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On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I reflect on the summer movie season so far, catching up on some of the big and small films — “Baby Driver” & “Okja” most prominently—we’ve seen. Our main review comes in the second half of the show where we discuss director David Lowery‘s “A Ghost Story.” LISTEN TO: AYT talks “The Beguiled” & “The Bad Batch“ All episodes of Adjust Your Tracking are part of The Playlist Podcast Network and can be found on iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.   Continue reading Adjust Your Tracking Talks ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Okja’ & ‘A Ghost Story’ [Podcast] at The Playlist.

It’s been glowingly reviewed by our colleague Drew, but we (as in Jess and Oli) have not yet seen Christopher Nolan‘s “Dunkirk.” You can tell we haven’t seen “Dunkirk” (IMAX OR STFU) because we are still schlepping about in our meatsack bodies and have not ascended to the higher astral plane attained by those who have seen “Dunkirk” (OMG! HANS ZIMMER FTW), a film of such perfection it represents mankind’s crowning achievement to date. Continue reading The 25 Best War Movies Of All Time at The Playlist.

It seemed, for a while at least, like Christopher Nolan was going to be the savior of big budget cinema. This was, after all, a filmmaker who had earned his stripes making morally and formally complex thrillers on a modest scale, before joining the ranks of the Hollywood elite when he redefined what a superhero movie could (and should) be. In between entries in his Dark Knight saga he made equally heady, but now larger scale one-offs that were equally challenging and entertaining. Continue reading Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Is A Bruising, Blockbuster Experience [Review] at The Playlist.

The ‘Game’ is once again afoot. Last night, “Game of Thrones” (read our episode recap here) returned with [mild episode spoilers] a massacre by poison, Jim Broadbent, an undead giant, a proposal of marriage, a bedpan montage, a man-bun/top-knot and Ed Sheeran  — about whom you can avoid all the outrage if, like me, you couldn’t pick him out of a lineup anyway. “Dragonstone,” the first installment of the show’s seven-episode seventh season has immediately plunged us back into the thick of the intrigue with even the Narrow Sea no longer separating Daenerys and her allies, armies and dragons from the warring Houses of Westeros, and the White Walkers. Continue reading The 10 Best Episodes Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ at The Playlist.

In this era of Peak TV there is no way to make everyone happy. There are always going to be snubs when it comes to the Emmy nominations. There are always going to be deserving nominees who didn’t make the cut. The question this year was whether the Television Academy could continue their trend of rewarding those truly deserving of recognition as opposed to those shows they just love to watch every week. And, some might say that’s one and the same. Continue reading Best And Worst Of The 2017 Emmy Awards Nominations: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘The Leftovers’ at The Playlist.

Remember when “truth is stranger than fiction” used to be a thing that boring people said to fill awkward post-anecdote gaps at dinner parties and before it became the literal truth of every waking moment living in the Western world in 2017? Yeah, us neither. But of all cinematic forms perhaps it’s our appreciation of documentary filmmaking that has been most affected by the experience of living in such unsettled times — with only a few exceptions the docs we’ve been most impressed by this year have commented on the state we’re in right now, even when they ostensibly have done nothing of the sort. Continue reading The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2017 So Far at The Playlist.

Remember when “truth is stranger than fiction” used to be a thing that boring people said to fill awkward post-anecdote gaps at dinner parties and before it became the literal truth of every waking moment living in the Western world in 2017? Yeah, us neither. But of all cinematic forms perhaps it’s our appreciation of documentary filmmaking that has been most affected by the experience of living in such unsettled times — with only a few exceptions the docs we’ve been most impressed by this year have commented on the state we’re in right now, even when they ostensibly have done nothing of the sort. Continue reading The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2017 So Far at The Playlist.

It might be middle of summer, but that doesn’t mean Hollywood isn’t thinking about awards. The 2017 Emmy Award nominations are here, and HBO will be popping the champagne. The network’s brand new, expensive, and somewhat risky sci-fi series “Westworld” is the toast of the town, with the series leading the field with 22 nominations. The show is tied with “Saturday Night Live” for the most nominations, with the sketch show no doubt aided by a very buzzy election year, which saw Alec Baldwin frequently guest as Donald Trump, and Melissa McCarthy play Sean Spicer. Continue reading 2017 Emmy Award Nominations Led By ‘Westworld’ & ‘Saturday Night Live’ at The Playlist.

This time last year we were feeling pretty down about the state of the blockbuster summer, having had a run of duds so instantly forgettable that we had to look them up again to remember (stuff like “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Alice Through The Looking Glass,” “Warcraft,” and “Independence Day” — see what I mean?) Spin forward a twelvemonth and the picture is very different. Continue reading 50 Films We Hope To See At The 2017 Fall Festivals at The Playlist.