The Next Reel Film Podcast
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After the box office failure of his previous film, Park Chan-Wook worked hard with his next script to make something that would really draw people in. And it worked! His 2003 film 'Oldboy' was a huge box office success and garnered incredible praise for everyone involved.
Did Park Chan-Wook set out to make a challenging film or did it just naturally end up that way? Who is the eponymous character? And what is Park saying about the nature of revenge in film? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!
It’s time to put on your rubber-soled salsa shoes and hit the floor with JJ and Steve. This month they have got fire in their heels as they talk about "Cuban Fury."
Was this the right way to tell this story? How well do the actors carry the film? Why has this situation not been taught in history books? Join us on this week’s show to find out!
What makes this Scottish town so stinkin’ charming? What’s up with the webbed feet? And what does a re-recording mixer actually do? Tune in to this episode of The Next Reel’s Speakeasy with re-recording mixer Andy Nelson to hear answers to these questions and more!
What works better – Kathryn Bigelow’s action directing or the jiggly monkey technique? Who’s hunkier – Keanu Reeves or Patrick Swayze? What’s more thrilling – the surfing, the skydiving or the bank robbing? And can Gary Busey be in everything? Tune in to this week’s show about Point Break!
Is Kathryn Bigelow’s solo directorial debut worth checking out? Is there enough ‘western’ in this vampire western? Is it weird that Bigelow ported over three of the acting team from Aliens? And are some vampires weirdly more susceptible to catching fire than others? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!
Call the maid for turn down service, because this month JJ and Steve take on a movie that takes place in a hotel room. JJ and Steve spend time with Charlie Kaufman’s 2015 film, Anomalisa and discuss why it is an unsettling film.
Is this film memorable for its story or for Streisand’s performance? What does Omar Sharif bring to the table? Does William Wyler’s direction stand out as top notch? And which song is a better representation of Babs – ’People’ or ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade?’ Join us for this week’s show to find out!
The Marvel Madness continues this month with Black Panther and it brings some spectacular new looks to some tried and true traditions. This movie boasts a whole lot of firsts on the big screen and it’s set to shatter box office records for February.
Could Julie Andrews do anything wrong in the 60s? Can Carol Channing really sing that low? Why couldn’t they have just given Pat Morita and Jack Soo names? Join us on this week’s show as we discuss Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Is there really this much pastel in Rochefort? Could Catherine Deneuve have been any more adorable? What’s up with the ax murderer element? Join us this week to find out!
Would Julie Andrews have been better in My Fair Lady? How bad is Dick Van Dyke’s cockney? Was casting the Bride of Frankenstein as an angry nanny an in-joke? And just how do those actors dance with animated characters? Tune in to this week’s show to find out!
Does Jai Courtney work as McClane Jr.? How many villains is too much? Did McClane really need to go to Russia? Tune in to this week’s show to find out more!
Is Burnt about food or redemption, or both? Listen in for the first of many Trailer Rewind episodes this year that won’t give JJ a fright.