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Feminist Frequency presents Cinemaball! What’s the shortest distance between two movies? Carolyn Petit and Ebony Aster are determined to find out! In Feminist Frequency’s new weekly, limited run* podcast, your intrepid hosts will compete to form a chain of ostensibly-unrelated films, in an attempt to discover just how many movies they have to watch to connect one terrible movie to another. What exactly links one movie to another? Criteria can be a shared actor, director, plot, or even a similar title -- but each host has to agree on the connection before the game of CinemaBall can continue!Cinemaball is powered by Simplecast.

Latest Episodes

00 Cinemaball Premieres April 27, 2018!

Are you ready for Cinemaball? Tune in and find out what Carolyn and Ebony get up to when they're let loose with a couple of free hours, a remote control, and an Amazon Prime subscription. In our first teaser episode, Caro and Ebony sketch out the broad outlines of this off-the-wall movie review show, in which they'll force each other to watch and connect unrelated movies in an attempt to reach a hilarious cinematic goal. Ebony spikes the cinemaball into play by revealing their first selection, and it's a real winner. Join us every Friday for Cinemaball, Feminist Frequency's latest pop culture-obsessed podcast!

8 MIN2018 APR 14
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00 Cinemaball Premieres April 27, 2018!

Cinemaball 01: Highlander (1985)

EOn this, our inaugural episode of Cinemaball, Carolyn and Ebony dive deep into the 1985 cult classic Highlander! This quintessential 80s film gives us no shortage of topics to discuss, from French actor Christopher Lambert’s performance as a Scottish nobleman to Scottish actor Sean Connery’s performance as a Spanish (or perhaps Egyptian?!) immortal. We delve into the rich contrast between Lambert’s introspective hero, Connor MacLeod, and Clancy Brown’s scenery-chewing villain, The Kurgan; share who we would cast in our own personal Highlander remakes; and rate the film on Ebony’s brother’s patented 100-star scale. Finally, Carolyn kicks the cinemaball over to their next film.

43 MIN2018 APR 27
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Cinemaball 01: Highlander (1985)

Cinemaball 02: Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

EOn this episode of Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn find themselves embroiled in the deadly underground Thai kickboxing scene of Kickboxer Retaliation! Join us as we go toe-to-toe with the film’s fight choreography, its representations of masculinity, and Mike Tyson’s acting skills.

54 MIN2018 MAY 4
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Cinemaball 02: Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

Cinemaball 03: It Follows (2014)

EDon’t look behind you, but on this episode of Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn talk about the terrifying horror film It Follows. (Caro is still recovering from her viewing experience.) We discuss the ways in which the film taps into some of our deepest fears around sex and death, the power of the various forms “it” takes, how the film uses its Detroit setting to great effect, and the small details that make its world feel just slightly displaced from our own. We end by each rating the film and Carolyn announces what we’ll be watching on next week’s show!

50 MIN2018 MAY 11
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Cinemaball 03: It Follows (2014)

Cinemaball 04: Louder Than Bombs (2015)

EOn this week’s Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn discuss the complex family drama Louder Than Bombs, which stars the captivating actor Gabriel Byrne as Gene, a man still trying to fully process the death of his wife, war photographer Isabelle. His sons, high-schooler Conrad and professor Jonah (played by Jesse Eisenberg) each have their own struggles, and over the course of the film we gain insight into the different meaning that Isabelle had for each of them. Our conversation touches on what makes Gabriel Byrne such a fascinating actor, the use of video games as an easy shorthand for “this kid is troubled,” the prioritization of the inner lives of white men over just about anyone else as a pattern in cinema, and the ways in which photography works as a metaphor in the context of the film’s narrative. In the end, Ebony announces our next film, and the selection makes Carolyn very, very happy. View the basic rules of Cinemaball and a history of all episodes at goo.gl/ePDPuQ

61 MIN2018 MAY 18
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Cinemaball 04: Louder Than Bombs (2015)

Cinemaball 05: L.A. Confidential (1997)

EThis week, Cinemaball goes all stylish and dark as Carolyn and Ebony dissect the 1997 neo-noir classic, L.A. Confidential. Our hosts wax rhapsodic about the film's masterful evocation of a peculiarly Hollywood glamour; the seedy underbelly of the LAPD; and the dangerous allure of power.

