Silver Screen Queens

Reviewing movies and the culture that surrounds them.

  • Every Wednesday
  • Averages around 46 minutes

240: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Published 20 December 2017 • 59 minutes, 19 seconds

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Star Wars season! Following the raging success of THE FORCE AWAKENS in 2015, LOOPER director Rian Johnson takes on the legendary franchise with this packed instalment. General Organa has her work cut out for her keeping Poe Dameron in check, while Rey has gone to make a mentor out of the grizzled loner Luke Skywalker. Meanwhile, Finn meets the irrepressible Rose Tico.

239: The Disaster Artist

Published 13 December 2017 • 1 hour, 5 seconds

14 years ago, Tommy Wiseau wrote, directed, produced and starred in THE ROOM, widely regarded as the worst film ever made. Now, the multi-talented James Franco directs, produces and stars in the movie about the movie, based on the memoir of Wiseau’s best friend and protegĂ©, Greg Sestero.

238: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Published 6 December 2017 • 40 minutes, 35 seconds

A few months back we were attracted by a trailer for a quirky little movie about the writing of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol starring Dan Stevens as the renowned author. We weren’t quite sure what we were getting ourselves in for, but we’re glad we did.

237: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Published 29 November 2017 • 39 minutes, 23 seconds

One of the early Oscar contenders, this film has been doing the festival rounds for a while and garnered decent critical buzz. We were slightly concerned about its ostensible themes of abuse, and it’s experimental Brechtian vibe, but were intrigued nonetheless.

236: Justice League

Published 22 November 2017 • 38 minutes, 16 seconds

After the success of WONDER WOMAN, DC brings together its biggest heroes in one picture. After a troubled genesis, the film has been getting bad reviews from critics, but an okay response from audiences. We were looking forward to Wonder Woman and Ezra Miller’s The Flash, so we went in with an open mind.

235: Murder on the Orient Express

Published 15 November 2017 • 37 minutes, 53 seconds

For Katie’s birthday we enjoyed a screening of Kenneth Branagh’s take on the classic Agatha Christie novel about a mysterious group of travellers stranded on a luxurious train journey. Please enjoy our cucumber sandwich- and champagne-fuelled review.

234: Suburbicon

Published 8 November 2017 • 41 minutes, 14 seconds

George Clooney’s latest directorial effort dropped with barely a lick of publicity, but it has Oscar Isaac in it, so we decided to see what it was about.

233: Thor: Ragnarok

Published 1 November 2017 • 1 hour, 23 seconds

We’ve only been waiting all year for Taika Waititi’s quirky entrĂ©e into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it’s finally here! Also, tickets are now on sale for our screening of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

232: Geostorm

Published 25 October 2017 • 39 minutes, 48 seconds

Ahead of THOR: RAGNAROK, cinematic pickings are pretty slim. Our choices were THE SNOWMAN, or this B-grade disaster flick by screenwriter and showrunner Dean Devlin, starring Gerard Butler as an engineering genius trying to save the world from the climate change-solving satellites he designed and installed on the International Space Station. How could we resist that description!?

231: Happy Death Day

Published 18 October 2017 • 34 minutes, 37 seconds

This micro-budget horror comedy re-working of GROUNDHOG DAY appears to be the sleeper hit of Halloween 2017. A college student must live the last day of her life over and over again until she finds her killer.