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#713: Top 5 Questions About 2019

JOSH

Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt

1. What movie will be my No. 1 of 2019? (FIRST COW)

2. Will WENDY prove that Benh Zeitlin is a true talent, or expose BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD as a fluke?

3. Should we trust that Regina Hall makes smart choices and knows how to make questionable premises sparkle? (LITTLE)

4. Can Pedro Almodovar’s PAIN & GLORY possibly be as good as Michael Bay’s PAIN & GAIN?

5. Will zombies be as good for Jim Jarmusch as vampires? (THE DEAD DON’T DIE)

Most Anticipated
1. First Cow
2. Wendy
3. The Nightingale
4. Us
5. Knives Out


ADAM

Josephine Decker (left) and “Madeline’s Madeline” star Helena Howard

Josephine Decker (left) and “Madeline’s Madeline” star Helena Howard

1. What movie will be my No. 1 of 2019? (SHIRLEY)

2. Will the 5th woman ever nominated for Best Director also become the 6th? (Greta Gerwig, LITTLE WOMEN)

3. The Hawkesance will resume most resoundingly with which film (THE TRUTH, THE KID, TONIGHT AT NOON, ADOPT A HIGHWAY, STOCKHOLM)?

4. What will the world’s greatest living actor - sorry, Daniel Day-Lewis - do with JOKER?

5. Which movie about industry disruptors playing on industry-disrupting platform Netflix will be better, HIGH FLYING BIRD or VELVET BUZZSAW?

Most Anticipated
1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
2. The Irishman
3. Knives Out
4. Us
5. Toy Story 4

#712: Best Scenes of 2018

Opening Scene

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ADAM

THUNDER ROAD

Runners-Up: THE DEATH OF STALIN, FIRST MAN

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JOSH

HEREDITARY

Runners-Up: FIRST REFORMED, ROMA

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Matt Singer

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

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Alison Willmore

CAM


Music Moment

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ADAM

“Helplessly Hoping,” ANNIHILATION

Runners-Up:
Sunset dance, BURNING; “Hearts Beat Loud,” HEARTS BEAT LOUD

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JOSH

Sharing earbuds, A QUIET PLACE

Runners-Up:
Royal Dance, THE FAVOURITE; “La Vie En Rose,” A STAR IS BORN

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Michael Phillips

“Eros,” IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Runners-Up:
Judy Garland tribute, A STAR IS BORN; Zhukov’s entrance, THE DEATH OF STALIN


Funniest Moment

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ADAM

“Not with that ass” + "Oh no, he died", GAME NIGHT

Runners-Up:
X-Force, DEADPOOL 2; Most Quiet, EIGHTH GRADE

JOSH

Removing the bullet, GAME NIGHT

Runners-Up:
Truth serum, ANT-MAN & THE WASP; Bikini contest, I FEEL PRETTY

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Tasha Robinson

“Profitable for Frito Lay?,” GAME NIGHT

Runners-Up:
Martha Wayne’s Pearl Necklace, TEEN TITANS GO TO THE MOVIES; “Sawzall!,” MOM & DAD


Moving Moment

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ADAM

Confessions / catharsis, MINDING THE GAP

Runners-Up:
“If they loved you…” SHOPLIFTERS; “Grab the reins,” THE RIDER + Nightmares, LEAN ON PETE

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JOSH

“Black and beautiful,” BLACKKKLANSMAN

Runners-Up:
“Dad!”, A WRINKLE IN TIME; Duet with Jeff, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

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Angelica Bastien

Sex argument, PRIVATE LIFE


Scene of the Year

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ADAM

Crib shopping / Protest, ROMA

Runners-Up:
“Black Power / White Power,” BLACKKKLANSMAN; Family showdown, IF BEALE STREET…

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JOSH

“Fetch it,” ISLE OF DOGS

Runners-Up:
Doppelganger dance, ANNIHILATION; Pop-up book, PADDINGTON 2

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Tasha Robinson

“He did it,” AVENGERS: INFINITY WARS

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Michael Phillips

Race to Svetlana, THE DEATH OF STALIN

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Angelica Bastien

Bear scene, ANNIHILATION

#710-711: Top 10 Films of 2018

ADAM

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1. If Beale Street Could Talk

