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FFR #62: Starship Troopers (with special guests Mary Robinette Kowal and Max Temkin)
You’re going to love this week’s phenomenal conversation about Starship Troopers (1997) with special guests Mary Robinette Kowal and Max Temkin! Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion (and very amicable disagreement) about how successfully the film executes its satire of fascist military fantasies. Just what are the possibilities and limits of satire? What can director Paul […]
FFR #61: The Favourite (Yes, with a U)
This week, we’re traveling back to the court of Queen Anne for all the stately and scandalous manipulations of The Favourite, the Oscar-nominated film starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. Throughout the movie, courtiers Sarah (Weisz) and Abigail (Stone) scheme and compete against each other politically and sexually to be the favorite of the […]
FFR #60: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
This week on FFR, we take on a Hollywood classic in the 1962 psychological thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a film whose title character was, at the time, one of the most shocking women ever seen onscreen. Played by cinematic legend Bette Davis, Baby Jane is an aging former child star who mentally and […]
FFR #59: If Beale Street Could Talk
This week on FFR, we’re discussing Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ wonderful new film, If Beale Street Could Talk. We get into the striking beauty of the film’s visual composition, the way it creates a feeling of community and solidarity, and how it somehow manages to overflow with warmth, even while gazing directly at the cruelties of […]
FFR 58: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
We’re kicking off 2019 with an FFR lovefest thanks to the exuberant and incredible Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Join us as we celebrate one of the best films of last year, with appreciation for its depiction of a diverse and lively Brooklyn, its wonderful hero, its touching Stan Lee cameo, and the way it fully embraces […]
The Message in the Medium Part II
In this, the second of two FREQ Show episodes devoted to media literacy, we delve deeper into some essential concepts after establishing the foundations in our first episode. Here, we dig into how elements like cinematography and sound design shape our experience of visual media, and how the centering of white people in movies and TV, […]
FFR #55: Green Book
This week on FFR, Ebony and Carolyn take a road trip with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book. The film initially had a good deal of Oscar buzz, and in fact it was just chosen as the best film of 2018 by the National Board of Review. However, not everyone thinks the praise is […]
FFR #53: Widows
On this week’s Feminist Frequency Radio, we follow Viola Davis wherever she wants to lead us in director Steve McQueen’s new film, Widows. On the surface, Widows looks like a heist flick, though notably one with women comprising the crew at its center. But while Widows certainly has many elements of a heist film, it’s not […]
FFR #52: A Star is Born
This week’s episode is (maybe) our one year anniversary and Ebony eats cake in celebration. This week’s discussion surrounds the most recent remake of A Star is Born, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. As usual, we are a group divided on these tortured love stories but it might not be what you expect. Ebony […]
FFR #50: Gender Swapping in Media, Live at GeekGirlCon ’18!
On this week’s brand new FFR, we’re live at GeekGirlCon ’18 to talk about the ongoing trend of gender swaps in movies and television, whether it be specific characters who are reimagined as women (a la Starbuck in the Battlestar Galactica reboot) or a franchise that has historically centered men now centering female characters (as we […]
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