Independence 41: Learning from Startups

Published 4 December 2018 • 27 minutes, 7 seconds

Startups and independents have a lot in common, but they differ in a lot of ways too, and the approach one takes to creating a product doesn’t necessarily serve the other particularly well. Alice, Curtis and Jelly compare their approaches to the typical startup, and figure out what they could potentially apply to their own businesses, and what to avoid at all costs.

Silver Screen Queens 288: Widows

Published 28 November 2018 • 37 minutes, 44 seconds

Steve McQueen made a heist movie starring Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Rodriguez and we were There For It. Packed with stars, both in front of and behind the camera, WIDOWS is also a smart, socially conscious take on an old genre.

Silver Screen Queens 287: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Published 21 November 2018 • 53 minutes, 10 seconds

Even though we enjoyed the first fantastic Beasts film in 2016, this sequel has been surrounded by trouble since its inception, something that has continued into the reviews, which are universally terrible. Still, we are die hard Harry Potter fans, maybe there will be something for us in there?

Independence 40: Community

Published 20 November 2018 • 35 minutes, 11 seconds

We all need connections with other people, and so much about creating a product involves being in touch with the community of people who love it. Alice, Curtis and Jelly look at how fostering a community around their products could be beneficial… and a lot of work.

Silver Screen Queens 286: Suspiria (1977) and Suspiria (2018)

Published 14 November 2018 • 1 hour, 31 minutes

Suspiria is now considered a classic of both the horror genre and Italian cinema. At a recent film festival, we were lucky enough to see a remastered print. Current darling of Italian cinema, Luca Guadagnino decided to follow up the phenomenal success of Call Me By Your Name by remaking this colourful and creative piece of art.

Silver Screen Queens 285: First Man

Published 7 November 2018 • 40 minutes, 53 seconds

Obviously, Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling’s follow up to LA LA LAND is…a Neil Armstrong biopic. We have an argument about it.

Independence 39: Guiding Users Through Change

Published 6 November 2018 • 31 minutes, 4 seconds

Change is inevitable, but unless you bring the people using your product along for the ride, you’re going to find that at least some of them are going to get left behind. Alice, Curtis and Jelly take a look at changes they’ve made to their apps, how they’ve approached them in the past, and ways to mitigate problems.

Silver Screen Queens 284: Halloween (2018)

Published 31 October 2018 • 49 minutes, 39 seconds

For the ninth episode in the long-running franchise, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, in a film that is definitely a sequel to the 1978 original, but only kinda sorta a sequel to its seven other sequels. Billed as Laurie’s final* showdown with legendary slasher Michael Myers, we find her isolated from her family (daughter Judy Greer and granddaughter Andi Matichak), and needing to tap reserves of strength and preparation built up over four decades living in fear.

Silver Screen Queens 283: A Star Is Born (2018)

Published 24 October 2018 • 55 minutes, 24 seconds

“From director Bradley Cooper…” proclaimed the (excellent) trailer, and so it is. We had to wait a couple of weeks to see this in Australia, which only gave the hype train time to build up steam. So, does it live up to expectations?

Independence 38: Beta Testing

Published 23 October 2018 • 37 minutes, 4 seconds

It can be time-consuming and difficult to get good feedback from people, but it can make a world of difference for the finished product. Alice is starting to think about how to approach beta testing with Gus on the Go, so Curtis and Jelly try to share their experiences to help make her job just a little easier.