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Unspooled
Listen up, film fans! Actor & comedian Paul Scheer and film critic Amy Nicholson want your advice as they make the ultimate list of the greatest movies of all time. In Season 1, they watched every one of the AFI’s Top 100 films...and decided they could kick off half. Now, they're filling in the gaps by investigating wildly diverse areas of film through miniseries on topics like horror movies, documentaries and romantic comedies, with help from listeners' picks. Along the way, they’ll dissect iconic scenes, spotlight their favorite characters, and talk to some of the actors and directors...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 4,225 ratings
Podcast has potential…
But I find Amy’s contributions to be distracting if not detracting from the experience. I can’t seem to finish an episode. Most recently I tried listening to the Jurassic park episode and her rakes were just ridiculous. “Safety is overrated” “it’s ok to die in an amusement park because it’s fun”....Read full review »
cordiallyfuturedwight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/16/21
Mostly perfect
I’ve been listening to this show since about halfway through the AFI top 100 list. And you know what? It’s pretty great. Amy brings a thoughtful, nuanced, and yet balanced perspective to each discussion. Paul brings the levity and energy. I appreciate that neither are hesitant to share their...Read full review »
A runner guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
Top Five Podcasts
If you love movies, this is the gold standard movie podcast. In college I picked up a minor in cinema studies. Post graduation this show helps scratch that itch. Amy’s POV brings back memories of some of my favorite professors. I feel like I should be paying tuition for her insights. Paul is...Read full review »
Brian McSatan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
Recent Episodes
Tim Blake Nelson (Old Henry, O Brother Where Art Thou?) talks to Paul and Amy about three of his all time top films, including a documentary about a radical artist and a period piece that takes the "period" elements seriously.
Published 10/19/21
Amy & Paul get revved up over 1974's archetypal slasher film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre! They draw parallels between the film and post-Vietnam America, examine the Sawyer family's relatable drive to survive in a harsh capitalist world, and prepare themselves for the next remake. Plus: Amy...
Published 10/14/21
Paul & Amy get hypnotized by 1920's German silent horror film The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari! They learn about the history of German Expressionism, discuss the relative importance of realism and stylization in film, and watch a trailer for a bizarre 80's remake. Plus: Who are Paul & Amy's...
Published 10/07/21
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