1960s

The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1965 BAFTAs Best Film From Any Source Nominees • The Train

The Train

November 16, 2023

We wrap up our conversations about the 1965 BAFTAs Best Film From Any Source Nominees with a discussion about John Frankenheimer’s brilliant film The Train. It’s got Burt Lancaster as a French train man helping keep the Nazis from stealing art from their museums near the end of WWII, and holds up exceptionally well. Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1965 BAFTAs Best Film From Any Source Nominees • The Pumpkin Eater

The Pumpkin Eater

November 9, 2023

We continue our series looking at the 1965 BAFTAs for the nominees of the Films From Any Source category, this time with a conversation about Jack Clayton’s The Pumpkin Eater. Easy to say we loved this powerful drama.

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1965 BAFTAs Best Film From Any Source Nominees • Becket

Becket

November 2, 2023

We kick off our next series looking at the 1965 BAFTA Best Film From Any Source Nominees. First up, it’s a battle between church and state, between friends, between Normans and Saxons. Plus, Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton cavorting like pros. It’s Peter Glenville’s 1964 film Becket! Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: Member Bonus 1969 Nat'l Society of Film Critics Awards Best Cinematography • The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch • Member Bonus

October 31, 2023

We wrap up our member bonus episode series looking at the three films nominated for the National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Cinematography in 1969 with a chat about Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch. It’s a brilliant film and one we’re thrilled to talk about.

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Movies We Like • Persona with Sophie Barthes

Writer/Director Sophie Barthes on Persona

October 16, 2023

Sophie Barthes, writer/director behind “Cold Souls,” “Madame Bovary,” and most recently “The Pod Generation,” joins us to tackle Bergman! We’re talking about his 1966 film “Persona,” which means we have no shortage of things to discuss. Shot construction, editing style, performances, Bergman’s personal life leading to the film – we barely scratch the surface of this fascinating film. Plus, we dig into Sophie and her films. Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1969 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Cinematography Nominees • Medium Cool • Member Bonus

Medium Cool • Member Bonus

September 30, 2023

We return to the 1969 National Society of Film Critics Awards nominee list for Best Cinematography for this month’s member bonus episode. Specifically, we’re talking about Haskell Wexler’s narrative feature directorial debut “Medium Cool.” Taking place around Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, it has a lot to say about politics, race relations, and the media. Still, that last act leaves us scratching our heads… Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1969 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Cinematography Nominees • if...

if… • Member Bonus

August 31, 2023

For this month’s member bonus episode, we’re kicking off a three-part series looking at the nominees of the 1969 National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Cinematography. First up, it’s Lindsay Anderson’s 1968 film “if…”. Fascinating film to talk about, interesting usage of both black-and-white and color cinematography. Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Fast Eddie • Member Bonus • The Hustler

The Hustler • Member Bonus

May 31, 2023

Our members voted, and for this month and next, we’re talking about ‘Fast’ Eddie Felson. We start this month with Robert Rossen’s 1961 film ‘The Hustler’ starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, and George C. Scott. It’s a brilliant film about pool and life, and definitely takes us on a dark journey. Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Ingrid Bergman • Member Bonus • Cactus Flower • D: Gene Saks

Cactus Flower • Member Bonus

February 28, 2022

For our February member bonus episode, the members voted to jump back into our Ingrid Bergman series with her 1969 comedy ‘Cactus Flower.’ Walter Matthau’s in it, and this is where Goldie Hawn made her mark and won her Oscar! We have a great time chatting about this movie so check it out and tune in!

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The Un-Tropes of Queen’s Gambit

October 29, 2020

Paul and I talk about tropes in our favorite movies and shows, using the Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit as our launch point. What makes a trope annoying or problematic, and where can they be helpful to a story, especially a superhero one? How does Queen’s Gambit both embrace and subvert tropes in ways that…

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