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E32 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

E31 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.

Duration:01:04:27

E30 Ready Player One

4/2/2018
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This episode, the girls take a deep dive into the surprisingly enjoyable READY PLAYER ONE. They'll talk fandom, internet culture, and the status of "nerd" culture in a time when it's cool to be passionate about your interests. Plus: anime hair, manic pixie dream avatars, and comparisons between the book and the movie. Patton Oswalt article referenced in the show can be found here: https://www.wired.com/2010/12/ff_angrynerd_geekculture/

Duration:01:13:54

E28 Black Panther

2/21/2018
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BFFC finally gets a chance to sit down and talk about BLACK PANTHER ! They'll discuss the excellence of the female characters, the stunning tech and design present in the film, terrifyingly buff Andy Serkis, and the ways the film lets you sympathize with its antagonist while still rooting for the hero.

Duration:01:24:02

27 The Invitation

2/10/2018
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BFFC views THE INVITATION, dir. Karyn Kusama. Discussed: the LA wellness scene, social convention, and the veneer of civilization. Article referenced in show: https://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/karyn-kusama-the-invitation-girlfight?utm_term=.hsEZpZr0G#.mkO1Q1dAq

Duration:00:59:22

26 Mudbound

1/27/2018
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In their latest episode the girls view MUDBOUND, dir. Dee Rees. Discussed: intersectionality, Rachel Morrisson's cinematography nomination, and the way diversity behind the camera influences not only how stories are told, but which stories are told in the first place.

Duration:01:05:55

S03E01: Proud Mary

1/14/2018
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In the Season 3 kickoff, BFFC examines PROUD MARY, an action film doing its best to sabotage itself. Discussed: great actors getting stuck with bad movies, the film's strange editing and pacing, and the publicity (or lack thereof) leading up to the film's release. Also: Taraji P Henson's triple threat of great acting, great physicality, and insane anti-aging abilities.

Duration:01:00:30

Season 3 Announcement!

1/5/2018
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Welcome to Season 3 of the Bad Feminist Film Club! Our official theme this season will be FEMALE DIRECTORS - you know, the people we as a feminist film podcast should know about, but don't? We're adding some new features like weekly episode announcements, minisodes, and other goodies to help you join in on our journey this season. Keep an eye on our twitter and website for updates, and listen NEXT WEEK for our first film of Season 3, Proud Mary!

Duration:00:07:44

Season 2, Episode 16: STAR WARS EP VIII: The Last Jedi

12/18/2017
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In their Season 2 finale, the girls mull over Star Wars Episode VIII: THE LAST JEDI. They'll discuss the multi-layered messaging of the film, why heroes must die for the sake of story, and whether Snoke has the best interior designer this side of Cloud City. ________________________________________ This episode marks the end of Season 2! We can't believe how much this podcast has grown, and we're so grateful for your continued listenership and support. Stay tuned for a Season 3...

Duration:01:36:00

Season 2, Episode 15: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

12/1/2017
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The girls take an extensive look at their favorite Marvel movie, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. Discussed: letting male stars be sad, whether this is actually the Black Widow movie we were hoping for, and which is more tragic: Bucky Barnes or Clint's haircut in the new Vanity Fair "Infinity War" spread.

Duration:01:15:38

Season 2, Episode 14: Justice League

11/19/2017
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The girls give DC another chance with JUSTICE LEAGUE. Discussion includes Batman's Extra™ all-black jet, Wonder Woman's "skirt", letting male stars smile and of course, Ezra Miller, ray of light in a dark, dark world.

Duration:01:10:59

BFFC Bonus: ALIAS GRACE

11/13/2017
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Surprise! It's a BFFC bonus episode! Kelly and Sarah watch ALIAS GRACE, the recently released Netflix miniseries helmed by not one, not two, but three awesome women: DIRECTED BY: Mary Harron ADAPTED BY: Sarah Polley BASED ON THE NOVEL BY: Margaret Atwood They'll discuss f*ckboys: then and now, the blurring of spiritualism and psychology, and how the viewer becomes an accomplice to the media they consume. Note: The first half of this episode can safely be listened to if you haven't seen or...

Duration:00:55:20

Season 2, Episode 13: Thor Ragnarok

11/7/2017
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In this week's episode BFFC is excited to discuss THOR: RAGNAROK ! Included: dissertations on Norse mythology, Loki, why Valkyrie is perfect, more Loki (sorry), and where Marvel's master plan goes from here.

Duration:01:16:07

Season 2, Episode 12: Batman Vs Superman

10/19/2017
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This episode Sarah and Kelly tackle BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, or as they like to call it, Studio Notes: The Movie. They'll analyze this loose collection of random scenes and talk bat brands, Henry Cavill's scowl, and how a movie can be insanely nonsensical and criminally boring at the same time.

Duration:01:14:09

Season 2, Episode 11: Bladerunner 2049

10/9/2017
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In a long episode for a long movie, BFFC goes to see BLADERUNNER 2049. Expect future fashion, treatises on the biology of replicants, and crying over Dave Bautista's tiny wire-rim spectacles.

Duration:01:23:23

Season 2, Episode 9: Watchmen

9/8/2017
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Continuing with the theme of Cold War action movies featuring 99 Luftballons, the girls tackle Zach Snyder's WATCHMEN. They'll talk about speed ramping, why diversity is doubly a problem in adaptations of source material, and whether this film contains the most awkward sex scene in cinema history. WARNING: This episode will contain an extended discussion on the rape scene and storyline of a key character. This segment may be skipped from minute 37:00 to 46:30.

Duration:01:00:06

Season 2, Episode 8: The Avengers, Joss Whedon and The MCU

8/25/2017
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In a return to form, the girls take a big-picture view of The Avengers, Joss Whedon, and the effect the film had on the MCU and superhero movies in general. They'll talk about Whedon's penchant for "damaged" female characters, airplane hanger fights, and most importantly ideas for the DC standalone Joker movie (call us, Mark Hamill).

Duration:00:56:24

Season 2, Episode 7: Atomic Blonde

8/4/2017
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United at last! Kelly and Sarah have journeyed across land, sea and the 405 freeway to record from the same physical location for the first time in BFFC history. And what better movie for such an occasion than Atomic Blonde, the film that fulfilled all their female-led John Wick dreams. Includes discussions of neon 80s kitsch, use of the male gaze in cinema, and what the f*ck is going on with this movie's plot. Special shoutout to imdb for helping the girls through this one.

Duration:00:41:49

Season 2, Episode 6: The Dark Knight

7/17/2017
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In this week's episode, the girls tackle one of their favorite superhero movies, THE DARK KNIGHT. They'll cover the Joker, truck flips, Nolan's ability to cover two villains AND make a fantastic sequel, and for some reason, men's pants. Plus: a pitch for turning the Universal Dark Universe into a one-off Netflix series.

Duration:01:04:08

Season 2, Episode 5: Spider-Man: Homecoming

7/8/2017
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Vulture, nerds, and Zendaya, oh my! In a special bonus episode, the girls review Marvel's latest, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING. Expect Keaton love, frank discussions of how ripped a high schooler can be before it gets weird, and a healthy dose of comparing this movie to the five (FIVE!) Spiderman movies that have come before.

Duration:00:55:10

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