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Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen. Part of the Panoply Network.

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#692: The Dark Knight 10th Anniv. / HBO's Sharp Objects
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THE DARK KNIGHT turns ten this summer, and in the years since it won critical raves and dominated the 2008 box office, its reputation, influence and iconic status have only grown. But what does it look like after a decade of superhero movies made in its shadow? Adam and Josh give the Sacred Cow treatment to Christopher Nolan's film and - with the help of listeners - engage in a spirited debate about which film deserves the title of "Best Superhero Movie Ever." Plus, Adam's conversation with the writer and stars of HBO's SHARP OBJECTS.<br><br>0:00-2:09 - Billboard<br>3:05- 45:56 - Sacred Cow: "The Dark Knight”<br><em>Black Puma, "Black Moon Rising"</em><br>49:02-1:08:31 - Next Week / Polls / Best Superhero Movie<br>1:08:31-1:46:47 - Interview: Gillian Flynn, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina<br>1:46:47-1:49:22 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:XVbM6Ab3lSM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 10, 2018
#691: Mission: Impossible - Fallout / Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances (Revisited)
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The "M:I" franchise is over 20 years old, with its sixth installment - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT - currently in theaters. But ageless star Tom Cruise and his collaborators show no signs of slowing down when it comes to being a reliable source for action movie spectacle. Adam and Josh consider the near maniacal insistence on verisimilitude of writer/director Christopher McQuarrie and his star, and whether "Fallout's" focus on humanizing Ethan Hunt makes them regret Hunt didn't get more acclaim on their Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances.<br><br>0:00-3:07 - Billboard / Donations<br>3:08- 27:10 - Review: "Mission: Impossible - Fallout”<br><em>Carolina Story, “We Were Young Once Too"<br></em>28:23-31:39 - Next Week / Polls [Best Superhero Movie]<br>31:40-1:27:45 - Top 5: Cruise Performances (Revisited)<br>1:27:45-1:32:37 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:q53yf3kacBc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 03, 2018
#690: Top 5 Films of 2018 (So Far)
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At the halfway point of the year in movies, Adam and Josh agree on their two favorite movies, but share some surprising and diverse picks to round out their Top 5 Films of 2018 (So Far). Plus, listeners weigh in with their picks for the best of the year so far, and the new Filmspotting poll gives you just two options for best superhero movie... of all time.&nbsp; <br><br>0:00-4:34 - Billboard<br>5:19-36:33 - Top 5: Films of 2018 (So Far)<br><em>Chance the Rapper, "Work Out"</em><br>37:53-44:47 - Next Week / Notes / New Poll<br>44:47-1:11:39 - Top 5: Films of 2018 (So Far), cont.<br>1:11:39-1:13:44 - Close<br><br>*Correction: Simon Russell Beale plays Lavrenti Beria in "The Death of Stalin" not Nikita Kruschev (who is played by a very good Steve Buscemi).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:NFcH6FhsVZk:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 27, 2018
#689: Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) / Top 5 Struggling Adolescents
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When Bo Burnham's EIGHTH GRADE debuted at Sundance in January, the response was mostly ecstatic - but also a little perplexed. How had a 27 year-old male stand up comic pulled off such a sincere and moving depiction of a teenage girl's middle school anxiety? How - and why? This week on the show, Adam gets to ask that very question in his interview with Burnham, as the two talk about the value of seeing human stories on the big screen and the genius of the film's star, newcomer Elsie Fisher. Plus, Adam's thoughts on the new Eugene Jarecki doc THE KING and his interview with fellow Iowan Andrew Sherburne, co-director of the new doc SAVING BRINTON. All that and this week's Filmspotting Top 5: Struggling Adolescents. <br><br>0:00-1:57 - Billboard<br>1:57-36:11 - Interview: Bo Burnham<br>36:11-42:36 - Reaction: "Eighth Grade"<br><em>Zac Clark, "Drugs"</em><br>43:38-55:31 - Next Week / Notes<br>55:31-1:01:51 - Massacre Theatre<br>1:01:51-1:07:12 - AK Recommends: "The King"<br>1:07:12-1:19:46 - Interview: Andrew Sherburne ("Saving Brinton")<br><em>Zac Clark, "Love You Later"</em><br>1:21:12-1:23:45 - Donations<br>1:23:45-2:01:21 - Top 5: Struggling Adolescents<br>2:01:21-2:04:06 - Close&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:2Y0axZ0X_SU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 20, 2018
#688: Sorry to Bother You / Top 5 Worst Movie Jobs / Ant Man & The Wasp
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Comedy, social satire, dystopian nightmare: rapper, producer, political activist Boots Riley's debut film SORRY TO BOTHER YOU has a lot on its mind. And that's a good thing. Adam and guest Michael Phillips have a review of Riley's film, including some spoiler talk on the movie's divisive ending. Plus, Michael's thoughts on ANT MAN AND THE WASP, a review of director Debra Granik's LEAVE NO TRACE, the long-awaited follow-up to her 2010 film "Winter's Bone," and a Top 5 first: two picks come from the same movie (bold move, Phillips). It's the Top 5 Worst Movie Jobs.<br><br>0:00-2:54 - Billboard<br>2:54-33:25 - Reviews: "Ant Man," "Sorry to Bother You"<br>33:25-41:46 - "Sorry" Spoiler Talk<br><em>Caleborate, "Soul" (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)</em><br>42:42-1:00:05 - Next Week / Polls [Best Performances/Films of '18 (So Far)]<br>1:00:05-1:13:28 - Review: "Leave No Trace"<br><em>Caleborate, "Bankrobber"<br></em>1:14:15-1:17:46 - Donations<em><br></em>1:17:46-1:57:48 - Top 5: Worst Movie Jobs<br>1:57:48-2:00:59 - Close &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:7rbZgTRQt8E:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 13, 2018
FS Revisited: The Terminator / Top 5 Films of 1984
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1984 was a banner year for crane kicks, mogwais and bustin' ghosts, but it also saw the debut of Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800, better known as THE TERMINATOR. On this episode from May 2017, Adam and Josh give James Cameron's seminal sci-fi thriller the Sacred Cow treatment, resulting in a heated split review. Plus, the Top 5 Films of 1984.<br><br>0:00-1:14 - Billboard<br>1:14-34:18 - Sacred Cow: "The Terminator"<br><em>The Ramones, "Too Tough To Die"</em><br>35:16-1:12:47 - Top 5: Films of 1984<br>1:12:47-1:13:58 - Close &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:bxu9AyG_izI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 06, 2018
#687: Top 5 Women in Westerns / Damsel
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Sure, movie westerns are mostly about dudes on horseback quick-drawing pistols in small, dusty cow-towns, but some of the best films in the genre feature memorable turns by actresses in key roles, like Grace Kelly and Katy Jurado in "High Noon," Angie Dickinson in "Rio Bravo" - and Madeline Kahn in "Blazing Saddles." This week on the show, Josh and the AV Club's Katie Rife share their Top 5 Women in Westerns along with a review of DAMSEL, the oddball new western from the Zellner Brothers ("Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter"), starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska. <br><br>0:00-2:12 - Intro<br>2:55-18:56 - Review: "Damsel"<br>18:56-24:29 - "Damsel" Spoilers<br><em>Nikki Lane, "Companion"</em><br>27:12-33:30 - Next week / Passes / Meetups<br>33:30-40:39 - Massacre Theatre<br>42:38-1:22:17 - Top 5: Women in Westerns<br>1:22:17-1:25:47 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5_mhUMvnGRQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 29, 2018
#686: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom / Top 5 Movie Chrises
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It isn't enough that we've been blessed with four hunky dudes named Chris, all with solid acting chops and charisma to spare - we had to go ahead and rank them. On this week's show, Adam and Josh battle over the relative merits of Evans, Hemsworth, Pine and Pratt - and welcome another age-appropriate Chris to the club - as they offer a very special "Power Ranking" Top 5: Actors (between the ages of 35 and 39) Named Chris. Plus. a review of the Pratt-starring JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, directed by J.A. Bayona ("The Orphanage." "The Impossible").<br><br>0:00-1:36 - Intro<br>2:19-23:20 - Review: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"<br><em>U.S. Girls, "A Rage of Plastics"</em><br>29:47-38:50 - Next week / Passes / Meetups / SVU<br>38:50-42:53 - Poll (Best Performances of 2018 So Far) <br><em>U.S. Girls, "Pearly Gates"<br></em>44:50-48:34 - Donations<br>48:34-1:25:08 - Top 5: Movie Chrises<br>1:25:08-1:27:00 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:eE0a0_svkYA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 22, 2018
#685: Incredibles 2 / Top 5 Pixar Performances / Hereditary
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Pixar has done a lot of things right over the past 23 years (note the studio's <a href="http://www.metacritic.com/company/pixar-animation-studios">80% average Metacritic rating</a>), but among its greatest accomplishments is its consistently inspired voice casting. Tom Hanks' Woody works so well not just because of the actor's familiarity, but because Woody also taps into the decency, good humor - and occasional comic hysteria - that define Hanks's on-screen persona. On this week's show, Adam and Josh celebrate that genius ear for casting with their Top 5 Pixar Performances, along with a review of the new INCREDIBLES 2. Plus, Josh's thoughts on the new indie horror film HEREDITARY, the "Ocean's 11 spin-off" OCEAN'S 8 and Golden Brick nominee "THOROUGHBREDS."&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <br><br>0:00-2:26 - Intro<br>1:11-27:06 - Review: "Incredibles 2"<br><em>Neko Case, "Bad Luck"</em><br>29:50-45:37 - Next week / Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>45:37-53:58 - Larsen Recommends: "Hereditary," "Ocean's 8," "Thoroughbreds"<br><em>Neko Case, "Hell-On"</em><br>56:23-1:35:21 - Top 5: Pixar Performances<br>1:35:21-1:37:31 - Close &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:G-wRtS-bA7U:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 15, 2018
#684: Top 5 Classic Rock Moments in Movies
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Whether used ironically or to provide insight - or just to make characters look really, really cool - classic rock has been memorably employed by some of the best directors of the rock era. Joining Adam and Josh for their Top 5 Classic Rock Moments in Movies is writer and critic Steven Hyden, author of the new book "Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock."&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:40 - Intro<br>3:15-26:07 - Top 5: Classic Rock Moments in Movies<br><em>Donovan, "Atlantis"</em><br>29:05-31:14 - Notes<br>31:14-1:07:44 - Top 5: Classic Rock Moments in Movies, cont.<br>1:07:44-1:09:42 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:zcqVmj8cVbg:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 08, 2018
#683: Almost Famous / Steven Hyden
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With rock writer and cultural critic <a href="https://uproxx.com/author/steven-hyden/">Steven Hyden</a> dropping by to discuss his new book, "Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock," Adam and Josh decided it was as good a time as any to revisit rock-critic-turned-filmmaker Cameron Crowe's ode to '70s rock ALMOST FAMOUS. As a meditation on criticism and the critic's relationship with artists, Adam and Josh agree that the movie is as authentic, moving and funny today as it was almost 20 years ago. They also agree on some minor quibbles with the film, but save their biggest debate for Billy Crudup's enigmatic guitarist Russell Hammond. Was Crowe right to pick a good actor over a good musician? Hyden makes it clear where he stands on the issue when he joins the conversation and also talks about the past, present and future of Classic Rock.<br><br>And if you're wondering what happened to this week's top 5 list? It's coming. Sides 3 and 4 of this Filmspotting double album will drop next week when Hyden returns for the Top 5 Classic Rock Moments in Movies.<br><br>0:00-2:28 - Intro<br>3:11-49:33 - Sacred Cow: "Almost Famous"<br><em>Elton John, "Tiny Dancer"</em><br>52:35-1:02:25 - Notes / Polls (Replacing an icon / Best of Pixar)<br>1:02:25-1:36:18 - Interview: Steven Hyden<br>1:36:18-1:45:10 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:FtkOWBo0GtU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 01, 2018
#682: Solo: A Star Wars Story / Paul Schrader / Deadpool 2
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40 (movie) years after Han Solo first boasted about his 12-parsec Kessel Run, the new SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY finally lets us take the ride. But is it enough to justify the movie's existence? And what if your new Han isn't among the five best things about his own movie? Yes, Adam and Josh have issues with "Solo," but also some praise for the excellent supporting cast, at least one great action set-piece and Chewbacca, of course. Also on the show, recommendations for DEADPOOL 2 and the new doc CHOSEN: CUSTODY OF THE EYES, plus an interview with legendary writer/director Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "Affliction"), whose new film, FIRST REFORMED with Ethan Hawke, is earning him some of the best reviews of his long and storied career. (Come for Schrader's brilliant insights into "slow cinema," stay for the anecdote about his intro to Ingmar Bergman at an Ann Arbor porn theater and the movie of his that he refers to as "a piece of juvenilia and an F.U. to my dad and his religion.")&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-2:05 - Intro<br>2:51-32:01 - Review: "Solo: A Star Wars Story"<br><em>Mokoomba, "Mokole"</em><br>35:15-46:26 - Next Week / Notes / Corrections<br>46:26-53:09 - Massacre Theatre<br>53:09-1:01:49 - ]"Chosen: Custody of the Eyes," "Deadpool 2"<br>1:01:49-1:11:21 - Feedback: "Avengers: Infinity War"<br><em>Mokoomba, "Njawane"</em><br>1:15:55-1:17:48 - Donations<br>1:17:48-1:53:49 - Interview: Paul Schrader<br>1:53:49-1:56:24 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:sD4bOMl2Q30:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 25, 2018
#681: Lord of the Rings 15th Anniversary / Top 5 LOTR Scenes
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Released in consecutive Decembers beginning in 2001, Peter Jackson’s colossal adaptation of Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy reached its conclusion in 2003 with "The Return of the King" which went on to win 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Despite enjoying the first installment just fine, Adam never made time for "Two Towers" or "Return," which didn't stop him from spending much of the last fifteen years taking digs at the films and the people who loved them (people like Josh). But with 2019's Filmspotting Madness (Best of the 2000s) on the horizon - just past the Misty Mountains, in fact - Adam agreed to knock out his Hobbity blindspots with an epic (re)consideration of the trilogy in which he and Josh discuss the horror elements in the trilogy, the care with which Jackson depicts the cost of war and the greatness of Ian McKellen (and the rest of the brilliantly cast ensemble). Plus a Top 5 Scenes from the trilogy that illustrates how Jackson, in bringing the trilogy to life, was just as attentive to the subtle, quiet moments as he was the epic battle scenes. <br><br>0:00-2:32 - Intro<br>3:08-41:51 - "The Lord of the Rings"<br><em>Howard Shore, "The End of All Things"</em><br>44:07-51:32 - Next Week / Notes<br>51:32-59:43 - Polls (Best of&nbsp; Brolin / Taking Over an Iconic Role)<br><em>Howard Shore, "The Prophecy"</em><br>1:01:54-1:42:39 - Top 5: "Lord of the Rings" Scenes<br>1:42:39-1:46:55 - Close / Outtake&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Engtpl7UJZo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 18, 2018
#680: Tully / Top 5 Too-Real Parenting Moments
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"It's the most terrifying day in your life, the day the first one is born." Bill Murray bringing the truth in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation" - just one of the films referenced in this week's Top 5: Too-Real Parenting Moments. As real-life parents of four (Adam) and two (Josh), this week's list has a more confessional quality to it than most. And it's all inspired by TULLY, the very good new film from Diablo Copy and Jason Reitman, previous collaborators on "Juno" and "Young Adult."&nbsp; <br><br>0:00-2:20 - Intro<br>2:56-38:05 - Review: "Tully"<br><em>Bat Fangs, "Rock the Reaper"</em><br>39:29-57:09 - Next Week / Notes<br>57:09-1:04:04 - Massacre Theatre<br><em>Bat Fangs, "Wolfbite"</em><br>1:07:44-1:46:45 - Top 5: Too-Real Parenting Moments<br>1:46:45-1:51:26 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:atETGG4Ixr0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 11, 2018
#679: Summer Movie Preview / You Were Never Really Here / The Rider
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The massive success of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" may have made the concept of a “summer” blockbuster season irrelevant, but there will still be summer and there will still be summer movies. And despite Marvel's early box office dominance, big movies await in the form of high profile sequels for "Jurassic World," "Deadpool" and "The Incredibles." Oh, and a little "Star Wars Story" about Han Solo arriving on Memorial Day. For their look ahead at the upcoming slate of releases, Adam and Josh ignore (almost) all of those to pose their Top 5 Summer Movie Questions, with queries about the Pope, Mister Rogers and maybe this year's "Lady Bird"?<br><br>Plus, reviews of Lynne Ramsay's YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE with Joaquin Phoenix and Chloe Zhao's acclaimed THE RIDER, and Adam recommends the new reality-is-stranger-than-fiction doc THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS.<br><br>0:00-1:46 - Intro<br>2:42-42:19 - Summer Movie Preview<br><em>Lucy Dacus, "Yours &amp; Mine"</em><br>45:22-41:03 - Next Week / Notes<br>41:03-55:20 - Poll: Best of Brolin<br>56:30-1:27:30 - Review: "You Were Never...," "The Rider"&nbsp;<br>1:27:30-1:31:26 - Adam recommends: "Three Identical Strangers"<br>1:31:26-1:35:25 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:OVl9V-jH6hU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 04, 2018
#678: Avengers: Infinity War / Top 5: Filmspotting's Avengers
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With the first decade of the MCU coming to a close with AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (and its 2019 sequel), Adam and Josh are forced to reckon with the fact that 19 films into Marvel's uneven series, they've developed some affection for many of its Chrises, er, characters. And, oh my, are there so many characters. And while Josh at various points refers to the film as "exhausting" and "a long con," Adam defends directors Anthony and Joe Russo ("Captain America: Civil War") for bringing discipline and sound storytelling to their massive undertaking. Also on the show, the Top 5 "Filmspotting Avengers," which has Adam and Josh assembling their own teams of cinematic heroes. (Yes, of course this Top 5 has inspired a t-shirt design contest.)<br><br>0:00-2:07 - Intro<br>2:44-27:25 - Review: "Avengers: Infinity War"<br><em>Waxahatchee, "No Question"</em><br>30:04-36:14 - Next Week / Notes<br>36:14-42:16 - Massacre Theatre<br><em>Waxahatchee, "Recite Remorse"</em><br>43:57-46:34 - Donations<br>46:34-1:14:55 - Top 5: Filmspotting's Avengers<br>1:14:55-1:17:46 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:kzR5iMLJsgw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 27, 2018
#677: Lean on Pete / Top 5 Horse Scenes
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UK writer-director Andrew Haigh has spent the first part of his career quietly defying expectations. With his feature breakout "Weekend," he crafted an intimate tale about two young gay men spending a weekend getting to know each other. For his 2015 follow-up, "45 Years," Haigh turned his focus to an aging husband and wife haunted by the past. (Charlotte Rampling was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.) And now Haigh's latest takes another surprising turn, with his adaptation of the Willy Vlautin novel LEAN ON PETE, which chronicles the relationship between a displaced teen and a past-his-prime race horse. But true to Haigh's work to date, PETE is a clear-eyed, unsentimental piece of work that - like his other films - is still capable of delivering a punch to the gut. <br><br>On this week's show, Adam and Josh have a review of LEAN ON PETE and, in the tradition of inspired Top 5 topics like Bicycle Scenes and Movie Redheads, they share their Top 5 Horse Scenes (horses on stage! horses in the jungle! ship-wrecked horses!). Plus Chicago critic Steve Prokopy drops by to share some details about the upcoming Chicago Critics Film Festival (May 4th-10th).<br><br>0:00-2:05 - Intro<br>2:43-34:21 - Review: "Lean On Pete"<br><em>Hurray for the Riff Raff, "Hungry Ghost"</em><br>38:13-49:28 - Milos Forman / Notes<br>49:28-59:20 - Filmspotting Madness Recap<br>59:20-1:15:24 - Preview: Chicago Critics Film Festival<br><em>The Osmonds, "Crazy Horses"</em><br>1:17:54-1:51:53 - Top 5: Horse Scenes<br>1:51:53-1:55:29 - Close / Josh Recommends: Pizza Ranch&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:XrXGqG8CqF8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 20, 2018
Minnelli Marathon Awards - The Garlands
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After working through six films spanning nearly two decades in the career of Vincente Minnelli, Adam, Josh and guest <a href="https://writingrhetoric.nd.edu/faculty/nathaniel-myers/">Nathaniel Myers</a> roll out the red carpet for "The Garlands," the best of the marathon awards, including their favorite Supporting and Lead Performances, Scene, "Minnelli Moment" and Picture. <br><br>For the full Minnelli lineup and conversations, visit the <a href="https://www.filmspotting.net/marathons/">Marathons page</a> at filmspotting.net.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:B-fyODn48Ys:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 18, 2018
#676: A Quiet Place / Top 5 Quiet Scenes / FS Madness Champ
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It's a little surprising to see nice guy "Office"-alum John Krasinski directing a monster movie, but Adam and guest-host Michael Phillips agree that his A QUIET PLACE is a tense, finely-crafted film that feels a little like a Western and a well-observed family drama – even as it's scaring the pants off you. Krasinksi's movie also exploits its smart premise to potent effect: its monsters hunt by sound, so everyone - including the audience - is on aural high alert. For this week's Top 5, Adam and Michael look to films from icons like Kubrick, Hitchcock, Coppola and Spielberg for scenes that make effective use of silence. Plus, your 2018 Filmspotting Madness Champion.<br><br>0:00-1:42 - Intro<br>2:26-32:07 - Review: "A Quiet Place"<br><em>Wye Oak, "The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs"</em><br>34:10-41:52 - Notes / Next Week<br>41:52-56:20 - Filmspotting Madness Champion<br>56:20-1:11:45 - Top 5: Quiet Scenes<br><em>Dave Shire, "The Conversation" (Main Theme)</em><br>1:13:43-1:36:01 - Top 5: Quiet Scenes cont.<br>1:36:01-1:39:57 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:cOwi8b-Jy4A:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 13, 2018
Minnelli Marathon #6 - Some Came Running
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Guest-host Michael Phillips says of Minnelli that no one shot better wide-screen Cinemascope compositions and calls the director's SOME CAME RUNNING - based on James Jones's 1957 novel - "one of the great adaptations of a truly lousy book." (RUNNING is based on James Jones's follow-up to "From Here To Eternity.") In the film, which was nominated for 5 Oscars, Frank Sinatra plays a slumping novelist back in his small Indiana hometown for the first time in 16 years. He's torn between two women - call girl Shirley MacLaine and sophisticated English teacher Martha Hyer. Along for the ride is Dean Martin as Sinatra's gambler pal. Michael admits to being "in the bag" for Minnelli's masterfully shot melodrama. But can Adam see his way past the movie's retrograde sexual politics?<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Hnv8TIT-Yp8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 11, 2018
#675: Ready Player One / Top 5 Movie Homages / FS Madness Final
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Is there a four-hour cut of READY PLAYER ONE? Adam and guest host Tasha Robinson (TheVerge.com, Next Picture Show) have no idea, but it would help explain some of the narrative shortcuts in Spielberg's visually impressive adaptation of the Ernest Cline bestseller. The good news about the story's leap to the big screen is an improvement on the fun, but slight source material and some electrifying moments of nostalgia-fueled fun. Adam and Tasha also go on an Easter Egg hunt of sorts, with their Top 5 Movie Homages (that is, movies referencing other movies), including a movie-length Tarantino homage that gobsmacks Adam when Tasha points it out. All that, plus the championship round of Filmspotting Madness.<br><br>0:00-2:44 - Intro<br>3:30-41:25 - Review: "Ready Player One"<br><em>The Blow, "Get Up"</em><br>44:30-49:41 - Next Week / Notes<br>49:41-58:56 - Filmspotting Madness: Final<br>58:56-1:23:04 - Top 5: Movie Homages<br><em>The Blow, "The Greatest Love of All"</em><br>1:25:06-1:57:43 - Top 5: Movie Homages, cont<br>1:57:43-2:01:03 - Close&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:pyMEj1cWZ18:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 06, 2018
Minnelli Marathon #5 - Lust for Life
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Vincente Minnelli's 1956 Van Gogh biopic starring Kirk Douglas as the tortured artist is as bold and emotionally vivid as one of the painter's visionary canvases. Which is to say that, yeah, it lacks a bit of subtlety now and then. But Douglas gives an intense and painfully vulnerable performance as Van Gogh, alongside memorable turns by James Donald as Vincent's long-suffering but loyal brother Theo, and Oscar-winner Anthony Quinn as a belligerent, larger-than-life Paul Gaugin.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:wpkdVA5AJXQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 04, 2018
#674: Isle of Dogs / Top 5 Wes Anderson Scenes / FS Madness Final Four
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In 2007, Wes Anderson took his act overseas to India for "The Darjeeling Limited," and was accused by some of cultural insensitivity. Anderson's latest - the stop-motion animated ISLE OF DOGS - is set in Japan, and some of those same criticisms have resurfaced. While acknowledging its critics, Josh deems the setting "crucial" to the film's power and anoints it an early front-runner for his film of the year. But does (relative) Anderson-skeptic Adam follow his co-host's lead? A review of "Dogs," Josh and Michael Phillips' Top 5 Wes Anderson Scenes (from 2014) and the Filmspotting Madness: Best of the '90s Final Four revealed.<br><br>0:00-2:05 - Intro<br>3:00-37:24 - Review: "Isle of Dogs"<br><em>Jack White, "Why Walk a Dog?"</em><br>39:58-49:07 - Next Week / Notes<br>49:07-1:01:11 - Filmspotting Madness: Final Four<br>1:01:11-1:16:39 - Top 5: Wes Anderson Scenes (2014)<br><em>The Ramones, "Judy Is a Punk"<br></em>1:17:24-1:36:48 - Top 5: Anderson Scenes cont.<br>1:36:48-1:39:04 - Close&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:hS4w-dIu9OA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 30, 2018
#673: Unsane / FS Madness Elite 8
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When Steven Soderbergh returned to feature filmmaking last year with the low budget heist caper "Logan Lucky," it was just another chapter in the mercurial director’s career. Blockbuster filmmaker. Indie auteur. Soderbergh has done it all. He shot his latest - the psychological thriller UNSANE featuring Claire Foy ("The Crown") - on an iPhone 7. Fresh from their screening, Adam and Josh offer up some "still processing" thoughts. Plus, results from the Sweet 16 matchups - "Fargo" v "Before Sunrise"? "Big Lebowski" v "Boogie Nights"? - of Filmspotting Madness: Best of the '90s.<br><br>0:00-2:01 - Intro<br>4:06-30:02 - Review: "Unsane"<br><em>Carter Burwell, "Fargo, North Dakota"</em><br>32:32-41:39 - Next Week / Notes<br>41:39-58:40 - FS Madness: Elite 8<br>58:40-1:00:00 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:9TPo4UZ84cI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 23, 2018
Minnelli Marathon #4 - The Band Wagon
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"Professor" Michael Phillips returns for a conversation about one of his favorite Minnelli films, the 1953 musical THE BAND WAGON. The plot has Fred Astaire as a washed up song and dance man who gets paired with Cyd Charisse's anxious ballerina for a doomed stage musical based on the Faust legend. With Astaire and Charisse and a script by the same duo that wrote "Singin' in the Rain," expectations were high. But despite a few stand-out numbers - go ahead and YouTube "Dancing in the Dark", and the film's noir-inspired "Girl Hunt" finale - Adam and Josh come up a little short of being able to say: "That's Entertainment."<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:VL2S0-zArZ8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 21, 2018
#672: Miller's Crossing / FS Madness Sweet 16
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Note: your "Coen Brothers Ranked" lists may need some readjusting. Especially if you haven't seen - or haven't seen in a long while - the Coens densely plotted and impeccably cast third feature, MILLER'S CROSSING. The period gangster picture was a revelatory experience in Josh's early cinematic life, but it had been a couple decades since his last visit. Likewise for Adam. After getting unceremoniously bounced in the first round of the Best of the 90s Filmspotting Madness tournament, they decided to give "Crossing" another look and find it somehow an even greater achievement than those ecstatic first impressions. A couple decades watching Coen Brothers movies can, it seems, help you see even their earlier work more clearly. (And, oh man, that Carter Burwell score.) All that, plus Filmspotting Madness round two results and third-round matchups.<br><br>0:00-1:30 - Intro<br>3:54-41:52 - Sacred Cow: "Miller's Crossing"<br><em>Carter Burwell, "Miller's Crossing Theme"</em><br>45:40-50:39 - Next Week / Notes<br>50:39-1:03:36 - Filmspotting Madness: Sweet 16<br><em>Stealers Wheel, "Stuck In The Middle With You"</em><br>1:05:50-1:26:44 - Filmspotting Madness: Sweet 16, cont<br>1:26:44-1:29:13 - Close&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:MgUcpssxcM0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 16, 2018
