Screener Squad: The Glorias

The Glorias Movie Review


Gloria Steinem may be in her 80s but she’s still the most famous and active feminist this country has ever known. But how exactly did she become Gloria Steinem? Well, that’s the question every fanboy has been dying to find out the answer to; that and of course the notion of what traveling on a never ending cross-country bus journey with her would be like. (Editor: I’d be interested in finding out more about what those fan-conventions are like). Fortunately, director Julie Taymor has recruited a pair of Oscar-winning actresses (and two more besides them) to answer these questions by. Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, Lulu Wilson, and Ryan Kira Armstrong play Steinem at different points of her life with the likes of Janelle Monáe, Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint and Bette Midler along for the ride. Find out what Frank, Marco and Harmoni thought about this retelling of Steinem’s journey from small-town girl, to revolutionary journalist, to the face of the women’s movement in the 1970s.

**This review is available in a longer, uncut, video version for TIME LORD subscribers and above right here**


DIRECTED BY: Julie Taymor

STARRING: Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, Ryan Kira Armstrong, Bette Midler, Janelle Monáe, Timothy Hutton, Lorraine Toussaint, Enid Graham, Kimberly Guerrero, Monica Sanchez, Margo Moorer, Jay Huguley




Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.


Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.




Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)

Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!



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