Movie Review

If you're familiar with "National Lampoon" magazine, "Animal House" and "Caddyshack," you can blame Doug Kenney. The new Netflix biopic A Futile & Stupid Gesture, casts Will Forte as the legendary - and legendarily troubled - comedy writer, and while it's a noble attempt to upend the structure, Nathan Weinbender says the movie's title is sadly appropriate.

Every year our intrepid Movies 101 crew--Dan Webster, Mary Pat Threuthart and Nathan Weinbender--select their favorites from the past 12 months. You can hear them defend their choices and discuss the films common to all three lists tonight at 6:30 on KPBX 91.1, or Saturday afternoon at 1:00 on KSFC, 91.9. If you miss either broadcast, find the podcast (and podcasts of previous shows) on our website, Here are their lists: