Cinematary's Nathan Smith joins the podcast to talk about his third annual Film Twitter Sight & Sound Poll and what defines a canonical list of movies.
Slate's Evan Urquhart joins the podcast to talk about Scarlett Johansson's choice to play a trans man and why it displays a continued lack of understanding from Hollywood of the trans community.
Vanity Fair's Nicole Sperling joins the podcast to discuss "inclusion riders" and what has been done about them in the film industry following Frances McDormand's speech at this year's Oscars.
Andrew Swafford and Lydia Creech, co-hosts of Zach's other podcast, Cinematary, join the episode to talk the state of horror and the recent release, Hereditary.
Pajiba and SyFy writer Kayleigh Donaldson joins the podcast to discuss the recent news surrounding Kelly Marie Tran leaving Instagram due to months of harassment by Star Wars "fans" and how this has become a symptom of geek culture at large.
Uproxx's Mike Ryan joins the podcast to discuss the utterly uninteresting nature of Solo and whether or not this will do anything to slow down the Star Wars train.
Keith Phipps joins the podcast to discuss his recent article for The Verge covering the "unrestored" version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, spearheaded by Christopher Nolan, and what it makes for the film vs. digital debate.
Zach and Brian discuss what the word "cinematic" means in 2018 and how Hiro Murai, Donald Glover and their This is America music video is yet another example of the changing tide in what cinema is.
Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty joins The News Reel to discuss his book, Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, and how it differs (and is similar) to modern comedy movies.
Zach and Brian don't crossover with anyone else, but they do their best to review the latest Marvel crossover in Avengers: Infinity War (with some spoilers).
io9 and Gizmodo reporter Germain Lussier joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and the 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
USC animation professor Musa Brooker joins the podcast to discuss stop-motion animation and Isle of Dogs.