Mashley at the Movies

40 Episodes

By: Matt & Ashley

Matt, Ashley, and occasional guests podcasting our thoughts and opinions on films both new and classic.

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Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman are an uncle and nephew who end up bonding while thrown together by circumstance. Ryan joins Ashley & Matt to discuss this expertly-crafted new film by Mike Mills.

Interview with Julie Cohen (co-director of Julia)

Matt & Ashley interview Julie Cohen, co-director (along with Betsy West) of the wonderful new documentary, Julia, in our latest episode.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (SPOILERS)

Ashley, Matt and Garret review Ghostbusters: Afterlife in our latest episode! We share our spoiler-free thoughts during the first-half, then go into spoilers after giving our scores. Happy listening!


Ashley & Matt review the new, semi-autobiographical Kenneth Branagh film, Belfast, in our latest episode. Is it worth the early Oscar buzz? We share our thoughts.

I'm Your Man

Do androids dream of electric love? The new German film, I'm Your Man is set in a near-future where androids are designed to be humans' perfect mates. Matt & Ashley delve into the movie, and all of its implications, in our latest episode!

The French Dispatch

Ashley, Matt and Ryan review the new Wes Anderson anthology, about a French magazine with ties to Kansas.

Last Night in Soho

A young woman goes to college in present-day London, and  finds herself transported back to the city's swinging 1960s nightlife - only to discover some unsettling truths. Matt & Ashley are joined by Ryan to discuss Last Night in Soho.


There's a new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by the reigning Best Director Oscar winner, Chloe Zhao! Ashley & Matt review Eternals in this week's episode.

Bergman Island

A couple stays at the island once inhabited by filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. There they work on getting their creative juices flowing, and things take interesting turns along the way. Ryan joins us to talk about this absorbing new movie.

Bad Movie Night # 5

Kirsten & Garret join Matt & Ashley to watch a bad movie, in an old, abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. It's a spooky installment of our Bad Movie Night series.

13 Days of Halloween: Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Halloween night in 1982 is going to be one for the record books, if the Silver Shamrock corporation has anything to say about it. Tom Atkins and Stacey Nelkin try and stop Dan O'Herlihy's dastardly plan. Oh, and Michael Myers has a cameo -- on TV. Grant joins us to talk about Season of the Witch, perhaps the most controversial entry in the Halloween franchise (and that's saying something!)

13 Days of Halloween: Demons

People accept a mysterious invitation to a theater, for the debut of a horror film, and craziness ensues. Sean joins us to discuss this Italian scary movie from 1985.

13 Days of Halloween: Scream 2

Garret is back with us, this time talk about the second film in the Scream  franchise. With the fifth movie due to be released early next year, what better time to revisit this slice of '90s horror?

13 Days of Halloween: Psycho III

Mother's off her rocker again, as Norman Bates falls for a fallen nun named Maureen. Grant joins us again, to talk about the interesting sequel, Psycho III.

13 Days of Halloween: Basket Case

Sean joins us again to talk about the '80s cult classic, Basket Case. You've never seen anything quite like it.

13 Days of Halloween: Tales from the Hood

A funeral director takes three young men on an anthology tour of four terrifying stories, in this 1995 horror film with a message. Gus joins Matt & Ashley again, to discuss Tales from the Hood.

13 Days of Halloween: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Dr. Caligari and his sleepwalker wreak havoc on the lives of Franzis, Jane and Alan. Listen as Ashley, Matt and Ryan discuss this silent movie classic, as 13 Days of Halloween continues.

13 Days of Halloween: Friday the 13th Part 2

Our salute to Halloween continues, as Garret, Matt & Ashley talk about the first sequel in the Friday the 13th franchise. We think it's one of the best in the series!

13 Days of Halloween: Prince of Darkness

Evil is coming, and Donald Pleasence is trying to warn people and stop it, in a movie directed by John Carpenter. No, this isn't Halloween, it's Prince of Darkness. Sean joins us to discuss this curious '80s horror/sci-fi movie.


Ashley & Matt review the new sci-fi blockbuster, Dune, based upon the book by Frank Herbert, and starring Timothee Chamalet and Rebecca Ferguson. It's directed by Denis Villeneuve, and it has a killer score by Hans Zimmer.