2. Minding the Gap

3. The Rider

4. First Reformed

5. Roma

6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

7. BlackKklansman

8. Isle of Dogs

9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

10. The Death of Stalin

View Adam’s Top 35 on Letterboxd

JOSH

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1. Isle of Dogs

2. Roma

3. First Reformed

4. Sorry to Bother You

5. Zama

6. BlacKkKlansman

7. Private Life

8. Game Night

9. Hale County This Morning, This Evening

10. Leave No Trace

View Josh’s Top 25 on Letterboxd


TASHA ROBINSON

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1. BlacKkKlansman

2. The Death of Stalin

3. The Favourite

4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

5. Bad Times at the El Royale

6. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

7. Mid90s

8. Marrowbone

9. Apostle

10. If Beale Street Could Talk

MICHAEL PHILLIPS

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1. The Rider

2. Roma

3. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

4. The Favourite

5. Minding the Gap

6. Widows

7. First Reformed

8. Sorry to Bother You

9. Zama

10. Black Panther


Summary

Films that made 2 lists: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Death of Stalin, The Favourite, If Beale Street Could Talk, Isle of Dogs, Minding the Gap, The Rider, Sorry to Bother You
Films that made 3 lists: BlacKkKlansman, First Reformed, Roma
Film that made all 4 lists: n/a


Guest #1 Films

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Rian Johnson - Roma

Daniel Nava - First Reformed

Sean Baker - Border / Vox Lux / Let the Corpses Tan

Aisha Harris - The Favourite

Dave Chen - The Favourite

Amy Nicholson - The Favourite

Christopher Harris - First Reformed

Scott Tobias - Roma

Alison Willmore - The Rider

Nathaniel Myers - Minding the Gap

#701: Top 5 Movie Flights

ADAM

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1. “I’ll have wings soon,” A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

2. Kong rides the bomb, DR. STRANGELOVE

3. Defeating the demon, THE RIGHT STUFF

4. Joe fails in the fog, ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS

5. “Draw them off, play with them, but don’t fire,” THE FINAL COUNTDOWN


JOSH

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1. First Dogfight Scene, WINGS

2. Running out of fuel, DUNKIRK

3. Cropduster attack, NORTH BY NORTHWEST

4. Dream flight, THE WIND RISES

5. Chorus girls in the clouds, FLYING DOWN TO RIO

#700: Top 5 Movie Duets

ADAM

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1. Falling Slowly,” ONCE

2. “Bye Bye Baby,” GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

3. “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song),” INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

4. “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow,” A MIGHTY WIND

5. “Equal Rights (Not Gay)” POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING


JOSH

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MICHAEL PHILLIPS

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1. “Thanks for the Memory,” THE BIG BROADCAST OF 1938

2. “The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia,” WAY OUT WEST

3. “Cassard’s Story,” THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG

4. “When Your Mind’s Made Up,” ONCE

5. “For Me and My Gal,” FOR ME AND MY GAL

Honorable mentions: “Bella Notte,” LADY AND THE TRAMP ; “Money,” CABARET ; “Til There Was You,” THE MUSIC MAN ; “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” SHALL WE DANCE ; “I Love to Sing-a,” THE SINGING KID

#698: Top 5 David Lean Moments

ADAM

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1. From refreshment room to living room, BRIEF ENCOUNTER

2. A prophet’s shadow, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

3. Inside the mom’s coffin, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

4. Col. Nicholson drops swagger stick, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

5. “Funny sense of fun,” LAWRENCE OF ARABIA


JOSH

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1. Laura dissolving back to reality, BRIEF ENCOUNTER

2. Sherif Ali's entrance at the well, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

3. Nicholson giving Saito the side eye, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI

4. Train doors opening on apocalypse, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

5. London cityscape, OLIVER TWIST

#696: Top 5 Ethan Hawke Moments

ADAM

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1. “It’s Q&A time,” BEFORE SUNRISE

2. “So please forgive this helpless haze I’m in,” BORN TO BE BLUE

3. “We even fell in love,” BEFORE MIDNIGHT

4. “If you wanna be like everybody else, just do what everybody’s telling you to do,” FAST FOOD NATION

5. “Alright, Lelaina… I am really in love with you,” REALITY BITES


JOSH

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1. Counseling session, FIRST REFORMED

2. Tentatively reaching for Celine’s hair, BEFORE SUNRISE

3. “Try to look normal,” BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD

4. “Sweaty-toothed madman,” DEAD POETS SOCIETY

5. “What is it that you want from me?” REALITY BITES


KEITH PHIPPS

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1. "My life is 24/7 bad" (Cab ride), BEFORE SUNSET

2. The Black Album, BOYHOOD

3.  “Tell me a story,” TRAINING DAY

4. “Is Cody a better town now or when we were kids,” FAST FOOD NATION

5. “This night saved our country,” THE PURGE


 
 

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