Podcasts

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 13

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 13

In our latest episode of the podcast, Max and I share some of our most-anticipated fall movies and preview the lineups of Venice, TIFF, and NYFF, respectively. We also discuss Kubo, Florence Foster Jenkins, the new Arrival trailer, the November Criterion lineup, and … hot iced coffee? Listen to the episode over at our libsyn […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 12

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 12

John and Max are donning their black hats this week for a discussion about Suicide Squad and our favorite movie villains. We’re also covering the new teaser for Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film Dunkirk and news about an upcoming remake of Splash! starring Channing Tatum. We close with reviews of Terrence Malick’s The New World and […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 11

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 11

It’s the Pictures is all about the Criterion Collection this week. John and Max look at the films released thus far in 2016 in the Collection and talk about their must-own titles, just in time for the bi-annual B&N sale. They also discuss the possibility of Quentin Tarantino retiring and the trailers for Jeff Nichols’s […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 10

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 10

It’s the tenth episode of It’s the Pictures! John and Max look into the films of Steven Spielberg this week, including his new feature The BFG. They talk about the films Spielberg has made since the year 2000 and what films will stand the test of time. They also discuss the passing of directors Abbas […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 9

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 9

John and Max are exploring the films of Pixar Animation this week, including its newest feature, Finding Dory. They rank their each of the 17 films Pixar has released since Toy Story. They also discuss the passing of actor Anton Yelchin, the trailer for Cannes Jury Prize winner American Honey, and their films of the […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 8

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 8

It’s the end of the world, but John and Max feel fine. This week, on the It’s the Pictures podcast, we’re discussing three 1990s apocalyptic action movies: Independence Day, Armageddon, and Deep Impact. Questions answered include: What happens if you shoot in a gun in space? Why did Ben Affleck nearly get cut completely from […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 7

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 7

John and Max are exploring the films of Shane Black in the latest episode of the podcast, including his new feature The Nice Guys. Disagreements are the name of the game this week. They also discuss the 50th anniversary screening of Persona, the wrap up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, the Beauty and the […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 6

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 6

John and Max dive headfirst into 2016’s summer movie offerings. They come out of the process having selected five films each in It’s the Pictures’ first annual summer movie box office draft. Whoever’s “team” makes the most bank domestically by the end of the summer earns bragging rights! Who do you think will win? Are […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 5

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 5

John and Max weave a joint review of the new Jungle Book adaptation in with a larger discussion of Disney animated classics that are being reimagined as live-action blockbusters. Is this an exciting trend? Or are we heading toward a bubble that will burst? They’ve also got some thoughts on the new streaming video platform […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 4

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 4

Cinephiles rejoice! John and Max cover the announced films for the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Listen to John and Max butcher the pronunciations of famous actors and directors, as well as, the name of the festival itself. It all concludes with talk of a former Palme d’Or winner All that Jazz and Richard Linklater’s […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 3

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 3

Spoilers abound when John and Max go deep on their favorite movies with ambiguous endings in the third episode of It’s the Pictures, but there’s nothing ambiguous about this episode’s conclusion as Max discusses his love for Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special. Listen to the episode over at our libsyn feed. (We’ll be in iTunes soon!) […]

John Likes Movies Podcast, Episode 3: Oscar Predictions and Top 10s

John Likes Movies Podcast, Episode 3: Oscar Predictions and Top 10s

Max Covill of ImpassionedCinema.com and I devote our latest discussion to making 2016 Oscar predictions and sharing our top 10 films of 2015. For more, you can check out Max’s top 10 list and Oscar predictions. My top 20 isn’t quite ready yet, but my Oscar predictions are available here. Listen to or download the […]

John Likes Movies Podcast, Episode 2: B&N Criterion Sale Preview

John Likes Movies Podcast, Episode 2: B&N Criterion Sale Preview

It’s episode two of the John Likes Movies Podcast, and I’m joined once again by Max Covill of ImpassionedCinema.com. This time, we’re talking about the Criterion Collection in honor of the Barnes & Noble half-off sale that began this week. Max and I offer recommendations for titles you should consider purchasing this month, including The […]