55 – Loathe, Like, Love: Cush Jumbo and The London Film Festival

This episode is devoted to the superhuman acting capabilities of Cush Jumbo.
It’s also a teaser for our London Film Festival 2020 coverage – this year’s festival is full of thought-provoking movies made by filmmakers with something to say.

Clips in the episode are from:
Herself – Dir. Phyllida Lloyd
Undine – Starring Paula Beer
Reggae music doc (which inspired Lover’s Rock – Dir. Steve McQueen)
Industry – Dir. Tinge Krishnan, Lena Dunham, Mary Nighy and Ed Lilly
Shirley – Dir. Josephine Decker
Nomadland – Dir. Chloe Zhou

What do you want to see? Email us beyondbech@gmail.com, tweet or contact us at beyondbechdel.com

53 – Loathe, Like, Love: Cognitive Dissonance

You know when you feel all the feelings, including thinking two alternative beliefs at the same time? Like….

Me: I hate this show, it’s so trashy/horrifying/boring!

Also me: I love this show it’s the best ever, I can’t look away!!

That’s what this episode is about.

Send us your conflicting opinions:

https://twitter.com/Beyond_Bechdel and beyondbech@gmail.com and beyondbechdel.com

52 – TENET

A special bonus episode about the film that is going to ‘save cinema’.

Contrarah has braved TENET twice so she and Nick (a one-time slightly confused viewer) review and breakdown Christopher Nolan’s latest complex and controversial spy caper. 

NOTE: The episode is broken down into a 1) non-spoiler section, 2) a full detailed plot analysis and 3) spoiler-filled discussion. See time codes below:

00:30 – 33.05 Part One: Discussion of TENET – no spoilers, all confusion.

33.:23 – 54:48 Part Two: Full plot explainer – if you’re confused after watching or want to see TENET while holding all the cards completely spoiled, this is for you.

55:00 to end Part Three: A spoiler-filled review of the plot mechanics, characters and ideas in this crazy masterpiece. Here is the visual timeline mentioned in the ep (a gigantic spoiler): https://www.reddit.com/r/tenet/comments/ii38sl/tenet_character_timeline_my_first_attempt_to_map/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_title

What happened, happened.