Two women film critics talk about what's new in cinema, movie and television reviews, the Oscars, and all things Hollywood.
Episode 174: Genre Theory
This week we're talking genres! What are the genres, how do they work, or why do they matter? Plus listener questions and deep dives into Nia DaCosta's Candyman and the 1947 film, Nightmare Alley.
Episode 173: Film Criticism 201
The Dames teach a master class in film criticism, including:
How to read a film beyond the plot and dialogue
When critics should take a step back
Historical and cultural context and subtext
Subjectivity and objectivity
Plus! The Matrix Resurrections trailer and our reactions to James Wan's Malignant.
Episode 172: Theater of Dames
How are people getting things so wrong?
Why do we love movies?
Is Taxi Driver more of a Paul Schrader film than a Martin Scorsese film?
Stuff we've been watching like Theater of Blood, Sunset Boulevard, and What We Do in the Shadows - Season 3 is finally here!
Episode 171: Candydame, Candydame...
The Dames provide their most whiplashy of whiplash episodes, discussing:
Disney films and cultural context
Why you're all wrong about the current season of Ted Lasso
Horror films based on urban legends
Nia DaCosta's Candyman
Bonus: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Catch a clip of our August bonus episode, a deep dive into the joy and wonder of the 1988 Oscar-winning movie, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Supplemental Reading: 15 Things You Might Not Know About Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Episode 170: Animated Dames
This week the Dames talk about the wonderful world of animation for grown ups!
The ongoing "theatrical experience" debate
Jurnee Smollett and Misha Green are getting their Black Canary movie!
Brief reviews of The Green Knight and The Night House
And Listener Questions!
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These ladies for the win!
I love that I discovered this podcast! These gals have a great way of chatting about movies, without spoiling the entire thing, but still keeping the listener engaged! Can’t wait to see what they come up with in the future! A must listen!
Film, Feminism, and Fun
FINALLY a movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of dudes talking over each other for an hour. I love the different genres that are covered, and although important issues are discussed (as the should be!), the overall vibe is fun. So glad this exists, it feels like spending time with friends!
Fun, forthright film discussions
I've enjoyed hearing Kristen Lopez on other podcasts, so I was excited to see that she and three other film critics (all woemn) started a new podcast! The discussions are engaging and energetic, the opinions are never sugar-coated, and the issues discussed range from the idiosyncratic to important. In just a few episodes, this has become one of my favorite film podcasts!