Thursday Matinee

Sydney Bollinger
A weekly newsletter about film, TV, and whatever else is on your screen.
Created 06 Jul 2021
  • no. 9: The Female Gaze in Horror Films
    04 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    Was this supposed to be released on October 28th? Yes. Is it now November 4th? Also yes. October was a busy, busy month y’all, so I’m doing what I can! Still, I hope you enjoy this (forever timely) is...
  • no. 8: Cult Horror and Queer Audiences
    26 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Lately when people ask me my “taste” in film, I tell them anything from hot garbage to the critically acclaimed. I like a specific type of hot garbage, though—cult horror films from the 80s. For some ...
  • no. 7: Anna Biller’s The Love Witch: Medieval Witchery in the Modern Day
    14 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    This week’s watchalong is all about Witches and Demons, so naturally I had to dive into The Love Witch, which is one of the best films I have seen! The Love Witch plays with audience perception of tim...
  • no. 6: James Whale, Queerness, and Horror
    12 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Okay, so this is late, but that means you get two matinees in one week! One on Tuesday and one on Thursday! October is a busy, busy month on our end, so we’re doing our best to stay on schedule. Enjoy...
  • no. 5: 31 Days of Spooktober
    30 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    A Horrific History The Babadook may be the first film that truly scared me. Only one more sleep until our month-long celebration of everything horror. October has always been my favorite month—my birt...
  • no. 4: Nancy Drew is TV's Best Kept Secret
    23 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann, far right) wears a black beanie whenever breaking-and-entering Nancy Drew may be one of the best spooky shows on television right now. Actually, I’ll say it is the best spo...
  • Full Interview with What's New Nancy Drew
    23 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    . I had such a wonderful conversation with What’s New Nancy Drew, it was hard to cut anything out! In lieu of the world’s longest issue of Thursday Matinee, enjoy the entire spoiler-heavy chat I had w...
  • no. 3: Kirsten Dunst portrays complicated femininity—and we should thank her for it
    02 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    My Introduction to Kirsten Dunst The first time I saw Kirsten Dunst on screen it was only incidental. I was 7 years old and playing at my friend’s house in the living room where her older brothers wer...
  • no. 2: The Magical Allure of a Bildungsroman
    19 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    There’s a special flavor of nostalgia that I’m after whenever I watch Perks of Being a Wallflower. Something about it feels so familiar—and not just because I may or may not have watched it once a mon...
  • no. 1: Cinematic Beginnings
    05 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    What is Thursday Matinee? Thursday Matinee is your soon-to-be favorite newsletter about film, TV, and whatever is on your screen. Fortnightly on Thursday afternoon, I'll send some ramblings about scre...
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