frankie's MILKSHAKE CLUB

A newsletter about films with a lens on Australia and representation. Written by a millennial in a perpetual state of existential crisis!!! 🍿🍿
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  • I Did Not Expect Pixar's 'Turning Red' to Be So Triggering
    30 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    I saw ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ over the weekend, mostly for the post-credits scene which links the Venom world to the MCU’s Spider-Man universe. The film itself was loud and over the top, I found...
  • When a Lizard Punches Thin Air in the 'Spider-Man Trailer' 👀👀
    23 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi friends! Hope you’re having a fab week. I started watching the live-action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ on Netflix and am really enjoying it! I haven’t seen the original anime series (I will now though) but goin...
  • 'Zola' Keeps With the Spirit of the Viral Twitter Thread That Inspired It
    19 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    In 2015, a woman named Aziah “Zola” Wells wrote a gripping 148 tweet thread known as #TheStory that would become viral, detailing a stripping road trip to Florida involving murder, pimping and other g...
  • It's Netflix Christmas time!!
    15 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    The ‘Home Alone’ remake, which looks … not that good, ‘Home Sweet Home Alone is out! ⸂⸂⸜(രᴗര๑)⸝⸃⸃ I know it’s gonna be terrible but I kinda wanna watch it anyway! Also, after a month and a bit of bein...
  • ‘No Time To Die’ Subverts the Bond Girl Trope
    13 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    ‘No Time To Die’ presents women as equally capable agents who Bond teams up with, a far cry from the franchise’s sexualised and problematic past. It’s a welcome and progressive move in the franchise’s...
  • Tarantino is Selling NFTs
    08 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Happy Monday friends! ꒰(・‿・)꒱ Subscribe now 🍿 What’s Shaking 🍿 🍿‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ has a new poster!!! As you can tell I am very excited!!! Still no clues on whether Tobey and Andrew will ma...
  • 'Eternals' is Ambitious, Gorgeous and Very Long
    05 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    Chloe Zhao’s ‘Eternals’ is a change of pace for the MCU, slower yet more intimate and with a lot of emotional resonance. It’s not as formulaic as its predecessors and is beautifully shot and considere...
  • Working with George Miller is like "Going to University"
    01 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    🍿 What’s Shaking 🍿 🍿 ‘Here Out West’ is set to open this year’s Sydney Film Festival on Nov. 3. It’s an anthology film that follows eight interconnected stories after a baby is stolen from a hospit...
  • Ridley Scott's Medieval #MeToo
    28 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Now that movies are open in Sydney we are going (semi) regularly again which has been super nice 🥰. Last weekend we saw Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’. In summary, it’s 1386 France and the noble lady...
  • When a Man in a Trench Coat Hands a Marvel Script Over In a Manila Envelope
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    ┬┴┬┴┤ʕ•ᴥ├┬┴┬┴ 🍿 What’s Shaking 🍿 🍿 Princess Pictures has withdrawn from an anthology series it was developing with SBS, which was set to focus on stories from the migrant community. The production ...
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