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Her Head in Films

Her Head in Films

Caitlin

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My head isn't in the clouds. My head is in films. I'm Caitlin. On this podcast, I share my personal thoughts and feelings about the films I watch, mainly art house and world cinema. This podcast celebrates the personal, the subjective, and the emotional. I weave together my life experiences with an in-depth discussion of the movies that haunt and astound me. New episodes every other Tuesday. Facebook: @herheadinfilms, Instagram: @herheadinfilms, Twitter: @herheadinfilms, Patreon: patreon.com/herheadinfilms, Email: herheadinfilms@gmail.com, Tumblr: herheadinfilmspodcast.tumblr.com, Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/herheadinfilms

Latest Episodes

Episode 116: George Sluizer's 'The Vanishing' (aka Spoorloos) (1988)

In this episode, I talk about George Sluizer's 1988 film "The Vanishing." It's about Rex and Saskia, a Dutch couple who go on vacation in France and have their lives turned upside down when Saskia is abducted. To give away more would be to spoil this masterpiece of suspense. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-116-george-sluizers-the-vanishing-1988

130 min3 d ago
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Episode 116: George Sluizer's 'The Vanishing' (aka Spoorloos) (1988)

Episode 115: Lynne Littman's 'Testament' (1983)

EIn this episode, I talk about Lynne Littman's 1983 film, "Testament." It's about how a mother and her children in a California town survive the aftermath of a nuclear bombing. We don't know who dropped the bombs, what has happened in the rest of the country, and we're not provided any political details. The film is solely about this family and how they confront the gradual and horrifying deterioration of their bodies due to radiation poisoning and the breakdown of society. Without a doubt, this is the most terrifying film I have ever seen. I talk about grief and loss, what makes the film so emotionally powerful, and the difference between watching it before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-115-lynne-littmans-testament-1983

136 min2 w ago
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Episode 115: Lynne Littman's 'Testament' (1983)

Episode 114: Olivier Assayas's 'Clouds of Sils Maria' (2014)

EIn this episode, I talk about Olivier Assayas's 2014 film "Clouds of Sils Maria." It's a complex film starring Juliette Binoche as Maria Enders, an actress who shot to stardom in her youth when she acted in a play about an older woman who is seduced by a younger woman. 20 years ago, she played the younger woman but now, in a revival of the play, she is set to play the older woman. This role brings up her fears about aging. Kristen Stewart stars alongside Binoche as an assistant to Maria Enders. To me, the heart of the film is the complicated relationship between these two women and the different ways they see life and the world. I also think this is a fascinating film about the process that an actress goes through to get into character. I talk about all that and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-114-olivier-assayass-clouds-of-sils-maria-2014

117 minSEP 29
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Episode 114: Olivier Assayas's 'Clouds of Sils Maria' (2014)

Episode 113: John Cassavetes's 'Opening Night' (1977)

EIn this episode, I talk about John Cassavetes's 1977 film, "Opening Night." It's about an actress named Myrtle Gordon (played by the magnificent Gena Rowlands) who witnesses the death of one of her fans and begins to spiral into a breakdown as she struggles to do a play that forces her to confront her feelings about aging. I talk all about why I love this film and Gena's performance but I also talk about some complicated and overwhelming feelings I've had since turning 30 last year and how women can feel anxiety about getting older in a world that worships youth. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-113-john-cassavetess-opening-night-1977

115 minSEP 15
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Episode 113: John Cassavetes's 'Opening Night' (1977)

Episode 112: Charles Laughton's 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955)

EIn this episode, I talk about Charles Laughton's 1955 film "The Night of the Hunter." It's about two young children--John and Pearl--who are pursued by a dangerous man on the hunt for the money their father stole and gave to them. This is a classic film and a masterpiece and one of the most terrifying films I've ever seen. I provide some information about the making of the film and explore how it looks at evil, male violence, religion, and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-112-charles-laughtons-the-night-of-the-hunter-1955

115 minAUG 25
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Episode 112: Charles Laughton's 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955)

