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Kevin Hart, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz

Jan 11, 2019|

Adnan chats with Kevin Hart (6:27), interviews Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz about The Sopranos (55:06), and the guys give their top 10 films of 2018 (29:28).

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He sees yeah science in cinema. Nicklaus injuries solicitor group group. Film producers. Who are proud please. Soon I'll leave and why it's. They're like I'm a professional actor and a director love this so much this world that's dividing us and music is through the streets tools differences together. All riders based on world works do it's kind of bigotry. Xenophile. Green mad men turned movie podcast. As well as a historical. You'll drive confusing ambiguity for decades now Eastwood has been more of a great interrogators of American social more. That's a bad sax Chicago Reader of the meal on the field will be reviewing. Thank such. It's a fun happy new year everybody we'll be a fantastic college season it's been a few weeks for all of us. I'd agree Tim on the road in Dallas the world is blue and all the great jazz clubs in all America second straight year. Reno in the house down there but it yourself offense along the way it was nice. I'm not. Griffin I think it was in Griffith met him nor is dead is that about it if I'm walking as a result of my name and Jerry's a block in the gate and wave. As visit us in a while I stop on a dime like let's stock movies like it when they're given defends them. Give me some feedback what do you think of every minute so that I say I'm back then San Jose. I actually met a guy was it was showing a picture are okay and is it I want talks in the final. I have some ideas for the podcast to listen I. I was I'm surprise anybody sit up off the ads are everywhere so you're like walking in Dallas you're in dealer depositors exits on the street you're on a grassy Knoll on camera like hey yeah. First performed awful movie I have done real records if kids were gonna build milk duds like. Daley plaza we're gonna dissect analyst Jeff Kagan was a loss in Austin Afghan probably five years ago back into a lot also relatively recent ones against that and that's on public persona picabo all the time. As always check itself on iTunes please give us a review irate when movies at a for a police we Hugo's at a five stars as sexy very important Luis Fernando our bosses to meet with me and Dana Ricky in early and go over apple analytics is seriously I'm imploring all view. Bright reviews right now give us five stars do you can't is nauert. The bosses are on to a circus of the minister giving us data so I need all of you to step at a idea first question your holiday season and your father. Despises bad sent to was or any news. At least coercing not dad but at least your Brothers did you guys like bats and there we did not you remember it ended stands examine movie night was the original bad Santa. We did not watch it this year now is surf movie after the six of you the eco watch togethers or staple miracle on 34 street nothing really we used are siblings are reasonably Trivial Pursuit on Christmas morning announced that they're trying to watch like the end Yang and ended didn't have finisher in ending world at all. For as it says you get older you get the hell is now everybody's over thirty announcement here's your time let's move on. Passport is celebrating his. Christmas in middle of December so literally for Ricky but still gonna. Yeah that's generally how it goes last eight years have been appear on flood Mecca weaker Q before and we do and it's. It's become our tradition as you told media. Whitaker is movie season and your dentist you've been grinding you grind your teeth you were grinding of the movie seasons of the good news as. Past or me dinner gonna give you our top ten not to keep flawed people Isaac text we dealers can be released atop an Italy that we've just been on the road and visit a what are your top ten. About like he's not gonna like my topic is he he's been tweeting he hated green book. I know we like burning a lot of sure I got the feeling you like where I am I lucky that he did he is the type that would a lot of drama absolutely and before we get lodged in her views this appeal some might treat for the Golden Globes are merely as an absolute farce I mean. Bohemian rhapsody winning. Breakfast at her that I care it's there with a straight face. Not that I cared personally for Vegas odds are just to give perspective. Vegas is those guys rose smartly desert they had at the worst odds to win best speculate why that's like gonna win. A story I was a heavy favorite that appeals Pickett talked a blacklist and then black panther. Helio raps he won. Which for those are one and why be so appalled listen it's a perfectly acceptable music biopic it's also permanently disposable. Imperfectly for get a bowl. And it should not be winning best picture to Golden Globes. I think Ricky nailed it in his original view my remarks fantastic. Again I don't like him best actor and give his teeth best supporting economic him best actor at a political rally Cooper or economical course was not nominated another story but. Rice Lott wins five the best picture. Are you can't do that that's equal the worst golf wouldn't a best pictures. In recent memory and this is an organization that was dumbed the martian Matt Damon space opera for best comedy or musical. So anybody uses on the globe is a real impact now the minute tweets I got is what you're actually best picture now. But. Might have a chance that a nomination which is staggering enough at the Oscars because now if for best picture. By the way Oscar donations coming in January 22 to look ahead to all of that. Under the critics' choice awards this Sunday idly the favorite is gonna do the best of all the films are Kazaa critics love it. On to reported that critics choice awards we'll get into that the next week of course. Angel found some good stories there's a will be meeting at band lines from a plus on take him Max runoff sprints and a file so. We're not they give a specific instructions announced was to get listen if that veto morgues and is that your table here and that's itself. I'm sure Max will blow by all those rules will never be invited back again but. I'm one of the critics who will be at the critics' choice awards I mean I just have Charlize Theron is there a personal friend of Macs for us. Absolutely that the stars a comply light is still being used to each table it's in Santa Monica barker our anger of flying in some implant back that night. He goes at each table you know principally. Film critic shall lobs and he goes and India at least one stopper tables so I said I could have like Marshall college it was a got an Hershiser boy you guys is an all night. Or it could be a fog that girl comic yeah. Romo is interest thing. I told them about the stories about that I can go to doctor a couple of guys Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan supple wall they wrote The Sopranos sessions the twentieth universe The Sopranos. They're actually hosting sopranos twenty last night at a reunion in New York. Matt actually host the panel as simple won't tweeting about some Shalala good stories last night. And I read the entire Brooke Forrester to a page it's awesome if you're sopranos fans so blast them although that. I'm not a welcome back to set a pop for the second time actor Kevin Hart last and we're happy to have him here in studio. In Bristol Connecticut today he's busy promoting his new film. The upside which is in theaters today I've seen a really enjoyed it Kevin first and foremost it's a rebate which they realize until actress who the film. Did you watch the original first you want to just focus on this script and this film from Neil burger. You know I was very aware of deferred for them. I have to of course to get here get no roll I want to educate myself more as someone who watched it on the way made the movie. And you know window reading outlook group. Realizing there we have the opportunity to kind of modernize it and deal with some of the time that today so it was it was that it was a great opportunity for me going and dumped it. You're playing a life others Hillary coach to wake quadriplegic. Millionaire who is played by Bryan Cranston is based in a true story cams or did you seek out. The person upon was basically just talked to other light does Hillary coaches try to get some of the movements down or just what it's like work with somebody was a quadriplegic. Of course we had a goal and spend a lot of time with that Katrina like ordinary and this kind of get an understanding of the there and how much went into the cap and I think he. Bad thing about it was just having level Hispanic. For the they individuals that do for a living you know because a lot goes into it. And I think being here for the invitation that dealing with quadriplegic. And did it anyway it would most amazing because they're bail on me. Personal level and the personable level you know thick sticky note there pie and devoting. All the time market day to make sure that they'll win hands every and anything that can meet. I think has enabled me. Yeah the best part this film is you really get to show watcher dramatic chops are playing. A former inmate who's trying to reconcile with his son and I still with a strange marriage is gonna do a child support which he's been the negligent on. Was that the primary appeal for you Kevin to do movie were listen there's deathly some humor in there and he got a great second mister Bryant credits you really get to show your dramatic chops this time. Of course you know I think I think there's right now. The best thing in the world from me in the thing. I'm evolving and in my craft. And you know it shows that put them on display for my campaign to see and understand. It's if the mud so to take the first step into the dramatic world of acting differently. Welcome. And I think like a prison to be the first of many more you know. That's awesome news Bryan Cranston of life here and actors insure your huge fan is is well you guys have real genuine chemistry in this film it's a kind of stuff you can't fake I'm sure. Offscreen you've got some stories as well what was it like work when Brian. Black president that the kind of out of work with people even in little you know I mean the guy isn't. He he is truly. A you could be an enemy and you know he's talking about the father from Malcolm in the Middle that went on to do. So many other things and protected so many different. The personality characteristic and you can even do you believe that he will be able to be probably came from so. Or watching him. Integrate work and ultimately go to is definitely retreat from the net. I think of the doping average ticket thing that I publicly personally I got I got to work at my credit and Nicole Kidman and our political wisdom and I think my game elevated because there. Their background and because of how prepared they learned how much I I I. I've put so much pressure on myself. Coming into Lebanon didn't wanna be and here I want to make sure that all of well versed and well Pratt so full that Alexander the problem more or evidence delay and I think he would make a great date and hopefully it. Well I think you acquitted yourself well you get to hung in there with them and show that your acting chops was Christa method actor was he walked around on that was trying to do you really can it. On inform playing a quadriplegic can do that is true life as possible. We was he being a method actor what was he trying to as if channel being a quadriplegic all the time yeah yeah. Yes he really really trying to pull out or they try to create you know. Bryant did. The whole time that it'll be feature and wanted to relax. As much as possible and not content. And literally only used in patent and and you know he shut everybody down and I mean you know I would women about their care he wasn't dealt with. It was really eager to get lead midway. Everybody looked that was not a good little one moment where you for trying pill. That that he tried to you know. I guess if they use I certainly am. Every moment we probably could have helped me in uncertain times conflicting. Get in and had a big taken him out of that chair put him in the car got off to update you literally put on me he made sure that I was doing he would help me. It's amazing Mello of the factors that committed dimension nickel KB you guys are really good. Chemistry to have fun refrain about baseball is Susie got three strikes and went on to give your strike music monitor checks wing. And literal and you'll Ryder toggle always money has the character fail music did you by the Yankees is is no he sort about the matching his