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.


80 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: 'The Fabelmans' / 'The Eternal Daughter'
With "The Fablemans," what appeared to be Steven Spielberg’s portrait of the filmmaker as a young man turns out to be a more complicated autopsy of...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Art of Adaptation with David Kajganich ('Bones and All')
Luca Guadagnino’s "Bones and All" is a coming-of-age story with an unusual twist: cannibalism. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell, the f...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: 'Wakanda Forever' / 'Glass Onion'
For the second installment in his "Knives Out" series, Rian Johnson leaves the family squabbling behind for a trip to a luxury island where murder ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Father-Daughter Duos / Aftersun
Director Charlotte Wells's "Aftersun" documents a holiday that 11-year-old Sophie takes with her loving but troubled father (played by Paul Mescal)...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Armageddon Time / Causeway / Wendell & Wild / Triangle of Sadness
Adam and Josh cover lots of new releases on this week's show, including James Gray's guilt-ridden coming-of-age film "Armageddon Time" and Ruben Ös...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: The Banshees of Inisherin / Top 5 Bromances / Ticket To Paradise
In Martin McDonagh’s new "The Banshees of Inisherin," Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play a couple of longtime friends whose relationship takes ...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Top 5 Cops In Love / Park Chan-wook’s 'Decision To Leave'
Korean auteur Park Chan-wook’s "Decision To Leave" is something of a departure for a director best known for the violent and sexual provocations of...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'TÁR' / 'Amsterdam'
Director Todd Field ("In The Bedroom," "Little Children") returns after a sixteen-year hiatus with "TÁR," the most acclaimed film of his career and...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Olivia Wilde's 'Don't Worry Darling' / Top 5 Utopias Gone Wrong
Caught up in a storm of bad press following its festival debut earlier in the month, Olivia Wilde’s highly anticipated "Don't Worry Darling" finall...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Most Anticipated at Chicago Film Festival / 'God's Creatures'
The 58th annual Chicago International Film Festival closes out the fall fest season with screenings of highly anticipated titles from Sarah Polley,...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Blonde' / 'Double Indemnity' (Stanwyck)
Andrew Dominik's long-in-the-works Marilyn Monroe tale "Blonde" (based on the 1999 novel by Joyce Carol Oates), offers a nightmarish portrayal of t...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Movie Queens / 'The Woman King'
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II in the news and Her Majesty Viola Davis currently on screens in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s "The Woman King," Ad...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Michael B. Jordan & Chadwick Boseman in Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther'
A review of "Black Panther." Plus, the inspired pairing of Ryan Coogler and "Black Panther" has Adam and Josh in pitch mode as they offer up the su...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 3000 Years of Longing / Ball of Fire (Stanwyck #5)
When George Miller’s "Three Thousand Years of Longing" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier in the year, it was met with some pans, some s...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Bodies Bodies Bodies / Meet John Doe (Stanwyck #4)
If Dutch director Halina Reijn’s "Bodies Bodies Bodies" doesn’t remain the definitive snapshot of Zillennial life in the early 2020s, that won’t be...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall
The fall movie season has lots of intriguing titles that raise all sorts of questions. De Armas as Marilyn. Black Panther without Chadwick Boseman....

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A24's 10th Anniversary / 'Prey'
Indie distributor A24 started memorably, if modestly, back in 2012 and 2013, with titles like Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” and Sofia Coppola’...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Brad Pitt Performances / Bullet Train
When Brad Pitt arrived on screen 30+ years ago, he was a pretty face with a surprising sinister side. That brief turn in Ridley Scott’s “Thelma and...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Roy Scheider in Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1975)
We revisit this episode which originally aired back in June of 2020 during our first summer living with COVID-19, and the parallels between the pol...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Jordan Peele's 'Nope'
With their potent mix of horror, comedy, and social satire, the films of Jordan Peele are the rare Hollywood films that succeed in entertaining whi...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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