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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Gangs of Wasseypur • Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1

January 26, 2023

We head to the coal mines in India as we tackle the epic gangster saga ‘Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1’. It’s over two-and-a-half hours and is quite a ride. Visceral filmmaking and a tale based on real events as we follow several families and groups vying to rule the area in this wild tale. We have a great time with it so check it out then tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Twilight Saga • Retake

Retake: The Twilight Saga

December 18, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered all five of the Twilight films based on all four of Stephenie Meyer’s supernatural romance novels. So what did we think of them? Did we survive? And whose team did we end up landing on?

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Twilight Saga • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

December 15, 2022

We wrap up our conversations about Bill Condon’s adaptation of the second half of Stephenie Meyer’s novel, tackling werewolves, vampires, vampire babies, Volturi, witnesses, Charlie, and more as we discuss the 2012 film ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.’

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The PItch Perfect Trilogy • Retake

Retake: The Pitch Perfect Trilogy

October 9, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered all three of the Pitch Perfect films. So what did we think of them and what they brought to the table? How are the songs? What about the comedy? The characters? The direction? Why is there such a shift from the first to the last two? And did we really need to meet Amy’s Dad? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Pitch Perfect Trilogy • Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

September 22, 2022

We aca-kick off our a cappella love with the Treblemakers, the Bellas, and more as we start our Pitch Perfect trilogy series with Jason Moore’s 2012 film PITCH PERFECT. So much singing and we’re 100% here for it.

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Your Sister's Sister (2012) lobby card • directed by Lynn Shelton and starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemary DeWitt

Your Sister’s Sister

May 27, 2021

How great are Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, and Rosemary DeWitt in their roles? Does Lynn Shelton amp up her comedy and drama in this film or does it just create characters with problems we can’t identify with? And how gorgeous is the Pacific Northwest? Tune in to this week’s show – the second in our Lynn Shelton series – to get answers to these questions and more!

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Underworld: Awakening

December 24, 2020

How well does Kate Beckinsale do in this return to the role of Selene? Does the new shift in story make sense and does it progress it in new and exciting ways? Do the problems overwhelm it or are we still able to have fun and enjoy it for what it is? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Amour

October 1, 2020

Does this film provoke in the ways that other Michael Haneke films do? Who’s the better actor – Jean-Louis Trintignant or Emmanuelle Riva? Does this film immediately fall into the camp of ‘films to watch just once’ because of its subject matter? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The History of Future Folk

June 20, 2017

This month, Steve digs through the archives to revisit The History of Future Folk, a quirky indie that punches well above its weight. Yes, it’s a musical comedy about banjo-playing aliens. Yes, it’s the fictional backstory of a comic duo you’ve likely never heard of. But in all the indsiderness of Future Folk, there’s a delightful amount of heart that is so much more gratifying because my expectations were low going into it. Most gratifying? After re-watching the film, it just gets better.

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No

May 11, 2017

Watching how advertising affected the Chilean dictatorship of Pinochet and brought about his downfall in the late 80s in Pablo Larraín’s film No, it’s clear that those behind the ads just might understand our decision-making process better than we do… and it’s downright frightening.

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