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Your weekly dose of movies, TV & entertainment in the form of news, reviews and fun conversations! From Arturo Zurita (TheAtZShow, Let Me Explain) & Zach Shevich (Multiplex, MovieTickets.com), Intercut is a TV & Film podcast that drops every Friday on YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. With the supplemental Let Us Explain podcasts providing deep dive discussion, Intercut also has sporadic installments focused on what's trending and the media that's worth talking about. Make sure you're subscribed not just to the video podcast on YouTube, but our audio feed as well!

Your weekly dose of movies, TV & entertainment in the form of news, reviews and fun conversations! From Arturo Zurita (TheAtZShow, Let Me Explain) & Zach Shevich (Multiplex, MovieTickets.com), Intercut is a TV & Film podcast that drops every Friday on YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. With the supplemental Let Us Explain podcasts providing deep dive discussion, Intercut also has sporadic installments focused on what's trending and the media that's worth talking about. Make sure you're subscribed not just to the video podcast on YouTube, but our audio feed as well!

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Your weekly dose of movies, TV & entertainment in the form of news, reviews and fun conversations! From Arturo Zurita (TheAtZShow, Let Me Explain) & Zach Shevich (Multiplex, MovieTickets.com), Intercut is a TV & Film podcast that drops every Friday on YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple Podcasts. With the supplemental Let Us Explain podcasts providing deep dive discussion, Intercut also has sporadic installments focused on what's trending and the media that's worth talking about. Make sure you're subscribed not just to the video podcast on YouTube, but our audio feed as well!

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Episodes

Outbreak vs. Contagion | Let Us Explain

4/6/2020
People have been turning to pandemic themed media, as Contagion sits atop movie rental charts and Outbreak trends on Netflix. How do these disease centric movies hold up in the age of coronavirus? Did either movie have lessons we should have learned? What moments have found a strange, new resonance in our current circumstances? SKIP TO... Background 01:02 Which is better? 03:16 The use of celebrities 07:15 Aesthetic differences 08:59 How does it resonate? 15:22 How they resolve differently...

Duration:00:35:53

The Platform | Let Us Explain

3/31/2020
THE PLATFORM (2020) A vertical prison in which prisoners are fed by a platform that descends from the top, leaving those at the bottom to fight for scraps, is the locale for the Spanish horror/thriller The Platform. How does The Platform comment on our society from its science fiction setting? Art & Zach are joined by producer/intern Fernando to break down the latest midnight movie to hit Netflix. SKIP TO... The Platform 01:05 Keeps You Guessing 05:30 SPOILERS Explicit Moralizing 09:15 The...

Duration:00:29:54

BEST BEST PICTURE BRACKET & MOVIE THEATERS ARE CLOSED #73

3/20/2020
Hollywood shifts its theatrical releases as a reaction to Coronavirus. Universal makes a bet on VOD while A24 holds out hope for theaters. Recommendations for the feel-good and uplifting streaming movies, and then the Best Best Picture March Movie Madness Bracket. Art & Zach are joined by producer/intern Fernando on Intercut 73. SKIP TO... WHAT WE'RE WATCHING Swallow 01:39 On My Block - Season 3 02:54 2001: A Space Odyssey 04:19 Contagion 04:34 Alex Fernandez: The Best Comedian in the World...

Duration:01:23:34

CORONAVIRUS HITS HOLLYWOOD & NEON MOVIE BRACKET #72

3/17/2020
So... what's new with you? As Hollywood and the wider world responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, we try to sort through our thoughts (note: this episode was recorded on March 9th so look at this as a bit of a time capsule). We also continue March Movie Madness with our Portrait of a Parasite on Fire Neon Elimination Bracket to determine the best movie release by the film distributor NEON (excluding two of our favorites). Art & Zach are joined by producer/intern Fernando for this episode. SKIP...

Duration:01:53:08

Never Rarely Sometimes Always | Let Us Explain

3/15/2020
NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS (2020) A teenager's unintended pregnancy sends her and a cousin across state lines in search of medical care. The third feature film from Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love, Beach Rats) is a starkly told and intimate glimpse at the obstacles that a young woman faces when she seeks out an abortion. Starring newcomers Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder in breakthrough performances, 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' won awards at the Sundance and Berlin International Film...

