Noirvember 2016 in Films


November was a pretty crazy month personally, but it was also the seventh year of Noirvember, which seems to have gotten bigger than I ever could have dreamed. It’s also the part of the year where many, many great films find their way into theaters. As always, you can see everything I watched last month behind the cut.

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Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 6 – Kelly Reichardt


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This week Kristen Sales joins me to talk about the work of filmmaker Kelly Reichardt.

Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 5 – Kasi Lemmons


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This week writer Angelica Jade Bastien joins me to talk about the work of filmmaker Kasi Lemmons.

October 2016 In Films: Silents, Horror, and Films By Women – Oh My!


After a really low month in September, things got really popping in October thanks to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival (in Italy!!!),wherein I watched a bajillion films. Well, not quite that many, but after the cut you’ll see what I mean. October was PACKED WITH CINEMA. Not as much horror as I usually do, but I got some good ones in there. October was a great month for me cinematically. I hope it was for you as well!

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Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 4 – Maya Deren


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This week on the Female Filmmaker Friday podcast writer and Surrealism researcher Sabina Stent joins me to talk about the work of experimental filmmaker Maya Deren (and cats!).

Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 3 – Sara Gómez


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This week on the Female Filmmaker Friday podcast film writer Monica Castillo joins me to talk about the work of Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez.

September 2016 in Films


After two months in a row of lots and lots of films, this month slowed back down. This was mostly due to me going on a week long Joseph Cotten research trip. I’m also posting this early because I’m traveling again on Friday (shhh it’s a secret!) As always a list of what I watch and a few favorites can be found after the cut.

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Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 2 – Ida Lupino


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The Female Filmmaker Friday podcast is back! If you missed it, you can listen to the inaugural episode on Jane Campion here. This week Lady P. from Flixwise joins me to talk about the one and only Ida Lupino!

I’m excited to announce that the Female Filmmaker Friday podcast has joined the Battleship Pretension fleet of podcasts. Check out the others here. Also don’t forget you can subscribe (and rate!) in iTunes.

I’ll be traveling for the next few weeks, so look for Episode 3 sometime in October, when I’ll be joined by Monica Castillo to talk about Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez.

Female Filmmaker Friday Podcast: Episode 1 – Jane Campion


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I’m very excited to be bringing Female Filmmaker Friday back! This time, however, it’s back in the form of a podcast. To launch my very first podcast I decided I must start with one of my favorite film directors: Jane Campion! I really love her work and it was so much fun to talk about her filmography with two of my favorite film lovers: Justine Smith and Kristen Sales! I hope you enjoying listening to this conversation as much as I did having it!

Check back in two weeks when Lady P from Flixwise and I discuss the work of Ida Lupino!

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Summer Under The Stars: August 2016 in Films


August was Summer Under The Stars at TCMHQ and I watched SO MANY MOVIES. A lot of what I watched was revisiting old favorites starring Janet Gaynor, Jean Harlow, Jean Arthur, and more incredible stars. But I also watched several new-to-me films (including five featuring Robert Montgomery!). I also saw a lot of great film in theaters and a few non-TCM gems. Overall, August was a great month of viewing. As always, a full list of what I watched and a few favorites can be found after the cut.

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