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Ep 114 // ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ / ‘Wild Rose’

6/13/2019
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Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss two new movies out now in theaters: ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco’ - directed by Joe Talbot and starring Jimmie Fails and Jonathan Majors. Out now from A24. ‘Wild Rose’ - directed by Tom Harper and starring Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, and Sophie Okonedo. Out now from Neon And we’ll take exclusive early listens to performances by New York artists Dark Tea and Warpark, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by and show...

Duration:00:55:57

Ep 113 // 10yr Film Retro: 2009 In Review / ‘Late Night’

6/7/2019
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Jacqueline Soller, Charles Hinshaw, and J. McVay close out their series of segments on films from 2009 by discussing their favorite films and performances of that year, as well as discussing their thoughts on the year overall (along with a few films they didn’t like so much) and how movies have changed since then. Among the films discussed: 500 Days of Summer Avatar (listen to our segment) Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans Broken Embraces Carriers The Cove Crazy Heart District 9...

Duration:01:10:16

Ep 112 // Candidate Profile: Kamala Harris / ‘Brightburn’

5/31/2019
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Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, and J. McVay continue a recently launched project in which they examine the experience and policies of candidates in upcoming elections. This time around, they discuss Senator Kamala Harris, candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Brightburn’ directed by David Yarovesky And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Australian singer-songwriter Jo...

Duration:01:33:56

Ep 111 // 2019 Summer Movie Preview / ‘Booksmart’

5/23/2019
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Jacqueline Soller, Charles Hinshaw, and J. McVay all attended the recently concluded 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and share their thoughts on their favorite performances, directors, and more. Among them: The Dead Don’t Die (June 14 / Focus Features) The Farewell (July 12 / A24) John Wick Chapter 3 (May 17 / Lionsgate) The Last Black Man in San Francisco (June 7 / A24) Late Night (June 6 / Amazon Studios) Maiden (June 28 / Sony Pictures Classics) Midsommar (July 3 / A24) Once Upon a Time In...

Duration:01:04:15

Ep 110 // Tribeca Film Festival 2019, Part 2 / ‘Aniara’

5/17/2019
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Jacqueline Soller, Charles Hinshaw, and J. McVay all attended the recently concluded 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and share their thoughts on their favorite performances, directors, and more. Among them: PEOPLE: Tsai Chin, Marianne Jean-Babtiste, Slick Woods, Thomas Jane, Maya Erskine, Fatma Mohamed, Matt Smith, Sosie Bacon, Rauand Taleb, Ed Begley Jr., Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin, Sasie Sealy, Mary Harron, Francis Ford Coppola, Jamie Bell, Park Ji-Hu, Sabrina Carpenter, Hong Chau, Jaeden...

Duration:01:18:31

Ep 109 // Tribeca Film Festival 2019, Part 1

5/10/2019
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Jacqueline Soller, Charles Hinshaw, and J. McVay all attended the recently concluded 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and share which films they enjoyed the most. Among them: ‘A Regular Woman’ ‘The Short History of the Long Road’ ‘37 Seconds’ ‘In Fabric’ ‘Skin’ ‘Framing John DeLorean’ ‘Goldie’ ‘House of Hummingbird’ ‘American Factory’ ‘Lucky Grandma’ ‘Good Posture’ ‘House of Hummingbird’ ‘Scheme Birds’ ‘One Child Nation’ And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Los Angeles...

Duration:01:03:02

Ep 108 // Candidate Profile: Kirsten Gillibrand / ‘Avengers: Endgame’

5/3/2019
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Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, and J. McVay continue a new project in which they examine the experience and policies of candidates in upcoming elections. Second up is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and starring every actor ever. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by...

Duration:01:54:40

Ep 107 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘The Hangover’ / ‘High Life’

4/26/2019
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J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue their ongoing project in which they look back on movies from 2009 to discuss how they hold up ten years later. Seventh in the series: ‘The Hangover,’ directed by Todd Phillips. Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘High Life’,’ directed by Claire Denis and starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Rhode Island...

Duration:01:05:33

Ep 106 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘Dogtooth’ / ‘Dogman’

4/18/2019
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J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue their ongoing project in which they look back on movies from 2009 to discuss how they hold up ten years later. Sixth in the series: ‘Dogtooth,’ directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Dogman,’ directed by Matteo Garrone and starring Marcello Fonte. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Philadelphia band Grandchildren, from their...

