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.


165 Pieces

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Caption: 'Kinds of Kindness' / Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing' at 35
A cultural flashpoint in the summer of ‘89, Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” has lost none of its power in the last 35 years. Adam and Josh have a ...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'MaXXXine' / 'Chinatown' (at 50)
Reviews of Ti West’s horror trilogy-ender “MaXXXine,” and Oz Perkins’s “Longlegs” with Maika Monroe and Nicolas Cage. Plus, Roman Polanski’s possib...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'A Quiet Place: Day One' / Top 5 Movie Prequels
Critic Roxana Hadadi (critic at Vulture) joins Josh for reviews of the latest in the space alien invasion series, “A Quiet Place: Day One.” They'll...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Top 5 Films of 2024 (So Far) (Zendaya, Glen Powell, Vera Drew, Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
With picks heavy on emerging filmmakers, Michael Phillips joins Adam and Josh to count down the best of the year so far. Plus, a Golden Brick nod f...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 'The Bikeriders' interviews with Austin Butler, Jeff Nichols / 'Tuesday'
Filmspotting straps on their imaginary leather jackets as they sit down with "The Bikeriders" star Austin Butler, and talk about, among many things...

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  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Hit Man / Inside Out 2 / Ghostlight
Richard Linklater’s sexy gun-for-hire flick “Hit Man” arrived on Netflix last weekend, and Adam and Josh debate the merits of the film and its star...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Lord of the Rings Trilogy / Top 5 LOTR Scenes
With the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy back in theaters this month, we share Adam and Josh’s 2018 reappraisal of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning films,...

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  • Added: Jun 07, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga'
Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) joins Adam to review “Furiosa,” director George Miller’s latest entry in the Mad Max saga. Michael also weighs i...

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  • Added: May 31, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'I Saw the TV Glow'
After earning raves at Sundance and SXSW, Jane Schoenbrun’s haunting and insightful new film "I Saw the TV Glow," has made it to theaters. Adam and...

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  • Added: May 24, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption:  'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' / William Wyler's 'Roman Holiday'
The latest “Planet of the Apes” entry isn’t without fresh ideas, but Adam and Josh still miss Andy Serkis’s Caesar. They’ve got praise, though, for...

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  • Added: May 17, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Mike Faist and Zendaya in 'Challengers'
Adam and Josh catch up with Luca Guadagnino’s exhilarating pro-tennis-set “Challengers,” plus thoughts on Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in David Lei...

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  • Added: May 10, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Summer Movie Preview / 'Twisters' / 'The People’s Joker'
30 films, 14 matchups. Adam and Josh discuss the most intriguing titles coming to theaters between May and Labor Day (including Twisters, "Evil Doe...

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  • Added: May 03, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: 'The Mummy' turns 25 / William Wyler's ''Funny Girl'
Back in ‘99, Josh was a fan of “The Mummy.” Film snob Adam skipped it. With the film back in theaters for its 25th anniversary, they give it a fres...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Civil War'
Is Alex Garland’s new film, "Civil War," a warning or mere provocation? Adam and Josh discuss. Plus, the William Wyler Marathon continues with the ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Godzilla (1954) v. Kong (1933)
With the release of "Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire," Adam and Josh take the opportunity to settle the question of which classic monster movie has...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: 'Ex Machina' in the Age of AI / William Wyler's 'Mrs. Miniver'
With Alex Garland’s “Civil War” on the horizon, Adam and Josh take another look at the writer/director’s prescient AI thriller “Ex Machina.” Then, ...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'Road House' Double Deuce
With the release of a new “Road House” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam and Josh debate the merits of the 1989 original (there are many!), look at th...

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: 'Love Lies Bleeding' / 'The Best Years of Our Lives'
Adam and Josh praise Rose Glass’s nasty new noir “Love Lies Bleeding” and are knocked out by 1946’s “The Best Years of Our Lives,” William Wyler’s ...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' turns 20
For its 20th anniversary, Adam and Josh take a deep dive into the intricate world of 2004’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Plus the first...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: 'Dune: Part Two' / 1950s Madness (Rd. 2)
There is much to discuss about Dune: Part Two as Adam and Josh take on the latest in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” adaptation. Plus, Rd. 2 matchups in ...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6