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Nevertheless, we ALL persisted. A podcast about film and feminism from writers behind liveforfilm.com.

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Nevertheless, we ALL persisted. A podcast about film and feminism from writers behind liveforfilm.com.

    S2E42 - Bye, Bye Tennies, Hello Roaring Twenties (plus Best of the Decade Part 3)

    S2E42 - Bye, Bye Tennies, Hello Roaring Twenties (plus Best of the Decade Part 3)

    2020 - sounds good doesn't it? We predict great things for filmmaking in this new decade! Contrarah asked some previous pod guests what they are most looking forward to.  She and Nick also finish their discussion on the best films of the last ten years. 

    In a Hole

    Doll's House

    Key time codes:

    5:01 - Just Jen

    27:02 - Audrey Fox 

    40:31 - Emma Butt 

    1:02:05 - Becky Matthews 

    (49:00 -Segue into the role of the score in filmmaking)

    Our final lists:

    Contrarah              

    2010 - Winter's Bone

    2011 - We Need To Talk About Kevin

    2012 - Zero Dark Thirty

    2013 - The Bling Ring

    2014 - Selma

    2015 - Fifty Shades of Grey

    2016 - Certain Women

    2017 - Lady Bird

    2018 - Private Life

    2019 - The Farewell

    Nick

    2010 - Inception

    2011 - Tree of Life

    2012 - Cabin in the Woods

    2013 - Enemy

    2014 - Whiplash

    2015 - Knight of Cups 

    2016 - Moonlight

    2017 - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    2018 - Infinity War 

    2019 - 1917

    • 1 hr 28 min
    S2E41 - Top Ten Best Movies of The Decade (Part 2)

    S2E41 - Top Ten Best Movies of The Decade (Part 2)

    The last decade saw some fantastic movies and some big steps forward for women in film, but no one told Nick that, he just loves himself some MAN movies full of MEN. Thank goodness Contrarah weighs in with some big time, money-making, award-winning female films.

    Contrarah and Nick continue their review of cinema from 2010 to 2019 - this time looking at 2014 to 2017, and they may have finally found some common ground. Do you agree with these choices?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    S2E40 - Top Ten Best Movies of The Decade (Part 1)

    S2E40 - Top Ten Best Movies of The Decade (Part 1)

    The last decade saw some fantastic movies and some big steps forward for women in film.

    Contrarah and Nick review their tastes in cinema from 2010 to 2019 - each with a wildly different focus. Did your movie make the cut?

    • 1 hr 51 min
    S2E39 - Specialist Subject - Red Fem Redemption? With Dr Esther Wright

    S2E39 - Specialist Subject - Red Fem Redemption? With Dr Esther Wright

    Computer gaming - it's for boys only, right? Wrong!

    And yet, history hasn't been kind to the gamer community, especially in terms of gender discrimination. Instead of laying blame, maybe it's time to look at whether the games themselves are contributing towards a culture. Contrarah enlists the help of Dr Esther Wright (https://twitter.com/EstherWrigh_) whose recent PhD delves deep into stereotypes within the historical Rockstar Games universe. Listen as they discuss campfire confessionals, seedy underbellies and the lack of trans representation, as well as the world's most lit photography assignment.

    We're pausing on episodes for a while so that the team can bring you even more content, thank you SO MUCH for listening to this season.

    Shout out to all of our kind and talented guests and to the audio genius of Andrew Evans (https://twitter.com/AndrewDEvans)

    And to all you murdering psychopathic gun-toting outlaws...just pass that weapon to a nearby female (or non-binary if you can find em) NPC, she can handle herself too.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    S2E38 - Cinema

    S2E38 - Cinema

    What is Cinema?

    Scorsese thinks he knows, but does he? Nick with his TV industry work knowledge and Contrarah debate this question focussing on art, entertainment with a segue into what exactly is a human being? Plus, do we want our Netflix content even faster?

    Bonus Drinking Game: Take a sip every time someone says Transformers!

    Tell us your definition of cinema at: beyondbech@gmail.com or https://twitter.com/Beyond_Bechdel

    • 1 hr 19 min
    S2E37 - Trojan Horse - Romcom Heroines with JustJen

    S2E37 - Trojan Horse - Romcom Heroines with JustJen

    It's easy to look back at films from 20 years ago and cringe hard, wondering, "what were we thinking?"

    Yet the 90s brought us so many good things, including a new a golden age for the romantic comedy - a genre sometimes frowned upon today. Writer/director/producer Just Jen thinks we shouldn't dismiss 90s romcoms as featherweight, when the lessons they're bringing are more empowering than at first glance. 

    The 90s romcom heroine as feminist Trojan Horse. Who knew?

    Learn more about Jen's thoughts on culture @JustJen_02 on twitter and her own filming work https://www.instagram.com/sassyjamproductions/?hl=en on instagram

    Tell us about your fave romcoms @Beyond_Bechdel

    • 1 hr 13 min

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