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The Big Picture
The Ringer dives into movies as Sean Fennessey sits down with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, breaks down the latest industry trends, handicaps the upcoming Oscars race, and reviews new films with Ringer colleagues like Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Bill Simmons.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 3,545 ratings
Enjoy the Podcast
Most of the episodes have great themes and the movie drafts are amazing. The Criterion episode last year was the best episode I’ve ever heard on any podcast. I can’t listen to the episodes reviewing current movies until after I’ve seen them as there are way too many spoilers. Amanda seems to be...Read full review »
Tarkovskyfan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/21
A+ for Sean and C- for Amanda
Every 3-4 months I return to this podcast hoping Amanda is gone. Sean is a film connoisseur who brings thoughtful criticism to any film or genre, while Amanda has terrible takes and obvious disdain for certain genres and movies. She doesn’t love film, she just has an opinion. She is cynical of...Read full review »
WinstonTheWolf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/19/21
Amanda is Intolerable
I hate to say it, because it can feel loaded and almost misogynistic to join a dogpile on a podcast host who’s a woman, but the only thing that could possibly make Amanda more unbearable is if she was a man. The monotone yelling, terrible attitude, acidic entitlement, and constant complaining...Read full review »
Colin W. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/21
Recent Episodes
Yes, we are drafting again. It’s the Movie Draft: 1975 Edition. It was simply one of the best years in film history. Let’s get it! Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins Guest: Chris Ryan Producer: Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Published 06/22/21
Sean and Amanda discuss the news that Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary will stretch into a limited documentary television series (0:30). Then, Sean is joined by writer-director Alex Ross Perry to talk about the phenomenon of the lost movie, specifically great works from well-known filmmakers...
Published 06/18/21
Sean and Amanda discuss the box office returns for ‘In the Heights’ and how the movie’s availability on HBO Max may have affected it. They also discuss the launch of ‘Loki’ on Disney+ and ‘Infinite’ on Paramount+ and the challenges facing movie lovers as more and more services pop up (0:30)....
Published 06/15/21
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