%s1 / %s2

We're working on a new version of PRX. Want a sneak peek?

Playlist: Movie Series and Pieces

Compiled By: PRX Editors

 Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/5225807682/sizes/m/in/photostream/">notionscapital</a>
Image by: notionscapital 
Curated Playlist

Indie and mainstream, actors and producers — here are movie series on PRX of various lengths.

Got a movie series not on this list? Email our editorial address.

Filmspotting (weekly series) (Series)

Produced by WBEZ

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film, including: movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Filmspotting is available on PRX by noon (CST) on Fridays. Promos are available on PRX earlier in the week.

Most recent piece in this series:

Filmspotting 664 (01/19/18): 2018 Movie Preview, Phantom Thread

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 53:59

Phantom-thread_small With the ink hardly dry on their year-end lists, Adam and Josh offer up a 2018 Preview in the form of their top 5 questions about the new movie year. Conspicuously absent from those best of '17 lists? Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread." Fresh off a second viewing, the hosts give the film the lovingly in-depth review it deserves.

Sounds Familiar #5: Sex, Death and Morals in Horror.

From Blake Cooper | Part of the Sounds Familiar series | 17:00

In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated.

Stabby_small

Subscribe to Sounds Familiar on iTunes: http://bit.ly/IXTkaw
In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” 
Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated. Dr. Lisa Wade, founder of the blog Sociological Images, helps me break down the complexity of the role of women in horror movies. We’ll discuss what these films say about our sense of morality and justice. And we’ll travel all the way back to 18th century London, to meet Tom Nero, arguably the horror genre’s original serial villain.
Next Week: “Series in Decline”

Indie Outlook (Series)

Produced by Matt Fagerholm

Chicago film critic Matt Fagerholm highlights the latest and greatest in modern independent cinema.

Most recent piece in this series:

Duncan Riddell on "Older Children"

From Matt Fagerholm | Part of the Indie Outlook series | 23:10

Photo_27_small Filmmaker Duncan Riddell joins host Matt Fagerholm to discuss his new film, "Older Children," which premieres in Chicago November 10th. The program was produced at Columbia College Chicago. Technical producer was Rebecca Nystedt. An Indie Outlook production.

Behind the Scenes (Series)

Produced by Andrea Chase

Filmmakers and actors talk with Andrea Chase. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor. Series pieces are various lengths from 8 to 25 minutes.

Most recent piece in this series:

CRASHING -- Pete Holmes and Jamie Lee Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 28:21

Crashingleeholmesfb_small

Pete Holmes and Jamie Lee were in the middle of their media blitz for the second season of their HBO series, CRASHING, when we met for a chat on January 17, 2018. The grind of the road did nothing to dampen their either exuberance or their whip-smart humor. Nor to their more cerebral sides, sides that include taking the long view of bad experiences, or pondering Pascal’s Wager as explored by Penn Gillette in season 2’s first episode.

As preparations for the post-screening party buzzed around us, I began our talk (with Holmes’ wife of two months sitting to one side) asking what I love to ask when people base a project on their own lives: the difference between factual truth and emotional truth when translating life to art.

From there the conversation turned to Jamie’s move from the writer’s room in season one to being in front of the camera in season two; why not hitting it big right away might be for the best; why Holmes wants his show to be more than just another comedy and why Lee is so happy that this season has a strong female stand-up as a character; choosing to eschew cynicism; daring to be philosophical; and why Judd Apatow is always right. Seriously.

We went on to cover the subtleties of vocabulary; the joys of compassionate listening; Pascal’s Wager (and why it’s so wrong); comedy in the Time of Trump; why Holmes felt bad for his pastor when growing up; where the second season of CRASHING will take the character of Pete and the new character, Ali (played by Lee); and the bond stand-ups have.

We finished with what Holmes has learned as a producer; what Lee learned as an actress working with ice cream; the magical properties of watermelon; and what it’s like in the CRASHING writer’s room.

Want more Pete Holmes? You should. His podcast is You Made It Weird, and you can listen to it here

The Indie on Demand Movie Review (Series)

Produced by Daniel Persons

A short, weekly review show dedicated to highlighting independent films available via on-demand platforms. Produced and hosted by film journalist and critic Dan Persons.

Most recent piece in this series:

Indie on Demand Reviews FIGHTVILLE

From Daniel Persons | Part of the The Indie on Demand Movie Review series | 01:59

Fightville_prx_image_v01_small Film critic Dan Persons reviews FIGHTVILLE, an intense and intimate documentary focusing on the brutal sport of mixed martial arts.

THE INDIE ON DEMAND MOVIE REVIEW is a short, weekly, module-style review show dedicated to highlighting independent films available via on-demand platforms. Produced and hosted by film journalist and critic Dan Persons (The Huffington Post, IFC, Air America), each 2-minute episode will feature a review of an independent film that has recently debuted on-demand, incorporating cleared audio clips and Dan's detailed analysis to provide listeners with an entertaining and insightful glimpse into the exciting and innovative world of independent film, with all titles available immediately for viewing at home.

Reel Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin takes a look at the horror homage of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie.

Most recent piece in this series:

Reel Discovery: The Leisure Seeker

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Reel Discovery series | 03:00

Leisureseeker_small Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin hits the road with Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren in The Leisure Seeker

To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

It's Movie Time (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

A weekly five-minute film review series with critics John DeSando and Kristin Dreyer Kramer.

Most recent piece in this series:

It's Movie Time; July 6, 2012: The Amazing Spider-Man, To Rome with Love

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the It's Movie Time series | 05:00

Logo_imt_small2_small Films reviewed: The Amazing Spider-Man, To Rome with Love

Spoiler Alert Radio (Series)

Produced by MergingArts Productions

Toni Pennacchia discusses all things film with independent directors, writers, producers, composers, cinematographers, editors, promoters, and more, in this 29-minute series.

Most recent piece in this series:

David McCallum - Supervising Sound Editor - Vikings, The Handmaids Tale, Alias Grace, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Molly's Game

From MergingArts Productions | Part of the Spoiler Alert Radio series | 29:00

Mollys_game_499_small A dialogue and ADR specialist, David was a founding partner at Tattersall Sound & Picturein Toronto, now part of SIM International.

David's film work includes Take This Waltz and Away From Her for director Sarah Polley, as well as screen adaptations of Jose Saramagos' Blindness and Salman RushdiesMidnights Children.

His most recent screen credits include the acclaimed television dramas The Handmaids TaleVikings, and Alias Grace, along with the Canadian crime drama Cardinal

David's recent sound work for the big screen includes The Man Who Invented Christmas, about Charles Dickens and the creation of A Christmas Carol and the Golden Globenominated, Molly's Game.