Duration:00:28:29

Watchmen | Let Us Explain

3/11/2020
WATCHMEN (2019) We banked this episode a little while ago, have you watched Watchmen? HBO's update of the classic Alan Moore graphic novel comes from Lost and The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof. 2019's Watchmen takes place over 30 years after the events depicted in the original comics, focusing on a policewoman from Tusla named Angela Abar (Regina King). The series tackles the idea of identity, racial trauma and the true impact of superheroism in its 9-episode limited run. SKIP TO... Intro...

Duration:00:47:09

IT'S NOT A REAL DOG & CHOOSING THE BEST PIXAR MOVIE #71

3/6/2020
What is the best Pixar movie of all time? With the release of Onward and March Madness around the corner, we're doing the Best Pixar Movie Bracket to pick our favorite from 'Toy Story' to 'Toy Story 4'. Also, the Harrison Ford dog movie doesn't have a dog. And the Harrison Ford franchise movie doesn't have Steven Spielberg. SKIP TO... WHAT WE'RE WATCHING Love is Blind 01:36 Pete Davidson: Alive from New York 04:19 Horse Girl 06:23 YAY OR NAY NEWS 'Call of the Wild' motion capture dog 09:34...

Duration:01:12:53

Downhill vs Force Majeure | Let Us Explain

2/26/2020
DOWNHILL (2020) Downhill is the American revision of Ruben Ostlund's cringeworthy 2014 masterpiece, Force Majeure. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell play a married couple on a ski trip with their kids whose pleasant stay is upended by scary incident. After the snow falls, the tension rises, and uncomfortable truths come up in humiliating ways. But does the new movie do the Swedish original film justice or does the remake get lost in translation? SKIP TO... Let Us Explain 01:40 SPOILERS...

Duration:00:32:58

BATTY FOR PATTI & PARASWEEP AT THE OSCARS #70

2/22/2020
Bong Joon-ho and Parasite dominate the 92nd Oscars. 'The Batman' unveils a camera test with Robert Pattinson in costume. A 'Stranger Things 4' negates one of Season 3's best moments. Sundance movies we forgot, the shows we're streaming and vertical-shot movies all on this week's Intercut. WHAT WE’RE WATCHING Cheer 02:16 Locke & Key 04:17 Modern Love 04:46 Sonic the Hedgehog 06:55 Criterion Channel 07:43 Camino a Roma 08:24 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 10:06 Rick & Morty 10:41 McMillion$ 12:02 YAY OR...

Duration:01:06:26

BEST FILMS OF THE DECADE

2/18/2020
The 2010s were packed with great movies but which stand out from the decade? Art & Zach are joined by Amanda the Jedi to discuss some of their favorite films. SKIP TO... 01:23 Our Methodology 03:26 Honorable Mentions 06:00 The Social Network 11:34 Brigsby Bear 14:04 Exit Through The Gift Shop 16:21 Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World 20:52 Hereditary 26:10 Swiss Army Man 30:15 Silver Linings Playbook 33:06 The Raid 35:30 Minding the Gap 37:59 Her 41:29 Enemy 43:19 Eighth Grade 45:52 Nightcrawler...

Duration:01:38:40

LIVE FROM SUNDANCE 2020, A RECAP & THE BEST MOVIES #69

2/14/2020
From the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah, Art & Zach break down all the films you need to know coming out of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Joined by Amanda the Jedi and Alina Montemayor, we're going through every feature length section in the Sundance program, from Documentary Premieres to U.S. Dramatic. Splashy premieres like Downhill, Never Rarely Sometimes Always and Promising Young Woman. Buzzworthy movies like Bad Hair, Minari and Zola. Hidden gems like Black Bear, Charm City...

Duration:02:18:14

1917 | Let Us Explain

1/11/2020
1917 (2019) Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes has made a variety of notable films and his latest, 1917, is an immersive recreation of a World War I stand-off between the British and the Germans in Northern France. Teaming up with the extraordinarily talented cinematographer Roger Deakins, 1917 is filmed to look like two long, uncut shots, a remarkable technical achievement; however, is it more impressive than good? Art & Zach are joined by Intern Fernando to analyze this potential Best...

