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A Man Checks In

June 26th, 2015



May 9th, 2015

"Oceansong" © Josh Nielsen 2015


Unlucky Summer

April 25th, 2015

"Unlucky Summer" © Josh Nielsen 2015


The Show

April 18th, 2015

"The Show" © Josh Nielsen 2015


Pay Me Back

April 11th, 2015

"Pay Me Back" © Josh Nielsen 2015


Completely Clean

April 4th, 2015

"Completely Clean" © Josh Nielsen 2015


Spoken Words

March 20th, 2015


Josh Nielsen - "New Fatigue" / "True Recovery" / "Homecoming"
poems © Josh Nielsen 2015

Tiptoeing Back into the World

March 13th, 2015

Josh is back with a long-overdue update on Life.


Ep. 68: What the Academy Got Wrong (and Right) - 1990 to 2013

September 21st, 2014


Josh and Evan decide which Best Picture Winners the Academy got wrong (and, very rarely, correct) over the last 23 years. It's an undertaking that proves exhausting, yet oddly rewarding.
Music: Titanic soundtrack, produced by James Horner

Ep. 67: Boyhood / and more

August 7th, 2014


Josh and Evan revisit their collective Boyhood with an in-depth discussion of Richard Linklater's latest (and perhaps greatest?) film, which he wrote and directed. Also: Guardians of the Galaxy, Life Itself, Bookfraud, and random miscellany!
Music: moe. - "Silver Sun"

Ep. 66: Only Lovers Left Alive / 22 Jump Street

July 8th, 2014


Five years in, and Josh and Evan are still discussing vampire movies. Find out if Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive does anything different with the genre, or it if just.. sucks. Plus, the boys discuss 22 Jump Street. One host loves it, the other is pissed. It's an episode for the (dark) ages!
Music: 311 - "Sand and Dollars" / "Boom Shanka"

Ep. 65: Night Moves / Neighbors

June 19th, 2014


On Episode 65, Josh and Evan try out their Night Moves on some Neighbors. (These movie puns are for personal use and not intended for public consumption under any circumstances.)
Music: Phish - "Fuego" / "Waiting All Night"

Ep. 64: Under the Skin / Nymphomaniac

April 21st, 2014


Josh and Scott discuss Under the Skin, the new film from Jonathan Glazer, starring Don't Call Me ScarJo. Next, your hosts brave Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, starring CharGa, StelSka, and Mr. I Am Not Famous Anymore.
Music: Julie Ruin - "V.G.I." / "Apt. #5"

Ep. 63: Noah / Bad Words

April 4th, 2014


Josh and Scott discuss two new releases: Darren Aronofsky's Noah, starring ultimate actionman Russell Crowe; and Jason Bateman's directorial debut, Bad Words.  Thanks, Creator.
Music: Josh Nielsen - "Reflection" / "Harder"

Soft Escape album release!

March 30th, 2014


Josh discusses the exciting release of his new album Soft Escape, as well as its origin story, and asks for your help in getting it out there. Thank you for supporting independent, original music!
Link to Soft Escape on iTunes:

Ep. 62: The Grand Budapest Hotel / TVFraud: True Detective and Girls

March 26th, 2014


Evan Stewart checks in for a brief stay at Chez Moviefraud to talk Wes Anderson's latest adventure, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Next, your hosts explore the seasons and finales of True Detective and Girls, because Josh feels the need to reiterate his comments from last time.
Music: Josh Nielsen - "Meteor" / "Steal My Heart"

TVFraud and Oscars Talk

March 1st, 2014

Josh discusses his current favorite TV shows and the inherent differences between storytelling in television and film. Next, your Fraud goes down the list of Best Picture Nominees, alternating between praise, disparagement, and a rant about the Academy's PC agenda. 

Ep. 61: Our Top 5 Films of 2013

February 2nd, 2014

Josh, Scott and Joey count down their Top 5 favorite films of last year! Josh gets so drunk that he falls out of his chair and has to edit the episode the next morning.

Ep. 60: The Wolf of Wall Street / Her

January 14th, 2014

Josh and Scott talk The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's latest caper with Leo DiCaprio. Is it enough for a movie to be entertaining? The debate begins. Next, your hosts take a shine to Spike Jonze's Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. Happy New Year from Moviefraud!

Music: Arcade Fire - "Supersymmetry" / Karen O - "The Moon Song" 

Ep. 59: Inside Llewyn Davis / American Hustle

December 24th, 2013

It's the holiday show! Your troubadours sing their praises of Inside Llewyn Davis, starring Oscar Isaac and brought to you by the Coen Brothers. Next, a discussion of David O. Russell's American Hustle, with a top-notch cast and an unresolved ice fishing parable. Plus, Josh unleashes a slew of Indies; Scott talks Saving Mr. Banks.

Thank you so much for belonging to another year of Moviefraud. We love and appreciate our listeners. This goofy little group we have is pretty cool. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! and a drunken, happy New Year. - Josh Half-Nielsen and Scott "The Stud" Steussy

Music: Justin Rayfield - "Have You Seen Me Lately" / "W"

Ep. 58: Dallas Buyers Club / Blue is the Warmest Color / The Sting

December 1st, 2013

Discussions of cliché and meta-text abound on Episode 58, as Josh and Scott discuss two new dramas: Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey; and Blue is the Warmest Color, the latest in French lesbian cinema. Plus, your hosts look at 1973 Best Picture winner The Sting as part of their Shamelist series. Happy Latesgiving from Moviefraud!

Music: Ben Folds and Nick Hornby - "Picture Window" / "From Above"


Ep. 57: The Counselor / All Is Lost

November 3rd, 2013

Moviefraud has been all about Survival ever since Scott joined the lair. Your hosts continue to explore this enchanting theme with discussions of Ridley Scott's The Counselor, starring some quality cats, and the lost-at-sea character study All Is Lost, with (only) Robert Redford. Plus: Indies! fall movie talk! and predictable digressions on epo 57.

Music: White Denim - "At Night in Dreams" / "Come Back"  

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