Andy Nelson

The Green Mile

May 6, 2021

How does Frank Darabont’s second Stephen King feature hold up to his first? How great are all the performances across the board here, but notably Michael Clarke Duncan? And how problematic is the film with its magical negro element? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The Mitchells vs the Machines

May 4, 2021

In a film about a family trying to save the world from a robot invasion, why do we connect to it so strongly? What do we pull out of the themes as this family goes on their journey? How do the filmmakers find such a perfect blend of comedy and emotion? And how beautiful is the animation? Check out the film then tune in to find out!

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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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The Shawshank Redemption on The Next Reel Film Podcast

The Shawshank Redemption

April 29, 2021

Tom & Tony Bancroft from The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast join us to kick off our Stephen King à la Darabont series! Why has this film stood the test of time as well as it has? How much did Darabont change from the original source material? And how awkward is it to picture any of the other actors considered for the role after seeing the brilliance of Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman? It’s one of our favorites, so tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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April 27, 2021

How does this film connect to writer/director Joe Penna’s first film _Arctic_? How well does the morality play of the story work for us? And how great is this cast of four – Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim, and Shamier Anderson – in this tightly written, isolated space drama? Tune in to find out!

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2021-04-24 • Saturday Matinée

April 26, 2021

Trio of directors announced for SpiderMan Into The Spiderverse sequel. Tig Notoro digitally added to Army Of The Dead. Legend has two different musical scores? Amazon just made history with new LOTR show. Plus, Kyle’s Build-a-Festival and a list of films with hair styles that became iconic in pop culture!

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The Notorious Bettie Page

April 22, 2021

Does this film hold up as well as Mary Harron’s previous film, American Psycho? How great is Gretchen Mol in this role? And why does this feel too much like a safe, standard biopic instead of more edgy like Harron’s first film, I Shot Andy Warhol, another biopic? Tune in to this week’s episode to get answers to these questions and more!

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American Psycho

April 15, 2021

Is this a case where the book and film stand as separate but equal entities? How great (and frightening) is Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman? Why didn’t this film get more awards notice? And who is this mysterious Davis anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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I Shot Andy Warhol

April 8, 2021

How strong is Lili Taylor as Valerie Solanas and why didn’t her film career take off more after this film? How much do you need to know about Andy Warhol, Candy Darling, Solanas, and everyone else from The Factory before watching this film? And do unlikeable protagonists still allow for great and rewatchable films? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Godzilla vs Kong • Film Board Member Bonus

April 6, 2021

Why can’t all the titans just love one another? Is there a future for the Monsterverse? And who do we favor in this epic battle? Tune in!

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