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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

29 Annihilation / Oscars

3/3/2018
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In their first double-header of the season, BFFC reviews ANNIHILATION, the excellent sci-fi/horror film from Alex Garland. They'll talk killer crocs, doppelgängers, and differences between the film and novel - and then delve into their picks for 2018's OSCAR nominations! Article referenced in episode: https://www.thedailybeast.com/annihilation-and-hollywoods-erasure-of-asians

Duration:01:26:14

28 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

25 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

24 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 announcement...

Duration:01:36:00

23 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

22 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

21 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

20 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

19 Blade Runner 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

18 Kingsman: The Golden Circle

9/23/2017
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On this first day of fall, the ladies tackle KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. Get ready for terminator dogs, CGI face discussions, and of course, why Matthew Vaugn can't manage get through a movie without a severely uncomfortable sex scene. Plus shoutouts galore and the announcement that BFFC is now on Google Play!

Duration:00:54:13

17 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

16 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