On the one hundred and fifteenth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is laughing at all the inappropriate things. For this episode we get political but not very serious. For our new release review we talk about Armando Iannucci's Russian politics satire, THE DEATH OF STALIN. We pair that with a satire of American culture, MR. FREEDOM. Finally, we continue our Auteurography series on Spike Lee and discuss the serial killer drama, SUMMER OF SAM. We also discuss guidos, urine stains, and Adrian Brody's hair.
On the one hundred and fourteenth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew clamors. We shake off the post-Oscar dust to dig into a few films that deserve more attention. For our new release review we talk about Alex Ross Perry's ensemble-led drama, GOLDEN EXITS. We pair that with a chamber drama with powerhouse performances, AUTUMN SONATA. Finally, we continue our Auteurography series on Spike Lee and discuss his familial sports drama, HE GOT GAME. We also discuss neti pots, mariachi bands, and Victoria & Abdul.
On the one hundred and thirteenth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is turning over new leaves. This episode marks the debut of our new format discussing- a new release, an old film that pairs with the new, and a film from our Auteurography series. For our new release review we talk about the Marvel megahit, BLACK PANTHER. We pair that we a sci-fi short film from Kenya called PUMZI. Finally, we get back to our Auteurography series on Spike Lee and discuss his Million Man March event film, GET ON THE BUS. We also discuss Afrofuturism, dystopias, and sommeliers.
For part 2 of our discussion on the best films of 2017 things take a decidedly silly turn. The TAP Awards are back and we crowdsourced some categories to get listener assistance to pass out esteemed honors such as, Best Hair, Dance Scene of the Year, and the I Don't Know What Any of It Meant But I Loved Every Minute of It Award. We also end the show on a more sincere note and mention our favorite film moments from 2017.
On the one hundred and twelfth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, we say farewell to 2017 (in record time!). On this first part of our 2017 roundup we share our top 10 lists, honorable mentions, and general thoughts on what the previous calendar year brought us in film. We also discuss crying during documentaries, the opposite of the Sunken Place, and TV shows(?).
On the one hundred and eleventh episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew lines up to get their measurements taken. We are back and hungry to cram. First up we review the hotly anticipated, Paul Thomas Anderson film, PHANTOM THREAD. The rest of the episode is dedicated to talking about as many films as possible (26 total) with the assistance of Muzak-tuned timer.
Films discussed during Cram Session- CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, THE POST, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, HARMONIUM, I TONYA, LUCKY, INGRID GOES WEST, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, RAT FILM, LOVESONG, ACTOR MARTINEZ, A QUIET PASSION, I OLGA HEPNAROVA, SHOT CALLER, FACES PLACES, SUPER DARK TIMES, MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI, FIVE CAME BACK, MOLLY'S GAME, ANTIPORNO, THIRST STREET, HERMIA & HELENA, 4 DAYS IN PARIS, THE WORK, and THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV.
On this special bonus episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST we finally give our final verdict on Porgs. We couldn't let 2017 end without getting our thoughts out there on the biggest movie of the year. We recap our thoughts on the recent Star Wars movies and Rian Johnson's filmography before jumping into THE LAST JEDI. We also discuss vegetarianism, lactating giraffe-walruses, and Benicio del Turbo.
On the one hundred and tenth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew is back to celebrate the most important holiday of all, Flicksmas. Our first new film review is for James Franco's love letter to a bad moviemaker, THE DISASTER ARTIST. For our 5th time gathering around the Flicksmas tree we open our gifts of- Peeping Tom, Red Beard, and Faust. Finally, we check out a sophomore film about a closeted teenager, BEACH RATS. Also, Christian is anticipating the inevitable Porg future, Armando says "come" and "on" a lot, and Jericho looks out into the void and asks "why?"
Be sure to check out the other half of the Flicksmas festivities on episode 147 of The Flicksation Podcast.
On the one hundred and ninth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew is taking the law into their own hands. As the year winds down we are ramping up with all sorts of high profile films to discuss. The first film up for review is the prestige Netflix original, MUDBOUND. For our Auteurography segment, we check out one of Spike Lee's least appreciated experiments, Girl 6. Finally, we talk about the foul-mouthed Frances McDormand vehicle, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI. We also discuss a horny Quentin Tarantino, whether or not Hedlund haunts, and hazy memories of Flicksmas past.
On the one hundred and eighth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is marveling at all the wondrous sites of Sacramento on the big screen. We are in high spirits as we gather to discuss a couple indie darlings. Our first new film review is for the striking debut drama, COLUMBUS. For our Auteurography segment we discuss Spike Lee's take on a popular 90s subgenre (gangster movies) with Clockers. Finally, we discuss the surreal experience of seeing Greta Gerwig's Sacramento love letter, LADY BIRD. We also discuss 3D, Jackie Chan, and Dave Matthews Band.