belly out that's no problem well. As it's just a bad did you know that joke wears an actually the script because either your big. I was actually don't exactly well written the script. That was in the grip the pen the script and articulate that. Well I'm one of my favorite line because of some minute and it does show how much money and believe that the shot you can debate frank from Dublin electronic. Yeah I love part of pal and also there's lot of great opera in the film Kevin and at its I'll say this it's a major pieces of opera I don't know what to an opera but it is the opera that somebody might know. As far as the major sites they went to you've been asking you or your pretend to be conductor winners and play the aria the of the queen of the night did this movie deep in your appreciation for opera music. I mean for me you know let. I am happy out of hand held so. It made me look perspective because he had do you feel much of it. An Indian thing it of course she and questioned and then Google search to get the knowledge and I wasn't aware of Aretha Franklin and participation. In the top in Wikipedia. Where it would. The song that would is that norm Norman don't look at it. Yeah it'll have played at the end you're right the queen actually sings opera an omen and I appreciate what. Wish he'd take it into this story behind why can't I think it how much time should the prep for it. You know the pilot walked in and out of globally by the endangered. Some of the article Debbie Mitt on it. That payment for the team were fielded a target house and they are listening and opera coming into the book it would it would fundamentally it was really thankful that. Lot of nice cars that Philip owns and you could drive a few of those which was your favorite car to drive please don't tell me there's a stunt driver they like Kevin are trying to raise. Totally out Delhi government for opening the which was the nicest car the Ferrari. Car oil at a lot of fine. And what to prefer to be specific we like car fans it's an extra at the right one. Whatever ordinarily. Okay go to Orlando and that's get it done in this important I think that's at. I just think that I love that you give it silently to the comedians cars getting half because that I just when I think of cars in Ewing coming all kind of blends together. You know eleven and if one of them that kind of event. Held in that area in that car. We had a great apple. It's so natural and you can tell the genuine chemistry the guys MI think about obviously because to shoot Starr now with acting in this like I said. Check out the upside people because this is a different side to Kevin Hart. Which are comedies so good extent of life such respect for stamps I think it's still hard to do and the crack the which you did and the years you put into it you know rebuild a realized. How many years you did this it was an overnight sensation and guys like you would sharing Chris rock and and there's so many out there do you think standup is harder now bowling with just. The amount of social media and people are willing to criticize you guys an exit is becoming a PC environment I'm just thinking Kevin back that they listen Richard Pryor George Karl most guys are seeing is stuck that was offense to people to that was Colin why you went to the comedy club as you can lap but stopping enjoys Temecula it's different now how do you approach. You know what update then of course that it is it is different. You know I mean it's different because I. I guess they. That I didn't sensitivity there where there were all embraced them today you know you forget that comedians. Comedian go to people who can't pay what you can. You know I didn't think about interrupting their little convenient that people are bold enough of it and try to say it UAE and lived. That would allow you look at company choking it and sometimes I've spoken to almost painful compound looking cobalt. Disrespectful. You know. Aggressive and if that is it is a load decay Hispanic and people would just go to the map from me and they wouldn't watch that comic. Com today you mean people gaming speaker how calm all and all right and a convenient. Approach to what they think it's funny granite. Have to gamble company yea you're gambling all the time. It's I think that this bill would be funny and that it has until May not be funny but it isn't legal Beckett probably try to figure out funny version of the joked. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose it. It's that simple problem he. Looking at where. Comedy comes from and you look at where it's going you have to ask yourself. Let. What is okay because now in Europe Europe putting coming in the debate that could be it department poked. And it didn't indicate. You'll see that you're you're ultimately putting itself. And a lose lose situation. And the support of comedy because that particularly the part in the Kamal that men need gap this golf fanatic and talk about anything. You know I mean yeah I think it's it it's one thing that you that you really have to look at the crazy line. There were held and I mean from me still never affect me because my style comedy is it based on me. My life my competitive something everyone can talk about them. Animal it's gonna talk about it is that and reception and I've lived. The sole I don't I don't I have to be militia so disrespectful and in shown that. In my collar comedy over the past decade. Now I think that the key manly in the past you just say what's funny I'm just trying to be entertaining and I getting allow. I'll be able my offending what public vein is is yeah received by and I think that would be incredibly frustrating about to stamp my body and I went to the comedy store Nellie recently and we were dying at this one guy. And Pardo was so funny about a bill Bursch and up and I know or he was amazing is because it's offensive because you're a lot it's really Cassini space you can lock step here and it does that mean that I agree to it being sent this mean I support it it's just fun you know to me in that moment on whether or not that's it. Look at even look into the front end game very happy. It even took over think them and and look at this from the city behind. Ultimately deal if there would be intended to simply make you lack of not to hurt not to effects. That the intent behind LA at that sometimes people get it wrong sometimes you can get that not being funny. Would give the president can keep it got to figure it out in local did get triple. Why you are often much much more funny than not funny I get asked is an ESPN broadcasters to visibly for any work and you're always at the MB celebrity Elster gimme here's an askew I always do play by play for celebrity softball which we always out and ESPN's silicon the last few years you know miles tellers play did JK Simmons Jamie Foxx is on the last few years what's it gonna take for you Kevin art to play in all of a celebrity softball. What we looked well ma'am you know have. There's been talk about legal or ten days with an NBA team because of the month to prevent. And the celebrity it's you know they've been major contract offered to me that kind of I'm getting old you know I'm not. I'm almost forty years old when he's marked. The stronger they used to be a mean man jumped shack up in a deadly illegally talked about world line didn't. Of course you know ultimately be one of the best point guard them to do with how they'll talk about. But you know a little says. And they did it come hang it up and then not go back. I don't wanna miss that my legacy built a great. Alyssa I think you've proven that would bass told how about baseball like Elena seeds you can take Jennie Finch deep you know selling L Tbilisi if you can do that based. You know let go baseball with different story that you put me out here now would talk it now. Now I made him a couple over it. That's good news in what Terry crews you know what an athlete Terry cruises he struck out Kevin in celebrity soft balls I'm not. Must say it's it's easier or harder than you think and Terry Cruz struck out I know that wouldn't happen you. I know you don't get out button I have an enemy is what you different. With two different levels of it absolutely. Last than they've talked of an odd ad nauseam rocketing into this have the options I know that you're not gonna host you've spoken more than enough about it when I do know is this would you be open to hosting award shows in the future whatever they may be do you does that appeal to you at all. I mean you know. I I can't say no. You know they're deadly it can't that there could happen and it's incumbent on them when the time Nixon. I'll I'll step book where they're located in it without without the need at the time you know but he can't. If you can break in that moment when that home account. The reason lies have loved to have to host the espy's what do you think huge Billy Idol right sixers almost. Foot and you know the bigfoot fans thought a deadly little fade never say never asked even though they a fun watching though. To be a part of it could be dealt you know Leggett says it's all about time people. We're eager watching Eagles saints this Sunday Philly gonna show. My dad and a great I'm so excited in my role and where that you have a formal. Us from black. And it's almost uniformly well. Fletcher Cox uniform telly what Jersey are you wearing Cunningham AMOCO I don't Cunningham go back and today I love that man that's on baggage they try a little flat. I love wrote cunning and loved the Eagles love your work the upside is in theaters make you check out Kevin arts terrific new movie it's got a lot of funny moments. A lot of drama as well Bryant grants Nicole Kidman check it out now Kevin thanks what you come to us in a bomb and I really appreciate it. Thank you appreciate what. Let's do some review shall we first off the mule. The story of an old man becoming a drug reel to help on his granddaughter. It's effortless filmmaking from Clint Eastwood the Sotheby's said for guys eighty years old and acting and directing the spell when it's always a joint team out there. Although I do have to wonder playing another octogenarian races too as a troubled family life is he just playing south of this point or is it something more to this. I'm having said that he's easy to go down I got plenty of good half a dozen one liners my biggest issue is the final thirty metric it's awfully hackneyed. If you've seen it Euro late bloomer is alignment is sure to elicit groans. As it did for me and the Stanley Tucci rule not nearly enough Andy Garcia OK if you're editors in the movie let's skull like I love literacy. Ricky cities are raising his praise on that much Reykjavik to any Garcia. Also my biggest with passmore. There's zero Sinatra and I love Sinatra I'm waiting for clip distressing is not trek it is Dean Martin kick in the head who is singing my bad I can't McCoy the six and I actually it was a very good deal it's got Pacman. And his brother wrapped package I get it to a rapid police if you like twenty tradition deathly checking out. And if you don't like improbably miss for you but it was a perfectly digestible. The wife from director Bjorn room I don't like to watch movies on enough flights are you guys know since Emma. A leader snob when it comes and I was primarily reading The Sopranos sessions book but I take advantage I think it was New Orleans to us cinemas today. Mandel why pick a bright and knock this out hundred minutes. Joseph is a Nobel Prize winner played by Jonathan Pryce Jones is the beautiful wife who accompanies him. To the noble prize ceremony but the film reveal secrets she asked conceal. Drop her lightning in the fact that she was probably a lot responsible. Her husband success beyond just being a supportive wife and Christian Slater plays intrepid journalists I've not watched iRobot aware of the fact you made a come back there that legislators very good. In a small role. I mean seven as he predictable laughable ending. All the closest fans touch she's a woman who has been shut out all the noise or career. And now finally needs to let Lou's new filing it was good you know Oscar de opening scenes at the end where she tells Joseph she's had an up I'm gonna give it to be a police. Only Keith law and text to me that he saw forty movies as serious because he had the white the number forty ago that is your worst picture of the year. He said yeah I don't exactly why yes it's contempt for maybe just on the story too cliche but he hated. Good news for Glenn Close she either wins her first Oscar. Some issues nominated now war she sets the record for most nominations without winning an Oscar to she's a winner no matter what she's Oprah six right now is that right yes yes as regular seventh Oscar Imus that's crazy. In your right the globe winner I think makes things that