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.


102 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet in James Cameron's 'Titanic'
"Pulp Fiction," "Goodfellas," "Fargo": some ‘90s movies moved seamlessly from best of the year, to best of the decade, to best of all time. But as ...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Michael B. Jordan & Chadwick Boseman in Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther'
A review of "Black Panther. Plus, the inspired pairing of Ryan Coogler and "Black Panther" has Adam and Josh in pitch mode as they offer up the su...

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's 1983 classic 'The King of Comedy'
1983 had De Palma's "Scarface," Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" (and "Delirious"!), four Tom Cruise movies and the final film in the original "Sta...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'
In the 30 years since his turn as the temperamental Sid Vicious in Alex Cox's '86 punk biopic "Sid and Nancy," Gary Oldman has brought an intense c...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Phantom Thread'
With the ink hardly dry on their year-end lists, Adam and Josh offer up a 2018 Preview in the form of their top 5 questions about the new movie yea...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Best Movie Moments of 2017
Despite staying in-studio this time, Adam and Josh continue the tradition of making the first show of the new year a celebratory, post-Top 10 "Wrap...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Top 10 Films of 2017 (Part 1)
With Michael Phillips and Tasha Robinson joining Adam and Josh for the Top 10 Films of 2017 countdown, the roundtable devotes part one to 'The Outl...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Caption: Top 10 Films of 2017 (Part 2)
With their 'outlier' picks behind them, Adam and Josh -- joined by guests Tasha Robinson (The Verge) and Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) -- get ...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Daisy Ridley in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (2015)
In advance of the forthcoming sequel in the intergalactic franchise, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Adam and Josh revisit their review of 2015's "Star...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner 2049'
Thirty-five years after the original “Blade Runner” brought its influential tech-noir vision of the future to movie screens, the highly anticipated...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Tom Cruise in 'American Made'
Tom Cruise has been cranking out high-profile motion pictures at the rate of one a year for more than three decades now. His latest is "American Ma...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Michael Madsen, Harvey Keitel & Steve Buscemi in Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs'
When "Reservoir Dogs" came out 25 years ago, Adam and Josh were movie geek teenagers. They were bound by their DNA to love it. But does Quentin Tar...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'
Religious experiences at the movies? You've had them, or witnessed them. Sometimes they're right in your face, while at other times, they're hidd...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight'
With its 14 Oscar nominations, the 2017 Best Picture Oscar seems ""La La Land’s" to lose. In the role of spoiler? The critically adored "Moonlight,...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Michael Phillips, Josh Larsen & Adam Kempenaar at Filmspotting's 2016 Wrap Party Live
For Filmspotting's annual year-end Wrap Party, Adam, Josh and some very special guests set up camp on Chicago's South Side for a live show dedicate...

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'
Citizen Kane, Vertigo, The Godfather. 200 years from now, will anyone even remember these movies? Or are we currently overlooking the classics of t...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'
Citizen Kane, Vertigo, The Godfather. 200 years from now, will anyone even remember these movies? Or are we currently overlooking the classics of t...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Royalty Hightower in 'The Fits'
Director Anna Rose Holmer had a Sundance hit earlier this year with her debut film "The Fits," a stunningly shot tale of a young girl coming to ter...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones in 'Ghostbusters'
After facing a surprisingly hostile campaign from fans of the 1984 original, the new "Ghostbusters" has finally made it to theaters. But have Krist...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Scene from Brian De Palma's 1984 'Body Double'
Director Brian De Palma made his mark in the ‘70s alongside contemporaries like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg. But 40 ...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7