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: Coming of Age Debuts • 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 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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Lake Placid

November 12, 2020

What works better, Stan Winston’s creature effects or the actors performing David E. Kelley’s lines? How does Steve Miner handle the creature feature genre? And how great is Betty White in seriously everything? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

December 6, 2018

Does the pairing of Brosnan and Russo match the chemistry of McQueen and Dunaway in the original? How does the heist hold up? And what’s cooler – dune buggie or glider? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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The Matrix

April 25, 2014

People often talk about the great movie year of 1999, and one of the great films that came out that year is ‘The Matrix,’ the film that made bullet-time a filmmaking standard and stunt wire work almost an expectation in action films. But it’s a great film because of its script, written by Lana née Larry and Lilly née Andy Wachowski, who went on to co-direct it as well. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we delve into our next Listener’s Choice movie selection with ‘The Matrix.’

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Fight Club

February 16, 2012

Is it just an anarchic, pugilistic sensation or is Fincher really working at tapping into a dark zeitgeist affecting the average person at the turn of the century? This week, we hit David Fincher’s film “Fight Club.”

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Being John Malkovich

December 9, 2011

Many people consider 1999 to be one of the great years in cinema. Countless great movies released that year, and one of those was Spike Jonze’s fantasy comedy about a man who discovers a portal into John Malkovich’s head and the two women in his life.

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