The Next Reel Film Podcast
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Does the Rat Pack’s take on the Las Vegas heist hold up? How about the music? And does the ending work or ruin the film? Tune in to this week’s show to find out this and more!
Ready for an Easter Egg hunt? Yes, it’s actually Memorial Day but “Solo” hit theaters this weekend and it’s spelunking George Lucas’s treasures in the attic so The Film Board will spoil it all for you! This new Star Wars anthology film kicks off the Summer season and we’re chiming in to separate the Fan Boys from the Fun Dip.
How well do Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook do in bringing this story to life? How close did the Spierig brothers’ script adhere to Robert A. Heinlein’s original short story? Is there a logic to the time travel rules here? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Tune in to this week’s show to find out these answers and more!
Is Nolan’s film Interstellar underrated or overrated? How scientifically accurate are the elements portrayed in the film? Will traveling through a black hole really leave you in the back of a bookcase? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
We call the Filmboard a gang of thugs, but we’ve got nothing on the crew from Triple 9, a violent cop drama from 2016 directed by John Hilcoat. With both the Marvel and DC cinematic universes represented as well as The Walking Dead, this film has a slew of familiar faces.
How well do Domnhall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams work as an on-screen pair? Does writer-director Richard Curtis do a good job with the time travel rules he establishes? And can Bill Nighy speak at our weddings? Join us this week to hear these answers and more!
Is the film really an allegory about adultery? When piecing it all through, does it make sense and hold up? Does our protagonist act of his own free will or is everything fated to happen? Tune in to this week’s show to hear our thoughts!
How does James Dean fare opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson? Did this film need to be 3 ½ hours long? Where does the name ‘Bick’ come from? And where are all the giants? Tune in to this week’s episode to get these answers and more!
As Joel Edgerton is starting to become a familiar face for American audiences he is also starting to cultivate his behind the screen talents. This month JJ and Steve investigate Edgerton’s first feature-length screenplay - 2014’s Felony.
Does the icon James Dean deliver the goods that warrant his status? How believable are he and Natalie Wood together? How does Sal Mineo fit in with the pair? And what’s with Mr. Magoo’s crazy apron? Tune in to this week’s show to hear us chat about all this and more!
“2000 years of revenge, vendetta, murder. Welcome to Beirut”
Does James Dean’s acting style lend itself well to this story or is it too big? Is is okay to watch an Elia Kazan film still, knowing he named names? Does Julie Harris work here? And how great is it to see Louis Smith pop up in a small role? Tune in to this week’s show to dig in more with us!
How close is director Bob Fosse’s own life to the lead character? How much did this film influence people like Michael Jackson and Darren Aronofsky? Was Roy Scheider truly the 70s greatest treasure? Tune in to this episode of The Next Reel’s Speakeasy to get these answers and more!
Is it possible to like a film that has such an offensive moment as this one does? Does Lee Yeong-Ae deliver the goods for her director? Was this trilogy secretly Park Chan-Wook’s way of taking vengeance on his audience? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!
It’s very possible that Spielberg is one of a very few people that could have made this book a reality for the big screen.