106 episodes

My head isn't in the clouds. My head is in films. I'm Caitlin. On this podcast, I share my personal thoughts and feelings about the films I watch, mainly art house and world cinema. This podcast celebrates the personal, the subjective, and the emotional. I weave together my life experiences with an in-depth discussion of the movies that haunt and astound me. Facebook: @herheadinfilms, Instagram: @herheadinfilms, Twitter: @herheadinfilms, Patreon: patreon.com/herheadinfilms, Email: herheadinfilms@gmail.com

Her Head in Films Caitlin

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 30 Ratings

My head isn't in the clouds. My head is in films. I'm Caitlin. On this podcast, I share my personal thoughts and feelings about the films I watch, mainly art house and world cinema. This podcast celebrates the personal, the subjective, and the emotional. I weave together my life experiences with an in-depth discussion of the movies that haunt and astound me. Facebook: @herheadinfilms, Instagram: @herheadinfilms, Twitter: @herheadinfilms, Patreon: patreon.com/herheadinfilms, Email: herheadinfilms@gmail.com

    Episode 106: Michael Curtiz's 'Casablanca' (1942)

    Episode 106: Michael Curtiz's 'Casablanca' (1942)

    In this episode, I talk about the 1942 classic, "Casablanca," directed by Michael Curtiz. Often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, Casablanca is set in 1941 during the Second World War and centers around three people: Rick Blaine, Ilsa Lund, and Victor Laszlo. Ilsa is married to Victor but had an affair with Rick after she believed Victor had been killed in a Nazi concentration camp for his resistance activities. All three are now in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, a temporary place where refugees from Europe go, desperately trying to obtain visas to get to the Americas.  Will Ilsa and Victor get out of Casablanca? Will Rick help them? I talk about the making of the film and how it looks at things like nostalgia, personal sacrifice, and the plight of refugees. This episode is not just about the movie. It's also about an important film appreciation class that I took when I was in high school in 2004, a class that changed my life forever. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-106-michael-curtizs-casablanca-1942

    • 2 hr 24 min
    Episode 105: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen's 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952)

    Episode 105: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen's 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952)

    In this episode, I talk about Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen's 1952 musical, "Singin' in the Rain." Often voted the greatest musical ever made, this effervescent and hilarious film looks at Hollywood's difficult transition from silent pictures to the talkies. Central to this episode is my focus on a film appreciation class I took in high school in 2004. It changed my life forever. One of the films I watched in that class was "Singin' in the Rain." I talk about why I fell in love with it and why I think it's such a wonderful film. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-105-gene-kelly-and-stanley-donens-singin-in-the-rain-1952

    • 2 hr
    Episode 104: Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain' (2005)

    Episode 104: Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain' (2005)

    In this episode, I talk about Ang Lee's 2005 film, "Brokeback Mountain." It's a grand love story about two cowboys--Ennis and Jack--who fall in love in 1960s Wyoming. Their romance spans decades but, because of homophobia, they're never able to fully be together. I consider this a modern classic and one of the greatest love stories of all time. I talk about how the film was made, why it moves me so deeply, and much more. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-104-ang-lees-brokeback-mountain-2005

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Episode 103: Catherine Corsini's 'Summertime' (aka 'La Belle Saison') (2015)

    Episode 103: Catherine Corsini's 'Summertime' (aka 'La Belle Saison') (2015)

    In this episode, I talk about Catherine Corsini's glorious 2015 film "Summertime" (aka "La Belle Saison"). Two women--Carole and Delphine--fall in love against the backdrop of the burgeoning women's movement in 1970s France. I discuss French feminism, the way Corsini represents lesbian love and desire, and much more. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-103-catherine-corsinis-summertime-aka-la-belle-saison-2015

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 102: Bong Joon-ho's 'Memories of Murder' (2003)

    Episode 102: Bong Joon-ho's 'Memories of Murder' (2003)

    In this episode, I talk about Bong Joon-ho's 2003 film "Memories of Murder." It's based on the real-life Hwaseong serial murders that happened in a rural area of South Korea in the 1980s and early 1990s. At the time the film was released, the case was unsolved. However, shortly before recording my episode, major news broke that a suspect had been identified through DNA. I go into this new development and provide information on the original murders. Since the film is based on a true crime story, I discuss my own interest in true crime and focus on the way the film looks at abuses of power and violence against women. Finally, I talk in-depth about the ending. This episode contains spoilers. It also includes discussion of rape, violence, and dark subject matter. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/memories-of-murder

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 101: Roberto Rossellini's 'Journey To Italy' (1954)

    Episode 101: Roberto Rossellini's 'Journey To Italy' (1954)

    In this episode, I talk about Roberto Rossellini's groundbreaking 1954 film, "Journey To Italy." It stars Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders as Katherine and Alex Joyce, a couple whose relationship starts disintegrating during a vacation in Italy. Katherine is haunted by a man she knew before her marriage to Alex and who was stationed in Italy during World War II. As the distance grows between her and Alex, she visits museums that the man wrote about in his poetry. In her wanderings, she confronts death and the enormity of ancient history. "Journey To Italy" has haunted me for years. In this episode, I articulate why it's so compelling to me and discuss themes like time, history, mortality, death, and much more. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/journey-to-italy

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Caffawin3 ,

Joining the lost in film experience

I now look for films based on episodes done by Caitlin and originally found her podcasts because I wanted deeper insights into Cleo 9-5. Very personal discussions about the impact of each film and the podcasts feels like having a film critic friend at hand.

Travis L Michael ,

Already Hooked

I found this podcast while searching for discussion about Brief Encounter. I’m only a few episodes in but I can already tell this is going to provide a good excuse to watch some films I haven’t seen before. I love how intimate this podcast feels and the host’s vulnerability, as well as how she delves into her personal connection to films. She strikes me as a highly sensitive and empathetic person, as well as being very perceptive emotionally, and I just really enjoy her take. I don’t think you have to be prone to melancholy to enjoy this podcast, but I do think that’s part of why I felt an instant connection to it. Caitlin, I’m glad you exist and that your voice is out there in the world.

Bonke hodec ,

This podcast opens the doors 🚪

I love this podcast! Caitlin is so genuine, and her taste is amazing. It’s great how she tackles film from a non-academic perspective, making film accessible to anyone. I spent a long time searching for a film podcast that didn’t feel “white-male-centric” or exclusive, so I’m thankful to Carolyn Petit for pitching this podcast on Feminist Frequency. Very few of my friends enjoy talking about film with me, so in a way this podcast fills that space. It’s opened up many doors for me. Thank you, Caitlin!

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