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.


209 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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
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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
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Caption: Wong Kar Wai's 'In the Mood for Love' (20th Anniversary)
Wong Kar Wai’s "In the Mood for Love" had no shortage of acclaim on its 2000 release (2001 in the U.S.), but its stature has only grown in the past...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Anthony Hopkins Performances
A six-time Oscar nominee, Anthony Hopkins has played a Pope, a psychopath and the most loyal of butlers. He's also killed vampires, fought a bear a...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Annette' / Wong Kar Wai's 'Happy Together'
French director Leos Carax isn’t very well known here in the States, but his films are always something of an art-house event, coming as they do ab...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: The Green Knight / Fallen Angels
Like many an auteur before him, David Lowery (“A Ghost Story”, “The Old Man and the Gun”) brings his obsessions to whatever material he’s working w...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Pig,' Wong Kar Wai's 'Chungking Express'
Getting Nic Cage for your debut feature is a risky move. On the one hand, Cage is both a big name and a singular talent. On the other hand, Cage's ...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Inspired by M Night Shyamalan's "Old," Adam and Josh take a trip to the shore for their Top 5 Beach Scenes. As a place of transition – between land...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: A Clockwork Orange (at 50) / As Tears Go By (Wong Kar Wai #1)
With its provocative mix of giddy, nihilistic violence, social satire, and formal audaciousness, "A Clockwork Orange" has been a cinephile rite of ...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Black Widow' / 'No Sudden Move' / 'Summer of Soul' / 'Zola'
Marvel's "Black Widow" returns the MCU to theaters for the first time since 2019, but despite the more than capable cast and some provocative ideas...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Harrison Ford in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
Back in September 2012, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was back in theaters for a limited IMAX run on the heels of its 30th anniversary. Adam and Josh t...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Fast & Furious 9' / Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments
For one of their patented “still processing” reviews, Adam and Josh go from screening to studio to discuss F9. But all Adam has is questions, namel...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 7 From ’76 Awards / Pixar’s 'Luca'
While Pixar’s latest -- "Luca" -- brazenly evokes the settings and stories of earlier animated classics like Disney’s “Little Mermaid,” Pixar’s own...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'In The Heights' / 'Car Wash' (7 From ’76)
When reviews started trickling in for "In the Heights" earlier this year, anticipation for the already much-hyped adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda'...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Undine' / 'Harlan County U.S.A. '(7 From ’76)
Director Christian Petzold (“Phoenix,” “Transit”) returns with "Undine," a romance haunted by German history and politics -- and loosely inspired b...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'A Quiet Place Part II' / Top 5 Quiet Scenes
Back in 2018, John Krasinksi’s “A Quiet Place” was a novelty: the rare box office hit that didn’t belong to an existing franchise or property. Fast...

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  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Summer Movie Preview
Yes, this summer promises pleasures like the return of the MCU, a new Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, and Dev Patel in David Lowery’s “The Green Knight...

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  • Added: May 21, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: The Underground Railroad / White Heat (’40s Noir #6)
Historically set but featuring elements of magical realism, Barry Jenkins's adaptation of Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" is not quit...

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  • Added: May 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 '70s Movie Moms
Sandwiched between the '60s sexual revolution and the reactionary conservatism of the '80s, the '70s was an anxious decade, and as that anxiety pla...

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  • Added: May 07, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6