69 MIN2018 MAY 25
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Cinemaball 05: L.A. Confidential (1997)

Cinemaball 06: Romancing the Stone (1984)

EAdventure! Romance! Racism! On the latest Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn swing into the 1984 swashbuckler Romancing the Stone, starring Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and a very funny Danny DeVito. Our conversation covers the interesting way in which the film depicts a scene from a romance novel, what was happening in actual romance novels at the time this film was released, the deeply racist depiction of Colombia and its people, the gleeful absurdity of the film’s plot, and much more.

57 MIN2018 JUN 8
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Cinemaball 06: Romancing the Stone (1984)

Cinemaball 07: The China Syndrome (1979)

EThis week on Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn endure the nail-biting tension of the 1979 nuclear disaster thriller, The China Syndrome! We discuss the ways in which the film taps into very real concerns of the period about the safety of nuclear power, the ways in which TV news can be a tool of corporate propaganda or a force for justice (yes, it’s about ethics in journalism), and how it functions as a critique of capitalism run amok. We applaud the film’s authentic little observations about TV news production, as well as Jack Lemmon’s wonderful performance. In a new segment called Sommovier, Caro and Ebony each suggest fine films with which you could pair The China Syndrome to make for a great double feature. Finally, Carolyn excitedly reveals what we’ll be discussing on next week’s show. It’s gonna be a good one.

51 MIN2018 JUN 15
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Cinemaball 07: The China Syndrome (1979)

CinemaBall 08: Hard Target (1993)

EThis week on Cinemaball, Carolyn scores a field goal with the John Woo-directed Jean-Claude Van Damme action flick, Hard Target! It’s got JCVD as a New Orleans drifter named Chance Boudreaux, Lance Henriksen in a scenery-chewing performance as Emil Fouchon, a man who makes his fortune by letting rich people hunt poor people, and Wilford Brimley as Chance’s Uncle Douvee. (It’s also got a scene in which Van Damme punches a snake.) It may not be a good film, but it sure is a fun one, and Ebony and Carolyn savor the film’s Louisiana setting, its seeming concern with the economic struggles of New Orleans and its people, and the glorious Woo-ness of it all.

52 MIN2018 JUN 22
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CinemaBall 08: Hard Target (1993)

Cinemaball 08.5: Midseason Report

EIt’s time for our Cinemaball Midseason Report! Join Ebony and Carolyn as they provide a quick summary of the Cinemaball rules and a spirited recollection of the competition up to this point. Then, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for as Carolyn reveals what movie we’ll be kicking things off with when Cinemaball resumes next week! If you’re new to Cinemaball, there’s never been a better time to hop in and become a listener!

17 MIN2018 JUL 28
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Cinemaball 08.5: Midseason Report

Latest Episodes

00 Cinemaball Premieres April 27, 2018!

Are you ready for Cinemaball? Tune in and find out what Carolyn and Ebony get up to when they're let loose with a couple of free hours, a remote control, and an Amazon Prime subscription. In our first teaser episode, Caro and Ebony sketch out the broad outlines of this off-the-wall movie review show, in which they'll force each other to watch and connect unrelated movies in an attempt to reach a hilarious cinematic goal. Ebony spikes the cinemaball into play by revealing their first selection, and it's a real winner. Join us every Friday for Cinemaball, Feminist Frequency's latest pop culture-obsessed podcast!

8 MIN2018 APR 14
Comments
00 Cinemaball Premieres April 27, 2018!

Cinemaball 01: Highlander (1985)

EOn this, our inaugural episode of Cinemaball, Carolyn and Ebony dive deep into the 1985 cult classic Highlander! This quintessential 80s film gives us no shortage of topics to discuss, from French actor Christopher Lambert’s performance as a Scottish nobleman to Scottish actor Sean Connery’s performance as a Spanish (or perhaps Egyptian?!) immortal. We delve into the rich contrast between Lambert’s introspective hero, Connor MacLeod, and Clancy Brown’s scenery-chewing villain, The Kurgan; share who we would cast in our own personal Highlander remakes; and rate the film on Ebony’s brother’s patented 100-star scale. Finally, Carolyn kicks the cinemaball over to their next film.

43 MIN2018 APR 27
Comments
Cinemaball 01: Highlander (1985)

Cinemaball 02: Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

EOn this episode of Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn find themselves embroiled in the deadly underground Thai kickboxing scene of Kickboxer Retaliation! Join us as we go toe-to-toe with the film’s fight choreography, its representations of masculinity, and Mike Tyson’s acting skills.

