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Unspooled
Paul Scheer is a lifelong movie buff, but he's never seen many of the all time greats. On Unspooled, his team-up with film critic Amy Nicholson, he's remedying that by watching the AFI's top 100 movies of all time, to find out what makes classics like Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver so special. Paul & Amy will dissect iconic scenes, talk to artists and industry experts, and discover just how these films got made.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 3,077 ratings
Great pod!!
Love Amy and Paul!!! Rly fun and I’ve seen so many new movies because of this pod!!
tn19177 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/24/20
Love it!
Love the podcast. Amy is a great critic, Paul is really funny, and it's fun to dive into the AFI List and think about what does & doesn't belong there. Personally I would love to see more animated films on the list, like Beauty and the Beast or even Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and I...Read full review »
Conor Holt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/20
Fascinating
Such a thoughtful fascinating analysis of the movies that have shaped cinema history. With amazing facts from Hollywood history that enhance the world around these movies. Love it!
Alwyn Hamilton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/20
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