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Silver Screen Queens 251: Annihilation

14 March 2018 • 40 minutes, 4 seconds

The latest film from Alex Garland, based on the sci-fi novel by Jeff Vandermeer, has received really sh*tty distribution treatment, denied a cinematic release outside the US. Luckily, we were able to watch this strange, beautiful and philosophical female-led film on Netflix, where it will hopefully find a receptive audience among fans of esoteric indie fare.

Independence 22: Feature Creep

13 March 2018 • 29 minutes, 29 seconds

Avoiding bloat in a long-term project can be difficult, and it could make you wonder whether you should even continue improving a product at all. Curtis is certainly questioning whether he’s reached that point with his app, so he, Alice, and Jelly talk it through to figure out whether spending all of your time on one project is healthy, and when you should just call it a day.

Silver Screen Queens 250: Game Night

7 March 2018 • 40 minutes, 15 seconds

Some lightness after the Serious Films of Oscar season, as Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman team up for this cute comedy about a super-competitive couple about to have their game night go nuclear. Former Freaks and Geeks actor and HORRIBLE BOSSES writer John Francis Daley co-directs with SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING writer Jonathan Goldstein, with Kyle Chandler and Jesse Plemons in support. Recorded on Sunday afternoon, we also have a short pre-Oscars discussion.

Silver Screen Queens 249: Lady Bird

28 February 2018 • 39 minutes, 19 seconds

In the last review we will release prior to the Oscars ceremony, we take a look at one of the contenders: Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut LADY BIRD. Set in 2002, and based on Gerwig’s own life, it definitely hits close to home for us, and we have been waiting impatiently for its Australian release.

Independence 21: The Angriest Customer

27 February 2018 • 35 minutes, 10 seconds

Unfortunately, not every interaction you have as an indie is a positive one. Sometimes our customers run into problems, and their first instinct is to just complain; either via a negative review, an angry email, or a bad mention on social media. Alice, Curtis, and Jelly look at their own experiences and discuss how they deal with the negative stuff, with the hope that there’s something that can be gained from it.

Silver Screen Queens 247: I, Tonya

14 February 2018 • 46 minutes, 12 seconds

A biopic like nothing you’ve ever seen before, based on interviews with the (unreliable) protagonists of one of the biggest sporting scandals of all time. Before she was a punchline, Tonya Harding was a kid from the wrong side of the tracks trying to make it in the class-conscious world of figure skating.

Independence 20: Getting Things Done

13 February 2018 • 26 minutes, 11 seconds

The task list for indies is seemingly never-ending, and requires effort just to stay on top of what needs to be done and when. Our hosts take a look at their systems—or lack thereof—and consider what they need to do to get things done.

Silver Screen Queens 246: The Post

7 February 2018 • 41 minutes, 14 seconds

This movie is being advertised by its big names (Streep, Hanks, Spielberg), but don’t think for a minute that the legends are phoning it in. The best Oscar movie to take your parents to, THE POST is also the story of legendary Washington Post owner Katharine Graham, and her editor Ben Bradlee, as they wrestle over the publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

Silver Screen Queens 245: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

31 January 2018 • 39 minutes, 52 seconds

We weren’t originally going to watch this surprise Christmas hit, but then it became a surprise Christmas hit and, you know, The Rock. Like most people who grew up in the 90s, were were raised on the Robin Williams classic, but we braved it anyway.