would interest thing. Although the movie I don't have a review of seen the film so I don't know enough account remembers any of the other weapons really get or just. Ella Blanco she's never won before hobbled her and I don't Lady Gaga and Oscars of take that. Analytical and enough for the brits let's go close. Next up age you gare from after American director George Tillman junior it's pretty young team. Living in a poor mostly black neighborhood where she is lives. And the wealthy mostly white props Galicia tends to their witnesses in fatal shooting of her child the best friend by a police officer. And then start car decides to stand up man list and bring his fantastic. She's actually up for critics' choice award for best. Breakthrough actors you really do in the movie it's a black female empowerment film it's a social justice film I think it's great for. You know young adult audiences on any give day YouTube remit beliefs. If it's within that. Construct a big works very well. That'll have four watches and Jose cool little fitter Apollo alt though. They had to movie showing Mary queen of Scots and our attorneys game which Agassi for my boy will default. It's directed by Julian Schnabel it's a movie about a painter directed by a painter. I he also Modesto diving bell and the butterfly actually see him back in 2007 scores they rendered but very depressing it's a calico bad lies about silence. A great movie never wanna watch again the title to a diving bell and the butterfly belted a Basque yeah it was a good we've Bakken mid nineties. To very artistic film beautifully photographed and innovative to follow his playing Vincent van go. In his final days and I like the structure run at distorted lenses. Meant to reflect his mental deterioration. And it's unsavory side filling the this these painters a bingo was destitute he was desperate for companionship and he's one of these guys. Was incredibly prolific and this was the last three months of his life. He cranked Gillick 75 paintings over that span this guy's unbelievable. And it somehow still didn't have a penny to his name. But to follow proves why he's won the great to millions among leading men. You know he showcases Kraft she dabbled a director is a painter's three column to follow the basics of painting and I think it's partly believable as work in the brush strokes. On exactly you know Ann Hurst is politics in the movie I love but I thought there is good humor and abnormal musical scores while some giving. Attorneys gave three maple leaves. Obviously very much for art house audiences defies an outside chance of best actor nomination he's upper critics' choice for best actor but seven nominees so. The Oscars I think he may get left out but obviously I love the boy erase from director Joseph Andrew to the also stars in the film. I Lucas hedges plays the son of a southern preacher who is Russell Crowe and his wife Nicole Kidman we sent to gay conversion can't. It's a poignant coming of age drama which showcases how devilish these places are that currently exist. Edges is sincere and care to the empathize with what I appreciate the most they did not demonize the parents. Given more quickly comes to answers sons calls of distress away from the camp. But I thought crow was very goody pleasing god fearing man who loves his son. But does have trouble reconciling the truth is he's following what the Bible says. Which is that his son's life style is unacceptable yet as I said he does indeed adore his sons I actually was pleased affected did not demonize the parents. Although the story clearly sets up the fact that he's gay conversion camps or reflect the fact even exist primarily in the south as scary I'll give it to and happy police Michelle small and a big fan. A simple favor director Paul fake. Stephanie plays a widowed single mother laundering Connecticut danced into favorite Anna Kendrick. And Emily as he beautiful successful career loving family and avert favorite like lively Jews were in the shells. She disappears Garcon is convinced that she's still alive so look lively as wickedly acidic she's got. Half a dozen really funny lines very sharp very vulgar. And Anna Kendrick plays and willfully naive character. But the story to me and one too many plot to reasons of being too ridiculous I'm gonna get a one and a half Maple Leafs up and add some promise habitats by cynic I. So ludicrous by the inevitable my allies are Ricky passports are Ricky would you think if a simple favor. I thought it was intriguingly he said in its its like three movies trying to be one moving it doesn't really know where fits in but. Between lively and Kendrick like pages elevated that next level or is entertaining to me yeah. This story wise slate if it tries to be a crime thriller tries to be kind of morally appalled Fey comedy. And then it just tries to be this. Extremely. Like hard core of suspense. Film in the final act and the fact your bouncing around all the genres it's. You can't really settle into it and it becomes a mess but. When it comes to Kendrick and lively just playing off each other. And Hendrickson evolution within her character as she goes from that. Panel weight fish just a pin PO Connecticut single mother right to kind of a really dominated sexy. You know. Kinda Howard repeat of person it's a very inching our this year take I think I gave relate to maybe two and a half just for them what it's entirely said plot wise it's a mass. The appear fairly actors I would echo those sentiments deathly chicken. And lastly the sisters Brothers which is an atmosphere of western from shock oh DR it's 1851. And Charles and Eli sisters. Our Brothers and assassins they are played by Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly also mean upper Jake Gyllenhaal and raise a mad. And that's it western about character and sibling loyalty is a sprawling revisionist. It's a French director's gonna make a road movie comedy calico rakes in about a simple favor in terms of mixing different genres I do think it totally were the capital was in search of a point. I think Johnson Ra I was very Griese and little Zach is very good he's a chemical stand on which I'm seeing it which is about the Laurel and Hardy team. Please approve Golden Globe for that for best factory was up for musical comedy but. I did think Johnson right was notable of them that Lester real fair westerns I would skip it and give that went to people so those your views. To podcasts ago we've seven movies I estimate six there's another seven for yourself. Clearly I need to get a life now it's time for our top ten movies of the year so under fire through my ten again if you are failed podcast. I'm sure you can guess from my list goes. I'm in Disney give his Rick passport as well and the battle lines of the law Wednesday and is in a pass on his list as well so top ten films. A 2018. I LO five honorable mentions it can also do worst up Ricky told me via text. He's not into worsened and those that dismiss the marks that says to me like honorable mention category but regardless pedophile honorable mention to get a topped him. Eric in search of greatness just from what deadlines excellent documentary Wayne Gretzky Jerry Rice palay a trio great sports figures about what makes them tick. American meetings on a TriBeCa again deadlines executive produced. Funny and surprisingly Bert Marcus is story about a bunch of people who enjoyed fifteen seconds of fame and district passed or I sat right behind Tommy Lee. Game night or the few successful comedies of the year allowed Jason Bateman love the camera shooting and Rachel academies I think it was haley's when coming your lists like a game that in their. The insult I did have a foreign film a marathon I would have Roma but the soccer that won the insult is about tip. Religious tensions flaring in this Lebanese courtroom drama I thought it was well executed by all and a quiet place we want a sneak on here it's a horror movie with heart. I think it does signal the arrival of a major filmmaker and John Kaczynski beyond dispute a very good actor of and good performance also from his wife Emily Blunt as well should be known if I was including TV movies as well. I would include Gary shelling the great documentary that Judd Apatow made about him in the rubble and stock which is well let excluding those loses are TV. Number ten at Beale street could talk Ravitch certainly beautiful. But the artist that has Barry Jenkins clear eyed portrait of criminal injustice while being Seoul fully achingly romantic. Number nine is Spiderman into the spider versed thrilling an audacious. Head trip as malls a joy alligators by these senses tingling. Big upset another side but didn't love easily others pretty gimmickry can think the should be your favorite movie the censure is a pretty good. The confusing at times of role players they saw here at a very understated his exit from I don't Davis did a great eyes are bulging number eight is private life. Poignant drama from indie filmmaker Tamar Jenkins featuring capital on and the great Paul Giamatti it smartly observed it's moving cringe worthy humor and ending. That is pure perfection. Number seven is can you ever forgive me the best buddy tandem of the year Melissa McCarthy play and the miserable writer Lee Israel and bald people Richard E. Grant entering into a unit of criminality and deception. A period piece of old new York at times it's nasty but the characters are always in theory. Never six's first man other Taloqan have been forgotten man in inches Els dazzling space opus has been ignored by most underwhelmed at the box office. But as a tactical marvel also featuring intimate interior performances from Ryan Gosling and Claire full. Number five is green book sure it's predictable a sanitized also undeniably uplifting and heartwarming. Tony and all along and Don Shirley embodied by veto mortenson and the magnetic Ursula Ali props to. Going against type to make all those great comedies along with the other Bobby. Elect stepping up amber for his advice is scathing satire from Adam McKay who gives the big short. Rip roaring performances from an all star cast as a very definitive point of view and it is like I said scandalous and scaling. Number three area one documentary on their I'd still love me when I'm dead. A rousing celebration of a true ought tour cinematic giant Orson Welles Morgan Neville may win an Oscar for the fact he directed the mister Rogers document you want to be my neighbor. But I thought this was his best work in the years play full. Mischievous some profound chock full of anecdotes that set of files will devour from those. Who knew and loved or some like no other he was grandiose. And for votes. Number two was first reform polish trader special man on the edge of madness driven by obsession a clear homage to diary of a country praise Robert for assault. As evocative narration stork direction beautifully shot and Ethan Hawke is in keeping with a religious theme. A revelation. And number war one is black Klansman a filling return to form for Spike Lee six words as you said when Jordan bill had to ask him to make the film. Black men and portraits KKK. It's funny and furious. And it's a Spike Lee specialty also has incendiary ending those are my top ten films. Of the year let's give the worst for four days is it gives his best and worst that. Disobedience Rachel wise and rates in the Kansas pointless and tedious story to bother you bought an apology be more than that. How we unfunny a giant mess absurd and trying way too hard. Balata buster Scruggs a colossal waste the Coen Brothers talent and mid ninety's. Utterly contemptible characters it's based apparel and Jonah hill's towels and if that's the case I feel sorry for your upbringing Jonah Hill. Well. Or we got there are I mean some of the movies I ever the same yours are a lot tighter than mines all try to tighten them up as we go a first you see a lot mummers tonight you obviously. So the first the one thing I haven't seen so it could even consider them I want to CDs movies that is it won't be in the top ten. Haven't seen the favorite bohemian rhapsody appeals streak to talk or free so low tech feel like I would like. Which is weird. Kinda shocked Alec Holland are huddled never is Jack O'Connor seller top executives here course here's part of the team that won the documentary produced band note or ferret as a favorite dike bridge of the person asked him. And I he positive mr. Ozzie is it was a crazy about it as they exposed. He goes free cell because I think it's the best Ike which they look at you meet with the top exacts. Our eye witness on the Alex Arnold I guess cell number ten moving right along move it and pretend Spider-Man into the spider ever says David sins of the Atlantic but it the latest entry in a fully saturated genre that somehow. Through sheer created