Minnelli Marathon #3 - The Bad and the Beautiful
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Take a quick look through Vincente Minnelli's directing credits and one thing becomes clear: he only worked with the best. In his 1952 Hollywood melodrama THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Minnelli gets a simultaneously charming and sinister performance from Kirk Douglas as a movie producer who'll do anything for his art. And - even better - Lana Turner as a starlet struggling with drink and depression.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:RDeQZzd-ATo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 14, 2018
#671: A Wrinkle in Time / Filmspotting Madness (Round 2)
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It's been a week since their review of "Annihilation," but it feels like Adam and Josh never quite escaped The Shimmer. Ava DuVernay's visually adventurous adaptation of the beloved (and "unfilmable") sci-fi/fantasy kids novel shares some of the apocalyptic themes of Alex Garland's film - as well as some of its ability to confound. While agreeing that DuVernay managed to make something personal out of her 100-million-dollar, effects-driven film, they disagree about just how successful that something is. Plus, Filmspotting Madness: Best of the '90s opening round results and second round matchups.&nbsp; &nbsp; <br><br>0:00-2:08 - Intro<br>4:42-22:13 - Review: "A Wrinkle in Time"<br><em>Shannon and the Clams, "The Boy"</em><br>24:53-32:05 - Oscars Recap / Next Week / Notes<br>32:05-50:15 - Filmspotting Madness: Round 2 <br><em>Jonathan Richman, "There's Something About Mary"<br></em>51:29-1:21:36 - Filmspotting Madness: Round 2, cont<br>1:21:36-1:24:24 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:SO4Ac6Rc-K4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 09, 2018
Minnelli Marathon #2 - Meet Me in St. Louis
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Vincente Minnelli's first collaboration with future wife Judy Garland was the 1903-set MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, the second film in Filmspotting's six-film Minnelli Marathon. Coming a year after his 1943 debut "Cabin the Sky," the movie charts a year in the life of the Smith family, happily settled in the title city and eagerly anticipating the 1904 World's Fair. Despite its reputation as one of the great MGM musicals, Adam and Josh admit to some disappointment at the film's lack of stakes and its nostalgic embrace of the nuclear family as a platonic ideal. They admit to being charmed by Garland, though, along with a number of scenes that allow Minnelli to show off his technical brilliance.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Nv7rRRWH__c:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 07, 2018
#670: Annihilation / FS Madness (Best of the '90s)
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Adam and Josh exchange theories about "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland's latest mind-bender, ANNIHILATION, which continues Garland's sci-fi exploration of what it means to be human. (That's one theory, anyway.) After giving the movie a thorough, spoiler-free working over, they dive into some spoiler talk and discuss the movie's ending in detail. (Fear not! They give you plenty of warning - and a music break - before getting spoiler-y.) Then it's into the mouth of madness as they walk you through the 32 opening round matchups in this year's Filmspotting Madness: Best of the '90s Edition. <br><br>0:00-2:04 - Intro<br>2:58-29:39 - Review: "Annihilation"<br>29:39-43:25 - "Annihilation" Spoilers<br><em>Loma, "Relay Runner"</em><br>46:33-52:50 - Larsen Recommends: "Killer of Sheep"<br>52:50-1:08:49 - Next Week / Notes<br>1:08:49-1:37:05 - Filmspotting Madness: Opening Round<br><em>Danny Elfman, "Ice Dance" (Edward Scissorhands)</em><br>1:40:13-2:12:38 - Filmspotting Madness, cont<br>2:12:38-2:24:04 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:URlDdASFvco:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 02, 2018
Minnelli Marathon #1 - Cabin in the Sky
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Filmspotting's six-film Minnelli Marathon kicks off with the director's 1943 debut CABIN IN THE SKY. Despite the folk musical's troubling racial characterizations, the all-black musical is redeemed by astonishing performances from Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Lena Horne, along with memorable numbers for the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, John William "Bubbles" Sublett, and tap-dancer Bill Bailey. The movie also offers an early showcase of Minnelli's brilliant camerawork and gift for staging song and dance.<br><br>Next week: 1944's "Meet Me in St. Louis"&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:AmQtbHGjZI0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 28, 2018
#669: Titanic / Top 5 Overlooked '90s Movies
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"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 the '90s recede further into the past, lesser-known (but also great) films are at risk of being forgotten. In anticipation of this year's edition of Filmspotting Madness, Adam and Josh recommend some overlooked '90s movies from Jane Campion, Spike Lee, John Sayles and more, and split on their Sacred Cow review of James Cameron’s TITANIC.<br><br>0:00-2:20 - Intro<br>3:14-41:31 - Sacred Cow: "Titanic"<br><em>The Cardigans, "Lovefool"</em><br>44:18-47:05 - Next Week / Notes<br>47:05-58:38 - FS Madness Preview<br><em>The La's, "There She Goes"<br></em>59:29-1:05:27 - Donations<br>1:05:27-1:43:51 - Top 5: Overlooked '90s Movies<br>1:43:51-1:45:40 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:bkpGTD0a7Vc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 23, 2018
#668: Black Panther / Top 5 Superhero-Director Combos (We'd Like To See)
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The inspired pairing of Ryan Coogler and BLACK PANTHER has the hosts in pitch mode as Adam and Josh offer up the superhero projects they'd like to see on the big screen, including the directors - and stars - who should make them happen. Plus, the 4th annual Filmspotting Madness gets underway with the announcement of a handful of play-in matches. <br><br>0:00-1:24 - Intro<br>1:24-27:41 - Review: "Black Panther"<br><em>Kendrick Lamar, "Black Panther"</em><br>28:36-37:46 - Next Week / Notes<br>37:46-47:37 - Massacre Theatre<br>47:37-1:01:04 - Filmspotting Madness<br><em>Wings, "Magneto and Titanium Man"</em><br>1:01:55-1:46:43 - Top 5: Superhero-Director Combos (We'd Like To See)<br>1:46:43-1:56:18 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:_-czg768jrg:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 16, 2018
#667: Darkest Hour / Top 5 Gary Oldman Performances
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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 commitment - sometimes flamboyant, theatrical level of commitment - to dozens of memorable roles. This week, Adam and Josh review Oldman's Oscar-nominated turn as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's DARKEST HOUR and share a top 5 devoted to the chameleonic actor's most essential cinematic creations.<br><br>0:00-1:04 - Intro<br>1:04-30:00 - Review: "Darkest Hour"<br><em>The Sex Pistols, "God Save The Queen"</em><br>30:49-46:48 - Next Week / FS Madness<br>46:48-1:19:42 - Top 5: Gary Oldman Performances<br>1:19:42-1:28:19 - Close / Hot Mics &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:_IJ_hFkjXec:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 09, 2018
#666: Top 5 Films of 1983 / Videodrome
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1983 had De Palma's "Scarface," "Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" (and "Delirious"!),&nbsp;<em>four</em> Tom Cruise movies and the final film in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, but for their Top 5 of '83, Adam and Josh look to auteurs from here and abroad - and Wally World, of course. Plus, a Blindspotting review of David Cronenberg's prescient techno-horror film, starring a sleazy James Woods along with Blondie's Debbie Harry. And stick around for "Bar-Hopping with Adam: Tampa Bay Edition" in the post-credits 'Hot Mics' segment. <br><br>0:00-1:19 - Intro<br>2:25-21:10 - Top 5: 1983<br>23:25-52:44 - Poll / Top 5: 1983, cont<br><em>Howard Shore, "Welcome to Videodrome"</em><br>57:54-1:03:19 - Next Week / Notes<br>1:03:19-1:09:55 - Massacre Theatre<br>1:09:55-1:34:31 - Blindspotting: "Videodrome"<br>1:34:31-1:45:43 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Yf9IU6p4VhQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 02, 2018
#665: Oscar Nominations / Revisiting Last Jedi / Paddington 2
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With so much good news to celebrate with this year's Oscar nominations, Adam and Josh talk through the nominees for "the big six" awards, along with a few of their wish list and long-shot favorites that didn't make the cut. Listeners then chime in with their thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, with the hosts reflecting on their second helping of Rian Johnson's divisive entry into the Star Wars saga. Plus, Adam adds his voice to the chorus of praise for the consensus best film of the new year so far, PADDINGTON 2.<br><br>0:00-1:59 - Intro<br>3:53-30:18 - Oscar Nominations<br><em>Alexandre Desplat, "The Shape of Water"</em><br>32:21-42:32 - Next Week / Next Marathon<br>42:32-51:25 - Adam recommends: "Paddington 2"<br><em>John Williams, "The Supremacy" (The Last Jedi)</em><br>52:09-1:32:35 - Revisiting "The Last Jedi"<br>1:32:35-1:39:14 - Close / Hot Mics&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:m542JYmi4q4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 26, 2018
#664: 2018 Movie Preview / Phantom Thread
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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 year. Conspicuously absent from those best of '17 lists? Paul Thomas Anderson's PHANTOM THREAD. Fresh off a second viewing, the hosts give the film the lovingly in-depth review it deserves. Plus, Massacre Theatre, the return of Larsen Recommends and, in the post-credits "Hot Mics" segment, bonus thoughts on "I, Tonya" and "The Greatest Showman."<br><br>0:00-1:23 - Intro<br>2:18-39:29 - 2018 Movie Preview<br><em>Sufjan Stevens, "Tonya Harding"</em><br>42:50-48:44 - 2018 Preview, cont.<br>48:44-56:21 - Next Week / Larsen Recommends: "Mom and Dad"<br>56:21-1:06:09 - Massacre Theatre<br><em>Jonny Greenwood, "The House of Woodcock"</em><br>1:07:12-1:47:55 - Review: "Phantom Thread"<br>1:47:55-1:59:28 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:bPHTGiP6xQ8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 19, 2018
#663: Best Movie Moments of 2017
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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 Party," with a blissful recounting of their favorite movie moments of 2017. In addition to sharing their favorite scenes of the year (along with opening scenes, funniest scenes, music and most moving moments), they also reveal the winner of the 2017 Golden Brick Award. And stick around for the post-credits "Hot Mics" segment for Adam's story about watching JANE with the in-laws.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:19 - Intro<br>2:22-29:08 - Opening Scene / Funniest Scene<br><em>Dave Matthews Band, "Crash"</em><br>31:34-37:12 - Next Week / Notes<br>37:12-53:13 - Golden Brick Award<br>53:13-1:09:19 - Music Moment<br><em>John Denver, "Take Me Home, Country Roads"<br></em>1<em>:</em>10:13-1:13:29 - Donations<em><br></em>1:13:29-1:55:09 - Moving Moment / Scene of the Year<em><br></em>1:55:09-2:05:59 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:gEvHUZsnQH4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 12, 2018
#662: (Pt. 2) Top 10 Films of 2017
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With their 'outlier' picks behind them, Adam and Josh - joined by guests Tasha Robinson (The Verge) and Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) - get down to business in part two of the Top 10 Films of 2017 countdown with their consensus choices for the best films of the year. Consensus, that is, with the exception of a pair of films that also happen to be among the most divisive films of '17. (Trigger warning for those of you who don't like to hear mommy and daddy fight.)<br><br>0:00-1:52 - Intro<br>2:49-52:17 - Top 10: Consensus Picks<br><em>Hans Zimmer &amp; Benjamin Wallfisch, "Home" (Dunkirk)</em><br>56:14-1:03:32 - Notes / 2017 Golden Brick Finalists<br>1:03:32-1:48:51 - Top 10: Consensus cont.<br>1:48:51-1:51:32 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:BrM2PRPnZXc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 29, 2017
#661: (Pt. 1) Top 10 Films of 2017
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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 Outliers' - picks unique to each host's list. Before getting to next week's "Consensus" choices, find out who has a soft spot for body-swapping anime, who isn't afraid to put a rom-com in their top ten, and who has a thing for... rats.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:58 - Intro<br>4:01-48:51 - Top 10: Outliers<br><em>Daniel Hart, "Little Notes" (A Ghost Story)</em><br>50:45-54:40 - Notes<br>54:40-1:02:17 - Poll: Best of 2017<br>1:02:17-1:37:56 - Top 10: Outliers cont.<br>1:37:56-1:43:36 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:GX9v0Y0yBBw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 22, 2017
#660: The Last Jedi / Call Me By Your Name
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If 2015’s “The Force Awakens” was an explicit attempt to resurrect the rousing adventure and sly humor of the original Star Wars, then it was reasonable to assume that the latest installment in the franchise - Rian Johnson's THE LAST JEDI - might follow in the footsteps of the series’ darkest chapter: “The Empire Strikes Back.” On this week’s show, Adam and Josh discuss a film that finds clever ways to acknowledge what has come before, while making a mark as a fresh, stylish and distinct new entry in the saga. Plus, thoughts on two Golden Brick candidates, LADY MACBETH and LOVING VINCENT, and Luca Guadagnino's acclaimed new film CALL ME BY YOUR NAME.<br><br>0:00-1:17 - Intro<br>1:17-35:31 - Review: "The Last Jedi"<br><em>Big Thief, "Mythological Beauty"</em><br>36:33-45:57 - Brickspotting: "Lady Macbeth," "Loving Vincent"<br>45:57-53:57 - CFCA Nominations / Notes<br>53:57-1:00:15 - Massacre Theatre<br>1:00:15-1:14:29 - Review: "Call Me By Your Name"<br>1:14:29-1:16:39 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:dNLBKPXtmow:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 15, 2017
#659: Top 5 Best Worst Movies / The Disaster Artist / The Shape of Water
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It’s not easy to make a good movie, never mind a great one. But it may be even harder to make a truly terrible movie. 2003’s "The Room" is one such terrible movie that is so bad it's become legend - and a favorite at midnight movie screenings. It's also the subject of the new James Franco-directed (and starring) film THE DISASTER ARTIST, which tells the story of how "The Room" came to be. This week, reviews of "Artist" and THE SHAPE OF WATER, a wondrous new Cold War-era fairy tale from Guillermo del Toro. Plus, the Top 5 Best Worst Movies with Rob Hill, author of "The Bad Movie Bible."<br><br>0:00-2:03 - Intro<br>3:28-34:13 - Review: "The Shape Of Water"<br><em>Ron Gallo, "Don't Mind The Lion"</em><br>36:09-38:47 - Next week / Notes<br>38:47-45:35 - Polls: "The Room" / Best of 2017<br>45:35-1:00:17 - Review: "The Disaster Artist"<br><em>Ron Gallo, "Young Lady You're Scaring Me"</em><br>1:01:40-1:06:31 - Donations<br>1:06:31-1:40:53 - Top 5: Best Bad Movies<br>1:40:53-1:44:11 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:_xgnIJPWPGI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 08, 2017
#658: Top 5 Movie Years / There Will Be Blood / Coco / Mudbound
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Great movie years usually come down to a memorable Best Picture matchup. In 1939, it was "Gone With the Wind" versus "The Wizard of Oz." In '94, "Pulp Fiction" versus Forrest Gump." And a decade ago - in 2007 - it was the Coen Bros’ "No Country for Old Men" versus Paul Thomas Anderson’s THERE WILL BE BLOOD. On this week's show, Adam and Josh honor the 10th anniversary of '07 with a Sacred Cow review of the PTA masterpiece and share their own Top 5 Movie Years. (Have a seat, 1939, you and Scarlett are going to sit this one out.)<br><br>0:00-2:01 - Intro<br>3:09-39:53 - Sacred Cow: "There Will Be Blood"<br><em>Jonny Greenwood, "Prospector's Quartet"</em><br>42:57-45:57 - Next week / notes<br>45:57-56:28 - Massacre Theatre<br>56:28-1:03:37 - JL Recommends: "Coco" "Mudbound"<br><em>Michael Giacchino, "Dia de los Muertos Suite"</em><br>1:06:14-1:47:27 - Top 5: Movie Years<br>1:47:27-1:49:20 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:6t-sN3REfnU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 01, 2017
Revisiting The Force Awakens / Rian Johnson
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Back in December 2015, Adam and Josh weren't even allowed to share the location of their "Force Awakens" screening. Stakes were high. Their review - posted just minutes after the critic's embargo was lifted - was overall positive, but notably non-specific. In anticipation of "The Last Jedi," they revisit the J.J. Abrams-directed film and that early review to see how they hold up. Plus, the show's interview with "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson recorded live at Filmspotting's 500th episode celebration in 2014. At the time, Johnson had just been announced as the writer/director of Episode VIII. He talks about how early pre-production was going, what order a Star Wars novice should watch the films in and more.<br><br>0:00-1:28 - Intro<br>1:28-33:29 - Review: "The Force Awakens"<br>33:29-1:14:25 - "Force Awakens" Feedback<br><em>John Williams, "Star Wars"</em><br>1:14:52-1:22:41 - 2017 Golden Brick Contenders<br>1:22:41-1:39:39 - Interview: Rian Johnson<br>1:39:39-1:41:44 - Close&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:v3XfyUP9r3s:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 24, 2017
#657: Lady Bird / Justice League / Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts
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Back in 2010, actress Greta Gerwig was the loopy, optimistic lifeforce in Noah Baumbach’s otherwise bitter and cynical “Greenberg.” She went on to co-write and star in a pair of Baumbach films before making her own directing debut this fall with LADY BIRD. The autobiographical film is set in 2002 and stars Saoirse Ronan as the strong-willed Gerwig stand-in with Laurie Metcalf as her equally tough mom. Ronan's "Lady Bird" may be an iconoclast, but Adam and Josh are only too happy to conform to the critical consensus that Gerwig's film is one of the year's best. Plus, Josh's thoughts on the new JUSTICE LEAGUE and the Top 5 Female-Directed Debuts.<br><br>0:00-1:35 - Intro<br>2:23-27:42 - Review: "Lady Bird"<br><em>First Aid Kit, "It's A Shame"</em><br>29:31-35:22 - Josh on "Justice League"<br>35:22-44:43 - Next Week ("The Force Awakens") / Notes<br>44:43-53:30 - Massacre Theatre<br>53:30-1:01:16 - Adam on "Orient Express," "Wonderstruck"<br><em>First Aid Kit, "Postcard"<br></em>1<em>:</em>02:31-1:03:22 - Donations<em><br></em>1:03:22-1:36:07 - Top 5: Female-Directed Debuts<br>1:36:07-1:38:50 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:IsO28b9KDL0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 17, 2017
#656: Wonderstruck / Killing of a Sacred Deer / Faces Places
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With a deluge of great stuff heading to theaters over the next couple of weeks, Adam and Josh devote this week’s show to the latest from three great directors: Todd Haynes ("Carol," "Far From Heaven") brings his experimental rigor to the adaptation of Brian Selznick's novel-with-pictures WONDERSTRUCK; former Golden Brick-winner Yorgos Lanthimos delivers Kubrick-inspired horror with THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER; and the 89-year-old French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda ends a decade-long hiatus with her joyous new doc FACES PLACES. Plus, results from the latest Filmspotting Death Match.<br><br>0:00-1:46 - Intro<br>2:36-26:29 - Review: "Faces Places"<br><em>Destroyer, "In the Morning"</em><br>30:53-36:55 - Larsen Recommends: "Wonderstruck"<br>36:55-43:22 - Notes<br>43:22-54:30 - Polls: Death Match / "The Room"<br>54:30-1:00:29 - "The Killing of a Sacred Deer"<br>1:00:29-1:10:46 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:tEH-IyMpkXM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 10, 2017
#655: Thor: Ragnarok / Top 5 Superhero Costumes
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With new superhero movies making their way to screens every couple of months, less devoted fans of the genre start to look for a more compelling reason to check out the latest installment. Like handing the reins of Marvel's new "Thor" movie to a director best known for a vampire mockumentary. On this week’s show, a review of director Taika Waititi’s THOR: RAGNAROK (long may you reign, Jeff Goldblum), and Adam and Josh go shopping for post-Halloween discounts with their Top 5 Superhero Costumes.<br><br>0:00-1:35 - Billboard<br>2:13-26:58 - Review: "Thor: Ragnarok"<br><em>Manowar, "Thor (The Powerhead)"</em><br>29:59-39:46 - Next Week / Movie Passes<br>39:46-44:01 - Massacre Theatre<br><em>James Newton Howard, "Green Lantern"</em><br>47:38-50:53 - Donations<br>50:53-1:32:38 - Top 5: Superhero Costumes<br>1:32:38-1:36:01 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:39hQHHxNfbc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 03, 2017
#654: Night Of The Living Dead (1968) / Top 5 Horror Debuts
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In 1968, a Pittsburgh-based TV commercial director scrounged together a hundred thousand bucks and shot a quickie horror film that went on to gross $30 million over nearly five decades of re-releases. It also more or less invented a new movie monster. Yes, there were zombie movies before George Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, but - important distinction - Romero’s were the first to feast on human flesh. This Halloween weekend, Adam and Josh revisit "Dead" for a Sacred Cow review and share their Top 5 Horror Debuts. Plus, listeners name the best horror film of the last decade.<br><br>0:00-1:19 - Billboard<br>1:19-3:14 - Donations<br>3:14-41:44 - "Night Of The Living Dead" (1968)<br><em>Benjamin Wallfisch, "Every 27 Years" ("It") </em><br>43:11-52:47 - Next Week / Movie Passes / New Merch<br>52:47-1:09:47 - Polls: Decade's Best Horror / Death Match<br><em>Tobe Hooper &amp; Wayne Bell, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"</em><br>1:10:44-1:45:24 - Top 5: Horror Debuts<br>1:45:24-1:58:41 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Y6jOZz5Yuzs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 27, 2017
#653: The Meyerowitz Stories / Top 5 Noah Baumbach Characters
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The characters in writer/director Noah Baumbach’s films are neurotic, hyper-articulate and often have unresolved issues with their dads. It’s true of movies like "The Squid and the Whale" and "Margot at the Wedding," and it’s true of his latest, THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES, with Dustin Hoffman as the bad dad, and Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler and Elizabeth Marvel as his dysfunctional kids. Like the good dads they are, Adam and Josh dote on MEYEROWITZ and share their Top 5 Baumbach Characters. Plus, Massacre Theatre and a post-credits "Hot Mics" segment with Adam's reaction to "Blade Runner 2049."<br><br>0:00-1:15 - Billboard<br>2:00-31:50 - Review: "The Meyerowitz Stories"<br><em>Cherry Glazerr, "Told You I'd Be With The Guys"</em><br>34:27-43:30 - Next Week / Movie Passes / Notes<br>43:30-50:20 - Massacre Theatre<br><em>Cherry Glazerr, "Nurse Ratched"</em><br>51:16-1:21:30 - Top 5: Noah Baumbach Characters<br>1:21:30-1:37:54 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:qqn1sJKnS6E:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 20, 2017
#652: The Florida Project / Sean Baker
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One of the surprising success stories of 2015 was “Tangerine,” an indie shot on iPhones about a pair of transgender prostitutes who spend their Christmas Eve tracking down a disloyal pimp. Directed by Sean Baker, “Tangerine” went from Sundance sensation in January to critical darling by year’s end. <br><br>Baker’s new film, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, is set among the “Hidden Homeless” of Disney-adjacent Orlando. This week, Josh and guest Michael Phillips join the chorus of praise for FLORIDA and Adam sits down with Baker to discuss the film - and get his answers to our rapid-fire Q&amp;A, "The Filmspotting Five."<br><br>0:00-1:08 - Billboard<br>1:08-23:17 - Review: "The Florida Project"<br><em>The Flat Five, "Florida"</em><br>24:09-1:00:18 - Interview: Sean Baker<br>1:00:18-1:03:04 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:P6lZGJo-Gns:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 13, 2017
Blade Runner 2049
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Thirty-five years after the original “Blade Runner” brought its influential tech-noir vision of the future to movie screens, the highly anticipated sequel has finally arrived. Michael Phillips joins Josh for a review.<br><br>0:00-3:58 - Billboard<br>3:58-34:21 - Review: "Blade Runner: 2049"<br>34:21-36:20 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:OigRKZe3kCk:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 04, 2017
#651: American Made / Top 5 Tom Cruise Performances
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Tom Cruise has been cranking out high-profile motion pictures at the rate of one a year for over three decades now. In his latest, AMERICAN MADE, he plays an ‘80s-era pilot who ends up working for the CIA - and a Columbian drug cartel. Adam and Josh are positive on the Doug Liman-directed film, and consider the star's long, impressive career with their Top 5 Cruise Performances.<br><br>0:00-1:52 - Billboard<br>1:52-26:10 - Review: "American Made"<br><em>John Williams, "End Credits" (Far &amp; Away)</em><br>28:00-34:29 - Listener Feedback<br>34:29-50:51 - Polls: Cruise / Best Horror Since '07<br><em>Aimee Mann, "Save Me"</em><br>51:58-1:39:24 - Top 5: Tom Cruise Performances<br>1:39:24-1:42:02 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:4M0PLwZpS8c:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 29, 2017
#650: Kingsman: The Golden Circle / Kogonada
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In 2015, the comic book adaptation “Kingsman: The Secret Service” opened to divisive - but mostly favorable - reviews. Some critics appreciated the movie’s hyper-violent reimagining of a Bond-esque spy agency; others found it sadistic and in poor taste. Adam and Josh... skipped it entirely. This week, they caught up with it for a review of the new sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Plus, Adam's interview with Kogonada, director of "Columbus," the acclaimed new film starring John Cho (and some famous Modernist buildings).<br><br>0:00-4:02 - Billboard<br>4:02-30:30 - Review: "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"<br><em>Dead Pretties, "Confidence"</em><br>32:59-41:58 - Cruise Poll / Listener Feedback<br>41:58-53:02 - Massacre Theatre: Impenetrable Accent Edition<br>53:02-1:22:31 - Interview: Kogonada<br>1:22:31-1:25:58 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:xKXKevCitAA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 22, 2017
New Argentine Cinema #5 - Wild Tales
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Damian Szifron's 2015 Oscar nominee "Wild Tales" proves to be a perfect - and entertaining - bookend to a marathon that started with Mariano Llinas' 2008 film "Extraordinary Stories." Though very different in style and tone, both films successfully juggle multiple narratives and show their young writer-directors to be promising talents to keep an eye on.<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:E1QpS5Zr-YY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 20, 2017
#649: mother! / Top 5 Aronofsky Scenes / Kogonada's FS Five
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Since his startling 1998 debut "Pi," Darren Aronofsky has used his intense, visceral style to tell stories about damaged and obsessive characters. Even his foray into big-budget filmmaking was no exception - Russell Crowe’s Noah battles some of the same demons as Natalie Portman’s ballet dancer in “Black Swan” (or Mickey Rourke's broken warrior in "The Wrestler"). This week, Josh and guest host Michael Phillips review of Aronofsky’s latest, the Jennifer Lawrence-starring psychological thriller “mother!”. Then Adam drops back in for the Top 5 Aronofsky Scenes. Plus, the Filmspotting Five with "Columbus" director Kogonada.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br>0:00-1:41 - Billboard<br>1:41-26:30 - Review: "mother!" (w/ Michael Phillips)<br><em>Feist, "Any Party"</em><br>28:17-44:41 - Next week / MT Music Fun / Crushing Linklater<br>44:41-55:50 - Polls: Aronofsky / Tom Cruise<br>55:50-1:03:43 - Filmspotting Five: Kogonada<br><em>Feist, "Pleasure"<br></em>1:05:15-1:06:55 - Donations<br>1:06:55-1:46:11 - Top 5: Aronofsky Scenes<br>1:46:11-1:48:34 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:13LUAaB00TQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 15, 2017
New Argentine Cinema #4 - The Headless Woman
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In the spirit of Bunuel's surrealist critiques of the bourgeoisie, Lucrecia Martel's 2008 film continues her own indictment of Argentina's upper class with the story of a woman who may or may not have committed vehicular homicide. Adam and Josh discuss Martel's gift for inviting the audience to find empathy with an often unsympathetic figure.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br><em>Up next: Damián Szifrón's Oscar-nominated "Wild Tales."<br>And coming Friday, Sept. 15: Josh and Michael Phillips review Darren Aronofsky's&nbsp; "mother!" and the Top 5 Aronofsky Scenes with Josh and Adam.</em><br><br>Click to learn more about <a href="https://filmspotting.net/marathons">Filmspotting Marathons</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:xbwOgynMcBI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 13, 2017
