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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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Ann Hui • Our Time Will Come

Our Time Will Come

December 30, 2021

We’re continuing our series on Hong Kong New Wave director Ann Hui. In this episode, we discuss her 2017 war drama ‘Our Time Will Come.’ How historical is it? What do we think of the documentary framing device? And what do we think overall? Tune in to find out!

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The Endless

July 7, 2021

Tommy joins JJ and Steve in a discussion of The Endless, the story of two brothers that have escaped from a weird death cult. Is it a cult, or just a commune of people that like being off the grid? Is this a horror film or a sci-fi film? Can it be both?

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Please Stand By

June 23, 2021

When is a film that has scenes with Kirk and Spock not a Star Trek movie? Well . . . when it’s a film about a young woman writing an epic screenplay for a Star Trek contest.

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Outside In

June 10, 2021

Lynn Shelton returns to team Duplass, this time with Jay. How well do they do as co-writers? Why weren’t people talking about Edie Falco and her performance in this film more? We also love Kaitlyn Dever who clearly shows she’s incredibly talented. And how does Shelton do with a straightforward drama? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Papillon (2017)

April 28, 2021

When is a movie that features characters trying to break out of prison not a prison break movie? How can you watch a man earn his freedom and not feel elated? These are just a few of the questions that JJ and Steve dig into during their conversation about Papillon (2017).

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May 7, 2020

Is this an activist film? How does this film fit in director Agnieszka Holland’s oeuvre? Does magical realism work in a crime drama? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more.

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Anna and the Apocalypse

December 17, 2019

For the last Trailer Rewind of the decade we wanted to bring you something fun to watch with friends. Or is it? Does a holiday setting make a film a holiday film? Is there such a thing as a zombie holiday film? In a genre that’s on its 3rd wave of popularity is it possible to create a fresh take?

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Woman Walks Ahead

October 15, 2019

Is 2018’s Woman Walks Ahead a western, a commentary on the pipeline standoff, or a history lesson? Listen in to this month’s Trailer Rewind to find out?

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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

April 16, 2019

This month Steve and JJ following the story of Sidney Hall, a young novelist who writes a book that impacts a generation and soon after, he disappears.

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