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.

Silver Screen Queens 282: Bad Times at the El Royale

Published 17 October 2018 • 39 minutes, 17 seconds

A few weeks ago we saw a sexy, neon movie poster, and immediately wanted to know more. Serendipity showed us the trailer, and informed us that this throwback thriller was directed by one of our favourite writer/directors, Drew Goddard, and from that moment on, we were hooked. With an intriguing premise and an innovative storytelling technique, we were very keen to talk about BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.

Silver Screen Queens 281: Venom

Published 10 October 2018 • 46 minutes, 15 seconds

Don’t mention the Spider-guy is the watchword of this Sony take on one of its Marvel properties. Tom Hardy is inspiringly cast as Eddie Brock/Venom, and joined by some talented and unexpected co-stars in this film by the director of Zombieland.

Independence 37: Evolution of an App

Published 9 October 2018 • 39 minutes, 58 seconds

Software, unlike other products, tends to change and evolve over time: features are added and changed—sometimes removed—and the way an app looks when it first launches can be very different after a few years. Alice, Curtis and Jelly reflect on the changes they’ve made to their apps over time, and how they’ve tried to take their users along for the journey.

Silver Screen Queens 280: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Published 3 October 2018 • 52 minutes, 10 seconds

If you spend a lot of time online, you will eventually see a Mr Rogers quote. If you grew up outside of the US, like us, you probably don’t know who that is. Luckily, there’s a new documentary to tell us about his life, and his incredible legacy of kindness and caring.

Silver Screen Queens 279: Searching

Published 26 September 2018 • 41 minutes, 31 seconds

John Cho finally gets a lead worthy of his immense talents, and filmmakers finally succeed in capturing life on the internet, in this tight thriller about a desperate dad with a missing daughter.