#648: It (2017) / Top 5 Stephen King Scares
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Stephen King’s first book - “Carrie” - came out in 1974. Brian DePalma's film followed two years later. Then came Kubrick's "The Shining" in '80. Since then, there’s hardly been a year without a King movie adaptation, including two prominent ones this year - THE DARK TOWER and this weekend’s IT, featuring one of King’s most memorable creations: Pennywise the Clown. This week, fresh from a screening, Adam and Josh offer thoughts on IT, and share King-induced childhood traumas with their Top 5 Stephen King Movie Scares. Plus a (sort of) Musical Massacre Theatre and another new Golden Brick nomination - director Kogonada's COLUMBUS.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:55 - Billboard<br>3:37-34:23 - Review: "It" (2017)<br><em>EMA, "I Wanna Destroy"</em><br>40:29-45:08 - Next week / Argentine Marathon / Correction<br>45:08-52:50 - Massacre Theatre<br>52:50-1:04:15 - Brickspotting: "Columbus"<br><em>EMA, "Blood and Chalk"</em><br>1:05:12-1:48:59 - Top 5: Stephen King Movie Scares<br>1:48:59-1:58:59 - Close / Hot Mics&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:CV9kKeKXGD8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 06, 2017
#647: Blade Runner / Top 5 Films of 1982
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Attack ships on fire, glittering c-beams, an alien in a bike's basket passing over a full moon. We've seen some things, too, Roy Batty. The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips joins Adam and Josh for a Sacred Cow review of Ridley Scott's seminal sci-fi noir (we chose THE FINAL CUT," if you're curious) and the Top 5 Films of 1982. Plus, listeners weigh in on our '82 Death Match - Blade Runner vs E.T. - and Michael recalls seeing "An Officer and a Gentleman" with his college girlfriend (and her grandparents).<br><br>0:00-1:51 - Billboard<br>1:51-37:43 - Sacred Cow: "Blade Runner"<br><em>"End Credits", Vangelis (Blade Runner)<br></em>38:42-39:32 - Donations<br>39:32-45:10 - Brickspotting: "Lemon," "Brigsby Bear"<br>45:10-55:38 - Next week / Argentine Marathon / Listener Feedback<br>55:38-1:03:54 - Polls ("Blade Runner" v "E.T.")<br>1:03:54-1:20:28 - Top 5: Films of 1982<br><em>"Up Where We Belong," Joe Cocker &amp; Jennifer Warnes</em><br>1:21:23-2:00:20 - Top 5 cont.<br>2:00:20-2:06:07 - Close / Hot Mics &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:OWJ0Qact1Xc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 01, 2017
New Argentine Cinema #3 - La Ciénaga
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Following the inspired narrative flights of "Extraordinary Stories" and the fleet-footed absurdism of "Castro," the New Argentine Cinema Marathon takes Adam and Josh to The Swamp. Lucrecia Martel's celebrated debut film from 2001 abounds in fetid unease and the dread of impending catastrophe. They admire Martel's vision and control of tone, but question the effectiveness of the film's resolution. <br><br><em>Up next: Martel's "The Headless Woman" (2008)<br>And coming Friday, Sept. 1: Sacred Cow review of "Blade Runner" and the Top 5 Films of 1982 w/ Michael Phillips</em><br><br>Click to learn more about <a href="https://filmspotting.net/marathons">Filmspotting Marathons</a>.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:KfGpouWW2ds:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 30, 2017
#646: Fall Movie Preview / Logan Lucky
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With new films from George Clooney ("Suburbicon"), Taika Waititi ("Thor: Ragnarok") and Darren Aronofsky (the Jennifer Lawrence-starring "mother!") scheduled for release before Thanksgiving, Adam and Josh assemble their Top 5 Fall Movie Questions.&nbsp; Plus, a split review on Steven Soderbergh's new NASCAR-set heist movie, LOGAN LUCKY, and a slapstick edition of "Hot Mics."<br><br>0:00-1:05 - Billboard<br>2:04-27:03 - Review: "Logan Lucky"<br><em>Matt Pond PA, "Still Summer"</em><br>28:01-35:58 - Jerry Lewis / Notes<br>35:58-47:16 - Massacre Theatre<br>47:16-58:46 - Top 5: Fall Movie Preview<br><em>Matt Pond PA, "A Spark"</em><br>59:40-1:35:33 - Fall Preview, cont.<br>1:35:33-1:49:56 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:uN-o2L3bD4A:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 25, 2017
New Argentine Cinema #2 - Castro
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Jacques Tati and Hal Hartley are offered as possible reference points for Alejo Moguillansky's Samuel Beckett-inspired CASTRO from 2009, the second film in Filmspotting's New Argentine Cinema Marathon. &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:z2yU3psfhkA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 24, 2017
#645: The Trip to Spain / Safdie Bros. (Good Time) / The Glass Castle
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Adam reveres the Coogan/Brydon "Trip" movies. Josh? Hadn't seen them. Until now. With Josh finally up to speed on Caine, Pacino, Connery and sixteen other* impersonations (along with Coogan and Brydon's career anguish and existential dread) - he and Adam review the third installment, THE TRIP TO SPAIN. Plus, Adam's interview with Josh and Benny Safdie, directors of the Robert Pattinson-starring GOOD TIME, and Josh's thoughts on WHOSE STREETS? and the new memoir-turned-movie THE GLASS CASTLE. Oh, and the return of "Hot Mics!"<br><br>0:00-1:53 - Billboard<br>1:53-31:37 - Review: "The Trip to Spain"<br><em>John Mark Nelson, "Little Notions"</em><br>35:10-54:07 - "Whose Streets?" / Notes / Polls<br>54:07-59:35&nbsp; - "The Glass Castle"<br><em>John Mark Nelson, "Where Does That Leave Us Now"</em><br>1:00:21-1:09:38 - Donations<br>1:09:38-1:38:57 - Interview: Safdie Bros.<br>1:38:57-1:51:34 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>*See Charles Bramesco's <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2017/08/ranking-every-the-trip-impression-from-brando-to-bowie.html">"Ranking All the Impressions in <em>The Trip</em>&nbsp;Trilogy"</a> on Vulture.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fun6dOLEeBw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 18, 2017
New Argentine Cinema #1 - Extraordinary Stories
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Adam and Josh kick off their New Argentine Cinema Marathon with Mariano Llinas's epic and intricately plotted 2008 film that's as much about storytelling as it is an achievement in storytelling itself. At over four hours and featuring dozens of characters, Llinas maintains incredible control over his unwieldy beast of a movie. <br><br>This episode is <a href="https://mubi.com/filmspotting">presented by MUBI</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:YYibDHPpYLA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 16, 2017
FS Revisited: Reservoir Dogs / Top 5 Films of 1992
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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 Tarantino’s debut still hold up? In this 2015 episode of the show, they reacquaint themselves with Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink and the rest of the gang for a Sacred Cow review of DOGS, plus share their Top 5 Films of 1992.<br><br>0:00-1:32 - Billboard<br>1:32-40:58 - Sacred Cow: "Reservoir Dogs"<br><em>Sandy Rogers, "Fool for Love"</em><br>41:47-1:17:42 - Top 5: Films of 1992<br>1:17:42-1:19:00 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:HwbKfeNnQis:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 11, 2017
#644: Detroit / Top 5 Films of 1967
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In "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow explored the complexities of post-9/11 warfare. For her latest - DETROIT - she stays stateside but finds herself in another war zone. Looking back five decades to the summer of 1967, Bigelow's film documents the racial tensions and police violence that exploded into the Detroit riots. A review of DETROIT, plus news on a new Filmspotting Marathon and Adam and Josh share their Top 5 films of the landmark film year of '67. <br><br>0:00-1:23 - Billboard<br>1:23-30:27 - Review: "Detroit"<br><em>Simon &amp; Garfunkel, "Mrs. Robinson"</em><br>33:01-53:33 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>53:33-58:58 - Donations<br>58:58-1:36:23 - Top 5: Films of 1967<br>1:36:23-1:39:11 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:RAoumXWa8lE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 04, 2017
#643: Valerian / Top 5 Alien Worlds
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You might be able to figure out your tolerance for the new VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS by the title alone. Got a soft spot for Flash Gordon and hallucinogenic drugs? This one might be for you. Directed by Luc Besson, the ambitious French filmmaker behind "The Fifth Element" and 2014's "Lucy," VALERIAN is the most expensive film ever made in France. The good news: the money is up there on the screen for all to see (for better and for worse). Don't know about hallucinogenic drugs, but one of your &nbsp;hosts does have a fondness for Flash Gordon, and finds enough in Valerian to recommend it. The other one is Josh. Flash, Ming the Merciless and Planet Mongo also make their way into this week's Top 5: Alien Worlds. Cue the Queen.<br><br>0:00-1:48 - Billboard<br>1:48-29:20 - Review: "Valerian and the City..."<br><em>B-52s, "Planet Claire"</em><br>32:31-35:25 - Donations<br>35:25-46:18 - Notes / Polls<br>46:18-1:20:28 - Top 5: Alien Worlds<br>1:20:28-1:24:52 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Te8jhTvMdow:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 28, 2017
#642: Dunkirk / Top 5 Films of 2017 (So Far) / War For The Planet of the Apes
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Christopher Nolan films are many things, but they are rarely straightforward (or short). So DUNKIRK - based on the legendary WWII rescue effort - comes as something of a surprise. Clocking in at a tidy hour 49 minutes, Nolan's latest is a lean, (sort of) old-fashioned war picture. Still vibrating from Hans Zimmer's score, Adam and Josh share their post-screening thoughts on the film and - live from a small town Wisconsin bookstore - reveal their Top 5 Films of 2017 (So Far). Plus, Josh's take on WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, and we note the passing of George Romero and Martin Landau.<br><br>0:00-2:03 - Billboard<br>2:03-47:54 - Top 5: Films of 2017 (So Far)<br><em>Pieta Brown, "Stopped My Horse"</em><br>51:22-1:08:24 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>1:08:24-1:16:52 - Larsen Recs: "War for the Planet of the Apes"<br><em>Pieta Brown, "Once Again"</em><br>1:17:52-1:39:44 - Review: "Dunkirk"<br>1:39:44-1:43:16 - Close / Outtake&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:umrkiNbhPMc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 21, 2017
#641: Spider-Man: Homecoming / Baby Driver / A Ghost Story
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Spidey’s back. Again. After suffering through a disappointing reboot in 2012 (and its 2014 sequel), the webslinger returns - this time under the guidance of Tony Stark. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING finds Peter Parker in his natural habitat: high school - mostly to its benefit. Adam and Josh offer their review, plus some contrarian thoughts on Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER and raves for David Lowery’s Sundance hit A GHOST STORY.<br><br>0:00-4:30 - Billboard / Donations<br>4:30-31:17 - Review: "A Ghost Story"<br><em>John Spencer Blues Explosion, "Bellbottoms"</em><br>34:07-58:30 - Notes / Polls<br>58:30-1:12:33 - Review: "Baby Driver"<br><em>Queen, "Brighton Rock"</em><br>1:15:51-1:31:53 - Review: "Spider-Man: Homecoming"<br>1:31:53-1:35:10 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:n6fp9SG-_eM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 14, 2017
#640: The Beguiled / Top 5 Sofia Coppola Scenes
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Almost 15 years after its release, "Lost in Translation" remains Sofia Coppola’s best-known and best-loved film. But with the four films she's made since then, she's compiled one of the most distinctive filmographies of the 21st century. THE BEGUILED is a very Coppola remake of the 1971 Don Siegel/Clint Eastwood collaboration set during the Civil War at a Virginia girls' school. It stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell and Coppola regular Kirsten Dunst, and it won Coppola the Best Directing Prize at Cannes back in May. This week, Coppola skeptic Angelica Jade Bastien (Vulture) joins Josh for a review of the film along with their <a href="https://www.filmspotting.net/top-5-lists-archive/2017/6/30/641-top-5-sofia-coppola-moments">Top 5 Sofia Coppola Scenes</a>.<br><br>0:00-1:25 - Billboard<br>1:25-28:25 - Review: "The Beguiled"<br><em>Siouxsie &amp; The Banshees, "Hong Kong Garden"</em><br>29:30-38:46 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>38:46-1:07:41 - Top 5: Sofia Coppola Scenes<br>1:07:41-1:11:13- Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:k4sBbSRNjg0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 30, 2017
Kumail Nanjiani ("The Big Sick")
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Kumail Nanjiani may&nbsp;be a familiar face to fans of HBO’s "Silicon Valley" or "Portlandia," but the very funny and surprisingly moving THE BIG SICK should make him a familiar face to many more. The film - co-written with Nanjiani's wife Emily V. Gordon - tells the story of their unusual courtship, which, along with family tensions and cultural differences, also included&nbsp;a life-threatening illness that struck Gordon while the two were dating.&nbsp;<br><br>Nanjiani talks about the art of co-writing a screenplay with your spouse (spoiler: it helps to have Judd Apatow mentor you), the most difficult scene he's ever had to shoot, and he shares his <a href="https://www.filmspotting.net/top-5-lists-archive/2017/6/23/640-kumail-nanjianis-top-5-influential-films">Top 5 Most Influential Movies</a>. Plus, he and Adam chat about their college days - that they nearly spent together and answers the <a href="https://www.filmspotting.net/filmspotting-five-archive/2017/6/17/kumail-nanjiani-the-big-sick">Filmspotting Five</a>.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fVPDBnMuolk:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 23, 2017
Ana Lily Amirpour ("The Bad Batch")
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Ana Lily Amirpour got lots of attention for her 2014 Iran-set vampire movie "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night." She's back this year with "The Bad Batch," a Sergio Leone-inspired western with cannibals and a double-amputee for a protagonist (Suki Waterhouse). The new movie features a cast that includes Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves and Jason Momoa. Adam and Amirpour talk the relativity of badness, the consequences of seeing inappropriate movies at an early age and their favorite Keanu performances.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:IXtMjO7E2V0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 21, 2017
#639: It Comes At Night / Top 5 Movies About Grief
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Writer/director Trey Edward Shults knocked a lot of us out last year with his indie debut KRISHA. This year, he comes to the multiplex with IT COMES AT NIGHT, an unnerving - and unconventional - horror film that has impressed critics and frustrated some audiences. Shults’ film is as much about loss as it is about scares, so along with a review of his film, Adam and guest host Michael Phillips share their Top 5 Movies About Grief. Plus thoughts on the late Glenne Headley and Adam's recommendation of the Sundance hit "Band Aid."<br><br>0:00-3:57 - Billboard<br>3:57-31:42 - Review: "It Comes At Night"<br><em>Angelica Garcia, "The Devil Can Get In"</em><br>34:12-40:18 - Adam Recommends: "Band Aid"<br>40:18-52:27 - Polls<br><em>Angelica Garcia, "Orange Flower"<br></em>54:30-56:33 - Donations<br>56:33-1:41:45 - Top 5: Movie About Grief<br>1:41:45-1:46:31- Close&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:rOjaUptCmrI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 16, 2017
#638: Wonder Woman / Top 5 Movie Religious Experiences / Trey Shults
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As the first superhero movie directed by and starring a woman, WONDER WOMAN went into its opening weekend with more baggage than its male-centric peers. It came out of the weekend with critical raves and record box office - and at least one member of the Larsen household practicing Diana-inspired high-kicks. On this week's show, Adam and Josh - bound by the Lasso of Hestia - share their takes, then confess their Top 5 Movie Religious Experiences. Plus, Adam's conversation with "Krisha" director Trey Shults, whose new film "It Comes At Night" opens this weekend.<br><br>0:00-1:56 - Billboard<br>1:56-31:17 - Review: "Wonder Woman"<br><em>Secret Sisters, "You Don't Own Me Anymore"</em><br>34:06-46:43 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>46:43-1:14:27 - Interview: Trey Shults<br><em>Secret Sisters, "Tennessee River Runs Deep"</em><br>1:17:36-2:03:20 - Top 5: Movie Religious Experiences<br>2:03:20-2:05:55 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:lpvjQwbKQ1g:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 09, 2017
#637: War Machine / Top 5 Movie Military Leaders
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Inspired by Gen. Stanley McChrystal's dramatic fall from grace in 2010 following an unflattering Rolling Stone profile, the new WAR MACHINE from Netflix puts a scowling Brad Pitt in McChrystal's boots for its Afghanistan-set satire. Despite an impressive ensemble cast, Adam and Josh agree that the film has a challenging time finding the right tone. But they also agree that a trio of actors best known for iconic work in the '80s make the most of their screen time. That review, plus the Top 5 Movie Military Leaders.<br><br>0:00-2:42 - Billboard<br>2:42-28:15 - Review: "War Machine"<br><em>Black Sabbath, "War Pigs"</em><br>30:42-46:42 - Cannes / Notes<br>46:42-55:57 - Polls<br><em>Malcolm Arnold, "Bogey's March"</em><br>58:33-1:00:36 - Donations<br>1:00:36-1:40:07 - Top 5: Movie Military Leaders<br>1:40:07-1:44:02 - Close&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:N-ohaJi9nlc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 02, 2017
#636: Top 5 Films of 1984 / The Terminator
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1984 was a banner year for crane kicks, mogwais and bustin' ghosts, but it also saw the debut of Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800, better known as THE TERMINATOR. Adam and Josh give James Cameron's seminal sci-fi thriller the Sacred Cow treatment, resulting in a surprisingly heated review. Plus, the Top 5 Films of 1984. <br><br>0:00-1:35 - Billboard<br>2:21-35:28 - Sacred Cow: "The Terminator"<br><em>The Ramones, "Too Tough To Die"</em><br>37:07-55:28 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>55:28-1:01:43 - Listener Feedback<br><em>Kenny Loggins, "Footloose"<br></em>1:02:21-1:04:58 - Donations<br>1:04:58-1:42:21 - Top 5 Films of 1984<br>1:42:21-1:44:43 - Close &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:v8qi_xN3Rv8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 26, 2017
#635: Alien: Covenant / Top 5 Alien Attacks
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Anticipation was high back in 2012 when director Ridley Scott returned to the "Alien" franchise with “Prometheus.” Despite a somewhat mixed response from audiences and critics, the 79-year-old Scott finds himself back aboard a doomed spacecraft with ALIEN: COVENANT. The return of the xenomorphs to the big screen is also the inspiration for this week’s Top 5: Alien Attacks.&nbsp;<br><br>0:00-2:28 - Billboard<br>2:28-33:12 - Review: "Alien: Covenant"<br><em>Deep Purple, "Space Truckin'"</em><br>36:29-59:17 - Notes<br> 59:17-1:07:29 - Polls<br><em>Ella Fitzgerald, "Two Little Green Men In a Flying Saucer"</em><br>1:11:43-1:47:03 - Top 5: Alien Attacks<br>1:47:03-1:49:42 - Close&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:UXv5rpP4pfc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 19, 2017
#634: Top 5 Jonathan Demme Moments / Something Wild
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When the great Jonathan Demme passed away in April, he left behind one of the most acclaimed and diverse filmographies in American cinema. Demme will always be remembered for the Oscar-winning "Silence of the Lambs," but his 1986 cult road trip comedy SOMETHING WILD may be an even better representative of what made him so special. This week, Adam and Josh catch up with that Demme blindspot and – with a little help from some friends – share their Top 5 Jonathan Demme Moments.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; <br>0:00-4:42 - Billboard<br>4:42-32:23 - Blindspotting: "Something Wild"<br><em>David Byrne, "Loco de Amor"</em><br>34:06-53:41 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br><em>Talking Heads, "Once in a Lifetime"</em><br>54:32-1:39:10 - Top 5: Demme Moments<br>1:39:10-1:42:12 - Close&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:7zwF67jNA-4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 12, 2017
Varda Marathon #6: The Beaches of Agnes / "The Cleos"
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Adam and Josh wrap up their Agnes Varda Marathon with a conversation about the director's cinema- and life-affirming 2008 memoir THE BEACHES OF AGNES, followed by "The Cleos" - their awards for the series' best performances, scenes, picture and more.<br><br>0:00-17:23 - Review: "The Beaches of Agnes"<br>17:23-38:07 - The Cleos<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:B1ldPm458-Y:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 11, 2017
#633: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Summer Movie Preview
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Summer used to have a monopoly on superheroes, fast cars and stuff you bring your kids to, but "Beauty and the Beast," "Fate of the Furious" and "Logan" have already come and made their millions. So what do we have to look forward to when we need to escape the heat? Well, first up, it's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. Adam and Josh review the James Gunn-directed sequel, and preview their most anticipated movies of the season with their Top 5 Summer Movie Questions.<br><br>0:00-2:01 - Billboard<br>2:01-26:37 - Review: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"<br><em>Sam Cooke, "Bring It On Home To Me"</em><br>28:06-41:07 - Notes<br>41:07-50:22 - Polls<br><em>ELO, "Mr. Blue Sky"</em><br>47:08-1:24:51 - Summer Movie Preview<br>1:24:51-1:28:52 - Close<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:QEsYgZRzY0M:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 05, 2017
#632: Top 5 Movie Expeditions (We'd Sign Up For) / The Lost City of Z
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The movies have taken us on great adventures over the years, both real and imagined: through the deepest jungle, across perilous oceans, to distant planets - and beyond. But which of those cinematic adventures would you actually participate in if given the chance? This week, the Top 5 Movie Expeditions Adam and Josh would sign up for, along with their review of James Gray’s new movie adventure THE LOST CITY OF Z. Plus, Steve Prokopy drops by to preview the Chicago Critics Film Festival.<br><br>0:00-2:00 - Billboard<br>2:00-27:15 - Review: "The Lost City of Z"<br><a href="http://fionnregan.com/"><em>Fionn Regan</em></a><em>, "The Meetings of the Waters"</em><br>28:55-39:25 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>39:25-51:10 - Chicago Critics Film Fest<br><em>Fionn Regan, "Book of the Moon"</em><br>56:58-1:24:35 - Top 5: Movie Expeditions (We'd Sign Up For)<br>1:24:35-1:30:41 - Close / Outtake&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fxRwES_Awvs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 28, 2017
Varda Marathon #5: The Gleaners and I
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French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda has long displayed a curiosity about people who live on society's fringes. In her 2000 doc "The Gleaners and I," the director focuses her camera on communities (and some memorably eccentric individuals) that belong to the French tradition of gathering up what's left behind after a harvest. Documenting the various gleaners, pickers and dumpster-divers becomes a meditation on the creative process itself as Varda becomes a subject of her own film.<br><br>On Filmspotting #632 (Friday, April 27): James Gray's THE LOST CITY OF Z and the Top 5 Movie Expeditions (We'd Sign Up For).<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:kyYFFkBC9_U:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 27, 2017
#631: The Fate of the Furious / Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments
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Just how big a deal is the "Furious" franchise? The 8th film in the street-racing saga managed to break an opening weekend box office record previously held by "The Force Awakens." So yeah: it’s big. So big, we're devoting the whole show to Alpha Dom and his ever-expanding crew. The Next Picture Show's Tasha Robinson and Genevieve Koski join Adam for a review of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, plus a replay of Adam and Josh's Top 5 Fast &amp; Furious Moments from 2015.​<br><br>0:00-1:43 - Billboard<br>1:43-33:25 - Review: "The Fate of the Furious"<br><em>Lil Uzi Vert, "Go Off"</em><br>35:53-37:02 - Notes<br>37:02-1:13:36 - Top 5: Fast &amp; Furious Moments (2015)<br>1:13:36-1:16:51 - Close&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:weKwrkKi2_o:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 21, 2017
#630: Rushmore / FS Madness Champ / Charlie Siskel (American Anarchist) Interview
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Wes Anderson’s RUSHMORE was a minor indie hit during its initial run starting in late 1998, but it marked the arrival of a significant new directing talent, and established a brilliant new stage of Bill Murray’s career. Adam and Josh – who joins the show from Ebert Interruptus in Boulder, CO - give Anderson's film the Sacred Cow treatment and unveil your 2017 Filmspotting Madness champion. Also, Adam's interview with Charlie Siskel, co-director the Oscar-nominated "Finding Vivian Maier" and director of the new doc AMERICAN ANARCHIST. Siskel also shares his Top 5 Most Influential Docs.<br><br>0:00-1:29 - Billboard<br>1:29-35:09 - Sacred Cow: "Rushmore"<br><em>Cat Stevens, "The Wind"</em><br>38:33-1:00:22 - FS Madness Champion / Poll<br><em>The Rolling Stones, "I Am Waiting"</em><br>1:01:18-1:35:22 - Interview: Charlie Siskel<br>1:35:22-1:37:55 - Close&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ghcrcedpGVk:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 14, 2017
#629: The Discovery / FS Madness Final / Varda #4 - Vagabond
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In 2014, first-time writer/director Charlie McDowell made a big impression (on Adam, anyway) with THE ONE I LOVE, a movie about a troubled marriage with surreal, Charlie Kaufman-esque flourishes. McDowell’s follow up - THE DISCOVERY, which stars Rooney Mara, Jason Segel and Robert Redford, also has a provocative sci-fi premise, this one about the consequences of scientists proving the existence of an afterlife. The film debuted to some acclaim this January at Sundance and is now being distributed exclusively on Netflix. <br><br>This week on the show, Adam and Josh mostly agree about the movie's failings, but still manage to get into a fight over Jesse Plemons. Plus, Filmspotting Madness Final Four results (The Godfather v 2001! Pulp Fiction v Empire Strikes Back!) and the Agnes Varda Marathon continues with the director's 1985 masterpiece VAGABOND.<br><br>0:00-1:16 - Billboard<br>1:16-29:08 - Review: "The Discovery"<br><em>Alt-J, "3WW"</em><br>30:08-53:20 - Notes / FS Madness<br>53:20-1:16:55 - Varda #4: "Vagabond"<br>1:16:55-1:27:55 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:eGCnTSJ7xSM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 06, 2017
#628 with Michael Phillips: Casablanca / FS Madness Final Four
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CASABLANCA is one of the most enduring and beloved films of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Three-quarters of a century after its 1942 release, its famous lines, songs and faces have retained their power. But what does the film itself have to offer 21st-century audiences? (Spoiler: quite a lot actually.) In honor of its 75th anniversary, Adam, guest host Michael Phillips and film professor Katharine Fusco revisit the WWII-era classic with a Sacred Cow review. Plus, Michael mocks and then kinda sorta recommends Terrence Malick's "Song to Song," and the Filmspotting Madness Final Four is revealed.<br><br>0:00-2:01 - Billboard<br>2:01-42:32 - Sacred Cow: "Casablanca"<br><em>Dooley Wilson, "As Time Goes By"</em><br>43:58-51:15 - MP Review: "Song to Song"<br>51:15-1:11:26 - Filmspotting Madness<br>1:11:26-1:16:57 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:U4yCNHB6lj8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 30, 2017
#627: Top 5 Kristen Stewart Scenes / FS Madness / Varda #3 - One Sings, The Other Doesn't
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Kristen Stewart went from child actress to reticent star of the hugely successful TWILIGHT series to… well, we’ll see. But with strong work in a couple of notable indies and European films recently, her cult of fans is expanding. With Stewart's latest Oliver Assayas collaboration (PERSONAL SHOPPER) now in limited release, Adam and Josh devote this week’s Top 5 to a few of the actress's best moments on screen, plus a conversation with director Stephen Cone about his powerful response to "Shopper". Also, Filmspotting Madness Sweet 16 results, your Elite 8 matchups, and Agnes Varda's ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T (1977).<br><br>0:00-2:05 - Billboard<br>3:44-15:16 - "Personal Shopper" w/ Stephen Cone<br>15:16-44:50 - Top 5 Kristen Stewart Scenes<br><em>Mitski, "Your Best American Girl"</em><br>51:10-1:18:50 - Filmspotting Madness<br><em>Mitski, "Once More To See You"<br></em>1:21:12-1:25:47 - JL Review: "Beauty and Beast" (2017)<br>1:25:47-1:50:02 - Varda #3: "One Sings, The Other Doesn't"&nbsp;<br>1:50:02-1:54:32 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:BspCR_7D-ww:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 23, 2017
#626 with Danny Boyle: Top 5 Boyle Characters / FS Madness / Varda #2 - The Creatures