54 MIN2018 MAY 4
Comments
Cinemaball 02: Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

Cinemaball 03: It Follows (2014)

EDon’t look behind you, but on this episode of Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn talk about the terrifying horror film It Follows. (Caro is still recovering from her viewing experience.) We discuss the ways in which the film taps into some of our deepest fears around sex and death, the power of the various forms “it” takes, how the film uses its Detroit setting to great effect, and the small details that make its world feel just slightly displaced from our own. We end by each rating the film and Carolyn announces what we’ll be watching on next week’s show!

50 MIN2018 MAY 11
Comments
Cinemaball 03: It Follows (2014)

Cinemaball 04: Louder Than Bombs (2015)

EOn this week’s Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn discuss the complex family drama Louder Than Bombs, which stars the captivating actor Gabriel Byrne as Gene, a man still trying to fully process the death of his wife, war photographer Isabelle. His sons, high-schooler Conrad and professor Jonah (played by Jesse Eisenberg) each have their own struggles, and over the course of the film we gain insight into the different meaning that Isabelle had for each of them. Our conversation touches on what makes Gabriel Byrne such a fascinating actor, the use of video games as an easy shorthand for “this kid is troubled,” the prioritization of the inner lives of white men over just about anyone else as a pattern in cinema, and the ways in which photography works as a metaphor in the context of the film’s narrative. In the end, Ebony announces our next film, and the selection makes Carolyn very, very happy. View the basic rules of Cinemaball and a history of all episodes at goo.gl/ePDPuQ

61 MIN2018 MAY 18
Comments
Cinemaball 04: Louder Than Bombs (2015)

Cinemaball 05: L.A. Confidential (1997)

EThis week, Cinemaball goes all stylish and dark as Carolyn and Ebony dissect the 1997 neo-noir classic, L.A. Confidential. Our hosts wax rhapsodic about the film's masterful evocation of a peculiarly Hollywood glamour; the seedy underbelly of the LAPD; and the dangerous allure of power.

69 MIN2018 MAY 25
Comments
Cinemaball 05: L.A. Confidential (1997)

Cinemaball 06: Romancing the Stone (1984)

EAdventure! Romance! Racism! On the latest Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn swing into the 1984 swashbuckler Romancing the Stone, starring Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and a very funny Danny DeVito. Our conversation covers the interesting way in which the film depicts a scene from a romance novel, what was happening in actual romance novels at the time this film was released, the deeply racist depiction of Colombia and its people, the gleeful absurdity of the film’s plot, and much more.

57 MIN2018 JUN 8
Comments
Cinemaball 06: Romancing the Stone (1984)

Cinemaball 07: The China Syndrome (1979)

EThis week on Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn endure the nail-biting tension of the 1979 nuclear disaster thriller, The China Syndrome! We discuss the ways in which the film taps into very real concerns of the period about the safety of nuclear power, the ways in which TV news can be a tool of corporate propaganda or a force for justice (yes, it’s about ethics in journalism), and how it functions as a critique of capitalism run amok. We applaud the film’s authentic little observations about TV news production, as well as Jack Lemmon’s wonderful performance. In a new segment called Sommovier, Caro and Ebony each suggest fine films with which you could pair The China Syndrome to make for a great double feature. Finally, Carolyn excitedly reveals what we’ll be discussing on next week’s show. It’s gonna be a good one.

51 MIN2018 JUN 15
Comments
Cinemaball 07: The China Syndrome (1979)

CinemaBall 08: Hard Target (1993)

EThis week on Cinemaball, Carolyn scores a field goal with the John Woo-directed Jean-Claude Van Damme action flick, Hard Target! It’s got JCVD as a New Orleans drifter named Chance Boudreaux, Lance Henriksen in a scenery-chewing performance as Emil Fouchon, a man who makes his fortune by letting rich people hunt poor people, and Wilford Brimley as Chance’s Uncle Douvee. (It’s also got a scene in which Van Damme punches a snake.) It may not be a good film, but it sure is a fun one, and Ebony and Carolyn savor the film’s Louisiana setting, its seeming concern with the economic struggles of New Orleans and its people, and the glorious Woo-ness of it all.

52 MIN2018 JUN 22
Comments
CinemaBall 08: Hard Target (1993)

Cinemaball 08.5: Midseason Report

EIt’s time for our Cinemaball Midseason Report! Join Ebony and Carolyn as they provide a quick summary of the Cinemaball rules and a spirited recollection of the competition up to this point. Then, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for as Carolyn reveals what movie we’ll be kicking things off with when Cinemaball resumes next week! If you’re new to Cinemaball, there’s never been a better time to hop in and become a listener!

17 MIN2018 JUL 28
Comments
Cinemaball 08.5: Midseason Report
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