The Third Act Podcast – Episode 59

Episode 59

On the fifty-ninth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, podcasting elitists Christian, Jericho, and Armando grab their trusty fedoras, vintage typewriters, and hip-hop dance moves for a review of Noah Baumbach's mid-life crisis dramedy WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, and then head over to Ryan Gosling land for a breakdown of the much-derided curio LOST RIVER. Of course, in between all of the blather, things get a bit more reverent in the garage as the crew attempt to multiply loaves and fishes while speaking in tongues during a rundown of Pier Paolo Pasolini's third feature THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW.

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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

The Third Act Podcast – Episode 58

Episode 58

On the fifty-eighth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew head back to the garage for the latest film discussion after an intense auditing session. This time around, there are reviews of the latest HBO exposé, GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF, as well as the indie horror hit, IT FOLLOWS. During the Auteurography segment, there is still discussion of prostitutes, Italy and the lower class, but this time it revolves around Pasolini's second feature, MAMMA ROMMA. If you feel like there is an unseeable evil presence persistently stalking you, chances are it's THE THIRD ACT PODCAST!

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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

The Third Act Podcast – Episode 57

Episode 57

On the fifty-seventh episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew argue about chore wheels, making a bloody mess while biting victims, and confronting a pack of roving werewolves with a review of the vampire mockumentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. Then, after a road trip to the cinema in which time was of the essence and bladders were in danger mode, the podcasters settle into a discussion of road rage, social class commentary, and unhinged wedding ceremonies with Damián Szifron's anthology mashup WILD TALES. Plus, the Auteurography segment is back with a brand new filmmaker; Pier Paolo Pasolini and his gritty 1961 debut ACCATTONE.

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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

The Third Act Podcast – Bonus Episode 14

Bonus Episode 14

On a gangsta-flavored, dystopian Johannesburg addition of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, Christian and Jericho dig into Neil Blomkamp's latest sci-fi romp CHAPPIE and discuss everything from atonality, robot bling, fashion mullets, and consciousness stored on a flash drive. It's just two guys in a garage talking Anderson Cooper, PS4, Red Bull, electro rave-rap, and other shameless product placement.

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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

The Third Act Podcast – Episode 56

Episode 56

On the fifty-sixth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, Armando has returned and a breath of fresh air wafts into the garage. Check out the brand new intro to this episode and then stay tuned for our reviews of MAPS TO THE STARS and DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS. We also close the first era of Auteurography as we discuss Andrei Tarkovsky's final film, THE SACRIFICE. We also announce which director will be the focus of future Auteurography segments. Join us for self-absorbed Hollywood hijinks, class warfare and racially charged (NOT) vampire antics. Enjoy!

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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

The Third Act Podcast – Episode 55

Episode 55
On the fifty-fifth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, Christian and Jericho are Armando-less, but soldier on nonetheless with reviews of The Wachowskis' fantasy Space Opera mashup JUPITER ASCENDING, lo-fi Brooklyn dramedy APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, and the Ryan Reynolds talks to his pets horror/comedy THE VOICES. It's the first episode detailing 2015 films coming straight from the comfy confines of the garage!
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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

The Third Act Podcast – Episode 54

Episode 54

It's all led to this. On the fifty-fourth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew launches into their favorite films of 2014. There's a rundown of each host's Top 25, a discussion of films by Alejandro Jodorowsky, Paul Thomas Anderson, Hiyao Miyazaki and a bunch of other directors few people probably know about. The podcasters are in a serious Chinese food coma, there's some mocking of each other's picks, too many film quotes are shared, and of course, Armando inevitably drank too much. Come and celebrate with THE THIRD ACT PODCAST by paying respects to the year of film that was 2014. Enjoy!

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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

Armando's Favorite 25 Films of 2014

Armando Rivera, the most even-keeled member of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is a man with an uncanny knack for snoozing during pivotal moments of celebrated films and whose much-repeated refrain "Cool movie" became the catchphrase of the year. His list of 25 favorites from 2014 are bold, varied, and evocative; much like Mr. Rivera himself.

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Christian’s Favorite 25 Films of 2014

As the resident host of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, Christian Estabrook went on a Herculean screening binge of epic proportions and this variety is reflected in his 25 favorite films of 2014. A proponent of strong female leads, independently-minded success stories, and cinematic racial tolerance, Mr. Estrabrook's list is guaranteed to make your eyeballs quiver with filmic ecstasy.

by Christian Estabrook February 1, 2015

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THE CONGRESS
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Christian’s Favorite 25 Films of 2014

As the resident host of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, Christian Estabrook went on a Herculean screening binge of epic proportions and this variety is reflected in his 25 favorite films of 2014. A proponent of strong female leads, independently-minded success stories, and cinematic racial tolerance, Mr. Estrabrook's list is guaranteed to make your eyeballs quiver with filmic ecstasy.

by Christian Estabrook February 1, 2015

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The Third Act Podcast – Episode 53