gumption does something new. We didn't need another Spiderman movie by any means but this animated feature is different mode getting back to spider man's roots as a comic book loaded cast live Shriver leave Trevor. Nicolas Cage Leah who. A martial Ali hello sandals funny and heartwarming. Number nine. Green book. It reversed Driving Miss Daisy road movie based on the true story that exports identity friendship and the racial dynamics in the south in the 1960s. Commercial Ali to particular. The eagle more and spend and Linda cardinal lean my girl deliver solid performances in this drama but he directed by Peter Farrelly there are some highly emotional scenes but other moments that felt over the top. He repeat viewing may vault this film in either direction on the out of what you call it camp BC clearly it has to give up resisted this is a sock number nice soft nine that's just friends and podcast eagle Morton send out. And deny her show Ali gets -- number eight a quiet place if you liked bird box then you'll love a quiet place. Which is its twin movie in real term which describes films about similar topics that come out around the same time. Other examples include rookie of the year and little big league showgirls and strip tease. And from this year beautiful boy in Ben is back. I love this eclectic mix number 73. Identical strangers a documentary from the truth is stranger than fiction catalog. Three college age men learn their triplets who were separated at birth. There are stories sweeps the nation but things turned dark as they investigate the circumstances around their separation. Number six black panther it's a superb superhero movie that was propelled by tapping into the as I guess of America. Michael B Jordan stands out among a stellar cast as the villain. This film shouldn't win best picture but it's cultural resonance makes it worthy of a nomination. Hell the academy nearly created a new category based on the heels of its success. Number five is star is born. Now it's an over hyped to remake that I found to be a little disappointing and underwhelming but it features incredible performances by its three lead characters. Amazing music and of all the films on this list. It's the one I'd most want to watch again this is a shocking number five you called it underwhelming at the time. And all this point every hit a double down on those two terms swayed by people number four vice. Although I'm a huge fans some of director Adam case stylistic choices weren't for me but this film about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Successfully blurs the line between biopic documentary and satire. The film is informative. Humorous at times outrageous. Christian Bale once again proves that he is one of the best actors on the earth Amy Adams demonstrates her ability to skew older and more bitchy. And Steve Carell knocks his portrayal of Donald Rumsfeld out of the park is to put that blurb in the area of skirt I'll cede the way I felt is that this is her she can play older characters like we saw her come on the scene which was very young cast music and and now she skewing way older. It reminded me of you remember Jodie Foster in. And inside man with Denzel we it's very ditch. And Amy Adams has some of this is chains like numbers three black Klansman a Spike Lee Joyce. Film is wildly funny hard to believe and unfortunately relevance likely is it on thick at the end but he's not wrong to do so. Adam driver in Topher Grace shrine in supporting roles. Number two. Eighth grade and I am Ali ringing all the queen of coming of age films in the 1980s to weeded them both burnhams film is quote that best movie about adolescence I've seen in a long time maybe ever. She's right it deserves to be in the conversation and I'm a sucker for films about teenage angst lest you have forgotten about my crusading for lady bird at this time last year. Not only did this movie capture the awkward uneasiness that most of us go through middle school is also expertly incorporated the intricacies that social media adds to the mix. Eighth grade is laugh out loud funny heartbreaking uplifting cute timely and for anyone that CNET. Gucci 8 o'clock. Number one Dario out first manned the in late December a senior entertainment writer for up rocks too heated quote in five years everyone will realize first man is a masterpiece and say stuff like. Why didn't this get more awards attention. I am similarly perplexed about why this film hasn't garnered much in the way of awards. May be some of it is due to the Republican backlash about how the film doesn't show the planting of the American flag and a moon. But one that's a ridiculous critique because the film is littered with American flags including no one in the mail on the moon they just don't show the actual planting of it. And to Hollywood is filled with liberal elites. Either way I'm in the tank pursche his own doubts. It's a lot easier to portrayed dynamic character would devices and flawed that it is to convey internal anguish and that's what Gosling does in his portrayal of you know Armstrong. Most people my age know about how the space race ended that few of us know about the journey the casualties the geopolitical pressure and how history sometimes chooses our heroes. First man is a story about American exceptional wasn't that connected with me emotionally and some ways maybe you wanna have a daughter and it is the clear best film of 28 to. Well done well written as always let's go through this a Spider-Man green book quiet place identical strangers black Panthers star is born vice black Klansman it refers meant nailed. You mentioned bird box should I serum alerts on Netflix ever very mixed reviews. It's not a complete wasted your time. As a by the minute he would be ending your not a lot of parades Deval now convention center built. Let's cycle more about device usage you weren't craziness of the stylistic choices what was I don't wanna give anything away but there are some things he does like for example arm when he did. The big short yeah he's trying to explain complex things easy ways like he had put a ways he breaks the fourth wall lot which I don't like cut he had celebrities like explains that's what he does stuff in this movie. It's hard to say things are not giving way spoilers we can chocolate. When my favorite moments of the year is what happens the 43 minute mark. Rick and our segment that that's one of those that was hilarious floor like yet incredible lead it's fun to Joseph Testa only his daughter got Vegas at the mood like that the credits or to what Devean George and go out and windows said old people or in the theaters and where you're so I got up and thought it was yeah the this is a 43 remote clicker you kidding. Would you think it corrales Rumsfeld. Awesome right I think any awesome just like him and Kristen Bell does not get enough credit for what he doesn't act a bit and yet corral Oscar. An eighth grade so I liked a lot we've always had Bober upon love him crackers big fan of it Len hated it when it is. Of course from the podcast what you love to adolescent angst. I love the sea at the end of the dead stock and to remember retractable. Was surprised at that time there I don't know summits for some reason that bad a tender connects and also forgot to do in my and you know is now honorable mentions you know worst there's going to be Roma in the first performed I can't in a thriller. Apologies to is the way I had because they're an honorable mentions of his or through avengers if infinity war game night. Ben is back said it up and crazy rich Asians. And logic it gave show to game and as well do you account in their disposals will come you can enjoy. What was the third film ventures a group pretty good it would do that is back yeah I seriously think it's good that it's okay it big you know other people connect with a more than nine but if emotional Julie Roberts Lucas hedges is he lets go and it is or no one else they can act his age. Every camera I mean analyst father. Directed at Phil or is that urgency and another when he talked about now resemble a race is on edge of what other actor was dominating this saves like he. Maybe shallow Mayo to the shall visually it is in beautiful boy. I guess like twenty years ago who was little I had it right isn't it rose reform regulatory Hamer curtain fell below those guys. I'd that is Bakken Burr boxy and Adam analyst Rick passmore what are we got. So like Ben or like damn I haven't seen. And as many movies as you have so some of the ones that are up for consideration that I haven't got to yet a private war continue ever forgive me first man three solo. If Beale street could talk but I am seeing that on Friday gets released here in plain bill so I will be seeing that. Roma just having deficit down watching yellowish time I've I'm gonna. Searching shoplifters the kindergarten teacher from Maggie Gyllenhaal Ben Lyons says that mr. Upton and low income. It's Charlie's their own Jason Reitman I didn't miss the boat came on May really wanted to see it that's going to be comeback at some point. Ali was in the Plame I wanna keeper in The Sopranos but who is an option go ahead. Are you always a woman who can do third loss in new dissent. Shoplifters yeah I realized that two Japanese film it's biting and honored for best foreign film after lifting key flaws Stockton up with just actually going to. I am and so for my honorable mention the no particular order I had a tweeted it out yesterday last Nate. I'll see you see the fullest there but the five honorable mention that just missed the cut. Star is born. Hearts beat loud. Overlord. Upgrade. And your personal favor Mission Impossible fall out. We were the best action movies in years number one and us be honest the honest assessment of it is people on on Tom Cruise port. You can take it or leave it it's just the fact that they do their own stunts a lot of it is not see Jeter very little wire work the lead at the wires out. And it moves it's almost two and a half hours and it never feels like. So it's absolutely tremendously pace and just a tunnel fondle micron a big for aren't. All right my number ten. Thoroughbreds. A gripping and darkly humorous thriller from first time writer director Corey Finley anchored by brilliant performances from and you Taylor Taylor joy and Olivia cook. Well overlooked from its February limited release I feel it's the best original screen play this year with notes that Hitchcock meeting millennial upper class. In sip I they're reverence in the trailer goes pretty creepy when I when I finally sat down watched in February came out I was. Pleasantly surprised by how fantastic it one. Aren't you brought number nine won't you be my neighbor. Probably the most needed film this year Morgan medals documentary on mr. Rogers has poetic profound and ultimately pensive as the audience is given a look deep inside the man that used television. To usher in the thought and hope of goodness for over forty years one cardigan at a time. A it Revere of rape number eight the favorite. I was initially taken aback by how grounded this film is given its campaign that made it seem more quirky and absurd and it actually was. That quickly it is all things to intriguing cinematographer we sharpened venomous dialog from writer director your lap the most and three dominant performances from. Rachel Weisz Emma Stone. And political moment erode Olivia cook in America's it was like 2 AM answer it. Olivia Coleman who's probably gonna win or be nominated for best actors. Is unique in somewhat true story of queen Anne and her company. Tossing oranges and naked guys and that's tough period. Yeah that was that was a little. I was a little on the on the over the top part of it at the same time I didn't think about it until you just mentioned just now for they took a picture. That Akamai has a staff usually headed by the way is speaking whenever executives here actually do you meet with all our Boston except at that there's interest bruising on on the field all right number senator. Number seven. First reform that. All traitors depressingly genius take on climate change in martyrdom delivers Ethan hawks' best performance of his career as the bleak indicating reverend taller who under secrets about his parish and its ties to a corporate financial back that can go look a lot more out of Kelly editor I think you duck and you've got burst apart out of the director straighter. Directing is fantastic and I love the use a 430 by the way. Especially in 169 world of the more. In a more free to use I love the use of square framing and big. Static shots lot of shots and and how relating. How. Crafted fields are using that framed that aspect ratio. Lisa even hawks. Fantastic performances career just it it's so subdued until it doesn't need to be and he's just. Builds for you hit it well