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A Year in Film: A Hollywood Suite Podcast

2002 — Secretary & Femme Fatale: Naughty Girls

Season 5, Ep. 24

On the final episode of the A Year in Film Podcast, Hollywood Suite's Alicia Fletcher and Emily Gagne join Becky Shrimpton for a discussion about 2002's Secretary and Femme Fatale.

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  • 23. 2002 — Crossroads & Millennium Actress: Pop Idols (feat. Sydney Urbanek)

    Pop culture expert and writer Sydney Urbanek joins Emily and Becky to chat about two pop-idol led films from 2002: the Britney Spears-starring Crossroads and the anime Millennium Actress. Sydney Urbanek is a Toronto-based culture writer and editor. She has an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, which she primarily uses to go long on pop stars, MTV, and the visual album in the newsletter Mononym Mythology.
  • 22. 2002 — Reign of Fire & Signs: Fire vs. Water (feat. Alex Nursall)

    Cam and Becky are joined by guest Alex Nursall to chat about the wild McConaughey-starring apocalyptic dragon flick Reign of Fire and M. Night Shyamalan's baffling alien invasion movie Signs.Alex Nursall is an audio director, writer, and illustrator out of Toronto. She is the co-creator/writer, director, and voice of Judith on the award-winning horror podcast Parkdale Haunt (, is the voice of Mairi on the D&D Actual Play podcast Dice Shame (, and is a commercial voice and casting director in her day-to-day life at Pirate Sound.
  • 21. 2002 — 8 Mile & 24 Hour Party People: Revisionist Music History feat. Graham Clark

    Podcaster and comedian Graham Clark joins Becky and Cam on the A Year in Film Podcast to chat about two music-themed, and accuracy-challenged movies from 2002: 8 Mile and 24 Hour Party People.
  • 20. 2002 — Bend It Like Beckham & My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Culture Clash (feat. Vanya Garraway)

    Writer and film programmer Vanya Garraway visits the AYIF podcast to chat about two massive hits from 2002: Bend It Like Beckham and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Vanya Garraway is a writer based in Toronto. She is a film programmer at the Revue Cinema (Paid In Sweat, a celebration of sweat in cinema), and a film/pop-culture pundit who is nostalgic for yesterday. She is a poet and a panelist for hire. She is an arts and culture professional of twenty-plus years’ experience.
  • 19. 2002 — The Mothman Prophecies & Queen of the Damned (feat. Mary Beth McAndrews)

    Dread Central's Mary Beth McAndrews visits the A Year in Film Podcast to explore 2002's The Mothman Prophesies and Queen of the Damned with Becky and Emily, Mary Beth McAndrews is the editor-in-chief of Dread Central, as well as a filmmaker, journalist, and occasionally an academic. Her debut feature film Bystanders is currently in post-production. When she's not writing or watching horror movies, she spends her free time searching for Mothman. 
  • 18. 1991 — Pure Luck & Hot Shots! Slapstick Hilarity (feat. Petey Gibson)

    Physical comedy takes centre stage when special guest Petey Gibson joins Becky and Alicia to discuss 1991's Pure Luck and Hot Shots! Petey Gibson is a transmasc comedian, actor, producer and writer, currently recurring as C Hemingway on FOX's Alert: Missing Persons Unit, now filming Season 2 after a long and successful strike. His roots lie in comedy as a live comedian and Groundlings-trained improvisor, with appearances on Broad City and Grace & Frankie. 
  • 17. 1991 — Bugsy & New Jack City: Smooth Criminals (feat. Josh Lewis)

    1991 was a banner year for gangster movies. Podcaster Josh Lewis joins Becky and Cam to discuss Bugsy and New Jack City. Josh Lewis is a freelance film critic (with writing in Cinema Scope and The Film Stage), film programmer, Blu-ray distributor, and host of the genre and exploitation double feature movie podcast SLEAZOIDS.
  • 16. 1991 — Zandalee & Dead Again: Bizarre Love Triangles (feat. Lindsay Gibb)

    Librarian and author Lindsay Gibb joins Alicia and Becky to unravel the 1991 love triangle movies Zandalee and Dead Again. Lindsay Gibb is a librarian at the University of Toronto and the author of National Treasure: Nicolas Cage from ECW's Pop Classics series. She is also the co-host of the Winona Ryder podcast, Winona Forever.