The Next Reel Film Podcast
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Is it better or worse casting actual teenagers to play the title roles? How well does Zeffirelli handle the Bard? What are we really looking for in adaptations of this story anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more!
Is there more to the film than a great central performance by Joanne Woodward? Can Paul Newman direct? Would Estelle Parsons’ character have made a better character to follow? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
Do the songs hold up? How strong of an adaptation is this of “Oliver Twist?” Did it deserve to win the Best Picture of 1968 Oscar? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
How well do O’Toole and Hepburn do playing royalty? Are there any happy people in 1183? How did England survive these rulers? Tune in to this week’s show to hear us chat about The Lion in Winter!
Did the stage musical need to have a film remake? How do Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick at creating unique performances? Do Will Ferrell and Uma Thurman belong here? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more.
Here’s a gift for the whole family from The Film Board’s clan to yours - The thugs went out and saw our first official show-sanctioned animated film this week, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.
How well do Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder work with each other? Does the musical element hold up? How about the comedy? Tune in to this week’s episode to find out these answers and more!
Does the pairing of Brosnan and Russo match the chemistry of McQueen and Dunaway in the original? How does the heist hold up? And what’s cooler – dune buggie or glider? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.
How well do Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway work together? What was the inspiration for the multi-screen images? Has there ever been a sexier game of chess played? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!
The Film Board spent the holiday weekend giving thanks and watching "Green Book," a dramedy based on the true story of master pianist Dr. Don Shirley touring the American deep south in the 1960s.
Does Leone’s final film need to be this long? How does the story feel compared to his other films? Is this one of Ennio Morricone’s best scores? Tune in to this week’s shows to get these answers and more.
JJ and Steve are heading out west this month. It's a long and grueling journey, and one of them may not make it to the end. It’s a Trailer Rewind first. This month they dig into the Saturday Matinee archives to find a film to talk about. They are in new territory with Scott Cooper’s 2017 film, Hostiles.
How does this film fit thematically with the other Once Upon a Time films? How are Rod Steiger and James Coburn in the film? And have you ever seen such disgusting, ugly eating? Tune in to this week’s show to get the answers to these questions and more.
Does Leone’s fourth western stand up to his earlier trilogy? How is Henry Fonda as the baddie? Can Leone handle a woman being one of the main characters? Tune in to this week’s show to hear these answers and more.
How does Romero’s final zombie film in his original trilogy hold up when compared to the other two? Do Tom Savini’s effects hold up? What about the story and acting? Tune in to this week’s show to get the answers to these questions and more!