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TRAINSPOTTING wasn't a huge hit in its day, but the 1996 film made an impression on a generation of young film fans thanks to its visual flair, memorable soundtrack and quartet of talented stars. That quartet - lead by Ewan McGregor - is making a surprise comeback 20 years later with the release of T2 TRAINSPOTTING. Also back: director Danny Boyle. This week on the show, Boyle sits down with Adam to talk about how he approached the sequel, and contributes his own Top 5 Danny Boyle Characters. (Spoiler: they're all women.) Plus, a surreal chat with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington from Adult Swim's "On Cinema," Filmspotting Madness Round 2 results and Film Comment's Violet Lucca drops in for week 2 of the Agnes Varda Marathon.<br><br>0:00-2:00 - Billboard<br>3:45-39:01 - Top 5 Danny Boyle Characters<br><em>Young Fathers, "Only God Knows"</em><br>40:37-1:01:17 - T2 / Boyle Characters, cont.<br>1:01:17-1:13:35 - Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington<br>1:13:35-1:42:55 - Filmspotting Madness<br><em>Young Fathers, "Low"<br></em>1<em>:</em>49:17-2:00:31 - Filmspotting Madness, cont.<br>2:00:31-2:25:44 - Varda #2: "The Creatures"<br>2:25:44-2:30:22 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:iL33BFB46NE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 16, 2017
#625: Logan / Filmspotting Madness / Varda #1 - La Pointe Courte
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The tale of the once-great gunslinger forced out of retirement for one more job is a familiar one, but not one we’ve seen adopted by the superhero genre – until now. Marvel’s LOGAN is one part “Shane,” one part “Unforgiven," and if last weekend’s box office is any indication, we may see more like it. Adam and Josh share their mixed review, plus Round 1 results from Filmspotting Madness and the first film in the Agnes Varda Marathon - 1955's LA POINTE COURTE.<br><br>0:00-2:12 - Billboard<br>3:54-27:59 - Review: "Logan"<br><em>Marty Stuart &amp; His Fabulous Superlatives, "Lost In the Desert"</em><br>29:56-39:34 - Notes<br>39:34-1:20:54 - Filmspotting Madness<br><em>Corinne Marchand, "Sans Toi" ("Cleo From 5 to 7")</em><br>1:23:50-1:41:37 - Varda #1: "La Pointe Courte"<br>1:41:37-1:44:15 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:OzDHVPAFWPE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 09, 2017
#624: Get Out / Filmspotting Madness / Top 5 Pantheon Contenders
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Who needs to be told how great The Godfather is? Or Citizen Kane? Or, um... Midnight Run? That was the logic back in the early days of the show - in 2005 - when Adam and original co-host/current producer/Midnight Run-lover Sam established the Filmspotting Pantheon: an eccentric mix of movie greats and personal favorites. For the show’s 12th anniversary, Adam and Josh dust off the Pantheon for Filmspotting Madness - a month-long tournament that will leave only one film reigning supreme. That, plus a review of surprise box office hit GET OUT.<br><br>0:00-1:49 - Billboard<br>1:49-43:42 - Top 5 Pantheon Contenders<br>Spoon, "Can I Sit Next To You"<br>46:51-1:03:10 - Notes<br>1:03:10-1:24:29 - Filmspotting Madness<br>Spoon, "Can I Sit Next To You"<br>1:25:42-1:30:59 - Donations<br>1:30:59-1:47:53 - Review: "Get Out"<br>1:47:53-2:00:38 - Filmspotting Madness, cont.<br>2:00:38-2:03:51 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:DTNRIMoEabQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 02, 2017
Buñuel #6 - That Obscure Object of Desire / Buñuel Awards
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Luis Bunuel's puckish sensibility did not fail him in his old age. For the director's final film - 1977's THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (made when he was 80) - Bunuel famously cast two actresses in the same role. The conceit allows him to explore some of his favorite themes - obsession, repression, desire, hypocrisy. It's also one of his funniest films. Adam and Josh have that review and wrap-up the marathon with 'Those Obscure Objects of Desire' - the Bunuel Marathon Awards. It's Catherine Deneuve v Jeanne Moreau! Fernando Rey v The Eyeball!<br><br>A special 12th anniversary episode of Filmspotting comes later in the week, with the 2017 Filmspotting Madness Selection Special and Adam and Josh's Top 5 Pantheon Contenders.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:3kZxXWJ2jPc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 01, 2017
#623: 2017 Oscar Picks with Michael Phillips
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This year’s Oscar ceremony is bound to get political, but how might Oscar voters send a message with their ballots? Adam and guest host Michael Phillips try to stay above the political fray during their Oscar preview special: who will win, who should win - and who got snubbed. Plus, Massacre Theatre and Michael shares some thoughts on Jordan Peele's GET OUT.<br><br>0:00-2:08 - Billboard3:33-29:35 - Oscar PicksGlen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, "Falling Slowly"32:23-47:33 - Notes / Massacre Theatre47:33-50:33 - Michael Recommends: "Get Out"55:45-1:24:58 - Oscar Picks, cont.1:24:58-1:30:46 - Close / Outtake&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:crjzv0o8Rwk:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 24, 2017
#622: John Wick / John Wick: Chapter 2 / Lego Batman Movie
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When the Keanu Reeves revenge tale JOHN WICK opened back in 2014, it made a modest $80 million at the box office. But in the couple years since it has acquired something almost as valuable as money: cult status. That cult fervor was rewarded with a sequel: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, with Reeves battling some of the world's deadliest killers. We dig into the Wick phenomenon with reviews of both the original and the new entry, plus thoughts on THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. <br><br>0:00-2:39 - Billboard<br>2:39-36:29 - Sacred Cow: "John Wick"<br><em>Tinariwen, "Assawt"</em><br>38:18-47:20 - Notes / Polls<br>47:20-57:10 - Review: "The Lego Batman Movie"<br><em>Tinariwen, "Sastanaqqam"</em><br>58:20-1:02:57 - Donations<br>1:02:57-1:23:04 - Review: "John Wick: Chapter 2"<br>1:23:04-1:28:55 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:iBSYWjrj0BA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 17, 2017
#621: Top 5 Political Resistance Movies / The Battle of Algiers / Buñuel #5 - Tristana
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With the opening weeks of the new administration marked by political protest, Adam and Josh invite critic Michael Sicinski to share his Top 5 Political Resistance Movies. Plus, they cross off a major shared blind spot – the seminal resistance film THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966) – and discuss the next film in their Luis Bunuel Marathon, TRISTANA.<br><br>0:00-3:54 - Billboard<br>3:54-39:29 - Top 5: Political Resistance Movies<br><em>Souad Massi, "Bima el'taaloul"</em><br>40:30-52:56 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>52:56-1:12:10 - Blindspotting: "The Battle of Algiers"<br><em>Souad Massi, "Hadari"</em><br>1:13:08-1:20:19 - Donations<br>1:20:19-1:40:09 - Buñuel #5: "Tristana"<br>1:40:09-1:52:55 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:cAcHGDKpufM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 10, 2017
#620: 2017 Movie Preview / Oscar Talk / Buñuel #4 - Diary of a Chambermaid
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The short version of Filmspotting's 2017 Movie Preview is easy: it starts with "Last" and ends with "Jedi." For a longer take, listen to this week's show, as Adam and Josh pose their top 5 q<em>uestions</em> about the new movie year. Plus, a little Oscar talk and Josh's recap of his time at the Sundance Film Festival.&nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:41 - Billboard<br>1:41-30:18 - 2017 Movie Preview<br>Japandroids, "Near To The Wild Heart Of Life"&nbsp;<br>31:35-44:59 - Notes / Oscars Nominations<br>44:59-59:24 - Sundance Recap<br>Japandroids, "No Known Drink Or Drug"&nbsp;<br>1:00:26-1:03:28 - Donations<br>1:03:28-1:46:29 - Buñuel #4: "Diary Of A Chambermaid"<br>1:46:29-1:52:43 - Close / Hot Mics ("Split")<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:gUUpvADJHEo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 03, 2017
FS Revisited: Barry Jenkins & Naomie Harris / La La Land
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With it's 14 Oscar nominations, the 2017 Best Picture Oscar seems LA LA LAND’s to lose. In the role of spoiler? The critically adored MOONLIGHT, director Barry Jenkins’ poetic and moving coming of age tale set in 1980s Miami. This week on the show, revisit Adam's conversation with Jenkins and Naomie Harris, one of the film’s Oscar-nominated stars. Plus, the December review of LA LA LAND. (And stick around post-credits for some ARRIVAL spoiler talk.)<br><br>0:00-1:46 - Billboard<br>3:36-26:55 - Interview: Barry Jenkins &amp; Naomie Harris<br>26:55-40:00 - Review: "Moonlight"<br><em>"Another Day of Sun," La La Land</em><br>42:06-45:00 - Notes<br>45:00-1:10:40 - Review: "La La Land"<br>1:10:40-1:26:40 - Close / Spoiler talk: "Arrival"<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:dbFLZ0Pjw70:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 27, 2017
#619: 2016 Wrap Party Live (Scenes of the Year)
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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 dedicated to some of the most memorable movie moments of 2016. Michael Phillips, Tasha Robinson and more share their favorite scenes of the year, plus live Massacre Theatre and the winner of the 2016 Golden Brick.&nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:00 - Billboard<br>1:00-16:27 - Intro / Opening Scene<br>16:27-46:34 - Funniest Scene / Music Moment<br>47:10-54:44 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>54:44-1:09:43 - Moving Moment<br>1:09:43-1:16:05 - Golden Brick Award<br>1:16:05-1:38:04 - Scene of the Year<br>1:38:04-1:46:54 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:tP791XngRDM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 20, 2017
#618: Paterson / Fences / Top 5 Denzel Performances (Revisited)
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The Filmspotting New Year's 'Fix' show has featured some memorable battles over the years (2015's "Wolf of Wall Street" v "American Hustle"; 2016's "Hateful Eight" v "The Revenant"), but the 2017 edition is a friendlier affair, with positive reviews of recent releases from Jim Jarmusch (PATERSON) and Denzel Washington (FENCES). Plus, we revisit of one of the highlights of 2016 - comedian/activist W. Kamau Bell's Top 5 Denzel Washinton Performances.&nbsp;<br><br>0:00-2:36 - Billboard<br>2:36-54:22 - "Paterson," Golden Brick Feedback, "Fences"<br>"Car Cleveland," John Lurie ("Stranger Than Paradise")<br>56:16-1:28:48 - Top 5: Denzel Washinton Performances<br>1:28:48-1:32:34 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:lcXOrcEYPIw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 06, 2017
#617: Top 10 Films of 2016 (Pt. 2)
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2016 was a tough year. We lost icons like Prince, David Bowie and just days ago Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. And how about that not-divisive-at-all campaign season? So we’re due for a little silver lining. This week, with The Next Picture Show's Scott Tobias and Genevieve Koski, Adam and Josh celebrate the good that 2016 brought us with part two of the Top 10 Films of 2016 countdown.<br><br>0:00-1:08 - Billboard<br>1:08-1:03:55 - Top 10 of 2016: #5-3<br><em>"The Middle of the World," Moonlight</em><br>1:05:27-1:15:22 - Massacre Theatre<br>1:15:22-1:57:47 - Top 10 of 2016: #2-1<br>1:57:47-2:00:17 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:kZ9MJdR0cpc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 30, 2016
#616: Top 10 Films of 2016 (Pt. 1)
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A lot of usual suspects at the top of the box office charts in 2016: Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Harry Potter. And a lot of those movies? Not bad actually. But what are the year’s <em>great</em> films? The Next Picture Show's Scott Tobias and Genevieve Koski join Adam and Josh for part one of the Top 10 Films of 2016 Roundtable.<br><br>0:00-1:17 - Billboard<br>1:17-48:03 - Top 10 of 2016: #10-9<br><em>"Heptapod B," Arrival</em><br>48:56-1:51:54 - Top 10 of 2016: #8-6<br>1:51:54-1:55:51 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:6tWT2dR5V_M:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 23, 2016
#615: Rogue One / 2016's Best Performances and More
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There’s no such thing as a small Star Wars movie, but without a roman numeral anywhere in its title the new ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY promises something different. But does it deliver on that promise? This week, a review of the season's most anticipated movie. Plus - ahead of next week's Top 10 of the year roundtable - Adam and Josh throw an old school year-end blowout, sharing their favorite 2016 performances, documentaries, music and more.<br><br>0:00-1:11 - Billboard<br>1:11-25:11 - Review "Rogue One"<br><em>"No Woman," Whitney</em><br>26:34-1:10:48 - 2016 Blowout<br>1:10:48-1:13:27 - Close<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:8_1w7o6WqMA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 16, 2016
#614: La La Land / Top 5 Musical Numbers / Golden Brick Finalists
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It says something about the contemporary movie landscape that the prospect of a new live-action movie musical is as much of a curiosity as the high-profile appearance of a silent film back in 2011. Of course that 2011 silent - THE ARTIST - went on to win a Best Picture Oscar, which may bode well for director Damien Chazelle’s LA LA LAND, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. A review of LA LA LAND, plus Michael Phillips and guest Desiree Garcia (star of Chazelle's "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench") share their Top 5 Movie Musical Numbers.&nbsp; <br><br>0:00-1:41 - Billboard<br>1:41-30:18 - Review "La La Land"<br><em>"City of Stars," Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone ("La La Land")</em><br>31:35-44:59 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>44:59-59:24 - Golden Brick Finalists<br><em>"Cheek to Cheek," Ella Fitzgerald</em><br>1:00:26-1:03:28 - Donations<br>1:03:28-1:46:29 - Top 5: Musical Numbers<br>1:46:29-1:52:43 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fP7_bBeCfG4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 09, 2016
#613: The Edge of Seventeen / Top 5 Teen Girl Movies Directed By Women with Marya E. Gates
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In most teen coming of age movies, it’s usually the boys who do the coming of age. But in THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, the focus is squarely on the girls. First-time feature director Kelly Fremon Craig’s film has been praised by critics, but mostly ignored by audiences. Adam and Josh share some praise of their own and TCM's <a href="https://twitter.com/oldfilmsflicker">Marya E. Gates</a> calls in to share her picks for the Top 5 Teen Girl Movies Directed by Women. Plus: some post-credits ARRIVAL spoiler talk.&nbsp; <br><br>0:00-1:23 - Billboard<br>1:23-30:49 - Review "The Edge of Seventeen"<br><em>"Vanity," Mica Levi (Jackie)</em><br>31:44-45:26 - Notes / Polls<br>45:26-57:01 - Golden Brickspotting<br><em>"The End," Mica Levi (Jackie)<br></em>57:59-1:02:30 - Donations<em><br></em>1<em>:</em>02:30-1:36:14 - Top 5: Teen Girl Movies Directed By Women<br>1:36:14-1:53:07 - Close / Spoiler Talk: "Arrival"<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:tBjQtNLfmcM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 02, 2016
#612: Top 5 Movies That Console and Restore Hope / Live at Chicago Podcast Festival
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Movies can entertain us, transport us and move us, but can they heal us? That’s the question Adam, Josh and Michael Phillips wrestled with as they considered titles for their Top 5 Movies that Console and Restore Hope. That Top 5 and more recorded live at Schubas Tavern as part of the first annual Chicago Podcast Festival.<br><br>0:00-0:55 - Billboard<br>0:55-25:06 - Top 5: Movies That Console and Restore Hope<br><em>Music: </em><a href="http://sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/"><em>Sharon Jones &amp; the Dap-Kings</em></a><em>, "I'm Still Here"</em><br>26:38-1:03:09 - Top 5, cont.<br>1:03:09-1:08:58 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:rvj_xeWXYJE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 23, 2016
2016 Golden Brick Preview Special
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With Thanksgiving approaching, Adam and Josh give a shout out to some of the year's best overlooked movies. Along with the shortlist for the 2016 Golden Brick Award (many of which are available to rent or stream), hear replays of Adam's interview with THE WITNESS director James Solomon and July's review of THE FITS.<br><br>0:00-1;11 - Billboard<br>1:11-28:39 - Review: "The Fits"<br><em>Music: Glen Phillips, "Grief and Praise"</em><br>29:42-44:13 - Golden Brick Shortlist<br>44:13-45:36 - Interview: James Solomon<br>1:18:10-1:20:52 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5ZRDjPUfz4c:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 18, 2016
#611: Loving / Arrival / Hacksaw Ridge
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Aliens come to movie screens in a few different ways. Sometimes they come in peace; sometimes they come to destroy; and sometimes… well sometimes they just come. In ARRIVAL, the new sci-fi film from SICARIO director Denis Villeneuve, they do just come - and it’s up to Amy Adams' language specialist to figure out why. On this week's show, Josh and guest host Michael Phillips have a review. Plus, thoughts on Jeff Nichols’ LOVING and Mel Gibson's HACKSAW RIDGE.<br><br>0:00-1:48 - Billboard<br>1:48-23:43 - Review: "Loving"<br><em>Charles Bradley, "God Bless America"</em><br>25:08-39:01 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>39:01-51:50 - Review: "Hacksaw Ridge"<br><em>Charles Bradley, "Changes"</em><br>53:10-1:08:05 - Review: "Arrival"<br>1:08:05-1:12:10 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:vrJzQCA5flU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 11, 2016
#610: Barry Jenkins and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) / Doctor Strange / Tower / Bunuel Marathon #3
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Director Barry Jenkins and playwright Tarell McCraney grew up in the same neighborhood in 1980s-era Miami. MOONLIGHT, based on an autobiographical story by McCraney, brought Jenkins back to his roots. And that return to his home turf has paid off: MOONLIGHT has been the toast of the festival circuit all this fall. This week, Adam's interview with Jenkins and actress Naomie Harris. Plus, quick reviews of two more new releases - Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE and TOWER, a newly minted Golden Brick nominee that Adam calls one of the best films of the year.<br><br>0:00-1:06 - Billboard<br>1:06-23:46 - Interview: Barry Jenkins and Naomie Harris<br>23:46-36:51 - Review: "Moonlight"<br><em>Anderson .Paak, "Get 'Em Up"</em><br>37:59-48:40 - Notes / Polls<br>48:40-57:35 - Reviews: "Doctor Strange," "Tower"<br><em>Anderson .Paak, "The City"</em><br>58:33-1:08:28 - Donations<br>1:08:28-1:26:00 - Buñuel #3: "Death in the Garden"<br>1:26:00-1:29:02 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Qe-KkBIuzBc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 04, 2016
#609: Top 5 Childhood Movie Scares with Ti West / A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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The clown under the bed. The shadow on the other side of the shower curtain. The elevator filled with blood. Scary movies make an impression - and never more so than when you’re a kid. This week on the show, Adam and Josh tap into their own earliest fears for this week’s Top 5: Childhood Movie Scares with special guest Ti West ("House of the Devil" "In a Valley of Violence"). Plus, a Sacred Cow review of 1984’s NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.<br><br>0:00-1:08 - Billboard<br>1:08-28:50 - Sacred Cow: "Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)<br><em>Alice Cooper, "Welcome to My Nightmare"</em><br>30:18-45:51 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>45:51-1:14:15 - Top 5: Childhood Movie Scares w/Ti West<br><em>Dio, "Dream Evil"</em><br>1:15:24-1:40:48 - Top 5, cont.<br>1:40:48-1:43:05 - Close<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:22LfrI8ztiQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 28, 2016
#608: Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women) / CIFF Roundup / Buñuel Marathon #2
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For certain film lovers, a new Kelly Reichardt film is an event. Spare and deliberately paced movies like WENDY AND LUCY and MEEK’S CUTOFF are treasured for their detail and observation - and for their focus on the lives of women. Reichardt’s latest - CERTAIN WOMEN - continues in that tradition, with a trio of loosely connected stories starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart. This week, a review of WOMEN, plus Adam's interview with Reichardt and the third film in the Luis Bunuel marathon - 1954's ROBINSON CRUSOE.<br><br>0:00-1:23 - Billboard<br>1:23-21:03 - Interview: Kelly Reichardt<br>21:03-35:39 - Review: "Certain Women"<br><em>Deap Vally, "Smile More"</em><br>36:58-48:28 - Notes / Polls<br>48:28-1:08:35 - CIFF recap<br><em>Deap Vally, "Teenage Queen"</em><br>1:09:41-1:15:42 - Donations<br>1:15:42-1:32:51 - Buñuel #2: "Robinson Crusoe"<br>1:32:51-1:47:15 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:XzIiSU3bTcU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 21, 2016
#607: Conversation with Steve James
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Back in June, IDA and Chicago's Kartemquin Films invited Adam to host a career-spanning conversation with documentary filmmaker Steve James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters"). This excerpt from that talk covers James' early life growing up in Hampton, VA, and his films STEVIE (2002) and AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR (2008), plus the James-produced PBS series about immigration THE NEW AMERICANS (2004). &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:11 - Billboard<br>1:11-25:24 - Interview: Steve James<br><em>Shovels &amp; Rope, "The Last Hawk"</em><br>26:22-28:23 - Notes<br>28:23-52:47 - Steve James, cont.<br>52:47-54:45 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:gLCtBRP4hLk:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 14, 2016
#606: The Birth of a Nation / Chicago Film Festival Preview
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Director Nate Parker came out of Sundance in January with an award-winning debut film and talk of being an Oscar front-runner. Things got more complicated over the summer when revelations about Parker’s past turned attention away from the film and onto him. Parker’s film THE BIRTH OF A NATION, about Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, opens this weekend. Adam and Josh have a review. Plus, their most anticipated titles playing this year's Chicago International Film Festival (Oct 13-27).<br><br>0:00-1:15 - Billboard<br>1:15-30:40 - Review: "Birth of a Nation"<br><em>Chance the Rapper, "How Great"</em><br>31:53-44:22 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>44:22-47:12 - Top 5: CIFF Preview<br><em>Chance the Rapper, "Blessings"</em><br>48:12-55:51 - Donations<br>55:51-1:24:02 - Top 5: CIFF Preview, cont.<br>1:24:02-1:27:31 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:hnOQn_ExEoU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 07, 2016
#605: Top 5 Denzel Performances with W. Kamau Bell / The Magnificent Seven / Buñuel Marathon #1
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Denzel Washington has been nominated for an Oscar in every decade since the ‘80s. He’s been a consistently bankable star for just about that long, too. And yet, do we still take Denzel for granted? With Washington’s THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN remake currently in theaters, special guest W. Kamau Bell joins Adam and Josh to look back on the actor’s career with the Top 5 Denzel Washington Performances. Plus, the first pair of films in the latest Filmspotting Marathon, devoted to the career of the Spanish-born surrealist Luis Bunuel - his 1929 collaboration with Salvador Dali UN CHIEN ANDALOU and 1930's L'AGE D'OR. <br><br>0:00-1:12 - Billboard<br>1:12-35:47 - Top 5: Denzel Performances<br><em>W. Kamau Bell, "How Did You Know It Was Racism?"</em><br>36:60-51:59 - Notes / Polls<br>51:59-1:10:51 - Review: "Magnificent Seven"<br><em>Pixies, "Debaser"</em><br>1:12:05-1:17:20 - Donations<br>1:17:20-1:34:43 - Bunuel #1<br>1:334:43-1:36:59 - Close<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Qcn0LX27mk4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 30, 2016
#604: Top 5 Oliver Stone Scenes w/ Matt Zoller Seitz / Born on the Fourth of July
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In the 1980s and '90s, Oliver Stone was one of the most vital and high-profile directors working in Hollywood. Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers and more collected awards - or controversy - but were never ignored. It’s been a while since Stone has demanded that kind of attention, but a new book about Stone by critic&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rogerebert.com/contributors/matt-zoller-seitz">Matt Zoller Seitz</a>&nbsp;aims to revive his reputation. This week, Seitz shares his Top 5 Oliver Stone Scenes. Plus, Adam and Josh give Stone’s '89 Oscar-winner BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY the Sacred Cow treatment and review Stone's latest, SNOWDEN.<br><br>0:00-1:27 - Billboard<br>1:27-37:13 - Sacred Cow: "Born on the Fourth..."<br><a href="http://www.dawestheband.com"><em>Dawes</em></a><em>, "Picture of a Man"</em><br>38:39-48:55 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>48:55-1:00:02 - Review: "Snowden"<br><em>Dawes, "For No Good Reason"</em><br>1:01:21-1:47:53 - Top 5: Oliver Stone Scenes<br>1:47:53-1:50:31 - Close / Outtake<br><br>LINKS<br>-<span style="background-color: highlight;">The Oliver Stone Experience</span><br>-<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5Xqy_4kuY6I:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 23, 2016
#603: Sully / Nordic Cinema Marathon Awards
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When a couple of American movie icons pair up, it’s sometimes a little surprising to realize that they’ve never worked together before. In the case of SULLY, it’s Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks - and if the movie becomes an Oscar favorite, you can count on Adam and Josh fighting about it from now til February as the film sparks another debate. Plus, Filmspotting rolls out the red carpet for 'The Sad Tubas', honoring the best of the show's recent Contemporary Nordic Cinema Marathon.<br><br>0:00-0:59 - Billboard<br>0:59-30:03 - Review: "Sully"<br><em>Frankie Lee "American Dreamer"</em><br>31:19-42:59 - Notes / Polls<br>42:59-1:14:46 - Nordic Marathon Awards<br>1:14:46-1:24:52 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:aNFBXKiMg_c:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 16, 2016
#602: Top 5 Comedies of the 21st Century / Young Frankenstein
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Earlier this year, the BBC polled movie critics worldwide for the best films of the 21st century. The resulting list has been the subject of debate ever since. Noticeably under-represented? Comedies. On this week's show, Adam and Josh try to remedy that oversight with their Top 5 Comedies of the 21st Century. Also, in honor of the late Gene Wilder, a Sacred Cow review of one of the&nbsp;<em>20th</em>&nbsp;century’s great comedies: Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Plus, Michael Phillips calls in from the Venice Film Festival with with some thoughts on the fest, Wilder and the BBC Top 100.<br><br>0:00-1:18 - Billboard<br>1:18-23:24 - Sacred Cow: "Young Frankenstein"<br><em>Young Frankenstein, "Puttin' on the Ritz"</em><br>24:38-39:59 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>39:59-1:07:09 - Michael Phillips&nbsp;<br><em>Walk Hard, "Walk Hard"</em><br>1:07:44-1:13:46 - Donations<br>1:13:46-2:09:57 - Top 5: 21st Century Comedies<br>2:09:57-2:12:22 - Close<br><br>LINKS<br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/young-frankenstein">Josh on "Young Frankenstein"</a><br>-<a href="http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films">BBC's 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films</a><br>-<a href="http://www.vulture.com/2016/08/comedy-shut-out-of-bbcs-greatest-films-21st-century-list.html">Comedies shut out of BBC's greatest films</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:zADGAcTkktk:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 09, 2016
#601: Morris From America / Southside with You / Nordic #7 - Rams
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Single dad moves to Germany for work bringing his reluctant, rap-obsessed teen son along with him. The Sundance-friendly plot made comic drama MORRIS FROM AMERICA a hit in Park City in January, but Chicago proves only half-friendly, with Adam and Josh splitting on director Chad Hartigan's new film. And since Josh was busy editing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ivpress.com/media/press-releases/2015/joshlarsen.php">his book</a>&nbsp;over the weekend, Adam had to turn to the Call-a-Critic line to help him with reviews of Ira Sach's LITTLE MEN (Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl) and the Obama-first-date movie SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (rogerebert.com's Odie Henderson). Plus, a farewell to comedy legend Gene Wilder, thoughts on the new thriller DON'T BREATHE, and the final film in the Contemporary Nordic Cinema Marathon, 2015 Cannes-winner RAMS from Iceland. &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-3:35 - Billboard / Donations<br>3:35-22:13 - Review: "Morris from America"<br><em>Dream Wife, "Heartbreaker"</em><br>23:15-44:47 - Notes / Polls<br>44:47-55:54 - Review: "Southside With You"<br>55:54-1:00:21 - Review: "Don't Breathe"<br>1:00:21-1:13:14 - Review: "Little Men"<br><em>Dream Wife, "Kids"</em><br>1:14:24-1:28:28 - Nordic #7: "Rams"<br>1:28:28-1:40:18 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:lK2tuC51lr8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 02, 2016
#600 w/ Chuck Klosterman: Top 5 Movies Future Historians Will Remember
