A Year in Film: A Hollywood Suite Podcast
2010 — The Expendables & RED: Middle-Aged Action Renaissance (feat. Petula Neale)
Season 4, Ep. 23
Podcaster Petula Neale teams up with Becky and Cam as they take on 2010's obsession with over-the-hill action flicks including The Expendables (directed by Sylvester Stallone) and Red (directed by Robert Schwentke). In the beforetime, Petula hosted her podcast at In a TIFF about films and the Toronto International Film Festival. Now she is the co-host for Back Issue Bloodbath, a podcast about comic books. You can enjoy those alone at home.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
1977 — Peppermint Soda & Between the Lines: Disillusioned Youth (feat. Emily Gagne)
Season 5, Ep. 3
Becky and Alicia are joined by Emily Gagne to discuss two women-directed films that handle coming of age in tumultuous times with sensitivity and realism: French film Peppermint Soda (AKA Diabolo Menthe) and the indie Between the Lines. Emily is a film and TV creative who co-hosts We Really Like Her!, a screening series celebrating women in film at Toronto's Revue Cinema. She has written pop culture criticism for TV Guide Canada, Yahoo, The Mary Sue, Hello Giggles, and Dread Central. Find her on Instagram at @ladygagagne or @finalgirlfashion.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
1977 — Turning Point & New York, New York: WWII Before and After (feat. Anthony Oliveira)
Season 5, Ep. 2
Anthony Oliveira joins Alicia and Becky to grapple with a pair of polarizing pictures: Herbert Ross' ballet drama The Turning Point and Martin Scorsese's period musical New York, New York. Anthony Oliveira is a National Magazine and GLAAD award-winning author, pop culture critic, and PhD living in Toronto. He is the film programmer for the Revue Cinema's DUMPSTER RACCOON CINEMA programme, and the host of the podcast THE DEVIL'S PARTY, examining Christian poetry through a queer readership lens. His first novel, Dayspring, is forthcoming from Strange Light Press in 2023.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
1977 — Airport '77 & Rollercoaster: It's a disaster! (feat. Brendan Ross)
Season 5, Ep. 1
Season 5 kicks off with a BANG as Brendan Ross joins Becky and Cam to investigate the wreckage of a pair of 70s disaster flicks: Airport '77 (directed by Jerry Jameson) and Rollercoaster (directed by James Goldstone). Brendan Ross is a Toronto-based film programmer, currently acting as host and curator of the Neon Dreams Cinema Club film series which he founded in 2015. He has programmed for various venues including The Revue Cinema, The Royal Cinema, and TIFF Cinematheque, and is an occasional podcast guest, content creator, and former film distribution guru. Learn more about Neon Dreams by visiting them on Instagram @neondreamscinema.