This week’s episode features a Patron Pick courtesy of James Hutton, and it’s a doozy: Paul Thomas Anderson’s complex, sprawling 1999 film, Magnolia. Wade and Kevin probe the depths of its spiritual undertones, discuss the film’s controversial ending, and determine how kind the past two decades have been to what was one of the most critically acclaimed films of the ’90s. Plus, an announcement about Wade’s impending retirement, which has Kevin sadly lip-synching along to a non-diegetic Aimee Mann song…

To read David Roark’s essay on this film, click here.