Melissa Savage and Katie Molloy met in film class, and haven’t been able to stop talking movies ever since. Each week they watch a movie and review it, stopping to make plenty of nerdy references along the way.
This movie went from zero to “might win J.Lo an Oscar” in no time at all. As a woman-directed female-led crime story, we couldn’t wait to see it.
We didn’t really want to watch this, but we absolutely had to be part of the conversation. When people start maligning our much-loved comic book movies and thinking they can do it better, we need to get in there and see for ourselves. Joaquin Phoenix plays this (apparently) grittier, more realistic version of the Joker, directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips, trying to reinvent himself as an auteur. Did it deserve the top prize at Venice? We discuss.
332: Knock Down the House
In 2018, documentary filmmaker Rachel Lear’s followed four non-traditional female candidates for the congressional primaries. One of those candidates was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and so this film has a ringside seat to the rise of one of the most exciting new progressive voices of our age.
331: Ad Astra
Brad Pitt is getting some later-career Oscar buzz for this performance as a lone astronaut journeying across the solar system to find his missing dad. We love a good sci-fi, and that premise had us intrigued.
330: I Am Mother
This new Netflix sci-fi may be only a middling look at motherhood, but less than 24 hours after this episode was recoded, Mel gave birth.
Starring Hillary Swank, newcomer Clara Rugaard and a robot voiced by Rose Byrne, this film tells the story of a robot raising human children in a secure facility designed to repopulate the ruined Earth.
Shot in 30 days in South Australia, with an able assist from New Zealand’s Weta, we thought it was worth our time. Now we also wonder if it had prophetic powers.
329: It Chapter 2
The second half of Stephen King’s IT gets the big budget, big star treatment (and nearly three hours of run time).
I have been listening for years, and these ladies have really opened my eyes to new perspectives about film making and pop cultures. When I watch a movie, I am just as excited about the movie as hearing about what the Silver Screen Queens have to say about it.
A nice change from normally vitriolic movie reviews. Both of the critics are knowlegable and well spoken. I find that I smile every time a new episode comes out, whether or not I have seen or plan to see the movie in question.
I would love to see them review the 1953 french film "The Wages of Fear." It's a devisive movie umong my friends and I would be interested in a third party perspective.
Well worth a listen for movie fans
Katie and Melissa offer up detailed reviews and recaps of movies old and new. Unlike mainstream middle of the road, offend no one movie critics, these two pull no punches. Very thoughtful and insightful recaps, and very often quite funny too. Especially with obvious B type movies.
Love to hear you two take on "2001 A Space Odyssey".