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The Big Picture

The Ringer dives into movies as Editor-In-Chief Sean Fennessey sits down with Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers, breaks down the latest industry trends, handicaps the upcoming Oscars race, and reviews new films with Ringer colleagues like Shea Serrano, Amanda Dobbins, and Bill Simmons.
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Jordan Peele on ‘Us’ | Interview Mar 19, 2019 Listen Download
Ben Affleck | Career Arc Mar 15, 2019 Listen Download
‘Us’ and the Best Movies at SXSW, Plus Sebastián Lelio on ‘Gloria Bell’ | The Big Picture Mar 12, 2019 Listen Download
‘Captain Marvel’ Is a ’90s Nostalgia Play. Did It Work? | Exit Survey Mar 8, 2019 Listen Download
‘Leaving Neverland,’ Spielberg’s Oscar Battle with Netflix, and the Best Movies of 2019 So Far | The Big Picture Mar 5, 2019 Listen Download
The Oscars Aftermath Mailbag, Plus Neil Jordan on ‘Greta’ | Interview (Ep. 132) Feb 28, 2019 Listen Download
Oscars 2019: Instant Reactions to ‘Green Book’ and the Two Warring Academies | The Oscars Show (Ep. 131) Feb 25, 2019 Listen Download
Pro Wrestling Goes to the Movies, Plus Stephen Merchant on ‘Fighting With My Family’ | Interview (Ep. 130) Feb 22, 2019 Listen Download
The 2019 Oscar Narratives, Explained | The Oscars Show (Ep. 129) Feb 20, 2019 Listen Download
The 2019 Oscars: Final Ballot Predictions | The Oscars Show (Ep. 128) Feb 19, 2019 Listen Download
The Case for a ‘Black Panther’ Best Picture Win, Plus a Conversation With Nominee Ruth E. Carter | The Oscars Show (Ep. 127) Feb 15, 2019 Listen Download
The Oscars Are Removing Four Categories From the Telecast. Why? Plus a Conversation With Nominee Nicholas Britell | The Oscars Show (Ep. 126) Feb 12, 2019 Listen Download
The Top Five Steven Soderbergh Films | Discussion (Ep. 125) Feb 8, 2019 Listen Download
The Most Unpredictable Oscar Race, Plus the Directors of ‘Free Solo’ | Interview (Ep. 124) Feb 7, 2019 Listen Download
'The Wife'-a-Palooza, Plus Barry Alexander Brown on Editing ‘BlacKkKlansman’ | The Oscars Show (Ep. 123) Feb 5, 2019 Listen Download
‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Director Dan Gilroy on Genre-Hopping with Netflix | Interview (Ep. 122) Feb 1, 2019 Listen Download
Are the Oscars in a State of Crisis? | The Oscars Show (Ep. 121) Jan 30, 2019 Listen Download
Oscar Nominations: What We Know and What We Don’t | The Big Picture (Ep. 120) Jan 22, 2019 Listen Download
M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Is a Twist On Superhero Box Office Power | Exit Survey (Ep. 119) Jan 21, 2019 Listen Download
A Fyre Festival Documentary Arms Race, and Bing Liu on Creating ‘Minding the Gap’ | Interview (Ep. 118) Jan 18, 2019 Listen Download
What Does 'Best Picture' Even Mean? | The Oscars Show (Ep. 117) Jan 15, 2019 Listen Download
Top Five L.A. Movies, Plus Karyn Kusama on ‘Destroyer’ | Interview (Ep. 116) Jan 11, 2019 Listen Download
Instant Reactions to a Truly Ludicrous Golden Globes | The Oscars Show (Ep. 115) Jan 7, 2019 Listen Download
Adam McKay on ‘Vice,’ Power, Comedy, and Criticism | Interview (Ep. 114) Jan 4, 2019 Listen Download
Our Golden Globes Predictions, Plus ‘Cold War’ Director Pawel Pawlikowski | The Oscars Show (Ep. 113) Jan 2, 2019 Listen Download
The ‘Vice’ Backlash and the Oprah Bounce | The Oscars Show (Ep. 112) Dec 27, 2018 Listen Download
‘Aquaman’: The Weird, Sort of Good (?) Future of Comic Book Movies | Exit Survey (Ep. 111) Dec 21, 2018 Listen Download
It’s Time for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Fever | Exit Survey (Ep. 110) Dec 19, 2018 Listen Download
‘Roma,’ ‘The Mule,’ and the Mailbag | The Oscars Show (Ep. 109) Dec 18, 2018 Listen Download
‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: One of the Best Superhero Movies Ever | Exit Survey (Ep. 108) Dec 14, 2018 Listen Download
Barry Jenkins on ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and Life After ‘Moonlight’ | Interview (Ep. 107) Dec 13, 2018 Listen Download
The Kevin Hart Fiasco and the Best Performances of 2018 With Wesley Morris | The Oscars Show (Ep. 106) Dec 11, 2018 Listen Download
