The Next Reel Film Podcast
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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.
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!