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Prolific film and culture critics Katey Rich, Matt Patches, Da7e Gonzales and David Ehrlich take on pop culture topics, film and TV reviews and interview very special guests in bi-weekly installments.

Prolific film and culture critics Katey Rich, Matt Patches, Da7e Gonzales and David Ehrlich take on pop culture topics, film and TV reviews and interview very special guests in bi-weekly installments.
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Prolific film and culture critics Katey Rich, Matt Patches, Da7e Gonzales and David Ehrlich take on pop culture topics, film and TV reviews and interview very special guests in bi-weekly installments.






217 – Oceans 8, Hereditary, The Incredibles 2

This week, all the hosts have seen different movies (except Patches), so they each step forward and give opinions on the ones they've seen, covering Oceans 8 (Katey and David), Hereditary (Da7e and David), and Incredibles 2 (Katey and David). Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: […]


216 – Television You Don’t Understand, Billions, and Nice-Core Cinema

This week, Patches is out, so Da7e talks about binge watching Legion and how it compares to other confusing television like Westworld or Twin Peaks: The Return. David talks about Billions as the Showtime show draws him in. In honor of Won't You Be My Neighbor, the Mr. Rogers documentary that Katey has seen, the group […]


215 – The Tale and Solo: A Star Wars Story

This week, the crew finally takes on the newest Star War – Solo: A Star Wars Story in a very legnthy segment. But before that, they stop to consider The Tale on HBO and how the release might be the better way to watch this movie about childhood sexual assault. You can watch both these things […]


214 – Cannes 2018, Deadpool 2, and The Royal Wedding

This week, David is BACK from France and gives us his personal highlights from the Cannes Film Festival, then Patches and Da7e both agreed Deadpool 2 worked better than Deadpool, but have some gripes. Finally, fresh off covering the Royal Wedding this weekend, Katey Rich professionally answers all our questions. Take a listen, embed and/or […]


213 – Evil Genius, Brooklyn 99 picked up by NBC, Tully and The Letdown

This week, David is still off at Cannes, so Da7e and Patches digested Netflix's new true crime series Evil Genius, Katey celebrates Brooklyn 99 living through its cancellation by Fox, then Patches and Katey dig into Tully and The Letdown as examples of cinema about early parenthood. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for […]


212 – This is America, Met Gala, Westworld Season 2

This week, David is off at Cannes, and Da7e uploads the episode horribly late in the week. BUT! In an episode recorded on the previous Wednesday, Patches, Katey, and Da7e discuss Childish Gambino's This is America video, the fashions at this year's Met Gala, and if Katey is coming around on this season of HBO's […]


211 – Meet Me in St. Louis and Infinity War

This week, everyone is back on the podcast after a very normal Sophisticates week. Katey and Patches talk about Meet Me In St. Louis, the classic Judy Garland musical that is on Filmstruck right now entertaining both you and Katey's child. Then, it's a deep dive into INFINITY WAR as Patches, Da7e, and David attempt […]


The Sophisticates #210 – Grab Bag Episode

This week, it's another normal episode of The Sophisticates from Matt Patches and Da7e Gonzales! Matt calls in from New Orleans for a different kind of show. Instead of the normal structure, the two hosts toss grab bag questions back and forth and cover topics such as the clichés of parenting, killing bugs, what is […]


209 – The Rock is the Enemy, Infinity War Questions, Revisiting The Social Network

This week, we all decided to revisit David Fincher's The Socail Network in light of Facebook being back in the news, but for government reasons this time. That takes up a good chunk of the show, but not before Patches introduces a thought: "What if the Rock is the enemy of cinema?" that starts a […]


208 – Full Frame Doc Festival, HBO’s Paterno, an Outdated Conversation About Westworld Spoilers

This week, we tried to be topical and it backfired. In a segment three that is still relevant, but a little off topic, Joanna Robinson joins the FITWR crew to talk about the possibility that the Westworld showrunners were going to leak a video about all the spoilers for season two (they didn't) and how […]


207 – Jesus Christ Superstar, Recommendations, More Ready Player One

This week, everyone is back in the war room! Katey and company watched the live musical Jesus Christ Superstar that aired this Easter and the gang discusses it before getting into a mini-segment of reccommendations (since there's so much to watch!). Finally, now that everyone but Katey has seen Ready Player One and last week's […]


206 – Ready Player One, Books, and Watching Facebook

This week, Katey is on vacation and Da7e had to duck out to see Isle of Dogs in his non-costal city, so Patches and David prepare to have a throw-down…BUT WAIT! Joanna Robinson (of Storm of Spoilers, Little Gold Men, and your other favorite podcasts) joins them to discuss what's going on with media and […]


205 – Love Simon, John Oliver Revisited, Stargate

This week, Katey got out of the house to see Love, Simon and thought it weaved in nicely to some of the other conversations the podcast has been having about representation lately (David references THIS Ringer piece). Then, John Oliver exploits one of David's favorite things and that's reason enough to revisit talking about John […]


204 – Queer Eye, Recent Releases, and a Netflix Theory

We're back! This week, Queer Eye is on Netflix and it's lured us all in, a mini-reviews of new releases like Red Sparrow, A Wrinkle In Time, and Death of Stalin, then David has a theory about how you can tell if a Netflix Original is good or not. Take a listen, embed and/or download […]


200 – The Foreign Netflix Quell

To Each Host, a Netflix Gift: A Reccommendation of a Foriegn Film From a Listener. It's our EIGHTH Quell as Fighting in The War Room! This episode is brought to you by YOU the listener, who helped choose this episodes movies from the following criteria: it must be available to stream, you should reccommend it […]


203 – Oscar Nominated Shorts, Da7e’s Ryan Coogler Tweet, Re-Reading A Wrinkle In Time

This week, David is out at the Berlin Film Festival, so Katey attempted to get the guys to watch all the Oscar Nominated Shorts they could for a segment 3 discussion. But before that – both Katey and Da7e re-read A Wrinkle In Time coming up on Ava Duvernay's movie adaptation and revisit what they […]


202 – Flames, The Olympics, Black Panther

This week, David and Patches discuss Flames, a semi-recreated non-fiction movie about a relationship that you can watch right now on VOD if you want to give it a try! Then, everyone talks about what (if anything) the 2018 Winter Olympics are contributing to their lives before diving into a long discussion about the newest […]


201 – Quentin and Uma, Revisiting Shape of Water, Cloverfield Paradox

This week, Uma Thurman's statements against Harvey Weinstein included terrifying video of a car crash on the Kill Bill set that had Thurman expanding on her profile comments on Instagram. Then, Da7e finally saw The Shape of Water and…doesn't get what the hype is about. Finally – Netflix surprise dropped The Cloverfield Paradox on Sunday […]


199 – Sundance 2018, Una mujer fantástica, Call Me By Your Name for everybody

This week, David is back from Park City and not on Ambien this time, so we revisit his experiences at Sundance 2018 and try to find out if this was a down or off year for the festival, or just the perception. Then, Patches and David have seen Foriegn Oscar Nom Una mujer fantástica and talk about […]


198 – Poppy, Sundance Update, and Parent Media

This week, David is in Park City, Utah covering Sundance, so Katey, Patches, and Da7e convene to talk about the Youtuber Poppy and her upcoming YouTube Red show and the media that has been consumed by FITWRS two parent/hosts (Patches has thoughts on ER, The West Wing, and Seinfeld). Also included, a mini-segment update from […]