The Top 10 Films of the Year | Discussion (Ep. 105) Dec 7, 2018 Listen Download
The Golden Globes Nominations: Surprises and Snubs | The Oscars Show (Ep. 104) Dec 6, 2018 Listen Download
John Krasinski on ‘A Quiet Place’ and the Question of a Sequel | Interview (Ep. 103) Nov 29, 2018 Listen Download
Do the Oscars Need 'Star' Power—and 'Black Panther'—to Thrive? | The Oscars Show (Ep. 102) Nov 27, 2018 Listen Download
Steven Caple Jr. on ‘Creed II,’ the Rocky Franchise, and Making a Great Sports Movie | Interview (Ep. 101) Nov 21, 2018 Listen Download
Steve McQueen on ‘Widows’ and Reinventing the Heist Movie | Interview (Ep. 100) Nov 19, 2018 Listen Download
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald | Exit Survey (Ep. 99) Nov 16, 2018 Listen Download
The Top Five Coen Brothers Films | Discussion (Ep. 98) Nov 15, 2018 Listen Download
‘Outlaw King’ Is Netflix’s Foray Into Prestige. Did It Work? | The Oscars Show (Ep. 97) Nov 13, 2018 Listen Download
Body Horror to the Extreme With ‘Overlord’ Director Julius Avery | Interview (Ep. 96) Nov 9, 2018 Listen Download
Greg Kinnear on The Bill Simmons Podcast | Interview (Ep. 95) Nov 7, 2018 Listen Download
Bohemian Rhapsody I Exit Survey (Ep. 94) Nov 5, 2018 Listen Download
The Top Five Westerns Since 1993 | Discussion (Ep. 93) Nov 2, 2018 Listen Download
Luca Guadagnino on the Gory Glory of 'Suspiria' | Interview (Ep. 92) Nov 1, 2018 Listen Download
Introducing 'The Oscars Show' and the 2018 Oscar Narratives I The Oscars Show (Ep. 91) Oct 30, 2018 Listen Download
The Top 5 Streaming Horror Films Right Now with Bill Simmons | Discussion (Ep. 90) Oct 26, 2018 Listen Download
Paul Dano on Directing His First Film and Adapting Richard Ford's 'Wildlife' | Interview (Ep. 89) Oct 25, 2018 Listen Download
The Big Picture: A Ringer Movies Podcast Oct 18, 2018 Listen Download
'The Oath’ and Ike Barinholtz’s Response to the Chaotic News Cycle | The Big Picture (Ep. 88) Oct 12, 2018 Listen Download
‘A Star Is Born’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 87) Oct 8, 2018 Listen Download
David Lowery on Directing Robert Redford's Final Film, 'The Old Man and the Gun' | The Big Picture (Ep. 86) Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
Ethan Hawke Will 'Blaze' a Trail as a Director, Too | The Big Picture (Ep. 85) Sep 21, 2018 Listen Download
Nicole Holofcener, 'The Land of Steady Habits,' and the Characters From Her Own Life | The Big Picture (Ep. 84) Sep 14, 2018 Listen Download
Michel Gondry Reunites With Jim Carrey in ‘Kidding’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 83) Sep 7, 2018 Listen Download
Aneesh Chaganty on Leaving Google to Make ‘Searching’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 82) Aug 31, 2018 Listen Download
The Summer Movie Awards | The Big Picture (Ep. 81) Aug 24, 2018 Listen Download
How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Jon M. Chu Earned His Spot | The Big Picture (Ep. 80) Aug 17, 2018 Listen Download
We Actually Fixed the Oscars | The Big Picture (Ep. 79) Aug 9, 2018 Listen Download
Making ‘Mission: Impossible’ the Best Movie Franchise, With Christopher McQuarrie | The Big Picture (Ep. 78) Jul 27, 2018 Listen Download
Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ Captures the Experience of Middle School and Right Now | The Big Picture (Ep. 77) Jul 20, 2018 Listen Download
What Inspires Gus Van Sant? | The Big Picture (Ep. 76) Jul 13, 2018 Listen Download
Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Is a Cinematic Acid Trip | The Big Picture (Ep. 75) Jul 9, 2018 Listen Download
'Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Goes Big, With Peyton Reed | The Big Picture (Ep. 74) Jul 6, 2018 Listen Download
Why ‘Sicario’ Needed a Sequel, With Stefano Sollima | The Big Picture (Ep. 73) Jun 29, 2018 Listen Download
Do You Love Scary Dinosaurs? J.A. Bayona’s 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Has Scary Dinosaurs | The Big Picture (Ep. 72) Jun 22, 2018 Listen Download
‘Incredibles 2’ and Brad Bird’s Super-Powered Return to Pixar | The Big Picture (Ep. 71) Jun 15, 2018 Listen Download
Morgan Neville’s Mister Rogers Documentary Reminds Us to Be a Good Neighbor | The Big Picture (Ep. 70) Jun 13, 2018 Listen Download