over the top that the entertainer. Very surprisingly good good actor then great solace. Well yeah like once once you're at that point when he becomes so obsessed with an eye and I love just the of the back and forth the juxtaposition of using climate change in his own body McCain is saying are we too far gone and reported the only downside to have that little CGI moment near the end of the film way way way too much shock just arts and he magical mystery tour. He keep doing what you doing didn't need that you couldn't just let. Again run with the static shots I don't need to have the whole. Moment of epiphany using screens now probably saved a pro was saved about maybe 250000 dollars for a comment on the loved it all the provocative and powerful when it was a fantastic I'd I did purchase the red box. Of the dvd. And then I found it on Amazon. A day later it was on Amazon prime streaming so epic maybe a giveaway in the next episode my red box purchase of first reforms signed by an inverted. That aren't numbers that number six. Eighth grade. I do that well earnings directorial debut hits profoundly not just in this like gays but also with the immoral fear of puberty and young adulthood. A cringing in tremendous performance from Elise Fisher. Or LC Fisher sorry. The liver is one of the best coming of age films this generation. While. Mark Simons and we all over this element that. The number five you were never really here. Killing and reticent Joaquin Phoenix has turned his suicidal vet turned mercenary fighting human trafficking. Showcases some of the best subdued acting I've ever seen. It also helps to have a writer and director's daring is Lynne Ramsay weaving this web expertly manufacturing world in which Phoenix is joke. In a habit without falling into satire that's clear challenging film and I think it's not a lot of critics stopped endless and that's one of those merely the first man. You're snag a man that's a pretty dark channel also streaming on Amazon right now because thankfully it's an Amazon studios distribution centers in check it out right now. Number four. Vice. One of the most fantastic pieces of mimic bringing character camouflage since Gary Oldman steak is Sid Vicious Chris Christian Bale in their homes Dick Cheney threw over four decades of his life. Accompanied by a biased it calculated script from director Adam McKay. Bail along with Steve corals deep dive in the Donald Rumsfeld showcase just how ugly the politics that rule over America are. So to recap all of us on number four outstanding parents of those are that's the consensus guy is the fourth best movie of the year. No matter what it is proven market. Number three Spiderman into the spider verse and it was going to be high initially I had wreck erupt he was my best animated film of the year. Then I caught the eye maxis Spiderman and the spider verse which not only is the best animated film of the year. What should be the moral film campaigning for best picture over black panther. A truly amazing interpretation. Of the tiring superhero sub genre of film from Bob pursche. A birth butchering this name. Person chatty Peter Ramsey. Rodney Rothman and written by Rothman and Lago movies Phil lord transcends the art form of animation by faithfully adapting the medium within the film. And a story that will motion we go toe to toe with most drama and you love it I liked the fact that you tripped or that name because. Normally when there's that multi climbers you that's a sign this was not there's like six screenwriters of three directors ago we got in this case actually written by just on different input on removing some of the some challenge. Yeah an amber that's adding yet three directors in two riders one of the writers which was one of the directors and especially with animation you kinda have to have multiple people overseeing the project because of how much especially with Spiderman because of how. How much different each character's artwork was so you couldn't just you know make a Pixar and everything's gonna be the same. You had different art forms for. Spider girl you had a different art form for. Nor Spiderman first fighter hand every one look and moves differently within this universe and especially miles Morales is. Universe with. With the alternate universe Peter Parker they looked a little different. And I just I love the fact that they'd get a lot of camera tricks without using special effects they use it in the art work like using depth the field and painting and doing the character design. Within that. I'm a much bigger fan of that over Blake trying to force like the layered style of animation that was developed back in the of the cell shading or whatnot. Yeah grown ups Boller got fantastic anyway number two. Black Klansman. -- Spike Lee scorcher is with this insanely true story about Ron Stallworth the black the tepid detective that infiltrated the kkk in the 1970s. Filled with all the swagger and Stubbs substance of blaxploitation films while and stretching us and one of the most tension driven films in the last forty years. While the ending may seem grandiose to some I thought it was right place with Spike Lee in his. Yeah I did the other sites in New York crazy about the ending Charlottesville stuff some sort rise likely and that's his deal and he's due and he's doing his staying and you gotta respect them for your call me a Mazda blaxploitation number one. Number one. A quiet place for now. The best film of the year and one of the best horror films this generation. Well John Kaczynski accomplishment accomplishes in ninety minutes from a script he penned with Brian woods and Scott Beck is instantly classic. The tremendous use of sound coupled with outstanding performances from the entire cast especially his wife Emily Blunt. Prove that given the right direction and inspiration or can be more than cheap scares an eerie tensions waiting for the next ball. I am astonished you don't have Halloween town to what happens second viewing it just fell down it's not even in my honorable mentions coal. I'm still gonna buy it's coming on a Blu-ray soon I'm still gonna purchase that I still respected. Blood upon the second viewing that I went son theaters it's just kind of fell off a little bit it's it's still not the original one lewis' spirit. Look at what arena so that's. Funny should mention that because that's coming up on my five that missed the marketer had. And in no particular order Mandy. It hereditary. Annihilation. This. Area and your personal favorite sorry to Bobby honored our rights again we have backup asserted by the all of us have black president. Lois was Dan had a three he recanted to I had one. A quiet place to auto analyst candidate 8 I am an elementary you know one reviewer should number nine. One of human error again so we go with thoroughbreds at ten more children neighbor eight. That's using 98 is the favorites seven is his best when first reformed six is eight raid five as you were never really hear Ford's vice consensus. The re aspiring consensus likewise we all loved and a quiet place all three of us had three movies all the top ten. A quiet place UN general mentions that when we're keeping an outing or vice well for Spiderman sputter vs black Klansman. We are all three of us said those three isn't out doctors remove his decision goes a thrill to see those three not first reformed its strategy of its Austin on Amazon prime streaming is picturesque. Provocative and powerful. And not time for special. Technology truth brought to blow Geico. This truth you will certainly send any text above to a supervisor to your supervisor. What's tournaments. Did cheat produce that we help you protect her. Now then it's. We've known and I don't know truth it's so easy to switch and save on car insurance at Geico dot com. Janet I think my phone was hacked or something Geico fifteen minutes could save you 15% or more. All right hey this is a real pro walker Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan supple wall. There written an incredible book it's all The Sopranos sessions is available now I devoured all or assembly when pages. And they just ax or a panel lastly sopranos twenty which Matt was hosting and Al was tweeting about so I'm gonna time out with a series in the book but thanks so much fellows repellents and a file Matt I don't last a must have been a real thrill. And tough to navigate but wizardry and take a guy OT guys are so invest in the show which is something you actually gleaned lastly that you did not know until last night. Oh there was a lot of stuff but you know that the main thing was just how invested ever but he wasn't in different ships that they formed they were on the show which is something you know I think it probably happens with every television series to some degree but it seemed especially intense in this case you know these are people who wanna even 1520 years after they were on the show together they still hang out. And Mays is seen Al I love they retrieve the page you sent to Silvio and Pauly and it's amazing to see. Steve events and Teresa Rica together again one of the great do those of modern television. Tony it's a Rico he's always on you know I was just hilarious you know watching him do a talk back to Matt you know apple the other people on the panel. Used we've slowly funny characters deviate street and one of the funny actors in real life. Hours later on our top of the funniest lines the shown if you like always gonna amp Lebow's but The Sopranos sessions is available now. Odds just to give you back prime me fellas I watched it I was in college or groping Canada as we did not have HBO we have Tim and the movie network ending colleges and sure you guys can relate to now much money but the big cacophony of noise about the show. Was so strong with a New York Times it's the greatest pop culture the last point five years. May remain discredit together watch the show and the first steps I ever saw you guys are left is fun house I had no idea what was going on. But I thought it was brilliant and tickle that montage at the end of Rolling Stones through and through and get healthy spoken at cigars and okay clearly there's something going on right and Alexis is dire show beyond just the fact Tony's got a bad Indian food mixed the fact he stepped on Iraq but. Battlestar review can you give context of those. Just what a pop culture phenomenon that was you guys were the Newark Star Ledger. You see in the show when your own backyard what was it like this predates raking batting game thrown to so many great shows what was it like on The Sopranos it. Well this huge huge huge Indian of the thing that everybody forgets now and we're in retrospect I think everybody. Everybody is convinced themselves that. That it was big from the start and everybody was a 100% on board with everything the show was doing but you know it came out of nowhere and the best known person on the cast was probably Lorraine Prokopec she'd been nominated for an Oscar. They have for goodfellas and I have a lot of people last night on the panel and I certainly feel the same way they look at the title and thought it was about opera singers. They had did you really didn't know what this thing wise and aunts and even once they found that there was about Somalia. They didn't they didn't mean necessarily know that it was about not the New York mob but the New Jersey and I wish I had an inferiority complex compared to the New York mob and that also there were psychiatry. Social satire family relations and all kinds of other things mixed into it including dreams sequences. And Allen for you a minute preview and so we these great shows we see now ran a Cadillac. People tell me how good some of these shows a Mercury kiting the anti hero begin we gain off beanie and I. Listen I greeted you when you look at the trifecta of great dramatic performances. You know if you look at Jon Hamm is Don Draper and Brian Chris as Walter White. It'll Freeney was a special as any of these towers of the mall my opinion. I mean it's weird because I remember in the years since the show ended up writing a ton about mad men running it about breaking bad about all these other shows and it became very easy to discern the look at it as voters via the TV draw on mount Rushmore in those three guys are on it and maybe clear danger Elisabeth Moss or somebody else was. The sport that. But then we went back we had to re watch the show right to vote. And I was struck again and again by just have special even by recent standards Gandolfini was like you get to don't mountain and everybody else has to fight percent. There's a couple of moments like just a bottle in my life had never seen it so we we watched him from like Labor Day. To Thanksgiving we just powered through it was perfect time of the twins anniversary and I get to read your guy's