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District of Cinema Episode 32: Don’t Worry, Darlings

(12/05/22 1:00pm)

In classic DOC fashion, Spenser, Koz and Tristan go off the rails and tackle the hard, pressing questions of our time. Why is the plot of “Don’t Worry Dealing” a mashup of “Ready Player One” and “Get Out”? Why does Taylor Swift randomly show up in movies? Why is Ramy on Hulu one of the best shows of the year? And finally, what’s up with the rooster sauce rebranding at Roaming Rooster?

District of Cinema Episode 27: Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer

(04/20/22 5:03pm)

In the final episode of the semester, Spenser, Koz and Tristan list the summer releases they are most excited about. They then bid farewell to Editor-in-Chief Clare Mulroy by subtly roasting her favorite movies. Finally, they thank the multimedia and online team at The Eagle and all the contributors of the podcast so far. Koz can't wait for "Minions: The Rise of Gru," and Spenser learns about the secret Buzz Lightyear movie, the fitting watch to prepare for this summer's "Lightyear."

District of Cinema Episode 26: Movie Title Mysteries

(04/13/22 9:07pm)

Spenser, Koz and Tristan play a guessing game of deciphering a movie's plot based on its title alone. Tristan can't stop talking about "The Nut Job," Koz shames Spenser for his lack of "Mamma Mia" knowledge, and Spenser thinks that "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" is definitely a problem. All movies discussed are considered cinematic masterpieces. 

District of Cinema Episode 25: Overrated Movies and the 'Morbius' Discord Server

(04/06/22 6:46pm)

Spenser, Koz and Tristan reveal what films they personally think are overrated. Tristan then informs his co-hosts about the cinematic masterpiece, "Morbius," and the new publicity techniques the film has been using. The trio also agree that the use of Discord to promote "Morbius" backfired in the funniest way. Spenser and Tristan bond over their disdain for Ben Affleck movies, and Koz lays into "The Godfather."

District of Cinema Episode 24: Films About Food

(03/30/22 6:18pm)

Spenser, Koz and Tristan go off the rails about the snacks they enjoy at the theaters and the best films that explore food. Koz reveals her obsession with moss and Spenser does the same with rocks. Tristan questions how normal it is for Koz to bring a pepper grinder into the theater for her popcorn. He also doesn't know how to pronounce "Campbells."

District of Cinema Episode 23: New Release Recap: 'After Yang' and the 'Turning Red' Controversy

(03/23/22 5:46pm)

Spenser, Koz and Tristan review "The Batman," "After Yang" and "Turning Red." They also discuss the different controversies "Turning Red" has caused online, such as a critic calling the film "limiting in its scope." Tristan reveals that "After Yang" made him cry after 30 minutes and Spenser unexpectedly connects with the doodles of Meilin Lee from "Turning Red." 

District of Cinema Episode 19: Analyzing the Oscars — Part 1

(02/16/22 7:04pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser discuss the happy surprises, numerous snubs, and laughable gaffs of the 2022 Oscar nominees. Topics discussed include the need for greater documentary and short film distribution, Lin Manuel Miranda, Suicide Squad, prosthetics, the challenges of adapting screenplays and much more. "Don't Look Up Fans" be warned: this episode is not for you.

District of Cinema Episode 18: 'Honey Boy' and our Valentine's Day picks

(02/09/22 6:55pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser unpack "Honey Boy," the deeply personal project written from actor Shia LaBeouf's own experiences. The crew rate Alma Har'el's directorial debut as powerful to various extents; they agree that the performances are solid, yet the narrative leaves a little to be desired. With everyone's favorite holiday around the corner, the crew then recommends their picks for a romantic, or at least entertaining, Valentine's Day. 

District of Cinema Episode 17: Deciphering 'Drive My Car' and comforting Koz

(02/02/22 6:29pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser revel over the mastery of Ryusuke Hamaguchi's newest film, "Drive My Car." With its deep connection and homage to the theater, Koz appreciates the unique, multilingual approach the film takes within its narrative. They then list their favorite comfort films, as Koz recovers from her wisdom teeth surgery. We also don't know how she was able to record hours after that. 

District of Cinema Episode 16: 'Cold War' and our favorite films of 2021

(01/26/22 4:54pm)

Tristan, Koz and Spenser unpack "Cold War," a complicated romance film that follows two Polish musicians through displacement and artistic passion, all under the backdrop of a tumultuous, volatile post-war Europe. The crew then share their favorite films of 2021, including some that they covered for The Eagle. Koz gets to share her undying love for "Zola" again. 

District of Cinema Episode 15: Unpacking "Paper Moon" and the secret Golden Globes

(01/19/22 3:40pm)

In the first episode of the spring semester, Life Managing editor Tristan, Arts and Entertainment editor Koz and Silver Screen editor Spenser review "Paper Moon," a comedic road movie that follows an orphan and a conman as they scam their way through the Depression-era Midwest. They then talk about the controversies surrounding the HFPA that led to a lowkey Golden Globes ceremony. Koz wonders why musicals and comedies are grouped in the same category at the Globes. Is "West Side Story" really a comedy? 

District of Cinema Episode 12: The A-tier movies of A24

(12/01/21 6:06pm)

In this episode, Tristan, Olivia and Spenser jump into the realm of A24, and agree about the high-quality production and messaging behind their movies. The gang also explores what makes an American classic, the future of American indie filmmaking and Spenser also specifies that “Uncut Gems” is nothing like “The Godfather.” This is how we win.