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On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Hannah Buchdahl, co-founder of the website and co-host of Cinema Clash, a weekly podcast on, discuss the new documentary RBG about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the great women's-rights advocate and second woman to be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court; Tully, from writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman starring Charlize Theron as a struggling, middle-class mother; and Marvel-mania continues with Avengers: Infinity War.

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On this edition of Reel Talk, host Christopher Llewellyn Reed and his guest Mike Giuliano, Associate Professor of Film at Howard Community College discuss the 2017 Oscars, as well as Logan, the latest movie in the X-Men franchise, and Before I Fall, a new independent feature adaptation of the young-adult novel of the same name. CC available.

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On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Roxana Hadadi, Film Critic for Chesapeake Family and the website Pajiba discuss the 2018 Oscars and two new films both based on sci-fi novels of the same name – Annihilation and A Wrinkle in Time.

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On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Leslie Combemale of discuss Steven Spielberg’s The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks about the first female newspaper publisher and an editor weighing the consequences of exposing secret government documents about the Vietnam War; Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the 8th installment of the Star Wars saga from director Rian Johnson; as well as their favorite films of 2017 and a few Oscar predictions.

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On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Tim Gordon, President of the Washington Area Film Critics Association, film critic at the FilmGordon website, and creator of the new Lakefront Film Festival, which will launch in July 2018, right here in Howard County, Maryland discuss Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of the Thor saga, which takes place in the larger ongoing Marvelverse; Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand as a woman on a mission to make her local police force find the man who raped and murdered her daughter; and Lady Bird, a lovely coming-of-age tale that follows a teen as she navigates her final year of high school.

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On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Jeffrey Lyles, former film critic for The Gazette newspapers and now publisher of the website Lyles Movie Files discuss Baby Driver, about a young getaway driver who uses music to be the best in the business starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm; The Big Sick, a sweet rom-com that poignantly and effectively mixes sober tragedy co-written by real-life husband-and-wife duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon about the true-life tale of how they met, fell in love, then were almost parted forever; and summer blockbusters, Spider-Man: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes.

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On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Linda DeLibero, Director of Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Co-Director of the Hopkins/MICA Film Center, as well as his colleague on Dan Rodricks' Roughly Speaking podcast for The Baltimore Sun discuss Their Finest, a small British WWII dramedy; The Circle, the indie-studio drama starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson; and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the anticipated sequel from Marvel and Disney that officially launches the summer blockbuster season. CC available.