Cinemaball

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On this very special episode of Cinemaball, we celebrate Ebony’s achievement of scoring the first proper goal in the history of the game with an examination of her goal film, the overlooked 1985 teen power ballad of a movie that is The Legend o
This week on Cinemaball, Carolyn and Ebony take a close look at James L. Brooks’ 1987 masterpiece about the collision between professional ethics and personal desires, Broadcast News. The film features Holly Hunter in a breakthrough performance
On the latest Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn venture to the deserts of the Coen brothers’ 1987 comedy classic, Raising Arizona. We get into Nicolas Cage’s indelible performance as a kind of living cartoon, the peculiar nature of this film’s Amer
On this episode, we arrive in perpetually sunny Los Angeles for writer-star Steve Martin's romantic ode to the city, L.A. Story. Ebony and Carolyn discuss the film's gender and class politics, Martin's distinct blend of zaniness and magic, and
This week on Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn venture to the gloomy and foreboding realm of Transylvania via Francis Ford Coppola’s lurid 1992 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. We get into the film’s bold visual style, the way it calls attentio
This week on Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn go on a globe-hopping adventure via the 1991 Jim Jarmusch anthology film Night on Earth! From Winona Ryder in Los Angeles to Armin Mueller-Stahl in New York and beyond, five cab drivers in five cities
It’s time for our Cinemaball Midseason Report! Join Ebony and Carolyn as they provide a quick summary of the Cinemaball rules and a spirited recollection of the competition up to this point. Then, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for as Caro
This week on Cinemaball, Carolyn scores a field goal with the John Woo-directed Jean-Claude Van Damme action flick, Hard Target! It’s got JCVD as a New Orleans drifter named Chance Boudreaux, Lance Henriksen in a scenery-chewing performance as
This week on Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn endure the nail-biting tension of the 1979 nuclear disaster thriller, The China Syndrome! We discuss the ways in which the film taps into very real concerns of the period about the safety of nuclear po
Adventure! Romance! Racism! On the latest Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn swing into the 1984 swashbuckler Romancing the Stone, starring Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and a very funny Danny DeVito. Our conversation covers the interesting way i
This week, Cinemaball goes all stylish and dark as Carolyn and Ebony dissect the 1997 neo-noir classic, L.A. Confidential. Our hosts wax rhapsodic about the film's masterful evocation of a peculiarly Hollywood glamour; the seedy underbelly of t
On this week’s Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn discuss the complex family drama Louder Than Bombs, which stars the captivating actor Gabriel Byrne as Gene, a man still trying to fully process the death of his wife, war photographer Isabelle. His
Don’t look behind you, but on this episode of Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn talk about the terrifying horror film It Follows. (Caro is still recovering from her viewing experience.) We discuss the ways in which the film taps into some of our de
On this episode of Cinemaball, Ebony and Carolyn find themselves embroiled in the deadly underground Thai kickboxing scene of Kickboxer Retaliation! Join us as we go toe-to-toe with the film’s fight choreography, its representations of masculin
On this, our inaugural episode of Cinemaball, Carolyn and Ebony dive deep into the 1985 cult classic Highlander! This quintessential 80s film gives us no shortage of topics to discuss, from French actor Christopher Lambert’s performance as a Sc
Are you ready for Cinemaball? Tune in and find out what Carolyn and Ebony get up to when they're let loose with a couple of free hours, a remote control, and an Amazon Prime subscription. In our first teaser episode, Caro and Ebony sketch out t
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