Joe DeCeault

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  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Station-Based

Recent Pieces from Joe DeCeault

Caption: Paul Thomas Anderson's 1999 film, 'Magnolia'

Filmspotting 752 (11/15/19): Magnolia at 20 / Jojo Rabbit / The Report / The King (54:00)
From: WBEZ

Paul Thomas Anderson followed up his breakout hit "Boogie Nights" with 1999’s "Magnolia," a 3+-hour ensemble film featuring a treatise on coincidence and frogs falling from ...
Caption: Robert De Niro in 'The Irishman' (2019)

Filmspotting 751 (11/08/19): The Irishman / Contemporary Chinese #4 - Ash Is Purest White (54:00)
From: WBEZ

A new film from Martin Scorsese is always an event, but "The Irishman" is one that, for many, won’t happen at a movie theatre. After a short theatrical run in select cities, ...
Caption: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in 'The Lighthouse' (2019)

Filmspotting 750 (11/01/19): The Lighthouse / Contemporary Chinese #3 -- Our Time Will Come (53:59)
From: WBEZ

In 2014, director Robert Eggers brought 17th century Puritan New England to frighteningly vivid life in "The Witch." For his follow-up -- The Lighthouse" -- Eggers skips ...
Caption: Kang-ho Song, Hyun-jun Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, and Woo-sik Choi in Gisaengchung (2019)

Filmspotting 749 (10/25/19): Parasite / Contemporary Chinese #2 - The Midnight After (54:00)
From: WBEZ

One of the most praised films of the year, Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" has been the subject of rave reviews since its Palme d'Or-winning debut at the Cannes Film Festival back ...
Caption: Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening in 'American Beauty' (1999)

Filmspotting 748 (10/18/19): American Beauty at 20 / Contemporary Chinese Cinema #1 - Let The Bul... (54:00)
From: WBEZ

Back in '99, the trailers and movie posters for "American Beauty" implored us to "look closer." For their 9 From '99 review, Adam and Josh give the divisive Best Picture ...
Caption: Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker' (2019)

Filmspotting 747 (10/11/19): Joker / Chicago International Film Festival Preview (54:00)
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Between its late-August premiere at the Venice Film Festival (where it won the festival's top prize) and its release in theaters here in the States, Todd Phillips' "Joker" ...
Caption: Elijah Wood in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'

Filmspotting REVISITED (10/04/19): Lord of the Rings 15th Anniversary, Top 5 LOTR Scenes (54:00)
From: WBEZ

Released in consecutive Decembers beginning in 2001, Peter Jackson’s colossal adaptation of Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" trilogy reached its conclusion in 2003 with "The ...
Caption: Brad Pitt in 'Ad Astra'

Filmspotting 746 (09/27/19): Ad Astra / Top 5 Steppenwolf Member Movie Performances (54:00)
From: WBEZ

It's always good news when an acclaimed director announces a new project, but it's somehow especially thrilling when that project is set in space. We started 2019 with two ...
Caption: Judy Garland in 'A Star Is Born' (1954)

Filmspotting 745 (09/20/19): Top 5 Judy Garland Moments (54:00)
From: WBEZ

50 years after Judy Garland's death at the tragically young age of 47, the movie musical legend is largely remembered for one iconic film role -- Dorothy Gale in "The Wizard ...
Caption: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Stanley Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999)

Filmspotting 744 (09/13/19): Eyes Wide Shut at 20 / Top 5 Kubrick Scenes (54:00)
From: WBEZ

Back in 1999, it was hard to watch "Eyes Wide Shut" without thinking about Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as a real-life married couple participating in some sadistic form of ...