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Oxide Film

Presented by tom saer and Mattie O’Donovan

Tuesdays 17:00-18:00

Oxide Film provides a conversation between two film fanatics. You’ll hear any vital film news of the past two weeks with each episode, an in-depth discussion of a new release, and, with that release as a springboard, a wider discussion on film ideas and expression.

To anyone who feels anything for film — this is for you!


Season 1

In our first episode, we review Steve McQueen's Widows (2018), and go on to discuss our top five favourite action heroines.

TW: discussion of on-screen death and racism. 
Spoilers for Widows (2018) from 15:15-31:02.

Widows (2018): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4218572/?ref_=nv_sr_1 
The Hunger Games (2012): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392170/?ref_=nv_sr_1 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951266/?ref_=nv_sr_3 
Terminator 2 - Judgement Day (1991): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/?ref_=nv_sr_2 
Mad Max - Fury Road (2015): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392190/?ref_=nv_sr_2 
Kill Bill - Vol. 1 (2003): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/?ref_=nv_sr_1 
Kill Bill - Vol. 2 (2004): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378194/?ref_=nv_sr_2 
Jackie Brown (1997): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119396/?ref_=nv_sr_1 
Alien (1979): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/?ref_=nv_sr_2

The Bechdel Test: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test

In our second episode Mattie has taken polyjuice potion and turned into Aaron, a fellow Harry Potter fanatic. This has nothing to do with Mattie being too ill to broadcast...

This time round we're reviewing the new Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald. No spoilers, so don't worry if you haven't seen it! We move on from there to some listener contributions on Harry Potter, and discuss the franchise's popularity and success.

TW: very short discussion on autism; discussion of on-screen death and trauma.

Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4123430/?ref_=nv_sr_1 
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3183660/?ref_=nv_sr_2

I recommend 'The Fantastic Masculinity of Newt Scamander': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4kuR1gyOeQ 
And the video's creator, Pop Culture Detective, for discussions of masculinity on screen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHiwtz2tCEfS17N9A-WoSSw