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Welcome to Not Actually Film Critics where not actual film critics critique actual films. Each week, join us as we talk about random stuff, watch movies together and review them. For every episode, we take turns picking movies that fit within a theme, which often leads us to some real hidden gems, or fun oldies that give us a blast from the past! Sometimes we will even release a sync-track of us watching the movie together, so you can sync it up to your viewing of the movie and feel like you're one of us! Follow along with our journey, and you might just discover a favorite film you've never seen before! Also, if you have a great movie pick for one of our themes, or just want to reach out to us, feel free to email us at nafilmcritics@gmail.com

Welcome to Not Actually Film Critics where not actual film critics critique actual films. Each week, join us as we talk about random stuff, watch movies together and review them. For every episode, we take turns picking movies that fit within a theme, which often leads us to some real hidden gems, or fun oldies that give us a blast from the past! Sometimes we will even release a sync-track of us watching the movie together, so you can sync it up to your viewing of the movie and feel like you're one of us! Follow along with our journey, and you might just discover a favorite film you've never seen before! Also, if you have a great movie pick for one of our themes, or just want to reach out to us, feel free to email us at nafilmcritics@gmail.com

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United States

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Welcome to Not Actually Film Critics where not actual film critics critique actual films. Each week, join us as we talk about random stuff, watch movies together and review them. For every episode, we take turns picking movies that fit within a theme, which often leads us to some real hidden gems, or fun oldies that give us a blast from the past! Sometimes we will even release a sync-track of us watching the movie together, so you can sync it up to your viewing of the movie and feel like you're one of us! Follow along with our journey, and you might just discover a favorite film you've never seen before! Also, if you have a great movie pick for one of our themes, or just want to reach out to us, feel free to email us at nafilmcritics@gmail.com

Language:

English


Episodes

Waking Life - Werebeaver Moon

11/22/2021
Gibbs and Izzy take this episode on their backs and carry it to glory. They explore the logistics of polyamorous relationships, their reactions to the first couple episodes of new Cowboy Bebop, and the black hole that reboot culture that has become. Spookiness everywhere as Gibbs recounts his viewing of The Shining on a full Beaver Moon night. They cap off the Dream theme with 2001's Waking Life, a rotoscoped "film" of philosophy and visual madness. It's a boo from our bro-hosts as they...

Duration:01:00:37

Brazil - This Is Cinema

11/15/2021
Join us as we reconvene from an Internet-outage delayed episode, where we witness the birth of Santa Turkey. The guys profess their love for the new tactical RPG Wildermyth, Izzy reviews Netflix's Midnight Mass and Arcane: League of Legends. We then dive into the brilliantly ridiculous and surreal Brazil (1985), from Monty Python member and noted weird moviemakerTerry Gilliam. We'll let Izzy's review of the film speak for itself: "this is cinema".

Duration:01:18:08

Before I Wake - Mommy's Little Dream Machine

11/1/2021
What if, like, when you teleport, you aren't the same person anymore? And, like, what constitutes "you"? Such gems of profundity can be gleaned from an exquisite episode this week; you better wear a helmet, because we're gonna blow your mind. The gang discusses Gibbs' Future Self , the weird lingo of the workout community, and what to do when you want to say something is "meta" now. We then review the 2016 Netflix film Before I Wake, which gets mixed reviews from the crew with scores...

Duration:01:08:00

The City of Lost Children - Muad'Deep

10/26/2021
Fresh off the spice kick of watching Dune in an IMAX theater, Gibbs begins his ascension towards Muad'Dib-dom and all lay witness. Other than an express review of the new Dune, the gang also gets into the new Cowboy Bebop teaser and Izzy tells us about the latest Bond film, No Time To Die. Oh yeah... and that Chappelle special too. We wonder too about the state of live action anime and just Hollywood overall: where is the originality?? We get a good dose of originality as the new theme of...

Duration:01:16:13

Dune (1984) - Dune Dune DUUUUUUNE

10/19/2021
Where in the world did South Korea come from?? Other than Asia, we attempt to answer this question as we wonder about recent Korean hits like Squid Game and BTS. We jump over the Sea of Japan to pontificate on Japan's future, including the release of the newest Demon Slayer episode (spoiler: Izzy doesn't like it) and anime series like I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. Some listener fanmail probes the crew's tastes in dinner and sexual positions before the main entree to conclude the theme of...

Duration:01:27:32

The Ritual - Are You Calling My Wife A Whale?

10/12/2021
Izzy is so on top of things this episode you can even see up his shirt, you weirdo - he's got Community talk, an explanation for gaming terms like "whale", and even a 007 movie VIP experience to discuss in the near future. The rest of the gang is pretty much speechless from Izzy's topitude, other than Gibbs longing for the new Smash character Meta Mario. Izzy then makes a brave pick for the theme of ritual with the 2017 English film, The Ritual. This Swedish-hiking, band-of-hiking-buddies...

Duration:01:06:09

[Bonus Episode] Daniel Craig 007 Saga

10/5/2021
In preparation for No Time to Die (in theaters October 8 ), Izzy explores the Daniel Craig pantheon of James Bond movies.