Duration:00:38:49

BEST MOVIES OF 2019

1/6/2020
2019 proved to be one of the best years for movies of the past decade. Film festivals like Sundance and TIFF helped launch great movies like The Farewell and Jojo Rabbit. Neon made its case to be the next great indie distributor after releasing Parasite and Portrait of a Lady on Fire. And Netflix continued its mission to become one of the major studios by producing films from master filmmakers. But in a year full of great films, what will ultimately be #1? Amanda the Jedi joins Art & Zach to...

Duration:01:49:40

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Let Us Explain

12/31/2019
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (2019) The conclusion (?) of an epic space opera. The battle between the first order and the resistance. A tug of war between directors J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson. A disagreement between intern Fernando and the co-hosts Art & Zach. It's time for The Rise of Skywalker. SKIP TO... How does it rank among Star Wars movies? 01:38 A fitting end to the new trilogy? 03:34 SPOILERS Was TROS a rebuke of The Last Jedi? 12:30 New creatures / worlds 18:39 Chewbacca...

Duration:01:15:54

BEST TV SHOWS OF 2019

12/31/2019
The BEST TV Shows of 2019; from HBO to Netflix, Amazon to cable, we're discussing our favorites. Art, Zach and Producer Fernando round out their Top 10s, talk about what just missed the cut, and list the best TV episodes of the year. SKIP TO... Shows We Missed 02:00 Honorable Mentions 05:39 The Mandalorian 10:07 I Think You Should Leave 12:20 Russian Doll 14:07 Game of Thrones 16:16 A Black Lady Sketch Show 18:58 BoJack Horseman 21:00 Russian Doll 24:40 Broad City 25:55 Unbelievable 27:58...

Duration:01:29:34

Uncut Gems | Let Us Explain

12/18/2019
UNCUT GEMS (2019) This is how we win. An anxiety-fueled vision of New York City's Diamond District from Josh and Benny Safdie, Uncut Gems stars Adam Sandler as a degenerate gambler who gets his hands on an immensely valuable stone. With an impressive cast including LaKeith Stanfield and Idina Menzel, as well as Kevin Garnett and The Weeknd playing themselves, the film is full of charismatic people giving great performances. It's also an intensly uncomfortable experience at times. Join Art,...

Duration:00:37:58

WHAT IS A SYNDERCUT AND CAN YOU WATCH THE IRISHMAN CHALLENGE #68

12/15/2019
How many sittings did you watch 'The Irishman' in and have you apologized to FilmTwitter for that yet? How many lines of dialog does an Oscar nomination earn you? Is it uncouth to review the movie you were fired from on Letterboxd? Asking for a director friend on that last one. Answering all these questions, plus What We're Watching and an awards season update with Art, Zach and producer/intern Fernando on this episode of the podcast! NOTE: We are posting this episode a bit late due to...

Duration:01:23:39

WHICH FILM FESTIVAL SHOULD I GO TO & YAY OR NAY BEST PICTURE #67

12/14/2019
We're opening up our table to more guests for Thanksgiving. Art & Zach are joined by returning guest Chase Azarian, as well as producer/intern Fernando, to discuss what we've been watching as the year winds down. Also, what film festival is the best first film festival to attend? And Yay or Nay on Best Picture. NOTE: This video is a couple weeks late due to some technical difficulties. Thanks for your patience, we hope you enjoy it! SKIP TO... WHAT WE'RE WATCHING Grammy nominations 04:30...

Duration:01:19:15

Dark | Let Us Explain

12/4/2019
Dark is a German science fiction thriller series on Netflix currently in between its 2nd and 3rd seasons. After two children go missing from a small German town, dark secrets and double lives are exposed in this puzzle-filled show. Rhianna from Rhiannatoria joins Art and Zach to break down the convoluted mysteries of Netflix's Dark. SKIP TO... Attempting to explain the show 03:14 Decoding the timeline 08:52 SPOILERS Holding up to scrutiny 15:24 Expectations for Season 3 24:56 If you like...

Duration:00:39:41

Portrait of a Lady on Fire | Let Us Explain SPOILERS

12/3/2019
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (2019) A painter is commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman betrothed by her mother to a man in another country. The two women come to find they have more in common than they had expected. Amanda the Jedi and Alina Montemayor join Art & Zach to break down Celine Sciamma's exquisite period piece, 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire.' SKIP TO... What makes 'Portrait' stand out? 03:37 The relationship 09:47 The portraits 14:44 The role of women 16:32...

Duration:00:36:04