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Nerd Critic

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Nerd Critic

Nerd Critic

Reel Contender Storytelling

115
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3.7K
Plays
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About Us

A deep dive into good movies from the dual perspective of critical nerdiness.

Member Benefits

OK, so you want to be a monthly supporter. 

Here's what you'll get: 

1. Early episodes! 

All Nerd Critic monthly supporters will get to listen to all Nerd Critic episodes before everyone else. 

In addition to early access, this feature will grant a free and unlimited license to be smug. 

2. Nerd Critic LIVE 

Once per month, Nerd Critic supporters will be invited to join us for a live episode, during which we will answer questions and talk about, just, whatever. Probably movie trailers, if we're being honest. 

Recordings will be available to supporters forever, regardless of their ability to join the event.

3. Nerd Critic NONSENSE

At least once a week, you'll get itty bitty mini-episodes that, much like a Bichon Frise, wouldn't survive in the wild. 

Opinions, ponderings, short discussions on random topics of interest. Basically, you get a few more precious minutes to listen to our voices. Because we know that's what you crave more than anything.

4. No ads. Ever.

Soon, we're going to have sponsors.

Now, just hold on a minute. Calm down. You knew this was coming. We've been talking about it for a long time, and we all agreed that this was for the best.

If you hate ads, and you hate being reminded that CJ and Jordan are becoming fabulously wealthy by selling their souls to advertisers, then become a supporter, and all that unpleasantness will just...disappear.

5. Secret Goodies

We won't say much about this last thing, because we love you, and we hope you love us, and all good romance requires a little mystery.


Does all of that sound more amazing than anything you could have possibly imagined? Are you thrilled beyond your most extravagant dreams?

Us too. Us too.

Latest Episodes

146 - Breaking Bad, Community, About Time

Ad-free AvailableIt turns out a person can't reasonably plow through 60 episodes of an hourlong drama in a week. This is a learning experience for all of us, OK? You can trust that this week, our streaming assignment for you will be much more manageable. In the meantime, enjoy our best efforts to cover what we saw. And please feel free to skip around using the following table of contents: 00:04:50 - New recommendations! 00:09:07 - "About Time" 00:22:39 - "Community" 00:31:00 - "Breaking Bad" 01:09:55 - Why you should watch "Better Call Saul" 01:16:13 - Closing Remarks

77 MIN5 d ago
Comments
146 - Breaking Bad, Community, About Time

145 - The Mandalorian...et cetera

Ad-free AvailableThis week, we bring you a long-awaited conversation about a much-ballyhooed TV show. But wait! There's more! Due to the massive disruption in the world of movies and theaters, we are CHANGING THE FORMAT OF OUR SHOW. Until movie theaters reopen, Nerd Critic will now be your best binge-watching companion. Take a listen to this week's special episode to get all the juicy (but still sanitary) details. 0:12:00 - Recommendations 0:18:30 - The Mandalorian 0:30:40 - Bojack Horseman 0:50:10 - Stranger Things 1:01:15 - The Big Sick 1:06:15 - "Challenging" movies 1:21:30 - Closing remarks

84 MIN1 w ago
Comments
145 - The Mandalorian...et cetera

144 - Contagion is NOT about the coronavirus

Ad-free AvailableThis movie came out nine years ago, and boy does it hold us, especially considering certain current anxieties. We start this one off with a PSA about COVID-19, and then give the full Nerd Critic treatment to one of the best disaster movies ever made.

47 MIN2 w ago
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144 - Contagion is NOT about the coronavirus

143 - Onward takes brothers seriously

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40 MIN2 w ago
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143 - Onward takes brothers seriously

142 - Jojo Rabbit embraces joy and tragedy

Ad-free AvailableTaika Waititi isn't the first filmmaker to find a way to explore the horrors of Nazi-Germany with the tools of comedy, but he does a fine job of it. And at the heart of the farce is a sincere and grounded story buoyed by pitch perfect performances across the board. We love this movie, and so should you. It's about time we talk about it.

33 MIN3 w ago
Comments
142 - Jojo Rabbit embraces joy and tragedy

141 - The Invisible Man haunts us forever

Ad-free AvailableThis is the horror movie we've been waiting for, never relying on jump scares or gore, and keeping us on the edge of our seats right up to an exquisitely satisfying conclusion. Even more, it cuts deep into the thematic marrow of domestic abuse and its consequences. See it. And then come join us for a conversation.

