The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: 10 Year Anniversaries • Hard Labor directed by Juliana Rojas & Marco Dutra

Hard Labor

October 28, 2021

We’re looking at the second film in our Ten Year Anniversary series – Juliana Rojas’ and Marco Dutra’s 2011 film ‘Hard Labor,’ or ‘Trabalhar Cansa.’ It’s a look at the struggles of the working world in Brazil’s struggling economy, but what do we think of the horror metaphors in the film? Is it enough or does it leave the film feeling muddled? Tune in to see what we thought!

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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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In Darkness

April 30, 2020

For Agnieszka Holland’s third and final (she says) film about the Holocaust, she landed on a unique story that has shades of others before and after detailing gentiles saving Jews, but that’s set in a very unique location – the sewers below the city.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

April 16, 2020

Many consider the 1979 mini-series adaptation of John le Carré’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” to be not only the definitive le Carré adaptation but also that Alec Guinness to be the definitive George Smiley. Because of that, tackling the story again can be seen as a tricky task. Luckily, the team behind the film adaptation in 2011 found the right people, the right director, and the perfect actor to fill Guinness’ shoes.

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August 25, 2016

While working on The Informer! with Steven Soderbergh, screenwriter Scott Z. Burns was inspired by a scene with Matt Damon ranting about the germs Scott Bakula’s character left on a phone to explore the idea of a viral pandemic. From there, Contagion was born. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we conclude our disease film series with Soderbergh’s 2011 glimpse into how the world deals with a new disease outbreak.

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Who Are You?

April 26, 2016

This month we get to meet Truman, Teddy, and Rhoda, three people who, to put it simply, have issues they need to deal with. You may think you know yourself and what you are or aren’t capable of, but you’re probably wrong.

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You’re Next

August 27, 2013

Spoiler alert — the crew is as divided on “You’re Next” as we have ever been on this show. Director Adam Wingard’s home invasion horror romp has been hailed as “clever,” “deliciously twisted,” and that it “streamlines the gory stuff for something truly shocking: good characters.” So, is it really the refreshing attempt to turn the genre on it’s ear? Or is it dumb dumb stupid dumb and the sign of the fall of civilization?

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February 22, 2013

It’s spring training season again, and we’re back to discuss more baseball movies! In 2011, Bennett Miller directed Moneyball, a fascinating film — one of our favorites — that details the 2002 season of the Oakland A’s, and particularly how General Manager Billy Beane decided to use a new statistical approach nicknamed moneyball to buy players, bucking all tradition within the game. The film was a critical and commercial success, and received numerous awards and nominations including 6 Oscar nominations. This week, join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we begin this year’s baseball series with this amazing film.

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November 23, 2012

Ryan Gosling plays such a mysterious, quiet character in Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film, “Drive,” that he’s never even given a name — he’s simply credited as Driver. The film has shades of noir and of 80s crime films, creating a dreamy neon quality interrupted by horribly violent outbursts that wake you up. It’s a fascinating film that critics really took notice of when it was released.

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