Citizen Dame

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

Episode 27: Isle of Dames

Welcome back to Citizen Dame! We were plagued with audio problems this week, but we did not let that stop us from chatting it up with our special guest Valerie Complex!

This week, the Dames discussed:

  • The Weinstein Company officially declared bankruptcy and released everyone's NDAs.
  • Lauren was right about Terry Gilliam...probably.
  • Triple Frontier is finally happening.
  • Chris Evans really IS Captain America, and says male allies should be quiet.
  • Karen defends Dan Fogelman and she and Kristen make a very unenforcable bet.
  • DRAMA surrounding Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs and Film Twitter attacks those who dare question its cultural appropriation.
  • We discuss the Stereotyped womens' film roles that need to be retired.
  • Trailers!
    • Tag
    • The Spy Who Dumped Me
    • Under the Silver Lake
    • Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  • Do critics need to know filim hisotry in order to do their job?
  • And Reviews!
    • Kim and Valerie talk Pacific Rim
    • Kristen chats up Final Portrait
    • Lauren discusses The Death of Stalin
    • Karen shares her thoughts on Unsane and Isle of Dogs


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Episode 26: A Dame in Time

Welcome to Citizen Dame! In this episode, we're talking:


  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Duffer Brothers
  • No charges against Terry Crews’ abuser
  • Terry Gilliam



  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Life Itself
  • Eighth Grade
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me
  • Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald



  • A Wrinkle in Time (to avoid spoilers, skip to 1:23:00)
  • Tomb Raider
  • Love, Simon

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Episode 24: The Dames Plot Total Annihilation

Posted by citizendame in Casting News, Movie Reviews, Upcoming Films

Welcome to Episode 24! This week, the Dames are talking about:

  • A game inspired by Shuri of Black Panther
  • Listener questions!
  • What ever happened to Brendan Fraser?
  • Bret Easton Ellis thinks the female gaze isn't a thing?
  • Deven McNair gets denied help from Time's Up in her quest to end the practice of "wigging" in the Stunt Performance field
  • News!
  • Trailers!
  • And we review Annihilation!
    • We give you a spoiler warning when we get there, so you can skip ahead to 1:46:10


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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

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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 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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