Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

  • Every Wednesday
  • Averages around 41 minutes

Melissa¬†Savage and Katie¬†Molloy met in film class, and haven’t been able to stop talking movies ever since. Each week they watch a movie and review it, stopping to make plenty of nerdy references along the way.

325: Outlaw King

Published 14 August 2019 • 43 minutes, 49 seconds

Chris Pine in a Netflix movie! Where he gets naked! Sign us up! Our favourite Starfleet Captain/Superhero Love Interest/Indie Darling takes on the juicy role of 12th century rebel Scottish leader Robert the Bruce, ably supported by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Tony Curran, and reteaming with Hell or High Water diector David Mackenzie.

324: Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

Published 7 August 2019 • 41 minutes, 9 seconds

The Fast & Furious franchise gives its two biggest stars their own spin-off, and finally teams The Rock with Jason Statham (ably assisted by Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby). The explosions are as big as the muscles as car nerdery gives way to more generic, physics-denying stunts, exotic locations and showy cameos as Universal wrings every last dollar out of their superhero franchise.

323: The Lion King (2019)

Published 31 July 2019 • 44 minutes, 39 seconds

Disney’s nostalgia goldmine continues to deliver with a live-action (CGI-action?) remake of everyone’s childhood favourite The Lion King, directed by friend of the pod Jon Favreau. How long will they keep making these? Are we part of the problem for giving them attention? Did Mel really take her two-week old to a screening? the answers are: until it becomes unprofitable, maybe, and yes.

322: The Handmaiden

Published 24 July 2019 • 37 minutes, 53 seconds

We missed this highly-regarded film from Korean director Park Chan-Wook (director of one of our oft-overlooked favourites, Stoker) because it missed out on an Australian release back in 2016. Based on an English novel, it tells the story of two women brought together in unusual circumstances in Japanese-ruled Korea in the 1930s. We finally caught it on Netflix in 2018.

321: Spider-Man: Far From Home

Published 17 July 2019 • 56 minutes, 20 seconds

Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man takes Europe, and helps Marvel audiences recover from the Endgame! We were a little late in getting this episode out, due to the small matter of the arrival of a new human.

320: The Hustle

Published 10 July 2019 • 32 minutes, 14 seconds

This reboot of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS arrived with little fanfare, but the involvement of Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson meant we were all over it!

319: Parasite

Published 3 July 2019 • 50 minutes, 11 seconds

Fresh off winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the latest film from Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho hits cinemas. It’s less supernatural than his other work, but no less intense. We get into it.

318: Toy Story 4

Published 26 June 2019 • 46 minutes, 49 seconds

A few weeks ago, while we watched the trailer for TOY STORY 4 in a busy cinema, a small child asked loudly “why are they making a Toy Story 4?”. This week, we explore that pertinent question.

317: Men In Black: International

Published 19 June 2019 • 48 minutes, 34 seconds

After their successful team-up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth join forces in an attempt to revitalise the Men In Black franchise.

316: X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Published 12 June 2019 • 40 minutes, 10 seconds

It’s the X-Men movie you forgot was happening! The younger generation of mutants re-tell the story of Jean Grey’s metamorphosis into Dark Phoenix. Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark, is in the title role, but the franchise also features the not-insignificant talents of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer “I would like for my contract to be done now” Lawrence. It sure is another film in the X-men franchise!