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Episode 12 - War Films

Thursday Mar 18, 2021

"War is hell" is the general sentiment of most war films, but what else is going on in those explosion-tastic epics that pop up around every major conflict? Joined by guest Darren Linder, we look at cinema's exploration of American wars, from World War II to Vietnam to Iraq and a few in between. With in depth discussion on The Deer Hunter, Coming Home, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Saving Private Ryan, and reference to The Sands of Iwo Jima, The Thin Red Line, Fury, The Steel Helmet, Apocalypse Now, Heartbreak Ridge, Black Hawk Down, and Redacted. SPOILED IN THIS EPISODE: The Deer Hunter and Coming Home. Email us at and/or follow us on social media @darren_linder, @theobveeus, and @caitlinstow.

Episode 11 - Women's Sexuality

Thursday Mar 04, 2021

Continuing our tendency to squeeze giant topics into 70 minutes, we tackle women's sexuality on screen with our guest Saskia. Where is the line between empowerment and exploitation? Why are women so often defined by their sexuality? How does the male gaze inform the history of sex and femininity? With in depth discussion on Nymphomaniac, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, The Blue Lagoon, The Untamed, and Basic Instinct, and reference to Klute, Revenge, Thelma and Louise, Showgirls, Bringing Up Baby, Elle, and A Snake of June. SPOILED IN THIS EPISODE: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, A Snake of June, Elle. Email us at and/or follow us on social media @theobveeus and @caitlinstow

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