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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Sports • Lords of Dogtown

Lords of Dogtown

May 19, 2022

We continue our Sports series, in which we’re looking at four films about sports directed by women, with Catherine Hardwicke’s sophomore effort from 2005, ‘Lords of Dogtown.’ Is it more than a biopic? Can we identify with the protagonists? And how’s the skateboarding?

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

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 • 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 • Thirteen (2003) D: Catherine Hardwicke

Thirteen

April 14, 2022

We continue moving through our Coming of Age Debuts series with 2003’s film ‘Thirteen’ by Catherine Hardwicke. It’s a tough look into life as a thirteen-year-old girl when you start hanging out with the wrong crowd. 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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Retake: Journalists

February 13, 2022

It was a short series and didn’t really have films that dealt with journalism so much as have characters who are journalists, but it was still an interesting series. We talked about Boat People, Merrily We Go to Hell, The Weight of Water, and Between the Lines. So what did we think of the series overall? Tune in to find out!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Journalists • The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water

February 3, 2022

We continue our Journalists series with a dip back into Kathryn Bigelow’s body of work. This time, it’s her 2002 film ‘The Weight of Water.’ It didn’t get much praise on its initial release. What did we think of it? Tune in!

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Identity

July 1, 2021

We totally buy into the twists in the film, but why do so many other people have problems with them? In a cast of great actors, which do we have issues with (if any)? And what do we think of James Mangold as a director? Is there anything that stands out as Mangolden techniques we see here? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Memento

June 24, 2021

How great are Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano in “Memento?” Does the simultaneous forward and backward telling of the story work for us or does it feel like a stunt? Why did Nolan and his brother Jonathan push for this to be in the Original Screenplay category at the Oscars? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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