Episode 53

On the fifty-third episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, resident garage-podcasters Christian, Armando, and Jericho go full Pynchon with a review of Paul Thomas Anderson's pot-fueled noir comedy INHERENT VICE, and then stand up in protest with a discussion of Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic SELMA. Of course, all rules go out the window with the second annual "Cram Session" in which the following films are mentioned:

THE SLEEPWALKER, THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY, IDA, ILLO ILLO, WE ARE THE BEST, MANAKAMANA, THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS, CLOSED CURTAIN, A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS, THE TRIP TO ITALY, WETLANDS, JOURNEY TO THE WEST, BIRD PEOPLE, HELLAWARE, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, GOD HELP THE GIRL, WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL, THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY, and THE DECENT ONE.

Whew!

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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

The Third Act Podcast – Episode 52

Episode 52
On the fifty-second episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the gang break down Tim Burton's first live action film sans Johnny Depp in 20 years BIG EYES, discuss Claude Lanzmann's nearly 4-hr Holocaust doc THE LAST OF THE UNJUST, and hit the slopes for an avalanche-hitting take on dark comedy/psychodrama FORCE MAJEURE. There's also a lot of cryptic brooding and existential soul-searching during the return of "Auteurography", in which the gang cover the second to last Andrei Tarkovsky film NOSTALGHIA.
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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!



 

The Third Act Podcast – Episode 51

On a very special yultide episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew opens their gifts during the 2nd annual "Merry Flicksmas" segment. Tune in to hear reviews for the films VIRUNGA, THE HOMESMAN, and FOXCATCHER. In Recently Watched, THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, TOP FIVE, AND A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT are discussed. Plus, a certain 3-year-old podcaster makes his second appearance in as many episodes trying to edge out some space in the podcast game. So grab your eggnog and ugly sweaters and cozy up by the fire with a Flicksmas edition of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST!

 



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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!

 



 

The Third Act Podcast - Episode 50, Part 2

On Part 2 of the fiftieth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the milestone is stretched out as the crew offers their thrilling conclusion. Check out reviews of INTERSTELLAR, WHIPLASH, and MOOD INDIGO. There's also a special edition of Dex's Quick Picks in which your favorite 3-year-old podcaster challenges the Third Act gang to a round of Star Wars trivia. Thank you to everyone who has downloaded this podcast over the last 50+ episodes. Enjoy!

 



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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!

 



 

The Third Act Podcast - Episode 50, Part 1

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.



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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!

 



The Third Act Podcast - Episode 49

On the forty-ninth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, Christian, Armando, and Jericho talk race relations with Justin Simien's probing debut DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, surf the web like a sociopath in NIGHTCRAWLER, and talk about balls and Hollywood hubris for BIRDMAN. Andrei Tarkovsky also gets the royal treatment once again with another addition of "Auteurography", in which the gang discuss nut-throwing and existential angst in 1979's STALKER.

 



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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!

 



 

The Third Act Podcast - Bonus Episode 13

On a very Dostoyevskian episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the gang hunker down to review NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY, a 4-hour Filipino reimagining of "Crime and Punishment". It's an episode full of quotable lines like "I'm still haunted by Fabian walking the countryside in this stupor of post-modern fanaticism" and "my gaze was firmly transfixed on Wak-Wak's face." It's also, thankfully, considerably shorter than director Lav Diaz's formidable epic.

This episode is available for download on iTunes!

 



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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!

 



The Third Act Podcast - Episode 48

On the fourty-eigth episode of THE THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew gets into gender politics to discuss David FIncher's blockbuster GONE GIRL, brave the murky depths of the Internet with Jason Reitman's much-derided MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN, and toss around some Woody Allen-isms during a review of Alex Ross Perry's LISTEN UP PHILIP. The gang also shares belated thoughts on the hologram Johnny Depp vehicle TRANSCENDENCE, trying to justify the $1.29 spent to rent it from the local Redbox. Enjoy!

 



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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!

 



 

The Third Act Podcast - Episode 47

On the forty-seventh episode of the THIRD ACT PODCAST, the crew cuts through their usual tangent-jumping and gets right to the meat with reviews of four recently released films. So, slouch your shoulders and bond with a puppy during a discussion of THE DROP, put on that papier-mache helmet with FRANK, spout unintelligible prison slang in STARRED UP, and get into some eco-terrorist tomfoolery with NIGHT MOVES. Plus, the hollowed Tarkovsky gets the treatment with a review of his baffling and beautiful 1975 film THE MIRROR.

 



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THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is what happens when three film nerds get together in the wee hours of the night inside a cold garage and launch into movie-related discussions and reviews. A true "lo-fi" podcast with a no-string budget, THE THIRD ACT PODCAST is dedicated to highlighting the third act of movies, which could either make or break the cinematic experience. So cozy up with your favorite glass of cheap wine and enjoy Christian, Armando, and Jericho's long-winded forays into all things film!