book which I cannot recommend not because of Allen and Matt did is they went through. Every episode is so dense the footnotes are so good either not only knowledgeable very funny as well and so what that when I'm watching Gandolfini again the whole show where would that. My least favorite episodes of my least favorite season. This season four I agree if you guys it's a rare show that ended better than ever season six part cures David Chase it's a season seven you cannot miss a beat that it's incredible. I did love season file a lot because I love Robert Lohse impeach him so much seas of four to meet. Was what the weakest blot. It didn't have a what the weaker episodes in my favor Gayle senior moment and that is after listeners that grates on owed child by the Charlotte and it's not such very pronounce it but. He then goes and dealt with Zelman. I love that you guys poured out in the book but. Some blocked a reference so Smart but you guys affected it but we said of all the gin joints all the places she walks in the mind after guilty just humiliate the sky you know ball the Croshere depict and Irina. And I think what is he like that he's so vicious he reached he treats vulnerability with brutality and then I think about true vulnerability. And the C rage he tries to kill himself and the way that cannot be re actually what's wrong with you think he's just so angry frustrated. And then the way he says I gotcha baby I gotcha baby like it brings tears to my eyes. Matt we'll talk with the person James European second but just those moments to me are so special or they're. Yet they were in and its C. It's the tenderness and humanity of those characters that saves them from being completely unload them which was always a risk contracts sometimes consciously something that they were going for and you know the attraction repulsion mechanism on the show was really. Quite remarkable and and yet there was I think it was and coordinated. Mostly through the character Alfie who was studying Tony and by extension his world in this kind of detached clinical way bit but there were times and she was attracted good and attracted to him and that and that was kind of exciting but also discussing her because of her own moral code in and I think is the show went on. I think it became increasingly hard. Refer to disentangle herself from from her emotional investment in and she really stand in for the viewer in a lot of ways of course suited to the candidates like she closes the book on this guy. Like she's got a kick him out of her life she's had enough and and I think you know I don't think it's a coincidence that happens pretty much at the tail end of the entire 86 episodes side. Yeah as spectacle as the guy is Alan I'm generally routing form part of resist the charm but I loved you know being as an actor I think he's really funny that you guys really point out the fact that there's always is like Sylvia is he's he's funny is either Paul it was guys are despicable people you know humor goes a long way. But guilty of the moment the ice and okay I'm double them is when he killed Christopher can I just love imperial is so much aggressor is my favorite character would you react of that campuses specifically because. You guys explain Perth we what he means when he says I get it when he kills Cris Judd deceived filling his muse who listen I've heard a for a lot of stuff or Tony particularly kill your nephew like that. It's really it's very shocking that he doesn't it also VoS Jake talked about in the in the long after the going to be who did rhythm for the buck. If you will is way overdue like Christopher had been buried. Badly behaved for a long time with the insubordination and the drug addiction everything else by the standards by which does a mob conduct itself. So it it was more like they kept him around because people like you and everybody else loved that character he Andy Michael purely so good but when he's standing here in the gulch and he leaned in the and he realizes that I can just killed by a pin to get those close any doubt that. It's that I shudder thinking about a right now talking to you. So memorable the way does it I'm Matt. You obviously knew Jim very well as you down at the interviews and stuff I love the fact included. Some of your work in Newark Star Ledger in particular your eulogy. For candle being this is a guy it was uncomfortable spotlight on had a troubled personal life issues at booze and drugs and and I don't enforce them digest and included Zelda gets its germane to the show but there are stories in the tabloids they held at the crew and you know shooting stuff canoes on a band bricks in Iraq. But very generous to actors in particular. I was struck by the fact dissension handwritten note after wife passed away. And his reaction to when he would see you most interactions tussle about Jim Gandolfini the human being. Well he knows the first thing I can tell you is that. Any almost thirty years that I've been writing about film and television he's the only actors never begged me not to enter beyond. He cleans out you know there's before the show was even on the air and he's the main character on and on and on and HBO show. A guy who's been kind of toiling in the in the margins of other people's ensembles for for years this is his big break and HBO so that an interview with the star ledger and I was gonna go profile of a man of few days for the phone rings and my wife picks it up. And as spent several minutes on the phone and then finally she covers the receiver and turns to me and says it's changed can't help pain and accept what. Does he want to you know and and he got on the phone to babysit Matt eight I'd just been thinking about it now technician doing this interview who cares what an actor has to say it seems are still adamant and I had a pocket amended to to doing interviews with many and it turns out I believe. That mine was one of maybe two. Solo interviews that he did during the entire area you're gonna show like he would appear. Onstage as part of an ensemble or in the group type setting but he didn't do one on ones in the and I think he really was a legitimately. Shot like I think there are a lot of people in the spotlight he stay so I have social anxiety around a shy person and that's not true but I think in his case it was true. I don't know if you feel that way down. Total I've. Witness times you know we we were at an awards event. That he didn't realize it was kind of a working press event to. At trade shows up he's in a good mood this premise and in about it honored and suddenly like three dozen reporters you surround him with tape recorders. And you look like you want that you would like ought to escape. A I. It's genuine some of the personal appears as though I love and you guys afraid ports as well when I watch it just indulge me of these four specifically I want. This tastes on you know personal element to this you like her accent or. I think long term parking you cannot beat season five episode twelve. Because of that the magic between materially and trade to detail they both won. Enemies and for this episode more than anything chris' first reaction when he hears the news and I've interviewed imperial oil on this podcasts in a file and I said his best acting the entire show. Was when he goes the gas station he sees that I think is oh my god that's in my life's going to be a fight I have to tell. And after run I can do this American to be some guy with a mullet and three kids and picking up chips and and I don't ice ice ice. Right a less a less sure shell when that it would confession is amazing and I can't do I can't live the straight like he did that look he uses it oh my god it's so good blue common is amazing to pay buckle as death but that was so vivid. The way they pack so much action the final when he minister Silvio. White caps is amazing you guys wrote a perfectly relevant who's afraid of Virginia wolf it's who's afraid junior moved. You got to actors going out and final hole movies. I think is criminally underrated my wife while watching of first time loved Bobby vocalists you thought it was so endearing as self harming and she was broken by the fact that Tony poison imploded this guy's soul forever but make him go to my own country Canada and killing some French Canadian guy. Which is fighting for his kid and just these skills of miso and assuming he's a laundromat. Alan you first those four episodes which really the most or some personal remembrances about those episodes. I would hit probably of those long term parking all the white caps is pretty amazing too they all are but long term parking is. During these fans of the show who just wanted a straightforward mob drama. And that's not mostly with The Sopranos what it was doing psychiatry and sociological commentary and family towards netting helped. But winning wanted to just doomed straightforward mob stuff like in that episode it could be amazing and you can understand it. Why the fans wanted to show to be that all the time maybe not what you know blood character dying. But you get my point it's just about the FBI vs the mob and almost everything else to put aside for that week. Matt for you of those four episodes which enjoyed the most. Well gosh I mean it's tough I mean I am white caps in the pantheon episode for sure but I think my my own personal tastes might run more towards an old home movies because one of the one of the aspects of the show that we touched on at the FB reunion last night. And that I don't think it's enough appreciation is he's one off these little to these kind of self contained. Almost like a little -- ensemble movie within the show like it's almost it's got parentheses around at The Sopranos it does really well sopranos congress superhero movies is a great example that the whole thing as the unit taking place out of that lake house that he really only four characters and it's and it feels like a little stage play in Alex and and you know to family event where things ghost outfit and and the president number of those that were thought superb including Tom per child bush go from season three which is about the aftermath oblivious to happen and that's a whole long sequence senator. The reception at Sparano household. Were almost every one of the characters to beautiful little. That's 66. OK -- we have probably distinguish why we are we bases and seven cent lower on the. And I'll let you guys in the book the fact that chase and they had to do because it would affect the salaries are the actors. Get a win Hollywood guilds work every new season that our show is made everybody gets raised its. So sometimes you'll see this breaking bad did it too mad men does well they don't treat basically two seasons worth of episodes that one that. So they can avoid the budget going up too much. And it was a fact every nickel we are at the makes more sense that we're talk right now Matt Zoller Seitz an ounce sept maul their book called The Sopranos sessions is a must read check notes available now. Between at the university show. How about this roll call of actors especially for guys would not seen the show or gals that my producers Dana reckless and this season spring actors would you sharper few episodes maybe a season. Robert Patrick play gaming act Robert Lucia Robert closure as speech LaMont David stripped bare and I love him as Wexler. Period just for the dance Steve Buscemi is Toni B Ben Kingsley Lauren Bacall pulling themselves so the John fab for Frankie valley frank Vincent and Tbilisi your as it spit fire Gloria Will Arnett on my favorite comedic actors John Hurt has been the case in Sydney Pollack and standing as a prison guard Lin Manuel Miranda Lady Gaga. Allen of all those actors which what did you think man that guy or girl was really special. Your. You know at and it's a real shame what happened her career after that which has been written about extensively over the last year blood. You know she had been sort of memorable in the ninety's and then things didn't quite go anywhere. She turned up near the end of season three as glory true low and it was just and the show was kind of wandering around after Nancy Marchand guide to the original plot. Of season three was Tony have to be nice to his mother to keep her from testifying against him in this Rico trial of the ticket. And they had to scramble and start over from scratch and suddenly finds its focus with this just electrifying performance. But her and she's only I think four episodes total but therefore be most memorable episode to shore protest. Matt for you of those actors aside which what did you really think was off I had a realistic end. Robert Patrick as a gambling attic Robert closure feast LaMont David strip there is Wexler. Syria's stance Steve Buscemi Tony be banking see Lauren Bacall Frank Vincent Frankie valley John fab