Citizen Dame

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

Episode 49: Operation Dame

Welcome to our latest episode! This week, the Dames are talking:

  • Shane Black hired a registered sex offender for The Predator and hoped no one would notice...but Olivia Munn did
  • Dudes being assholes at Venice Film Festival
  • Does Robin Wright hope Kevin Spacey can earn a second chance?
  • First images from Captain Marvel lead to stupid comments from none other than Jeff Sneider
  • We pause to remember the legendary Burt Reynolds and shame Kristen for her cinematic blindspot
  • No more popular Oscars, but also a third of the awards will be relegated to commercial breaks
  • Outlaw King and Chris Pine's...wardrobe
  • Trailers!
    • When Hands Touch
    • American Horror Story: Apocalypse
    • At Eternity's Gate
  • What we've been watching:
    • Karen talks The Favourite
    • Lauren chats about Searching
    • Kim sat through The Nun
    • Kristen dragged her friends to Operation Finale

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Episode 25: Oscar to Talk About

Posted by citizendame in General Awards Talk, Guests

Welcome back to Citizen Dame!

This week, Yolanda Machado is back and we break down our thoughts on the entire Oscar telecast from start to finish. Winners. Non-winners. Favorite moments and moments that made us cringe! 

 

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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 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 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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Episode 11: Reacting to Misguided Hot Takes, We Do Naaaahht Hate The Disaster Artist, and the Beginning of the End…of the Year

This week on Citizen Dame:

  • This Week in Garbage People

    • Where's Bryan Singer?
    • Garrison Keillor
    • Charlie Rose
    • Matt Lauer and explaining the so-called "Rape Button"
    • Plus a brief mention about Lena Dunham's racism
    • David Yates defends Johnny Depp
  • Reacting to Hot Takes
    • Buzzfeed vs. Armie Hammer
    • A male critic completely misinterprets Lady Bird
    • Quentin Tarantino plans to release his 1969 film on the anniversary of the Tate/LaBianca murders
  • We review The Disaster Artist
  • 2017 Citizen Dame Awards-Part 1
    • Favorite Animated Features
    • Favorite movie trailers

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Episode 10: Return of the Garbage People, Oscar Predictions, and Coco

The Citizen Dames are back a little lame this week with Episode 10.

 

In this episode we're talking:

  • Yes, the Garbage People are back at it.

    • (Please note, this episode was recorded BEFORE Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor)
  • What we've been watching lately
  • The Independent Spirit Award Nominations
  • Our personal Academy Award predictions
  • And a review of Coco

 

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