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Portrayals of Disability in Sound of Metal and Blind
This week, we focus on two films, Sound of Metal and Blind, with different approaches in depicting disability. We discuss the formula of the disability melodrama, able bodied actors playing characters with disability, and the difference between best sound and most sound.
Best of 2020
Seventh Row editors Alex Heeney and Orla Smith discuss the best films of 2020, with help from some special guests.
Explorations of Rape Culture in Promising Young Woman and The Assistant
This week on the podcast we discuss two explorations of rape culture that approach the topic in very different way. We look at Emerald Fennell's stylish revenge thriller Promising Young Woman and Kitty Green's The Assistant, a portrait of a young woman working in a misogynistic office environment.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and special guest Lindsay Pugh
To cover Steve McQueen's ambitious Small Axe series, we have assembled one of our most ambitious episodes of the year. We discuss each film (or episode?) of McQueen's series, including two the year's best.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and special guests Andrew Kendall and Debbie Zhou
The Crown Season Four
On this episode, we look back on Season Four of The Crown and compare it to other key episodes from past seasons.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney and special guests Caitlin Merriman and Fiona Underhill.
Are Men Ok? Masculinity, Mental Health, & Addiction in Another Round and Oslo, August 31st
We delve into one of the best films of the year, Another Round, and the best film of the last decade, Oslo, August 31st, and their depiction on men's mental health and addiction.
This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and Editor-at-Large Mary Angela Rowe.
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Very well done
Like many others as of late I found out about the wonderful women of Seventh Row because of their ebook on Céline Sciamma. Since purchasing that book I have indulged myself in their thoughtful and insightful conversations about film and filmmakers via their podcast and their writings. I have REALLY enjoyed their Lockdown Film School series and urge others to listen to some really fine and enlightening conversations about film. I am also enjoying learning more about Canadian film and filmmakers.
My favorite film podcast
Orla and Alex are incredibly insightful and have great taste in film. I love how they actually let their guests talk and truly listen to them! Between this, the site, and all of the ebooks, you really can’t go wrong with Seventh Row.
Insightful film discussions
I discovered the Seventh Row crew via their excellent Céline Sciamma ebook (essays and interviews with Sciamma and about her films) and found so much more. Great articles, ebooks galore, and this podcast? What a great resource. Must subscribe if you want to hear intelligent and insightful discussions on films.