Citizen Dame

Four female film critics talk about what’s new in cinema, movie reviews, the Oscar race, and more!

Episode 22: The Dame Paradox

Welcome to Episode 22! This week, the Citizen Dames are talking about:

  • Garbage People
  • Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein and Jill Messick
  • Is Alamo Drafthouse worth saving?
  • They finally found white dudes to direct a Star Wars movie.
  • More Weird Hollywood Hookups
  • Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood
  • Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker in a Todd Philips movie? No thank you.
  • Doug Jones and Beanie Feldstein sign on for the What We Do in the Shadows TV series
  • Trailers galore
  • Composer Johan Johannsson dies
  • Plus reviews of:
    • Fifty Shades Freed
    • The Cloverfield Paradox

 

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Episode 21: Mission: DAMEpossible

Posted by citizendame in Garbage Humans, Casting News, Upcoming Films

Welcome back! This week, the Dames talk about:

  • Nicole Eggert's allegations against Scott Baio
  • Another op-ed about Woody Allen and the case of art vs. artist
  • Devin Faraci is back because...of course he is
  • Is Rose McGowan a good spokesperson for the MeToo movement?
  • Uma Thurman is finally ready to talk about Weinstein and Tarantino
  • Robert Wagner is officially named a Person of Interest in Natalie Wood's death
  • Octavia Spencer is starring in a new Blumhouse horror film directed by Tate Taylor
  • Tarantino is casting a Roman Polanski for his upcoming not-a-Manson-movie
  • JK Rowling and David Yates confirm the Fantastic Beasts series will not address Dumbledore's sexuality

And trailers for:

  • Duncan Jones' Mute
  • Mission: Impossible--Fallout 
  • Unsane

Plus reader questions!

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Episode 20: Shall We Sundance?

Welcome back to Episode 20! This week, Kristen, Karen, and Lauren chat while Kimberly lives it up at Sundance.

 

We're talking:

  • Who the hell asked Alec Baldwin?
  • All the interesting Oscar nominations
    • Rachel Morrison is the FIRST WOMAN EVER nominated for Cinematography!
    • Plus, Best Director only has two white dude nominees!
    • Wonder Woman is out.
    • So is James Franco.
  • Casey Affleck bows out of presenting before he's officially asked.
  • Is God Particle (aka Untitled Cloverfield Sequel) headed straight to Netflix?
  • Woody Allen may finally be on the way out forever!
  • Judge Rosemarie Aquilina needs to be the judge all the time always on high profile sexual assault cases.
  • Karen talks ALL ABOUT Sundance!
  • How much does personal experience factor into reviewing a movie?
  • Is Lady Bird an accurate portrayal of American poverty? Or is it just a tale of a whiny millenial that can't go to NYU?
  • What movies do we love that raise some eyebrows?
  • Which matters more: quality of filmmaking or enjoying the story?
  • Kristen reviews The Snowman.
  • Lauren reviews Paddington 2.
  • Plus a brief glimpse at all the Things We've Watched Lately.

 

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Episode 19: The Killing of a Sacred Dame

Posted by citizendame in Garbage Humans

The Citizen Dames are a trio this week as Karen Peterson braves the cold of Sundance. But Kristen, Lauren and Kimberly are back this week to talk about your favorites: 

  • Welcome to the Garbage Club Aziz Ansari, Kirk and Michael Douglas
  • Sweet baby angel Timothee Chalamet still doesn't say the right thing
  • Women are still not doing enough in Hollywood
  • The Avengers (no, not that one) is being rebooted
  • Sundance Anticipation
  • Honoring Dorothy Malone
  • 'Tully' gets a trailer and Kristen rails on 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'
  • Do critics have say "in my opinion?"
  • What you been watching?

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Episode 18: Proud Dames Keep on Burnin

The Citizen Dames welcome our very first guest! Yolanda Machado of Sassy Mama in LA is here to chat with us about all the normal happenings including:

  • Golden Globes and Critics Choice Redux
  • Natalie Portman went there!
  • Oprah is the Queen of Everything
  • This Week in Garbage People
    • Why, James Franco, why?
    • Eliza Dushku goes public with her heartbreaking story
  • The Saga of Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg and William Morris
  • Rose McGowan's new show "Citizen Rose"
  • Proud Mary and the Invisible Marketing
  • Phantom Thread is awful

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Episode 17: We Need to Talk About Garbage People…and Also The Greatest Showman

Posted by citizendame in Garbage Humans, Movie Reviews

The Citizen Dames are back to our regularly scheduled programming.

 

This week, Kristen Lopez, Karen Peterson, Lauren Humprhies-Brooks, and Kimberly Pierce and talking about:

  • Garbage People

    • A Harvey Weinstein update
    • Paul Haggis is accused and some of us have some questions
    • Woody Allen's Diary
  • Time's Up!
  • The Top 3 Films of the 2017 Box Office all have female leads!
  • Film Review: The Greatest Showman

Plus a few questions:

  • Who is in your "Eartha Kitt Threesome?"
  • What films and characters require shutting off your feminism?
  • What is the worst film you've watched for a fake celebrity husband?

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Episode 16: Our Most Anticipated Films of 2018

Posted by citizendame in Upcoming Films

Happy 2018!

 

In this episode, Kristen Lopez, Karen Peterson, Lauren Humphries-Brooks, and Kimberly Pierce talk their 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2018!

 

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Episode 15: Best of 2017–Part 2

Posted by citizendame in Citizen Dame Awards

Welcome back to the second installment of our Best of 2017!

This episode was recorded before Christmas, so there might be a little holiday chatter thrown in...(don't judge!)

Our categories this week are:

  • Supporting Actor
  • Favorite Scenes
  • Best Director
  • Sexiest/Romantic Scenes
  • Best Use of Modern Music/Dance in a Film
  • Best Female Lead Performances
  • Best Films of the Year

Have a Happy New Year! Thanks for listening.

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Episode 14: Best (and Worst) of the Year–Part 1

Posted by citizendame in Citizen Dame Awards

Welcome back! 

This week, the Citizen Dames present Part 1 of our favorites (and not so favorites!) of 2017.

In this episode:

  • Favorite Movie Lines
  • Best Scripts
  • Best Costumes
  • Worst Films of the Year
  • Most Overrated and Most Underrated Films
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Lead Actor

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Episode 13: Star Wars is Awesome and So Are Some of Our 2017 Awards

Welcome back! This week, the Citizen Dames are talking about:

  • Justice served (ish) in the Danny Masterson/Netflix situation
  • The Blacklisting of Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd
  • Matt Damon sticks his foot in his mouth and Minnie Driver hopes he chokes on it
  • Salma Hayek shares her own #MeToo story about Weinstein and it's heartbreaking
  • Golden Globe and SAG Award Nomination Chat
    • Bonus: Jada Pinkett-Smith called out the HFPA for not nominating Tiffany Haddish. Is she right?
  • Are limited releases hurting smaller films like Call Me By Your Name?
  • Lady Bird gets knocked down to 99% on Rotten Tomatoes because of a man with an agenda
  • Jessica Jones FINALLY gets a season 2 release date 
  • The fates have smiled on us as Oscar Isaac enters talks to play Gomez Addams...kind of
  • Trailers!
    • New Annihilation trailer
    • The 15:17 to Paris
  • Movie Reviews!
    • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
    • STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI!
  • Plus Awards for:
    • Best Cinematography
    • Best Score
    • Best Comedy Film
    • Best Horror Film
    • GARBAGE PERSON OF THE YEAR

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