The Next Reel Film Podcast

When the movie ends, our conversation begins

The Next Reel Film Podcast

When the movie ends, our conversation begins

The Next Reel

Robin and the 7 Hoods

Is this a better Rat Pack film than ‘Ocean’s Eleven’? How does ol’ Blue Eyes do as Robin Hood? Does it translate to gangster era Chicago? Tune in to this week’s episode to get these answers and more!

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

How does Errol Flynn compare to Douglas Fairbanks? Does this version of Robin Hood hold up as one of the best still? How did they do those arrow-in-the-chest stunts? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Robin Hood (1922)

Is Douglas Fairbanks as iconic a Robin Hood as Errol Flynn? What’s up with Lady Marian’s surname? How does Robin Hood slide down that tapestry so brilliantly? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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Yesterday

There have been some great British music biopics in the last year. They tend to garner some criticism for the way that history is manipulated to make movie drama. Also each one handles the original artists’ music in different ways. This month, Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” was released in theaters and it shares with us the joy and the experience of The Beatles’ music by imagining a world where they didn’t exist.

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Autumn Sonata

Was it worth the wait to finally get Ingrid and Ingmar together? Does the film hold up as Ingrid’s last theatrical film? How is it possible it didn’t start on the stage? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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Murder on the Orient Express

How does Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot compare to the many other actors who have played him? Is this version a better adaptation than Kenneth Branagh’s? Why was Ingrid Bergman singled out as Best Supporting Actress? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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Jonathan

If your birthday is in June, you’re a Gemini. As a special treat for our Gemini listeners we are talking about twins this month. Ansel Elgort plays both John and Jonathan in this under the radar film from first time director Bill Oliver.

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Stromboli

Was this film worth the rupture in Ingrid Bergman’s marriage? What do we think of Italian neorealism? And why do people live on this island still? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Notorious

Does Notorious work better for us than Spellbound did? How are Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman as a couple? And does Claude Rains convincingly play a Nazi war criminal? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Spellbound

Who do we buy more – Ingrid Bergman as a psychotherapist or Gregory Peck as her boss? How does this mystery hold up against Hitchcock’s other films? And what about that Dalí dream sequence? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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