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Citizen Kane, Vertigo, The Godfather. 200 years from now, will anyone even remember these movies? Or are we currently overlooking the classics of the future? Writer Chuck Klosterman joins Adam and Josh on this special 600th episode to discuss his new book "But What If We’re Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were The Past" and to take part in possibly the most challenging Top 5 in the history of the show: Movies Future Historians Will Remember. Plus, listeners help us celebrate #600 with favorite memories from our first 11+ years.<br><br>0:00-3:23 - Billboard / Donations<br>3:23-34:47 - Movies Future Historians Will Remember<br><em>"I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always"</em><br>35:44-1:13:59 - Top 5, cont.<br>"<em>Last Night I Dreamed My Birthday"</em><br>1:15:18-1:49:20 - Defining Show Moments<br>1:49:20-1:52:39 - Close<br><br>MUSIC<br>-<a href="http://www.lukewinslowking.com">Luke Winslow-King</a><br><br>LINKS<br>-<a href="http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/533521/but-what-if-were-wrong-by-chuck-klosterman/9780399184123/">"But What If We're Wrong"</a><br>-<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/magazine/which-rock-star-will-historians-of-the-future-remember.html?_r=0">"Which Rock Star Will Historians...."</a><br>-<a href="http://letterboxd.com/joshv/list/filmspotting-reviews-the-complete-list">Filmspotting Reviews: The Complete List</a><br>-<a href="http://www.thecinephiliacs.net/2016/08/episode-83-snowden-becker-police-body.html">The Cinephiliacs Episode #83</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:hiVc8Bz0jco:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 26, 2016
#599: Fall Movie Preview (2016) / Hell or High Water / Nordic #6 - 1001 Grams
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As the Summer 2016 movie season winds down, some critics are already writing it off as the worst summer&nbsp;<em>ever</em>. Ever the optimists, they look ahead to fall with their Top 5 Fall Movie Questions. Plus, reviews of the acclaimed West Texas-set heist movie HELL OR HIGH WATER and new animated feature KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS. Also, the sixth film in the Contemporary Nordic Cinema Marathon – 1001 GRAMS from Norway's Bent Hamer – and Adam nominates another Golden Brick contender.<br><br>0:00-1:50 - Billboard / Donations<br>1:50-37:03 - Fall Movie Preview<br><em>Townes Van Zandt, "Dollar Bill Blues"</em><br>38:11-44:05 - Notes / Corrections<br>44:05-51:41 - Quick Takes: "Kubo" / "The Phenom"<br>51:41-58:15 - Massacre Theatre<br>58:15-1:07:36 - Review: "Hell or High Water"<br><em>Chris Stapleton, "Outlaw State of Mind"</em><br>1:08:39-1:20:31 - Nordic #6: "1001 Grams"<br>1:20:31-1:36:34 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>NOTES<br>-"Disorder" director Alice Winocour wrote "Mustang," not direct it.<br><br>LINKS<br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/hell-or-high-water">Josh's review of "Hell or High Water"</a><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/kubo-and-the-two-strings">Josh's review of "Kubo"</a><br>-<a href="http://www.indiewire.com/2016/08/2016-fall-movie-preview-indie-films-the-birth-of-a-nation-loving-the-handmaiden-1201716354/">Indiewire's 34 Indie Films To See This Season</a><br>-<a href="http://www.vulture.com/2016/06/are-you-ready-for-mel-gibsons-comeback.html">Are You Ready For Mel Gibson's Comeback?</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:IrwlDHsENrY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 19, 2016
#598: Hunt for the Wilderpeople / Top 5 Directors We'd Bankroll
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New Zealand director Taika Waititi got on a lot of people’s radars last year with his hilarious vampire mockumentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. His follow-up, the charming coming of age story HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, couldn’t be more different, but like SHADOWS is benefiting from great word of mouth. This week, Adam and guest host&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/label/movie-reviews">Tasha Robinson</a>&nbsp;have a review of HUNT, and share the Top 5 Directors We'd Bankroll.<br><br>0:00-1:30 - Billboard<br>2:17-30:02 - Review: "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"<br>Hockey Dad, "Jump the Gun"<br>28:48-45:40 - Notes / Polls<br>45:40-58:00 - "Don't Think Twice" / "Hell or High Water"<br>Hockey Dad, "I Need A Woman"<br>58:44-1:01:04 - Donations<br>1:01:04-1:42:29 - Top 5: Directors We'd Bankroll<br>1:42:29-1:51:05 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>LINKS<br>-<a href="http://nextpictureshow.net">The Next Picture Show</a><br>-<a href="http://www.indiewire.com/2016/07/charlie-kaufman-interview-anomalisa-synecdoche-adaptation-1201702465">"Charlie Kaufman Reflects On His Career"</a><br>-<a href="http://www.indiewire.com/2016/01/sundance-review-kelly-reichardts-certain-women-starring-michelle-williams-kristen-stewart-and-laura-dern-88195">Noel Murray's "Certain Women" review</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:1UVGSCJM6zc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 12, 2016
#597: Suicide Squad / Top 5 Women Comic Book Characters (Done Right) / Jason Bourne
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Chicago critic and passionate comic-book fan Angelica Bastién joins Josh to consider DC's latest big-screen offering: SUICIDE SQUAD, starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. They also take on the challenge of naming the Top 5 Women Comic Book Characters (Done Right) and play a round of Massacre Theatre. Plus, Angelica sits through Josh’s mild recommendation of JASON BOURNE. (She’s not a fan.)<br><br>0:00-3:27 - Billboard / Donations<br>3:27-27:33 - Review: "Suicide Squad"<br><a href="http://www.thejulieruin.com/"><em>The Julie Ruin,</em></a><em>&nbsp;"Hello Trust No One"<br></em>28:41-36:35 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>36:35-40:08 - Larsen Recommends: "Jason Bourne"<br><em>The Julie Ruin, "Mr. So And So"<br></em>41:03-1:09:57 - Top 5: Women Comic Book Characters<br>1:09:57-1:12:32 - Close<br><br>LINKS<br>-<a href="http://www.rogerebert.com/balder-and-dash/bright-walldark-room-february-2016-the-grace-of-keanu-reeves-by-angelica-jade-basti%C3%A9n">Angelica’s Keanu Reeves essay</a><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/suicide-squad">Josh’s "Suicide Squad" review</a><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/jason-bourne">Josh’s "Jason Bourne" review</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:1ALtOvml3d8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 05, 2016
#596: The Fits / Star Trek Beyond / Le Havre
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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 terms with the frightening reality of impending adolescence. On this week's show, a review of Holmer’s film, plus a 'Review Roundup' with thoughts on Michel Gondry's MICROBE &amp; GASOLINE, the new doc NUTS! and STAR TREK BEYOND. Also the 5th film in our Contemporary Nordic Cinema Marathon - Aki Kaurismaki's "Le Havre."&nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:12 - Billboard<br>1:12-24:03 - Review: "The Fits"<br>Lucy Dacus, "Map On A Wall"<br>28:42-53:38 - Notes / Polls<br>53:38-1:12:50 - Nordic #5: "Le Havre"<br>Lucy Dacus, "I Don't Want To Be Funny Anymore"<br>1:13:52-1:19:03 - Donations<br>1:19:03-1:40:27 - Review Roundup<br>1:40:27-1:57:51 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>-<a href="http://www.thefitsfilm.com/theatrical-release">"The Fits" theatrical release info</a><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/the-fits">Josh's review of "The Fits"</a><br>-<a href="http://letterboxd.com/obiwen/film/star-trek-beyond">Josh's review of "Star Trek Beyond"</a><br>-<a href="http://screencrush.com/star-trek-beyond-review">Matt Singer's "Star Trek Beyond" review</a><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/microbe-and-gasoline">Josh's review of "Microbe and Gasoline"</a><br>-<a href="http://horrorfuel.com/horror/movies/movie-news/show-set-premiere-bruce-campbells-film-festival">Billy Ray Brewton's "Show Yourself"</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:idJigh5VpTw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 29, 2016
#595: Ghostbusters / James Solomon Interview (The Witness) / In A Better World
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After facing a surprisingly hostile campaign from fans of the 1984 original, the new GHOSTBUSTERS has finally made it to theaters. But have Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and company made a film that can put that hostilty to rest? Adam and Josh review the Paul Feig-directed GHOSTBUSTERS reboot. Plus, Adam interviews James Solomon, the director of THE WITNESS, a new documentary about an infamous, decades-old murder case, and the Contemporary Nordic Cinema Marathon returns with a review of Susanne Bier's IN A BETTER WORLD. &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:15 - Billboard<br>2:42-24:53 - Review: "Ghostbusters" (2016)<br>Music: The Heavy, "A Ghost You Can't Forget"<br>26:06-41:19 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>41:19-1:04:20 - Nordic #4: "In A Better World"<br>Music: The Heavy, "The Apology"<br>1:05:28-1:38:09 - Interview: James Solomon<br>1:38:09-1:50:18 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/ghostbusters-2">Josh's review of "Ghostbusters"</a><br>-<a href="http://letterboxd.com/obiwen/film/ghostbusters-2016/">Wendy Fox Weber's "Ghostbuster's review</a><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/in-a-better-world">Josh's review of "In A Better World"</a><br>-<a href="http://www.thewitness-film.com/">"The Witness" Official Site</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:EE_5PDV_2o0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 22, 2016
Abbas Kiarostami: The Filmspotting Reviews
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Collected here, reviews for the four Abbas Kiarostami films we've discussed on the show over the years. Our first was back in 2009, when then co-host Matty Robinson and Adam took a look at Kiarmostami’s A TASTE OF CHERRY as part of our Cannes Film Fest Winners marathon. Tasha Robinson, friend of the show and current co-host at The Next Picture Show, joined Adam for a review of CERTIFIED COPY in 2011. Then in 2012, Josh and Adam included 1990’s CLOSE UP in their Contemporary Iranian Cinema marathon. And finally, a review of Kiarostami’s final film, LIKE SOMEBODY IN LOVE from 2012. To hear Adam's conversation with film writer Tina Hassannia about the director’s legacy, which he recorded just days after learning of Kiarostami's passing, you can find that in <a href="http://www.filmspotting.net/reviews/1506-593swiss-army-man-kiarostami-top-5-body-movies.html">episode 593</a> at filmspotting.dot.<br><br>0:00-0:55 - Intro<br>0:55-11:31 - "Taste of Cherry"<br>11:31-28:30 - "Certified Copy"<br>28:30-41:42 - "Close Up"<br>41:42-1:01:39 - "Like Someone in Love"<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:e1jNSyv2S9o:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 20, 2016
#594: Top 5 Films of 2016 (So Far)
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The 2016 box office has been dominated by the usual suspects - animated films from Pixar and Disney, caped crusaders, sequels. But with half the year behind us, Adam, Josh and guest Michael Phillips have stocked their Top 5 of 2016 (So Far) with a number of films that had trouble finding an audience during their original theatrical runs. With many of them new or soon to arrive digitally or on DVD, here's hoping they find the audiences they deserve. &nbsp;<br><br>MUSIC<br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.michaelkiwanuka.com/">Michael Kiwanuka</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:UVwBM38aAGM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 15, 2016
#593: Swiss Army Man / Kiarostami Tribute / Top 5 'Body' Movies
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If you were paying any attention to the Sundance Film Festival back in January, it’s likely that you caught wind of a film that was being referred to as the ‘Daniel Radcliffe Farting Corpse Movie.’ There were reports of walk outs. Well that movie has an actual title - SWISS ARMY MAN - and it actually does star Daniel Radcliffe as a flatulent corpse. It also stars Paul Dano as a desperate castaway. This week, Adam and guest host Melissa Tamminga from Seattle Screen Scene have a review, and share their Top 5 ‘Body’ Movies. Plus, a conversation with Movie Mezzanine's Tina Hassannia about the legacy of the late Abbas Kiarostami.<br><br>0:00-1:15 - Billboard<br>1:55-28:57 - Review: "Swiss Army Man"<br><em>Music: Martha "Precarious (Supermaket Song)"</em><br>29:43-44:02 - Notes / Massacre Theater<br>44:02-1:13:54 - Interview: Tina Hassannia on Abbas Kiarostami<br><em>Music: Martha "Ice Cream and Sunscreen"</em><br>1:15:03-2:02:14 - Top 5: 'Body' Movies<br>2:02:14-2:19:05 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>-<a href="https://seattlescreenscene.com/author/ajournaloffilm/">Melissa at Seattle Screen Scene</a><br>-<a href="http://tinahassannia.net">Tina Hassannia</a><br>-<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/abbas-kiarostamis-films-demystified-iran-for-western-audiences/article30754654/">Tina's Abbas Kiarostami Appreciation</a><br>-<a href="http://tiff.net/theslate/kiarostami-women">Women in the Films of Kiarostami</a><br>-<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Cinema-Abbas-Kiarostami-Alberto-Elena/dp/0863565948">"The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami"</a><br>-<a href="http://www.slantmagazine.com/house/article/godfrey-cheshire-on-closeup-abbas-kiarostami-1990">Godfrey Cheshire on "Close-Up"</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ZsW248N6r3Y:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 08, 2016
#592: The BFG / Top 5 Children's Book Adaptations
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda – Roald Dahl’s children’s books are equal parts magical whimsy and sinister menace, and movie adaptations of Dahl's books have sometimes struggled to find the right balance. The latest to make it to the big screen is THE BFG, directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. This week, Tricia Bobeda from WBEZ’s Nerdette podcast joins Josh for a review. Plus, their Top 5 Children’s Book Adaptations. &nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:18 - Billboard<br>2:07-26:02 - Review: "The BFG"<br>Music: Cat's Eyes, "Girl in the Room"<br>27:08-37:55 - Notes / Polls<br>37:55-45:40 - Interview: Nerdette Podcast<br>Music: Cat's Eyes, "Names on the Mountains"<br>46:45-1:22:26 - Top 5: Children's Book Adaptations<br>1:22:26-1:28:38 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/the-bfg">Josh's review of The BFG</a><br><br>-<a href="https://www.wbez.org/shows/nerdette/lindy-west-and-andi-zeisler-on-fierce-feminism/8f44b11c-10f4-420b-9597-a128b9e5f971">Nerdette's interview with Lindy West</a><br><br>-<a href="http://www.juggernautpod.com/">Christopher Harris' The Juggernaut podcast</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:kf0FReXHipE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 01, 2016
#591: Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning / De Palma
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The films of director Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES) are known for their distinctive visual style and their often graphic depictions of violence. His latest - THE NEON DEMON - is no exception. DEMON stars Elle Fanning as a young model new to Los Angeles. Carnage ensues. This week, Adam talks with Winding Refn and Fanning, and he and Josh share a review of DE PALMA, a new documentary that reconsiders the work and career of another director whose films depict their share of carnage - Brian De Palma.<br><br>0:00-3:43 - Billboard / Donations<br>3:43-28:12 - Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning<br>Music: Case Lang Veirs, "Atomic Number"<br>40:25-56:50 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>56:50-1:20:24 - Review: "De Palma"<br>1:20:24-1:36:52 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ztafKsf_5Ms:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 24, 2016
#590: Blindspotting - Body Double / You, The Living
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Director Brian De Palma made his mark in the ‘70s alongside contemporaries like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg. But 40 years into his career, his legacy is less secure than his peers. A new doc - called, simply, DE PALMA - asks us to reconsider the director and his work. Adam and Josh do just that this week with a Blindspotting review of De Palma’s 1984 erotic thriller BODY DOUBLE. They also return to their Contemporary Nordic Cinema Marathon with Roy Andersson's YOU, THE LIVING.&nbsp;<br><br>0:00-1:44 - Billboard<br>3:24-28:12 - Blindspotting Review: "Body Double"<br><em>Music: Band of Horses, "Country Teen"</em><br>31:26-50:41 - Notes / Polls<br>50:41-1:03:22 - FS Recommends: "Finding Dory," "Popstar," "Love &amp; Friendship"<br><em>Music: Band of Horses, "Throw My Mess"</em><br>1:04:30-1:13:20 - Donations<br>1:13:20-1:32:16 - Nordic #3: "You, The Living"<br>1:32:16-1:47:03 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>LINKS<br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/body-double">Josh's "Body Double" review</a><br>-<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/you-the-living">Josh's "You, The Living" review</a><br>-<a href="http://letterboxd.com/samvanhallgren/film/fantastic-mr-fox/">Sam's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" review</a><br>-<a href="http://www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com">The Forgetful Film Critic</a><br>-<a href="http://tappedthemusical.com">Tapped: A Treasonous Musical Comedy</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:QbLGmh9p1KU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 17, 2016
#589: The Royal Tenenbaums / Top 5 Non-Kids Movies You Should Show Your Kids
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Back in 2001, Wes Anderson was known as the director of the modest indie hit RUSHMORE. Then came THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, with its family full of failed former prodigies and iconic soundtrack. It arguably remains his most beloved film. But how does TENENBAUMS hold up 15 years later? Adam and Josh, along with former co-host (and notable TENENBAUMS skeptic) Sam Van Hallgren, have a Sacred Cow review. Plus, a little ahead of Father’s Day, the Top 5 (Non-Kids) Films To Show Your Kids.<br><br>0:00-1:36 - Billboard<br>1:36-51:10 - Sacred Cow Review: "The Royal Tenenbaums"<br>51:10-1:01:22 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>1:01:22-1:32:40 - Top 5: (Non-Kids) Movies To Show Your Kids<br>1:32:40-1:37:36 - Donations<br>1:37:36-2:09:02 - Top 5 cont.<br>2:09:02-2:20:24 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>Music used in this episode:<br>Nico, "These Days"<br>The Creation, "Making Time"<br><br>-<a href="http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2013/09/05/the-royal-tenenbaums-my-favorite-film-my-father-and-the-meaning-of-lies">The Royal Tenenbaums: My Favorite Film...</a><br>-<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ty-Burr/e/B001JS4KDK">Ty Burr: The Best Old Movies for Families </a><br>-<a href="http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/view/cinema/MFADocMediaShowcase1.html">Northwestern Doc Media Screenings</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:w1QQdkp66uY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 10, 2016
#588: Top 5 Movie Rivalries with Steven Hyden / Sunset Song
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In music writer Steven Hyden's provocatively titled new book "Your Favorite Band is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life," he writes about The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones as a prototype of a certain kind of rivalry - the ubiquitous cultural behemoth vs the reactionary alternative. It's true that few movie rivalries can compete with a rivalry as epic as Beatles/Stones, but Adam and Josh have come up with five memorable cinematic battles - and they've invited Hyden to go into the trenches with them. That Top 5, plus a review of Terence Davies's SUNSET SONG, and Alison Willmore's Cannes Film Festival recap.<br><br>0:00-3:14 - Billboard<br>3:14-59:18 - Top 5: Movie Rivalries<br>59:18-1:11:28 - Notes / Polls<br>1:11:28-1:22:35 - Cannes Recap<br>1:22:35-1:40:24 - Review: "Sunset Song"<br>1:40:24-1:43:12 - Close / Outtake<br><br>Music used in this episode:<br>Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama"&nbsp;<br>Neil Young, "Alabama"<br><br>-<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6I2H9nZk5I">No Country vs. Blood Trailer</a><br>-<a href="http://www.rogerebert.com/scanners/three-kinds-of-violence-zodiac-no-country-for-old-men-there-will-be-blood">Emerson on Coens, PTA and violence</a><br>-<a href="http://www.rogerebert.com/scanners/andrew-sarris-auteurism-and-his-take-on-his-own-legacy">Emerson on Kael v Sarris</a><br>-<a href="http://www.timeout.com/newyork/film/feud-chaplin-vs-keaton">Time Out New York on Chaplin v Keaton</a><br>-<a href="http://www.themovingarts.com/greatest-films/cahiers-du-cinema-100-films">Cahiers du Cinema's 100 Greatest Films</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:TvXWHa8BnHg:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 03, 2016
#587: The Lobster / Rebecca Miller / The Man Without a Past
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If the long-anticipated THE LOBSTER didn't make it to U.S. theaters soon, Adam and Josh were threatening to transform into crustaceans in protest. Happily for everyone, the 2015 Cannes award winner from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos ("Dogtooth") made it to Chicago in time for Filmspotting - along with guest Michael Phillips - to file its review. Also on the show, Adam's interview with MAGGIE'S PLAN writer/director Rebecca Miller and the second film in the Contemporary Nordic Cinema Marathon - Aki Kaurismaki's THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (itself a Cannes award winner back in 2002). This episode also features some really lousy quacking.<br><br>0:00-2:09 - Billboard / Sponsors<br>2:09-30:58 - Review: "The Lobster"<br>Music:&nbsp;<a href="https://jacobthehorse.bandcamp.com/releases">Jacob the Horse</a>, "Hitchcock Blond"<br>32:05-44:04 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>44:04-1:00:23 - Nordic #2: "The Man Without a Past"<br>Music: Jacob the Horse, "9191991"<br>1:01:13-1:08:29 - Donations<br>1:08:29-1:30:03 - Interview: Rebecca Miller<br>1:30:03-1:44:26 - Close / Hot Mics / Outtakes<br><br>LINKS<br><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/the-lobster">Josh's "Lobster" review</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/the-man-without-a-past">Josh's "Past" review</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ida-conversation-series-director-steve-james-tickets-25036023420">Steve James In Conversation</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="https://vimeo.com/159226004">Jacob the Horse "Hitchcock Blonde" video</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.balinale.com">Balinale Film Festival</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ryAw4lResDs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 27, 2016
#586: The Nice Guys / Top 5 Films of 1987 / Last Days in the Desert
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The buddy crime picture is a well-worn movie genre, but the right combination of players can still make it seem fresh. Enter THE NICE GUYS with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Writer/director Shane Black is no stranger to the buddy picture – his debut screenplay was 1987’s LETHAL WEAPON. Adam and Josh review Black's latest, and relive the glory days of MANNEQUIN (and LETHAL WEAPON) with their Top 5 Films of '87. Plus, Larsen recommends LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT.<br><br>0:00-1:45 - Billboard / Sponsors<br>1:45-24:55 - Review: "The Nice Guys"<br>24:55-36:27 - Notes / Polls<br>36:27-43:57 - Larsen Recs: "Last Days..."<br>43:57-47:14 - Donations<br>47:14-1:19:25 - Top 5: Films of 1987<br>1:19:25-1:34:53 - Close / Hot Mics<br><br>1987 music heard on this episode:<br>Guns 'N Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle"<br>N.R.G., "Instruments of Destruction"<br>U2, "In God's Country"<br>Starship, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us"<br><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/the-nice-guys">Josh's review of "The Nice Guys"</a><br><br>-&nbsp;<a href="https://chicagocriticsfilmfestival.com/">Chicago Critics Film Festival</a><br><br>-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdM_-Ibgkw4">Adam's video Q&amp;A with John Sayles</a><br><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Pictures-Making-Movie-Matewan/dp/0306812665">"Thinking In Pictures" by John Sayles</a><br><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/last-days-in-the-desert">Josh's review of "Last Days in the Desert"</a><br><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-house-of-games-1987">Ebert on "House of Games"</a><br><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://letterboxd.com/filmspotting/list/films-of-1987/">Adam's full 1987 ranked list</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:lrqDtD7f8y8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 20, 2016
#585: April and the Extraordinary World / Songs from the Second Floor
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Comic artist Jacques Tardi is little known in the U.S but revered in his native France. His expressionistic, historical graphic novels are the inspiration for the new animated film APRIL & THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD, which just opened in limited release. Adam and Josh review, plus preview the Chicago Critics Film Festival and discuss the first film in their Contemporary Nordic Cinema Marathon – Swedish director Roy Andersson's SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace. 0:00-2:08 - Billboard / Sponsors 2:08-19:09 - "April & The Extraordinary World" 19:09-20:26 - Sponsors 20:26-32:58 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 32:58-49:52 - Chicago Critics Film Festival 49:52-53:22 - Donations 53:22-1:15:37 - "Songs from the Second FLoor" 1:15:37-1:27:31 - Close / Random Chatter MUSIC - Lykke Li LINKS / NOTES - MT winner: Elise Mugge - Josh's review of "April and the Extraordinary World" - Josh's review of "High-Rise" - Chicago Critics Film Festival - Adam's Top 5 CCFF Movies: Little Men, In a Valley of Violence, War On Everyone, Operator, Lo and Behold - Josh's review of "Songs from the Second Floor" - How to Design a Website for Your Film <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Gu3aLSpUvPE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 13, 2016
#584: Captain America: Civil War / 2016 Summer Movie Preview / Keanu
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Even if you’re a comic book fan, it’s possible that you’re feeling some Marvel movie fatigue. But one of the surprising things about the dozen or so films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that two of the best films in the mega-franchise are Captain America movies. Maybe make that three. Adam and Josh review the shield-wielding patriot’s CIVIL WAR and ask their Top 5 Summer Movie Questions. Plus, some thoughts on Key and Peele's KEANU and a bonus JUNGLE BOOK review.  This episode is brought to you by MUBI. 0:00-2:01 - Billboard / MUBI 2:01-27:45 - Review: "Civil War" Besnard Lakes, "Golden Lion" 28:29-40:56 - Notes / Polls 40:56-50:09 - Larsen Recs: "Keanu" Besnard Lakes, "Pressure of Our Plans" 50:58-55:48 - Donations 55:48-1:27:44 - Summer Movie Preview 1:25:49-1:43:30 - Close / "Jungle Book" MUSIC - The Besnard Lakes LINKS - Josh's review of "Civil War" - Josh's review of "Keanu" - Indiewire's 2016 Summer Movie Preview - Adam's Art of Memoir class - LEGO Adam and Josh - Ocean Research Project / The Sailing Channel <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:z8pWQ71vzQw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 05, 2016
#583: Green Room / Top 5 Single Location Films
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When they finally get around to making Filmspotting: The Movie, it will be eligible for a future revisit of this week’s Top 5: Single Location Films. Maybe Adam and Josh can convince Jeremy Saulnier to direct. Call it "Beige Studio." That top 5, plus a review of Saulnier's GREEN ROOM, Massacre Theatre and Adam and Josh finally close the book on Filmspotting Madness 2016 with results from the impossibly close third-place contest between Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. 0:00-2:54 - Billboard / MUBI 2:54-26:17 - Review: "Green Room" Muhammad Seven, "The Beastly Ballad..." 26:17-48:52 - Prince / Notes 48:52-51:09 - Massacre Theatre Muhammad Seven, "Swampers at Fame" 52:12-55:53 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:14:10-1:25:49 - Top 5: Single Location Films 1:25:49-1:28:57 - Close MUSIC - Muhammad Seven LINKS - Josh's review of "Green Room" - Chicago Underground Film Fest - Filmspotting Madness Final Bracket - Adam's Art of Memoir class - Art of the Real on MUBI - The Dark Side of Disney doc - Soderbergh and Nichols Commentary <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ud4HT6BpM-M:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 29, 2016
#582: Alien / Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) / FS Madness Champion
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Fans celebrated Back to the Future Day on Oct. 21, 2015, the date Doc, Marty and Jennifer traveled to from 1985. In that same spirit, fans of the ALIEN franchise have marked a movie date of their own. Taking inspiration from LV-426, the ex-moon where the crew of the Nostromo first encounter the famous xenomorph, April 26th has been deemed 'Alien Day.' We honor the occasion with a Sacred Cow review of Ridley Scott's 1979 classic. Plus, a conversation with GREEN ROOM writer/director Jeremy Saulnier, and the 2016 Filmspotting Madness champion is crowned. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. 0:00-2:43 - Billboard / Donations2:43-39:37 - Sacred Cow Review: "Alien"Prince, "Let's Go Crazy"40:48-47:03 - Notes47:03-1:07:08 - Filmspotting Madness: ChampionPrince, "Purple Rain"1:08:18-1:14:10 - Donations1:14:10-1:34:33 - Interview: Jeremy Saulnier1:34:33-1:37:35 - Close LINKS - Alien Day - Filmspotting Madness Voting - Filmspotting Madness Bracket - Adam's Art of Memoir class - Josh's review of "Alien" - Thomas Torrey's movie "Fare" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:YWeKW9VraGM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 22, 2016
#581: Everybody Wants Some!! / Top 5 Linklater Scenes / FS Madness Final
