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Cinemaball 14: Broadcast News (1987)
This week on Cinemaball, Carolyn and Ebony take a close look at James L. Brooks’ 1987 masterpiece about the collision between professional ethics and personal desires, Broadcast News. The film features Holly Hunter in a breakthrough performance as news producer Jane Craig, a woman fiercely dedicated to maintaining high ethical standards for herself and her news […]
FFR #43: Live from XOXO!
This week, we bring you a very special show recorded live at the XOXO festival in Portland! We decided to liven things up by playing a special game in which each of us presents one piece of media we loved when we were younger to the crowd, and asking them to vote: Can we still love […]
FFR # 42: Mulholland Drive
This week, Anita’s away so Ebony and Carolyn get weird with a look back at David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, a dreamlike odyssey about female fantasy, the commoditization of women in Hollywood, and—well, what IS Mulholland Drive about, really? We go on a winding journey in search of answers. We also discuss Louis CK and the enduring […]
FFR #41: Hackers, Strange Days, and How to Pronounce Ralph Fiennes
In this week’s episode, your favorite radical hacker collective get into the nitty-gritty of 90’s tech paranoia via the 1995 films Hackers and Strange Days. Caro can’t help but admire SD‘s attempt to create compelling a fable for its time; while Ebony and Anita discuss the gendered violence the film doesn’t allow us to look away […]
Cinemaball 13: Raising Arizona
On the latest Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn venture to the deserts of the Coen brothers’ 1987 comedy classic, Raising Arizona. We get into Nicolas Cage’s indelible performance as a kind of living cartoon, the peculiar nature of this film’s American dream as a land where all of us can find grace, and the film’s impatience with […]
White Supremacy: An American Tradition | The FREQ Show
What’s as American as baseball and apple pie? Well, the spectacular shirt Ebony’s sporting in this video, for one thing, but no, we’re talking about white supremacy, which is irrevocably woven through our nation’s history and, sadly, is very much alive and well today. Join us for this entertaining and illuminating crash course on white supremacy: […]
FFR #40: Crazy Rich Asians
This week on Feminist Frequency Radio, we’re talking about the hit new rom-com that’s also a watershed moment in cinematic representation, Crazy Rich Asians! We discuss the beauty of Singapore, so rarely seen onscreen in America, the complex issues of class and wealth that the film both does and does not engage with, Awkwafina’s “blaccent,” the […]
Cinemaball 12: L.A. Story
On this episode, we arrive in perpetually sunny Los Angeles for writer-star Steve Martin’s romantic ode to the city, L.A. Story. Ebony and Carolyn discuss the film’s gender and class politics, Martin’s distinct blend of zaniness and magic, and the way in which the film champions sincerity and depth of feeling. Unlike the movie itself, the […]
FFR #39: BlacKkKlansman
This week, Anita, Ebony and Carolyn are going deep undercover with Spike Lee’s latest film, BlacKkKlansman, based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs police officer who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, in a manner of speaking. We talk about how the film engages directly with cinematic history, from white supremacist […]
Cinemaball 11: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
This week on Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn venture to the gloomy and foreboding realm of Transylvania via Francis Ford Coppola’s lurid 1992 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. We get into the film’s bold visual style, the way it calls attention to its own artifice, and the film’s psychologically complex handling of the place where sex and […]
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