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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 90s Comedies • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

June 16, 2022

We kick off our 90s Comedies series with Fran Rubel Kuzui’s 1992 comedy horror ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ Is it the film we remembered it to be? How does it hold up to the series and everything else in the Buffyverse?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age • Retake

Retake: Coming of Age Debuts

May 1, 2022

Our Coming of Age Debuts series is over. We’ve covered Salaam Bombay!, Slums of Beverly Hills, Ratcatcher, The Virgin Suicides, Thirteen, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Booksmart. So what did we think of these films and what they brought to the table?

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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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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age Debuts • Ratcatcher

Ratcatcher

March 31, 2022

We continue our Coming of Age Debuts series with Lynne Ramsay’s 1999 film ‘Ratcatcher.’ How does she do right out of the gate? We loved ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin.’ Do we see hints at what Ramsay does there in this earlier film? And what does this film say about coming of age in Glasgow 1973? Tune in to find out!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age Debuts • Slums of Beverly Hills

Slums of Beverly Hills

March 24, 2022

We continue our Coming of Age Debuts series with Tamara Jenkins’ first film, 1998’s ‘Slums of Beverly Hills.’ This film feels like a solid representation of what ‘coming of age’ means. How does the film work for us? Does the comedy hold up? And Jenkins’ direction? Tune in to find out!

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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 • Rambling Rose, d: Martha Coolidge (1991)

Rambling Rose

March 10, 2022

We wrap up our John Heard series with a film he’s hardly in. It’s Martha Coolidge’s 1991 Depression coming of age story ‘Rambling Rose,’ which stars Laura Dern and her mother Diane Ladd! Tune in.

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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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