broke and those Euro Will Arnett John Hurt as. In 2006. The thought OK tell commercials from the seventies and many many more. Than a mile and Lady Gaga. You know I. I'll tell you rate grew to appreciate to a much greater extent than when I watched you originally is is separate content. And fragrance and as somebody who has been reliably excellent and a lot of films and television shows we just lost him not too long ago and and he's been a role here I think I took him for granted because he's played somebody mobsters and some any kind of New York's you know angry angry app. Like big tough guys. I mean even into the right thing you know that once seen you know we're stranded in the neighbor in the cat like but don't be I don't want it there again. Only Joe Black clueless yeah. Exactly that to be like under the jail. I mean he's great and and chased at lake you know he interviewed him he he auditioned them. You know there's a certain number of guys who who you're you're gonna have to Kasten in the show and I'm one of those guys eventually he did cast him but I think like there's a depth of feeling his performance that's filling a target on that show that I don't think it's been properly appreciated particularly after the death of his brother and also there's some there's some like energy of weird energy there with his nature to veto where you know he's feeling it seems like he's the he's sort of suppressing some issues that does sound and it Allen. Pointed out in the in the recap of that episode well Alan you can even point that out but. And orchestrate. But of course Philip about a murder Quito he'd literally comes out of a closet and Al that was yeah. I love that I just so wonderful being dealt. You're right I am glad you guys went on I love this do you tell you guys Cornet in terms of social codes the couple obvious it was a lot irregular around the margins it just shows. Al phone call like about that game a telephone may play. With Chris Tony Adrian how rumor spreads held how vicious it can be practically Boca the fact uncle junior what he does with his lady. How that is just for voting in this world and I glow of the fact you guys put out it's an awesome homage the public enemy rather Cagney and grapefruit. You got June daisy do it with a cake but Alan that's again mob life and the obvious olestra says has been felt was anybody it's about coats and the show perfectly demonstrated that. Ticket those two episodes. What's funny how often the codes are meaningless like it was just all these times were somewhat Williams stayed some kind of rule and then you can find six other things in the run of the series. Did violate that like when in university when Tony search Evan ralphie up against the fence rocket like you put your hand. I. Wanna. When it today which they can these interviews we did what he did that might keep on me he didn't this guy and that guy with the actual role. Chip just laughed at that none of these guys just said whatever they wanted to look to justify whatever they wanted to do in that moment. Matt the show's violence season three episodes for five and six particularly Mel fees rape which I think Graeme Brack is acting was incredible. And to we have 66 university were Joseph parent Giuliano one it was beloved characters as you guys have the book of its if this is this where says if I don't maybe playing the Joseph Pesci role. He beats Tracy did you feel. Christian honoree watch it again and I know people Claire Smith is a great right areas spins the baseball fan. Here's I know it's a brilliant shown so well written and all the rest of it but I stopped watching it they said it's too much violence towards women it was too much to take. I voted to appalling did you think the show went to. Well I don't know about too far necessarily because of the kind of world that it was depicting but you know one of the things that she's got into in his interviews about it was that balance around the time you know you notice there's a marked and unmarked uptick in ugliness agencies until. That was a season where they asserted. Drag you know is showing collateral damage whether violent or financial. Against people who weren't in the mob who weren't even affiliated with the criminal underworld and you know that's the one Laura Davies Cuttino gets ruined and we got Alan and I got a lot of mail from people watching the show were saying the show is to unlikable I don't like to show anymore and it's like why. Like when they were killing monsters you're OK with that but when they bankrupt guys loans sporting goods store who presumably probably remind you of yourself because he's you know he's in New Jersey suburban home owning middle class guy that's too far for you like that a bridge too far and and you know I think date to show was constantly fighting this battle where a certain segment of the audience was getting off on. The gangsters and getting off on the violence and changed and the other writers kept trying to find ways to complicate that can make people feel like god I shouldn't be identifying with these people they're from they're really quite monstrous in that stretch bet insurgencies and dream you know employee of the month. Another picnic we're Bobby buckle senior kills these two guys really brutally and then caught himself to definitely like coming out of his mouth and then a university which is especially about the mob complicity in sex traffic. Tank I mean that's that's that's subject and like how how would they treat women as disposable. Battle stretch of episodes is really about these these kind of parasitic characters and and the ingrained misogyny at that cultures part of and I think based here at in the very unflinching way and Melky is another person who comments on a throughout throughout the show so. I think there were times when they when they lost control of that narrative and it might acquire and they might have crossed the line and the show itself became misogynist like I think beat. The depth of oh what's her name lowering calypso. Yes. He's beehive which was basically treated and admitted that was just his revenge against a column columnist. For the New York Post you have to be a woman who had written some unflattering things about season four and that was kind of you know. That was kind of a cheap thing to do and and I I think I was. Kind of grossed out by that even at the time but but for the most part I think they stayed on the side of the angels which is not necessarily. The same thing as saying that day it was a pleasant show to watch. And also season three episode one you guys correctly point out on the FBI's ten on AJ you're not sure. Is this actually tellers a show getting off from the fact just tell pretty tricked him Thai Airways Allan give the same five as far as the violence of what's on Matt stock and about. Yeah I do and I think and sometimes it can be very difficult to really want to I was glad that you know when it came time to divvy up who can write the first draft of the jets today. He wound up with employee of the month another toothpick and university because a lot had a real want them obviously they're not that pundits think about so. Com. But I do think for the most part the show was able to stay on the right side of the line where it's you know it's commenting on it rather than reveling in it. Every now and then it would rebel. Sure now about the final minutes left of Matt and alma duplicates The Sopranos sessions I encourage all readers checking out the music of the show as much as I love the show it's been my favorite drama Alan I wasn't crazy about the music it's a lot of music I don't care broke with a few exceptions I did love this magic moment. Every tomato that's on that because soprano movies import Bobby. I mentioned this on no child and vin horses glad tidings as he's perfectly. With a Tony bland out of debt that's one of the best death scenes I love the way they called back bad music. But I love about your book is that chase even says why didn't want imitate the screw says he sixty's music which I love I love the fact he used idea of the Belmont some wonder why. Christina or use that the Bronx tale and chase has a wish I had that one back anyway have that the first episode I right so what do you think of the music and I desperately good and it chasing the points you know what a lot of the music whenever Tony would listen to and let's face a lot of news it was a very good anyways but I thought it was authentic to the character. He's been meeting here mixture distinguish between you know he's they were to kind of music on the show there's a kind of music that Tony and those guys would listen to. And then there was this shows taste in music and those are often two different things and it's sorry talent anywhere you're gonna sect. I'm is huge it's exactly that but I don't like he's not got a what do you need ultimate form the purse. That's great stuff got out. Thought no I'd I'd I'd like to music more than you do and on the show and I think it's an interesting character because. Part of reported we've got up before it's it's shown to jurors need to with the mob has inferiority complex there. He's trying to make it about a show about guys who have grown up watching the kind of movies that would play deal on the Belmont. Would you look and wish that their lives were like that but they're not. And so that's why he'd be you know Tony Tony is looking at a news people think he went off on the show was playing the that the Turks stopped. It's trying to create a very different feel. Then you would get from goodfellas or godfather or any of these other films that were savior Coppola had done. Before we get the ending god help us Matt psychiatry ultimately did help or have no impact on Tony Soprano. Oh yeah. That's you know like a lot of other questions you can ask about the show there's it's not you I don't think you could say yes or no out of that I mean I think and I think it was enormously beneficial to him in the sense that it taught him. Understood he personal account and access his emotional interior which was something he was not really able to do when he started therapy and then to understand it and and particularly to understand. His subconscious and Japan to interpret his own dreams and if you look at the dream sequences on the show the way that they progressed. One thing that I noticed during the three lodges that he's kind of at the mercy of his own dreams early in the show but then by the time you get the fun house he becomes an almost a lucid dreamer where he sort of interpreting and commenting on his own dreams and it is ponying not Melky who interprets that that. Pushing his regret any need to be executed like he hasn't assist from LT but it's really Tony does that work and by the time we get to the jetstream Tony is it you know his dreams are much more sophisticated they're not just about particular problems and his liked her better as entire personality and he's doing a lot of the unraveling and Melky is basically just there to check just match. And so I you know I think he became much much more sophisticated in terms of understanding himself but that's what he did with it. That's problematic like you know he continued to avoid epiphany is too large and small but could have made him. I truly different person a better person a nicer person a more genuine person not a criminal and I think that was ultimately the entire purpose of melt feat in therapy was trying to get this guy if not necessarily make him not be a criminal which it's probably too late for him to at least accept some responsibility for the evil that he embodies and and a bat stand and he never quite got there and I think I mean we'll get the ending but like that that feed my own personal take on what that cut to black as about. And now we get to the ending here I mean it's so well how hotly disputed still is Alan that TJ Quinn to great to report your earliest any tweeted yesterday his spots in the inning. He says someone does get whacked and chase messed up when he called the death scene but it's not Tony's death it's our death it's the view work. To get shot that any part of his raising you said is because you know you have multiple POV rights are POB it's Tony's but that last shot when guilty looks up at our POV and we don't hear anything and we get cut to blacks he actually says it's the audience getting whacked not Tony Soprano McCullough had your interpretation of it. I mean I think that's certainly a valid interpretation I can get on unmistakable on the T even really before. Chase wound up talking to a lot about the final seem much more than either expected. It seemed about death and whether or Tony guys whether. Dear madam dies whether nobody got really audience died immaterial. The scene is about the reminding you Gary painfully and acutely of this idea that