Melissa Savage and Katie Molloy met in film class, and haven’t been able to stop talking movies ever since. Each week they watch a movie and review it, stopping to make plenty of nerdy references along the way.
This movie went from zero to “might win J.Lo an Oscar” in no time at all. As a woman-directed female-led crime story, we couldn’t wait to see it.
We didn’t really want to watch this, but we absolutely had to be part of the conversation. When people start maligning our much-loved comic book movies and thinking they can do it better, we need to get in there and see for ourselves. Joaquin Phoenix plays this (apparently) grittier, more realistic version of the Joker, directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips, trying to reinvent himself as an auteur. Did it deserve the top prize at Venice? We discuss.
332: Knock Down the House
In 2018, documentary filmmaker Rachel Lear’s followed four non-traditional female candidates for the congressional primaries. One of those candidates was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and so this film has a ringside seat to the rise of one of the most exciting new progressive voices of our age.
331: Ad Astra
Brad Pitt is getting some later-career Oscar buzz for this performance as a lone astronaut journeying across the solar system to find his missing dad. We love a good sci-fi, and that premise had us intrigued.
330: I Am Mother
This new Netflix sci-fi may be only a middling look at motherhood, but less than 24 hours after this episode was recoded, Mel gave birth.
Starring Hillary Swank, newcomer Clara Rugaard and a robot voiced by Rose Byrne, this film tells the story of a robot raising human children in a secure facility designed to repopulate the ruined Earth.
Shot in 30 days in South Australia, with an able assist from New Zealand’s Weta, we thought it was worth our time. Now we also wonder if it had prophetic powers.
329: It Chapter 2
The second half of Stephen King’s IT gets the big budget, big star treatment (and nearly three hours of run time).
Awesome Movie Podcast
It's actually rare to find a podcast where you can put on and feel like you're listening to friends. The podcast is intelligent and Melissa and Kate have really good chemistry that makes it fun to listen to them discuss movies.
Ladies, I've heard that you would review ANY movie someone would recommend on here. I wanna talk you up on that and I want you to review Samari Cop (1989).
Keep up the awesome work.
Best movie podcast out there
Melissa and Katie do such a great job on this podcast. It's professional and super well edited, always interesting, and a must-add to your podcast list. Even better, they look at movies from a feminist and critical perspective that goes beyond your average movie review. Haven't seen a movie, not sure you want to? Listen to this podcast, they'll probably convince you you need to see it. Saw it, loved it, hated it, have ambivalent feelings? Listen to the Silver Screen Queens. Can't quite articulate why a film was just not good enough, or was so amazing? Listen ;) You get the picture!
Love you ladies!!