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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.






246 – Oscar Nominations

This week, the nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards have come out and they are…surprising. Patches plays central host to two conversations about the nominess and the Oscars in general, one with Katey Rich who is pulled away for a special maternity leave appearence, and another with David Ehrlich (which includes deciding if the Chicken […]


245 – Glass, News of More M:I Movies, Escape from Dannemora

This week, the three guys of FITWR talk M. Night Shyamalan's newest film Glass (out this weekend), discuss the news that Chris McQuarrie and Tom Cruise are going back to Mission: Impossible twice more, then David and Patches finally stumbled into Escape from Dannemora and were pleasently surprised! Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for […]


244 – Aquaman Yet Again, Bandersnatch on Netflix, Revisiting Top Tens 2013

This week, we welcome in the New Year and absent Katey Rich, who gave birth to another son! Congratulations Katey! The boys soldier on, with David and Da7e having a go at Patches for including Aquaman in his Top Ten 2018 previous episode, a discussion about the choose your own adventure episode of Black Mirror, […]


Top Tens 2018

Strap In For A Long Podcast About The Very Good Year of 2018 It's that time of year again: time to make a list! Katey, Patches and David all have their top ten films of the year and Da7e will host a countdown episode, popping in occasionally to give his top five picks for best […]


243 – Aquaman, Welcome to Marwen, Mary Poppins Returns

This week, Dave is sick, but Patches has seen Aquaman, David has seen Welcome to Marwen and Katey, David, and Patches have all seen Mary Poppins Returns. Can Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda entertain Patches and David as much as they entertained Charlie? Find out on this week's Fighting In the War Room. Take […]


242 – Into the Spider-Verse, The Good Place Check-In, Four Movies for 2018

This week, Into the Spider-Verse is hitting theaters and everyone named David on the podcast is into it. Then, Patches, Katey, and Da7e catch up with The Good Place on the occasion of a very Janet mid-season finale. Finally – Patches has a prompt that has each host pick a movie "for" 2018. Figure out […]


241 – The Favourite, Talking About the Dead, What is “A Good Year In Movies?”

This week, David is back, and The Favourite is in enough theaters that it's time all four hosts revisited this costume drama with bite (and four wonderful performances). Then, a former President of the United States died and people not from our podcast talked poorly of the dead, how did we feel about that? Finally […]


240 – Awards Season Narratives, Lion King Teaser, Hallmark Movies, Eighth Grade, Widows Revisited

More — 🎗🍷ᶜʰᵃᵗᵉᵃᵘ ℳargaux🍷🎗 (@Chateau_Margaux) November 25, 2018 This week, David was at the Gotham Awards, so Katey, Da7e, and Patches get together to talk about what they watched over the holiday in a sprawling segment three that begins with Katey watching Hallmark movies and ends with Dave not liking Widows (even after […]


239 – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Crimes of Grindelwald, Widows

This week, three segments, three movie reviews! The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is on Netflix, Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald is in theaters now, and so is Widows, which is the much better movie! Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), […]


238 – Recommendations, Sing, Outlaw King/Roma/Netflix

This week, we're keeping up with 2018's Neflix-heavy content meta debate on the occassion of Outlaw King's new edit being available on the platform and Dave getting to see Roma in a theater – can YOU see it in a theater? All that plus reccommendations from Katey, David, and Dave, and Charlie, sort of, who […]


237 – Homecoming, Bohemian Rhapsody, Private Life

This week, the podcast talks about a Julia Roberts Amazon show that's based on a podcast – it's Homecoming! Then, David warns us all off Bohemian Rhapsody, then the gang digs into Private Life, the Kathryn Hahn/Paul Giamatti drama currently on Netflix. Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us […]


236 – Titanic, Mind the Gap, Filmstruck is Closing

This week, David decides that it's time to revisit James Cameron's Titanic this time, not Katey! Then – a documentary about skateboarding called Mind the Gap uses footage from throughout a young man's life and makes for a good mini-segment reccommendation. Finally, Filmstruck announces it is closing at the end of November. It is very […]


235 – Aladdin Live Action Teaser, Charlie’s First Lightsabers, Halloween Review

How does this keep happening? This week, Patches and Da7e are left alone in the War Room AGAIN – will they shut down the whole show this time? First, the two guys talk about the new Guy Richie Aladdin teaser and how Disney is growing to eat the world. Then, for a very special mini-segment, […]


234 – Bad Times at the El Royale, Big Mouth, and First Man

This week, Katey, Patches, David and Da7e take a moment to talk about Bad Times and the El Royale, Drew Goddard's crime film in theaters now! Then, Da7e and Patches have big ups for Netflix's Big Mouth and it's portrayal of pueberty. Finally, everyone liked First Man, except Da7e who did not see it. A […]


233 – The Good Place Season 3, David and a Hedgehog, A Star Is Born

This week, Katey, Patches, and Da7e talk about The Good Place Season 3 (so far), David reveals he's been caring for a live hedgehog, and it's finally time to review A Star Is Born! Take a listen, embed and/or download below; for more from all of us on Twitter: follow the show (@FITWR), Katey (@kateyrich), […]


232 – Randy Rainbow, Maniac, What Do We Want From Superhero Performances?

This week, everyone is back in the war room! Katey went to go see internet song-parody/comedy artist Randy Rainbow and that leads the gang to talking about echo chamber media. Then, some thoughts on Netflix's Maniac for a mini-segment. Finally, Tom Hardy's bizarre performance in Venom has us asking what we want from superhero performances […]


231 – American Vandal S2, A Simple Favor, Meme Movies

This week, Dave takes the week off so Katey, Patches, and David discuss American Vandal Season 2, which Patches watched in a dumb way, then David wants to tell everyone that Blake Lively and A Simple Favor is worth their time, finally – Movies and Memes! They go together like white and gold dresses, far […]


230 – Forever on Amazon, Spider-Man and Patriotism, David’s Big TIFF Review

This week, all four hosts are back and IN THE COUNTRY! AND ON THE PODCAST! ALL FOUR! First off, Katey, Patches, and David try to talk around Forever, the Amazon Maya Rudolph/Fred Armisen series that is SUPER SPOILABLE right out of the gate. Then, Da7e played some PS4 Spider-Man and Patches is afraid of large […]


229 – Katey at TIFF, Castle Rock, The Predator

This week, somehow Patches and Dave return to the war room unsupervised to talk about the first season of Hulu's Castle Rock (no spoilers!) and The Predator (eventually spoilers) – two things with new entries this week, just like this podcast. Also, Katey checks in very late from her hotel room in Toronto to tell […]


228 Mini – Sometimes Reaction is Bad and You Course Correct (The Tale of Popular Oscar, Not A Simile For Other Things)

This Friday, and abbreviated podcast where Patches and Da7e cover some recent news. Spider-Man is out on the PS4, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides internet uproar convinced them to not offer a Achievement in Popular Film Oscar. It's so weird when there's public outcry to a bad decision and a […]