Citizen Dame

Citizen Dame

The podcast for feminists who love film, brought to you by two female critics who want to broaden the conversation.

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July 10, 2024 79 mins

We're back with a second part of our ongoing series "Karen Loves Tom Cruise (and Lauren Thinks He's Neat)"! This time, we're chatting about three very different thrillers from three very different directors, all starring Mr. Cruise: A Few Good Men (1992), Minority Report (2002), and Collateral (2004). How many of these should Tom have won an Oscar for? The answer may surprise you.

Next week, we'll be chatting about some Crite...

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The Dames wrap up Pride Month with a look at three great films about lesbians. First, it's the very sexy Bound (1996) from the Wachowskis. Then we chat about Rafiki, Wanuri Kahiu's 2018 coming-of-age story that was banned in her home country of Kenya. And finally, Rose Glass's newest film, Love Lies Bleeding (2024), starring Kristen Stewart and Katy O'Brian.

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As Pride Month continues, the Dames go into the career of Rock Hudson, one of the most famous closeted actors of classic Hollywood. In this episode, we focus on three of Hudson's melodramas with Douglas Sirk, and how Hudson's star persona and undercurrents of queerness inform the films: Magnificent Obsession (1954), All that Heaven Allows (1955), and Written on the Wind (1956).

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June 12, 2024 73 mins

It's Pride Month and this week we are talking about a pair of essential documentaries. With 1990's Paris Is Burning, director Jennie Livingston spent 7 years examining the drag scene in New York in the 1980s, leading to a groundbreaking film that is still discussed today. And in 2020, director Sam Feder brought Disclosure to Netflix, chronicling the experience of trans filmmakers and actors in today's Hollywood.

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The Dames go in-depth on Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, Psycho. Spoilers abound, with discussions of the film's performances, twists and turns, how Hitchcock connects emotionally with his audience, and why the sequels and prequel fail to live up to the original!

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May 29, 2024 56 mins

This week, the Dames pay tribute to Roger Corman, who passed away May 9, 2024 at the age of 98. We share our thoughts about the prolific director and producer, and then dive into three of his films: A Bucket of Blood (1959), Premature Burial (1962), and The Masque of the Red Death (1964).

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The Dames are back this week to talk more about summer blockbusters and super American films from a super American actor: Harrison Ford. Topics include the grumpy-man love story of The Fugitive (1993), presidents punching terrorists in Air Force One (1997), and haunted happenings in What Lies Beneath (2000).

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It's summer blockbuster season and what better way to kick things off than with an episode all about Steven Spielberg! This week, we're talking Jaws (1975), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Jurassic Park (1993).

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The Dames finally cover the film that gave us our name as we discuss some incredibly essential films from the Criterion Collection (and why they're so important): Citizen Kane (1941), Seven Samurai (1954), and The Graduate (1967).

So...what do you think about the significance of Rosebud?

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This week the Dames are celebrating 4/20 with a lively chat about three very different movies with one important thing in common. From 1998, we talk the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski and Terry Gilliam's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. And then we wrap things up with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's 2014 surprisingly successful sequel 22 Jump Street.

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The Dames chat about the directorial work of the very underrated Penny Marshall, focusing on Jumpin' Jack Flash, Big, and A League of Their Own. Just remember: there's no crying in baseball (except there is).

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This week, the Dames are going to work with three great comedies about women in the workplace. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in Desk Set (1957); Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton team up against their terrible boss in 9 to 5 (1980); and Melanie Griffith squares off against Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl (1988).

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The Dames welcome guest Nannina Gilder to talk about the films of Kinuyo Tanaka, a director who carved out a space for herself in Japan's male-dominated film industry with feminist masterworks such as Love Letter, The Moon Has Risen, and Girls of the Night.

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This week, the Dames talk about the career of six-time Academy Award nominee Thelma Ritter. And we dive into three of her great performances: All About Eve (1950), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), and Rear Window (1954).

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This week, the raunchy ladies are talking raunchy ladies doing raunchy lady things, like failing to go to Vegas, starting female fight clubs, and learning about the importance of female friendships. Spoilers abound for Bridesmaids, Joy Ride, and Bottoms, but we're pretty cool about it.  

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This week the Dames look at historical films and biopics directed by women. Strangely rare and often underpraised, we sit down to talk about three great examples: Julie Taymor's Frida (2002), Ana DuVernay's Selma (2014), and Regina King's One Night in Miami (2020).

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We get a little excited this week talking about current (and past) Best Picture nominees directed by women. While we're focusing on three films this year (Barbie, Anatomy of a Fall, and Past Lives), we also remind everyone that female directors have been around since the creation of cinema. Come for the trenchant critical commentary, stay for the statistics! 

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This week it's Karen's birthday and we're celebrating with a chat about some movies about messed up birthdays! Join us as we dive into Child's Play (1988), The Game (1997), and Happy Death Day (2017). 

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February 21, 2024 78 mins

In an episode that's been a long time in coming, the Dames are here to discuss the films of Taika Waititi, about whom we are very normal. In our chat about Boy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Next Dame Wins, we cover uplifting humor, childhood trauma, and why everyone needs to just stop being dicks.  

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This week the Dames dive into Criterion's Interdimensional Romance collection with a look at A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Starman (1984), and we break some hearts with our thoughts about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

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