Episode 037 – Ants In Your Pants of 2016

It’s that time of year again! We bring you our year-in-review, but with a twist, in Ants In Your Pants of 2016. Our lists were culled from the tremendous number of quality films we saw this year, and we focused on those we saw for the first time which made the biggest impression on each of us. Some were films that had been on our lists for years, others we had been avoiding for one reason or another, and a few larks took us totally by surprise (please forgive Ericca’s voice as Cole cruelly gave his cold to her). We hope you’ll seek out these discoveries and enjoy!

Our shared favorites:
Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy (Wenders, 1974, 1975, 1976)

Cole’s favorites:
Thundercrack! (McDowell, 1975)
Purple Noon (Clément, 1960)
Coeur de Lilas (Litvak, 1932)
Flaming Creatures (Smith, 1963)
Symptoms (Larraz, 1974)
Patriotism (Dômoto, Mishima, 1966)
Hospital (Wiseman, 1970)
Black Lizard (Fukasaku, 1968)
Before Sunset (Linklater, 2004)

Ericca’s favorites:
The American Friend (Wenders, 1977)
Titicut Follies (Wiseman, 1967)
Scream of Fear (Holt, 1961)
Shadow on the Wall (Jackson, 1950)
Moontide (Mayo, 1942)
Pépé Le Moko (Duvivier, 1937)
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (Bacon, 1949)
Kiss Me Kate (Sidney, 1953)
For All Mankind (Reinert, 1989)

What you’ll find in this episode: our favorite discoveries of 2016, how Cole is a dirty cheater who breaks all the rules, how we met, what director or title we’d most like to see on Criterion, our favorite re-discoveries of the year, which episodes were the most fun to make, whether we’ve disagreed on any films, and if this is what it sounds like when doves cry.

– Cole and Ericca

Alamo Drafthouse
Austin Film Society
The Criterion Collection
Mondo Macabro

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