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

Jacob’s Ladder

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: Holiday • Member Bonus • Jingle All the Way (1996)

Jingle All the Way

December 31, 2021

‘Tis the season for another member bonus episode! For December, our members voted on holiday films and landed on Brian Levant’s 1996 film ‘Jingle All the Way.’ How did it work for us then and how does it work for us now? It’s not a classic but we can certainly see why people who saw it at the right age would call it an annual favorite. Check it out and tune in for our conversation about this Schwarzenegger/Sinbad Christmas movie!

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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 Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Spike Lee • Member Bonus Episode • November 2021

Malcolm X

November 30, 2021

Our members voted on it so here it is – our conversation about Spike Lee’s 1992 film ‘Malcolm X’ for our November Member Bonus Episode! What do we think of this biopic? Tune in to find out!

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Independence Day

July 4, 2021

After 25 years, how well does Independence Day hold up? How much do we love the epic cast headed up by Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman? Do the effects work after all this time? And how about that sequel? Tune in to our July hiatus episode celebrating American Independence Day – the 4th of July – to hear answers to these questions and more.

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Naked Lunch

June 30, 2021

We love David Cronenberg, but can we fully figure out what’s happening in this film? How great is Peter Weller as the William S. Burroughs counterpart? What do we think of the fantastic effects? It’s a mindbender of a film that we’re talking about on the show as a new entry into our David Cronenberg series, but it’s for members only so make sure you sign up to get your membership so you can gain access!

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The Green Mile

May 6, 2021

How does Frank Darabont’s second Stephen King feature hold up to his first? How great are all the performances across the board here, but notably Michael Clarke Duncan? And how problematic is the film with its magical negro element? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Shawshank Redemption on The Next Reel Film Podcast

The Shawshank Redemption

April 29, 2021

Tom & Tony Bancroft from The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast join us to kick off our Stephen King à la Darabont series! Why has this film stood the test of time as well as it has? How much did Darabont change from the original source material? And how awkward is it to picture any of the other actors considered for the role after seeing the brilliance of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman? It’s one of our favorites, so tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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I Shot Andy Warhol

April 8, 2021

How strong is Lili Taylor as Valerie Solanas and why didn’t her film career take off more after this film? How much do you need to know about Andy Warhol, Candy Darling, Solanas, and everyone else from The Factory before watching this film? And do unlikeable protagonists still allow for great and rewatchable films? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Thelma & Louise • Member Bonus

March 31, 2021

Does Scott’s film work as a feminist statement or does the ending turn it anti-feminist? How great are Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in their parts? And how did they ever get cast after Michelle Pfeiffer and Jodie Foster had originally been in the roles? This is a special member bonus episode, so make sure you’re a member of the show, then tune in and enjoy it!

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