The Next Reel Film Podcast
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Can the sequel hold its own to its predecessor? Do the characters grow and evolve in new ways? How are the fights? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
A long journey with a horse . . . through brutal environments . . . and encounters with ruthless people . . . no, we’re not talking about Hostiles again. But after taking a month off we wanted to pick up where we were. So this month Steve and JJ are taking on the emotional cliff dive known as Lean On Pete.
How well does this film hold up over four decades since its release? Does Stallone do well at double duty as writer and actor? And is this really a boxing movie or a 70s character piece? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
The Film Board is respawning for you here this January with Glass from M. Night Shyamalan. Is it a sequel to Unbreakable? Is it a sequel to Split? Or is it something altogether different. The debate about this film should be super with an angle on origin and another on a Special Edition Showdown and openings for more.
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.