Episode 111: Theo Angelopoulos's 'Landscape in the Mist' (1988)

EIn this episode, I talk about Theo Angelopoulos's 1988 film, "Landscape in the Mist." This film follows a brother and sister--Alexandros and Voula--who leave their home in Greece and go on a journey to find their father in Germany. They've never met him and they long to have a connection with him. Over the course of their journey, they will see both the best and the worst that humanity has to offer. I talk about Angelopoulos and his cinema and provide an in-depth analysis of the film, exploring subjects like loss of innocence and loneliness. For listeners in the United States, this film is probably hard to find. It's not readily available right now but I hope one day that it is. There are spoilers in this episode. In the film, there is also a rape scene and a scene of an animal dying. I know those subjects might be upsetting for some people. Even if you have not seen this film, I urge you to at least listen to my section on Angelopoulos and how I discovered this film. Full show note...

108 minAUG 11
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Episode 111: Theo Angelopoulos's 'Landscape in the Mist' (1988)

Episode 110: Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le silence de la mer' (1949)

EIn this episode, I talk about Jean-Pierre Melville's 1949 film "Le silence de la mer." It's set in France in 1941 at the time of the Second World War. The Germans are occupying France, and a German soldier stays with a niece and her uncle who use their silence as a form of resistance against him. Every night, he comes to them and talks about his life, his interests, his love of France, and many other subjects, but they refuse to acknowledge him or speak to him. Over the course of the film, their feelings for him start to get more complicated. He is an occupier in their country and in their house but the intimacy of their meetings also humanizes him. This is not Melville's most famous film but it's one that I think is profoundly important because of the way it asks us to expand our ideas about what constitutes resistance and how we interact with those who we're supposed to see as monstrous or as the enemy. I talk about Melville's life, the making of the film, and much more. There are...

96 minJUL 28
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Episode 110: Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le silence de la mer' (1949)

Episode 109: Jean Vigo's 'L'atalante' (1934)

EIn this episode, I talk about Jean Vigo's wondrous and magical 1934 film, "L'atalante". On the surface, it's the simple story of Jean and Juliette, newlyweds who begin their life together on the boat where Jean lives and works. When things get boring and monotonous, Juliette begins dreaming of Paris and, when the boat stops near it, she wanders off to explore the city by herself, leaving Jean behind. This separation of the two lovers will test their new and fragile marriage. Jean Vigo is an iconic director who died at the age of 29 and left behind few films but his output continues to influence filmmakers today. L'atalante is his only feature film and it's not to be missed. In this episode, I talk about Vigo, the making of the film, and how the film explores romance, marriage, and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-109-jean-vigos-latalante-1934

90 minJUL 14
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Episode 109: Jean Vigo's 'L'atalante' (1934)

Episode 108: Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' (2011)

In this episode, I talk about Terrence Malick's 2011 film "The Tree of Life". This is a monumental and important film in my life. It's hard to describe what it's about because it's really about everything--the cosmos, childhood, death, life, nature, and loss. The film is anchored by its focus on one family in 1950s Texas that is later rocked by unimaginable loss but added to this story is a collage of images that capture something as massive as the birth of the world and something as small as a child taking his first steps. Malick takes us all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs and transports us to what eternity or heaven might look like. I consider this to be the greatest film of the 21st century so far. I make my case, provide information on the making of the film, and go deeply into everything about this film, sharing my own raw emotions and what the film makes me remember and what it makes me think and feel. This film is part of my soul. That's the only way I can put it. ...

