On the eighty-seventh episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew isn't really onto 2016. With most theatrical fare lacking in intrigue we decide to spend most of this episode discussing retro films. Before that, we respond to listener mail asking for our thoughts on The Atlantic piece about method acting and ostensibly about Jared Leto's Joker. Christian has been watching Altman films regularly for months, so now it is time to share the wealth and discuss his absurd, bird comedy, BREWSTER MCCLOUD. Next up, we continue going through Orson Welles' films for our Auteurography segment and discuss his second Shakespeare adaptation, OTHELLO. Finally, we discuss other things we've watched for Recently Watched XXL, including: Suicide Squad, Sausage Party, Neon Bull, and more. Jericho also teaches us about alternate ways to consume online content because of course he does.
On the eighty-sixth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew boldly goes where no podcast has gone before. With Armando back in the saddle, the crew gets back to business, and back to arguing. First film up for review is the directorial debut of actor Brady Corbet, THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER. The Auteurography segment makes it's triumphant return and we discuss Orson Welles' first Shakespeare adaptation, Macbeth. Finally, the crew doesn't seem to be on a peacekeeping mission while reviewing STAR TREK BEYOND because there is plenty of disagreement. We also try and figure out if Armando is talking about Brady Corbet, James Corden, or Josh Hartnett, and who that person has dated.
On the eighty-fifth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, bustin makes some of us feel good. With Armando out on assignment, we call upon Robert Gassaway of The Flicksation Podcast to talk films and educate us on New Mexico cuisine. The first film up for review is the female-centric reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS. Next up is the Death Valley-set drama, VALLEY OF LOVE. Finally, we try and make sense out out the late Andrzej Zulawski's final film, COSMOS. We also discuss burritos, vagina stains, and Gerard Depardieu's hat.
On the eighty-fourth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, and as always, farts will be our salvation. The first film up for review is Todd Solondz' latest comedic downer, WIENER-DOG. Then, we debut a brand new segment, Flicksmas in July. We unwrap our gift from The Flicksation Podcast, a 1960s Czech New Wave, feminist(?) comedy called Daisies. Finally, we get lowbrow with all the fart and boner humor we can handle and review SWISS ARMY MAN. We also discuss Shane Carruth, the wanton, and diarrhea.
Check out episode 117 of The Flicksation Podcast to hear the other half of the festivities.
On this bonus episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST we discuss the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA. All of us thought we were pretty familiar with OJ's story, but after watching the almost 8 hour series we talk about what was new to us from his sports, what else was happening in that, and the post-trial life of OJ. It's heavy stuff, but we also mention our favorite orange juice brand, remember some goofy Hertz commercials, and listen to OJ's terrible attempt at hip hop.
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On the seventy-eighth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew shuns the multiplexes to dig into some older films from a great director. For our third round of Auteurography we discuss the films of Lynne Ramsay. Since she only has 3 feature films we decided to discuss all of them on one episode since there aren't many 2016 films we want to review. First up is her 1999 debut film, the period piece RATCATCHER. Then we discuss the Samantha Morton meandering vehicle MORVERN CALLAR. Finally, we discuss the psychological drama WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. We also try to get Batman v. Superman soundbites, forget the name "Kevin" and discuss angry masturbation faces. Enjoy!
On the seventy-sixth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew stumbles out of the woods for one of the darkest episodes yet. Since there are not a lot of options for new films right now, we discuss some of the TV offerings we've been digging into, including: BROAD CITY, BETTER CALL SAUL, LOVE, TRANSPARENT, TOGETHERNESS, MAKING A MURDERER, FARGO, BASKETS, GIRLS, AND HORACE AND PETE. Then, we finally wrap up our Auteurography segment discussing the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini with a discussion of his final film, SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM. Finally, we review the highly anticipated indie horror film, THE WITCH. Enjoy!
On the sixty-fourth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew celebrates the end of a hiatus by reconvening outside the comfy confines of the Garage to record over Skype. Fortunately, the first episode in this new format comes with some great films to discuss; including the microbudget feminist tale FELT, and the latest Iranian character drama from Asghar Farhadi ABOUT ELLY. For the Auteurography segment, the gang digs into Pasolini's confounding Terence Stamp vehicle, THEOREM. So, grab your sexual organ art and spend the weekend on the beach with The Third Act Podcast!
On a bittersweet bonus episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, Christian, Jericho, and Armando say farewell to the garage with one last desperate attempt at relevancy. Secrets are shared. Tears are shed. The audio recording quality is endearingly crappy. A list of favorite "garage scenes in films" are compiled. In keeping with the theme of finality, each member discusses a celebrated filmmaker's last cinematic effort. It's a real smorgasbord of conflicting emotions; culminating in a bonafide rabble-rousing finale that's sure to bring down the house (or, err, in this case, the garage). Questions remain. Will the crew soldier on into uncharted podcasting territory, or is this the end of an era? Only one thing is certain; the garage accepts, the garage cleanses, and the garage forgives.
On a historic, topically relevant fiftieth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the gang reminiscence about the good old days, look to the podcasting future, and discuss the much-balyhooed THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKING JAY: Part 1. It's a celebratory, though melancholic, first part of an epic 50th blow-out that will likely bring THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the much- deserved critical podcasting plaudits they so richly deserve.