July 31, 2015

‘The Right Reasons’ Podcast: ‘The Bachelorette’ Finale Breakdown

Juliet Litman and David Jacoby break down ‘The Bachelorette’ finale, a bunch of weird watches, and even weirder news.

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Wisconsin Punk Heroes Tenement Break Through

Meet the unassuming Appleton, Wisconsin, quartet responsible for one of the year’s best rock albums.

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The ‘Real’ DFW: Three Visions of David Foster Wallace

The acclaimed author has been posthumously rendered three different times, including in a new movie.

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‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast’: ‘Vacation’ Writers and Directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, writers and directors of ‘Vacation,’ join Andy Greenwald to talk about their film as well as their plans for ‘Spider-Man.’

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Major Tom: ‘Rogue Nation’ and the Exhilarating Masochism (and Exasperating Narcissism) of Tom Cruise

The new ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie is extremely good. It’s also extremely exhausting.

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Chasing Kokomo: The Secretly Dark ‘Cocktail’

Underneath the high-gloss escapism lies a pessimistic tale of class resentment.

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A ‘Mission: Impossible’ Video Essay: The Auteurist Artistry of the Blockbuster Franchise

Sean Witzke breaks down the influences, themes, and tendencies of Brian De Palma, John Woo, J.J. Abrams, and Brad Bird, as we look at the art of the mission.

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July 30, 2015

Leaving Town: The Creator of Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’ Explains Why He’s Ending the Show

The best-selling author explains his motivation for calling it a day after four seasons.

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‘The Lambert Account’ Podcast: ‘Cocktail’ and Tom Cruise’s Career

Molly welcomes Tom Cruise expert Amy Nicholson, film critic for the ‘L.A. Weekly,’ to discuss ‘Cocktail’ and Cruise.

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‘The Andy Greenwald Podcast': Albert Hammond Jr. on the Strokes and His New Solo Album

Albert Hammond Jr. joins Andy Greenwald to talk about his new solo album, ‘Momentary Masters,’ and his time in the Strokes.

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A Star Is Made: Tom Cruise, From ‘The Outsiders’ to the Insider

Looking back on ‘The Outsiders,’ ‘Taps,’ and the early days of Tom Cruise.

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High Camp: The Giddy, Goofy Return of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’

The new Netflix comedy isn’t only really fun — it’s the harbinger of things to come.

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