Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

  • Every Wednesday
  • Averages around 46 minutes

80: Her

Published 3 December 2014 • 31 minutes, 31 seconds

A big favourite of the last Oscar season that we missed out on, we catch up on Her. We provide the useful consumer advice, probably too late for most, that this is not a film to pick for a video night with your parents.

79: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

Published 26 November 2014 • 38 minutes, 30 seconds

Katniss Everdeen survived a second hunger games (just), and now the rebellion is in open war against the Capitol. Katie is not emotionally prepared for this. Mel is over-invested in the fate of the cat. The best-named characters in literature are back for the penultimate Hunger Games movie. Feels abound.

78: Interstellar

Published 19 November 2014 • 59 minutes, 14 seconds

Christopher Nolan returns with a long, noisy, serious hard sci-fi film, Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey plays a down-home dad, NASA pilot and engineer sent on a mission to find a planet not yet ruined by humans.

77: Fury

Published 12 November 2014 • 35 minutes, 51 seconds

Brad Pitt and a ragtag band of misfits have survived for most of WWII in their battered old tank, Fury. Newbie Norman, lately called up to the front from a desk job, must replace a beloved member of the team and accompany them on one last mission.

76: The Captive

Published 5 November 2014 • 36 minutes, 14 seconds

In a snowy Canadian winter, a little girl goes missing from the back of her father’s car. Atom Egoyan directs an episodic and bleak film that isn’t what you expect it to be.

75: The Cabin in the Woods

Published 29 October 2014 • 46 minutes, 3 seconds

Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon made a small horror film about horror films. It also happens to be one of Katie’s top five movies, so we’ve chosen it for our Halloween special!

74: Dracula Untold

Published 22 October 2014 • 39 minutes, 48 seconds

Mediaeval Transylvanian prince Vlad the Impaler makes a deal with the supernatural when invading Turkish forces threaten his kingdom and his family.

73: Gone Girl

Published 15 October 2014 • 36 minutes, 12 seconds

On her fifth wedding anniversary, Amy Elliott Dunne disappears from the home she shares with her husband Nick. As Nick follows the clues she left behind, he becomes the main suspect in her disappearance.

72: Step Up All In

Published 8 October 2014 • 36 minutes, 32 seconds

Katie makes us watch a Step Up movie due to her obsession with So You Think You Can Dance. We enjoy some spectacularly bad acting and some spectacularly good dancing and totally make some clever intellectual points.

71: The Boxtrolls

Published 1 October 2014 • 31 minutes, 36 seconds

A boy called Eggs is raised by creatures called Boxtrolls who live under the streets of Cheesebridge. Social climbing local Archibald Snatcher tries to exterminate the Boxtrolls in return for a prestigious white hat.