murder.

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

The Unenthusiastic Critic is opening the podcast doors for Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.

ROCKY
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ROCKY (1976) & ROCKY IV (1985)

The Unenthusiastic Critic is like Ivan Drago: whatever she hits, she destroys. This week, she's lacing up her gloves for a marquee matchup: 1976's Rocky and 1985's Rocky IV.

saving private ryan
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SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

This week, we're hitting the beach for Steven Spielberg's homage to the Greatest Generation.

goldfinger
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GOLDFINGER (1964)

It seems The Unenthusiastic Critic may be the only woman alive that 007 can't seduce.

Avatar
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AVATAR (2009)

This week Nakea is opening Pandora's box, and sitting down for her first viewing of James Cameron's $3 billion blockbuster. Also: Oscars talk!

2018 Oscars
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2018 OSCAR PICKS AND PREDICTIONS

My choices for who will win, who should win, and who must not be allowed to win at the 90th Annual Academy Awards.

The Godfather
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THE GODFATHER (1972)

We're going to the mattresses—and hitting the vino—for Nakea's first viewing of Francis Ford Coppola's Oscar-winning classic.

black panther and shaft
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BLACK PANTHER (2018) & SHAFT (1971)

This week Nakea is picking the movies, as we discuss two cats who won't cop out when there's danger all about.

PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)
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PRIDE & PREJUDICE (2005)

It's Valentine's Day, and what woman could possibly resist Jane Austen's immortal romance? Well, maybe The Unenthusiastic Critic…

Top Gun (1986)
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TOP GUN (1986)

This week we're flying into the danger zone, and The Unenthusiastic Critic is setting her sights on Tony Scott's ode to American testosterone.

The Maltese Falcon
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THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

The Unenthusiastic Critic goes in search of the stuff that dreams are made of, with her first viewing of John Huston's seminal film noir.

Dead Poets Society
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DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989)

On this week's podcast, Nakea is sucking all the marrow—and most of the fun—out of Peter Weir's Oscar-winning classic.

My Fair Lady
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MY FAIR LADY (1964)

By George, I don't think she gets it. The Unenthusiastic Critic, an avowed musical-hater, sits down for her first viewing of eight-time Oscar winner My Fair Lady.

Back to the Future
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BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)

Where we're going, we don't need roads. It's The Unenthusiastic Critic, now in podcast form! Listen to our pilot episode, as Nakea and I sit down for her first viewing of Back to the Future.

Best Films of 2017
MOVIE LISTS & ROUNDUPS

THE BEST FILMS OF 2017

In a very good year for cinema, I'm naming my top-five films in six categories: Drama, Comedy, Action, Horror, Animation, and Documentary.

A Gray State (2017), directed by Erik Nelson
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A GRAY STATE (2017)

Erik Nelson's new documentary is a near perfect distillation of homegrown American crazy, and a timely look at a dark undercurrent of American culture.

Brittany Ferrell in WHOSE STREETS
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WHOSE STREETS? (2017)

Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis' infuriating and empowering new documentary about Ferguson is essential viewing for every American.

LOGAN LUCKY (2017)
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LOGAN LUCKY (2017)

Steven Soderbergh is back—but have we really missed him?