Duration:01:00:11

Ep 105 // Candidate Profile: Elizabeth Warren / ‘Shazam!’

4/12/2019
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Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, and J. McVay begin a new project in which they examine the experience and policies of candidates in upcoming elections. First up is Senator Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, ‘Shazam!,’ directed by David Sandberg and starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer Music composed by and show edited by...

Duration:01:39:49

Ep 104 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ / ‘The Beach Bum’

4/4/2019
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J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue their ongoing project in which they look back on movies from 2009 to discuss how they hold up ten years later. Fifth in the series: ‘Inglourious Basterds Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, ‘The Beach Bum,’ directed by Harmony Korine and starring Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, and Martin Lawrence. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to...

Duration:01:06:17

Ep 103 // Maryn Azoff & Vocal Transformation / ‘Us’

3/29/2019
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Matt Ruby speaks with guest Maryn Azoff, a vocal transformation coach, about helping people to find their voices as a way of healing themselves and her Songbird Retreats at Raven Crest Botanicals. Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Us,’ directed by Jordan Peele and starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, and Madison Curry. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by...

Duration:01:30:25

Ep 102 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘The White Ribbon’ / ‘Gloria Bell’

3/22/2019
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J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue their new project in which they’re looking back on movies from 2009 to discuss how they hold up ten years later. Fourth in the series: The White Ribbon.’ Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, ‘Gloria Bell,’ directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Julianne Moore and John Turturro. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by San Francisco folk artist...

Duration:01:04:47

Ep 101 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘Precious’ / ‘Captain Marvel’

3/15/2019
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J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue their new project in which they’re looking back on movies from 2009 to discuss how they hold up ten years later. Third in the series: 'Precious.’ Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the newly released movie, ‘Captain Marvel,’ directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck and starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch, and Clark Gregg. And we’ll take an...

Duration:01:09:29

Ep 100 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘Avatar’ / ‘Climax’

3/8/2019
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J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue their new project in which they’re looking back on movies from 2009 to discuss how they hold up ten years later. Second up: ‘Avatar.’ Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the newly released movie, ‘Climax,’ directed by Gaspar Noé. And we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Northampton, Massachusetts band, And The Kids, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by...

Duration:01:23:54

Ep 99 // Cohen Testimony, Oscars, Workism / ‘Fighting With My Family’

3/1/2019
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This week, J. McVay and Matt Ruby discuss a few topics they’ve been following this week: Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee. The 91st Academy Awards. “Workism Is Making Americans Miserable” // The Atlantic Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw discuss the new movie, ‘Fighting With My Family,’ directed by Stephen Merchant and starring Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, Lena Headey, and Dwayne The Rock Johnson. And we’ll...

Duration:01:04:42

Ep 98 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘The Hurt Locker’ / ‘Birds of Passage’

2/22/2019
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J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to embark on a new project in which they’ll be looking back on movies from 2009 to discuss how they hold up ten years later. First up: ‘The Hurt Locker.’ Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the newly released movie, ‘Birds Of Passage,’ Colombia’s submission to the Academy Awards for best Foreign Language Film, directed by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra. And we take an exclusive early listen to a...

Duration:01:08:53

Ep 97 // Tax The Rich? / ‘High Flying Bird’

2/15/2019
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J. McVay is joined by contributors Kate Willett and Matt Ruby to discuss the plans offered so far by several high profile Democrats -- including presidential candidates -- that would affect people's taxes or income. Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new Netflix movie, ‘High Flying Bird,’ directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Zazie Beetz, Bill Duke, Sonja Sohn, and Kyle MacLachlan. And we take an exclusive early listen to a...

Duration:01:20:11

Ep 96 // ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ / ‘Bird Box’

2/8/2019
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J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to discuss two movies available now on Netflix: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ - directed by Dan Gilroy and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Toni Collette, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, and John Malkovich ‘Bird Box’ - directed by Susanne Bier and starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, and John Malkovich And we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Los Angeles-based artist Vera Sola, from their...

Duration:01:05:49

Ep 95 // Fyre Fest Docs / ‘First Man’

2/1/2019
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This week, J. McVay and Matt Ruby discuss the competing documentaries recently released by Netflix (‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’) and Hulu (‘Fyre Fraud’) within days of each other, both about the infamously failed Fyre Festival, which was planned by Billy MacFarland and Ja Rule for April and May of 2017, ostensibly to promote their Fyre booking App. Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the 2018 movie, ‘First Man,’ directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan...

Duration:01:15:20