Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

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84: Movies of 2014

Published 31 December 2014 • 1 hour, 12 minutes

A bumper final episode of the year, in which we look back over the movies we’ve reviewed (and seen) in 2014.

83: Bad Santa

Published 24 December 2014 • 29 minutes, 33 seconds

So this is Christmas, and what have we done? Watched an R-rated Santa movie that’s all about the redemption of a terrible person through a weird kid and a Santa-fetishising Lauren Graham.

82: Horrible Bosses & Horrible Bosses 2

Published 17 December 2014 • 33 minutes, 45 seconds

Over one weekend, we watched the original Horrible Bosses and its sequel. Our reactions surprised us. The first film is the story of three men who decide to kill their bosses. The second finds the same three men self-employed, but similarly screwed over by someone in power, so more revenge is in order.

81: Nightcrawler

Published 10 December 2014 • 35 minutes, 21 seconds

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a merciless LA hustler breaking into the voyeuristic world of crime scene paparazzi. To say any more would be to spoil this intense and uncomfortable thriller, so wait ‘til you’ve seen it before listening to this episode.

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!