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Sep 24, 2021

After an accident, a jazz pianist desperately wants his situation to return to normal so he can enjoy the big career break he’s finally received in Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ animated film SOUL.

Also, a girl builds her own rocket ship and sets sail for a lunar landing in Glen Keane and John Kahrs' animated musical...


Sep 8, 2021

On this special holiday episode, a teenage boy receives an unusual creature as a Christmas gift. In director Joe Dante’s 1984 horror-comedy GREMLINS, chaos ensues in a small town when the rules for caring for the Mogwai are violated.  

Also, Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff look back at their film-related wishes for...


Feb 8, 2021

On this themed episode, Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff look at two movies exploring the nature of filming realism for mass entertainment. Jim Carrey stars as a man unaware that his known reality has been built around and is the subject of a long-running and popular television series in director Peter Weir’s THE TRUMAN...


Jan 12, 2021

Starring Ethan Hawke as the famous inventor, writer-director Michael Almereyda’s experimental biopic TESLA covers about twenty years of Nikola Tesla’s time in the United States, from working for Thomas Edison in 1884 to his J.P. Morgan-funded experiments in Colorado Springs in the early 1900s. 

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Dec 28, 2020

Charlize Theron leads a team of immortals trying to fight the good fight and find a new, emerging one of their kind without detection by those who might exploit them in director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s THE OLD GUARD.

Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff also discuss how they they’re feeling about not going to...