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109 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
The Best Of The Rest - Season Finale!
For the Season 3 Finale episode of Oscar Buzzkills, Mari and Jeff break down "The Best of the Rest" or all the other great Oscar nominated films this year that didn't get their own episode! We're talkin The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Nightmare Alley, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Being the Ricardos, tick tick… BOOM!, Don’t Look Up, No Time to Die, Cruella, Encanto, The Worst Person in the World, and more. Plus, they chat about two new movies coming out this week: Fantastic Beasts and the Secrets of Dumbledore AND Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - one is a must see and one is not.... tune in to find out which is which! PLUS The Dropout, Human Resources, and Severance for come TV sprinklings. Thanks so much for tuning in this season and keep on watching movies! We'll be back real soon!
81 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
The 2022 Oscars SLAPPED!
Well, IT'S HERE. THE 2022 OSCARS EPISODE. Mari and Jeff break down one of the most insane telecasts in awards history - "The Slap," Meg Thee Stallion talking about Bruno, Amy Schumer descending from the ceiling, Regina Hall being horny, and why we can NEVER trust the general public with Fan Favorite votes ever again. Plus, they examine each win of the night and discuss if it was deserved, historical, weird, or all just apart of the master Dune Award for Slay. It is THE Oscar Buzzkills episode you don't want to miss!
110 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Saab Story: Drive My Car
In the final OB episode before the Oscars (!!!), Mari and Jeff break down the 2022 BAFTA and Critics Choice wins and what they may mean for the big golden guys! Plus they gush over Abbott Elementary; applaud Turning Red; Mari entices Jeff into her goal to watch every Andrew Garfield movie; and Jeff explains what was so fishy with Bad Vegan on Netflix. Then they deep dive into Cannes daring and International Best Film shoo-in (now winner) Drive My Car and discuss the liminal space of the car for 3 hours (no they don't, but what if). The film is breathtaking, and Mari and Jeff could praise the screenplay for days, but did the film need to be 3 hours long?? Tune into the episode to find out!
97 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
On this week's episode, Mari and Jeff chat about the films of the moment: The Batman, Fresh, No Exit, and they bring back Zola while they're at it. Plus, they talk about being the only people in an AMC theater to watch the Film Independent Spirit Awards on the big screen (and what its The Lost Daughter, Zola, and Passing - justice for Ruth Negga! - wins mean for future awards). Finally, they break down the beautiful CODA, which is currently making an unexpected sweep in the weeks leading up to the Oscars. Mari and Jeff discuss how important and groundbreaking this film is while also pairing it again a stacked Best Picture category. It's an ep not to miss!
89 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Belfast + Some Moon Nonsense
On this week's episode, Jeff and Mari break down the latest RuPaul's Drag Races episodes and this insane season of Euphoria; Mari discusses her favorite Film Independent Spirit Awards screeners; and Jeff talks about the absolute nonsense that was Moonfall. Plus, your favorite podcast team discusses Kenneth Branagh's beautiful Oscar nominee, Belfast, and how much the learned about Northern Ireland history. While the performances may not have been stellar, the directing, cinematography and production design sure as hell were!
117 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
2022 Oscars NOMS: Let's Get Into It
We are COVERED head to toe in Awards Season now, baby! This week, Mari and Jeff break down the 2022 Oscar nominations in all their glory - the surprises, the snubs, the fun facts, and everything in between. Will The Power of the Dog sweep? Just how stacked are the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories? What do these noms mean for the future of international films in major awards? And do we HAVE to watch Nightmare Alley now??? All these questions and more ANSWERED!
125 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
100th EPISODE! feat. Boyfriend of the Pod & West Side Story
It's the 100th episode of Oscar Buzzkills! *insert Paul Rudd Hot Ones gif here* Mari and Jeff have their first special guest on the pod EVER and it's only fitting that it be Ed, Boyfriend of the Pod, to school them in the hardest film trivia on Earth!! After egos are checked and reminiscing on the past 100 episodes is done, they break down Spielberg's beautiful box-office-flop-turned-Oscar-fruntrunner West Side Story. Mari gets a bit intense (it was her favorite film of the year & her favorite musical of all time, after all), but it's a perfect film to ring in 100 and showcase the passion that Jeff and Mari have for movies. Thanks for sticking with us for the past 3 years! (And yes we know this ep is 2 hours but promise us, it's well worth it!)
