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Cinemaball 04: Louder Than Bombs (2015)
On this week’s Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn discuss the complex family drama Louder Than Bombs, which stars the captivating actor Gabriel Byrne as Gene, a man still trying to fully process the death of his wife, war photographer Isabelle. His sons, high-schooler Conrad and professor Jonah (played by Jesse Eisenberg) each have their own struggles, and […]
FFR #26: Caution–This Podcast Contains Moderate Amounts of Effing and Jeffing
In this week’s FFR, Anita’s off on another one of her damn fool adventures so it’s up to Ebony and Carolyn to captain our flagship podcast! In a nod to Carolyn’s love of classic cinema, we discuss the classic 1940 “comedy of remarriage,” His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Despite being nearly 80 […]
Cinemaball 03: It Follows (2014)
Don’t look behind you, but on this episode of Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn talk about the terrifying horror film It Follows. (Caro is still recovering from her viewing experience.) We discuss the ways in which the film taps into some of our deepest fears around sex and death, the power of the various forms “it” takes, […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #25: A Robitussin Ride
On this week’s FFR, it’s a queer media extravaganza as we talk Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye and the Wachowskis’ seminal 90s lesbian crime film Bound. Queer Eye can certainly be heartwarming and endearing, but we also discuss how it obscures systemic issues and misrepresents potential solutions to matters of oppression and violence against marginalized people. […]
Cinemaball 02: Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)
On this episode of Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn find themselves embroiled in the deadly underground Thai kickboxing scene of Kickboxer Retaliation! Join us as we go toe-to-toe with the film’s fight choreography, its representations of masculinity, and Mike Tyson’s acting skills. Subscribe to Cinemaball now on iTunes, Stitcher, or PlayerFM to get each week’s new episode […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #24: The Monthly Ebony Meeting
On this week’s FFR, Anita has left Ebony and Carolyn to fend for themselves! In our desperate attempt to put together a coherent podcast in Anita’s absence, we go deep on Avengers: Mandatory Moviegoing Experience (or Infinity War as it’s more commonly known), discussing the film’s various representations of masculinity, the roles women play in its […]
Cinemaball 01: Highlander (1985)
On this, our inaugural episode of Cinemaball, Carolyn and Ebony dive deep into the 1985 cult classic Highlander! This quintessential 80s film gives us no shortage of topics to discuss, from French actor Christopher Lambert’s performance as a Scottish nobleman to Scottish actor Sean Connery’s performance as a Spanish (or perhaps Egyptian?!) immortal. We delve into […]
FFR #22–Apples: The Loudest @$%*ing Fruit (TM)
On this week’s show, we discuss the use of sound and silence in John Krasinski’s new horror thriller A Quiet Place, whether Ebony would survive in this particular brand of apocalypse, the agony of living in a world without crunchy food, and whether seeing it in a theater is the best decision or the worst decision. […]
Introducing Cinemaball: A New Podcast Starting April 27th!
Feminist Frequency presents Cinemaball! In our new weekly, limited-run podcast, your intrepid hosts Carolyn Petit and Ebony Aster have generated perhaps the most ridiculous excuse in history to talk about movies. The two will compete to form a chain of films, from cult classics to art house cinema to low-budget action to you-name-it, as Ebony plays […]
Feminist Frequency Radio #20: Enjoy Your Sloppy Nostalgia Pudding While Also Eating a Chicken Sandwich
In this week’s episode, Carolyn has visited the OASIS of Ready Player One and lives to tell Anita and Ebony the tale, demonstrating her own knowledge of obscure pop culture trivia and criticizing RPO for its use of the woman-as-trophy trope familiar to so many of the properties that inspired it. The gang then moves on […]
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