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241. All News Episode

February 24th, 2019 · Comments

In a shorter than usual episode, Matt and Ed go without a theme and talk about some of the big film and TV stories of the week, including the Independent Spirits Awards, the sudden end of Netflix's Marvel TV universe, and the death of Stanley Donen.

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238. Special Features

February 4th, 2019 · Comments

In this episode, Ed and Emily cast their minds back to the golden age of physical media and misspent youths listening to Futurama audio commentaries, watching Lord of the Rings documentaries, and learning about the art and craft of filmmaking through special features and DVD extras. They also discuss the return of The L Word and the closure of Ultraviolet.

Here is where you can watch Original Cast Album: Company, as recommended by Ed

00:00:00 - 00:01:15 - Intro

00:01:16 - 00:18:43 - News

00:18:44 - 00:45:40 - Ed & Emily discuss Special Features

00:45:41 - 00:51:16 - SRS Recommends & Outro


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231. Roeg Nation

November 26th, 2018 · Comments

It's an All News episode of Shot/Reverse Shot this week as Matt and Ed discuss the future of streaming in a post-FilmStruck world, the trailer for the computer generated remake of The Lion King, and the deaths of Nicolas Roeg and Ricky Jay. They also find time to discuss Ed's ill-advised decision to watch Gotti, Fred Durst's directorial style, and sea shanties.


00:00:00 - 00:12:45 - Intro

00:12:46 - 00:48:14 - News

00:48:15 - 00:52:01 - SRS Recommends & Outro

00:52:02 - 00:55:27 - Shanty Talk!


- "Monologue: An Antelope from The Lion King Wonders Why He Was Invited to the Celebration of Simba's Birth" from McSweeneys, as recommended by Matt

- "Secrets of the Magus", the New Yorker profile of Ricky Jay from 1993

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207. Directors Cuts

May 20th, 2018 · Comments

Inspired by the recently released remixed version of Arrested Development's fourth season, Matt and Ed discuss instances where creators re-edited their own work, and the at times noble, at times crassly commercial, reasons behind them. They also talk about the brief, terrible cancellation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and sift through some of the news stories that came out of Cannes over the past two weeks.

00:00:00 - 00:22:41 - Intro & News

00:22:42 - 01:00:20 - Matt & Ed discuss Directors Cuts and Arrested Development: Fateful Consequences

01:00:21 - 01:06:26 - SRS Recommends & Outro



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194. Oscar Nominations 2018

January 29th, 2018 · Comments

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced this week, so Matt and Ed talk about the movies they were happy to see get nominated (Get Out) and the ones they weren't (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), as well as what the nominees say about the Oscars as an institution at a time of social upheaval and introspection. They also get mad about Peter Rabbit and mourn the deaths of Dolores O'Riordan, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Mark E. Smith.

00:00:00 - 00:04:31 - Intro

00:04:32 - 00:30:13 - News

00:30:14 - 01:21:51 - Matt & Ed discuss the 2018 Oscar Nominations (spoilers for Three Billboards from 49:00 until 01:01:30 

01:21:52 - 01:28:16 - SRS Recommends & Outro

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193. The Best Actors Working Today

January 14th, 2018 · Comments

As awards season kicks into high gear, Matt and Ed talk about who they think are the best actors working today, a discussion which inevitably gets derailed by talk about Method Acting as an exercise in performative masculinity, the ways in which critics devalue comedic performances, and Adam Driver's chest.

00:00:00 - 00:27:28 - Intro & News

00:27:28 - 01:14:51 - Matt & Ed talk about the best actors working today

01:14:52 - 01:19:20 - SRS Recommends & Outro

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183. Films We Were Wrong About

October 23rd, 2017 · Comments

Inspired by their shared re-evaluation of Blade Runner a few weeks ago, Matt and Ed talk about movies they misjudged, either because they dismissed them only to later discover that they were masterpieces, or fully endorsed before shamefacedly backtracking at a later date. They also discuss Netflix's decision to spend $8 billion of making original movies and $1 on marketing them, getting old, and James Toback. Ed also finds time to rail against Apple's truly appalling update to their podcasting app.

00:00:00 - 00:10:00 - Intro

00:10:01 - 00:33:54 - News

00:33:55 - 01:30:04 - Matt & Ed talk about movies that they were wrong about

01:30:05 - 01:38:29 - SRS Recommends & Outro

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179. It’s The Return of The Matt

September 25th, 2017 · Comments

Pump up the world! Matt's returned from travelling around the real world and is ready to put the film world on notice.

