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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 824 (05/07/21): Top 5 ’70s Movie Moms / Wrath of Man / News From Home (7 From ’76)

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 54:00

824_web_small Sandwiched between the '60s sexual revolution and the reactionary conservatism of the '80s, the '70s was an anxious decade, and as that anxiety played out on movie screens, it did not spare mothers. This week, Adam and Josh -- sons of '70s moms themselves -- share their Top 5 '70s Movie Moms .  Then, they continue the 7 From '76 -- Best Year Ever series with Chantal Akerman's "News from Home." Plus, Josh's thoughts on the new "Wrath of Man," starring Jason Statham, and "About Endlessness" from Swedish auteur Roy Andersson ("Songs From The Second Floor").

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:

The 41st Annual Razzie Awards -- John Wilson Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 32:22

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2020 deprived us of many things, but bad movies was not one of them. Fortunately, that valuable public service that is the Razzies is here to hold purveyors of schlock accountable and give them what they deserve. When I spoke with founder and Head Berry John Wilson on April 12, 2021, the first thing I asked him was how the pandemic had been treating him and his vaccination status. We went on to talk about why yet another attempt to film Dr. Dolittle failed, the nomination of Rudy Giuliani in a supporting performance in the bitingly brilliant BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIE FILM, and Adam Sandler’s slew of nominations for a film not released in theaters. The biggest news, though, could be that for only the third time in Razzie history, someone has been nominated for a Razzie and an Oscar™ for the same performance: Glenn Close in HILBILLY ELEGY.

No conversation with Wilson could be complete without a few words about the Razzie champs SHOWGIRLS and MOMMY DEAREST, It would also be wrong for Wilson not to remind us all that the Razzies are there to ask “How could you?”, but rather, “Why would you?”.

We also discussed how the pandemic changed moviegoing in 2020, and possibly forever, but why it will always be better to enjoy movies, both good and bad, as a communal experience in the dark with strangers.

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: The Human Factor

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

Thehumanfactor_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 examines the involvement of US negotiators in Middle East peace talks in the 1990s with The Human Factor.

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:

Lars Halvorsen - Nordic Sound Designer - Winter Brothers, A White, White Day, Cutterhead, The Cave, The Good Traitor, Kamikaze

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

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Lars is from Norway and studied music and sound design in Denmark, where he met Icelandic director Hlynur Palmasson.

Their feature film Winter Brothers earned Lars a Danish Academy Award, and they again worked together on A White, White Day.

Other films Lars has worked on include: Cutterhead, The Cave, The Good Traitor, and most recently The Penultimate.

Lars' upcoming projects include: Kamikaze, Venuseffecten and Copenhagen Does Not Exist.