1990

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Gremlins • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch • Member Bonus

October 31, 2022

We return to the world of Gizmo and the Mogwai with our October 2022 member bonus episode discussing Joe Dante’s wacky 1990 movie, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. It’s a crazy sequel. Does that make it better or worse? Certainly a lot to discuss!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Back to the Future • Retake

Retake: The Back to the Future Trilogy

September 18, 2022

Our Back to the Future series is over. We’ve covered all three parts of the franchise. So what did we think of them? Why does the first hold up so much better than the other two? How would we rank them? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Back to the Future Trilogy • Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

September 15, 2022

We wrap up our return to the Back to the Future trilogy with Robert Zemeckis’ finale from 1990: BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III. What do we think of the western direction they took? Does it hold up better than the second film? And why do all of their relatives look exactly the same? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Couples on the Run • Member Bonus Episode • Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart • Member Bonus

March 31, 2022

It’s our March member bonus episode! We return to our ‘Couples on the Run’ series from 2013 with David Lynch’s 1990 Palm D’Or winner ‘Wild at Heart.’ Is it too much Lynch craziness or just enough? Are Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern too over the top? Do they even come near the craziness of Diane Ladd? We dig in and may not agree but have a great conversation about it so tune in!

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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 • Awakenings

Awakenings

March 3, 2022

We continue exploring the films of John Heard with our current series. In this episode, we look at the second of two films he did directed by Penny Marshall. He’s a supporting character and delivers well opposite Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. It’s the 1990 film ‘Awakenings’ based on Dr. Oliver Sacks’ 1973 book. Tune in!

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Retake: Ann Hui

January 23, 2022

Our series looking at four films from writer/director Ann Hui has come to an end. We’ve watched and discussed ‘A Simple Life,’ ‘Song of the Exile,’ ‘Our Time Will Come,’ and ‘Boat People.’ What did we think of the films? Are we connecting with Hui as a storyteller? Tune in for our Retake episode looking back at this series as a whole.

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Holiday • Member Bonus • Jacob's Ladder d: Adrian Lyne (1990)

Jacob’s Ladder • Member Bonus

December 31, 2021

What a holiday treat! Andy & Pete have this special bonus episode to give to you, our dear members, as a holiday bonus episode, on top of our December member bonus! What givers! So tune in to this episode about Adrian Lyne’s 1990 psychological horror film ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ and enjoy! And happy holidays from all of us.

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Ann Hui • Song of the Exile (1990)

Song of the Exile

December 23, 2021

We continue exploring the films of Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui with her 1990 film ‘Song of the Exile’ starring Maggie Cheung and Lu Hsiao-fen. It’s a mother/daughter story that explores family history, family secrets, and finding connections, but does it work for us? Tune in to this episode to find out!

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The Russia House • Member Bonus

November 20, 2020

How do Michelle Pfeiffer and the late Sean Connery do in this film? Is the Le Carré spy stuff too complicated? Who do those Russian locations look so… real? Tune in to this show and get answers to these questions and more!

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