Play us a song, we’re the Piano cast! (I hate myself for even writing that but clearly I’m not going to delete it.) Anywho, The Immortals are reviewing the 1993 Jane Campion classic, The Piano. They also dive into the sounds of Supergrass and Elliott Smith. Then they go into the tent for one of the loveliest reality shows ever made, The Great British Bake-Off. Get excited!
As we get closer to Easter, the guys look back at one of the great films by Martin Scorsese and his most controversial. The Last Temptation of Christ tells the story of the last days of Jesus as he embraces his destiny to die on the cross while dealing with the mortal fears and doubts. The guys talk about the powerful titular temptation, Willem Dafoe’s humanistic portrayal of a god and how Scorsese’s background inspires the types of stories he wants to tell.
In the last episode of 2018, it’s time for all of the HOT TAKES about the 90s. Like maybe it’s all garbage? First they look at the forgotten indie film, Smoke filled with some of the decade’s best actors. Then they open their hearts to the vulnerability of Incubus. Then they learn it’ll be okay with Macy Gray. Then the Australian dramedy ruins the thread by coming out in 2011 but it’ll still get HOT TAKES. Stay tuned for the most shocking henge rating of all time….
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.