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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Star Wars • Retake

Retake: The Original Star Wars Trilogy • Member Bonus

August 14, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered the despecialized editions of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. So what did we think of the original Star Wars trilogy and what George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 4 • Series: The Speakeasy • A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence — Tami Reiker

August 9, 2022

Award-winning cinematographer Tami Reiker joins us in the Speakeasy today to talk about one of her favorite films, John Cassavetes’ 1974 film ‘A Woman Under the Influence’, as well as the new Apple TV+ show she worked on called ‘Surface.’

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Star Wars • Star Wars (1977)

Star Wars

July 28, 2022

We kick off our 12th season with a big one, starting our conversations about the original Star Wars trilogy. In this episode, we’re looking at where it all started – George Lucas’ 1977 film ‘Star Wars.’

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Marvel Movie Minute • Hiatus • Captain America (1979)

Hiatus • Captain America (1979)

May 23, 2022

We’re back with another hiatus episode. Captain America: The First Avenger is still on its way, but in the interim, we decided to take another dip into historical Cap. We jump back to the TV movie ‘Captain America’ from 1979. It’s a doozy.

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Retake: John Heard

Retake: John Heard

March 13, 2022

We covered five films in our John Heard series, the first of which was also a part of our previous Journalists series. We included every film John Heard performed in that was directed by a woman. What did we think of the five films? Tune in to find out!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: John Heard • D: Joan Micklin Silver 1979

Chilly Scenes of Winter

February 17, 2022

We continue our journey through our John Heard series with his second-of-two films with Joan Micklin Silver, 1979’s ‘Chilly Scenes of Winter.’ It’s fair to say this worked really well for us. It’s worth seeking out so do so then tune in!

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Retake: Journalists

February 13, 2022

It was a short series and didn’t really have films that dealt with journalism so much as have characters who are journalists, but it was still an interesting series. We talked about Boat People, Merrily We Go to Hell, The Weight of Water, and Between the Lines. So what did we think of the series overall? Tune in to find out!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Journalists / John Heard • Between the Lines (1977)

Between the Lines

February 10, 2022

We wrap up our Journalist series and kick off our John Heard series with Joan Micklin Silver’s 1977 story about the lives of people working at an alternative newspaper as it’s bought by a corporate entity – ‘Between the Lines.’ Great film. Check it out and tune in!

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Retake: Horror Debuts

October 18, 2021

This series is over. We’ve covered Messiah of Evil, Goodnight Mommy, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Babadook, The Lure, Saint Maud, and Relic. So what did we think of these horror debuts? And what did we think about their directors?

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The Next Reel kicks off their new series Horror Debuts with Willard Huyck's and Gloria Katz's 1973 film Messiah of Evil

Messiah of Evil

September 2, 2021

The first of six in our Horror Debuts series. Before ‘American Graffiti,’ before ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,’ before ‘Howard the Duck,’ there was ‘Messiah of Evil.’ We talk about where husband and wife team Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck got their start.

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