Podcast #9: TIFF 2019 Recap

Festival season is in full swing and we are here to talk about it!

Much Ado attended its first Toronto International Film Festival this summer and two of our wonderful editors, Mary Beth and Cassidy, sat down with me to debrief their experience! Listen to what it’s like to attend such a demanding film festival, highlights, lowlights, and everything in between.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

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On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

 

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MUBI Review: ‘The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie’ and Surrealist Commentary

As of today, the Amazon Rainforest is on fire, fascist rhetoric seems normalized, and I’m seeing videos of protestors across the seas and in my own country being beaten and oppressed. The world is unfair, cruel, and traumatic; and we are left to figure it out. It is especially infuriating when it seems those with the power to change the world turn a deaf ear to those fighting for justice.

Of course, this push and pull between the haves and have nots is nothing new. Often, analyzing how others have spoken out against injustice puts our anger in a comforting context. Luis Buñel had many of the frustrations that we have today, albeit in a different situation to say the least. In a strange twist of fate and fortune, we have the luxury to analyze his surrealist commentary in one of the seminal works of his career, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise. 

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Podcast #8- What Film Teaches Us

It’s back to school season and the eighth episode of the Much Ado About Cinema Podcast has arrived!

I talk to Mary Beth McAndrews and Alejandra Salazar about what we, personally have learned from film. We swap stories about films that struck a chord with our identities, experiences, and relationships. Through all of this, we try to parse out what these movies have taught us about ourselves and each other.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

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On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1

Podcast #7: Re-Watchability in Film

The seventh episode of the Much Ado About Cinema podcast is here!

In this episode, we talk about why we obsessively watch particular movies. Mia Vicino, Mary Beth McAndrews, and Lucy May join me as we wonder what makes a film re-watchable, why some are hard to revisit, and whether any of it matters!

Hope you enjoy!

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On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

Podcast #6- The Films of Summer

Happy summer! The sixth episode of the Much Ado About Cinema podcast has arrived!

In this episode, I talk to Hannah Ryan and Llewyn Taing about movie-watching in the summer! We get into the summer “blockbuster” trope, whether it is still relevant, and some of the summer movies we are looking forward to this season. Hope you enjoy!

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

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Podcast Game of Thrones Special #6

The end of an era is here and we’re celebrating with a special podcast! For the last season of Game of Thrones, we’re going to have a podcast after each episode.

Dilara Elbir and Lucy May reflect on the last eight years of their life as they discuss the last episode of Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne. Was it worth it? What were the best moments, and the worst? Where do we go from here?

Spoilers lie ahead, so beware! Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere else you can find your podcasts!

 

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

See you next week for our last episode on Game of Thrones- featuring Hannah Woodhead!

How the Most Popular Show on Television Preys on Ignorance: “The Big Bang Theory” and Me

I think it’s pretty indisputable that the language surrounding “nerds” has drastically changed in the last decade or so, at least in the United States. Looking back at dated nostalgia pieces, the rhetoric surrounding “geeks,” “dweebs,” and “nerds” gets pretty scary and antagonistic. As our country has matured (in some ways) we have seen a slight shift in this language, where scholastic achievement is being valued alongside physical and social. However, I know many people who have been repeatedly demeaned and shamed for their interests and intellectual tendencies. I am one of those stories, having had schoolmates, adults, and anonymous internet personas ridicule, tease and make me feel worse about myself because my interests didn’t align with theirs. This was confusing to me, as I thought that I was supposed to be supported for wanting to learn and grow. I felt like I needed some examples of how to be a nerd in the world, as I couldn’t find it in my own environment.

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