The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Before Trilogy • Retake • Member Bonus

Retake: The Before Trilogy • Member Bonus

October 30, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight. So what did we think of Richard Linklater’s trilogy and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Before Trilogy • Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise

October 13, 2022

We’re jumping into Richard Linkater’s world of Jesse and Céline – the Before trilogy. We kick things off exploring Vienna with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. How well does this minimalist conversational film with two Gen-Xers work for us? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 90s Comedies • Retake

Retake: 90s Comedies

July 10, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Clueless, The Last Supper, and Billy Madison. So what did we think of the films, the directors, the comedy, the stars, and what they brought to the table? Plus, Flickchart!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 90s Comedies • Billy Madison

Billy Madison

July 7, 2022

We end our 90s Comedies series and our 11th season with Tamra Davis’ comedy ‘Billy Madison.’ It was Adam Sandler’s first opportunity to carry a film, and he’s clearly found his audience. What did we think of it?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 90s Comedies • The Last Supper • D: Stacy Title (1995)

The Last Supper

June 30, 2022

Our 90s Comedies series continues with a dip into black satire. In today’s episode, we’re talking about Stacy Title’s 1995 film ‘The Last Supper.’ Is it more relevant than ever with its take on divisiveness? Or does it not work at all? Tune in to find out!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 90s Comedies • Clueless


June 23, 2022

We started this season with Amy Heckerling and we return to her in today’s episode with her 1995 loose adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma.” Join us as we talk about her film ‘Clueless,’ the second in our 90s Comedies series.

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July 23, 2020

Ice Cube’s rap career was on fire because of the work he was doing with N.W.A., but after playing Doughboy in John Singleton’s 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, he got the acting bug and wanted to do more films. Join us as we kick off our new series looking at the Friday franchise with F. Gary Gray’s 1995 film Friday.

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Die Hard With a Vengeance

January 11, 2018

When Jonathan Hensleigh’s spec script ‘Simon Says’ was bought by Twentieth Century Fox to be turned into a Die Hard sequel, he was thrilled. After all, his deal with Warner Bros. to turn it into a Lethal Weapon sequel had collapsed. What it meant, though, is finding a way to rework half of the script to make it fit something that would happen in John McClane’s world. For the most part, things work well, and with John McTiernan returning to the franchise, it’s a solid entry. But could it have been better?

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Heat — Guest Jayson Crothers

September 13, 2016

This month in the Speakeasy, cinematographer Jayson Crothers (The Ghost and The Whale, Chicago Fire) joins us to talk about one of his favorite films, Michael Mann’s epic 1995 crime drama, Heat.

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July 28, 2016

After making Das Boot, Wolfgang Peterson came to Hollywood and began a new period in his life making big spectacle films, often action thrillers. Unfortunately, that meant when it came time to make his 1995 film Outbreak – stemmed from the world’s curiosity in the Ebola outbreak in Africa paired with the release of Richard Preston’s article “Crisis in the Hot Zone” and subsequent book – the powers that be felt that it too needed to be an action thriller. True, compared to something like The Andromeda Strain, a little more action could really help a story out, but they really seemed to go the wrong direction with this film, adding in an infuriating military conspiracy subplot to really kick things up a notch. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Disease Films series with Peterson’s ‘95 film Outbreak.

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