After talking about all the amazing places he visited over nine months of travel, Matt and Ed discuss some of the big stories of the year that they weren't able to cover in his absence, including Moonlight winning Best Picture, the fragility of Star Wars directors, and the horrendous summer box office. Then they talk about a very current scandal rocking the film critic and cinephile communities: the sexual assault allegations against AICN's Harry Knowles, and the broader crisis of a film culture which is a male-dominated space that's at best unwelcoming to women.

00:00:00 - 00:01:29 - Intro

00:01:30 - 00:54:41 - Matt & Ed catch up and discuss the big stories of the year so far

00:54:42 - 01:11:02 - Discussion of the Alamo Drafthouse/Fantastic Fest/Harry Knowles scandal

01:11:03 - 01:18:32 - SRS Recommends & Outro

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Shot/Reverse Shot Presents: The First Annual Anna Faris Memorial Award for Making the Best of a Bad Situation

January 9th, 2017 · Comments

It's Awards Season, and with a gap in the schedule between the Golden Globes and the Oscars, Ed decided to leap into the fray with Shot/Reverse Shot's first ever awards ceremony: The First Annual Anna Faris Memorial Award for Making the Best of a Bad Situation, in which praise is showered on the actors who did good work in bad movies, or who at the very least made shrewd choices when deciding to sign on to be in bad movies. Mainly, it's an opportunity for Ed to talk about how much he enjoys Billy on the Street.

Here is Dan Olson's video on the editing in Suicide Squad, which Ed mentions at one point and is well worth half an hour of your time.

- There's no clip for The Angry Birds Movie because that film is poison even in audio form.

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164. Playing Against Type

December 5th, 2016 · Comments

Sometimes actors and directors get stuck making one type of movie and, through their own choice or external circumstances, they try something completely new and unexpected. In this episode, Matt and Ed discuss successful reinventions, the ones that failed, and the times when whole careers were sent off in a new direction by one fateful film. They also discuss The Hamilton Mixtape, how many good films came out in 1999, and the controversy surrounding the production of Last Tango in Paris and the broader problems of how it has been reported.

00:00:00 - 00:18:45 - Intro & News

00:18:46 - 01:00:35 - Matt & Ed discuss Playing Against Type

01:00:36 - 01:06:12 - SRS Recommends & Outro

Note: We sincerely apologise for the brief, scattered audio issues in the first half of the episode. There was some static on the recording and while almost all of has been edited out, there were a few moments where it couldn't be removed.

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Episode 100!

June 25th, 2015 · Comments

In this Very Special Episode, Matt and Ed convene in the same bloody room for once to celebrate the 100th episode of Shot/Reverse Shot! To mark the occasion, they took questions from listeners via Twitter, Facebook, and in person and endeavored to answer as many of them as possible. With such a broad brief, the episode encompasses everything from their favourite cinemas, snacks, scores, and actors, to in-depth discussions of Hollywood's odd unwillingness to cast gay men in leading roles and the slow death of "serious" cinema for mainstream audiences. They also finally reveal the fate of one-time SRS host Joe Gastineau.

Thanks to all those who submitted questions for this episode, as well as to all of you who have listened to the show over the last three and a half years. We really appreciate it and look forward to doing more episodes in the years to come.
Show Notes

00:00 - 01:57 - Intro & discussion of the momentous occasion.
01:58 - 1:26:21 - Matt and Ed answer your questions (assuming that you asked some)!
1:26:22 - 1:29:11 - Thanks & Outro

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97. Doc/Fest 2015, Or, Matt and Ed Can’t Handle The Truth!

June 1st, 2015 · Comments

This Friday sees the start of Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the biggest and best documentary festivals in the world and a favourite of this show. Unfortunately, for the first time in years, neither Matt or Ed are able to tend this year due to other commitments and the Atlantic Ocean, respectively. To commiserate, they talk about what they love about Doc/Fest, then use that as an opportunity to talk about different strains of documentary filmmaking, such as activist docs like Blackfish and rock docs like Made of Stone, and the ways in which Netflix has altered the landscape for documentary distribution. They also introduce a new feature, whereby they recommend a different film or television related thing that they feel would enrich your lives.

And, as with last week, they are still taking questions for the 100th episode, so please submit them via TwitterFacebook, or email (best to use before June 13th. If you want to go the extra mile, then please submit them as an audio file (you can record them as voice memos on most phones) and we'll play them as part of the episode.

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87. Matt and Ed Have Nothing

March 15th, 2015 · Comments

In a break from the usual format, this episode of Shot/Reverse Shot isn't based around any particular theme. With no central topic to discuss this week, Matt and Ed instead discuss some of the big stories of the week including the death of Terry Pratchett, the rapidly expanding Ghostbusters universe, HBO's The Jinx, and some film about wars among the stars. They also try to figure out a way of proving once and for all just how tall Vince Vaughn is.

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