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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Live from Mayne Stage in Chicago, it's Filmspotting’s 2015 Wrap Party presented by WBEZ! Adam, Josh and an All-Star roster of special guests share ...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander and Oscar Isaac in the sci-fi thriller 'Ex Machina'
The 2015 box office has been dominated by the usual spectacle – "Jurassic World," "The Avengers" and now "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" – but there...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:47:57
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Caption: Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
We bring you a rebroadcast of Filmspotting's review of one of the year's most talked about films. Powered by guzzlene since the podcast wars of 20...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Scenes from 'Tangerine' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
End of year movie talk is usually dominated by a few prestige pictures, but does anyone care about prestige with a new "Star Wars" in theaters? Sur...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in a scene from 'The Big Short'
If a movie has you sticking around for the credits, chances are you’re looking for an answer to the question: who was that? Every year the movies i...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Scenes from this year's 'Golden Brick' film nominees
We hope you haven’t had your fill of leftovers because on this week’s show Josh and Adam start their look back at the year in film with their annua...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: François Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock in scene from film 'Hitchcock/Truffaut'
Based on a true story and made in the same decade as Hitchcock masterpieces "Strangers on a Train," "Rear Window" and "Vertigo," 1956's "The Wrong ...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Jessica Chastain in Guillermo del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'
Josh and guest host Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) are visited by the 'Ghost of Fights over Guillermo del Toro Movies Past' for their divisive ...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Daniel Craig in the upcoming Bond film, 'Spectre'
If the summer and year-end movie seasons are all about expectation, fall… is all about surprises. Hopefully good ones. The Chicago Tribune's Michae...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Julie Christie and Omar Sharif in 1965's 'Doctor Zhivago'
Back in March, Adam and Josh celebrated Filmspotting's 10th anniversary with the Top 10 Blind Spots – significant oversights in their ongoing film ...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Satyajit Ray's 'Pather Panchali,' the first film in his Apu Trilogy
Indian auteur Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali" is considered one of the best films of all time according to the last Sight & Sound poll, which is c...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'
Mr. Brown. Mr. White... Mr. Pink... This week on the show, a 'Sacred Cow' review of Quentin Tarantino's debut film, 'Reservoir Dogs.' Plus, Ada...

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  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: From 'Furious 7'
Having gone from "Furious" novices to completists in the past couple of weeks, Josh and Adam are all revved up to discuss the latest installment, "...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: 'The Breakfast Club'
If Josh is "The Brain," what does that make Adam – Vice Principal Vernon? Filmspotting commemorates the 30th anniversary of John Hughes' classic "T...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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To help ring in 2015, we bring you a rebroadcast of Adam and Josh's review of this year's most talked about film, Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." Th...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: David Lynch's 'Eraserhead'
It's Sociopath Week at the Filmspotting Lounge... half off Pabst Blue Ribbons and nitrous oxide chasers! The perfect combo to put you in the proper...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Robin Williams in scene from 'Dead Poets Society'
O Captain! My Captain! if Robin Williams ever failed to seize the day, it wasn't on camera. Filmspotting celebrates the life of the late actor and ...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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ALL NEW! Nine years, four months and 20 days in the making... Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune and Slate's Dana Stevens join Adam and Jos...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Josh Larsen, Michael Phillips, Dana Stevens and Adam Kempenaar
Filmspotting is gearing up for another live event--Filmspotting 500. With that in mind, we bring you this special rebroadcast of Filmspotting, whe...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Harrison Ford in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
The box office champ of 1981 -- and for many that year’s best loved film -- was Steven Spielberg’s "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Back in the fall of 2...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6