Episode 121 – Ants In Your Pants of 2019

ants in your pants of 2015

Welcome to Ants In Your Pants of 2019! It’s our fifth annual episode in which we reflect on our favorite film discoveries of the past year. We are so glad you joined us for this episode, and hope that you also had great cinema-watching adventures. As always, our lists were culled with much difficulty from all the wonderful films we saw this year, focusing on those we saw for the first time which made the biggest impressions on each of us. We try to go around the world, cover many different decades, and many different stories. There are some well-known classics and some little-seen gems for you to check out. We hope that you continue to share what first-time viewings were among your favorites this year as well. Thank you for listening to us throughout 2019 and we can’t wait to get started on the 2020 list! Ericca has set a goal to keep her raw list under 100 next year, so we will see how that works out.

Our shared favorite:
Babylon (Rosso, 1980)

Cole’s favorites:
Lot in Sodom (Watson, Webber, 1933)
The Baker’s Wife (Pagnol, 1938)
The Black Raven (Newfield, 1943)
Panique (Duvivier, 1946)
Threads (Jackson, 1984)
Jean de Florette (Berri, 1986)
The Inland Sea (Carra, 1991)
Buud Yam (Kaboré, 1997)
Living Still Life (Mandico, 2012)

Ericca’s favorites:
Good Morning (Ozu, 1959)
Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
White Rock (Maylam, 1977)
Dominique (Anderson, 1979)
Next of Kin (Williams, 1982)
Deadly Force (Aaron, 1983)
Lost in America (Brooks, 1985)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (Miyazaki, 1989)
8 Women (Ozon, 2002)

What you’ll find in this episode: recurring themes, our honorable mentions, and as always our thanks to you, the listener.

– Cole and Ericca

Austin Film Society
The Criterion Collection

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