The only award show that maters! Finally, your Cinematic Tangent hosts list their favorite films of 2015, complete with heated debates and lots of trolling. Plus, Chad met Michelle Rodriguez. And he had no idea. So, there’s that.
The Cinematic Tangent catches up on the last-minute films that fly into theatres just before the Oscars. The Big Short made Chad a happy anarchist (#Occupy, #OWS!); the Irish names in Brooklyn upset Brad; and neither of our intoxicated hosts are convinced Carol deserves all the praise it’s been receiving.
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Brad and Chad talk the 2014 Oscar Shorts and give their (very important) predictions for the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
A smattering of biopics leftover from 2014 are here, just in time to be Oscar bait! Chad and Brad talk American Sniper, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Selma. Do biopics examine myth or man? What constitutes a good acting performance? Do any of these features deserve an Oscar? And why do social elitists make the worst moviegoers? That and more, including a reference to Garth Ennis’ Punisher series, on the latest Cinematic Tangent.
The Cinematic Tangent Returns! The guys talk Tim Burton’s Big Eyes and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman. Do comedies get darker than Birdman? Is Big Eyes a return to form for Burton? Plus, listener mail and more.
Brad and Chad debate American Hustle. And are films based on reality obligated to tell the real story?