The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • The Future D: Miranda July

The Future

October 21, 2021

We’re continuing our 10th anniversary celebration series with Miranda July’s 2011 film ‘The Future’. It’s quirky and charming and has a lot to say about life and how we live it. But it doesn’t seem to land with everyone. How does it work for us? Tune in to find out!

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The Next Reel film podcast • 10 Year Anniversaries series • 17 Filles / 17 Girls

17 Girls / 17 Filles

October 14, 2021

We’re kicking off the celebration for our own 10th anniversary later this year with a series about films also celebrating their 10th anniversaries! In this episode, we start our Tenth Anniversary series with Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s 2011 film ‘17 Filles’, aka ‘17 Girls’. It’s about 17 teenage girls all deciding to get pregnant together. In a way, it’s a frightening continuation of our last ‘Horror Debuts’ series.

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The Lure, 2015, directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska, the 5th of 6 in our Horror Debuts series

The Lure

September 30, 2021

We’re talking about the fifth film in our Horror Debuts series – Agnieszka Smoczynska’s 2015 film ‘The Lure.’ It’s a bit of a genre mashup – horror, musical, fairytale – and certainly worth talking about.

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The Babadook • The Next Reel • 2014 directed by Jennifer Kent, 4th of 6 in our Horror Debuts series

The Babadook

September 23, 2021

The fourth of six in our Horror Debuts series. So many people love Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Babadook,’ but does it deliver? Or is it wearing its metaphor too firmly on its sleeve? We tackle Mister Babadook – including a discussion about his LGBTQ+ explosion in memes and interweb posts – in this episode.

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The Next Reel • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night • 2014, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, 2nd in the Horror Debuts series

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night • The Next Reel

September 16, 2021

The third of six in our Horror Debuts series. People call Ana Lily Amirpour’s film ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ an Iranian Feminist Vampire Spaghetti Western Movie. But is it horror? We dig into this movie on the show this week!

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The Next Reel continues their Horror Debut series with Veronika Franz's and Severin Fiala's 2014 film Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

September 9, 2021

The second of six in our Horror Debuts series. Aunt/Nephew writer/director pair Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala tackle twins, possible doppelgängers, and family grief in this slow build of a horror film. It’s incredibly well-crafted but how does the story work for us. Tune in to find out!

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The Endless

July 7, 2021

Tommy joins JJ and Steve in a discussion of The Endless, the story of two brothers that have escaped from a weird death cult. Is it a cult, or just a commune of people that like being off the grid? Is this a horror film or a sci-fi film? Can it be both?

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Please Stand By

June 23, 2021

When is a film that has scenes with Kirk and Spock not a Star Trek movie? Well . . . when it’s a film about a young woman writing an epic screenplay for a Star Trek contest.

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Sword of Trust

June 17, 2021

How does director Lynn Shelton do with her return to indie comedy? What do Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, and Jillian Bell bring to the table as the central performers in the film? As her final film before she passed away sadly in 2020, how does this film fit into her filmography and will we be returning to talk about more of her films? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Outside In

June 10, 2021

Lynn Shelton returns to team Duplass, this time with Jay. How well do they do as co-writers? Why weren’t people talking about Edie Falco and her performance in this film more? We also love Kaitlyn Dever who clearly shows she’s incredibly talented. And how does Shelton do with a straightforward drama? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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