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.
On the hundred and seventh episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is feeling particularly slinky. After a short Comcast-related delay we are back to discuss a couple under the radar gems. Our first film review is for a domestic drama and creature feature THE UNTAMED. For our Auteurography segment we discuss Spike Lee's semi-autobiographical Malcolm X follow up, Crooklyn. Finally, we dig into Sean Baker's look at life on the fringes of DisneyWorld in THE FLORIDA PROJECT. We also discuss ping pong, the new incarnation of The Garage, and (of course) Armando sleeping while watching a movie.
On the one hundred and sixth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is dreaming of electric reboots. After an extra week off we are back to discuss arty multiplex offerings and touchy social issues. Our first film review is a unique vision of modern terrorism in NOCTURAMA. For our Auteurography segment we discuss Spike Lee's epic biopic, Malcom X. Finally, we dig into the long-awaited(?) sequel, BLADE RUNNER 2049. We also discuss moving, that sound Hans Zimmer is obsessed with, and Jared Leto's coat.
On the one hundred and fifth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is weighing the virtues of nihilism. We are back to discuss a couple spooky films this week. Our first new film review is for the horror remake/box office sensation, IT. For our Auteurography segment we discuss Spike Lee's interracial romance drama, Jungle Fever. Finally, we review the latest nightmare from Darren Aronofsky, the disturbing parable, MOTHER! We also discuss Stevie Wonder, giant clown heads, and Bardem's bordello of blood.
On the one hundred and fourth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST the crew is wishing they used a Baja Blast bottle in the Safdie Brothers film instead. We welcome Armando back to the show after his globetrotting so we can finally get back to business. Our first new film review is for the frenetic crime thriller, GOOD TIME. We get back to our Auteurography segment and discuss Spike Lee's follow up to a masterpiece, the jazz musician drama, Mo Better Blues. Finally, we review the latest autobiographical opus from Alejandro Jodorowsky, ENDLESS POETRY. We also discuss erections, Instagram, and farting at the circus.