Filmspotting (weekly series)

Series produced by WBEZ

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"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.

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film. Each week, hosts Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen bring you movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune joins in once a month.

Special features include "Massacre Theatre," movie marathons and "sacred cow" discussions, in which Filmspotting looks back and reexamines films considered to be among the greatest of all time.

"Filmspotting" (formerly known as "Cinecast") began in March of 2005, and has cultivated a loyal and growing audience. It can currently be heard at www.filmspotting.net and on WBEZ, and other PRX stations. We hope your station will be next. Please feel free to contact us for more details.


250 Pieces

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Caption: Barbara Stanwyck marathon (Baby Face) / 1930s Starter Pack
The frank sexuality of 1933's "Baby Face" has made it one of the defining films of Hollywood’s precode era, with Filmspotting marathon subject Barb...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Top 5 Movie Summers
The summer movie season offers the promise of a special kind of escape. With our brains and bodies fried from the heat, we go to the multiplex less...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Cooper Raiff (Cha Cha Real Smooth) / Top 5 Toy Story Moments
Cooper Raiff's debut film, 2020's "Sh*thouse," put the young writer/director on the map with a tale of collegiate malaise, and was made not long af...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Top 5 Films of the Year So Far / Keaton Marathon Awards (Live in Chicago)
At the midpoint of the movie year, Adam and Josh come to the show with several titles big and small vying for their Top 5 Films of the Year So Far,...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Movies For Graduates
For their "Top 5 Movies for Graduates," Adam and Josh choose tales of hardship, uncertainty, letting go, and finding fulfillment from Hayao Miyazak...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Top Gun: Maverick' / 'Steamboat Bill, Jr.' (Buster Keaton)
Scrubbed of nostalgia, 1986's "Top Gun" is, let's be honest, a big slab of '80s cheese. But there's that star-making turn by Tom Cruise; some flash...

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  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Alex Gardland's 'Men'
Do you have to understand a movie to love it? And if so, how much do you have to understand a movie to love it? This, more or less, is what constit...

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  • Added: May 20, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Summer Movie Preview
With new films from Jordan Peele, Alex Garland, and Claire Denis, not to mention the latest from Marvel, Pixar, and the long-awaited return of Tom ...

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  • Added: May 13, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Spider-Man (2002)
Back in 2002, the superhero genre was still finding its feet. Tim Burton's "Batman" had been huge in '89, but the franchise it spawned had fizzled ...

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  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'The Northman' (Robert Eggers) / 'Sherlock, Jr.' (Buster Keaton)
With an obsessive attention to historical detail and a fascination with lore, language, and ritual, there is no mistaking "The Northman" for the wo...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Nicolas Cage Performances / 'Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent'
For over four decades, Nicolas Cage has remained a distinctive and unpredictable screen presence, navigating a career that has gone from memorable ...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Everything Everywhere All at Once'
The directing duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Swiss Army Man”) take a maximalist approach to filmmaking that suits the dizzying plotting of ...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Interview with filmmaker Kogonada ('After Yang,' 'Columbus')
With his first two films, 2017's “Columbus” and the new "After Yang," director Kogonada has established a meditative style of filmmaking that rewar...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Apollo 10 1/2 / Top 5 Linklater Scenes
Among Richard Linklater’s gifts is his ability to find the transcendent in the ordinary. A young man and woman meeting on a train. A last day of sc...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Top 5 Hitchcockian Movies
Like art itself, "Hitchcockian" can't be easily defined -- but you know it when you see it. Sinister plotting, mistaken identity, dangerous obsessi...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: The Oscars
Adam and Josh consider the big four Oscar categories ahead of the March 27th ceremony. They share their picks for who will win and who should win. ...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'After Yang'
There have been some great films about the unanticipated complications of artificial intelligence: Spielberg's "A.I.," Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'The Batman' (2022)
Part detective story, part serial killer movie, Matt Reeves’ "The Batman" evokes Fincher’s “Se7en” and “Taxi Driver”-era Scorsese, while star Rober...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Buster Keaton marathon, part 1
Silent film star Buster Keaton has and probably always will exist in the shadow of his contemporary Charlie Chaplin. And because of that underdog s...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Kimi' / 'Encanto'
Another year, another Soderbergh. The prolific director has been averaging a film a year for about a decade now, which has Adam wondering if we’re ...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8