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Richard Linlaker’s last film was an ambitious Best Picture nominee that landed on just about every critic's 2014 Top 10 list. That was BOYHOOD. The trailer for his latest would have you thinking that it's a dumb sex comedy (not that there's anything wrong with that). Adam and Josh consider Linklater's 80s-set EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! and look for signs of the Tao of Linklater among the beer, babes and baseball. Plus, their Top 5 Linklater Scenes and the championship round of Filmspotting Madness. 0:00-2:47 - Billboard / Donations2:47-33:50 - Review: "Everybody Wants Some!!"Van Halen, "Everybody Wants Some!!"34:37-39:22 - Notes39:22-53:41 - FS Madness: Final RoundNina Simone, "Just In Time"54:30 -1:26:13 - Top 5: Richard Linklater Scenes1:26:13-1:29:45 - Close / Outtake LINKS - Filmspotting Madness Voting - Filmspotting Madness Bracket - Josh's review of Everybody Wants Some!! - Peter Labuza's The Cinephiliacs <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:vf6_qiUBQDI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 15, 2016
Elaine May Marathon Awards - The Blind Camels
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Josh and Adam got so long-winded sharing their favorite Elaine May duo, funniest moment, picture and more that it's coming to you as a separate podcast. May aficionado Peter Labuza also returns to offer his choices for "The Blind Camels."&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:CIAhf2fP84k:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 13, 2016
#580: Midnight Special / May Marathon #4 - Ishtar / FS Madness: Final 4
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Beloved by critics (including Adam and Josh), filmmaker Jeff Nichols made a bid for popular success in 2012 with MUD. But when MUD didn’t catch on with audiences, Nichols-watchers had to wait four long years for his return. Now he's back with MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, a Spielberg-meets-STARMAN sci-fi family drama starring Nichols regular Michael Shannon. Adam and Josh review, plus the Filmspotting Madness Final Four and some thoughts on the much-maligned ISHTAR, the final film in their Elaine May Marathon. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace.  0:00-3:02 - Billboard / Sponsors3:02-29:32 - Review: "Midnight Special"Music: Lucero, "Young Outlaws"30:35-32:21 - Squarespace32:21-38:11 - Notes38:11-1:03:08 - FS Madness: Final 4Music: Lucero, "My Girl & Me in '93"1:03:59-1:09:56 - Donations1:09:56 -1:31:55 - May #4: "Ishtar"1:31:55-1:35:17 - Close MUSIC - Lucero LINKS - Filmspotting Madness Voting - Filmspotting Madness Bracket - Josh's review of Ishtar - The Far Side: Hell's video store - Elaine May talks about "Ishtar" - MUBI's Herzog: Ecstatic Truths - Adam's thoughts on "Remember" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:C5ujhtiQJHI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 08, 2016
Interview: Tom Hiddleston & Marc Abraham (I Saw The Light)
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Adam talks accuracy in true stories, finding a 'way in' as an actor and more with the star and writer/director of the Hank Williams biopic I SAW THE LIGHT.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:NGukTlxBPLU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 01, 2016
#579: Batman v Superman / Top 5 Batman-Superman Moments / FS Madness Elite 8
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With Josh away this week, Adam made elaborate plans for a special Justice League-inspired episode. Minus one Wonder Woman, he almost pulled it off. Michael Phillips joins Adam for BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and sticks around to make a mockery of Filmspotting Madness. Then critics Chris Klimek and Glen Weldon (author of "The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture") drop in for the Top 5 Batman/Superman Movie Moments.  This episode is brought to you by MUBI.   0:00-2:37 - Billboard / Sponsors 2:37-27:10 - Review: "Batman v Superman" Andrew Bird, "Left Handed Kisses" 28:21-35:42 - Notes / Brickspotting 35:42-1:00:45 - FS Madness - Rd. 2 Results Andrew Bird, "Capsized" 1:01:42-1:02:33 - SVU Promo 1:02:33 -1:47:18 - Top 5: Batman/Superman Moments 1:47:18-1:49:34 - Close MUSIC - Andrew Bird LINKS - Filmspotting Madness Voting - Filmspotting Madness Bracket - "...Batman v Superman surrounded by terrorism" - Michael's "Krisha" review - Michael's Jeff Nichols interview - "Born to Be Blue" Trailer - Chris Klimek - Glen Weldon's "The Caped Crusade" - Lois Lane auditions <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Lm6RHfQFbxI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 01, 2016
#578: 10 Cloverfield Lane / Top 5 Malick Images / FS Madness: Sweet 16
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10 CLOVERFIELD LANE finds a woman holed up in a bunker with John Goodman. But is the monster inside or outside? Adam and Josh review, and try to get back on Terrence Malick's good side after their KNIGHT OF CUPS dismissal by sharing their Top 5 Malick Images. Plus, the Filmspotting Madness Sweet 16 is revealed!<br>This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace.<br><br>0:00-2:47 - Billboard / Sponsors<br>2:47-21:36 - Review: "10 Cloverfield Lane"<br>21:36-36:20 - 10 Cloverfield Spoiled<br>Mason Jennings, "Two Dollar Man"<br>37:25-39:35 - Sponsors<br>39:35-47:53 - Notes / Massacre Theatre<br>47:53-1:18:57 - FS Madness - Rd. 1 Results<br>Mason Jennings, "Future King"<br>1:20:12 -1:56:35 - Top 5: Malick Images<br>1:56:35-1:59:13 - Close / Outtake<br><br>MUSIC<br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.masonjennings.com/">Mason Jennings</a><br><br>NOTES<br>- MT winner: Justin Sims<br><br>LINKS<br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/10-cloverfield-lane">Josh's review of 10 Cloverfield Lane</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/03/why-john-goodmans-howard-is-the-real-victim-in-10-cloverfield-lane.html">"Why Howard is the real victim in 10 Cloverfield Lane"</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://filmspotting.net/reviews/filmspotting-madness.html">Filmspotting Madness Voting</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://challonge.com/fsmadness2016">Filmspotting Madness Bracket</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://filmspotting.net/top-5/1450-578-top-5-terrence-malick-images.html">Top 5 Terrence Malick Images</a><br>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/">You Must Remember This site</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:SpY1GHOVPUc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 25, 2016
#577: Knight of Cups / FS Madness / May Marathon #4 - Mikey and Nicky
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Since returning in the late '90s with "The Thin Red Line," director Terrence Malick has spent the past couple of decades producing enigmatic masterpieces – or becoming a self-parody, depending who you ask. KNIGHT OF CUPS is Malick’s enigmatically-titled latest starring Christian Bale. Josh and Adam discuss in hushed tones and unveil the director's edition of Filmspotting Madness. Plus, the third Elaine May Marathon movie, MIKEY AND NICKY. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace.   0:00-2:18 - Billboard / Sponsors2:18-23:51 - Review: "Knight of Cups"M Ward, "Girl from Conejo Valley"24:55-27:21 - Sponsors27:21-1:02:57 - Notes / FS Madness - Round 1 M Ward, "Time Won't Wait"1:04:06 - 1:14:03 - Donations / SVU Promo1:14:03 -1:34:42 - May #3: "Mikey & Nicky"1:34:42-1:36:57 - Close MUSIC - M. Ward NOTES ... LINKS - Josh's review of Knight of Cups - Premium: "The Hateful Revenant" - "The Flick" at Steppenwolf - Filmspotting Madness - Evana's Squarespace site - CineMatsuri Japanese Film Fest - Josh's review of Mikey and Nicky - Olive Films <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:1rFBi4TIEBA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 17, 2016
#576: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny / Top 5 Wuxia Films
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Debuting last weekend on Netflix, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY has lost original director Ang Lee, but star Michelle Yeoh has returned, along with fight choreographer - and now director - Yuen Woo-Ping. Can they bring the magic back, too? Josh and Adam discuss, and are joined by critic and podcaster Sean Gilman, who shares his Top 5 Wuxia Films. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Audible. 0:00-3:03 - Billboard / Sponsors3:03-27:10 - Review: "Sword of Destiny"Brian Fallon, "Nobody Wins"28:26-30:13 - Sponsors30:13-50:53 - Notes / PollsBrian Fallon, "A Wonderful Life"51:48 - 58:27 - Donations / SVU Promo58:27 -1:20:20 - Top 5: Wuxia Films1:20:20-1:24:52 - Close MUSIC - Brian Fallon NOTES LINKS - Josh's review of Sword of Destiny - Premium: The Hateful Revenant - Sean Gilman - 30 Essential Wuxia Films - "American Werewolf in College" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:bbC6CARnq64:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 04, 2016
#575: May Marathon #2 - The Heartbreak Kid / Top 5 Films of 1972
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On his honeymoon, a man falls for another woman. The marriage is a bust, but the movie isn't. It's Elaine May's THE HEARTBREAK KID. On this week's show, Adam and Josh continue their May Marathon with the 1972 comedy starring Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd (and a great, Oscar-nominated turn by May's daughter Jeannie Berlin as the jilted wife). Plus, what happened when Josh found himself in a dark room with THE WITCH, Adam's trip to Broadway and the Top 5 Films of 1972. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. 0:00-2:47 - Billboard / Sponsors2:47-31:04 - Elaine May #2: "The Heartbreak Kid"31:04-33:56 - Listener VoicemaillsMusic: Hamilton, "Alexander Hamilton"35:03-41:19 - Sponsors41:19-51:18 - Notes / Massacre Theatre51:18-1:03:25 – Recommendations: "The Witch" / "Hamilton"Music: Hamilton, "My Shot"1:04:44 - 1:05:49 - Promo1:05:49 -1:36:09 - Top 5: 1972 Movies1:36:09-1:39:19 - Close MUSIC - Hamilton NOTES - MT winner: Ryan McQuade LINKS - Josh's review of The Heartbreak Kid - Josh's reviews of The Witch - YouTube: The Heartbreak Kid - "The Mysterious Elaine May" - "The Beer Doctor's" Oscar pairings <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fY7fuhgNWYw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 26, 2016
#574: The Witch / Deadpool / Top 5 Baffling Oscar Picks
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Filling in for Adam and Josh this week, the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips and Tasha Robinson from The Verge/Next Picture Show chat about the 17th century-set horror film THE WITCH and potty-mouthed superhero DEADPOOL – plus 2016's most baffling Oscar picks. 0:00-2:37 - Billboard / Sponsors 2:37-24:39 - Review: "The Witch" The Cactus Blossoms, "Change Your Ways or Die" 25:45-31:55 - Polls 31:55-44:12 – Review: 'Deadpool" The Cactus Blossoms, "If I Can't Win" 45:18 - 46:11 - SVU Promo 46:11 -1:14:49 - Top 5: Baffling Oscar Picks 1:14:49-1:18:34 - Close <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:615lAE0qC08:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 19, 2016
#573: Hail, Caesar! / Top 5 Coen Bros. Characters
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‘Funny looking’ is a perfectly good way to describe, say, Steve Buscemi in FARGO – or countless other memorable characters that make up the Coen Bros. universe. With their latest, HAIL, CAESAR!, Josh and Adam consider the whole funny looking bunch and force themselves to pick their Top 5 Coen Bros. Characters. Plus, a review of HAIL, CAESAR!, Massacre Theatre and more! This episode is brought to you by Squarespace.   0:00-3:17 - Billboard / Sponsors3:24-33:19 - Review: "Hail Caesar!"Music: Josh Rouse, "You Walked Through the Door"33:19-46:58 - Notes / Massacre Theatre46:58-53:48 – Top 5: Coen Bros Characters.Music: Josh Rouse, "Some Days I’m Golden All Night"1:03:00-1:11:19 - Donations1: 11:19 -1:33:46 - Top 5: Coen Characters cont.1:33:46-1:36:02 - Close MUSIC - Josh Rouse NOTES Massacre Theatre winner: Beth Etter, Twin Cities, MN CORRECTIONS - Yes, Adam said "Llewyn" Moss when he meant "Llewelyn" Moss. LINKS - Mike Nichols quote about directing - Josh's review of "Hail, Caesar!" - Indiewire's Best Coen Brothers Characters - Rolling Stone's 25 Best Coen Characters - Kevin B. Lee's "Big Short" video essay - Laura's Squarespace quilting website - Mary-marry-merry merger - Kate chiding Rooney on Kimmel <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:FzmYHFojX7E:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 12, 2016
#572: May Marathon #1 - A New Leaf / Top 5 Comedies About the Rich
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After carbo-loading for weeks and buying a pair of matching running shorts, Adam and Josh set off on the latest Filmspotting Marathon: a four-part look at the work of comedy legend Elaine May – a director unfortunately best known for one of the biggest box office failures of the 1980s: "Ishtar." This week, a review of May's 1971 debut A NEW LEAF starring May and Walter Matthau. Plus, the Top 5 Comedies About the Rich. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace (code FILM).   0:00-1:57 - Billboard / Sponsors1:57-41:29 - Elaine May #1: "A New Leaf"Music: Little Legend, "Crooked My Nose"42:25-45:03 - Sponsors45:03-1:06:20 - Notes / PollsMusic: Little Legend, "My Best George Carlin"1:07:16-1:03:10 - Donations / SVU Promo1:13:32-1:46:01 - Top 5: Comedies About the Rich1:46:01-1:47:45 - Close MUSIC - Little Legend LINKS / NOTES - NY Times Jacques Rivette obit - Peter Labuza's The Cinephiliacs - American Masters: Mike Nichols - Josh's review of A New Leaf <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:yygtOFWQnOo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 05, 2016
#571: 45 Years / 2016 Movie Preview (Pt. 2) / Son of Saul
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It’s January and the movie year is full of promise. Full of promise – and questions. Questions like: Who wins in a battle between Batman and Superman? Or, Will the new Terrence Malick approach the greatness of "The Tree of Life?" What about Batman v. Terrence Malick? The 2016 Movie Preview continues with Adam, Josh and special guest Genevieve Koski from The Next Picture Show podcast sharing their Top 5 Movie Questions of 2016. Plus, a review of the Oscar-nominated 45 YEARS and Josh's thoughts on SON OF SAUL. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace (code FILM). 0:00-3:24 - Billboard / Sponsors3:24-30:11 - Review: "45 Years"The Noise FM, "Crooked Smile"31:29-33:02 - Sponsors33:02-48:52 - Notes / Massacre Theatre48:52-53:48 - Larsen Recs: "Son of Saul"The Noise FM, "Scam Artist"54:46-1:03:10 - Donations1:03:10-1:49:25 - 2016 Preview (Pt 2)1:49:25-1:52:25 - Close MUSIC - The Noise FM LINKS - Josh's review of 45 Years - Josh's review of Son of Saul - Music Box 70mm Festival - Calgary Cinematheque's Squarespace site - Stephanie's husband w/ Werner Herzog - Genevieve Koski (@GenevieveKoski) - The Next Picture Show <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:-Pdj2GMOtoA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 29, 2016
#570: The Hateful Eight vs. The Revenant / 2016 Movie Preview (Pt. 1)
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In the tradition of their Wolf of Wall Street vs. American Hustle battle a couple years back, Adam and Josh again find themselves on opposite sides of a pair of high-profile, late-year releases: Quentn Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's THE REVENANT. On this week's show, that 12-round bout, and a look ahead at the new year in film with the Top 5 Most Anticipated Films of 2016. This episode is brought to you by MUBI, Squarespace (code FILM) and Vermont College of Fine Art MFA.   0:00-3:20 - Billboard / Sponsors3:20-47:33 - "Revenant" vs. "Hateful Eight"Music: David Bowie, "Cat People"48:22-52:13 - Sponsors / SVU52:13-1:09:26 - Notes / PollsMusic: David Bowie, "Life on Mars?"1:10:58-1:20:21 - Donations / Sponsor1:20:21-1:47:00 - 2016 Preview (Pt 1)1:47:00-1:49:23 - Close MUSIC - David Bowie LINKS - Josh's review of The Hateful Eight - Josh's review of The Revenant - Hateful Eight and The Revenant bring the pain... - Revenant and The Hateful Eight go to hell - Hipster Misogyny: The Betrayal of The Hateful Eight - Michael Phillips on Alan Rickman - Adam Sternbergh on Hans Gruber - Kevin Smith on Rickman (starts at 56:32) - Taylor's Squarespace site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:MY5pQ5Okp88:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 22, 2016
#569: 2015 Wrap Party Live From Mayne Stage
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Live from Mayne Stage in Chicago, it's Filmspotting’s 2015 Wrap Party presented by WBEZ! Adam, Josh and an All-Star roster of special guests share their favorite moments from the year in film. Plus, an epic musical edition of Massacre Theatre, improvised songs by Abraham Levitan and the announcement of the 2015 Golden Brick Winner. This episode is brought to you by Audible and Vermont College of Fine Art MFA. 0:00-2:14 - Billboard / Sponsors 2:14-25:13 - Opening Scenes / Moving Moments 25:13-48:14 - Massacre Theatre / Funniest Moments Act I Musical Recap 49:52-52:51 - Sponsors / SVU Promo 52:51-1:22:00 - Musical Moments / Action Scenes 1:22:00-1:32:48 - 2015 Golden Brick Award 1:32:48-1:50:55 - Scenes of the Year Act II Musical Recap 1:52:51-1:56:13 - Close MUSIC - Abraham Levitan NOTES - MT winner: Chris Birkhimer, San Marcos, TX LINKS - Host and guest choices - "Inside The Most OMG Scene In “Creed” <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:lFwDaEHdZGM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 15, 2016
Filmspotting Fix: Anomalisa
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One of the most acclaimed movies of 2015 tells the story of an ordinary encounter between two strangers in an ordinary Cincinnati hotel room. Less ordinary? They’re puppets. ANOMALISA, written and co-directed by Charlie Kaufman is an unusual – and ambitious – stop-motion animated film from the creator of SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK. In this special fix edition of Filmspotting, Adam and Josh review ANOMALISA and note the passing of legendary cinematographers Haskell Wexler and Vilmos Zsigmond. 0:00-25:21 - Review: "Anomalisa"25:21-35:18 - Notes / Poll LINKS - Josh's Anomalisa review <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:haUosLUqD2M:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 08, 2016
#568: Top 10 Films of 2015 (Pt. 2)
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The 2015 box office has been dominated by the usual spectacle – JURASSIC WORLD, THE AVENGERS and now THE FORCE AWAKENS – but there is less consensus than usual on the best films of the year. And that includes our Top 10 Films of 2015 roundtable. For the first time in the nine years that Scott Tobias and Michael Phillips have been dropping by for Filmspotting's year-end countdown, no single film made it onto all four lists. This week, the Top 5 of 2015, plus Massacre Theatre and more. This episode is brought to you by MUBI , Harry's (code FILMSPOTTING) and Vermont College of Fine Art MFA. 0:00-3:16 - Billboard / Sponsors3:16-47:01 - Top 10 of 2015 (#5-3)"The Times," Carol47:51-51:23 - Squarespace / Vermont MFA36:10-1:02:30 - Notes / Massacre Theatre1:02:30-1:43:15 - Top 10 cont. (#2-1)1:43:15-1:46:41 - Close MUSIC - Carter Burwell, Carol NOTES - MT Winner: Zak Santucci, Queens, NY LINKS - 2015 Wrap Party Live tickets - Full top 10 lists with guest picks - Scott Tobias (Full Top 10) - Michael Phillips <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:MFOf65xeRn4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 24, 2015
#567: Top 10 Films of 2015 (Pt. 1)
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End of year movie talk is usually dominated by a few prestige pictures, but does anyone care about prestige with a new STAR WARS in theaters? Sure you do. Michael Phillips and Scott Tobias join Adam and Josh for the Top 10 Films of 2015 roundtable - and ok, a little Star Wars talk. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (code FILM), Vermont College of Fine Art MFA and MUBI. 0:00-3:57 - Billboard / Sponsors 3:57-33:54 - Top 10 of 2015 "Rohan," The Assassin 34:57-36:10 - Squarespace 36:10-47:57 - "The Force Awakens" / Notes 47:57-55:38 - Polls "We Used To Dance," While We're Young 56:08-57:49 - VT MFA 57:49-1:37:44 - Top 10 of 2015 cont. 1:37:44-1:41:40 - Close MUSIC - Doudou N'Diaye Rose / James Murphy LINKS - Michael Phillips - Scott Tobias (Full Top 10) - 2015 Wrap Party Live tickets - Golden Brick Finalists - Village Voice Critics Poll - Indiewire Critics Poll - Chicago Film Critics Winners <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:TfVpc2KfvP0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 18, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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Are you looking for "the most non-specific, superficial" review of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS? Then step on board the Millennium Falcon with Josh and Adam for a spoiler-free conversation – until the 22 minute mark, anyway.   :00-21:51 Review: "The Force Awakens"21:52-22:31 Break22:32-30:36 Spoiler Talk <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:4qwRcw1FJBI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 16, 2015
#566: The Big Short / Top 5 Discoveries of 2015 / Chi-Raq
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If a movie has you sticking around for the credits, chances are you’re looking for an answer to the question: who WAS that? Every year the movies introduce us to someone – or something – we’ve never seen before. Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Discoveries of 2015 – among them: "Anchorman" director Adam McKay, great director? Lots of debate on that one during their review of THE BIG SHORT starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. Plus, Larsen Recommends CHI-RAQ. This episode is brought to you by MUBI, Harry's (code FILMSPOTTING) and Vermont College of Fine Art MFA. 0:00-4:25 - WBEZ Promo / Billboard / Sponsors 4:25-28:00 - Review: "The Big Short" Sharon Jones..., "World of Love" 29:22-31:54 - VT MFA / Harry's 31:54-39:46 - Notes / Golden Brick Finalists 39:46-43:56 - JL Recommends: "Chi-raq" Sharon Jones... "8 Days of Hannukah" 45:15-58:11 - Sponsor / Donations / SVU Promo 58:11-1:29:46 - Top 5: Discoveries of 2015 1:29:46-1:33:08 - Close MUSIC - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings LINKS - 2015 Wrap Party Live tickets - Golden Brick Finalists - Josh's review of The Big Short - Josh's review of Chi-Raq - The First King of Hollywood - Setsuko Hara obituary <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5j0zooRuFzI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 11, 2015
#565: Top 5 Film Books / Kent Jones Interview (Hitchcock/Truffaut)
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It may not be quite as momentous as Hitchcock and Truffaut getting together in 1962, but on this week's show, Adam speaks with HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT director Kent Jones about the legacy of Truffaut's seminal film book about the Master of Suspense. Plus, Adam and Josh take care of the holiday shopping for the budding film snob in your life with their own Top 5 Film Books. This episode is brought to you by MUBI, Audible and Vermont College of Fine Art MFA.   0:00-2:42 - Billboard / Sponsors 2:42-28:51 - Interview: Kent Jones Music: Ryan Adams, "Bad Blood" 29:56-31:51 - Audible / MUBI 31:51-42:58 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 42:58-51:15 - Polls Music: Ryan Adams, "Blank Space" 52:22-1:01:43 - Donations 1:01:43-1:29:26 - Top 5: Film Books 1:29:26-1:32:17 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Ryan Adams NOTES - MT winner: Brian Fontanilla, San Leandro, CA LINKS - Hitchcock/Truffaut info - Chicago Serbian Film Festival <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:xOT1W-vycpM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 04, 2015
Blindspotting: The Wrong Man (1956)
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Based on a true story and made in the same decade as Hitchcock masterpieces "Strangers on a Train," "Rear Window" and "Vertigo," 1956's THE WRONG MAN with Henry Fonda is an often overlooked title in the Hitchcock filmography – as it was until recently by Adam and Josh, who discuss for this special Blindspotting prelude to Adam's conversation with HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT director Kent Jones and their Top 5 Film Books.   LINKS - Josh's review of The Wrong Man <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:i4UKo4aHvqI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 02, 2015
2015 Golden Brick Preview Special
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We hope you haven’t had your fill of leftovers because on this week’s show Josh and Adam start their look back at the year in film with their annual Thanksgiving Golden Brick Preview. They revisit reviews for three of their favorite overlooked or under-seen movies of 2015 and announce the films that have made the shortlist for this year’s Golden Brick Award. This episode is presented by Squarespace (use code FILM). 2:13-24:34 - Review: "Buzzard" Chance Jones, "Love Still Wild" 27:04-28:01 - SVU Promo 28:01-45:36 - Review: "What We Do..." Chance Jones, "Alone With Him" 46:43-52:49 - Golden Brick Shortlist 52:49-1:18:43 - Review: "Slow West" 1:18:43-1:20:46 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Chance Jones LINKS / NOTES - Golden Bricks Shortlist <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:TDZ7Dt4yh_s:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 27, 2015
#564: Mockingjay – Part 2 / Top 5 Ensemble Movies / Spotlight
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The HUNGER GAMES series could have settled for pleasing its YA fan base, but its success at the box office – and (mostly) with critics – shows a greater ambition. Or at least really good judgment in the casting of Jennifer Lawrence. Adam and Josh have a review of the series finale, MOCKINGJAY – PART 2, plus the Top 5 Dramatic Ensemble Movies and some thoughts on the stellar ensemble in Tom McCarthy's SPOTLIGHT. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. 0:00-2:18 - Billboard / MUBI 2:18-24:34 - Review: "Mockingjay – Part 2" The Dead Weather, "I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)" 25:47-44:25 - Notes / Polls 44:25-54:24 - Review: "Spotlight" The Dead Weather, "Impossible Winner" 55:27-59:35 - Donations 59:35-1:28:16 - Top 5: Ensemble Movies 1:28:16-1:31:33 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - The Dead Weather LINKS - Josh's "Mockingjay - Part 2" review - Hunger Games Name Generator - Clip: James Bond Jr. - Josh's "Spotlight" review - Roosmania.ca - Klosterman on "Dazed and Confused" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:bSlFPhYrtos:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 20, 2015
#563: Spectre / Top 5 Bond Tropes
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Daniel Craig’s James Bond is more serious, more human and more haunted than his predecessors. Does that make him the best? (Yes, actually it does.) Craig’s fourth and latest outing as Bond, SPECTRE, topped the box office in its opening weekend. Adam and Josh review and share their Top 5 Bond Tropes with the help of special guest Bond expert Chris Klimek. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Harry's (use code FILMSPOTTING).   0:00-2:26 - Billboard / Sponsors 2:26-27:27 - Review: "Spectre" Shirley Bassey, "Goldfinger" 28:27-30:45 - Promo: Harry's 30:45-42:28 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 42:28-44:33 - Brickspotting: "Heart of a Dog" Nancy Sinatra, "You Only Live Twice" 45:15-52:01 - Donations / SVU Promo 52:01-1:21:25 - Top 5: James Bond Tropes 1:21:25-1:25:47 - Close / Outtake NOTES - MT winner:  Rochelle Fetters MUSIC - Bond Themes LINKS - Josh's Spectre review - The Next Picture Show - Michael Phillips on "Heart of a Dog" - Matt Singer ranks every Bond - Chris Klimek - Klimek's "Spectre" review - Klimek on the history of SPECTRE <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:vTyWR5-7Eps:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 13, 2015
#562: The Assassin / Top 5 Cannes Best Director Winners / Junun
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The Cannes Film Festival has awarded a Best Director Prize since the festival’s second year, 1946. For this week’s Top 5, Adam and Josh pick their favorite winners of the Prix de la mise en scène and review the film that won this year's prize, THE ASSASSIN, from Taiwan's Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Plus, some thoughts on Paul Thomas Anderson's JUNUN. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. 0:00-2:51 - Billboard / MUBI 2:51-20:57 - Review: "The Assassin" The Surface of the Deep, "Poetry" 21:57-38:19 - Notes / Polls 38:19-45:55 - AK Recommends: "Junun" Jonny Greenwood, et al, "Roked" (Junun) 46:30-53:13 - Donations 53:13-1:21:17 - Top 5: Cannes Director Winners 1:21:17-1:24:06 - Close MUSIC - The Surface of the Deep LINKS - Josh's "Movies Are Prayers" Tumblr - Labuza's interview w/ Hou Hsiao-Hsien - "Junun" on MUBI - John DeCarli's review of "Junun" - Cannes Best Director Winners <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:2w1zG8HmUNI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 06, 2015
#561: Edward Scissorhands / Top 5 Films of 1990
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Twenty-five years ago, the movies gave us Schwarzenegger on Mars, “Best Director Kevin Costner,” and iconic performances like Kathy Bates’ Annie Wilkes, Julia Roberts’ Hooker with a Heart of Gold Vivian Ward, and of course Joe Pesci’s career-defining performance as Harry Lime in HOME ALONE (oh yeah, and GOODFELLAS)... Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Films of 1990, plus a "Blind Cow" review of Tim Burton's cult classic EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.   0:00-2:59 - Billboard / MUBI 2:59-25:58 - 'Sacred Cow' Review: "Edward Scissorhands" They Might Be Giants, "Whistling in the Dark" 26:54-27:49 - SVU Promo 27:49-41:01 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 41:01-50:54 - Top 5 1990 Movies They Might Be Giants, "Istanbul" 51:36-58:37 - Donations / Sound Ops Promo 58:37-1:13:31 - Top 5 cont. 1:13:31-1:16:35 - Close MUSIC - They Might Be Giants NOTES - MT winner: Ashley Adum LINKS - Josh's "Movies Are Prayers" Tumblr - "Before Neorealism" screening - Alex in Philly links - Recommend Belgian films <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:RNDyfjzoEMo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 30, 2015
#560: Crimson Peak / Bridge of Spies / Top 5 Cold War Movies
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Josh and guest host Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) are visited by the 'Ghost of Fights over Guillermo del Toro Movies Past' for their divisive review of CRIMSON PEAK. Plus, their takes on Steven Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES and the Top 5 Cold War Movies. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace (code FILM). 0:00-4:35 - Billboard / MUBI 4:35-25:17 - Review: "Crimson Peak" Murder By Death, "Solitary One" 26:22-27:23 - Squarespace 27:23-37:52 - Notes / Polls 37:52-47:16 - Review: "Bridge of Spies" Murder By Death, "Last Thing" 48:27-1:18:51 - Top 5: Cold War Movies 1:18:51-1:24:03 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Murder By Death LINKS - Josh on "Crimson Peak" - Michael on "Crimson Peak" - Josh on "Bridge of Spies" - Michael on "Bridge of Spies" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:mXnfcSyNKho:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 23, 2015
