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Episode #102 — The Thin Blue Line

Thin Blue Line podcast review

Many documentaries have made major political shifts in policy and perspectives, but very few documentaries can achieve what The Thin Blue Line did. In its examination of the killing of a police officer in Texas, director Errol Morris was able to bring forth the truth. The result got an innocent man off death row. Not only that, it’s also a damn good movie!

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Episode #122 — The Social Network / In Rainbows / Lemon Curd / My Moon, My Man / Fargo

Social Network podcast review

100 episodes are cool, but you know what’s really cool? 122 episodes. Yes, that horrible set-up only means that The Immortals are reviewing the Aaron Sorkin take on the creation of Facebook: The Social Network. In addition to that, they listen to a recent Radiohead album, tasty lemon treat, a song by Feist and and an anthology named Fargo. Get excited because they’re back to old shit again after the break!

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Episode #101 — Gates of Heaven

Gates of Heaven podcast review

While they have covered a few documentaries, the guys have never taken on a full documentarian. Enter Errol Morris who instantly made waves with his fascinating and odd documentary about the people who make pet cemeteries. Gates of Heaven examines the people who are looking for closure for their loved ones, the success and failures of making such a business, and gives us one of the greatest film monologues. They are joined by Zach Bundy, an actor who worked with Eric at an animal hospital to share their unique perspective.

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Episode #121 — A Trip to the Moon / In the Wee Hours of the Morning / Elderberry Flower / O Sole Mio / The Ed Sullivan Show

Trip to the Moon podcast review

We’re (at) number one! We’re (at) number one! Yes our random number generator has us reviewing the very first entry in all of books. This means the short film A Trip to the Moon! A Frank Sinatra album because the 1001 Albums book starts in the 50s! Opera song that we definitely didn’t mess up! And The Ed Sullivan Show which is definitely available! This episode is about three times as long as the film we cover.

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BONUS: Let’s Take Five Lists

Jaws Let's Take Five list

After 100 (official) episodes, Eric and Austin look back at all of the movies they’re reviewed and talked about some of the best ones. They look at some surprises, some of their controversial opinions and which were the stinkers. They ranked all of the movies and the full lists can be found at The Art Immortal. Thank you all for listening for the past few years! Our next Five starts this week with Errol Morris.

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Terrence Malick Wrap-Up

Terrence Malick podcast review

Only two days late, the guys are back to look at the Terrence Malick films they covered in their Five, talk about his post Tree of Life films they didn’t cover and discuss the intriguing next Five that will start next week. Get excited!

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Episode #120 — The Haunting / Duck Stab; Buster and Glen / Turbot / Jive Talkin’ / Home and Away

The Haunting podcast review

The last time Pedro had a bonus pick they revisited the 90s cartoon show Hey Arnold. This time he goes for a French comedy about infidelity and cruelty. He has multitudes! They review The Dinner Game as well as the horror film The Haunting. They also listen to The Residents and The Bee Gees while waiting for the next episode of the Australian soap opera, Home and Away. Get excited!

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Episode #100 — The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life podcast review

Terrence Malick’s career feels like it has been leading to this opus of a film. The Tree of Life ambitiously covers the history of the universe while focusing on the tale of a family in 1950s Texas. The guys are joined by co-host of the podcast Filmspotting, Josh Larsen, to dissect the greater Christian themes of the film, its approach to non-linear storytelling and, yes, they cover the dinosaurs.

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Episode #119 — Nights of Cabiria / I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight / Afugea’l Pitu / In a Broken Dream / The Day of the Triffids

Nights of Cabiria podcast review

Before Fellini was known for this surreal films, he was the creator of stories that were often beautiful and sad. Nights of Cabiria is one of his finest and The Immortals are here to review this Oscar winning film. They also will listen to a full album by Richard and Linda Thompson (he was a recent review for the Song category), review some vinegar from a previous week, listen to a man named Python and fear some British plants. Get excited!

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Episode #99 — The New World

The New World podcast review

Cinema wasn’t sure it was able to tell the story of Pocahontas without having talking trees and Mel Gibson until Terence Malick reappeared with his fourth film. The New World is another gorgeous production that tells the story of the young woman who guided the British colonists on the shores of America and the two men she loved: John Smith and John Rolfe.

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