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.


152 Pieces

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Caption: 'Civil War'
Is Alex Garland’s new film, "Civil War," a warning or mere provocation? Adam and Josh discuss. Plus, the William Wyler Marathon continues with the ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Godzilla (1954) v. Kong (1933)
With the release of "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire," Adam and Josh take the opportunity to settle the question of which classic monster movie has...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'Ex Machina' in the Age of AI / William Wyler's 'Mrs. Miniver'
With Alex Garland’s “Civil War” on the horizon, Adam and Josh take another look at the writer/director’s prescient AI thriller “Ex Machina.” Then, ...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'Road House' Double Deuce
With the release of a new “Road House” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam and Josh debate the merits of the 1989 original (there are many!), look at th...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Love Lies Bleeding' / 'The Best Years of Our Lives'
Adam and Josh praise Rose Glass’s nasty new noir “Love Lies Bleeding” and are knocked out by 1946’s “The Best Years of Our Lives,” William Wyler’s ...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' turns 20
For its 20th anniversary, Adam and Josh take a deep dive into the intricate world of 2004’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Plus the first...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Dune: Part Two' / 1950s Madness (Rd. 2)
There is much to discuss about Dune: Part Two as Adam and Josh take on the latest in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” adaptation. Plus, Rd. 2 matchups in ...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: 2024 Oscars Special
Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) drops by the Filmspotting Mojo Dojo Casa studio to talk Oscar picks. Who will win, who should win, and... who wo...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Revisiting Dune / ‘50s Madness Play-Ins & Blind Spots
With the release of the “Dune” sequel just a week away, Adam and Josh revisit “Dune: Part One” and take care of some ‘50s blind spots ahead of Film...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Top 5 Tokyo Movies / 'Perfect Days'
Wim Wenders’s Oscar-nominated “Perfect Days” inspires Adam and Josh to share their favorite films set in Japan’s capital city. They'll also review ...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' vs 'Vertigo'
With “Rear Window” turning 70 this year, Adam and Josh give the double Sacred Cow treatment to a pair of Hitchcock masterpieces from the 50s, then ...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: 'American Fiction' / 'Rustin' / Sundance 2024
Adam and Josh do a little catch-up with reviews of newly minted Oscar nominees “American Fiction” (Best Picture, Best Actor/Supporting Actor) and “...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 2024 Movie Preview, Death Match Edition
Rather than a preview of the year-to-come in film, Adam and Josh bring a Mad Max inspired format: Two films enter, one film leaves in their 2024 De...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Filmspotting's Live 2023 Wrap Party
Adam and Josh head west for the 2023 Wrap Party, sharing their favorite scenes of the year, along with Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Mia L...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: 'Ferrari' / 'Maestro' / 'Wonka' / 'The Color Purple'
It’s the 2023 movie orphans show, with reviews of late-year releases from Michael Mann (“Ferrari”) and Bradley Cooper (“Maestro”), along with thoug...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 'Barbie' / 'Oppenheimer'
To kick off the new year, we revisit the most anticipated double feature in years -- Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" and Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" ...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In part 2 of their year-end best of picks, Adam, Josh are joined by special guests hosts Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Marya E. Gates dive...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Best Films of the Year, Part 1 (Consensus Picks)
In part 1 of their year-end best of picks, Adam, Josh are joined by special guests hosts Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Marya E. Gates -- a...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The 30 Best Performances of 2023
With the year 2023 near its end, Adam and Josh sift through their lists of the best as they run down their favorite film performances of the year. ...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 'Poor Things' / 'May December'
Playing catchup ahead of their year-end Top 10s, Adam and Josh dig into the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos, Todd Haynes, Ridley Scott, and more, with...

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  • Added: Dec 08, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7