Member Bonus

This show is made possible by the generous support of our members. As one of our bonuses, the shows of The Next Reel provide these members-only episodes which augment our current series line-up. You can view the episodes here on our site, but if you’d like to listen, visit our membership page and join. Logged in members will be able to listen on each episode page.

A Quiet Place Part II • Member Bonus Episode

June 1, 2021

How great are Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou and John Krasinski in the film? Why does Krasinski seem to be playing it safe with his storytelling here? How amazing is that opening sequence? And those creatures? And the sound design? What do we think about the impending Part III? Tune in to this episode of The Film Board to join the conversation!

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Fritz Lang's 1953 crime film noir The Big Sleep

The Big Heat • Member Bonus Episode

May 31, 2021

How about some hot coffee in the face? No? Well, Gloria Grahame sure gives it a shot here in this brutal crime noir film directed by Fritz Lang in 1953, starring Glenn Ford as a ruthless cop hellbent on stopping the local crime syndicate, no matter who dies in his way. This is our May 2021 Member Bonus Episode, voted on by you – our members. It’s a dip back into our Fritz Lang series from 2016, and a solid film to finally review.

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Dolemite Is My Name • Member Bonus

April 30, 2021

How great is Eddie Murphy in the role of Rudy Ray Moore? Where does this film land in the genre of biopics? And how much do we want to watch more of Moore’s Dolemite movies? It’s our April Member Bonus episode, so check out the movie, become a member, and tune in!

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Godzilla vs Kong • Film Board Member Bonus

April 6, 2021

Why can’t all the titans just love one another? Is there a future for the Monsterverse? And who do we favor in this epic battle? Tune in!

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Thelma & Louise • Member Bonus

March 31, 2021

Does Scott’s film work as a feminist statement or does the ending turn it anti-feminist? How great are Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in their parts? And how did they ever get cast after Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster had originally been in the roles? This is a special member bonus episode, so make sure you’re a member of the show, then tune in and enjoy it!

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League • Film Board Member Bonus

March 24, 2021

Does Snyder’s 4-hour retcon of the Whedon Cut live up to the hype? Kyle Olson leads Rob Kubasko and Pete Wright into the Unity to find out.

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The Hot Rock • Member Bonus

February 28, 2021

How well does this heist comedy work, particularly as we go through all four heists? Does Robert Redford work well in an ensemble cast? Why did this Peter Yates film fail at the box office? Tune in to this week’s member bonus episode to get answers to these questions and more!

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Breaking News in Yuba County • Film Board Member Bonus

February 15, 2021

Critics are tearing Tate Taylor’s new movie _Breaking News in Yuba County_ to pieces, but is it really that bad? And if it _is_ that bad, is there anything redeeming about it? Is this a cult film in the making or just another film to quickly forget? The Film Board convenes to talk about this new film in a member bonus episode!

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Tenet • Member Bonus

January 25, 2021

Is this film the peak of Nolan delivering all plot and technique but light on characters? If so, why is it still so engaging to watch? And the big question – can you walk someone else through it after watching it? Tune in to this special member bonus episode to get answers to these questions and more!

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Locked Down • Film Board Member Bonus

January 19, 2021

Is ‘Locked Down’ the COVID heist comedy we need right now? And is it even a heist comedy? Or more of a relationship dramedy? The Film Board convenes to break it apart to see if the whole worked as well as the sum of its parts. Tune in!

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