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Ep. 425: Lady MacBeth (2017)

September 23rd, 2021

We wrap up our mystery mini marathon with the movie that launched a star, Lady MacBeth. Or, the Florence Pugh Power Hour (and 30 minutes). This terse tale was made for next to nothing, but established Florence Pugh as a name to watch. This week, we discuss dislikable characters and when they're likable, culpability, the trauma of viewing death, and much more as we dive into this chilling tale. 


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

4:10 - Quick Lady MacBeth Reviews

20:35 - Expanding the Syllabus

36:06 - Analysis

1:10:51 - Shelf or Trash

1:12:33 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep. 424: The Beguiled (2017) w/ Kirsten Therkelson

September 23rd, 2021

We're back at it this week as our mini marathon continues. This week, we're looking at the Sofia Coppola remake of The Beguiled from 2017. This modern take on the classic story feature Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Kirsten Dunst. We're joined by our beloved friend Kirsten Therkelson to tackle this period drama. This week, we discuss the work of Sofia Coppola and the markers of her films, women and power, race amidst the backdrop of the Civil War, and much more. Tune in now to hear our tale and find out the final piece of the mini marathon puzzle. 


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

04:32 - Quick The Beguiled (2017) Reviews

16:19 - Expanding the Syllabus

29:25 - Analysis

1:07:13 - Shelf or Trash

1:11:05 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep. 423: Phantom Thread (2017)

September 9th, 2021

Hello and welcome to another new episode of the GenreCast! We're back this week in our finest clothes because we're taking a look at Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread. The 2017 drama about a designer and his muse landed several nominations and accolades—maybe none bigger than being chosen for our analysis table. This week, we're diving in to talk about power dynamics in relationships, auteurism, method acting, class dynamics, healthy relationships, and much more. Plus, we're kicking off a mini mystery marathon—only Arthur knows what links the next three films, so tune in now and start putting the clues together. 


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

05:18 - Quick Phantom Thread Reviews

17:52 - Expanding the Syllabus

39:57 - Analysis

1:09:27 - Shelf or Trash

1:12:31 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep. 422: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021)

September 2nd, 2021

It's another special episode. This week's episode is another Patreon-sponsored pick from Bekah. And she chose the wildly weird Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar—a character focused comedy from the minds of Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (who co-wrote Bridesmaids). On this episode, we discuss othering of characters as presented in the film, we try to tangle with representation a bit, how the film engages with problematic tropes, its presentation of relationships, and the wholesome masculinity of Edgar. Join us now as we break this 2021 release wide open. 


00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

03:57 - Quick Barb & Star Reviews

18:53 - Expanding the Syllabus

35:44 - Analysis

54:07 - Shelf or Trash

55:43 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film


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