130 minJUN 30
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Episode 108: Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' (2011)

Episode 107: Terrence Malick's 'Days of Heaven' (1978)

In this episode, I talk about Terrence Malick's 1978 film "Days of Heaven." Set in 1916, it follows a man named Bill, his sister Linda and his girlfriend Abby. All three are poor and go to the Texas panhandle to harvest wheat on the farm of a rich and mysterious man who, it turns out, is dying. Bill encourages Abby to start a romantic relationship with the man in hopes of getting some of his wealth but the scheme will have disastrous consequences for all of them. I talk in-depth about the making of the film and why it's haunted me for years. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-107-terrence-malicks-days-of-heaven-1978

102 minJUN 16
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Episode 107: Terrence Malick's 'Days of Heaven' (1978)

Latest Episodes

Episode 116: George Sluizer's 'The Vanishing' (aka Spoorloos) (1988)

In this episode, I talk about George Sluizer's 1988 film "The Vanishing." It's about Rex and Saskia, a Dutch couple who go on vacation in France and have their lives turned upside down when Saskia is abducted. To give away more would be to spoil this masterpiece of suspense. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-116-george-sluizers-the-vanishing-1988

130 min3 d ago
Comments
Episode 116: George Sluizer's 'The Vanishing' (aka Spoorloos) (1988)

Episode 115: Lynne Littman's 'Testament' (1983)

EIn this episode, I talk about Lynne Littman's 1983 film, "Testament." It's about how a mother and her children in a California town survive the aftermath of a nuclear bombing. We don't know who dropped the bombs, what has happened in the rest of the country, and we're not provided any political details. The film is solely about this family and how they confront the gradual and horrifying deterioration of their bodies due to radiation poisoning and the breakdown of society. Without a doubt, this is the most terrifying film I have ever seen. I talk about grief and loss, what makes the film so emotionally powerful, and the difference between watching it before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-115-lynne-littmans-testament-1983

136 min2 w ago
Comments
Episode 115: Lynne Littman's 'Testament' (1983)

Episode 114: Olivier Assayas's 'Clouds of Sils Maria' (2014)

EIn this episode, I talk about Olivier Assayas's 2014 film "Clouds of Sils Maria." It's a complex film starring Juliette Binoche as Maria Enders, an actress who shot to stardom in her youth when she acted in a play about an older woman who is seduced by a younger woman. 20 years ago, she played the younger woman but now, in a revival of the play, she is set to play the older woman. This role brings up her fears about aging. Kristen Stewart stars alongside Binoche as an assistant to Maria Enders. To me, the heart of the film is the complicated relationship between these two women and the different ways they see life and the world. I also think this is a fascinating film about the process that an actress goes through to get into character. I talk about all that and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-114-olivier-assayass-clouds-of-sils-maria-2014

117 minSEP 29
Comments
Episode 114: Olivier Assayas's 'Clouds of Sils Maria' (2014)

Episode 113: John Cassavetes's 'Opening Night' (1977)

EIn this episode, I talk about John Cassavetes's 1977 film, "Opening Night." It's about an actress named Myrtle Gordon (played by the magnificent Gena Rowlands) who witnesses the death of one of her fans and begins to spiral into a breakdown as she struggles to do a play that forces her to confront her feelings about aging. I talk all about why I love this film and Gena's performance but I also talk about some complicated and overwhelming feelings I've had since turning 30 last year and how women can feel anxiety about getting older in a world that worships youth. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-113-john-cassavetess-opening-night-1977

115 minSEP 15
Comments
Episode 113: John Cassavetes's 'Opening Night' (1977)

Episode 112: Charles Laughton's 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955)

EIn this episode, I talk about Charles Laughton's 1955 film "The Night of the Hunter." It's about two young children--John and Pearl--who are pursued by a dangerous man on the hunt for the money their father stole and gave to them. This is a classic film and a masterpiece and one of the most terrifying films I've ever seen. I provide some information about the making of the film and explore how it looks at evil, male violence, religion, and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-112-charles-laughtons-the-night-of-the-hunter-1955

115 minAUG 25
Comments
Episode 112: Charles Laughton's 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955)

Episode 111: Theo Angelopoulos's 'Landscape in the Mist' (1988)

EIn this episode, I talk about Theo Angelopoulos's 1988 film, "Landscape in the Mist." This film follows a brother and sister--Alexandros and Voula--who leave their home in Greece and go on a journey to find their father in Germany. They've never met him and they long to have a connection with him. Over the course of their journey, they will see both the best and the worst that humanity has to offer. I talk about Angelopoulos and his cinema and provide an in-depth analysis of the film, exploring subjects like loss of innocence and loneliness. For listeners in the United States, this film is probably hard to find. It's not readily available right now but I hope one day that it is. There are spoilers in this episode. In the film, there is also a rape scene and a scene of an animal dying. I know those subjects might be upsetting for some people. Even if you have not seen this film, I urge you to at least listen to my section on Angelopoulos and how I discovered this film. Full show note...