Hereditary’ Is the Most Disturbing Horror Movie in Years, With Ari Aster | The Big Picture (Ep. 69) Jun 8, 2018 Listen Download
Truth, Fiction, and a Hollywood Heist Movie, With Bart Layton | The Big Picture (Ep. 68) Jun 1, 2018 Listen Download
'Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 67) May 25, 2018 Listen Download
Making ‘First Reformed,’ the Best Movie of the Year So Far, With Paul Schrader | The Big Picture (Ep. 66) May 21, 2018 Listen Download
Emergency ‘Deadpool 2’ Debate | The Big Picture (Ep. 65) May 18, 2018 Listen Download
Making the Melissa McCarthy Machine, With Ben Falcone | The Big Picture (Ep. 64) May 14, 2018 Listen Download
Jason Reitman Is Not Here to Make a Blockbuster | The Big Picture (Ep. 63) May 10, 2018 Listen Download
Emergency ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breakdown I The Big Picture (Ep. 62) Apr 27, 2018 Listen Download
William Friedkin Meets a Real-Life ‘Exorcist’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 61) Apr 23, 2018 Listen Download
4/20 Special: Jay Chandrasekhar’s ‘Super Troopers’ Return | The Big Picture (Ep. 60) Apr 20, 2018 Listen Download
Life and Death in the American West With ‘Lean on Pete’ Director Andrew Haigh | The Big Picture (Ep. 58) Apr 13, 2018 Listen Download
'Blockers’ and the Revival of the Studio Comedy With Kay Cannon | The Big Picture (Ep. 58) Apr 6, 2018 Listen Download
Steven Spielberg's Top 5 Movies With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Big Picture (Ep. 57) Mar 30, 2018 Listen Download
Cults, Sex, and the American Dream in 'Wild Wild Country' I The Big Picture (Ep. 56) Mar 27, 2018 Listen Download
The Best Movies at the SXSW Film Festival | The Big Picture (Ep. 55) Mar 16, 2018 Listen Download
Cory Finley Breaks From the Stage with ‘Thoroughbreds’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 54) Mar 9, 2018 Listen Download
Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ Transformation With Francis Lawrence | The Big Picture (Ep. 53) Mar 2, 2018 Listen Download
Is ‘Three Billboards’ Actually Just ‘Crash’ 2.0? Plus, Other Oscars Takes | The Big Picture (Ep. 52) Feb 27, 2018 Listen Download
'Annihilation,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ and Alex Garland’s Disturbing Sci-Fi Vision | The Big Picture (Ep. 51) Feb 23, 2018 Listen Download
Yance Ford Made ‘Strong Island’ to Face Down the Past | The Big Picture (Ep. 50) Feb 19, 2018 Listen Download
Why Stop-Motion Animation Takes Forever to Make, With Nick Park | The Big Picture (Ep. 49) Feb 16, 2018 Listen Download
The Rise of Alex Ross Perry: From the Art House to the Mouse House | The Big Picture (Ep. 48) Feb 12, 2018 Listen Download
'Icarus’ Filmmaker Bryan Fogel on Why Russia Won’t Be at the Olympics | The Big Picture (Ep. 47) Feb 9, 2018 Listen Download
The Art of True Crime Documentary with Erin Lee Carr | The Big Picture (Ep. 46) Feb 2, 2018 Listen Download
Oscar Season: The Snubs and Surprises of the Academy Awards Nominations | The Big Picture (Ep. 45) Jan 23, 2018 Listen Download
Making Kick-Ass Liam Neeson Movies With Director Jaume Collet-Serra | The Big Picture (Ep. 44) Jan 12, 2018 Listen Download
The Urgency of ‘The Post’ With Screenwriters Liz Hannah and Josh Singer | The Big Picture (Ep. 43) Dec 29, 2017 Listen Download
The Best Movies of 2017 | The Big Picture (Ep. 42) Dec 22, 2017 Listen Download
‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Just the Beginning for Rian Johnson | The Big Picture (Ep. 41) Dec 18, 2017 Listen Download
Was 2007 the Best Year for Film? | The Big Picture (Ep. 40) Dec 15, 2017 Listen Download
Sean Baker’s Wondrous ‘The Florida Project’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 39) Dec 8, 2017 Listen Download
Errol Morris's Catnip for Conspiracy Theorists | The Big Picture (Ep. 38) Dec 1, 2017 Listen Download
Joe Wright Bounces Back From His Darkest Hour | The Big Picture (Ep. 37) Nov 22, 2017 Listen Download
The Past, Present, and Future of Superhero Movies | The Big Picture (Ep. 35) Nov 17, 2017 Listen Download
Greta Gerwig on ‘Lady Bird,’ One of the Year’s Best Movies | The Big Picture (Ep. 34) Nov 13, 2017 Listen Download
