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.


156 Pieces

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Caption: Kate Hudson and Patrick Fugit in Cameron Crowe's 'Almost Famous'
With rock writer and cultural critic Steven Hyden dropping by to discuss his new book, "Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock,...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca)in Ron Howard's 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
Forty (movie) years after Han Solo first boasted about his 12-parsec Kessel Run, the new "Solo: A Star Wars Story" finally lets us take the ride. B...

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  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Elijah Wood as Frodo in 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy
Released in consecutive Decembers beginning in 2001, Peter Jackson’s colossal adaptation of Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" trilogy reached its concl...

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  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Mackenzie Davis and Charlize Theron in 'Tully'
"It's the most terrifying day in your life, the day the first one is born." Bill Murray bringing the truth in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation"...

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  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov in You Were Never Really Here
The massive success of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" may have made the concept of a “summer” blockbuster season irrelevant, but ther...

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  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 'Avengers: Infinity War'
With the first decade of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) coming to a close with "Avengers: Infinity War" (and its 2019 sequel), Adam and Josh a...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Charlie Plummer in Andrew Haigh's 'Lean on Pete'
On this week's show, Adam and Josh have a review of "Lean on Pete" and, in the tradition of inspired Top 5 topics like Bicycle Scenes and Movie Red...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: John Krasinski and Noah Jupe in 'A Quiet Place'
It's a little surprising to see nice guy "Office"-alum John Krasinski directing a monster movie, but Adam and guest-host Michael Phillips agree tha...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Scene from Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'
Is there a four-hour cut of "Ready Player One"? Adam and guest host Tasha Robinson (TheVerge.com, The Next Picture Show) have no idea, but it would...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'
The last time Wes Anderson took his act overseas, it was to India for 2007's "The Darjeeling Limited," which faced criticism for cultural insensiti...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Claire Foy in Steven Soderbergh's 'Unsane'
When Steven Soderbergh returned to feature filmmaking last year with the low budget heist caper "Logan Lucky," it was just another chapter in the m...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Gabriel Byrne in the Coen Brothers' 'Miller's Crossing'
Note: your "Coen Bros. Ranked" lists may need some readjusting -- especially if you haven't seen, or haven't seen in a long while, the duo's densel...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ava DuVernay's adaptation of 'A Wrinkle in Time'
It's been a week since their review of "Annihilation," but it feels like Adam and Josh never quite escaped The Shimmer. Ava DuVernay's visually adv...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Natalie Portman in Alex Garland's 'Annihilation'
Adam and Josh exchange theories about "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland's latest mind-bender, "Annihilation," which continues Garland's sci-fi exp...

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  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet in James Cameron's 'Titanic'
"Pulp Fiction," "Goodfellas," "Fargo": some ‘90s movies moved seamlessly from best of the year, to best of the decade, to best of all time. But as ...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'
In the 30 years since his turn as the temperamental Sid Vicious in Alex Cox's '86 punk biopic "Sid and Nancy," Gary Oldman has brought an intense c...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's 1983 classic 'The King of Comedy'
1983 had De Palma's "Scarface," Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" (and "Delirious"!), four Tom Cruise movies and the final film in the original "Sta...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Oscar nominees
With so much good news to celebrate with this year's Oscar nominations, Adam and Josh talk through the nominees for "the big six" awards, along wit...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Phantom Thread'
With the ink hardly dry on their year-end lists, Adam and Josh offer up a 2018 Preview in the form of their top 5 questions about the new movie yea...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8