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Episode 73: Inglourious Basterds

We've made it to what Quentin Tarantino believes to be his masterpiece, at least if you trust Brad Pitt's final line. Inglourious Basterds is a decade old and just as good as you remember; it's the film that brought Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Brühl and Mélanie Laurent into our lives, and it's undoubtedly one of QT's best. But is it as good as Pulp Fiction? Does it deserve the top spot in Tarantino's filmography? Join us as we break down this modern masterpiece.


Episode 72: Death Proof

By every account, including his own, Death Proof is minor Quentin Tarantino. But that also makes it a little fascinating; when you're going through the QT filmography, how do you judge this random, Kurt Russell-led murderous endeavor? Is it a real movie, or just a fun romp with his buddy Robert Rodriguez that doesn't actually count? Join us as we break down Quentin's take on a stuntman slasher film.


Episode 71: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

We've leapt forward in our journey through Quentin Tarantino's filmography to tackle his latest: the captivating Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie lead a tremendous cast that includes the famed Alfredo Pacino; as such, we've brought And Justice for Al co-star Tom onto the big show to discuss Pacino's work as Marvin Schwarzs along with all things Tarantino.


Episode 70: Kill Bill

We've reached a major moment in Quentin Tarantino's filmography: Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. There hadn't been a QT film in 6 years when Vol. 1 came out in 2003, and we'd never think of a Tarantino movie the same way again. Does The Bride's revenge quest against David Carradine and the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad hold up in 2019? Or was it a classic example of style over substance, with his love of kung-fu insanity taking precedence over character development and narrative cohesion?...


Bonus Episode: Hobbs & Shaw

Our resident Fast & Furious expert Holc has returned to break down this new adrenaline-fueled blockbuster, only with a slight twist; we're bringing it to you via a special bonus episode from Steve's other podcast, Awesome Truth! It's a pro wrestling book club that also dibs into documentaries and feature films, so get ready for lots of talk about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, John Cena joining the cast of Fast & Furious 9, and the overhyped debut of glorified extra Roman Reigns.


Episode 69: Jackie Brown

We continue our journey through the Quentin Tarantino filmography with Jackie Brown, the 1997 crime thriller that is unlike anything QT has made before or since. It revitalized the careers of Pam Grier and Robert Forster, gave Robert De Niro one of his last truly great roles, and showed that Tarantino can write for women after all. It doesn't have the iconic aura of a Pulp Fiction or an Inglourious Basterds, but it's just as good. Join us and find out why.


Episode 68: Pulp Fiction

A Royale with cheese. Ezekiel 25:17. They speak English in What? I love you, Honey Bunny. Zed's dead, baby. We could go on for hours: Pulp Fiction may be the most quotable movie of all time, and it's next up as we journey through Quentin Tarantino's filmography. A quarter-century after its release, is it as good as we remember? Of course; it's Pulp Fiction. Join us as we debate who was better, Samuel L. Jackson or Uma Thurman, along with lots of other gushing ramblings about Tarantino's...


Bonus Episode: A 3-Year-Old Reviews Toy Story

You've heard our take on Toy Story 4 and the entire Pixar franchise; now find out what a 3-year-old girl loves (and doesn't love) about what might be the finest cinematic franchise of all time.


Episode 67: The Toy Story Franchise

Now that Toy Story 4 has received glowing reviews, it's time to acknowledge the increasingly obvious: the Toy Story franchise might be the best in cinematic history. Is there any other quadrilogy that has been this good for this long? To appropriately dissect this classic series, the In Reel Deep guys watched all four stories about toys and showed up (mostly) ready to discuss Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang. They've got a friend in us.


Episode 66: Reservoir Dogs

In 1992, Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs announced the arrival of a brash new auteur, inspired a million copycats, and arguably changed American cinema. As part of our journey to Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, we're revisiting the director's entire filmography. We begin with Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and an infamous ear scene that is still talked about today. Let's get a taco.


