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.


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Caption: 'The Matrix Resurrections' / 'The Tragedy of Macbeth'
Adam and Josh did not choose the same color pill before recording their review of "The Matrix Resurrections." Both fans of the '99 original and equ...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, Filmspotting revisits a few of their favorite conversations from the past year, including a look back at their 45th anniversary "blindsp...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2021 (Part 2)
Sure, a few films have dominated the conversation about the year’s best -- Jane Campion’s unsettling western “The Power of the Dog,” Questlove’s ec...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Top 10 Films of 2021 (Part 1)
A shock comic, a gambler, a couple of exotic dancers, and Nicolas Cage all make appearances in part one of the Top 10 Films of 2021 – not to mentio...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Best Performances of 2021 / Licorice Pizza / Nightmare Alley
The end-of-year conversation starts this week as Adam and Josh talk through their Chicago Film Critics Association ballots, naming their favorite t...

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Kirsten Dunst in Jane Campion's 'The Power of the Dog'
Jane Campion’s filmography is one of the greatest collections of woman-led features in the history of the medium, which makes her latest -- "The Po...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'West Side Story' (2021) / 'Red Rocket'
When it was announced that Steven Spielberg was mounting a new film adaptation of the classic Broadway musical "West Side Story," it was entirely r...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'House of Gucci' / 'tick, tick... BOOM!' / 'Spencer'
'Tis the season for awards-bait movies based on real lives, so for this week's holiday review roundup, Adam and Josh discuss Ridley Scott's true-cr...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Movie Meals
Inspired by the visually striking - and slyly funny - new documentary "The Truffle Hunters," Adam and Josh consider the greatest meals they've ever...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Passing' / 'Bright Star'
For her debut as a director, actor Rebecca Hall takes Nella Larsen’s 1929 novella about race and identity and turns it into a meditation on the man...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith in 'Last Night in Soho'
Edgar Wright's latest, "Last Night in Soho," is another opportunity for the director of "Baby Driver" and "Shaun of the Dead" to bring his visual p...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Bill Murray, Wallace Wolodarsky, and Jeffrey Wright in 'The French Dispatch'
Welcome to the Wes Anderson deep end. Adam and Josh sit down to discuss Anderson's latest, "The French Dispatch," the densest, most intricate, and...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Dune' (2021) / 'Holy Smoke'
The worst kept secret about Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" is that it's only half a movie. Or half a story, anyway. Villeneuve split Frank Herbert's cla...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: No Time To Die / The Portrait of a Lady
In five films over 15 years, Daniel Craig has established himself as the pre-eminent Bond. But will he also prove to be the final 007? The 60-year-...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Jane Campion's 'The Piano' (1993)
“I hear what you’re saying, but you’re completely wrong.” Adam has employed his favorite catchphrase many times over the years, but never on himse...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Titane' / 'An Angel At My Table'
Director Julia Ducournau wants to shake her audience to the core. And she more or less accomplished that feat -- for Josh anyway -- with her 2016 d...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Casino Royale' at 15 / 'Sweetie'
Ahead of Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 in “No Time To Die,” Adam and Josh revisit Craig’s 2006 debut in the role, "Casino Royale," a film both...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Films of 1971 / 'The Eyes of Tammy Faye'
The 50th anniversary of the ’71 movie year provided Adam and Josh an excuse to give Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" the Sacred Cow treatment earlier...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A gambling movie that only Paul Schrader could make, "The Card Counter" has the "First Reformed" director meditating on weighty subjects like redem...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Fall Movie Preview / 'Shang-Chi' / 'Candyman' (2021)
The coming fall movie season is less a slate of titles than it is a promise fulfilled, with loads of big films coming to the big screen, some of wh...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6