Passing Time With Richard Linklater | The Big Picture (Ep. 33) Nov 10, 2017 Listen Download
How to Make a Marvel Movie Funny With ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi | The Big Picture (Ep. 32) Nov 3, 2017 Listen Download
Ruben Östlund Is Trying to Provoke You | The Big Picture (Ep. 31) Oct 27, 2017 Listen Download
Todd Haynes on Growing Up and Going ‘Wonderstruck’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 30) Oct 20, 2017 Listen Download
Noah Baumbach and Capturing the American Family | The Big Picture (Ep. 29) Oct 16, 2017 Listen Download
Darren Aronofsky on Pushing the Envelope | The Big Picture (Ep. 28) Oct 11, 2017 Listen Download
Stephen Frears and the Inner Workings of the Royal Family | The Big Picture (Ep. 27) Sep 29, 2017 Listen Download
Dissecting 'Mother!,' the Most Controversial Movie of the Year | The Big Picture (Ep. 26) Sep 22, 2017 Listen Download
Danny Strong and the Recipe for a Classic Biopic | The Big Picture (Ep. 25) Sep 15, 2017 Listen Download
'It' Director Andy Muschietti on Adapting Stephen King | The Big Picture (Ep. 24) Sep 8, 2017 Listen Download
Jay Baruchel’s Directorial Debut and Making an Authentic Hockey Movie | The Big Picture (Ep. 23) Sep 1, 2017 Listen Download
Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman Channel Rejection and Anxiety to Make ‘Lemon’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 22) Aug 18, 2017 Listen Download
The Safdie Brothers and ‘Good Time,’ an Instant New York Classic | The Big Picture (Ep. 21) Aug 11, 2017 Listen Download
Taylor Sheridan, 'Wind River,' and How to Write a Killer Movie | The Big Picture (Ep. 20) Aug 4, 2017 Listen Download
Jenny Slate, Gillian Robespierre, and Elisabeth Holm on ‘Landline’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 19) Jul 21, 2017 Listen Download
Matt Reeves Puts Humanity in ‘The Planet of the Apes’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 18) Jul 14, 2017 Listen Download
David Lowery’s Strange and Beautiful ‘A Ghost Story’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 17) Jul 6, 2017 Listen Download
Female-Powered Comedy With ‘Rough Night’ Creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs | The Big Picture (Ep. 16) Jun 16, 2017 Listen Download
Modern Horror and ‘It Comes at Night’ Director Trey Edward Shults | The Big Picture (Ep. 15) Jun 8, 2017 Listen Download
Amy Schumer’s Career Arc, and ‘Snatched’ Director Jonathan Levine | The Big Picture (Ep. 14) Jun 1, 2017 Listen Download
Doug Liman on ‘The Wall’ and Making Movies His Way | The Big Picture (Ep. 13) May 15, 2017 Listen Download
Guy Ritchie and the Challenges of Making ‘King Arthur’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 12) May 11, 2017 Listen Download
‘Sleight’ Director J.D. Dillard | The Big Picture (Ep. 11) Apr 28, 2017 Listen Download
'Free Fire’ Director Ben Wheatley | The Big Picture (Ep. 10) Apr 21, 2017 Listen Download
‘The Lost City of Z’ Director James Gray | The Big Picture (Ep. 9) Apr 13, 2017 Listen Download
Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg on Their New Film ‘Win It All’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 8) Apr 7, 2017 Listen Download
‘The Discovery’ Director Charlie McDowell | The Big Picture (Ep. 7) Mar 31, 2017 Listen Download
Interview With 'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele | The Big Picture (Ep. 6) Mar 9, 2017 Listen Download
'A Cure for Wellness' Director Gore Verbinski on Making Something Outside the Box and the Future of the Industry | The Big Picture (Ep. 5) Feb 17, 2017 Listen Download
Barry Jenkins on Crafting the Sincerity of ‘Moonlight’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 4) Feb 9, 2017 Listen Download
Interview With ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Director Ezra Edelman | The Big Picture (Ep. 3) Feb 3, 2017 Listen Download
Interview With ‘20th Century Women’ Director Mike Mills | The Big Picture (Ep. 2) Jan 19, 2017 Listen Download
Interview With 'Hidden Figures' Director Ted Melfi | The Big Picture (Ep. 1) Jan 13, 2017 Listen Download

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