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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Raid Films • Retake

Retake: The Raid Films

November 13, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered The Raid and The Raid 2. So what did we think of the pair of Gareth Evans’ action films? How’s the level of violence? What about the story? And have we picked up any silat yet? 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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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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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • Nadine Labaki's 2011 film 'Where Do We Go Now?'

Where Do We Go Now? • The Next Reel

November 25, 2021

We continue our 10 Year Anniversaries series with Nadine Labaki’s 2011 film ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ Labaki uses a touch of magical realism and musical elements to weave a tale of an isolated village where the woman try to keep the men from going to war with one another. We had a great time with this movie, which surprised both of us with its tone that balances comedy and drama well. It’s a fun conversation too! Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin

November 18, 2021

We’re talking about Lynne Ramsay’s 2011 film ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ as the 6th film in our 10 Year Anniversaries series, part of our own anniversary celebration. This film is a tough one to watch but incredibly well put together and a powerful journey. We’re big fans. Tune in to hear what we have to say!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • Céline Sciamma's 'Tomboy'

Tomboy

November 11, 2021

We continue our 10 Year Anniversary series with Céline Sciamma’s 2011 film ‘Tomboy.’ We both really connected to the film and found it to be a powerful experience. Tune in to check it out!

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • Pariah

Pariah

November 4, 2021

We continue our 10 Year Anniversary series with Dee Rees’ 2011 film ‘Pariah.’ It was quite the breakout hit for her 10 years ago. How does it hold up today? And how has Dee used it to get her career off the ground? Tune in to hear our conversation about it!

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