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The Canon

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Film critics Devin Faraci (BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH.) and Amy Nicholson (MTV News) have a weekly conversation about if a film is worthy to enter the Canon. They will put it up to fan vote at the end of the show, and the legacy of each movie will be offic...Show More


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1:25:24 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Writer Andrew Barker of Variety joins Amy to discuss the 1991 action thriller “Point Break.” They examine the film as an entrance to the 90s, the complex dynamic between Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayz...Show More
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I so enjoy the insightful and intelligent discussion of cinema on The Canon, especially when the topic is a great, somewhat lowbrow pop movi...Show More

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1:18:31 | Aug 13th, 2018

Amy announces the winner of the final Canon call-in showdown, before presenting an episode of Unspooled, all about 1998's Titanic. Don't forget to subscribe to Unspooled on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or...Show More
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1:02:19 | Jul 16th, 2018

We asked, and you nominated! For the final episode of the season, Amy and Engineer Sam take listener calls to hear arguments as to which of these films should enter The Canon: David Fincher’s 2007 thr...Show More
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1:12:10 | Jul 9th, 2018

Arts editor at Guardian US Benjamin Lee joins Amy for the penultimate episode of the season to discuss the 1996 Wes Craven slasher “Scream.” They break down the movie’s deceptive callousness, how it m...Show More
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1:11:13 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson joins Amy this week to discuss the 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens.” They break down the film’s more difficult moments, examining the relationship between Big Edie and ...Show More
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