58 MIN3 w ago
Comments
141 - The Invisible Man haunts us forever

NCN 29 - Coronavirus

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9 MIN3 w ago
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NCN 29 - Coronavirus

NCN 28 - Voting Day

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14 MIN3 w ago
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NCN 28 - Voting Day

140 - Better Off Dead celebrates 35 years

Ad-free AvailableRight along with Jordan, who often watches it as a joyful birthday tradition. If you've been hankering for a pure nerd-out episode, this one's for you. We also manage to dig into why this movie works so well despite its insistent lack of depth or narrative resonance.

40 MINMAR 3
Comments
140 - Better Off Dead celebrates 35 years

139 - The Call of the Wild cartoons too hard

Ad-free AvailableEverybody loves Mr. Harrison Ford, but not everyone will love the entirely computer generated dog. That's OK! There are some real things to love about this movie, and it is, if nothing else, a fascinating study of the cross-section between live action and animation. In other words, it could have been worse. Oh, friends, it could have been so much worse.

46 MINFEB 28
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139 - The Call of the Wild cartoons too hard

Latest Episodes

146 - Breaking Bad, Community, About Time

Ad-free AvailableIt turns out a person can't reasonably plow through 60 episodes of an hourlong drama in a week. This is a learning experience for all of us, OK? You can trust that this week, our streaming assignment for you will be much more manageable. In the meantime, enjoy our best efforts to cover what we saw. And please feel free to skip around using the following table of contents: 00:04:50 - New recommendations! 00:09:07 - "About Time" 00:22:39 - "Community" 00:31:00 - "Breaking Bad" 01:09:55 - Why you should watch "Better Call Saul" 01:16:13 - Closing Remarks

77 MIN5 d ago
Comments
146 - Breaking Bad, Community, About Time

145 - The Mandalorian...et cetera

Ad-free AvailableThis week, we bring you a long-awaited conversation about a much-ballyhooed TV show. But wait! There's more! Due to the massive disruption in the world of movies and theaters, we are CHANGING THE FORMAT OF OUR SHOW. Until movie theaters reopen, Nerd Critic will now be your best binge-watching companion. Take a listen to this week's special episode to get all the juicy (but still sanitary) details. 0:12:00 - Recommendations 0:18:30 - The Mandalorian 0:30:40 - Bojack Horseman 0:50:10 - Stranger Things 1:01:15 - The Big Sick 1:06:15 - "Challenging" movies 1:21:30 - Closing remarks

84 MIN1 w ago
Comments
145 - The Mandalorian...et cetera

144 - Contagion is NOT about the coronavirus

Ad-free AvailableThis movie came out nine years ago, and boy does it hold us, especially considering certain current anxieties. We start this one off with a PSA about COVID-19, and then give the full Nerd Critic treatment to one of the best disaster movies ever made.

47 MIN2 w ago
Comments
144 - Contagion is NOT about the coronavirus

143 - Onward takes brothers seriously

Ad-free Available

40 MIN2 w ago
Comments
143 - Onward takes brothers seriously

142 - Jojo Rabbit embraces joy and tragedy

Ad-free AvailableTaika Waititi isn't the first filmmaker to find a way to explore the horrors of Nazi-Germany with the tools of comedy, but he does a fine job of it. And at the heart of the farce is a sincere and grounded story buoyed by pitch perfect performances across the board. We love this movie, and so should you. It's about time we talk about it.

33 MIN3 w ago
Comments
142 - Jojo Rabbit embraces joy and tragedy

141 - The Invisible Man haunts us forever

Ad-free AvailableThis is the horror movie we've been waiting for, never relying on jump scares or gore, and keeping us on the edge of our seats right up to an exquisitely satisfying conclusion. Even more, it cuts deep into the thematic marrow of domestic abuse and its consequences. See it. And then come join us for a conversation.

58 MIN3 w ago
Comments
141 - The Invisible Man haunts us forever

NCN 29 - Coronavirus

Exclusive Episode

9 MIN3 w ago
Comments
NCN 29 - Coronavirus

NCN 28 - Voting Day

Exclusive Episode

14 MIN3 w ago
Comments
NCN 28 - Voting Day

140 - Better Off Dead celebrates 35 years

Ad-free AvailableRight along with Jordan, who often watches it as a joyful birthday tradition. If you've been hankering for a pure nerd-out episode, this one's for you. We also manage to dig into why this movie works so well despite its insistent lack of depth or narrative resonance.

40 MINMAR 3
Comments
140 - Better Off Dead celebrates 35 years

139 - The Call of the Wild cartoons too hard

Ad-free AvailableEverybody loves Mr. Harrison Ford, but not everyone will love the entirely computer generated dog. That's OK! There are some real things to love about this movie, and it is, if nothing else, a fascinating study of the cross-section between live action and animation. In other words, it could have been worse. Oh, friends, it could have been so much worse.

46 MINFEB 28
Comments
139 - The Call of the Wild cartoons too hard
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