Episode 65: Deadwood: The Movie

It took almost 13 years, but Deadwood: The Movie has arrived. To celebrate HBO somehow bringing back David Milch and maybe the greatest cast in television history, the In Reel Deep Podcast has convened to discuss Ian McShane, Gerald McRaney, Molly Parker, and everyone else who participated in this minor miracle. We also wonder if, in the age of streaming, they'll ever be a show like Deadwood again. Welcome back to f*ckin' Deadwood. It can be combative.


Episode 64: Avengers: Endgame

We're back, and we're breaking down what will likely end up being the biggest movie of all time. In this spoiler-heavy analysis of Avengers: Endgame, longtime special guest Holc returns to discuss how the Russo brothers ended Marvel's 22-movie run and how the grand finale affects Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thanos, and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Episode 63: 2019 Oscar Predictions

We hate the Academy Awards, but we also can't stop talking about them. In what's become an In Reel Deep tradition, we break down the six big categories for 2019, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture. Along the way, we complain about how the Oscars have embarrassed themselves over and over again and continue to drift further into irrelevance. It's a good time! Join us as we dissect this blessed end to the cinematic awards season.


Episode 62: What Was the Best Movie of 2018?

BlacKkKlansman, The Favourite, First Reformed, Roma, or A Star is Born: which will be chosen as In Reel Deep's top movie of the year? If you've read our best of 2018, you know it has to be one of the five. This is not 'nam, this is blogging; there are rules. In accordance with said rules, Andrew and Steve break down their 2018 top 10 lists and then pick one of the big five as the film of the year. Join us to find out what'll join Whiplash, Creed, Moonlight, and Get Out in receiving this...


Episode 61: The Muppet Christmas Carol

There's no better way to end a December filled with movies than The Muppet Christmas Carol, perhaps the most adorable holiday film of all time. This Muppet masterpiece doesn't force its iconic characters onto the screen. Instead, it doles them out in story-centric doses and lets acting legend Michael Caine handle the heavy lifting; the result is a true gem for all ages. Come spend Christmas Eve with Gonzo, Rizzo, that cute little bunny, and the rest of the gang.


Episode 60: Love Actually, Again

In December of 2017, we slaughtered Love Actually for being a terrible movie. We even insisted that it was not, in fact, a Christmas movie. Have we softened over the last year? To celebrate the Xmas holiday being just around the corner, your three yuletide buddies sat down and ranked every story in this beloved mishmosh. Who takes the top spot: Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant? Listen and find out if love is, actually, all around us.


Episode 59: Elf

This 2003 holiday classic has it all: Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, and enough laugh-out-loud comedy goodness to lift it from "Christmas treat" to "genuinely good movie." But that doesn't mean it's perfect; what's with that ending, and those evil police horses? Despite the best wishes of Christmas lover Sam Johnson, we break down Jon Favreau's Elf and point out its (admittedly few) flaws.


Episode 58: The Grinch Holiday Spectacular

We've pursued some ambitious projects here on the In Reel Deep Podcast, but none as time-consuming as watching 215 minutes of How the Grinch Stole Christmas adaptations. Yet that is what our holiday overlord Sam Johnson demanded, and that's what we did; we viewed the iconic 1966 television special, the 2000 live-action version with Jim Carrey, and the new 2018 animated remake with Benedict Cumberbatch, all for you dear listeners. How would we rank them? And how much do we hate Ron Howard for...


Episode 57: The Christmas Chronicles

Casting Kurt Russell as Santa Claus in The Christmas Chronicles was the coup of the holiday season for Netflix; it guaranteed everyone would be talking about his sexy DILF version of Saint Nick just as much as the movie. But is the final product worth adding to your holiday viewing rotation, or is it just a ho-hum Hallmark movie with the Captain Ron star in a lead role? Holiday Month continues all throughout December on the In Reel Deep Podcast.


Episode 56: The War on Christmas

Some would say that we're in the middle of a War on Christmas. Sam Johnson would agree, but only in the cinematic sense. He's the In Reel Deep Podcast's holiday expert, and he's back for another December to force Christmas classics onto your hosts, specifically ones where the bad guys are out to disrupt the season. Which five timeless "classics" (plus maybe a few more) will be making the cut? Join us and find out!