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Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, film critic and screenwriter April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie - horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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    • 4.9, 404 Ratings

Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, film critic and screenwriter April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie - horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

    ‘Beetlejuice’ with Sydney Fleischmann and Mel Eslyn of HBO’s ‘Room 104’

    ‘Beetlejuice’ with Sydney Fleischmann and Mel Eslyn of HBO’s ‘Room 104’

    Executive producer & director Sydney Fleischmann (‘Room 104’), and executive producer, writer, director, & president of Duplass Brothers Productions, Mel Eslyn, join host April Wolfe to discuss ‘Beetlejuice.’

    • 52 min
    'Possession' with 'The Rental' and 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' Actor Sheila Vand

    'Possession' with 'The Rental' and 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' Actor Sheila Vand

    Actor Sheila Vand joins April Wolfe to discuss ‘Possession,’ bringing sensitivity to acting, and the importance of good communication with directors.

    • 50 min
    ‘Pillaged’ with ‘First Cow’ Director Kelly Reichardt

    ‘Pillaged’ with ‘First Cow’ Director Kelly Reichardt

    One of cinema’s greatest filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (‘Wendy and Lucy,’ ‘Old Joy’), joins April Wolfe to discuss the obscure French film ‘Pillaged’ AKA ‘Mise à sac.’

    • 50 min
    ‘Man on Fire’ with ‘Love & Basketball’ and ‘The Old Guard’ Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

    ‘Man on Fire’ with ‘Love & Basketball’ and ‘The Old Guard’ Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

    “Sabotage his work, his fire will be released.”

    • 45 min
    ‘Thirst’ with ‘Relic’ Director Natalie Erika James

    ‘Thirst’ with ‘Relic’ Director Natalie Erika James

    “A priest becomes a vampire… another man’s wife is coveted…a deadly seduction triggers murder.”

    • 41 min
    ‘Drive’ with ‘Stray Dolls’ Director Sonejuhi Sinha

    ‘Drive’ with ‘Stray Dolls’ Director Sonejuhi Sinha

    “I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes, then I’m yours, no matter what. Anything happens a minute either side of that, and you’re on your own.”

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
404 Ratings

404 Ratings

Sibia Marie ,

Could listen on repeat

And I do! So much research and prep goes into each episode. This is quality work. It’s fascinating. April’s awesome. The range of women she speakers to is great. Love to have this podcast each week as part of my routine.

wonderful_lizard ,

Essential

One of the few shows I look forward to every week. Sharp insights, fascinating guests from across the medium. If you love the moving image, you will love Switchblade Sisters.

valerlance ,

Good stuff!

I have suggested this podcast to every single one of my friends. I love film, genre, and lady creators, and this is an excellent podcast about ALL THOSE THINGS! If you like those things too, give this a try! The interviews are always fun, always about movie-love, and always willing to discuss the film industry’s flaws. Good stuff <3

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