The M&M Report: Instant Reaction to the 2020 Oscars

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Mark and Devin convene immediately after the end of the telecast of the 92nd Oscars to discuss winners, losers, favorite moments and lingering frustrations.

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The M&M Report Predicts the 2019 Oscars

Image result for parasiteBEST PICTURE

Mark: Parasite

Devin: 1917

BEST ACTOR

Mark: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Devin: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

BEST ACTRESS

Mark: Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Devin:  Renée Zellweger, Judy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mark: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Devin: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mark: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Devin: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

BEST DIRECTOR

Mark: Sam Mendes, 1917

Devin: Sam Mendes, 1917

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Mark: Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite

Devin: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Mark: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Devin: Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Mark: Elton John, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman

Devin: Elton John, “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Mark: Parasite

Devin: Parasite

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Mark: Honeyland

Devin: American Factory

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Mark: Toy Story 4

Devin: Toy Story 4

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Mark: Roger Deakins, 1917

Devin: Roger Deakins, 1917

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Mark: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

Devin: Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Mark: Jacqueline Durran, Little Women

Devin: Jacqueline Durran, Little Women

BEST FILM EDITING

Mark: Jeff Groth, Joker

Devin: Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker, Ford v Ferrari

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mark: Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole, 1917

Devin: Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker, Bombshell

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Mark: Barbara Ling, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Devin: Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales, 1917

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Mark: Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy, 1917

Devin: Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy, 1917

BEST SOUND MIXING

Mark: Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson, 1917

Devin: Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson, 1917

BEST SOUND EDITING

Mark: Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate, 1917

Devin: Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate, 1917

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Mark: Hair Love

Devin: Hair Love

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM

Mark: Nefta Football Club

Devin: The Neighbors’ Window

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

Mark: Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone If You’re a Girl

Devin: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

 

The M&M Report: Previewing the 2020 Oscars

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Devin and Mark look back on the films of 2019 and preview the 2020 Oscars. Topics include a galaxy brain take on 1917; an incoherent rant about Joker; warm words for ParasiteMarriage Story and The Irishman; and some earnest recommendations for great movies that got zero Oscar nominations.

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The M&M Report: Movies Are Good! Looking Back on the 2010s

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Special guest and Dunkirk stan Meg Kearns joins Devin and Mark to look back on the the 2010s at the ~cinema~. Topics include Marvel hegemony, Social Network bops, a hot take on Manchester by the Sea, reflections on #MeToo, feelings about Greta Gerwig and Barry Jenkins, and the Dark Universe for some reason.

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Extra recommendations from Meg: BacheloretteBrooklyn, Cold War, Crimson Peak, The Handmaiden, The Invitation, Loving, Magic Mike XXL, Mad Max: Fury Road, Minding the Gap, The Nice Guys, Mission: Impossible 4-6, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, Sleeping With Other People

Extra recommendations from Devin: Stories We Tell, Locke, Brooklyn, Arrival, Everybody Wants Some!!, O.J. Made in America, Columbus, Logan Lucky, The Meyerowitz Stories: New and Selected, Widows, The Favourite, The Farewell

Extra recommendations from Mark: Another Year, Before Midnight, Captain Phillips, Edge of TomorrowFirst Reformed, Fruitvale Station, The Florida Project, The Immigrant, Margaret, Personal Shopper, The Rider, Roma, Short Term 12, The Tree of LifeThe World’s End

 

 

The M&M Report: “Marriage Story”

Image result for marriage storyDevin and Mark dig deep to discuss Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, in select theaters now and on Netflix Dec. 6. The phrases “He did it again!” and “hot dad energy” are invoked!

(No spoilers until the 18-minute mark.)

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Listen to Sean Fennessey’s interview with Noah Baumbach, and read the New Yorker’s 2013 profile of the director.