2000: TRAFFIC, and the Myth of "Important" Movies

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With its documentary feel and multiple storylines, Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" earned mass acclaim (and a Best Picture nod) in 2000, being praised by critics for its complex view on the war against drugs. But can large-scale, societal subject matter sometimes infuse a movie with an unearned sense of importance?

Kicking off their first season on the films of the 21st century, Mike and Brian decide whether to keep or kick "Traffic" from the year's top five, hand out awards for the Best Directing, Writing and Acting Moments, and talk trivia.

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