Storyboard and Concept Artist Anson Jew on The Reflecting Skin

Movies We Like • The Reflecting Skin • Anson Jew

Storyboard and concept artist Anson Jew joins us to talk about Philip Ridley’s 1990 film “The Reflecting Skin.” It’s a visually stunning, haunting film that’s been called Lynchian. That certainly fits! It’s a great film that gives us plenty to discuss. We also talk with Jew about his career and how he ended up where he did. Check it out then tune in!

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Slumber Party Massacre III

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Slumber Party Massacre • Slumber Party Massacre III

We wrap up our Slumber Party Massacre series with a conversation about Sally Mattison’s 1990 film ‘Slumber Party Massacre III.’ Why is this one completely disconnected from the story following the first two? Or are we meant to find a connection simply because some names are the same? Where’s the feminist angle? And why is this one harder to track down? Tune in for a fun conversation about the end of this trilogy.

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch • Member Bonus

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Gremlins • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

We return to the world of Gizmo and the Mogwai with our October 2022 member bonus episode discussing Joe Dante’s wacky 1990 movie, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. It’s a crazy sequel. Does that make it better or worse? Certainly a lot to discuss!

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Back to the Future Part III

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Back to the Future Trilogy • Back to the Future Part III

We wrap up our return to the Back to the Future trilogy with Robert Zemeckis’ finale from 1990: BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III. What do we think of the western direction they took? Does it hold up better than the second film? And why do all of their relatives look exactly the same? Tune in!

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Hiatus • Captain America (1990)

Marvel Movie Minute hiatus: Captain America ( 1990)

It’s another hiatus episode! While we’re sorting out plans for our Captain America: The First Avenger season, we’re taking a beat to look at the 1990 attempt at a movie about Cap. It’s ‘Captain America’ starring Matt Salinger and directed by Albert Pyun.

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Wild at Heart • Member Bonus

The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Couples on the Run • Member Bonus Episode • Wild at Heart

It’s our March member bonus episode! We return to our ‘Couples on the Run’ series from 2013 with David Lynch’s 1990 Palm D’Or winner ‘Wild at Heart.’ Is it too much Lynch craziness or just enough? Are Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern too over the top? Do they even come near the craziness of Diane Ladd? We dig in and may not agree but have a great conversation about it so tune in!

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Awakenings

The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: John Heard • Awakenings

We continue exploring the films of John Heard with our current series. In this episode, we look at the second of two films he did directed by Penny Marshall. He’s a supporting character and delivers well opposite Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. It’s the 1990 film ‘Awakenings’ based on Dr. Oliver Sacks’ 1973 book. Tune in!

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Jacob’s Ladder • Member Bonus

The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Holiday • Member Bonus • Jacob's Ladder d: Adrian Lyne (1990)

What a holiday treat! Andy & Pete have this special bonus episode to give to you, our dear members, as a holiday bonus episode, on top of our December member bonus! What givers! So tune in to this episode about Adrian Lyne’s 1990 psychological horror film ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and enjoy! And happy holidays from all of us.

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Song of the Exile

The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Ann Hui • Song of the Exile (1990)

We continue exploring the films of Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui with her 1990 film ‘Song of the Exile’ starring Maggie Cheung and Lu Hsiao-fen. It’s a mother/daughter story that explores family history, family secrets, and finding connections, but does it work for us? Tune in to this episode to find out!

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The Russia House • Member Bonus

How do Michelle Pfeiffer and the late Sean Connery do in this film? Is the Le Carré spy stuff too complicated? Who do those Russian locations look so… real? Tune in to this show and get answers to these questions and more!

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