#559: Steve Jobs / Top 5 Back-To-Back Movies
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How hard is it to make two great films in a row? Turns out, most legendary directors have done it. The show's recent Ridley Scott Death Match poll between "Alien" ('79) and "Blade Runner' ('82) was the inspiration for this week’s Top 5: Back-To-Back Movies. Plus, a review of Danny Boyle's STEVE JOBS starring Filmspotting Madness Champion(tm) Michael Fassbender. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. 0:00-3:17 - Billboard / MUBI 3:17-30:01 - Review: "Steve Jobs" Music: EL VY, "Paul is Alive" 31:02-31:57 - SVU Promo 31:57-42:18 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 42:18-51:55 - Top 5: Back-To-Back Movies Music: EL VY, "Return to the Moon" 42:18-51:55 - Donations 53:10-1:27:38 - Top 5 cont. 1:27:38-1:30:41 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - EL VY NOTES - MT winner: Bianca Soto LINKS - D.C. Immigration Film Fest - Dark Side of Disney - Lukas in Belgium's site - What Died At Altamont - Bergman's legacy <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Uj0uF67Rk50:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 16, 2015
#558: The Martian / Chicago Film Festival Preview w/ Stephen Cone
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Telluride, Venice, Toronto, New York… they’ve had their fun. Now it’s Chicago’s turn, as the Fall film festival season sweeps into the Windy City for the 51st annual Chicago International Film Fest. Josh and Adam—with the help of Chicago filmmaker Stephen Cone—sort through the fest's 130 feature titles to offer a few of their most anticipated screenings. Plus, a completely likable review of Ridley Scott's completely likable THE MARTIAN. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Audible.com. :00-2:38 - Billboard / Squarespace 2:38-21:17 - Review: "The Martian" Music: Ne-Hi, "Turncoat" 22:29-24:42 - MUBI 24:42-37:50 - Notes / Polls 37:50-57:34 - Stephen Cone / Top 5: CIFF Preview Music: Ne-Hi, "Drag" 58:36-1:13:18 - CIFF Preview, cont. 1:13:18-1:16:51 - Close / Outtakes MUSIC - Ne-Hi LINKS - Josh's review of "The Martian" - Henry Gamble's Birthday Party - Phillips' profile of Stephen Cone - "Junun" on MUBI - Kent Jones' Selected Criticism - Top 5 Anticipated CIFF Movies <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5eoynb_Rbx8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 09, 2015
#557: Sicario / Top 5 Breaking Up the Boys' Club Movies
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Adam and Josh held out hope that Tasha Robinson and Dana Stevens might come crashing into the studio to share THEIR Top 5 Breaking Up the Boys' Club Movies. Alas, that didn't happen, but that didn't stop the guys from revealing their lists along with a review of SICARIO starring Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-4:08 - Billboard / MUBI 4:08-33:08 - Review: "Sicario" Le Butcherettes, "Shave the Pride" 34:14-35:09 - SVU Promo 35:09-43:15 - Notes 43:15-52:34 - Massacre Theatre Le Butcherettes, "Stab My Back" 53:45-56:38 - Donations 56:38-1:24:22 - Top 5: Breaking Up the Boys' Club Movies 1:24:22-1:28:56 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Le Butcherettes LINKS - Josh's review of "Sicario" - More on Adam's issue with Sicario here (spoilers) - Adam on The Cinephiliacs - PTA's "Junjun" on MUBI - "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead" Passes - Quartet Macabre info <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:PRXV_kQEOx8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 02, 2015
#556: Black Mass / Top 5 Neighborhood Movies / TIFF Recap
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Master of Disguise Johnny Depp goes Southie as infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the new film BLACK MASS. Josh and Adam eat some chowdah and take some pitchez of the local cullah before reviewing "Mass" and sharing their Top 5 Neighborhood Movies. Plus, Josh's take on some of the films he saw at the Toronto International Film Festival. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace (use code FILM). :00-2:52 - Billboard / Sponsors 2:52-28:30 - Review: "Black Mass" Chuck Prophet,"Truth Will Out" 30:00-31:42 - Squarespace 31:42-46:38 - Notes / Polls 46:38-55:48 - JL: TIFF Recap Chuck Prophet, "Guilty as a Saint" 57:10-59:12 - Notes 59:12-1:29:05 - Top 5 Neighborhood Movies 1:29:05-1:31:47 - Close MUSIC - Chuck Prophet LINKS - Josh's review of "Black Mass" - "The Primary Instinct" - "How Green Was My Valley" essay - Andras' Squarespace site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:N2jdJecDoKg:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 25, 2015
#555: The Visit / Top 5 House Guests / The Mend
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For a director who was once called “The Next Spielberg,” M. Night Shyamalan has fallen on hard times. In the decade since the success of THE SIXTH SENSE, UNBREAKABLE and SIGNS, Shyamalan has seen diminishing returns at the box office and with critics. Josh and Adam assess whether Shyamalan has changed his luck with the low-budget horror film THE VISIT. Plus, the Top 5 Movie House Guests and a few thoughts on THE MEND. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-2:04 - Billboard / MUBI 2:04-27:08 - Review: "The Visit" Keith Richards, "Amnesia" 28:30-47:47 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 47:47-52:29 - AK Recommends: "The Mend" Keith Richards, "Trouble" 53:25-59:49 - Donations / SVU Promo 59:40-1:26:08 - Top 5: House Guests 1:26:08-1:29:53 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Keith Richards LINKS - Josh's review of "The Visit" - "99 Homes" Passes - Slate Culture Gabfest in Chicago - Hands of Uncle Charlie <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:D5oyxZzc86E:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 17, 2015
#554: Queen of Earth / Top 5 Films of 1988
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Live from the rooftop of Nakatomi Plaza, it's Filmspotting, where Adam and Josh welcome special guests Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh, Prince Akeem of Zamunda and Chicago gang boss Jimmy Serrano. Yes, it's the Top 5 Films of 1988, plus Depp v Depp (v Depp) and a review of Alex Ross Perry's QUEEN OF EARTH. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Harry's (use code FILMSPOTTING). :00-3:00 - Billboard / Sponsors 3:00-20:56 - Review: "Queen of Earth" Pixies, "Where is My Mind" 22:17-24:03 - Harry's 24:03-43:19 - Notes / Polls Pixies, "Bone Machine" 44:30-53:00 - Donations 53:00-1:18:33 - Top 5: Films of 1988 1:18:33-1:22:36 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - The Pixies LINKS - Josh's review of "Queen of Earth" - Adam on InSession Film podcast - "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:gNduQPya6WQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 11, 2015
#553: Fall Movie Preview w/ Michael Phillips
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If the summer and year-end movie seasons are all about expectation, fall… is all about surprises. Hopefully, good ones. The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips (and his trusty light saber) joins Adam and Josh for a double dose of Top 5s this week – Most Anticipated Fall Movies and Questions about the impending season. Plus, a review roundup with thoughts on QUEEN OF EARTH, MERU, DIGGING FOR FIRE and PHOENIX. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Audible.com. Get Matthew McConaughey’s performance of “Summer Farmer” as a free download through Sept. 30. :00-3:14 - Billboard / Audible-MUBI 3:14-32:33 - Fall Movie Preview, Pt. 1 Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, "S.O.B." 33:39-34:37 - Audible 34:37-48:12 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 48:12-1:04:21 - Review Roundup Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, "Wasting Time" 1:05:18-1:06:12 - SVU Promo 1:06:12-1:32:56 - Fall Movie Preview, Pt. 2 1:32:56-1:36:20 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweat NOTES - MT winner: Ryan Ervin LINKS - Michael Phillips on Wes Craven <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:6Cg_YrWx22g:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 04, 2015
#552: Mistress America / Top 5 Desert Island Directors (Revisited)
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Of current actor-director combos, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach are significant for their writing partnership – and for Gerwig’s impact on Baumbach’s choice of subjects. Since hooking up with the 32 year-old Gerwig, Gen-Xer Baumbach has started training his eye on 20-something millennials – first in 2012’s "Frances Ha" and with the new MISTRESS AMERICA. Adam and Josh review Baumbach and Gerwig's latest, and revisit their Top 5 Desert Island Directors. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and Squarespace (use code FILM). :00-2:35 - Billboard / MUBI 2:35-28:20 - Review: "Mistress America" The Staves, "Teeth White" 29:31-31:41 - Squarespace 31:41-46:29 - Notes / Polls The Staves, "Make It Holy" 47:48-58:35 - Donations 58:35-1:39:04 - Top 5: Desert Island Directors 1:39:04-1:41:38 - Close MUSIC - The Staves LINKS - Josh's "Mistress America" review - Michelle's Squarespace site - Ricardo's movie: "El Cumpleaños de Joaquín" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:74i85G8my4g:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 28, 2015
#551: The Look of Silence / Top 5 Haunted Past Movies / M:I - Rogue Nation
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With 2012's ACT OF KILLING, director Joshua Oppenheimer delivered one of the most acclaimed, innovative - and harrowing - documentaries in recent memory. His follow-up, THE LOOK OF SILENCE, is less formally ambitious, but returns Oppenheimer to familiar territory – Indonesia's bloody anti-Communist purge that left hundreds of thousands dead in the mid-1960s. Adam and Josh review "Silence," give last week's director/muse poll another shot, and revisit their Top 5 Haunted Past Movies. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-4:17 - Billboard / MUBI 4:17-37:42 - Review: "The Look of Silence" The Aches, "Judas" 39:01-55:07 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 55:07-59:20 - Review: "M:I – Rogue Nation" The Aches, "Prodigals" 1:00:31-1:07:07 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:07:07-1:32:43 - Top 5: Haunted Past Movies 1:32:43-1:35:53 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - The Aches NOTES - MT winner: Joseph Erikson LINKS - Josh's "Look of Silence" review - Nigel's interview w/ Karina Longworth - Apu Trilogy coming to Criterion - A WALK IN THE WOODS Tickets <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:2RofSBA1-F0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 21, 2015
#550: The End of the Tour / Top 5 Movies About Writers
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Since his death in 2008 at age 46, a kind of cult has developed around writer David Foster Wallace. For proof, look no further than the existence of THE END OF THE TOUR, the Sundance hit starring Jason Segel as Wallace, along with Jesse Eisenberg as Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky. The film – from SPECTACULAR NOW director James Ponsoldt – documents Lipsky's five-day interview with Wallace following the celebrated publication of the author’s INFINITE JEST. Adam and Josh review THE END OF THE TOUR and revisit their Top 5 Movies About Writers. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-2:56 - Billboard / MUBI 2:56-33:08 - Review: "The End of the Tour" R.E.M., "Strange Currencies" 34:06-45:54 - Notes / Polls Tracey Ullman, "They Don't Know" 46:31-56:33 - Donations 56:33-1:21:56 - Top 5: Movies About Writers (Revisited) 1:21:56-1:26:21 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - The End of the Tour Soundtrack LINKS - Josh's "End of the Tour" review <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:bytfCs7LyNw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 14, 2015
#549: Doctor Zhivago (Blindspotting) / Top 5 Small Moments in Big Movies
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Back in March, Adam and Josh celebrated Filmspotting's 10th anniversary with the Top 10 Blind Spots – significant oversights in their ongoing film educations. #3 on Adam's list was David Lean's 1965 epic DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, which gets a special "Blindspotting" review this week in honor of its 50th anniversary and the recent passing of star Omar Sharif. Plus, the Top 5 Small Moments in Big Movies. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-3:02 - Billboard / MUBI 3:02-37:56 - Review: "Doctor Zhivago" Wilder Embry, "Pretty Things" 39:24-53:39 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 53:39-1:04:08 - FS Recommends Wilder Embry, "It" 1:05:17-1:11:03 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:11:03-1:42:16 - Top 5 Small Moments... 1:42:16-1:45:30 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Wilder Embry NOTES - MT winner: Rance Craft, Austin LINKS - Josh's "Doctor Zhivago" review - You Must Remember This - The Cinephiliacs - "Call Me Lucky" - "Tangerine" - Harold Ramis Collaborations <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:mhAE6grRSLE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 07, 2015
#548: M:I - Rogue Nation / Top 5 Exciting Movie Trends / Stanford Prison Experiment
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Former Dissolve Managing Editor Genevieve Koski joins Scott Tobias for week #2 of The Dissolve's Filmspotting residency. It's also week #2 of putting a positive spin on the end of their former online home... Scott and Genevieve get optimistic with their Top 5 Exciting Movie Trends. Plus, a review of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION and some thoughts on the new indie THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-2:32 - Billboard / MUBI 2:32-28:44 - Review: "M:I – Rogue Nation" Heartless Bastards, "Gates of Dawn" 30:05-39:12 - Notes / Polls 39:12-52:57 - Review: "Stanford Prison Exp." Heartless Bastards, "Journey" 54:22-1:10:35 - Top 5: Exciting Movie Trends 1:10:35-1:13:32 - Close LINKS - "Jurassic World" and high heels <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:KUm-6nXxZg4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 31, 2015
#547: Top 5 Things We Learned At The Dissolve / Southpaw / Tangerine
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For two years, members of The Dissolve staff put blood, sweat and tears into running their great film site – and all you get is a lousy top 5 list. Dissolvers Scott Tobias and Keith Phipps fill in for Adam and Josh, sharing the Top 5 Things We Learned At The Dissolve. Plus, reviews of SOUTHPAW with Jake Gyllenhaal and the indie transgender comedy TANGERINE. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and by Squarespace (code FILM). :00-2:32 - Billboard / MUBI 2:32-15:49 - Review: "Southpaw" Courtney Barnett, "Pedestrian at Best" 17:02-18:50 - Sponsor: Squarespace 18:50-25:14 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 25:14-36:51 - Review "Tangerine" Courtney Barnett, "Depreston" 38:10-38:59 - SVU Promo 38:59-53:34 - Top 5: Things We Learned At... 53:34-57:52 - Close MUSIC - Courtney Barnett NOTES - MT winner: Melanie Purser LINKS - The Dissolve on Facebook - Dissolve spinoff "The Solute" - Oscilliscope Labs' "Musings" Tumblr - Stanley Kubrick's favorite movies - Jessef's Squarespace site - Aaron's Squarespace site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:7DWDFTs4JK4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 24, 2015
#546: Trainwreck / Top 5 Comedy Ensembles (Revisited)
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It-Girl Amy Schumer falls for potential Manic Pixie Dream Guy Bill Hader... but will Adam and Josh swoon for the Schumer-penned/Judd Apatow-directed TRAINWRECK? Plus, the movies' Top 5 Comedy Ensembles. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-3:49 - Billboard / MUBI 3:49-25:40 - Review: "Trainwreck" Jason Isbell, "It Takes a Lifetime" 27:04-37:11 - Notes / Polls Jason Isbell, "24 Frames" 38:29-44:00 - Donations / Promo: Sound Ops 44:00-1:10:54 - Top 5: Comedy Ensembles 1:10:54-1:14:30 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Jason Isbell LINKS - Grammar Girl on 'whole nother' - Josh's "Trainwreck" review <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:2i5VuQqcJkY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 17, 2015
#545: Top 5 Films of 2015 (So Far) / The Tribe / Love & Mercy
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With nothing but "Mission Impossible" sequels and a "Vacation" reboot ahead, Adam and Josh turn back and share their Top 5 Films of 2015 (So Far). Plus, a few thoughts on LOVE & MERCY and THE TRIBE. This episode is brought to you by MUBI / Harry's (use code FILMSPOTTING). :00-3:07 - Billboard / Harry's-MUBI 3:07-25:43 - Top 5: Films of 2015 (So Far) "Main Title," It Follows 26:29-28:32 - Sponsor: Harry's 28:32-35:55 - Massacre Theatre 35:55-45:58 - "Love & Mercy," "The Tribe" "Ava," Ex Machina 46:55-55:17 - Donations / SVU Promo 55:17-1:26:25 - Top 5: Films of 2015 cont. 1:26:25-1:30:12 - Close / Outtake NOTES - Farewell to The Dissolve! News that came down the morning after we taped this episode. - MT winner: Eric McConnell LINKS - Josh's "The Tribe" review - It Follows: Anatomy of a Scene - "Man From Reno" - A.V. Club's halftime superlatives - The Music of "Ex Machina" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:vVqsMczzo6Y:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 10, 2015
#544: Dope / Manglehorn / Top 5 Films of 1994 (Revisited)
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DOPE was a hit with audiences at this year's Sundance Film Festival... Adam and Josh, not so much. Plus, a few thoughts on David Gordon Green's latest starring Al Pacino, MANGLEHORN... and grab your box of chocolates, some hakuna matata and a little hope for the Top 5 Films of 1994 (Revisited). This episode is brought to you by MUBI / Squarespace (use code FILM). :00-2:38 - Billboard / MUBI 2:38-21:09 - Review: "Dope" Digable Planets, "9th Wonder (Blackitolism) 22:32-24:26 - Squarespace 24:26-34:28 - Polls / James Horner 34:28-44:02 - Review: "Manglehorn" Nas, "The World is Yours" 45:18-46:12 - SVU Promo 46:12-1:21:10 - Top 5: Films of 1994 1:21:10-1:25:03 - Close / Outtake LINKS - Josh's "Dope" review - Josh's "Manglehorn" review - Samuel's Squarespace site - Kagan's Squarespace site - "Jack and Jill's" final gag - Adam's "Crisis of Faith" class <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:uBI--MJYITM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 26, 2015
#543: Inside Out / Top 5 Actor-Director Pairs
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Pixar has made heroes out of mute robots, anxious clown fish, a foodie rat and an irritable 80 year-old man. For their next mission, they go outside... in. Is the new INSIDE OUT a return to form for the once peerless animation studio? Josh and guest host Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune share their eview and revisit their Top 5 Actor-Director Pairs. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-2:59 - Billboard / MUBI 2:59-28:55 - Review: "Inside Out"  Girlpool, "Ideal World" 30:22-40:54 - Notes / Massacre Theatre Girlpool, "Before the World Was Big" 42:10-1:17:44 - Top 5: Actor-Director Pairs 1:17:44-1:22:51 - Close MUSIC - Girlpool NOTES - MT winner: Adolfo Acosta LINKS - Josh's "Inside Out" review - Michael's "Inside Out" review - Michael and Heidi's "Goodfellas" video - Adam's "Crisis of Faith" class <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fpRVprB237M:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 19, 2015
#542: Jurassic World / Spy / Top 5 Movie Locations We Wish We Could Visit (Revisited)
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It's been a couple decades since Steven Spielberg first choppered us to Isla Nublar, but Jurassic Park... is back open for business. The long-awaited fourth Jurassic installment comes along just in time for all hell to break loose. Josh and Adam review JURASSIC WORLD and revisit the Top 5 Movie Locations We Wish We Could Visit. Plus, Larsen Recommends Melissa McCarthy in SPY. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-3:19 - Billboard / MUBI 3:19-26:22 - Review: "Jurassic World" Dawes, "Things Happen" 27:40-41:06 - Polls / Notes 41:06-46:23 - Larsen Recommends: "Spy" Dawes, "All Your Favorite Bands" 47:38-50:43 - Donations / SVU Promo 50:43-1:23:57 - Top 5: Movie Locations... 1:23:57-1:26:55 - Close MUSIC -Dawes NOTES - JURASSIC PARK is currently ranked 10th among Adam's favorite Spielberg films. LINKS - Josh's "Jurassic World" review - Josh's "Spy" review  - Adam's boring Crowe rankings - Trailer: "A Little Chaos" - Chicago Jewish Film Festival - Adam's "Crisis of Faith" class <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:o-1uTylkglM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 12, 2015
#541: Say Anything... / Aloha / Top 5 Movies of 1989 (Revisited)
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Hawaii - the setting for Cameron Crowe’s ALOHA - is about 2,600 miles away from Seattle, which is the setting of his directorial debut, SAY ANYTHING... Is that also about how far apart the two films are in terms of quality? Josh and Adam answer that question with a Sacred Cow review of the movie that solidified John Cusack as an '80s icon. Plus, Massacre Theatre and a replay of the Top 5 Movies of 1989. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-2:58 - Billboard / MUBI 2:58-36:44 - Review: "Aloha/Say Anything" The Replacements, "Within Your Reach" 37:55-49:28 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 49:28-1:10:11 - Top 5: Films of 1989 Music: Public Enemy, "Fight the Power" 1:11:02-1:45:53 - Top 5: Films of 1989 cont. 1:45:53-1:49:39 - Close / Outtake BONUS - Nothing this week, sorry NOTES/LINKS - MT winner: Rich Yates - Josh on "Say Anything..." - Josh on "Aloha"  - Alan Scherstuhl's "Aloha" review  - Pacific Northwest FS Meetup <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:qxMEgBZuk3I:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 05, 2015
#540: Tomorrowland / Top 5 Streaming Sci-Fi Movies
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Director Brad Bird has given us an Iron Giant, a Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, and a Rat Chef… what awaits in TOMORROWLAND? Subbing in for Josh and Adam, Screencrush's Matt Singer and Buzzfeed's Alison Willmore – also the hosts of Filmspotting: SVU – review Bird's latest and share their Top 5 Streaming Sci-Fi Movies. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-2:27 - Billboard / MUBI 2:27-28:55 - Review: "Tomorrowland" Hot Chip, "Love is the Future" 30:13-45:50 - Cannes Recap 45:50-53:39 - Polls Hot Chip, "Huarache Lights" 54:50-1:37:31 - Top 5: Streaming Sci-Fi 1:37:31-1:41:40 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Hot Chip LINKS - Alison at Cannes - Pacific Northwest FS Meetup <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:P_6uT14Qsg8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 29, 2015
#539: Mad Max: Fury Road / Pitch Perfect 2 / Top 5 Car Scenes
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The last time we saw "Mad" Max Rockatansky, he was played by Mel Gibson and battling a spectacularly-coiffed Tina Turner. Max is back with Tom Hardy as the new road warrior. "Relatively Rational" Adam and "Mildly Miffed" Josh review MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. Plus, Adam recommends PITCH PERFECT 2 and the Top 5 Car Scenes (Revisited). This episode is brought to you by MUBI & Squarespace (code FILM). :00-2:40 - Billboard / MUBI 2:53-36:28 - Review: "Mad Max: Fury Road" Pitch Perfect 2, "Kennedy Center Perf." 37:06-39:51 - Squarespace 39:51-46:27 - Adam Recs: "Pitch Perfect 2" 46:27-52:22 - Massacre Theatre 52:22-1:04:21 - Top 5: Car Scenes Pitch Perfect, "Bellas Finals" 1:05:10-1:14:17 - Donations 1:14:17-1:35:55 - Car Scenes cont. / Feedback 1:35:55-1:38:10 - Close MUSIC - "Pitch Perfect" soundtracks NOTES - MT winner: Simon Vanderveen LINKS - Josh's review of "Mad Max" - A. Sarkeesian on "Fury Road" - Response to Sarkeesian - The Thoroughfare - Trevor's Filmspotting Lego Studio <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:XTDPJLXWBGI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 22, 2015
#538: Top 5 Movie Posters / Slow West
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A Grand Jury Prize winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, SLOW WEST has a lot to recommend: it’s beautifully shot, is occasionally darkly funny, and its star just might be the best actor in the business. Josh and Adam review Michael Fassbender's latest and count down their Top 5 Movie Posters – with the help of design expert Sam Smith. This episode is brought to you by MUBI. :00-2:40 - Billboard / MUBI 2:40-28:55 - Review: "Slow West" yMusic, "Bladed Stance" 30:11-37:23 - Polls / Notes 37:23-51:39 - Interview: Sam Smith yMusic, "Everness" 52:38-1:01:34 - Donations / SVU 1:01:34-1:37:57 - Top 5: Movie Posters 1:37:34-1:41:34 - Close MUSIC - yMusic NOTES/LINKS - Josh's review of "Slow West" - Top 5 Movie Posters - Sam Smith - Brandon Schaefer - The Poster Boys - Movie Poster of the Day - 'Making of Under The Skin Poster'  - Smith on Under The Skin poster - Ringwald/This American Life Ep. - Breakfast Club Oral History - Turan on Golden Age posters <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:x-4hmcoyYuA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 15, 2015
#537: Avengers: Age of Ultron / 2015 Summer Movie Preview
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Tasha Robinson (The Dissolve) sits in for Adam this week, playing the brilliant and quick-witted Tony Stark to Josh's earnest do-gooder Steve Rogers. The dynamic duo – not to be confused with that Dynamic Duo – review AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and share their Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2015. This episode is brought to you by MUBI and A24's Ex Machina. :00-3:08 - Billboard / MUBI 3:08-31:20 - Review: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Calexico, "Bullets and Rocks" 32:24-33:48 - PleasureTown Promo 33:48-42:31 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 42:31-52:42 - Top 5: Summer Movie Preview Calexico, "Cumbia de Donde" 53:26-1:09:52 - Summer Movie Preview cont. 1:09:52-1:14:07 - Close BONUS - Nothing this week, sorry MUSIC - Calexico NOTES - MT winner: Ross Brattin, NYC LINKS - Erbland's piece on "Ultron" and "Man of Steel" - The Dissolve's Summer Movie Preview - Josh on "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - Adam on "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - Adam's Most Anticipated Summer Movies - Pacific Northwest FS Meetup  <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Y4hXBtbw4HE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 08, 2015
#536: Reservoir Dogs (Sacred Cow) / Top 5 Films of 1992
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When RESERVOIR DOGS came out in 1992, Josh and Adam were movie geek teenagers – bound by their DNA to love it. But does Quentin Tarantino's debut hold up more than 20 years later? It's another Filmspotting Sacred Cow review... Plus, the Top 5 Films of 1992. This episode is brought to you by MUBI, Harry's (code FILMSPOTTING) and A24's Ex Machina. :00-2:52 - Billboard / Harry's-MUBI 2:52-43:01 - Review: "Reservoir Dogs" Sandy Rogers, "Fool for Love" 44:10-47:51 - A24-Harrys / Nerdette Promo 47:51-56:53 - Polls / Notes 56:53-1:09:55 - Top 5: Films of 1992 Paul Westerberg, "Dyslexic Heart" 1:11:08-1:20:40 - Donations / SVU 1:20:40-1:45:15 - Top 5: 1992 cont. 1:45:15-1:48:44 - Close / Outtake BONUS - It Follows (Check back) MUSIC - Soundtracks: "Reservoir Dogs," "Singles" LINKS/NOTES - Noel Murray on "Singles" - Rosenbaum on "The Player" - Josh's review of "Reservoir Dogs" - More AK on "Reservoir Dogs" - Chicago Critics Film Fest - Footcandle Film Festival - Pacific Northwest FS Meetup - Top 5 Films of 1992 <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:GvjSN9ba-bI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 01, 2015
#535: Ex Machina / Top 5 Movie Houses
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Hop aboard the Filmspotting double decker bus for a tour of the movies' most famous and beloved homes... beloved by the hosts, anyway. Inspired by their review of Alex Garland's directing debut EX MACHINA, Josh and Adam share their Top 5 Movie Houses. Plus, Massacre Theatre and more. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com / Squarespace (code FILM) / Casper (code FILMSPOTTING). :00-3:01 - Billboard / Casper-MUBI 3:01-36:30 - Review: "Ex Machina" Music: Damien Jurado, "Metallic Cloud" 37:37-39:18 - Casper 39:18-49:44 - Notes 49:44-57:29 - Massacre Theatre Music: Damien Jurado, "Jericho Road" 58:29-1:03:46 - Squarespace / Donations 1:03:46-1:31:40 - Top 5: Movie Houses 1:31:40-1:34:56 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Damien Jurado NOTES - MT winner: Aaron Schweighardt - How did Adam fail to mention that Vikander is dating Michael Fassbender? Great question. LINKS - Josh's review of "Ex Machina" - Chicago Critics Film Fest - The Contrarians - Pop Pilgrims: Tenenbaum House   - Inside Cameron's house   - Samantha's site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:gey-KE7QPZ0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 24, 2015
#534: While We're Young / Top 5 Midlife Crisis Movies
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With Adam and Josh trading in their sensible family sedans for a pair of matching convertibles, their wives suggested they reveal their Top 5 Midlife Crisis Movies. Plus, a review of Noah Baumbach's latest, WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, a conversation with Steve Prokopy about the upcoming Chicago Critics Film Festival, and the Filmspotting Madness champion is crowned. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.comand Shutterstock (code FILM415). :00-3:43 - Billboard / Shutterstock-MUBI 3:43-33:00 - Review: "While We're Young" Ron Sexsmith, "Before The Light Is Gone" 33:56-36:19 - Shutterstock 36:19-51:33 - Notes / Chicago Critics Fest 51:33-1:04:25 - Filmspotting Madness / Polls Music: Ron Sexsmith, "Getaway Car" 1:05:29-1:13:05 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:13:05-1:44:45 - Top 5: Midlife Crisis Movies 1:44:45-1:48:30 - Close MUSIC - Ron Sexsmith LINKS/NOTES - Josh on "While We're Young" - Chicago Critics Film Fest <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:gcOU_epHYeo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 17, 2015
#533: Furious 7 / Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments
