It's our hundredth episode!
We are finally ready to reveal our highly anticipated(?) Episode 100. We celebrate our centennial with little reverence. Segments include- a jumbo-sized return of Shitty Trailers of the Week, discussion of each of our 100th favorite films, and we make a list called The Third Act Top 100. This is more nostalgia than film criticism, but if you have been pining for Baja Blast, Dan the Intern, and Rip Torn references then this is the episode for you.
Thanks to everyone who has bothered to listen to us over the last 4+ years even though Armando still hasn't seen The Fountain.
On the ninety-ninth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew tries to stay woke. Our first film up for review is a documentary based on the unpublished writings of James Baldwin called I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. We bring back the Auteurography segment after a brief hiatus. This time around we will be discussing Spike Lee joints in chronological order, so for this episode we discuss his feminist-leaning debut, She's Gotta Have It. Finally, we check out the latest film from the great Asghar Farhadi, the recent Oscar winner, THE SALESMAN. We also unleash our new intro, discuss racial and sexual politics, and begin a year long tongue lashing against Mel Gibson.
For part 2 of our discussion on the best films of 2016 we get a bit weirder. We have given out fake awards to films and actors in the past but this year we decided to officially title this segment The TAP Awards. We don't award the best cinematography or animated short. Instead we come up with our own categories like- Dance Scene of the Year, Boner of the Year, and the I Don't Know What Any of It Meant But I Loved Every Minute of It award. After we get that out of our system we spend the last few minutes of our 2016 discussion highlighting the moments in film last year that have stuck with us the most.
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On the ninety-eighth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, we say farewell to 2016 (and it only took us 6 weeks into 2017 to do so). On this first part of our 2016 roundup we share of top 10 lists, honorable mentions, and general thoughts on what the last calendar year brought us in film. We also try not to talk about the Oscars, listen to Jericho talk about movies that only he has seen, and argue (again) about La La Land.
On the ninety-seventh episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the void has been filled. The crew welcomes Armando back to discuss some of the last heavy hitters standing from 2016. The first film up for review is the foreign language familial comedy, TONI ERDMANN. Next, we discuss a coming of age film starring some of the best actresses working today, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN. Finally, we discuss the mostly ignored religious opus from Martin Scorsese, SILENCE. We also discuss whoopee cushions, menstruation, and whether Crudup is cruddy or crushes.
On the ninety-sixth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, there was a void.
While Armando is trying to escape Trump's America, Christian are Jericho are left back at home to cram the night away. For the 4th annual "Cram Session" segment we discuss 21 films from 2016 that we crammed in viewings of before we close the book on that year. Without Armando there is a lot of rambling on this episode, and there are probably way to many mentions of both "bangers" and "boners." It's awkward. We're sorry. You're welcome?
SHIN GODZILLA, CREEPY, FENCES, WHITE GIRL, BANG GANG, VIKTORIA, H., DEMON, LION, OPERATION AVALANCHE, BARRY, THE OTHER SIDE, PATHS OF THE SOUL, HOMO SAPIENS, SUN CHOKE, TOWER, SPA NIGHT, BLUE JAY, TRAIN TO BUSAN, RATS, and (ugh) SING.
On this special bonus episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST we discuss Damien Chazelle's latest original musical, LA LA LAND. We have differing opinions on Chazelle's filmography so far, and on musicals in general, so we look at this highly lauded film with a critical eye to see if it is worth all the digital ink that has been spilled for it. Spoiler alert: the disagreement continues and the conversation does get a little heated. Unfortunately, we didn't figure out the answer to the question- what is John Legend up to? Grab your significant other and go for a twirl among the stars while listening to 3 buffoons argue about your new favorite movie.
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On the ninety-fifth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAS, the crew is in high spirits while celebrating the most important holiday of all, Flicksmas.
We have another jam-packed episode so we skip Recently Watched to discuss the latest entry in the Disney space opera series, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Since we are discussing Star Wars we invite your favorite 5 year old podcaster back for another entry of Dex's Quick Picks in which he schools us on the saga. Then we unwrap our gifts as part of our 4th year participating in our favorite holiday for the Merry Flicksmas segment. Our next new film review is for the anti-biopic, JACKIE. Finally, we dig into the faux-documentary Kate Lyn Shiel vehicle, KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE. We also discuss poker analogies, hyperbole, and the ethics of CG resurrection.
Be sure to check out the other of the Merry Flicksmas festivities on episode 128 of The Flicksation Podcast.
On the ninety-fourth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew is in the middle of of holiday movie season fever dream.
This is a long rambling episode (what else do you expect?). We skip a segment this episode to do 3 new film reviews. The first review is for Tom Ford's stylish sophomore effort, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. Then, we finally get to talk in depth about Casey on a dock, who is in fact a lock, in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. Finally, we get into a spoiler-y conversation about Park Chan-Wook's romantic epic, THE HANDMAIDEN. We also discuss Mr. Belvedere (again), how we can't call Dwayne Johnson "The Rock" anymore, and awkward comparisons to Christian's sickness to historic sports performances. Enjoy!
One the ninety-third episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew is reeling from recent events and trying to find solace in (what else?) the movies. The first film up for review is Jeff Nichols' second film of the year, LOVING, which is about an interracial couple and the Supreme Court case about their marriage. Our other new film review is for Denis Villeneuve's contemplative sci-fi film, ARRIVAL. We also discuss Dan the Intern, what Armando is allowed to do on the show, and the other co-hosts try not to make fun of Christian for his ragged emotions.