109 episodes

Enjoy film analysis with a dose of nonsensical, sassy commentary? Watch the film with us! Every month, hosts Lara and Cheryl deep dive into a film and chat about four topics related to the movie. We draw comparisons with other films we have watched and chat about how the film industry has and continues to develop. Listen in on our lighthearted conversations as we watch and reflect on different film genres, with small doses of silliness sprinkled throughout! Theme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

Watch The Film With Us Cheryl Mok and Lara Bulger

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Enjoy film analysis with a dose of nonsensical, sassy commentary? Watch the film with us! Every month, hosts Lara and Cheryl deep dive into a film and chat about four topics related to the movie. We draw comparisons with other films we have watched and chat about how the film industry has and continues to develop. Listen in on our lighthearted conversations as we watch and reflect on different film genres, with small doses of silliness sprinkled throughout! Theme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

    SPECIAL | Westworld

    SPECIAL | Westworld

    We couldn’t talk AI without chatting about Westworld - just in time, right before the season 4 premiere this weekend! In this episode, we share our thoughts on the show upon this re-watch compared to when the show first aired. We also compare Westworld and Ex_Machina, the movie we’re watching this month, and discuss the similarities between both stories.


    Let us know what you think and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WTF_WithUs
    Check out our YouTube channel for extended conversations and outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1O6GFhumzrq8qNBYZuF_1Q


    Theme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

    • 31 min
    Could AI’s be convicted in the future? | Ex_Machina Part 3

    Could AI’s be convicted in the future? | Ex_Machina Part 3

    Is Ava culpable for the crimes she’s done at the end of the film? In this episode, we start by chatting about how the film influences how the audiences feel about the characters through the male gaze. Our conversation then turns to whether Ava should be considered a bad character if her actions were pre-determined by the coding that Nathan created for her.


    Let us know what you think and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WTF_WithUs
    Check out our YouTube channel for extended conversations and outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1O6GFhumzrq8qNBYZuF_1Q


    Theme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

    • 31 min
    Bias in tech | Ex_Machina Part 2

    Bias in tech | Ex_Machina Part 2

    Who do we build technology for? In this episode, we talk about the biases within the tech industry and how the film explores the this topic. We also chat about the gendered technology we interact with (some that we interact with on a daily basis) and how historical biases influence the way technology is built.
    References:
    World Economic Forum “ This is why AI has a gender problem”: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/this-is-why-ai-has-a-gender-problem/
    Screen Rant “Ex Machina's Alternate Ending Explained”: https://screenrant.com/ex-machina-movie-alternate-ending-explained/
    Paste Magazine “A Moral Question: Gender and (Re)production in A.I. Artificial Intelligence 20 Years Later”: https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies/ai-artificial-intelligence-gender-reproduction/


    Let us know what you think and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WTF_WithUs
    Check out our YouTube channel for extended conversations and outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1O6GFhumzrq8qNBYZuF_1Q


    Theme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

    • 30 min
    Who is the villain in Ex_Machina? | Ex_Machina Part 1

    Who is the villain in Ex_Machina? | Ex_Machina Part 1

    Who is to blame for what happened in Ex_Machina? In this episode, we start our Ex_Machina conversation with a chat about the power dynamics within the three main characters within the film. We also talk about how the film showcases the themes of power, influence and ego in the tech industry.


    Let us know what you think and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WTF_WithUs
    Check out our YouTube channel for extended conversations and outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1O6GFhumzrq8qNBYZuF_1Q


    Theme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

    • 33 min
    100th Episode Special (+ Wall-E final thoughts)

    100th Episode Special (+ Wall-E final thoughts)

    In this celebratory 100th episode, we look back on the film genres we’ve talked about and discuss films that we didn’t get a chance to chat about. We also talk about potential genres we’ll talk about in the future and shout out two films that we love but that don’t naturally come up in conversation. The start of the episode also includes our final thoughts on Wall-E.


    Spiels on Reels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb7OrCuVpVFNxaA8DyY__mw


    Let us know what you think and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WTF_WithUs
    Check out our YouTube channel for extended conversations and outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1O6GFhumzrq8qNBYZuF_1Q


    Theme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

    • 32 min
    Is our future really that bleak? | Wall-E Part 3

    Is our future really that bleak? | Wall-E Part 3

    Why do most films seem to present us with a hopeless future? In this episode, we chat about why most films seem to paint bleak futures, the demise of Earth or the end of the human race. We also talk about why there is a lack of optimism in sci-fi, documentaries and beyond. Lastly, we chat about utopias and how those stories usually reveal themselves as dystopic societies.


    References:


    Vlogbrothers “Are You Stuck In The Sad Gap”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPY2hyU3zk&ab_channel=vlogbrothers


    Let us know what you think and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WTF_WithUs
    Check out our YouTube channel for extended conversations and outtakes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1O6GFhumzrq8qNBYZuF_1Q


    Theme Music Credit: Ultra Lights by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/61225 Ft: Javolenus

    • 33 min

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