Meet the Filles

EMILY 
Co-editor & Critic

Films I love: Donnie Darko, Boogie Nights, Inglourious Basterds, Beetlejuice, The Royal Tenenbaums, Halloween, The Breakfast Club, E.T.

Films I hate: Avatar, Crash, Napoleon Dynamite

I’ll watch anything by: Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton

Dream cast: Winona Ryder playing Winona Ryder playing Winona Ryder.

Favourite (non-existent) sections of the video store: Early 80s Coming-Of-Age Dramedy, Late 90s Pseudo-Slasher, Southern Fried Feminism

Cinematic moment I secretly want to recreate: Romy, Michelle and Sandy Frink’s interpretative dance to “Time After Time” from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Obviously.

Notable quote-able: “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.”

Read Emily’s posts and follow @emilygagne on Twitter.

MICHELLE
Co-editor & Critic

Films I love: Moulin Rouge!, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are DeadInglourious BasterdsPan’s LabyrinthPontypoolBowfinger

Films I hate: The Harry Potter series

I’ll watch anything by: The Coen brothers, Bruce McDonald, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, Baz Luhrmann

Dream cast: Cillian Murphy, Elle Fanning, Heath Ledger, Jessica Lange, Woody Harrelson, Giovanni Ribisi, Naomi Watts, and Angela Bettis, with a Christopher Walken cameo and a Gene Kelly dance number

Favourite (non-existent) section of the video store: Melodramatic Tragedy

Cinematic moment I secretly want to recreate: Shooting Hitler in the face in Inglourious Basterds

Notable quote-able: “Nobody sits like this rock sits. You rock, rock. The rock just sits and is. You show us how to sit here and that’s what we need.”

Read Michelle’s posts and follow @michellemedford on Twitter.

ASHLEY
Associate Editor & Critic

Films I love: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Stranger Than Fiction, Clueless, The Beach, The Godfather, Tommy Boy, Up, I Love You Man, Fight Club, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal

Films I hate: The Twilight series, Talladega Nights, Zoolander

I’ll watch anything by: Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton

Dream cast: Matt Damon, Steve Buscemi, Steve Martin, Jason Segel, Tom Hanks, Reese Witherspoon, Will Ferrell

Favourite (non-existent) sections of the video store: At this point, I’ll take just a revival of the video store (but, there really should be a “Matt Damon and his cronies” section)

Cinematic moment I secretly want to recreate: Dancing and chanting with Betty White in the forest while Sandra Bullock raps “Get Low” by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz in The Proposal (that’s a no-brainer).

Notable quote-able: “Odd as it may seem, I’ve just ruled out half of Greek literature, seven fairy tales, ten Chinese fables, and determined conclusively that you are not King Hamlet, Scout Finch, Miss Marple, Frankenstein’s Monster, or a golem. Aren’t you relieved to know you’re not a golem?”

Read Ashley’s posts and follow @AshKowalewski on Twitter.

ERIN
Associate Editor & Critic

Films I love: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The King’s Speech, A Beautiful Mind, Django Unchained, 21 Jump Street, Inglorious Basterds

Films I hate: Star Wars (every last one), Indiana Jones (every last one), Forrest Gump

I’ll watch anything by: Quentin Tarantino, Coen brothers

Dream cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Spacey, Jessica Lange and (somewhat embarrassingly after Les Miserables [2012]) Russell Crowe

Favourite (non-existent) sections of the video store: Perfect recommendations for Erin Torrance (I’m a terrible decision maker)

Cinematic moment I secretly want to recreate: The inner high-school chemistry nerd in me is really jealous of AP Chemistry’s poetry assignment: “One particle of unobtainium has a nuclear reaction with the flux capacitor, carry the two, changing its atomic isotope into a radioactive spider.”

Notable quote-able: “I don’t know if you’re aware of this, Josephine, but African parrots, in their native home of the Congo, they speak only French… You’re lucky to get four words out of them in English, but if you were to walk through the jungle, you’d hear them speaking the most elaborate French. Those parrots talk about everything. Politics, movies, fashion. Everything but religion.”

Read Erin’s posts and follow @et_etcetera on Twitter.

JENNA
Critic

Films I love: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Fargo, Being John Malkovich, Melancholia, Volver, Juno, Moonrise Kingdom

Films I hate: Anything starring Seth Rogan or Will Ferrell; the Twilight series

I’ll watch anything by: Pedro Almodovar, the Coen brothers, Alejandro Inarritu, Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen

Dream cast: Michael Fassbender, Michelle Williams, Carey Mulligan, Clive Owen, Javier Bardem, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cate Blanchett, Ryan Gosling, Paul Dano

Favourite (non-existent) section of the video store: Women Talking to Other Women About Things Other Than Men

Cinematic moment I secretly want to recreate: Pretty much any car chase scene you can think of

Notable quote-able: “And my straw reaches acroooooooooooss the room, and starts to drink your milkshake… I… drink… your… milkshake! [slurping sound] I drink it up!”

Read Jenna’s posts.

ISA
Critic

Films I love: Trainspotting, Harold and Maude, Rushmore, Fargo, REC, When Harry Met Sally, Shaun of the Dead, Rear Window, Pulp Fiction

Films I hate: Anything starring Kevin James

I’ll watch anything by: Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, the Coen brothers, and a couple posthumous: Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock

Dream cast: Gene Wilder in all the parts

Favourite (non-existent) section of the video store: 70’s Coming-of-Age Horror

Cinematic moment I secretly want to recreate: Every Wes Anderson montage

Notable quote-able: “Maybe I’m spending too much of my time starting up clubs and putting on plays. I should probably be trying harder to score chicks.”

Read Isa’s posts.

CARMELA
Critic

Films I love: Into The Wild, ZombielandThe Breakfast Club, Moonrise Kingdom, Across The Universe, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Life Is Beautiful, Baby Mama, Mean Girls, Zoolander

Films I hate: Avatar, Titanic II

I’ll watch anything by: John Hughes, Wes Anderson, Jason Reitman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Netflix

Dream cast: Natalie Portman, George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, Bryan Cranston, Tina Fey, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Steve Martin, Kristen Wiig, Bill Murray, Maya Rudolph, Paul Rudd

Favourite (non-existent) sections of the video store: Life’s Issues Are Solved By Massive All-Inclusive Cinematic Dance Parties

Cinematic moment I secretly want to recreate: Kristen Wiig’s tantrum during the wedding shower scene in Bridesmaids

Notable quote-able: “That’ll do, pig, that’ll do.”

Read Carmela’s posts and follow @carmelapharaoh on Twitter.

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