1970s

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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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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Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel

January 7, 2021

How well do the filmmakers use the location, cinematography, and music to create a tone for this film? Does the film make sense once the secrets are revealed? How well does this film work as social commentary of life under the Soviet rule in the 70s? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Piranha

October 29, 2020

Does this film work better than last week’s Tentacles? How well does Joe Dante’s trademark horror-comedy come through in this early film of his? What’s more terrifying – piranhas or octopuses – and should we really be afraid of them in real life? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Tentacles

October 22, 2020

In the realm of rip-offs, how does this one hold up? Can an animal attack movie succeed without a strong story or protagonist? Does anyone buy that John Huston and Shelley Winters are brother and sister? Tune in to the show this week to get answers to these questions and more!

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