2017

I, Tonya

March 19, 2019

Not only is ‘I, Tonya’, one of JJ’s favorite films, but upon re-watching it Steve has found that there is more to this film than he thought.

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The Bachelors

February 12, 2019

Consider yourself warned that J.K. Simmons (and his majestic beard) are going to bring a tear to your eye. This month Steve and JJ take a road trip with the straight to streaming film The Bachelors. It treads on well worn indie territory – new kid at a school, family trauma/drama, quirky moments for comedy – but can writer director Kurt Voelker save these guys from becoming a cliché?

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Lean on Pete

January 29, 2019

A long journey with a horse . . . through brutal environments . . . and encounters with ruthless people . . . no, we’re not talking about Hostiles again. But after taking a month off we wanted to pick up where we were. So this month Steve and JJ are taking on the emotional cliff dive known as “Lean on Pete.”

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Hostiles

November 20, 2018

We’re heading out west on a long and grueling journey, and some of us may not make it to the end. It’s a Trailer Rewind first: this month we dig into the Saturday Matinée archives and find new territory with Scott Cooper’s 2017 film, Hostiles.

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Detroit

March 15, 2018

It seems that after finding such success making films about real-world situations in The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal wanted to keep going in that direction with their next project. They learned about the riots in Detroit in 1967 and, after doing many interviews, settled on a particular incident that took place at the Algiers Hotel. This ended up becoming the film Detroit, which was released almost to the day of the 50th anniversary of the incident.

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Dunkirk — Toby Oliver

January 16, 2018

The Next Reel’s Speakeasy is an ongoing series of ours in which we invite an industry guest to join us and bring along one of their favorite movies to talk about. In this month’s episode, cinematographer Toby Oliver joins us to talk about one of his favorite films, Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film Dunkirk.

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Molly’s Game

January 9, 2018

This week listen to Steve, Andy, and JJ examine Aaron Sorkin’s latest, “Molly’s Game”. They may try to gamble a bit about the film’s performance and purpose for coming out on Christmas. Jessica Chastain and company may be giving away some tells for big hollywood gold with this movie out in theaters now.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 19, 2017

We did it! We got to Star Wars #8 without our own Starkiller of a planet disintegrating – and what a fantastic reward we have in store for you when all of the usual suspect gang of thugs gather here to spoil the heck out of The Last Jedi. There’s so many people holding back the inner secrets of this story on social media so that you won’t get spoiled, but we fly a squadron of X-wings right in the face of that on The Film Board.

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Murder on the Orient Express

November 14, 2017

The literary adaptation sub-faction of Film Board thugs gathers here to spoil the unraveling of Agatha Christie’s great mystery masterpiece. It’s an immensely remarkable award-laden cast gathered by Kenneth Branagh for this remake, but do they adequately slay the source material? It could be a crime to pull this relic out to confound new audiences — did the mustache pull it off? Do the filmmakers get away with it?

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Blade Runner 2049

October 10, 2017

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Villeneuve’s work, but we come to 2049with a none-too-subtle sense of anxiety. For Andy, Steve, and Pete, this film trods in the playground of our youths… did it really need to be made? Probably not. But since it’s here, what has it done to further the lore of the Blade Runner? We shall see… 

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