were all mortal we're not here forever. Life can be taken away from us at any moment it is precious gift. You know Tony has really wanted to get so far but he's still around and so it's trying to put you in that head space of maybe he could die here and this is what it would feel like maybe he doesn't. What actually happened I think it's much less interesting to me after the process all of this than just sort of thinking about the meeting and the feeling of. Yeah Bob alarm it's not definitive right chase basically in the book I want bill that to buy the book is your right he goes in depth for you guys at the ending and says more than he wanted to say it. Space is it throws a little insulting you guys could natively but Matt it's okay interpretation which is the best part of ending it should be open right. Well I think so when you know and I will I am I'm gonna have to to my own horn here and stated you know. The recap but I wrote of that final episode which went up shortly after midnight on the day that it aired for the first time. I said my my take on it was a David Chase wecht if you're like that was my first impulse because I'm the guy was very concerned with formal properties of film and television maybe two maybe to my detriment in some respects but that was my first take on and that kind of moved away from that partly as a result of having worked unspoken Alan and I feel I feel somewhat differently like eight. I don't think it's that simple I do think it's more about it's more of the spiritual reckoning and it's more like as coming along the lines of what Alan was saying which is if we can't if our life could be candidate any moment what will would have amounted to like if we can take stock in ourselves in that moment before our. Our light cuts to black. You know it's like gap comes to us now or some other point like what did they add up to do it will were we good person that we make good choices did we bring good into the world more or mostly evil and I think com. I think you have to look at Tony's life concede. The disappointment there. You know like he's there's a lot of human potential he's much smarter more sensitive. More empathetic than almost any of the other guys in this organization and he sees himself I think more clearly any of these other people more clearly but that still doesn't help them become anything other than a mobster who steals and kills and and I think and ultimately your doctor crack our may have the last lap on all of them and maybe on us. Yeah right stop The Sopranos sessions and just to let you guys know how much I love the book is help my favorite parts. And I love the fact you describe Gandolfini remind me example an end to his character look strata or my favorite movies Fellini what do reference that is. And how about this footnote which comes on page 139. I don't win the entire have you read this one I'm Gloria and Oakley devoted Buddhist even after Tony paraphrase what a glorious lines from the zoo. But no raids if the zoo is a place for warm and illuminating things happen for toning Gloria does that make it the suns zoo thank you been a great audience. A don't know. I don't mean most of the bad jokes on the footnotes are mine and then demos and the and the meticulous sanitation of all of page's relationship departing. Ellis. Restoring our loved and Hollywood stuff on the show to you mentioned a testament that Manning is so good my one small quibble as a you guys go and I was on a huge movie geek I'm with you guys in the total nerd. I know WC fields the bank Dick but when Gandolfini reference that once is Tony it's at with this and really know. WC fields the bank ticket Al backed me about this I know he's a movie guy and likes history watches tease him but he wouldn't really get back and reference. I think he would because when I grow up I mom a couple of years younger than Tony was supposed to be. And I grew up watching like Abbott Costello movies which were 3040 years old when I was a kid. Because you when that generation you watched what was on and a lot of what was on which is old material made for grown ups there were like you would have grown up. On your Nickelodeon cartoons or anything else Tokyo would make is soaking in a lot of this stuff you know above and beyond his generalist interest in history. All right ferret out The Sopranos sessions from Matt Zoller site alum Seth Waugh followed both these terrific guys on Twitter about a particular very funny when it comes to politics and simple Wallach many is a tortured New York sports fan check out their book The Sopranos sessions appreciate you guys so much that some loss to the book is invaluable. And it really really appreciate your time today both the. Careers spanning check in case she. And that's tales of Tinseltown are tools here. So I don't lions game. Hey what's up with van lines here on send a file appreciate you add an inferred for having me on it was great to celebrate. The new year down in Hawaii. Fortunately I think it's too many great Hawaiian films. Or that comes to mind talk and I you know. The big balance with Sarah fosse there are known Wilson and allow Ohio with that I am a stone it comes to mind the descendants for George Clooney. And of course moron now so there have been some good ones over the years but I was down in Hawaii where I made my annual favorite films of when he eighteen list. A favorite films of the year lists and not the best movies. Not the movies and I think the vast I think if I were picking ten films to be nominated for best picture might be different list this is my favorite. These are my favorite films he's there the films that meant the most to me. And so in no order whatsoever here you know. Hearts be loud I saw with you had noon at the Sundance Film Festival. It stars nick offerman is a dad who's. My daughter played accuracy chuck Clemons is going off to college and so he secretly unbeknownst to her release is on iTunes songs that they made together. And the songs turn out to be pretty good they get a following in May. Start to get some hits some wine in yesterday and tell his daughter that he's. Surprise surprise launch their music of the bandits is a really sweet coming of age father daughter story. Ted Danson as well. Definitely check our hearts beat loud Sundance movie as his won't you be my neighbor the documentary about mr. Rogers. Boy what a life and what a dedication to up lifting others on. I sold it should be celebrated. I love the film I can't wait to see Tom Hanks in the feature version next year for Sony. Another Sundance movie the last race of documentary about the last racetrack in Long Island. Directed by Michael to whack who's a photographer has is his first narrative documentary and wow what a wonderful job because telling the story he's working class people on Long Island who sacrificed their weekends to. Race he stock cars for. Little or no money it's about the husband and mom and wife who have owned the racetrack for generations that are hanging on by a thread. It's visceral he announced the cameras on these cars that are hanging on by enough. The bolts and you can hear the iron against iron in its just mesmerizing. Check out the last race from director Michael to whack. I loved black Klansman Chad Spike Lee. Once and it goes in Knick fan right I was with spike at the black Klinsmann reception here in LA denied the knicks got their first win of the season against the hawks and it's been. All downhill ever since the black Klansman in entertaining piece of American history Adam driver John David Washington Topher Grace who is just. Hilarious as David duke pieces menacing and evil and really shines a light on the disgusting person that he is. How wonderful job until fern black Klansman free so load documentary about a climber. Who climbs out cap to ten with no ropes now my brother in law had NAND bribe his brother from. Holiday Utah he's climbed that mountain but he did it with ropes and he slept in the sleeping bags hanging thousands of feet off the ground. That to me is amazing that Jimmy is worthy of a documentary but here in in free solo this guy climbs a mountain with no ropes it's terrifying. It's incredible though because it makes you question what it is to live life his life on the ground. Is on fulfilled and that's the most dangerous place for him to be so. Check out three solo not for the faint of heart absolutely loved it. I really enjoy the favorite Emma Stone she seems to be a staple on my top ten list every year he or she is up opposite Olivea Coleman and Rachel Weisz in period piece costume drama Barry takes the (%expletive) out of it is a lot of humor in it. The absurdity of for which that did offer which it set the times and how people lived back then and how there's this war going off. Thousands of miles away but here they are in the in their key in the castle and there are safe in their oblivious to. Did the pain and suffering that's happening across the country. Amazing amazing film check out the favorite. The star is born I know it's commercial I loved Bradley Cooper's directorial debut with Lady Gaga at the third or fourth time this story's been told now. But it's a modernized version with Dave Chappelle and AG dice clay brilliantly cast and supporting roles. For Cooper to. Not only directs himself not only to play music but to have to hold his own opposite one of the great performers of the generation and Lady Gaga truly truly remarkable. And very authentic at times to the life of a big rock star of the private jets and helicopters and drugs and hotel rooms and I just thought it was really well done so. That's eight or nine in my film the writer Chloe Zhao directing our. This story about a bull rider movie opens with him taking the staples out of his head from brain surgery from fallen off the ball at. Now you eat much like the guy and free so I asked a question wolf is the thing that makes me feel alive going to kill me. And if I don't do it well then will I be alive and what's amazing about this is that it's all real people all real bull riders not actors. Telling this narrative piece from closed out two beautiful love letter to to the great northwest in their. The great plains in the the road the western mountains in in there and it just amazing. How it's shot and how it's told and how these people are living off the wind living off these fools off. Breaking wild horses and it's almost a cowboy times but is there a place for that in the modern world. Popular for films on Obama's top tens welcomed the Ryder. Last but not least the number one film of the year for me it's data McCain's vice. You know to take on the story of Dick Cheney. Who was not an easy task for McCain because Cheney was notoriously. Private and was not very outspoken publicly. And really moved in the shadows of American political scene the last thirty years and it's terrifying taunting it's scary to eye opening shocking it's only areas that times Amy Adams's incredible rises Steve Corel is Donald from spilled it. Tyler Perry is Colin Powell and I Sam Rockwell who has died George Bush this seems he has opposite Dick Cheney played by Christian Bale Christian Bale my vote for the Oscar to. I if you look for bail to get out Oscar winner of the Screen Actors Guild playing real life character who for him today and go on and win at the Oscars. The vice my number one that's my top ten unfortunately. Starter Bobby didn't make the list. Jamie just short ad man. There you have in my top ten and be sure to download the lines thin podcast on iTunes appreciate the love didn't go to Sundance with you dude was a highlight get net. Do another Academy Awards with you is definitely a highlight introducing this is that the invert your wonderful wife to. Hi John Farrow her Jennifer Aniston Jimmy Kimble at the Oscar party was definitely a highlight its when he eighteen. What a wonderful year in film. And it's been great to be a part in a small way of sin file here. Thank you for giving me some real stay on your podcasts do such a great job man you break down all the films every single we can provide you with a soundtrack. 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Not so that at the movie coming out every month you're tired of that and I even knew and rationed out. I I was not the end as well. Chirac stricker on on Twitter Claire underscore Atkins thanks clerk. It. All right thanks so much step Matt Zoller Seitz Allen suck more the book is on The Sopranos sessions are basically Brackins and against your view pace today and stands apart passmore. Property of their top ten as well. His cries big time guests coming up on some of file as big a movie stars again it's all right all right all right until then I'll see you let them lose. Don't miss out on the next episode of xenophile subscribe to CNN for a movie podcasts like clicking the listen Tammy. ESPN.