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.


160 Pieces

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Caption: Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in Christopher Nolan's 'The Prestige'
Made between "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" was only a modest success back in 2006, but the twisty feudi...

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  • Added: May 29, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Top 5 'Trip' Series Scenes
With Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon taking their fourth and final trip abroad with the new "Trip to Greece," Adam and Josh consider the series' most m...

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  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' Trilogy
After scoring $2B and change at the box office and near-universal praise from audiences and critics, the only black mark on Christopher Nolan's "Da...

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  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 1984's 'Ghostbusters' vs 'Gremlins'
Back in '84, "Ghostbusters" was a bigger hit than "Gremlins" (#2 and #4 at the box office, respectively), and it's got the more memorable cast—and ...

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  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'
With movie theaters shuttered and many of us housebound, Adam and Josh look back over a lifetime of going to the movies with their Top 5 Moviegoing...

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  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: True History of the Kelly Gang, Blow the Man Down, Insomnia, Selah and the Spades
Expectations were high back in 2002 for Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia," the follow-up to his mind-bending breakthrough "Memento." But despite solid...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Hayao Miyazaki's 'Family Time' and Bette Davis in 'Dark Victory'
With Adam and Josh cooped up at home and spending lots (and lots) of quality time with their families in front of the TV, this week's Top 5 is devo...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Never Rarely Sometimes Always and Memento
Eliza Hittman's second feature, “Beach Rats,” got the director some attention in 2017, but her latest -- "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" -- came ou...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Jeremy Theobald in 'Following' / Bette Davis in 'Jezebel'
Christopher Nolan’s films are events: smart, ambitious and original. But before he made "Interstellar," "Dunkirk" or his "Dark Knight" trilogy—even...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'This is Spinal Tap,' 'Purple Rain,' 'Stop Making Sense'
"Purple Rain" was one of the highest-grossing films of 1984, but Prince's semi-autobiographical screen debut hasn't aged as well as its music has. ...

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  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Betty Davis Marathon & Great Films from the 1930s
Chaplin, Cagney, Garbo and Grant all make Adam and Josh's 1930s "Starter Pack," 10 films to introduce you – or get you better acquainted with – arg...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Orion Lee and John Magaro in First Cow
With "First Cow," Kelly Reichardt returns to the 19th century Oregon Territory of her most acclaimed film, "Meek's Cutoff." An early film of the ye...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Top 10 Films of the 2010s (Pt. 2)
PTA. Wes. Malick. The Coens. Of course they made the cut. But who else? This week, Adam and Josh complete a task a decade in the making with their ...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 10 Films of the 2010s (Pt. 1)
Films from Abbas Kiarostami, Sofia Coppola, Spike Lee – and a couple of former Golden Brick winners – all make the cut as Adam and Josh start their...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Top 10 Performers of the 2010s
It was the decade we discovered Jennifer Lawrence, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong'o. The decade we watched actors like Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Filmspotting Live in Chicago
Filmspotting celebrated its 15th anniversary over the weekend with a 35mm-screening of Howard Hawks' RIO BRAVO at Chicago's venerated Music Box The...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Actor, Jeff Bridges
He's The Dude. His Dudeness. Duder. Or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing. Since his breakout in 1971's "The Last Picture Show...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 2020 Oscars
Will the Academy choose to remember 2019 as the year of "Parasite," "Marriage Story" and "Little Women" —or of "1917" and "Joker"? The Chicago Trib...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet'
We ignore rumor and speculation and confine our 2020 Movie Preview to the current movie year (see you in 2021, Joel Coen's "Macbeth"!). New stuff f...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Best Scenes of 2019 / Oscar Nominations / Golden Brick Winner
The funniest scenes. The most moving moments. The best needle drops. Plus, a look at the Oscar nominees, and Adam and Josh announce the winner of ...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4