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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The PItch Perfect Trilogy • Retake

Retake: The Pitch Perfect Trilogy

October 9, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered all three of the Pitch Perfect films. So what did we think of them and what they brought to the table? How are the songs? What about the comedy? The characters? The direction? Why is there such a shift from the first to the last two? And did we really need to meet Amy’s Dad? Tune in!

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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Paddington • Retake

Retake: The Paddington Films

August 28, 2022

Our Paddington series is over, in which we looked at both PADDINGTON and PADDINGTON 2. So what did we think of Paul King’s films and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Mads & Susanne • Retake

Retake: Mads & Susanne

June 12, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered ‘Open Hearts’ and ‘After the Wedding,’ both directed by Susanne Bier and starring Mads Mikkelsen. So what did we think of this pairing, and of this pair? We’re fans of both of their work for sure.

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Sports • Retake

Retake: Sports

May 29, 2022

This series is over. We’ve covered ‘Love and Basketball,’ ‘Girlfight,’ ‘Lords of Dogtown,’ and ‘Queen of Katwe.’ So what did we think of these four films, what they say about sports, and what they brought to the table?

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The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Coming of Age • Retake

Retake: Coming of Age Debuts

May 1, 2022

Our Coming of Age Debuts series is over. We’ve covered Salaam Bombay!, Slums of Beverly Hills, Ratcatcher, The Virgin Suicides, Thirteen, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Booksmart. So what did we think of these films and what they brought to the table?

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Retake: John Heard

Retake: John Heard

March 13, 2022

We covered five films in our John Heard series, the first of which was also a part of our previous Journalists series. We included every film John Heard performed in that was directed by a woman. What did we think of the five films? Tune in to find out!

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Retake: Journalists

February 13, 2022

It was a short series and didn’t really have films that dealt with journalism so much as have characters who are journalists, but it was still an interesting series. We talked about Boat People, Merrily We Go to Hell, The Weight of Water, and Between the Lines. So what did we think of the series overall? Tune in to find out!

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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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Retake: 10 Year Anniversaries

December 19, 2021

This series is over. We’ve covered 17 Girls, The Future, Hard Labor, Dimensions, Pariah, Tomboy, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Where Do We Go Now?, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, A Simple Life, and Arthur Christmas. So what did we think of these films that, like this podcast, are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversaries? And how have they held up over this past decade?

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Retake: Horror Debuts

October 18, 2021

This series is over. We’ve covered Messiah of Evil, Goodnight Mommy, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Babadook, The Lure, Saint Maud, and Relic. So what did we think of these horror debuts? And what did we think about their directors?

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