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Matt Ruby talks with Arielle the Herbalist. Also, we review new movie, ‘Knives Out.’ Plus a preview of Arthur…
Avoid the family drama on Thanksgiving by getting everybody to shut up and watch these movies instead.
Joe Virgillito talks with author & researcher John Cook about climate change communication. Also, we review new movie,…
Our culture’s dominated by superheroes but it’s not enough. We need to believe it’s art.
Matt Ruby talks with comedian Seaton Smith. Also, we review new movie, ‘The Report.’ Plus a preview of Color…
Meet Wayne Ski, longtime BTR producer and host. Also, we review new movie, ‘Motherless Brooklyn.’ Plus a preview of…
We discuss Scorsese’s latest, ‘The Irishman.’ Plus a preview of Maneka’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Favorite performances, directors, and more from the 2019 New York Film Festival. Also, we review new movie, ‘The…
The HBO show resorts to tired, conservative cliches about liberal lawmakers enabling crime.
The definitive ranking of the vilest members of the vile Roy family.
Favorite films from the 2019 New York Film Festival. Also, we review new movie, ‘Joker.’ Plus a preview of Daughter…
We wrap up our 20yr Film Retro series with our favorite films of 1999. Also, we review new movie, ‘Parasite.’ Plus a…
Meet Maia Macdonald, longtime BTR producer and host. Also, we review new movie, ‘Pain and Glory.’ Plus a preview of…
We look back on 1999 film ‘The Blair Witch Project.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Ad Astra.’ Plus a preview of…
Scorsese's newest movie offers up a gangster movie all-star squad. But does it offer much else?
The comedian’s forays into “serious” movie roles might finally pay off. Maybe.
Matt Ruby and Luisa Díez on controversial SNL hiring. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on ‘Hustlers.’ Plus a preview…
“The Righteous Gemstones’” viral dance sensation is a masterpiece of editing.
Yes, we’re talking about the adult cartoon with flying dicks and talking vaginas.
We’re creeping up on scary season and these films want to earn a place in your nightmares.
The Spongebob meme has people cracking up on every corner of the internet.
We look back on 1999 film ‘The Iron Giant.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Brittany Runs A Marathon.’ Plus a…
Everyone online despises the Aaron Sorkin show. Yet it still manages to go viral.
We ain’t talking scary scores. We’re talking killer tunes—beware.
Just four episodes in, the HBO series has plenty of male genitalia to go around.
We look back on 1999 film ‘The Matrix.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Ready or Not.’ Plus a preview of Dub…
Our 2019 Fall Movie Preview. And a preview of Diane Coffee’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Trump on Jewish Loyalty (and “The Squad”). WaP theater critic on Elizabeth Warren. HBO’s ‘Succession.’ New…
We look back on 1999 film ‘American Movie.’ Also, we review new movie, Luce.’Plus a preview of Lapêche’s…
Eddie Murphy's Netflix movie ‘The Name is Dolemite’ honors a uniquely talented man who drew from an overlooked…
Chris Cuomo took offense after someone referred to him as the inferior Corleone brother.
We discuss Tarantino’s latest, ‘Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood.’ Plus a preview of Verdigrls’ upcoming BTR…
We look back on 1999 film ‘The Sixth Sense.’ Plus a preview of Dead Swords’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Welcome to ‘Kicking And Streaming,’ a column devoted to kung fu movies available for free on streaming services.
Netflix’s forthcoming fantasy series can’t be the next ‘GoT,’ and fans shouldn’t want it to be.
Matt Ruby and Joe Zimmerman on relationship attachment styles. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on ‘Spider-Man: Far From…
John shares his thoughts on movies and TV and how they have influenced his outlook on life. 1st Person is presented…
A film writer blasts Tarantino for violence against women but overlooks the director’s most alarming moments of…
We look back on 1999 film ‘Fight Club.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Midsommar.’ Plus a preview of Juan…
Matt Ruby and Raanan Hershberg on silent meditation retreats (and comedy). J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on new movie,…
I was born in ’92; ‘The Lion King’ came out in ‘94; Beyoncé went solo in ‘03; Now, we are one.
Jackie and J discuss new movies, ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Toy Story 4.’ Plus a preview of Be Forest’s and Ames’…
The Instagram account celebrating the show’s iconic fashion.
The classic sitcom is leaving Netflix in 2021. It’s time for the show to leave Twitter, too.
We look back on 1999 film ‘American Beauty.’ Also, we review new movie,’Maiden.’ Plus a preview of Meg Myers’…
Jackie and J discuss new movies, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ and ‘The Souvenir.’ Plus a preview of Divino Niño’s…
Jackie and J discuss new movies, ‘The Last Black Main San Francisco’ and ‘Wild Rose.’ Plus a preview of Dark…
Meme culture loves no one more than Keanu Reeves. Now that he's in a video game, the internet's going wild.
His career appears indestructible, no matter how uncool or offensive he gets.
One does all his own stunts, the other has years of choreography under his belt. So who wins in the octagon?
They’re both men helping out our beloved protagonist June, but which one is the best at it?
