Sister Cinema

14
Jan

Betty White & Sidney Poitier: The Proposal, In The Heat of The Night

Through the new year we lost two screen legends. To celebrate their unique and significant legacies in Hollywood and American culture, we are focusing on a film for each of them. First we have the rom-com The Proposal featuring cute couple Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, but most importantly Betty White infusing the typically boring grandma character with her stunning wit and charm. Then we discuss what Sidney Poitier often called his favorite film he's ever done, the noir crime meets race commentary thriller In The Heat of The Night. Enjoy!

29
Dec

Animated Christmas Films: The Polar Express, Klaus

Happy Christmas episode! Please enjoy our deep dive into two feature-length animated Christmas movies. First we have the Robert Zemekis and Tom Hanks collab inspired by the beloved Christmas book, The Polar Express. The we jump into the award-winning Netflix flick, Klaus. Enjoy!

16
Dec

Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy, Sweeney Todd

This episode is in celebration of the one and only Stephen Sondheim. His body of work on stage and in films has inspired generations of entertainers, movie makers, and musicians. In this episode we explore Gypsy, Sondheim's first film, based on the life of famous burlesque performer Gypsy Rose. Then we fast-forward to a much darker Sondheim feature in Sweeney Todd. We know, we know. He did West Side Story! Don't worry, if you want to hear more about that listen to our Teen Musicals episode from August 2019. Enjoy!

28
Nov

90s Teen Movies: Can‘t Hardly Wait, Cruel Intentions

Double episode drop! We've been off the map for an extra week for vacation, but we're making it up to you. This episode we chat with special guest Kelsey Konlande, the third sister in our sister gang, about 90s teen movies. The late 90s/early 00s was a very unique time in movies for teen story lines across genre types. First we look at the comedy side of things with Can't Hardly Wait, your classic last-chance-to-profess-your-love-to-your-longtime-highschool-crush story line featuring almost every teen actor that was famous at the time. Then we jump to a very, let's say unique, film Cruel Intentions. Starring some big names, this sexy teen thriller really blazed the questionable trail for so many movies that came after it. Enjoy!

28
Nov

PG Fantasy: Labyrinth, The Wizard of Oz

Children's fantasy usually makes people think of Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, a.k.a. animated films. But there's a huge chunk of this genre that is live-action, and over the years it's led to some classic, and classically weird, movies. This episode we explore the inexplicable Jim Henson film Labyrinth, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. This movie is truly as odd as musical muse. Then we have one of Hollywood's most timeless films starring one of it's most iconic actors; Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy!

2
Nov

Movies About Food: Ratatouille, Chef

This week's episode explores movies surrounding a very unique culture; that of a kitchen. First we take a look through an animated lens in Ratatouille, an often underrated Pixar film that quite incredibly captures the atmosphere of a kitchen. Then we dig into John Favreau's passion project Chef which provides an endearing look into the challenging world of being a chef in the 21st century. Enjoy!

22
Oct

Killer Kids: Children of the Corn, The Good Son

Creepy kids is a well worn, spooky phenomenon, so when these creepy kids start killing, you have a real recipe for horror. This week we're looking at killer kid movies, starting with the Stephen King adaptation Children of the Corn. Though this movie is a "classic" we're not sure it has that status for good reasons. Then we jump to The Good Son, a film with heart-chilling and warming (respectively) performances from baby Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood. Enjoy this spooktacular episode!

5
Oct

Demonic Movies: Drag Me To Hell, Constantine

For our first episode of spooky season we're diving down deep into the bowels of hell...the drama! Our first movie is the Sam Raimi film Drag Me To Hell. In true Raimi fashion, it is all things creepy, disgusting, and oddly hilarious. Then we jump into Constantine, a rather underrated film starring Keanu and Rachel Weiss. Considering the subject matter of these two films is deeply similar, it's fun to dissect just how different their tones and styles are. Enjoy!

21
Sep

Movies About Sisters Round 2: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Sunshine Cleaning

We're BAAAACK!!! Your health is important so we both needed a break to focus on just that, but we missed this podcast and are so excited to be back. It seemed appropriate to mark our return with another round of sister movies. First we have the disturbing classic What Ever Happened To Baby Jane. The lore attached to the film alone might be enough to spark your interest, but the movie itself packs a punch as well. Then we have the indie sweetheart Sunshine Cleaning, starring possibly our favorite film sister pairing ever, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt. Need we say more? Enjoy!

9
Apr

Weird Ass Movies: The Lobster, Swiss Army Man

Every so often a movie comes out that can only fit into one category: weird! For film lovers, this category is home to some of the worst, but also some of the best films. This week we look at two very, extremely, incredibly weird movies. First is The Lobster; Yorgos Lanthimos' darkly comedic take on what we'll call a dystopian love story. Then we break down the beautifully uncomfortable Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and one of our favorites, Paul Dano. Enjoy!

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