The M&M Report, Episode 17: The Year’s Best Movies

12 Years a Slave


 

Welcome to The M&M Report! This week, Devin and I broke down the Oscar nominees in the major categories, offering our thoughts on the nominees, as well as some alternatives who we would have enjoyed seeing on the list. We closed by listing our five favorite movies of 2013. (For further reading, check out my thoughts on the Oscar nominations.)

Devin and I are proud to announce that The M&M Report will be moving to TheEagleOnline.com beginning next week. We’re very excited to bring a podcast presence to our student newspaper, and we hope that you’ll join us in our transition. Our shows will be very much the same, though perhaps a little shorter – we know firsthand that college students have busy schedules. We’ll start the new era of The M&M Report with a discussion of one of our favorite shows, The West Wing. Plus, the triumphant return of Devin Doesn’t Like Things.

Until then…thanks for listening!

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What I Thought About During “Spring Breakers”

Spring Breakers

I’m not sure if Spring Breakers is a good movie. I’m not sure if I enjoyed watching it. I am sure, however, that Harmony Korine’s sexually explicit, aesthetically unhinged, narratively distant 2013 film gave me a lot to think about. For a movie that many people dismissed as a vapid fantasy of teen bacchanalia, that’s quite the accomplishment. Here’s what I was thinking as the movie unfolded in all of its jarring glory.

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