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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Sports • Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

May 26, 2022

We wrap up our Sports series with Mira Nair’s 2016 film ‘Queen of Katwe.’ We return to Nair after talking about ‘Salaam Bombay!’ in our Coming of Age Debuts series. How does this one compare? How does it fit in the world of sports? And does it reach farther than most biopics?

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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 • Booksmart (2019) d: Olivia Wilde

Booksmart

April 28, 2022

We come to the end of our Coming of Age Debuts series with Olivia Wilde’s fantastic 2019 film ‘Booksmart.’ We have such a great time with this movie. Tune in to hear us talk about the film and what makes a coming of age film a coming of age film.

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age Debuts • The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) d: Marielle Heller

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

April 21, 2022

In this episode, we continue our Coming of Age Debuts series looking at Marielle Heller’s first feature – ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ from 2015. It’s an assured film with a well-defined point of view. It may not be for everyone, but we love it. Tune in!

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Retake: Ann Hui

January 23, 2022

Our series looking at four films from writer/director Ann Hui has come to an end. We’ve watched and discussed ‘A Simple Life,’ ‘Song of the Exile,’ ‘Our Time Will Come,’ and ‘Boat People.’ What did we think of the films? Are we connecting with Hui as a storyteller? Tune in for our Retake episode looking back at this series as a whole.

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Ann Hui • Our Time Will Come

Our Time Will Come

December 30, 2021

We’re continuing our series on Hong Kong New Wave director Ann Hui. In this episode, we discuss her 2017 war drama ‘Our Time Will Come.’ How historical is it? What do we think of the documentary framing device? And what do we think overall? Tune in to find out!

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Retake: 10 Year Anniversaries

December 19, 2021

This series is over. We’ve covered 17 Girls, The Future, Hard Labor, Dimensions, Pariah, Tomboy, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Where Do We Go Now?, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, A Simple Life, and Arthur Christmas. So what did we think of these films that, like this podcast, are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversaries? And how have they held up over this past decade?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniveraries • Sarah Smith's 2011 film Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas • The Next Reel

December 16, 2021

We close out our 10-part 10 Year Anniversary series – all in part of celebrating our 10 years of podcasting – with a holiday treat. We’re looking at Sarah Smith’s 2011 film ‘Arthur Christmas.’ It’s an absolute delight of a film with a voice cast that brings their A-game headed by James McAvoy. Will this turn into your own annual treat? Check it out this holiday season then tune in!

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The Next Reel Film Podcast • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries, Ann Hui • A Simple Life

A Simple Life

December 9, 2021

Andy and Pete continue our 10 Year Anniversaries series with an episode that’s a crossover with our next series – a look at director Ann Hui. We’re looking at her 2011 film ‘A Simple Life,’ starring Andy Lau and Deannie Ip. It’s a touching and quiet film about a maid and the young man who’s family she’s been working for nearly 60 years, and how their relationship evolves when she decides to retire to an old folks’ home. The pace may not be for everyone, but we were both really touched by the film. Tune in to hear our conversation!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara • D: Zoya Akhtar, 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara • The Next Reel

December 2, 2021

Pete and Andy hit the road with Kamir, Imraan, and Arjun on this week’s show as we continue our 10 Year Anniversaries series with Zoya Akhtar’s delightful film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.’ It’s a road movie following three guys on an adventure vacation/bachelor party, and while it sounds a bit like ‘The Hangover,’ it’s anything but. We had a great time with it! Check it out then tune in!

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