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The Big Picture

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Rank #14 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
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The Ringer dives into movies as 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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The Ringer dives into movies as 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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Always on Point

By hillside80 - Nov 13 2019
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Really enjoy Sean and Amanda’s insight!

Give me Spiderman!

By Oprah winfrey - Nov 12 2019
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Pay Rendon and give me Spiderman pictures

iTunes Ratings

1295 Ratings
Average Ratings
1046
108
57
44
40

Always on Point

By hillside80 - Nov 13 2019
Read more
Really enjoy Sean and Amanda’s insight!

Give me Spiderman!

By Oprah winfrey - Nov 12 2019
Read more
Pay Rendon and give me Spiderman pictures
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The Big Picture

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The Ringer dives into movies as 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.

Rank #1: Steven Spielberg's Top 5 Movies With Bill Simmons and Chris Ryan | The Big Picture (Ep. 57)

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In preparation for Steven Spielberg's ‘Ready Player One,’ The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Chris Ryan discuss and debate the prolific filmmaker's best movies of all time. They cover everything from ‘Jaws’ to ‘Jurassic Park,’ from the ‘Indiana Jones’ series to ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ and many, many more (1:00). And later, CEO of The Ringer Bill Simmons stops by to give his take on how terrifying 'Jaws' was and Spielberg's career (43:00).Ringer web store

Mar 30 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: Interview With 'Get Out' Director Jordan Peele | The Big Picture (Ep. 6)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with writer-director Jordan Peele (of 'Key & Peele' fame) to discuss his new hit film, 'Get Out,' how and why he made it, and its overwhelmingly positive reception. Peele also talks about ideas for alternate scenes and endings as well as his reasoning behind some of the movie's most pivotal moments.

Mar 09 2017

38mins

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Rank #3: The 10 Best Horror Movies of the Decade | The Big Picture

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The '10s are nearly over, and horror has been one of the decade's most dominant genres. Chris Ryan teams up with Sean to break down the very best the genre has had to offer and where it's going in the coming decades (2:08). Then, Sean is joined by screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski to talk about their new, Eddie Murphy–starring film, 'Dolemite Is My Name,' and their long history capturing what they call "the fringe history of America" in their screenplays (52:21).


Host: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Chris Ryan, Scott Alexander, and Larry Karaszewski

Oct 25 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #4: Hereditary’ Is the Most Disturbing Horror Movie in Years, With Ari Aster | The Big Picture (Ep. 69)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with filmmaker Ari Aster to discuss his first full-length feature, ‘Hereditary,’ and the process of crafting a deeply disturbing experience for moviegoers.

Jun 08 2018

25mins

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Rank #5: Barry Jenkins on Crafting the Sincerity of ‘Moonlight’ | The Big Picture (Ep. 4)

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Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight is one of the heavyweights in this year’s Academy Awards race, racking up eight nominations. The film was the first movie for Jenkins in eight years, and provided particular challenges due to limited funding and time. One way he overcame those obstacles and made his movie unique was by casting non-actors alongside actors, something he discussed with Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey.

Feb 09 2017

32mins

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Rank #6: Was 2007 the Best Year for Film? | The Big Picture (Ep. 40)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, and Andy Greenwald go back to 2007 to discuss the most fascinating year for movies in recent memory.

Dec 15 2017

41mins

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Rank #7: ‘Avengers: Endgame’: Emergency Deep Dive (SPOILERS) | Exit Survey

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‘Avengers: Endgame,’ the culmination of more than a decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, is finally here. We discuss how the long-running arcs of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and many others have been strung together and resolved in ‘Endgame.’ Plus, we break down the movie’s complex ideas about time travel, character deaths, and, ultimately, its stakes. Finally, we take stock of where this leaves the MCU, and what could be in store for Phase 4 and beyond.


Host: Sean Fennessey

Guest: Mallory Rubin

Apr 26 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #8: Emergency ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Breakdown I The Big Picture (Ep. 62)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and David Shoemaker take an exhaustive trip through the galaxy to break down the plot twists, character deaths, and paths forward for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the action-packed, plot-heavy ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ SPOILER ALERT: The second half of this episode contains serious spoilers for the movie. Be warned!

Apr 27 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #9: How to Make a Marvel Movie Funny With ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi | The Big Picture (Ep. 32)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with Taika Waititi about his transition from small indie comedies in New Zealand to Marvel’s big-budget superhero epic ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

Nov 03 2017

33mins

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Rank #10: The Top 5 Streaming Horror Films Right Now with Bill Simmons | Discussion (Ep. 90)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey and Bill Simmons each run down their lists of five great horror films they love that are streaming right now.

