2014

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Paddington • Retake

Retake: The Paddington Films

August 28, 2022

Our Paddington series is over, in which we looked at both PADDINGTON and PADDINGTON 2. So what did we think of Paul King’s films and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Paddington • Paddington (2014)

Paddington

August 18, 2022

We voyage from darkest Peru to London with one of our favorite bears, Paddington. In this episode, we kick off our exploration of the ‘Paddington’ films with Paul King’s 2014 ‘Paddington.’ It’s a sheer delight and yes, we brought our marmalade sandwiches.

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Retake: Horror Debuts

October 18, 2021

This series is over. We’ve covered Messiah of Evil, Goodnight Mommy, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Babadook, The Lure, Saint Maud, and Relic. So what did we think of these horror debuts? And what did we think about their directors?

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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

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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Laggies

June 3, 2021

Does “Laggies” work as director Lynn Shelton’s chance to tell bigger budget comedy dramas? How charming are Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell? And what’s up with the title “Laggies.” What does it mean anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Gone Girl • Member Bonus

October 31, 2020

Why do these unlikeable characters draw us in so strongly? Why did David Fincher and his editor change their entire post-production strategy? How strongly does Rosamund Pike work as the role of Amy? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Presenting our 2014 Lineup!

October 29, 2020

In the past, we had opted to keep our series and movies hush-hush until the last minute so as to keep things a surprise. It only took us 2+ years to realize that if we made our list public, people could actually watch the movie before the show and be ready to listen to the show as soon as it…

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

May 12, 2020

JJ and Steve finish the first half of 2020 with a film and its remake. This pairing starts with 2014’s The Kindergarten Teacher from Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid. There is a lot to discuss and analyze in this film. Is it an allegory? Is it a poem? They both agree that this film is a visual treat.

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