108 minAUG 11
Comments
Episode 111: Theo Angelopoulos's 'Landscape in the Mist' (1988)

Episode 110: Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le silence de la mer' (1949)

EIn this episode, I talk about Jean-Pierre Melville's 1949 film "Le silence de la mer." It's set in France in 1941 at the time of the Second World War. The Germans are occupying France, and a German soldier stays with a niece and her uncle who use their silence as a form of resistance against him. Every night, he comes to them and talks about his life, his interests, his love of France, and many other subjects, but they refuse to acknowledge him or speak to him. Over the course of the film, their feelings for him start to get more complicated. He is an occupier in their country and in their house but the intimacy of their meetings also humanizes him. This is not Melville's most famous film but it's one that I think is profoundly important because of the way it asks us to expand our ideas about what constitutes resistance and how we interact with those who we're supposed to see as monstrous or as the enemy. I talk about Melville's life, the making of the film, and much more. There are...

96 minJUL 28
Comments
Episode 110: Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le silence de la mer' (1949)

Episode 109: Jean Vigo's 'L'atalante' (1934)

EIn this episode, I talk about Jean Vigo's wondrous and magical 1934 film, "L'atalante". On the surface, it's the simple story of Jean and Juliette, newlyweds who begin their life together on the boat where Jean lives and works. When things get boring and monotonous, Juliette begins dreaming of Paris and, when the boat stops near it, she wanders off to explore the city by herself, leaving Jean behind. This separation of the two lovers will test their new and fragile marriage. Jean Vigo is an iconic director who died at the age of 29 and left behind few films but his output continues to influence filmmakers today. L'atalante is his only feature film and it's not to be missed. In this episode, I talk about Vigo, the making of the film, and how the film explores romance, marriage, and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-109-jean-vigos-latalante-1934

90 minJUL 14
Comments
Episode 109: Jean Vigo's 'L'atalante' (1934)

Episode 108: Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' (2011)

In this episode, I talk about Terrence Malick's 2011 film "The Tree of Life". This is a monumental and important film in my life. It's hard to describe what it's about because it's really about everything--the cosmos, childhood, death, life, nature, and loss. The film is anchored by its focus on one family in 1950s Texas that is later rocked by unimaginable loss but added to this story is a collage of images that capture something as massive as the birth of the world and something as small as a child taking his first steps. Malick takes us all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs and transports us to what eternity or heaven might look like. I consider this to be the greatest film of the 21st century so far. I make my case, provide information on the making of the film, and go deeply into everything about this film, sharing my own raw emotions and what the film makes me remember and what it makes me think and feel. This film is part of my soul. That's the only way I can put it. ...

130 minJUN 30
Comments
Episode 108: Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' (2011)

Episode 107: Terrence Malick's 'Days of Heaven' (1978)

In this episode, I talk about Terrence Malick's 1978 film "Days of Heaven." Set in 1916, it follows a man named Bill, his sister Linda and his girlfriend Abby. All three are poor and go to the Texas panhandle to harvest wheat on the farm of a rich and mysterious man who, it turns out, is dying. Bill encourages Abby to start a romantic relationship with the man in hopes of getting some of his wealth but the scheme will have disastrous consequences for all of them. I talk in-depth about the making of the film and why it's haunted me for years. There are spoilers in this episode. Full show notes: https://herheadinfilms.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-107-terrence-malicks-days-of-heaven-1978

102 minJUN 16
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Episode 107: Terrence Malick's 'Days of Heaven' (1978)
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