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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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Underworld: Blood Wars

December 31, 2020

How well does this fifth film wrap up the franchise? Is Snow Selene enough to change things up or is she just selling more toys? And why didn’t they do more to bring lycans and vampires together? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Edge of Seventeen

May 21, 2019

Just as the school year is starting to wind down, JJ and Steve take one more trip back to high school with 2016’s The Edge of Seventeen.

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Raw

October 23, 2018

Raw isn’t a horror film, even though there is a lot of blood, gore, and flesh wounds. But it isn’t a typical family drama either. Find out what is at the heart of the film that gained notoriety for turning stomachs.

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Don’t Think Twice

September 25, 2018

What are you waiting for? Just press play. Don’t stop to think, just say yes and press the button because JJ and Steve are working without a script. This month they take a look at Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 film Don’t Think Twice.

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Free Fire

August 21, 2018

JJ and Steve return from their summer break with a big bang. This month they attempt to survive the brutal shootout in Ben Wheatley’s 2016 film Free Fire

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Triple 9

May 15, 2018

We call the Film Board a gang of thugs, but we’ve got nothing on the crew from Triple 9, a violent cop drama from 2016 directed by John Hilcoat. With both the Marvel and DC cinematic universes represented as well as The Walking Dead, this film has a slew of familiar faces. We have corrupt cops working one last heist for the mafia, and needing to sacrifice one of their own to do it. From early on this films delivers on action and adrenaline, but can the story and actors deliver an appropriate finish?

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Star Trek Beyond

October 26, 2017

With JJ Abrams busy working on that other space franchise, the new Trek film needed a new director. And who better to bring on board than Justin Lin, the man who rejuvenated the Fast & Furious franchise. Yes, it meant he was going to bring his big action directing to this franchise. But was that a bad thing? It also meant there would be fewer lens flares. Was that a good thing? Join us as we close out our massive series with Lin’s 2016 film Star Trek Beyond.

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Miss Sloane

October 17, 2017

This month JJ and Steve are tasked with keeping up with Miss Sloane. This drastically overlooked film from December 2016 is based on a stellar script from first-time writer Jonathan Perera and directed by John Madden. This isn’t a political drama, it’s not a thriller, but there is a big question to be answered that drives this story. Find out why fans of Michael Clayton and Erin Brockovich will likely enjoy this hidden gem.

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Little Sister

September 19, 2017

This month JJ and Steve are dealing with family drama in Zach Clark’s 2016 film Little Sister. With a mix of nuns, GWAR, drug-laced muffins, and parenting failures this film proudly displays its independent film badge, offering no clear, clean answers to many of the questions it raises.

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