Duration:00:13:19

Raw - Lo-Fi Bard

10/5/2021
Gooooood morning Mox, and welcome to the show! We wake him up with a listener email about Evangelion while we mourn Zea's absence due to a brand new cherry-flavored booster shot. We fill the devastating void by reviewing the recent My Little Pony: A New Generation movie, along with Japan S(t)inks and Star Wars Visions. We also create your favoritest new DnD character, the Lo-Fi Bard. It's really just a swell episode around, including our review of the 2016 Belgian film Raw, where a vet...

Duration:01:09:28

Baskin - Jane.... Jane Blonde

9/30/2021
Mox kicks off our newest category of RITUAL while Zea hatefully sits out, which can only mean one thing: casting calls! We hear Gibbs' horrifying story of the treadmill shuffler and get an impromptu review of 2021's Malignant - (tl;dr it's not great). Izzy regales us with his review of recent Bond movies in the leadup to No Time to Die, and we wonder if changes could be in the mix... which leads us to our kickoff film for rituals, Baskin. This Turkish horror film about a crew of five cops...

Duration:01:06:14

Rollerball (1975) - JONATHAN

9/21/2021
JONATHAN - JONATHAN - JONATHAN Jonathan is the hero our crew leans on as we watch the 1975 film Rollerball to cap off the theme of competition. Before that, we follow up with Gibbs' quest for the truth about bathroom motion sensors and eventually get to breaking hymens while horseback riding. Get thee to a fried chicken sandwich!

Duration:01:07:34

Warrior - A Raging Tom Hardy

9/14/2021
Minus a Zea this week, the bros talk about what's on everyone's mind recently: ballerina foot fetishes. Gibbs gives us an update on his bathroom quest, and we dissect the 2011 Tom Hardy+Joel Edgerton film Warrior which has great MMA action but some unnecessary bad-daddy drama.

Duration:00:54:16

Game(s?) Night

9/7/2021
We're back to titillating toilet talk as Gibbs explains his misadventures in a motion sensor bathroom at work, which leads to a new quest. Mox isn't quite sure what the name of his pick is, which is 2018's Game Night with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. This fun, game-themed comedy is a solid hit with everybody; you should watch it NOW.

Duration:01:03:13

[Bonus Episode] Evangelion 4.0 After Dark

8/31/2021
Oh yeah, this is the good stuff where we Gibbs you some Mox all over the Evangelion 4.0 movie. Mox gives a lotta hot takes spicier than your grandma's chili and Gibbs adds some thoughts on the end? of Evangelion. for now.

Duration:01:12:21

Bull Durham - Gonna Gibbs You Some Mox

8/31/2021
It's a reviewapalooza as we give our takes on having inner monologues (what's it like to not have one?), #brandnewcherryflavor (is the gore and lore worth it?), and IKEA urinals (why do they have junk mirrors?). We then launch into our new theme of competition with the 1988 film Bull Durham starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins in a sports-romance-comedy about minor league baseball. Zea hates it but everyone else loves it - que????

Duration:01:15:23

A Touch of Sin - In With the New Shit

8/24/2021
It's a whapwowserbowser of an episode as we muse on the possibilities of using tech to flip through our memories, inspiring our guts with some new shit, and the origins of Fievel - did he come from Bible Black? Then we watch the 2014 Chinese-made A Touch of Sin, a 4-story anthology of class struggles in different areas of China. We learn that classism is the same, but different, everywhere in the world. And now we are done with that depressing theme.

Duration:01:03:03

Inside Job - Pop the Documentary Cherry

8/20/2021
Sorry we're late, technology got in the way, but this week we watch our FIRST ever documentary. We discuss if documentaries should be considered as movies, and more importantly, are white people dirtier and more unclean than others?? We investigate by asking our resident white people about their cleaning habits. We then launch into reviewing 2010's Inside Job, which explores the financial crisis of 2008 from a banking and government perspective. Spoiler: money tends to corrupt people and...

Duration:01:08:48

Bonus: Happy Hippo ASMR

8/20/2021
Here's a sneak peak at Zea's ASMR Podcast series.

Duration:00:05:28

The Big Short - How Big Are Your Heels?

8/10/2021
The gang minus Mox extols and deliberates on the many possibilities for high heels. We talk about people we like, like Rami Malek, Billie Eilish, and Ted Lasso. We successfully secure a VPN promoter. .? and sink into the Sudeikis-Wilde-Styles fiasco. Then we watch the excellent 2015 biographic comedy drama The Big Short with a lot of famous people who act well and deliver convincing performances with a story that is too hard to resist following.

Duration:01:11:08

Sorry to Bother You - EWPs I Did It Again

8/3/2021
This week, we learn that Izzy is feeling the new Billie Eilish Compact Disc. Gibbs invents the Floppy (Fl) as a standard measurement for song, albums, and of course, penises. The men once again mansplain how womanscaping isn't a thing nor is Netflix's recent Gunpowder Milkshake a good movie. Zea picks a fight over Pickle Rick. We then start off our new theme of Class Warfare with the eccentric 2018 film, Sorry to Bother You. Listen as your two white and two Asian hosts explain the black...

Duration:01:09:47

Playtime - Tell Them the Vampire Sent You

7/27/2021
Oh how sweet it is to be reunited. Gibbs and Zea are back and tell of their Southern vacation tales, including a memorable trip to a New Orleans vampire bar. We then round out the theme of Madness with Mox's pick, the French 1967 film Playtime. Dizzying choreography and visual gags mark this 2-hour loonfest, and comes recommended from Dunkey himself.

Duration:01:03:29