74 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
I Scream, HFPA Screams, We All Scream for SAGGY NOMS
WARNING: There are Scream spoilers in this episode; DO NOT LISTEN unless you don't care or have already seen the new Scream movie. On this special episode of Oscar Buzzkills, Mari and Jeff break down the brand new Scream movie, how shitty the HFPA is and what this year's Golden Globes mean, and the very odd SAG Awards nominations. Plus, Jeff details the full saga of his high school varsity choir experience - it's a CAN'T MISS episode! And of course, you know what a SAGGY NOMS episode means... that the Oscars race is just around the corner!
105 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Cowboys Cry Too 🤠
The dog days are ovvVEEeeeRRR! On this week's episode, Mari and Jeff chat about Pig, Gunpowder Milkshake, The Lost Daughter, and Mass. Listen to the ep to find out which they liked and didn't like! Plus the insanity of Yellowjackets and the comfort of the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Special. Then, Mari and Jeff dive into Oscar frontrunner The Power of the Dog; it has beautiful direction, performances, cinematography, music, and all the things said in between the lines of dialogue. It's POWERFUL and it was high time Oscar Buzzkills gave it an episode! Plus..... GAY?!?!
103 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
It's SneakerNight! GG Noms + Top TV and Film of 2021
Basically what we're gonna do it dance! On the final Oscar Buzzkills episode of 2021, Mari and Jeff break down the Golden Globe nominations and what they may/may not mean for the Oscars. PLUS do we even care about the GG's anymore?! After a sprinkling of Critics Choice Awards noms and Film Independent Spirit Awards noms, Mari and Jeff break down their top 5 favorite television show and films of the year. There's lots of camp, lots of laughter, lots of horror, lots of drama, plus the Succession of it all... basically every 2021 cultural moment is covered on this ep, you don't want to miss it!
99 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
On this week's episode, Mari & Jeff FINALLY discuss the long-awaited DUNE and T-Chal is all his glory! But first, they rave about Sister Act & Jeff's feel-good watches, determine if they know enough about the Beatles, honor Steven Sondheim, discuss the insanity of the new film Wolf, and Mari makes a BOLD statement declaring her favorite movie of the year: listen to find out what it is! Then, Mari and Jeff discuss the criminally beautiful cinematography, production design, visual effects, score, and costuming is on Dune - and how everything else is just good. And of course Mari says a few obscene things about T*mothee Ch*lamet.
85 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
No PASSING Over This Film, Please
On this week's episode, Mari and Jeff start their review of NEW 2021 FILMS and kick things off with Rebecca Hall's Passing. They discuss the stunning cinematography, commentary on class, race, and colorism, the beautiful performances in the film, and how Mari and Jeff loved it (if you couldn't already tell). They also discuss the new season of Big Mouth, the All Too Well short film & its emotional destructive power, House of Gucci's full-stop camp, and the average spookiness of The Last Night in Soho.
100 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Chicago Film Festival Power Rankings!
On this week's episode, Mari and Jeff discuss last month's Chicago International Film Festival, ranking their favorites and discussing the award potential of each.
84 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Chucky Is An Ally
Mari and Jeff are back after a brief hiatus for their final 70s Best Picture review of the season before turning to new films! But first they discuss the long awaited premiere of Succession S3, why the Golden Girls still slap, the insane 2021 Palme d'Or winner Titane, new and old horror films just in time for Halloween, and why Timothee is the hottest he's ever been in Dune. Then they deep dive into 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and break down the best and worst of the classic film - the groundbreaking depiction of mental illness in film, the misogynistic script, and the stellar ensemble. Plus, to Mari's dismay, Chucky just keeps popping up in this episode & it's FREAKY (Happy spooky season, indeed!)
