On the one hundred and thirty-sixth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is way ahead of schedule. Enjoy our new intro that debuts with this episode! For our new release review we dig into a film about a writer dealing with his father's gambling problem called THE WILD PEAR TREE. We pair that with a film about a writer's evolving relationship with a fan called CERTIFIED COPY. Finally, we get back to our Auteurography series on Derek Jarman and discuss a film about a writer/philosopher's life told through bizarre sketches called WITTGENSTEIN. We also discuss pop up books, martians, and the Los Angeles Rams.
For part 2 of our discussion on the best films of 2018 we get lost in the algorithms. The TAP Awards are back officially for the third time, and with the help of some Twitter polls we hand out some esteemed awards such as- The Hot Hot Stuff Award, Blubbering Mess Award, and Dance Scene of the Year. We also end the show on a more sincere note and mention our favorite film moments of the year.
On the one hundred and thirty-fifth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew bids a fond farewell to 2018 (in midJanuary no less!). On the first part of our 2018 in review discussion we share our top 10 lists in ascending order with a few surprises along the way. We also discuss an Estonian love story, Taylor Swift, and a whole lot of shock & awe.
On the one hundred and thirty-fourth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew falls short of their own lofty expectations, but it's time to get in a good cram. For the 6th time in as many year we grab our muzak-tuned timer and talk about 21 films in this 2 hour episode. Films discussed- IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, SUPPORT THE GIRLS, COLD WAR, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, SHOPLIFTERS, TYREL, WESTERN, PADDINGTON 2, THE DAY AFTER, LET THE SUNSHINE IN, WINTER BROTHERS, THE WILD BOYS, HAPPY END, BEAUTY AND THE DOGS, DAMSEL, AQUAMAN, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, SHIRKERS, BIRD BOX and TAYLOR SWIFT: REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR.
We also discuss "rolling tape," A Christmas Story, and a Chili's gift card.
On the one hundred and thirty-third episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew has fully bought into the idea that old films rule.
While Armando is drowning in egg nog somewhere, Christian and Jericho get together right at the end of the year to rundown their top 10 lists of old films they saw for the first time in 2018, as well as beam over some listener email and analyze our recent film consumption. We also discuss Will Smith, amputated hands, and Lee Daniels' The Butler.
On the one hundred and thirty-second episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew gathers to celebrate the greatest tradition in American history, Flicksmas. Our new film review is for Netflix's major move to have a prestige film, ROMA. We pair that with another challenging depiction of poverty for THE YOUNG AND THE DAMNED. We gather around the Flicksmas tree yet again to unwrap our gifts- Another Earth, The World's Greatest Sinner, and A Woman Under the Influence. We also discuss pumpkin bread, Jaden Smith, and egg nog.
Be sure to check out the other half of the Flicksmas festivities on episode 168 of The Flicksation Podcast.
On the one hundred and thirty-first episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is letting out a metaphorical howl. For our new release review we talk about a happy kid in rural Italy for HAPPY AS LAZZARO. We pair that with a conversation about a horny kid in rural Italy for AMARCORD. Finally, we continue our Auteurography series on Derek Jarman and discuss the anachronistic period drama, EDWARD II. We also discuss Christmas music, farts, and the Sony Walkman.
On the one hundred and thirtieth of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew wants to be a real boy.
For our new release review we talk about the long-awaited release of Orson Welles' final film, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. We pair that with the Spielberg/Kubrick sci-fi collaboration, A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Finally, we continue our Auteurography series on Derek Jarman and discuss his confounding comedy(?), THE GARDEN. We also discuss wanking, jacking off, and a giant inflatable penis.
On the one hundred and twenty-ninth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is not the cat. For our new release review we talk about the theatrics of MADELINE'S MADELINE. We pair the with a biopic of an artist by Jane Campion, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE. Finally, we continue our Auteurography series on Derek Jarman and discuss his dialogue-free poetic film WAR REQUIEM. We also discuss snowball fights, Johnny Depp, and allergy medication.
On the one hundred and twenty-eighth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew reckons with how boring the moon is. For our new release review we check out the Neil Armstrong biopic, FIRST MAN. We pair that with a lunar documentary, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON. Finally, we continue our Auteurography series on Derek Jarman and discuss his experimental, post-apocalyptic film, THE LAST OF ENGLAND. We also discuss Margaret Thatcher, The Shallow, and unspeakable acts done with cauliflower.