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The M&M Report

Devin Mitchell and Mark Lieberman discuss the latest developments in popular culture, from the movie of the week to the TV show of the moment.
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May 2, 2018

It's a full episode about the emotional devastation that comes with being a trained assassin (or being near one), courtesy of Killing Eve on BBC America (0:00-17:45) and Barry on HBO (17:45-End).

Apr 5, 2018

Mark and Devin review Steven Soderbergh's latest post-retirement film Unsane, which is not the work of a man who has committed to retirement in any literal sense.

Mar 6, 2018

Devin and Mark hit "record" on AN episode just minutes after the 2018 Oscars. This is not that episode. But it's close enough.

Feb 17, 2018

Mark and Devin try very hard not to spoil The Good Place (0:00-4:50)...and then they just give up and spoil it, because (the after)life's too short (4:50-End).

After you listen, check out TV critic Alison Herman's interview about the show with her philosopher father.

Jan 24, 2018

West Coast correspondent Erin Vail returns to nerd out with Devin and Mark over Star Wars: The Last Jedi (0:00-23:20). Then they poke gentle fun at The Post for being, well, not unsubtle (23:20-38:50). Before she leaves, Erin drops a few pop culture recommendations of her own (38:50-end).

For more Erin content, check out her podcast, writing for The Prompt and consistently delightful Twitter feed.

 

Jan 9, 2018

Devin and Mark review Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut and 2017's most luscious romance (not the same movie).

Dec 19, 2017

Devin and Mark bid a fond (?) farewell to 2017 with a look back at the third season of Mr. Robot.

Dec 13, 2017

Devin and Mark review Lady Bird, a good movie.

Dec 5, 2017

Kevin Werner rejoins the podcast as a special Missouri correspondent to debate Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with Devin and Mark.

Nov 13, 2017

Devin and Mark review The Florida Project, an intriguing and heart-wrenching film worth seeing amid a weak fall movie season.

Oct 16, 2017

Mark and Devin examine the recent spate of sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood superproducer Harvey Weinstein. They consider how such heinous crimes could have been permitted to continue for more than three decades, and what this escalating news story says about the hidden culture behind the entertainment products they love to consume.

If you want to offer feedback or constructive criticisms about this episode, please reach out on Twitter or by email. We're not scholars on these subjects, and we're eager for comments from perspectives other than our own.

Oct 9, 2017

Devin and Mark discuss the Boston-set drama Stronger. Mark loved it; Devin...did not.

Sep 25, 2017

Mark and Devin highlight some of the movies they're most excited to see before the end of the year.

Aug 4, 2017

Mark and Devin contemplate two works of auteur cinema from British directors: Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (0:00-17:55) and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (17:55-End). They also apologize for not podcasting about The Big Sick, which they both really liked. Sorry, The Big Sick.

Jul 15, 2017

Beloved special guest Kevin Werner joins Devin to talk all things Game of Thrones. Spoilers abound. (Mark was not present because he lives under a rock and has never seen Game of Thrones.)

Jun 12, 2017

Devin and Mark discuss their conflicted reactions to Master of None season two. Then they spar (as only they can) over The Americans season five.

May 30, 2017

Win It All is the latest gripping drama from writer-director Joe Swanberg and writer-star Jake Johnson; you can stream it on Netflix now. It's good. Meanwhile, what does the recent explosion of content coming from streaming services mean for more traditional creators and distributors of pop culture? We don't have all the answers, but we make a few guesses.

Apr 17, 2017

Devin and Mark introduce a new recurring segment (0:00-10:35) and review the new film Colossal (10:35-End), starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.

Apr 3, 2017

Mark and Devin talk through their thoughts on the role of pop culture and the entertainment industry in the era of President Donald Trump. (Plus: a milestone!)

Further reading: Alyssa Rosenberg on the importance of representation; Caroline Framke on Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers' shows since the election; Todd VanDerWerff on the perils of overly simplistic pop culture criticism; Ira Madison III on Get Out; Mikael Wood on Lady Gaga.

Mar 13, 2017

Devin and Mark call Erin Vail for a peaceful discussion of Get Out and Big Little Lies, and a not-so-peaceful discussion about The Young Pope and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

0:00-18:00: Get Out

18:00-30:00: Big Little Lies

30:00-38:15: The Young Pope

38:15-End: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Feb 27, 2017

Devin and Mark look back on the highs and lows of what may go down as the memorable Oscars in history. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Feb 20, 2017

Mark and Devin discuss six Oscar nominees and preview next Sunday's ceremony.

 

Hacksaw Ridge: 0:00-6:50

Arrival: 6:50-12:00

Lion: 12:00-17:30

Fences: 17:30-23:15

Hidden Figures: 23:15-31:15

20th Century Women: 31:15-37:05

Thoughts on next week's ceremony: 37:05-End

Jan 19, 2017

Devin and Mark reflects on eight years of President Obama's unprecedented, radical interactions with popular culture: late-night talk shows, podcasts, stand-up comedy, the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the NBA draft and more.

Jan 16, 2017

Devin and Mark brawl over La La Land.

Jan 9, 2017

Devin and Mark flash back to a(nother) challenging time in American presidential history with a look at the Oscar-contending Pablo Larain drama Jackie.

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