74 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Emmanuel "Emmys" Awardberg
On this week's episode, Mari and Jeff break down the 2021 Emmy Awards in all their glory! The Ted Lasso and The Crown sweeps, how The Queen's Gambit lost momentum, how amazing Conan O'Brien is, and why they're so happy they never have to see Hamilton at another awards show again. Plus the historic and beautiful wins for Michaela Coel and RuPaul in an otherwise VERY WHITE Emmys winning pool. They also mention a few other things they're watching, such as The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Chastain is COMING for the Oscar), Best in Show, Star Wars: Visions (what it got right that the recent movies didn't) and that Mari finally watched Annette and... liked it?
91 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
The Rocky Boxing Picture Show
This week's episode has everything: meme references, comedic actors taking on drama, female directors who also write operas now, Marvel's latest box office blowout, a discussion on 9/11 & the new devastating film Worth, and The Other Boleyn Girl to Oscar nominee pipeline. Plus - it's Jeff's time to shine with a in-depth convo about the much anticipated Candyman. They wrap up the episode with a deep dive in the 1976 Best Picture and quintessential sports film, Rocky. Mari and Jeff discuss the groundbreaking cinematography, music, and directing, but pummel the screenplay a bit and ask the decades-old question: can Sylvester Stallone ACTUALLY act?? The five films up for Best Picture in 1977 are arguably five of the best films of all time... so buckle in, folks, it's a saucy episode.
98 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
W***y A***n is a C**t
On this week's episode, Mari and Jeff chat about the new Spiderman trailer, The Chair on Netflix, Annette, and the dumbest show on television, F-Boy Island. They also, unfortunately, had to watch a Woody Allen film... Mari and Jeff discuss the intricacies of the 1977 Best Picture, Annie Hall: the groundbreaking cinematography, fast-paced script, misogynistic development of female characters, and how New York is a main character in every one of his films. Yes, we know Woody Allen is a *see title of podcast episode* and Mari and Jeff are glad this is the one and only episode that they have to give him space!
97 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
The Deer Hunty
On this week's episode, Mari and Jeff break down their shared viewing of The Green Knight, plus they discuss Dave, The White Lotus, the Fear Street Finale, BOOKS, hot boys and their hot-boi-films, and they answer the question: have we forgiven Paula Dean? They also watched 1978's monumental film, The Deer Hunter, and boy, was it a doozy... Mari and Jeff discuss the odd creative team and confusing writing story behind the movie, the Meryl Streep origin story, if a young Robert DeNiro is hot, the role of RITUALS in this film, and why it needed to be an hour shorter.
87 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
4 For You Kramer, You Go Kramer! But None For Dustin Hoffman BYE
On this week's episode, Mari's future career haunts her in the Amazon Prime show Flack, everyone in Netflix's Elite is HOT, Space Jam 2 was just fine, Schmigadoon should be protected at ALL COSTS (and so should Ted Lasso), and Jeff and Mari can't get enough of those "beach that makes you Old" memes. All of that PLUS Mari and Jeff watched the 1979 Best Picture winner, Kramer vs Kramer. They discuss the superb acting and how this film jumpstarted Meryl Streep's career. But they also talk about how shitty of a person Dustin Hoffman is and how the music in this film made no sense at all. Whoever put this film to win up against Apocalypse Now has a lot of explaining to do.
98 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Yes We CANNES Discuss These Emmy Noms, TYVM
On this week's episodes, Mari discusses her SPIRALING after a Black Swan and Interstellar double feature day and Jeff lost part of his soul watching Black Widow in 4DX, which may have been the craziest experience ever relayed on this pod. Plus, the Succession S3 trailer and an overview of what movies to look out for coming from the Cannes Film Festival. Then, our dynamic duo dive into the 2021 Emmy nominations in all their glory - why Hamilton's moment is OVER, historic Pose noms, how Bridgerton is a poor man's The Crown, the JUSTICE that I May Destroy You is getting, how groundbreaking 8:46 by Dave Chappelle was, and how much Mari and Jeff hate Emily in Paris. (Plus Jeff educated Mari on weird shit that happened in the 80s...)
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