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The B-Movie Podcast: Badass Women Spies – Hanna


The first of two on-going series this month is all about Women in Film.  It could be genres, actresses, filmmakers, whatever we please but it will be about one thing… Badass Women.  Badass doesn’t have to tote a gun, they could just be tough as nails to take on An All-Boys Club like directing or Genre films.  In fact, every Woman is a badass in their own right…

The two films of this double feature are arguably two of the action films released in the last ten years.   To add insult to injury both films are not discussed anywhere as much as less action films… you know who you are. We begin with Lady Bird herself, Saoirse Ronan going full-time assassin in the fable Hanna.  Ronan owns the screen as a young woman trained to be a literal lethal weapon on the run from the Government that desperately wants her.  As she is separated from her father (Eric Bana) she must fight psychopaths, growing hormones, horny boys, caravanning families, and Cate Blanchett as the scariest wicked witch of the last twenty years.  Frenetically paced to an incredible score by The Chemical Brothers, this is can’t miss cinema of the highest order.

Release Year: 2011

Director(s): Joe Wright

Writer(s): Seth Lochhead, David Farr

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Barden, Aldo Maland, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Michelle Dockery, Vicky Krieps, Martin Wuttke

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