Oct 26 2018

45mins

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Rank #11: The Best Movies of 2017 | The Big Picture (Ep. 42)

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The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey, Chris Ryan, Amanda Dobbins and K. Austin Collins rank and debate the best movies of 2017.

Dec 22 2017

38mins

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Rank #12: Interview With ‘O.J.: Made in America’ Director Ezra Edelman | The Big Picture (Ep. 3)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey sits down with filmmaker Ezra Edelman to discuss the making of O.J.: Made in America, his epic eight-hour Oscar-nominated documentary examining O.J. Simpson’s rise and fall through the lens of race, place, celebrity, and time.

Feb 03 2017

56mins

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Rank #13: ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ Is Quentin Tarantino’s Most Sentimental Film Yet (SPOILERS) | Exit Survey

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We gather to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s ninth—and allegedly penultimate—film, ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.’ We break down everything from Leonardo DiCaprio grappling with the end of his career in the leading role, to Brad Pitt’s quiet charisma, to the way historical accuracy competes with fantasy.


Hosts: Sean Fennessey, Amanda Dobbins, Chris Ryan

Jul 26 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: The Top 10 Films of the Year | Discussion (Ep. 105)

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We break down which movies made the final cut for our top 10 lists this year — including everything from ‘Black Panther’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ to ‘Burning,’ ‘Support the Girls,’ ‘Minding the Gap,’ and more.


Host: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Chris Ryan and Adam Nayman

Dec 07 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: ‘A Star Is Born’: Instant Analysis | The Big Picture (Ep. 87)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey is joined by colleagues Juliet Litman, Amanda Dobbins, Lindsay Zoladz, and Andrew Gruttadaro to discuss their immediate reactions to the ‘A Star Is Born’ phenomenon—weighing in on Bradley Cooper’s emergence as an auteur, what the film is saying about pop music, the press tour, Lady Gaga, and more.

Oct 08 2018

46mins

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Rank #16: Oscars 2019: Instant Reactions to ‘Green Book’ and the Two Warring Academies | The Oscars Show (Ep. 131)

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We react to what we feared might happen all Oscars season—a ‘Green Book’ Best Picture victory—by weighing the power of the old Academy vs. the new Academy. Plus, reactions to Spike Lee's long-awaited Oscar win, Alfonso Cuarón’s coronation, and Olivia Colman's shocking Glenn Close in Best Actress.


Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Feb 25 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #17: The Top Five Coen Brothers Films | Discussion (Ep. 98)

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With 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs' set to hit Netflix November 16, Sean Fennessey taps Chris Ryan and Adam Nayman to share and dissect their top five Coen brothers films.

Nov 15 2018

53mins

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Rank #18: 'Parasite' Is the Movie of the Year—Will the Oscars Agree? | The Oscars Show

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After winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, soaring to international box office success, and riding a wave of extraordinary festival buzz, Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' has finally hit U.S. theaters. Donnie Kwak joins Amanda and Sean to break down Bong's career, what makes his latest so special, and the movie's chances come Oscar time (1:52). Then, Sean and Amanda break down the evolving conversation around 'Joker,' two unusually bad trailers that premiered over the weekend, and the complex race for Best International Feature Film (28:56).


Host: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins

Guest: Donnie Kwak

Oct 15 2019

56mins

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Rank #19: Top Five Quentin Tarantino Films. Plus: David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, and A.J. Eaton on ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ | The Big Picture

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The ‘Cats’ trailer set fire to Twitter, and Marvel extinguished the flames by announcing its next decade of IP dominance—what are we looking forward to most (1:00)? Then, we finally hash it out: We debate the top five Quentin Tarantino movies (16:15). Lastly, producer Cameron Crowe, director A.J. Eaton, and titular star David Crosby join the show to discuss ‘David Crosby: Remember My Name,’ the long-in-the-works documentary about Crosby’s legendary life and music career (1:22:45).


Host: Sean Fennessey

Guests: Jason Concepcion, Chris Ryan, David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, A.J. Eaton

Jul 23 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #20: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Just the Beginning for Rian Johnson | The Big Picture (Ep. 41)

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Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey chats with writer-director Rian Johnson about making ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ putting his own spin on the franchise, and his upcoming spinoff trilogy.

Dec 18 2017

15mins

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