The Art Immortal

Celebrating the Art That Shall Endure Throughout Time

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Episode #56 — Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver podcast review

In 56 episodes, this is our first time judging such a young performance. Jodie Foster astounded audiences in Taxi Driver not only because of the difficulty of playing a 12-year-old prostitute but how easily she was able to go up against method acting Robert DeNiro. There’s a confidence and a complexity to this small role that is a perfect lead-in to the rest of her career.

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Episode #77 — Unforgiven / Vanishing Point / San Francisco Sourdough / Devil’s Haircut / The Cay / Borgen

Unforgiven podcast review

Having found their way into the Old Gods’ library, The Immortals unpack their understanding of Unforgiven, verify the value of Vanishing Point, savor the sponge of Sourdough, dissect the dalliance of Devil’s Haircut, consider color in The Cay, and break into Belgian politics in Borgen. OK, Borgen is about Danish politics, but alliterations are hard…and so is The Immortals’ next plan to escape the Old Gods’ realm!

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Super Wrap-Up

Super Wrap-Up podcast review

They’ve leapt tall buildings with a single bound and walked through the wastelands with blades between their fingers. This Five is definitely special. It’s been five weeks and the guys are ready to look back at their Super Five. To help gets a greater grasp on these superhero eras of cinema, they are joined by their comic-book aficionados friends Alex Dunning and David Jessee. At the end, they will announce their next Five.

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Episode #55 — Logan

Logan podcast review

This is the fastest a film has become Five worthy. When this podcast comes out, Logan is not on DVD yet but it impressively holds up as such a fascinating look at the Bryan Singer/FOX run of the X-Men franchise and a very rare look at a conclusion of a comic book story. The guys talk about Logan’s western influences and what it is saying about heroism.

We say this every episode but we really mean it this time: THERE ARE MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE. Go see Logan and then listen to our episode.

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Episode #76 — Blade Runner / I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got / Fresh Green Peppercorn / Just Like Heaven / Clockwork / LOST

Blade Runner podcast review

No more time for silliness! The Immortals have some important reviews on their docket including the beloved sci-fi classic Blade Runner and the beloved sci-fi classic LOST. Also an early album by Sinead O’Connor, absent food, a poppy song by The Cure and an underread story by Philip Pullman. But the biggest question of all is…will anybody get Austin a chair?

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Episode #54 — Captain America: Civil War

Captain America Civil War podcast review

After three weeks of superheroes vs. super villains, it’s time to switch it up with superheroes vs. superheroes. Captain America: Civil War isn’t just a chance for your favorite heroes to punch each other, it’s the culmination of a lot of stories that has occurred over an unprecedented number of films. Does it work? What does this “Marvel Cinematic Universe” look like in the scheme of cinema history? Also did this movie finally make Ant-Man tolerable? Find out!

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Episode #75 — Mrs. Miniver / Happy Trails / Pea Shoots / Don’t Gimme No Lip Child / Madlenka / McCloud

Mrs Miniver podcast review

For those of you who are new to the show, welcome! This is a review show were five immortals review things! And this is the episode where they go back in time to the 80s and be extra silly. Also they still review the Best Picture winner Mrs. Miniver, the surprising album Happy Trails, eat some pea shoots, don’t give no lip to no child, debate culture in picture books and say McCloud a lot. Enjoy! And if you’re confused, don’t worry about it!

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Episode #53 — The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight podcast review

Batman is back! This time he’s a bit more Irish as we look at the second of Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale’s trilogy, The Dark Knight. How does this differ from the film we watched last week? Both of them have The Joker, but this one changes the dynamic of their relationship. This film feels less like a superhero film, but more of a psychological crime thriller. Is that really that different of a shift?

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Episode #74 — The Firemen’s Ball / Group Sex / Telline de Camargue / Wondrous Stories / The Family from One End Street / Red Shoe Diaries

The Firemen's Ball podcast review

The Immortals have given up on their exploration of the Old Gods’ realm and resigned themselves to eternity, until an unexpected visitor upends their spot! But before that, they attend a rather droll The Firemen’s Ball, have Group Sex (not really, but who could resist the implication?), really struggle to enjoy and pronounce Telline de Camargue, savor some Wondrous Stories, talk about another rag-tag group of Britons in The Family from One End Street, and get reeeal seamy with Red Shoe Diaries.

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Episode #52 — Batman

Batman podcast review

It’s a movie that is filled with Prince songs and one of the main catchphrases is about dancing. Yes, it’s a beloved superhero movie! The 1989 film Batman was a major Tim Burton film as well as a major change to the perception of Batman. Instead of silly Adam West puns, there is a real strangeness and upsetting nature to Michael Keaton’s decision to dress up like a bat.

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