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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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Culture

White Cats and Black Swans

Making a film of Cats is a bold endeavor — it is a musical with no real plot, based on T. S. Eliot’s idea of child-appropriate poems, and old Tom was a strange cat indeed. Casting Idris Elba as the criminal cat Macavity seems almost inevitable — he has always made a great gangster — but I think there was ... Read More
Health Care

The Puzzling Problem of Vaping

San Francisco -- A 29-story office building at 123 Mission Street illustrates the policy puzzles that fester because of these facts: For centuries, tobacco has been a widely used, legal consumer good that does serious and often lethal harm when used as it is intended to be used. And its harmfulness has been a ... Read More
Politics & Policy

May I See Your ID?

Identity is big these days, and probably all days: racial identity, ethnic identity, political identity, etc. Tribalism. It seems to be baked into the human cake. Only the consciously, persistently religious, or spiritual, transcend it, I suppose. (“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor ... Read More
World

Wolf Warrior II Tells Us a Lot about China

The Chinese economy is taking a big hit as a result of the trade war with the U.S: A leading export indicator has fallen several months in a row, Chinese companies postponed campus recruitment, and auto and housing sales dropped. A number of U.S. manufacturers are moving production outside of China. So ... Read More