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Episode 15: Christmas Movies Are Here

Ross and Kyle look at two big awards-contender movies that you can see at home: Netflix's Roma and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, along with the heist movie Widows.

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Episode 14: A Couple of Firsts…..

Ross and Kyle take a look at "First Man," "First Reformed," and Melissa McCarthy's dramatic role in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

Episode 13: A Star Is Re-Re-Reborn

Ross and Kyle debate the merits of the fourth go-round of 'A Star Is Born', mull over the implications of the business troubles of a leading indie filmmaker, and more.

Episode 11: Let’s Stay In

In Episode 11, Ross and Kyle take a break from the multiplex and hunker down with some home-viewing options available on demand or on streaming services.

Episode 10: The Return

Ending their mysterious unexplained hiatus from the podcasting realm, Ross and Kyle beg the world's forgiveness and weigh this summer's slate of blockbuster movies.

Episode 9: Of Superheroes and Sex Robots

In the new episode, Ross and Kyle weigh Avengers: Infinity War against Black Panther, argue about the importance of that (spoiler alert!) ending and segue into an appreciation of a ...

Episode 8: Let’s Get Away From It All

In the latest episode, Ross and Kyle weigh dystopia vs. escapism in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, then ponder whether Wes Anderson movies such as his latest Isle of Dogs amount to ...

Episode 6: The Shape of Things Past

Ross and Kyle explain how a social-justice monster-erotica movie called The Shape of Water came to be this year's Oscar frontrunner, then dial back the clock to consider what movies should ...

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