John Wick

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: John Wick • John Wick

We dig into the mysterious world of assassins, stunts, and neon as we start our John Wick series. Today, we’re talking about where it all started: Chad Stahelski’s (and David Leitch’s) 2014 film JOHN WICK. Is it more than just the fantastic stunt work? How does the emotional throughline work? What about the cast? And how great is the Continental as part of the amazing world-building? Tune in!

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The Raid 2

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Raid Films • The Raid 2

We wrap up our look at Gareth Evans’ series of Indonesian action films with a conversation about ‘The Raid 2: Berandal.’ It’s intense, it’s epic, it’s bloody, it’s operatic. We have a great time chatting about it.

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Paddington • Paddington (2014)

We voyage from darkest Peru to London with one of our favorite bears, Paddington. In this episode, we kick off our exploration of the ‘Paddington’ films with Paul King’s 2014 ‘Paddington.’ It’s a sheer delight and yes, we brought our marmalade sandwiches.

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The Babadook

The Babadook • The Next Reel • 2014 directed by Jennifer Kent, 4th of 6 in our Horror Debuts series

The fourth of six in our Horror Debuts series. So many people love Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Babadook,’ but does it deliver? Or is it wearing its metaphor too firmly on its sleeve? We tackle Mister Babadook – including a discussion about his LGBTQ+ explosion in memes and interweb posts – in this episode.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The Next Reel • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night • 2014, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, 2nd in the Horror Debuts series

The third of six in our Horror Debuts series. People call Ana Lily Amirpour’s film ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ an Iranian Feminist Vampire Spaghetti Western Movie. But is it horror? We dig into this movie on the show this week!

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Goodnight Mommy

The Next Reel continues their Horror Debut series with Veronika Franz's and Severin Fiala's 2014 film Goodnight Mommy

The second of six in our Horror Debuts series. Aunt/Nephew writer/director pair Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala tackle twins, possible doppelgängers, and family grief in this slow build of a horror film. It’s incredibly well-crafted but how does the story work for us. Tune in to find out!

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Does “Laggies” work as director Lynn Shelton’s chance to tell bigger budget comedy dramas? How charming are Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell? And what’s up with the title “Laggies.” What does it mean anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Gone Girl • Member Bonus

Why do these unlikeable characters draw us in so strongly? Why did David Fincher and his editor change their entire post-production strategy? How strongly does Rosamund Pike work as the role of Amy? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

JJ and Steve finish the first half of 2020 with a film and its remake. This pairing starts with 2014’s The Kindergarten Teacher from Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid. There is a lot to discuss and analyze in this film. Is it an allegory? Is it a poem? They both agree that this film is a visual treat.

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Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we conclude our time travel series with the Spierig brothers’ 2014 film Predestination. 

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