Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

  • Every Wednesday
  • Averages around 45 minutes

265: Incredibles 2

Published 20 June 2018 • 48 minutes, 58 seconds

The Incredibles are back, fourteen years later in the real world, but only minutes later for the family. In this instalment, Mrs. Incredible revives Elastagirl for the PR war to restore the legal status of superheroes, which means a role reversal for Mr. Incredible, who becomes primary parent for their three kids. Listen out for a Turbo cameo at 32:03.

264: Ocean’s Eight

Published 13 June 2018 • 48 minutes, 50 seconds

We’ve both been looking forward to this one. One of us because it featured cool ladies doing crime, and one of us because it features the Met Gala and enormous jewels. You’ll never guess which one was which.

263: Tully

Published 6 June 2018 • 49 minutes, 8 seconds

Every few years, Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman collaborate on a film, and it’s always worth a look. Tully takes a real, unfiltered and funny look at motherhood, and the way it upends women’s lives. Featuring the excellent Charlize Theron in the lead, this is not the film you are expecting, and if you don’t think it’s for you, it absolutely is.

262: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Published 30 May 2018 • 1 hour, 1 minute

SOLO arrives in cinemas after experiencing significant production issues, but early word was good, and so it is that the professionalism and experience of Disney, Lucasfilm and Ron Howard shine through in this fun heist flick. there are some not-unexpected issues with the casting, and some storytelling niggles, but after the downbeat ROGUE ONE, and the disorganised THE LAST JEDI, it’s a welcome addition to the new canon.

261: Deadpool 2

Published 23 May 2018 • 48 minutes, 22 seconds

Everyone’s favourite foul-mouthed Canadian is back! Ryan Reynolds’ 10-years-in-the-making passion project became a huge hit in 2016, and now they’re back with more money, that goes into new characters, better CGI, a killer soundtrack and more cool makeup.

260: Mom and Dad

Published 16 May 2018 • 46 minutes, 36 seconds

This cult horror flick starring Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair as parents trying to murder their children has been doing the festival circuit, and we were lucky to catch it, appropriately enough, over Mother’s Day weekend. Featuring a kinetic directorial style, MOM AND DAD is both gory af and surprisingly restrained, while asking some big questions about what it means to become a parent.

259: Rampage

Published 9 May 2018 • 52 minutes, 29 seconds

“I will watch whatever nonsense Dwayne is in.” - Roxane Gay, 4 February 2018

258: Avengers: Infinity War

Published 2 May 2018 • 1 hour, 25 minutes

It’s here! The most ambitious crossover event in history. We have some spoiler free thoughts for you, followed by a discussion of the movie that is in itself almost movie length!

257: A Quiet Place

Published 25 April 2018 • 55 minutes, 52 seconds

Actor John Krasinski turns his hand to directing with this high concept thriller about a family living in a world where monsters hunt by sound.

256: Love, Simon

Published 18 April 2018 • 39 minutes, 45 seconds

When we heard there was a gay teen romance from our favourite TV superhero show runner, it created a ‘run, don’t walk’ response here at SSQ HQ. It certainly led to an interesting experience as we watched the film at an LGBTQI community screening with free booze.