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In this episode of Women Vs Hollywood, Helen O’Hara is joined by film critics Anna Smith, Simran Hans and Rebecca Harrison to discuss the impact of film criticism on the movie industry. You’ll hear about our guests’ experiences as female film critics, great critics of the past like Pauline Kael, and also how things are slowly beginning to improve for marginalised folks in film criticism.
You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.
You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.
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Our Guests This Week Were:
Anna Smith (she/her): @annasmithjourno on Twitter
Find out more about her work at http://annasmithjourno.com/
Simran Hans (she/her): @heavier_things on Twitter
Find out more about her work at https://www.simranhans.com/
Rebecca Harrison (she/her): @BeccaEHarrison on Twitter
Find out more about her work at http://www.writingonreels.uk/
This week’s recommended films were:
Leave No Trace (2018), directed by Debra Granik, recommended by Anna Smith
Wanda (1971), directed by Barbra Louden, recommended by Simran Hans
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Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)
Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)
Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)
Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him)
Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track Tribe; Night on the Town - Track Tribe
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