2019

The Next Reel Film Podcast, Horror Debuts series, Saint Maud, 2019, directed by Rose Glass

Saint Maud

October 7, 2021

Our Horror Debuts series comes to an end with Rose Glass’s 2019 film ‘Saint Maud.’ It’s a dark ride on the psychosis train but we find ourselves a little divided on this one. Tune in to find out why!

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Sword of Trust

June 17, 2021

How does director Lynn Shelton do with her return to indie comedy? What do Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, and Jillian Bell bring to the table as the central performers in the film? As her final film before she passed away sadly in 2020, how does this film fit into her filmography and will we be returning to talk about more of her films? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

June 9, 2021

Is there magical realism woven into the end of this film? Possibly. Will kids want to carve watermelon helmets after watching this? Maybe. Is this a film that the whole family can watch together and enjoy? Steve and JJ disagree. Listen in to find out why.

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The Goldfinch

May 26, 2021

JJ and Steve are joined by Tommy to make sense of the puzzle that is The Goldfinch. It’s not that the story is complex or difficult to decipher. It’s not that there’s a mystery to solve. It’s just that it is very challenging to describe why this film doesn’t work. Why does a Pulitzer Prize winning novel not translate to the big screen? Is there not enough, or is it too much? Is “beautiful disaster” the most appropriate description?

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This Is America: Article 2

May 2, 2021

As he began watching some Oscar nominated short films, their themes grabbed Steve’s attention. These films speak to something that is strongly connected to America. Perhaps the lens we are viewing films through lately is one that comes from our nation’s attempt to define — or some would say redefine — who we are. The art a nation creates reflects the conflicts within it. Welcome to America: Article 2.

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Dolemite Is My Name • Member Bonus

April 30, 2021

How great is Eddie Murphy in the role of Rudy Ray Moore? Where does this film land in the genre of biopics? And how much do we want to watch more of Moore’s Dolemite movies? It’s our April Member Bonus episode, so check out the movie, become a member, and tune in!

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Luce

April 14, 2021

This week JJ and Steve are joined by Ocean, from TNR’s Silver Linings podcast, to discuss Julius Onah’s 2019 film Luce. It’s not easy to delve into this story without setting off some spoilers, so listen to the first few minutes of this episode to find out if this is a film for you.

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Brightburn

February 12, 2021

Ahhh ‘Brightburn’ … who would have thought that a film penned by the Gunn brothers would end up a film worthy of the Silver Linings treatment? This was supposed to be an absolute slam dunk of a super-horror-fest! Our experience with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ set us up right proper for the initial run of this movie. Reviews were deeply mixed, but many of them said the premise was full of potential that ultimately didn’t deliver. It’s time to find some silver linings.

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The Last Black Man In San Francisco

December 16, 2020

Today one of our newest TNR voices, Ocean, takes a trip with Steve to meet The Last Black Man in San Francisco. They agree that this is a film that has a distinctive opening, but there’s a sharp difference of opinion at the heart of this episode. Find out what makes the last Trailer Rewind of 2020 a contentious one.

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Les Misérables (2019)

December 2, 2020

It’s a rare occasion when Steve and Andy have an in-depth conversation about a film. One thing you can be sure of is that they know how to pick them. For this Trailer Rewind, Steve and Andy are traveling abroad for a suspenseful ride along with Chris, Gwada, and Stephane Ruiz in 2019’s Les Misérables.

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