The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Sports • Retake

Retake: Sports

May 29, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered ‘Love and Basketball,’ ‘Girlfight,’ ‘Lords of Dogtown,’ and ‘Queen of Katwe.’ So what did we think of these four films, what they say about sports, and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Sports • Girlfight


May 12, 2022

We continue our season of all films directed by women and our series focused on Sports films with Karyn Kusama’s 2000 debut film ‘Girlfight,’ starring Michelle Rodriguez, also in her debut performance. It’s a solid film and well-worth talking about. Check it out then tune in to this episode!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Sports • Love & Basketball (d: Gina Prince-Bythewood) 2000

Love & Basketball

May 5, 2022

It’s time for our next series! We’re kicking off our Sports series with Gina Prince-Bythewood’s 2000 film ‘Love & Basketball.’ This is an incredible film and an easy one to love and talk about. Definitely check it out then tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age Debuts • The Virgin Suicides, d: Sofia Coppola (2000)

The Virgin Suicides

April 7, 2022

Our ‘Coming of Age Debuts’ series continues! This week, we’re taking on Sofia Coppola and her debut feature film ‘The Virgin Suicides.’ It’s a hallucinatory, haunting film about memory and growing up. We had a great time revisiting it and have a great conversation about it, so check it out then tune in!

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American Psycho

April 15, 2021

Is this a case where the book and film stand as separate but equal entities? How great (and frightening) is Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman? Why didn’t this film get more awards notice? And who is this mysterious Davis anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

September 17, 2020

How well does this movie hold up on its 20th anniversary? How is the wuxia wirework captured so beautifully here still rippling through films made today? Should any of the actors here have been nominated for Oscars? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Next Friday

July 30, 2020

When Ice Cube started up his own production company it made sense to leverage the first film he wrote to make a sequel. After all, most sequels are guaranteed to earn back a part of what their predecessors made. But without Chris Tucker and DJ Pooh, how does Cube handle taking Craig to the suburbs? Join us as we continue our series looking at the Friday franchise with Steve Carr’s 2000 film ‘Next Friday’.

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March 19, 2020

Does this feel like Spike Lee at his most Lee-ish? How effective is the satire in this film? Does Damon Wayans take his performance too far? Tune in to this week’s show for these answers and more.

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Nine Queens

November 2, 2017

Ricardo Darín was pretty much born into acting. Coming from a pair of actor parents, he started on Argentine television when he was just a boy and grew up in the industry, finding lots of success in TV, film, and theatre. But it was his role as con artist Marcos in Fabián Bielinsky’s film Nueve Reinas — or Nine Queens — that really cemented his role as one of Argentina’s key leading men. Join us as we kick off a new series celebrating the work of the fantastic Ricardo Darín starting with Bielinsky’s 2000 film Nine Queens. 

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The Dish

October 6, 2016

Every story has many facets, but often the big story hides some of the smaller facets. The Australian film The Dish is a perfect example of this. The big story? Apollo 11’s successful mission to the moon. The small story? The Australians working at Parkes Observatory – a radio telescope in the middle of a sheep paddock – that was critical to the success of the mission and was our link to the footage we’ve all seen of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the surface of the moon. 

Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we kick off our “It’s Real Life, Jack” series with Rob Sitch’s 2000 film The Dish.

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