We wrap up our 10yr Film Retro series with our favorite films of 2009. Also, we review new movie,’Late Night.’ Plus…
They want to use Aunt Becky as proof that the rich and powerful are punished. Don’t fall for it.
Candidate Profile: Kamala Harris. Also, we review new movie, ‘Brightburn’ and preview Jo Schornikow’s BTR Live…
Our 2019 Summer Movie Preview. Review and Discussion of Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart.’ And a preview of DAD’s…
Everybody knows your name when you're there. But what’s the name really worth?
Our favorite performers, directos, and more from the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Discussion of new Swedish sci-fi film,…
Whenever I see the most talked-about show in America, something unspeakably awful happens onscreen. Are its fans…
Mary Sue used to be a useful term in a very narrow context. Today, it only means confused anger at women.
Our favorite films from the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and a preview of Thumpasaurus’ BTR Live Studio session.
The food creators in Netflix's new food series are as far from celebrity chefs as you can get.
Not all punk rock girls are crazy and doped up but you’d never know that from the movies.
In case you forgot, the internet notices everything and (dark) roasts it.
Candidate Profile: Kirsten Gillibrand. Also, we review new movie, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and preview Strawberry…
After the Battle of Winterfell, it's possible the chopping block might be empty for the week.
We look back on 2009 film ‘The Hangover.’ Also, we review new movie,’High Life.’ Plus a preview of Strawberry…
Choosing a random episode with the click of a button makes it easier to passively watch TV forever.
We look back on 2009 film ‘Dogtooth.’ Also, we review new movie,‘Dogman.’ Plus a preview of Grandchildren’s…
Michael Gandolfini is taking on his father’s role as the most beloved mobster in American television history.
We can’t tell if we’re binging because of the shows or the sick music playing in the background.
Candidate Profile: Elizabeth Warren. Also, we review the new movie, ‘Shazam!’
It looks like Disney’s decided there’s less money in defining American childhoods than in ruining them.
Want in on the Season 8 action but never watched before? We’ve got you covered.
He steals the show not only on the stage, but on the big screen as well.
We look back on 2009 film ‘Inglourious Basterds.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘The Beach Bum.’ Plus a preview of…
Joaquin Phoenix’s creepy performance gives the villain the movie—er, trailer—he deserves.
Matt Ruby interviews vocal transformation coach Maryn Azoff. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie, ‘Us.’ Plus a…
Can Jordan Peele properly revive the vaunted sci-fi brand?
We look back on 2009 film ‘The White Ribbon.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Gloria Bell.’ Plus a preview of Field…
The one-time video store clerk has consumed mountains of pop culture. At some point, that voracious obsession consumed…
We look back on 2009 film ‘Precious.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Captain Marvel.’ Plus a preview of Zenizen’s…
Trailers for ‘Booksmart’ and ‘Good Boys’ dropping on the same day doesn’t feel like a coincidence.
We look back on 2009 film ‘Avatar.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Climax.’ Plus a preview of And The Kids’…
The Season 8 trailer has us wondering which characters will survive the wars to come.
Michael Cohen testifies before Congress. The Academy Awards. Workism in the new religion. New movie, ‘Fighting With My…
Remember those first times of going down a YouTube black hole? We do.
Winter is coming faster than you might expect. Here’s how to get up to speed on Westeros before the final season…
We begin to look back on films from 10 years ago, with ‘The Hurt Locker.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘Birds of…
J. McVay is joined by contributors Kate Willett and Matt Ruby to discuss the plans offered so far by several high…
The social media reaction to Smith’s debut as the ‘Aladdin’ Genie was swift and unforgiving.
J. McVay, Jacqueline, & Chuck discuss Netflix movies ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ & ‘Bird Box.’ Plus a preview of Vera…
It’s way more than just the newest trailer. (Potential spoilers inside.)
Netflix & Hulu’s competing Fyre Fest documentaries. ‘First Man,’ starring Ryan Gosling. Bedstudy’s BTR Live…
Unpacking the self-styled conservative comic's bizarre attempt at becoming Johnny Carson for Trump voters.
The ‘Lord of the Rings’ director seems ready to leave The Beatles’ fights on the cutting room floor.
It’s a dumb internet debate. It’s also a coping mechanism.
An exhaustive guide to full frontal male nudity available on streaming services
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss the just announced Oscar nominations, sharing their own…
With weather in the single digits, it's the perfect time to snuggle under some blankets and learn about food.
If you want to predict the Oscars, you need to understand how old and how white Academy voters are.
If the movie won the Academy's highest honor, it would be a slap in the face to sexual assault victims.
New Gillette ad angers angry people. Pelosi effectively cancels the State of the Union. Another new Ghostbusters movie?…
Now that she’s finally split from "Today," here’s a retrospective on the fast-falling Fox host.
We review and discuss ‘Vice’ and ‘Stan & Ollie.’ Plus a preview of The Sharp Shadows’ upcoming BTR Live Studio…
Two decades since its premiere, the show’s greatness is unassailable.
We review and discuss ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,’ ‘Aquaman,’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns. Plus a…
Peter Jackson’s new film chronicles the Great War’s intensity in full color and spectacular detail.

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