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Playlist: Movie Series and Pieces

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Curated Playlist

Indie and mainstream, actors and producers — here are movie series on PRX of various lengths.

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Filmspotting (weekly series) (Series)

Produced by WBEZ

"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.

Most recent piece in this series:

Filmspotting 717 (02/22/19): Top 5 Movies About Suburbia (w/Jessica Harper) / Cassavetes #1 - Faces

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 53:59

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Worse than a coven of witches? The 'Burbs.  "Suspiria" star Jessica Harper has appeared in over 20 films since the mid-'70s, but she's also had a career as a singer-songwriter and children's book author. Her latest venture has her turning to memoir in the form of a 10-part podcast called "Winnetka," named for the Chicago suburb where she and her five siblings came of age in the '50s and '60s. Harper's podcast tells the story of that suburban upbringing, in particular the darkness and secretiveness that existed below the picture-perfect appearances. Harper discusses "Winnetka," and joins Adam and Josh for the Top 5 Movies About Suburbia. Plus -- 13 years in the making -- the Cassavetes Marathon gets underway with 1968's "Faces," starring Gena Rowlands, John Marley and Oscar-nominees Lynn Carlin and Seymour Cassel.

Sounds Familiar #5: Sex, Death and Morals in Horror.

From Blake Cooper | Part of the Sounds Familiar series | 17:00

In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated.

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In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” 
Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated. Dr. Lisa Wade, founder of the blog Sociological Images, helps me break down the complexity of the role of women in horror movies. We’ll discuss what these films say about our sense of morality and justice. And we’ll travel all the way back to 18th century London, to meet Tom Nero, arguably the horror genre’s original serial villain.
Next Week: “Series in Decline”

Indie Outlook (Series)

Produced by Matt Fagerholm

Chicago film critic Matt Fagerholm highlights the latest and greatest in modern independent cinema.

Most recent piece in this series:

Duncan Riddell on "Older Children"

From Matt Fagerholm | Part of the Indie Outlook series | 23:10

Photo_27_small Filmmaker Duncan Riddell joins host Matt Fagerholm to discuss his new film, "Older Children," which premieres in Chicago November 10th. The program was produced at Columbia College Chicago. Technical producer was Rebecca Nystedt. An Indie Outlook production.

Behind the Scenes (Series)

Produced by Andrea Chase

Filmmakers and actors talk with Andrea Chase. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor. Series pieces are various lengths from 8 to 25 minutes.

Most recent piece in this series:

2019 Razzie Awards -- John Wilson Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 22:15

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There are many reasons that I look forward to my annual interview with Razzie Founder and Head Berry, John Wilson. Not the least of them is that he makes me laugh. A lot. As we review the nominees, including Donald Trump (full list here), recognizing the worst of the worst in cinema, where they each went wrong is the main topic, but while Wilson is quick with a witty barb, he’s also thoughtful as he ponders the state of cinema, both good and bad.

This year, I asked him to stroll down memory lane to the first Razzie Ceremony, which he held in his living room to an appreciative crowd of friends. The world at large appreciated the press release he sent out, and now, in anticipation of the 39th annual awards announcement, it’s become an institution, with voting members of the Golden Raspberry Awards Foundation hailing from all over the world.

He also discussed why holidays are even more awkward than they might otherwise have been because of Wilson’s zeal for bad cinema; Melissa McCarthy being nominated for both a Razzie and an Oscar™; why Helen Mirren couldn’t save WINCHESTER; what it says about a year’s bad films that FIFTY SHADES FREED didn’t sweep every category; the reasons why returning Razzie favorite John Travolta essayed the role of GOTTI; and what Razzie Redemption is all about.  

We started, though, with Wilson’s reactions to this year’s Razzie nominees.

The winners will be announced on February 23, 2019, the day >before< the Little Gold Naked Man is handed out.

 

The Indie on Demand Movie Review (Series)

Produced by Daniel Persons

A short, weekly review show dedicated to highlighting independent films available via on-demand platforms. Produced and hosted by film journalist and critic Dan Persons.

Most recent piece in this series:

Indie on Demand Reviews FIGHTVILLE

From Daniel Persons | Part of the The Indie on Demand Movie Review series | 01:59

Fightville_prx_image_v01_small Film critic Dan Persons reviews FIGHTVILLE, an intense and intimate documentary focusing on the brutal sport of mixed martial arts.

THE INDIE ON DEMAND MOVIE REVIEW is a short, weekly, module-style review show dedicated to highlighting independent films available via on-demand platforms. Produced and hosted by film journalist and critic Dan Persons (The Huffington Post, IFC, Air America), each 2-minute episode will feature a review of an independent film that has recently debuted on-demand, incorporating cleared audio clips and Dan's detailed analysis to provide listeners with an entertaining and insightful glimpse into the exciting and innovative world of independent film, with all titles available immediately for viewing at home.

Reel Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin takes a look at the horror homage of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie.

Most recent piece in this series:

Reel Discovery: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the Reel Discovery series | 03:00

Howtotrainyourdragon3_small Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin returns to Berk one last time for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

It's Movie Time (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

A weekly five-minute film review series with critics John DeSando and Kristin Dreyer Kramer.

Most recent piece in this series:

It's Movie Time; July 6, 2012: The Amazing Spider-Man, To Rome with Love

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the It's Movie Time series | 05:00

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Spoiler Alert Radio (Series)

Produced by MergingArts Productions

Toni Pennacchia discusses all things film with independent directors, writers, producers, composers, cinematographers, editors, promoters, and more, in this 29-minute series.

Most recent piece in this series:

Sergio Diaz - Mexican Sound Designer and Sound Editor - Pan's Labyrinth, Heli, The Thin Yellow Line, The Untamed, While the Wolf's Away, and Roma

From MergingArts Productions | Part of the Spoiler Alert Radio series | 29:00

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Over the last couple decades, Sergio worked in several aspects of sound, from Supervising Dialog and ADR Editor to Supervising Sound Editor to Re-recording Mixer to Sound Designer.

He has won or been nominated for several awards including winning the Golden Reel Award from the MPSE for his sound work on Pan's Labyrinth.  Sergio has collaborated with renowned directors on films such as Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy II21 Grams and BabelInto the Wild, and Apocalypto.

Sergio has worked on other acclaimed films including: Battle in HeavenSilent LightRudo y CursiThe PrizeThe DelayLight After DarknessHeliThe Thin Yellow LineDesiertoThe Untamed, and While the Wolf's Away.

One of Sergio's most recent projects is as Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor for the Academy Award winning film Romafor Alfonso Cuaron, for which he has been nominated an Academy Award for Sound Editing.