13 Days of Halloween: Candyman (1992)

On the fourth day of Halloween, my mirror gave to me... Candyman, said five times! Gus joins Matt & Ashley to talk about the original 1992 horror film, as 13 Days of Halloween continues.

13 Days of Halloween: The House by the Cemetery

A family moves into a New England house holding a terrifying secret, in this Italian horror film.. Grant joins us to discuss The House by the Cemetery.

13 Days of Halloween: Final Destination 2

On our second 13 Days of Halloween episode, Ashley, Matt and Garret discuss Final Destination 2. People cheat death, and death comes back for them! No one has ever felt the same driving behind a lumber truck since.

13 Days of Halloween: The Plague of the Zombies

Sir James Forbes and his daughter arrive in a small Cornish village, having been made aware of series of unexplained deaths. What does the squire have to do with it? Are there really zombies roaming the English moors? All of this is discussed by Matt & Ashley in the first episode of our 13 Days of Halloween series. It's a Hammer Horror classic!

RETRO: Dementia 13

Ashley & Matt discuss one of the earliest films from director Francis Ford Coppola, in the latest episode of our RETRO series. Dementia 13 is a good movie to discuss during October, with an axe-wielding murderer on the loose on an Irish estate.

Halloween Kills

Michael Myers is back to terrorize Haddonfield, and the townsfolk organize a posse to try and stop him. You can listen to what Matt, Ashley and Garret think of the latest installment in the Halloween series in our new episode.

Hispanic Heritage Month: La Misma Luna

We're celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with a special episode about the film, La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon). Our friend Rosa joins us to discuss this 2007 movie.

No Time to Die

Matt & Ashley review the 25th Bond film in our latest episode! No Time to Die is the final outing for Daniel Craig as the suavest spy to grace the silver screen, and we have a few things to say about it.

Criterion: Cronos

The latest episode in our Criterion series is one of firsts. We discuss Cronos, the 1993 feature film debut of Guillermo del Toro. We also, for the first time, have as our guest, Grant. He brings a lot to the discussion, so be sure to listen!


A woman (Alexia) with a titanium plate in her head goes on quite a journey. Ashley & Matt review this new French film -- winner of the Palme d'or at Cannes -- that has to be experienced to be believed.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Ashley, Matt and Ryan review the new movie about the life of Tammy Faye Bakker, starring Jessica Chastain in the title role.

Cry Macho

Ashley, Matt and Aaron review the new Clint Eastwood joint in our latest episode. It's a movie that finds him as a retired rodeo performer, sent to find the son of his former boss. Clint crosses into Mexico in search of the kid, and goes on a journey... in more ways than one.

Malignant (SPOILERS)

Malignant is a (perhaps on purpose?) gloriously bad movie, and Ashley, Matt and Aaron are here to talk about it in our (spoiler-filled) review!

RETRO: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

We're celebrating Star Trek Day one day late with a special episode all about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home!

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

It's our 450th episode, and Ryan joins us again to talk about the latest entry in the MCU. We review Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

The Night House

Rebecca Hall plays a grieving widow who may or may not be troubled by spirits. Ashley & Matt review this new thriller in our latest episode.

Candyman (2021)

Nia DaCosta directs a Jordan Peele-produced reboot of/sequel to the 1992 horror classic. Matt & Garret review the 2021 Candyman in this week's episode. Don't say his name.

Free Guy

Have you ever wondered what all of the background characters in video games are up to? Well, Free Guy provides us with an answer. Matt, Ashley and Aaron review the new Ryan Reynolds movie in our latest episode.

Criterion: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

It's late August, summer is winding down, and school is starting again. What better time to discuss the 1982 classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Film critic Christy Lemire joins us for our latest Criterion episode, as we talk about this gnarly teen movie, written by Cameron Crowe, and directed by Amy Heckerling.

RETRO: The Court Jester

We're introducing a new series on the podcast! RETRO will let us periodically focus on discussing old(er) movies, and our inaugural entry is The Court Jester! It's one of Ashley's favorite films, and we enjoyed talking about it in this episode.