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49 Shazam!

4/10/2019
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This episode the girls view SHAZAM! , the latest DC offering. They'll talk about the ways DC has leaned (probably for the better) into more colorful, goofy movies of late, parallels between hero and villain, and Mark Strong continuing in his apparent character niche, Ominously Thin Occult Villain. Plus: Djimon Hounsou, Kuroshitsuji, and Marvel copyright history.

Duration:00:45:20

48 The Matrix 20th Anniversary

3/27/2019
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On the eve of its 20th Anniversary, the girls re-watch THE MATRIX, a film "not so much close their hearts as at the core of their being". They'll talk special effects, wire work, Keanu, more Keanu, Ken doll leg swivels and why this movie has endured in pop culture and fandom. Bonus: The podcast Sarah is trying and failing to remember is THE WORST IDEA OF ALL TIME, by Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt. It's hilarious.

Duration:00:54:11

47 Captain Marvel

3/13/2019
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As promised, this week BFFC reviews CAPTAIN MARVEL, Marvel's first female superhero in ten years. They'll talk pacing, action, WIGS!!, the significance of the character in the MCU, and how to criticize the things you love.

Duration:00:53:06

46 Alita: Battle Angel

2/27/2019
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This week BFFC tackles ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL. Surprise, it's really good and worth seeing! Discussion covers: the many metaphors contained in Alita's journey, including body ownership, transgender identity, and equipping women with weapons on their own terms; worldbuilding; robots, robot dogs, and a brief digression into Weird West; and of course, fashion reviews of all your faves. WRITERS REFERENCED IN THE EPISODE: Carol Avery Grant - https://twitter.com/carolaverygrant Willow Catelyn McClay...

Duration:00:53:44

45 Love Actually

2/13/2019
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Happy Valentine's Day! This year the girls watch LOVE ACTUALLY, the seminal 2000s romantic comedy (?). They'll discuss all the key points: fat jokes, creeps, Hector from Westworld, and thin eyebrows.

Duration:01:09:49

44 Netflix's KINGDOM

2/2/2019
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This week, the girls view KINGDOM, a historical Korean drama with a horror twist. The girls will talk costumes, the use of familiar tropes in new ways, and a quick detour into Game of Thrones criticism. *EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS* Show TW: Gore, Body Horror

Duration:00:48:41

43 Aquaman

1/10/2019
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Welcome to SEASON 4 of BFFC! To kick things off, we dive right back into things with AQUAMAN, the goofiest, most colorful DC film to date. The girls discuss it all - pointy hair, underwater racism, cheesy romance tropes and the surprisingly joyful heart that elevates this movie.

Duration:00:59:50

42 Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse

12/24/2018
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Happy Holidays! BFFC closes out the year with the joyful and visually stunning SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. They'll discuss the animation, the fantastic characterizations of beloved characters, and the exuberance and mythos this movie brings that other superhero movies often lack. Plus: one final discussion of meme lore for 2018. ****** THANK YOU to all our listeners for a wonderful third season. We love doing this podcast and it's your support and participation that keep us recording....

Duration:01:01:46

41.5 Avengers Endgame Trailer

12/11/2018
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Kelly and Sarah take a break from their busy schedules to dissect the AVENGERS: ENDGAME Trailer in a very special minisode. They'll get into their personal theories for the upcoming film, Hawkeye's sword, and what impact Disney's upcoming streaming service will have on the MCU timeline.

Duration:00:22:51

E41 Widows

11/28/2018
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Happy belated Thanksgiving! We're back with WIDOWS, the Steve McQueen / Gillian Flynn teamup of our dreams. We discuss the incredible complexity of the film, the joy of portraying "unfriendly" women, and of course, Liams Neesons and the twist(s) we didn't see coming.

Duration:00:48:14

40 The Covenant

10/29/2018
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What if there were a movie about witches......but the witches were MEN?!? In this special Halloween episode, BFFC watches THE COVENANT, the Twilight of witch movies. Discussed: mid-2000s aesthetic, witch puns, and the yet-unsolved question of who this movie is for.

Duration:00:58:37

39 Bad Times at the El Royale

10/20/2018
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This week on BFFC, Kelly and Sarah watch BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, Drew Goddard's latest dark comedy / thriller. They'll discuss examine how Goddard's previous filmography influences our expectations for the film, the fabulous art direction, and their own ideas about what was or wasn't missing from the film. PLUS: bonus reviews of "A Star is Born" and "Venom" for extra funsies.

Duration:01:03:15

38 A Simple Favor

10/3/2018
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This week, BFFC watches A SIMPLE FAVOR! Included: Blake Lively's wardrobe (obvi), the politics of men telling stories of womens' friendships, and potential alternate endings for this movie.

Duration:00:38:48

37 Mandy

9/21/2018
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Happy Halloween season! In this episode Kelly and Sarah watch MANDY, a fever dream horror-revenge flick with striking aesthetic. Listen to hear in-depth discussions of early 80s decor, avoiding the violence towards women typical of the horror and revenge dramas, and of course, CHAINSAW BATTLES. Plus, what class of D&D character Red Miller would be and whether this entire movie is a Jacob's Ladder scenario.

Duration:01:05:40

36 Crazy Rich Asians

8/29/2018
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After a long summer hiatus, BFFC is back to discuss CRAZY RICH ASIANS ! Included: Michelle Yeoh love, comparing the novel to the movie, and a deeper dive into the film's complex intersections of class, race and culture.

Duration:01:03:26

35 Twilight

7/9/2018
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A little late but worth the wait, BFFC revisits TWILIGHT, possibly one of the most bizarre teen movies ever made, just in time for its 10-Year Anniversary. The girls talk through it all: fashion, angst, brow work, fan fiction culture and the many creative Choices with a capital C that make this movie particularly insane. Sit back and hold on, spider monkey, for this extra-long, in-depth discussion (with a healthy dose of nostalgia).

Duration:01:28:39

34 Oceans 8

6/12/2018
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This week, BFFC watches the much-anticipated OCEAN'S 8. Included: how a good heist movie walks the line between fantasy and reality, the fashion of the film, and the problematic nature of a not-quite-canon queer relationship.

Duration:01:04:05

33 Solo: A Star Wars Story

5/29/2018
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After a quick hiatus, BFFC is back to discuss SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Discussed: the futility of telling stories we've already heard, capes on capes on capes, and a quick dive into the Star Wars EU / animated canon with a detour at Darth Maul's spider legs.

Duration:01:00:07

32 Avengers: Infinity War

5/1/2018
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This week, BFFC tackles AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, an episode 10 years in the making! Prepare for SPOILERS (obviously). Covered: why Peter Quill should just stay dead, the difficulty of character integrity in a massively over-stuffed character roster, and why yes, you should sacrifice one person if it means saving the ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

Duration:01:20:28

31 The Love Witch

4/14/2018
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In this week's episode, BFFC takes a break from the movie theater to view Anna Biller's THE LOVE WITCH. They'll talk about the film's multi-layered approach to feminism, the film's fabulous costuming and design, and how a feminist film can have a villainous female lead. Note: If you'd like to view THE LOVE WITCH, it's included on Amazon Prime at the time of this release. ztfnvsvr

Duration:01:04:27