Episode 094 – Ants In Your Pants of 2018

It’s our fourth annual Ants In Your Pants episode, as we close out 2018! As always, our lists were culled with much difficulty from all the wonderful films we saw this year, and we only talk about those we saw for the first time which made the biggest impressions on each of us. We try to go around the world, and cover many different decades. We have some classics and some little-seen gems that we hope you check out. Thank you for listening to us throughout 2018 and we can’t wait to get started on the 2019 list!

Our shared favorite:
The Executioner (Berlanga, 1963)

Cole’s favorites:
Lake of the Dead (Bergstrøm, 1958)
Very Nice, Very Nice (Lipsett, 1961)
A Man Vanishes (Imamura, 1967)
The Hospital (Hiller, 1971)
Manila in the Claws of Light (Brocka, 1975)
You Got to Move (Phenix, Selver, 1985)
A City of Sadness (Hou, 1989)
Madame Tutli-Putli (Lavis, Szczerbowski, 2007)
Two Years at Sea (Rivers, 2011)

Ericca’s favorites:
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1928)
The Brotherhood of Satan (McEveety, 1971)
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Zeman, 1962)
The Man in the Raincoat (Duvivier, 1957)
My Life as a Zucchini (Barras, 2016)
Cries and Whispers (Bergman, 1972)
Life is Sweet (Leigh, 1990)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman, 1955)
True Stories (Byrne, 1986)

What you’ll find in this episode: our regrets, our honorable mentions, and our thanks to you, the listener.

– Cole and Ericca

Austin Film Society
The Criterion Collection
The National Film Board of Canada

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