The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Cloververse • Member Bonus • The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox • Member Bonus

September 30, 2022

We wrap up our Cloververse franchise conversations with this member bonus episode, in which we discuss Julius Onah’s 2018 film “The Cloverfield Paradox.” Would it have been better without the Cloververse connections? Tune in!

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The Hummingbird Project

May 12, 2021

For some reason this film about building a 1000 mile underground fiber optic connection was also buried underground. In this story about an attempt to set a speed record in round trip communications JJ and Steve find that it’s the back half of the story

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Banana Split

October 21, 2020

There’s nothing to make a father more uncomfortable than a film that has teens and parents having explicit, yet humorous, conversations about their own sexuality. So Steve thought it would be a great idea to recruit Marvel Movie Minute’s Rob Kubasko to di

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October 8, 2020

Why does the black-and-white cinematography work so well in capturing a sense of Cuarón’s own memories? How does the ‘upstairs/downstairs’ nature of this story work when intersecting with the macroscopic view of Mexico City in the 70s? How well do the first time actors perform in the film? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

May 19, 2020

JJ and Steve finish off the first half of 2020 with 2018’s The Kindergarten Teacher. This is an American remake of 2014’s The Kindergarten Teacher from Israel. There is no doubt that this is truly Maggie Gyllenhaall’s film. This adaptation is a more accessible film, but it has lost many of the elements that JJ and Steve enjoyed and appreciated in the original.

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Vox Lux

April 28, 2020

Steve and JJ are really split on this one. JJ was disappointed that this was more of a poem than a film and wasn’t happy about the execution of this film. Steve, on the other hand, gives it praise for its ambitiousness and the opening sequence before the titles.

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Wild Rose

April 14, 2020

Neither Steve nor JJ is are fans of Country music. Did that stop them from enjoying Wild Rose? Listen to the latest episode of Trailer Rewind to find out.

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March 26, 2020

Ron Stallworth’s story seems ridiculous and unbelievable, but it’s true – as an African American undercover cop with the Colorado Springs Police Department, Ron infiltrated the local KKK group with one of his fellow detectives and managed to bring them down. It’s the sort of story that Spike Lee seems perfect for, so who better to direct it than Lee himself?

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March 24, 2020

JJ and Steve find themselves among another group of exiles in space. Based on a book-length science fiction poem written by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson in 1956, Aniara explores the impact isolation, anxiety, and despair can have on a society. Within the first 10 minutes of this episode you will know if this film is for you or not.

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High Life

March 10, 2020

In the first episode of our Exiles In Space double feature Steve and JJ discuss Claire Denis’ first English language film, “High Life”. They agree that its artfully made. They agree that it has sci-fi elements. They even agree that it is not an enjoyable or comfortable viewing experience. What they can’t tell you is what this film is going to mean to you.

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