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Having gone from Furious novices to completists in the past couple of weeks, Josh and Adam are all revved up to discuss the latest installment, FURIOUS 7, and share their Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments. Plus, the Filmspotting Madness championship round matchup is set! We talkin' or we racin'? We're definitely just talkin'. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com. :00-3:07 - Billboard / MUBI 3:07-35:38 - Review: "Furious 7" 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, "We Own It" 36:36-49:38 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 49:38-1:02:19 - Filmspotting Madness Don Omar, Busta Rhymes..., "How We Roll" 1:03:02-1:11:27 - Donations 1:11:27-1:45:33 - Top 5: Fast & Furious Moments 1:45:33-1:49:04 - Close / Outtakes NOTES - Emile Ardolino had a significant career - MT winner: Stephanie Smith LINKS - Josh's review of "Furious 7" - Alison Willmore's F&F Ranking - Nicolas Curcio's EP - "Fast Five" Canyon Jump - Ryan's Blindspot Series <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:axlviDsaFBI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 10, 2015
#532: It Follows / Top 5 21st Century Horror Movies / Mark Harris
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Coming to you from an old, abandoned orphanage... Adam and guest host Michael Phillips discuss IT FOLLOWS, the new indie horror movie that has garnered a lot of buzz for its handling of familiar material – sex, teens and a supernatural killer. Plus, the Top 5 21st Century Horror Movies and a conversation with pop culture writer Mark Harris about 'what scares us now'. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com and Audible. :00-3:03 - Billboard / Sponsors 3:03-28:26 - Review: "It Follows" Laura Marling, "Howl" 29:40-31:47 - Audible 31:47-47:41 - Notes / FS Madness 47:41-59:42 - Interview: Mark Harris Laura Marling, "False Hope" 1:00:33-1:01:28 - SVU Promo 1:01:28-1:44:23 - Top 5: 21st Century Horror Movies 1:44:23-1:47:32 - Close MUSIC - Laura Marling NOTES - Audible recs: Silver Screen Fiend, Girl in a Band, Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War LINKS - Michael Phillips - Mark Harris - "Scared Senseless: The Indie Horror..." - Playlist: Best Horror Films... - Criticwire Survey: Best Horror Film... <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:VUq_2FkKVFc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 03, 2015
Ray Marathon #5: The Lonely WIfe / The Mitras
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Satyajit Ray rated 1964's THE LONELY WIFE as his best film. Josh and Adam disagree with the master director – but only a little. The final film in the remarkable Ray Marathon is up, plus The Mitras, Filmspotting's awards for the marathon's Best Picture, Shot and more. LINKS - Josh on "The Lonely Wife" - Forum reviews of Ray films <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:2ZVBPH9Yo3A:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 03, 2015
#531: The Breakfast Club / Top 5 Films of 1985
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If Josh is "The Brain," what does that make Adam – Vice Principal Vernon? Filmspotting commemorates the 30th anniversary of John Hughes' classic THE BREAKFAST CLUB with a Sacred Cow discussion. Plus, the Elite Eight of Filmspotting Madness is revealed, and the guys hit 88 mph in the DeLorean to share their Top 5 Films of 1985. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com. :00-2:41 - Billboard / MUBI 2:41-46:22 - Sacred Cow: "The Breakfast Club" Simple Minds, "Don't You Forget About Me" 47:30-54:11 - Notes 54:11-1:04:01 - Filmspotting Madness Cyndi Lauper, "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" 1:04:51-1:10:59 - Donations / Promo: It's All True 1:10:59-1:42:01 - Top 5: Movies of 1985 1:42:01-1:48:03 - Close / Outtakes BONUS - "Unforgiven" Feedback LINKS - Josh's review of "The Breakfast Club" - Kapelos full interview (Check back) - Atlantic article on the films of 1985 - Filmspotting Madness Rd. 3 <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:76tVpEv0ZdA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 27, 2015
#530: Cinderella / Top 5 Movies About Royalty / FS Madness
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As a director, Kenneth Branagh has done Shakespeare, Mary Shelley and Marvel. But how does he handle Disney? Josh and Adam discuss CINDERELLA with Lily James and Cate Blanchett, and share their Top 5 Movies About Royalty. Plus, the Sweet 16 matchups for Filmspotting Madness are revealed. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com and Squarespace (code FILM). --Check back-- MUSIC - Jayne Trimble NOTES - MT winner: John Newfry, Chicago LINKS - Josh's review of "Cinderella" - Tasha Robinson's take on "Cinderella" - Filmspotting Madness: Round 2 - David's Squarespace site - A.O. Scott's "Ran's" video <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:A01_JNztnOQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 20, 2015
Ray Marathon #4: The Big City
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Another Ray film, another Ray masterpiece. Filmspotting's Satyajit Ray Marathon continues with a discussion of 1963's THE BIG CITY. 0-35:52 – Review: "The Big City" LINKS - Josh on "The Big City" - Forum reviews of Ray films <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:_KTyy1Tn0xw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 19, 2015
#529: Buzzard / Filmspotting Madness / Top 5 Characters on the Fringe
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Bill Murray vs. Tilda Swinton... Emma Stone vs. Sam Rockwell... Just a couple of the first-round matchups in Filmspotting Madness, a month-long battle royale to determine Filmspotting Nation’s favorite working actor. Adam and Josh kick off the tournament and share their Top 5: Characters on the Fringe. Plus, a review of BUZZARD, a new indie in which an unruly office temp fights the power while wearing a customized Power Glove. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com and Shutterstock (code FILM315). :00-3:24 - Billboard / Sponsors 3:24-24:38 - Review: "Buzzard" Colleen Green, "TV" 25:45-28:40 - Shutterstock 28:40-35:10 - Notes 35:10-43:01 - Larsen (Doesn't) Rec: "Chappie" 43:01-1:00:12 - Filmspotting Madness Colleen Green, "I Can't Pay Attention" 1:01:24-1:07:23 - Donations 1:07:23-1:47:05 - Top 5: Characters on the Fringe 1:47:05-1:50:06 - Close MUSIC - Colleen Green NOTES - Joel Potrykus's Top 10 Fringe Character Movies (in alphabetical order): Basket Case, Breathless, Buffalo '66, Gummo, Made in Britain, Naked, Pickpocket, Repo Man, Stranger Than Paradise, Taxi Driver LINKS - Josh's review of "Buzzard" - Joel Potrykus at The Music Box - Chicago Critics Film Festival - Filmspotting Madness: Round 1 <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:0TYtma-VdIM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 13, 2015
#528: 10th Anniversary Show / Maps to the Stars / Top 5 Blind Spots
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How do you celebrate 10 years of talking about movies? You talk about the ones you’re embarrassed you’ve never seen, of course. Adam and Josh confess their Top 5 (or 50) Blind Spots. Plus, a review of director David Cronenberg’s latest, MAPS TO THE STARS, and another edition of Brickspotting. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com. :00-3:20 - Billboard / MUBI 3:20-27:25 - Review: "Maps to the Stars" FS Flashback: "Love Lift Us Up..." (2005) 28:42-46:56 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 46:56-1:07:06 - 10th Anniversary Poll FS Flashback: "Terrier Style" (2012) 1:08:34-1:17:03 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:17:03-1:53:47 - Top 5: Blind Spots 1:53:47-1:56:52 - Close / Outtake BONUS - 2015 Preview feedback  CORRECTIONS / NOTES - Josh meant Truffaut, not Godard. - "Videodrome" was actually Cronenberg's fifth feature. - Massacre Theatre winner: Dan O'Hara, Evergreen Park, IL LINKS - Josh on "Maps to the Stars" - "Spock's Voyage Home" - "Wild Canaries" Official Site - Adam on "The Last Five Years" - Sight & Sound's Top 250 - "Movies to Become More Literate" - "85 Films You Need to See..." - Adam's full Blindspotting list - European Union Film Festival <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:-FF-GRs5W5c:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 06, 2015
#527: Top 5 Mockumentary Moments / What We Do in the Shadows
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With the release of the new mock documentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, about a trio of New Zealand Vampires, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Mockumentary Moments. Plus, a review of SHADOWS and a few thoughts on the Oscars. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com. :00-2:18 - Billboard / MUBI 2:18-19:53 - Review: "What We Do..." Spinal Tap, "Stonehenge" 20:56-41:47 - Notes / Polls 41:47-55:45 - Top 5: Mockumentary Moments The Folksmen, "A Mighty Wind" 56:55-59:56 - Donations 59:56-1:22:35 - Top 5 cont. 1:22:35-1:26:56 - Close LINKS - Josh on "What We Do..." - The Dissolve on "Real Life" - Orson Welles's last film <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5bl_jGQW10c:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 27, 2015
Ray Marathon #3: The Music Room
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Filmspotting continues its look at Satyajit Ray's work with a discussion of their first non-Apu film, 1958's THE MUSIC ROOM. 0-28:20 – Review: "The Music Room" NOTES - Were there really two different guys from Houston named Ben whose feedback was mentioned on the show? Nope... same Ben, which somehow Adam and Josh didn't catch. LINKS - Josh on "The Music Room" - Cinema Revival Festival - Forum reviews of Ray films <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:CoOtQk6wv4Q:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 25, 2015
#526: Fifty Shades of Grey / Top 5 Movies We Had To Review
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Do Adam and Josh's "singular tastes" include an appreciation for the much-hyped adaptation of E.L. James' FIFTY SHADES OF GREY? Join them in the Filmspotting playroom to find out. Plus, the Top 5 Movies We Had To Review and two new recommended movies – SONG OF THE SEA and MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com. :00-3:07 - Billboard / MUBI 3:07-28:06 - Review: "Fifty Shades of Grey" Nikki Lane, "Sleep With a Stranger" 29:04-40:06 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 40:06-47:10 - JL & AK Recommend Nikki Lane, "Right Time" 48:36-56:20 - Donations / SVU 56:20-1:26:38 - Top 5: Movies We Had To Review 1:26:38-1:28:57 - Close MUSIC - Nikki Lane NOTES - MT winner: Matt Peterson LINKS - Josh on "Fifty Shades" - Wally Shawn as Pee-wee Herman - Matt Shepard Is A Friend of Mine - "My Years with Apu" - Cheap Charts <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:btvtcLt_d2I:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 20, 2015
#525: 2015 Oscar Picks / Sacred Cow: Unforgiven
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With the divisive "American Sniper" a surprise awards season success, Filmspotting takes a trip back a couple of decades - back to the mythic Old West - for a Sacred Cow review of Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture-winning UNFORGIVEN. Plus, the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips drops by to help us handicap the 2015 OSCARS. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com and Shutterstock (code FILM215). :00-3:05 - Billboard / Sponsors 3:05-44:47 - Sacred Cow: "Unforgiven" Shakey Graves, "Dearly Departed" 45:59-48:59 - Shutterstock 48:59-57:01 - Notes / Polls 57:01-1:10:27 - Oscar Picks Shakey Graves, "Hard Wired" 1:11:36-1:16:33 - Donations 1:16:33-1:45:20 - Oscar Picks, cont. 1:45:20-1:50:09 - Close BONUS - More Oscar picks MUSIC - Shakey Graves LINKS - Josh's review of "Unforgiven" - Dissolve Movie of the Week: "Unforgiven" - "Oscars 2015: Video Evidence" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:jUbcjzd_Bmo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 13, 2015
Ray Marathon #2: The Unvanquished / The World of Apu
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Adam and Josh close out their look at Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy" – but fortunately not their exploration of Ray's work – with a discussion of THE UNVANQUISHED (1957) and THE WORLD OF APU (1959). 0-33:32 – Review: Unvanquished + World of Apu LINKS - Josh on "The Unvanquished" - Josh on "The World of Apu" - Forum reviews of Ray Marathon films <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:r7-WIPdHYjE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 11, 2015
#524: Jupiter Ascending / Top 5 Rescue Scenes / Sundance 2015
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Holed up in the Canadian Ambassador's residence waiting for Ben Affleck to save them, Josh and Adam share their Top 5 Rescue Scenes. Plus, a review of the Wachowski's latest sci-fi extravaganza (slash absurd future camp classic?) JUPITER ASCENDING, Josh's report from his trip to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Adam recommends THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com, Harry's.com (code FILMSPOTTING) and Squarespace (code FILM). :00-3:36 - Sponsors / Billboard 3:36-30:52 - Review: "Jupiter Ascending" alt-J, "Left Hand Free" 32:12-34:01 - Harry's 34:01-46:19 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 46:19-59:00 - Sundance / "Duke of Burgundy" alt-J, "Every Other Freckle" 1:00:23-1:04:01 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:04:01-1:35:06 - Top 5: Rescue Scenes 1:235:06-1:38:42 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - alt-J NOTES - MT winner: Jeff Haynes LINKS - Josh on"Jupiter Ascending" - Josh's 2015 Sundance ranked - Michael Sheen's infamous laugh <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:j9tYXSoDh10:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 06, 2015
#523: 2015 Movie Preview (Pt. 2) / Blackhat / Goodbye to Language 3D
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BLACKHAT is a bona fide critical and box office bomb... But its director, Michael Mann, made "Thief," "The Insider" and "Heat," so Josh and Adam are reviewing it anyway. Plus, Pt. 2 of Filmspotting's 2015 Movie Preview poses the biggest questions surrounding the upcoming year in cinema... And Adam (tries to) recommend Godard's GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE 3D. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com – get a free month of movies! :00-3:04 - Billboard / MUBI 3:04-31:55 - Review: "Blackhat" Ex Hex, "Don't Wanna Lose" 33:05-47:38 - Notes / Polls 47:38-54:13 - "Goodbye to Language" Ex Hex, "New Kid" 55:08-59:03 - Donations 59:03-1:25:05 - Top 5: 2015 Preview 1:25:05-1:27:24 - Close MUSIC - Ex Hex LINKS - Josh on "Blackhat" -Speed of Causality: Mann's "Blackhat" - On Tour: "Jersey Boys" and "American Sniper" - Brody on "Goodbye to Language" - Stephen's best films of 2014 - Int'l Online Critics Poll Results <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:HNfMGHhrREo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 30, 2015
Ray Marathon #1: Pather Panchali
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Adam and Josh discuss the first film in their (long-awaited) Satyajit Ray Marathon – Ray's breathtaking and heartbreaking 1955 debut, PATHER PANCHALI. 0-22:50 – Review: Pather Panchali LINKS - Josh on "Pather Panchali" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:sxcicKxP2a0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 28, 2015
#522: 2015 Movie Preview / American Sniper / Oscar Snubs
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It's a (woefully civil) showdown over Clint Eastwood's AMERICAN SNIPER, plus thoughts on the (woefully misguided) Oscar nominations, and Josh and Adam take their best shot at predicting what will eventually be their favorite films of the new year with their 2015 Movie Preview. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com – get a free month of movies! :00-3:13 - Billboard / Mubi 3:13-27:57 - Review: "American Sniper" Decemberists, "Better Not Wake the Baby" 29:05-48:18 - Oscar Nominations / Notes 48:18-54:54 - Massacre Theatre Decemberists, "Make You Better" 55:50-1:00:34 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:00:34-1:24:24 - Top 5: 2015 Movie Preview 1:24:24-1:27:15 - Close MUSIC - The Decemberists CORRECTIONS - The Untitled Austin Terrence Malick Project doesn't actually star Ben Affleck; but it does star Fassbender AND Gosling! NOTES - MT winner: Katherine Stevens LINKS - Josh on "American Sniper" - Movies.com's 20 Oscar snubs - Ehrlich on Aniston's "Cake" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5t-UnSNDrSM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 23, 2015
#521: Selma / Top 5 Historic Event Movies
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With the future of humanity depending on them, Josh and Adam recorded this episode from inside a time-traveling telephone booth in order to compile their Top 5 Historic Event Movies. Plus, your hosts have a dream of a biopic that doesn't worshipfully lionize its central character. Does SELMA deliver? This episode is brought to you by Audible and MUBI.com – get a free month of movies! :00-3:04 - Billboard / Audible-Mubi 3:04-30:20 - Review: "Selma" D'Angelo, "The Door" 31:14-33:51 - Audible 33:51-51:10 - Notes / Polls 51:10-58:29 - Adam Recs: "Most Violent Year" D'Angelo, "Back to the Future" 59:24-1:01:59 - Donations / Nerdette 1:01:59-1:34:32 - Top 5: Historic Events 1:34:32-1:37:38 - Close BONUS - Films of the Decade So Far MUSIC - D'Angelo NOTES - Audible rec: Matthew Modine's "Full Metal Jacket Diary" LINKS - Josh's review of "Selma" - Max O'Connell's rules - Best Films of the Decade So Far - More on Best of the Decade <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:o-nsSnNb6yc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 16, 2015
#520: Top 5 Performances of 2014 / Mr. Turner
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The Oscars are still more than a month away, but Filmspotting's ballots are in for the best performances of 2014. Plus, a review of Mike Leigh's MR TURNER. This episode is brought to you by Shutterstock (code FILM115) and MUBI.com – get a free month of movies! :00-2:30 - Sponsors / Billboard 2:30-25:43 - Review: "Mr. Turner" Jeremy Messersmith, "Ghost" 27:02-28:49 - Shutterstock 28:39-38:32 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 38:32-57:32 - Top 5: Performances of 2014 Jeremy Messersmith, "It's Only Dancing" 58:45-1:09:00 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:09:09-1:33:04 - Performances of 2014, cont. 1:33:04-1:36:17 - Close MUSIC - Jeremy Messersmith NOTES - MT winner: Colin Hinckley LINKS - Ray Marathon Lineup - Josh's review of "Mr. Turner" - The Critical Press - "The Wire" crime scene - Ben's 2014 film montage <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:sLHGhCUzga4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 09, 2015
#519: Top 10 Films of 2014 (Pt. 2)
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Somehow "Left Behind" didn't make the cut in Pt. 1 of Filmspotting's Top 10 Films of 2014. But there are five picks remaining and four critics – including Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Scott Tobias (The Dissolve) – who might just end the suspense for Nic Cage. This episode is brought to you by MUBI.com – get a free month of movies! :00-3:23 - Billboard / Pleasure Town 3:23-46:18 - Top 10 of 2014: #5-3 "Andrew Void," Under the Skin 46:49-47:33 - SVU Promo 47:33-1:24:28 - Top 10 of 2014: #2-1 1:24:28-1:26:28 - Close MUSIC - Scores curated by Sam Smith LINKS - All host and guest picks - Scott Tobias - Scott's "Birdman" review - Michael Phillips - The Tribe - Trailer <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:apWFJftDwtI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 24, 2014
#518: Top 10 Films of 2014 (Pt. 1)
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- 10-9-8-7-6... It's part one of Filmspotting's Top 10 Films of 2014 countdown, featuring special guests Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune and The Dissolve’s Scott Tobias. Plus, Mr. Brick himself, Rian Johnson, announces the winner of this year’s Golden Brick award. :00-2:28 - Billboard / Donations 2:28-31:15 - Top 10 of 2014: #10-9 "Canto At Gabelmeister's Peak," Grand Budapest... 31:47-45:09 - Polls / Golden Brick Winner "The Rest Of My Life," Mood Indigo 46:19-1:26:21 - Top 10 of 2014: #8-6 1:26:21-1:29:28 - Close MUSIC - Scores curated by Sam Smith BONUS CONTENT - Worst Movies of 2014 LINKS - Michael Phillips - Scott Tobias - Melissa's "Under the Skin" theory - Sam Smith's posters podcast - Slate's 25 Best Podcast Episodes - Golden Bricks Page - Scott on "Wolf of Wall Street" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:BBYeVAIkKYc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 19, 2014
#517: Inherent Vice / Top 5 2014 "Best of the Rest"
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What was the best shot of 2014? How about the best performances by actors we take granted? Filmspotting covers all its end-of-year bases with the Top 5 "Best of the Rest" – everything Josh and Adam loves about the year in movies... except the movies themselves. Plus, a review of Paul Thomas Anderson's INHERENT VICE. :00-2:34 - Billboard / Donations 2:34-35:09 - Review: "Inherent Vice" Willis Earl Beal, "Nobody Knows" 36:28-45:35 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 45:35-1:02:19 - Top 5: "Best of the Rest" Willis Earl Beal, "Wavering Lines" 1:03:38-1:04:32 - SVU Promo 1:04:32-1:31:48 - "Best of the Rest" cont. 1:31:48-1:34:35 - Close MUSIC - Willis Earl Beal NOTES - Correction: Pretty sure Peter Sarsgaard is not the progeny of Stellan Skarsgard. LINKS - Josh on "Inherent Vice" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:DWuY3js24Qw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 12, 2014
#516: Top 5 Discoveries of 2014 / Foxcatcher / Tale of Princess Kaguya
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Josh and Adam talk fake noses. And wrestling. And murder... with their review of FOXCATCHER starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. Plus, their Top 5 Discoveries of 2014 – actors, directors and others who made a fine first impression this past year – and Larsen Recommends Isao Takahata's THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA. This episode is presented by Squarespace (code FILM). :00-1:30 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:30-22:01 - Review: "Foxcatcher" Trampled By Turtles, "Ghosts" 23:06-26:15 - Squarespace 26:15-43:43 - Notes / Polls 43:43-48:23 - Larsen Recommends 48:23-1:03:01 - Top 5: 2014 Discoveries Trampled By Turtles, "Are You Behind..." 1:04:10-1:08:38 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:08:38-1:27:30 - Top 5: Discoveries cont. 1:27:30-1:30:14 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Trampled by Turtles LINKS - Josh's review of "Foxcatcher" - SNL: Sincere Guy Stu - Timmy's Squarespace site - Nate's Squarespace site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ISB3s1cUhCY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 05, 2014
FS Extra: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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Filmspotting gets meta and gives Jennifer Lawrence the movie star treatment in this review of the first part of the last part of THE HUNGER GAMES series. LINKS - Alison's piece on Mockingjay gender roles&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:QF22SRkJMEw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 04, 2014
2014 Golden Bricks Preview
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This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the movies you may have missed... Filmspotting revisits some of its favorite overlooked/underseen movies of 2014 and announces the shortlist of candidates for the coveted Golden Brick Award. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM1114). :00-1:34 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:34-16:42 - "Blue Ruin" Music: Tweedy, "Low Key" 17:46-18:48 - Shutterstock 18:48-25:19 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 25:19-37:41 - John Michael McDonagh Music: Tweedy, "Flowering" 38:58-1:13:11 - "Starred Up" 1:13:11-1:15:34 - Close BONUS CONTENT - Nothing this week, sorry MUSIC - Tweedy LINKS - Golden Bricks Shortlist - MT winner: Sarah Blum <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:YCF3o7ugoWQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 28, 2014
#515: Interstellar / Top 5 Movie Sacrifices
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Josh and Adam actually recorded this way-too-friendly review of Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR three months ago – it just took a detour through a wormhole to get here. Plus, the Top 5 Movie Sacrifices. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM1114) and Harry's (code FILMSPOTTING). :00-3:27 - Billboard / Harry's-Shutterstock 3:27-36:12 - Review: "Interstellar" Brett Shady, "Hard to Leave" 37:09-39:30 - Shutterstock-Harry's 39:30-45:12 - Notes / Larsen Recs: "Memphis" 45:12-58:25 - Polls 58:25-1:11:21 - Top 5: Movie Sacrifices Simon M Harris, "Song of Heart" 1:12:21-1:16:59 - Donations 1:16:59-1:35:23 - Top 5: Sacrifices, cont. 1:35:23-1:38:45 - Close MUSIC - Brett Shady / Simon Harris NOTES -  LINKS - Josh's review of "Interstellar" - Josh's review of "Memphis" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:tvKDbyOy6Uo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 21, 2014
#514: Top 5 Culture Clash Comedies / Dear White People
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Josh encounters some awkward moments as he tries to reconcile his cultural differences with The Dissolve's Tasha Robinson. The pair reveal their Top 5 Culture Clash Comedies, and review the provocative new film DEAR WHITE PEOPLE. This episode is presented by Squarespace (code FILM). :00-1:41 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:41-27:36 - Review: "Dear White People" Elvis Costello & The Roots, "Refuse to be Saved" 28:39-31:47 - Squarespace 31:47-42:12 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 42:12-53:58 - Top 5: Culture Clash Comedies Elvis Costello & The Roots, "Walk Me Uptown" 54:59-55:43 - Filmspotting: SVU Promo 55:43-1:12:37 - Top 5: Culture Clash Comedies, cont. 1:12:37-1:16:45 - Close BONUS CONTENT - Nothing this week, sorry LINKS - Josh's review of "Dear White People" - Nancy's Squarespace site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:jZy3atT7dw8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 14, 2014
#513: Nightcrawler / Top 5 Nocturnal Movies
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Vampires aren't the only crazies who come out at night. Josh and Adam stay up late to share their Top 5 Nocturnal Movies, and discuss Jake Gyllenhaal's creepy turn in writer/director Dan Gilroy's NIGHTCRAWLER. This episode is presented by Audible and Harry's (code FILMSPOTTING). :00-3:13 - Billboard / Audible-Harry's 3:13-27:35 - Review: "Nightcrawler" Music: Rural Alberta Advantage, "Runners in the Night" 28:52-33:12 - Harry's-Audible 30:53-40:54 - Notes / Polls 40:54-54:30 - Top 5: Nocturnal Movies Music: Rural Alberta Advantage, "Terrified" 55:26-59:48 - Donations 59:48-1:16:00 - Top 5: Nocturnal Movies, cont. 1:16:00-1:19:44 - Close MUSIC - Rural Alberta Advantage NOTES - Audible recs: "Night," "Live from New York," "Oracle Night" LINKS - Josh on "Nightcrawler" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Hj3xqT6dOfo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 07, 2014
#512: Top 5 Movie Costumes (We'd Wear) / Birdman
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Michael Phillips couldn't convince Adam and Josh to be the Chico and Harpo to his Groucho, but that didn't stop him from helping them share the Top 5 Movie Costumes they'd actually wear for Halloween. Plus, a review of BIRDMAN, starring Michael Keaton. This episode is presented by Audible. 0:00-2:01 - Billboard / Audible-Donations 2:01-29:46 - Review: "Birdman" Andrew Bird, "Tin Foiled" 31:03-33:12 - Audible 33:12-43:00 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 43:00-59:07 - Top 5: Movie Costumes (We'd Wear) Andrew Bird, "Don't Be Scared" 1:00:23-1:01:07 - SVU Promo 1:01:07-1:20:28 - Top 5: Costumes cont. 1:20:28-1:24:07 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Andrew Bird LINKS/NOTES - Josh on Birdman - Audible rec: "We Used to Be Kings" - Josh as Indiana Jones - Listener costumes on Facebook - Vanessa as Alex DeLarge - Capt. America costume at Party City <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:crzW0pv97V4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 31, 2014
#511: Whiplash / Top 5 Mentor-Proteges
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It's the inspirational tale of a couple down-on-their-luck podcasters who make good with the help of a crusty old radio veteran. Josh and Adam share their Top Mentor-Proteges, and review a movie about a drummer driven to madness in his pursuit of musical perfection – WHIPLASH. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM). 0:00-1:28 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:28-33:06 - Review: "Whiplash" Herbie Hancock Quintet, "So What" 34:14-36:38 - Squarespace 36:38-51:31 - Notes / Polls 51:31-1:05:53 - Top 5: Mentor-Proteges Miles Davis, "So What" 1:07:01-1:12:10 - Donations 1:12:10-1:35:46 - Top 5: Mentor-Proteges cont. 1:35:46-1:39:02 - Close MUSIC - Herbie Hancock Quintet & Miles Davis LINKS - Josh's review of Whiplash - "Next to Her" - Peter Bogdanovich IMDb - He doesn't have the greatest track record, but he does have more than 6 feature credits. - Grace's Squarespace site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:xBVBZLBbM6s:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 24, 2014
#510: Jason Schwartzman & Alex Ross Perry / Top 5 Movie Narcissists
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Finally, a Top 5 that Adam and Josh can relate to: Movie Narcissists. Plus, a conversation with writer/director Alex Ross Perry and actor Jason Schwartzman about their new movie LISTEN UP PHILIP. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM1014). 0:00-2:29 - Billboard / Shutterstock-Donations 2:29-28:06 - Interview: Perry & Schwartzman Typefighter, "Know It's Wrong" 29:22-31:46 - Shutterstock 31:46-43:19 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 43:19-1:04:32 - Perry/Schwartzman cont. Typefighter, "Much" 1:05:32-1:06:18 - Promo: SVU 1:06:18-1:39:28 - Top 5: Movie Narcissists 1:39:28-1:43:22 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Typefighter NOTES - MT winner: Joshua Heizer LINKS - Listen Up Philip - Josh on Listen Up Philip - Ross Perry on film vs. digital <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:UgCa8-nxfC8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 17, 2014
#509: Gone Girl / Top 5 Movie Missives
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Before email, texts, Twitter and Snapchat, movie characters had to rely on ‘The Letter’ to communicate their most heartfelt feelings to one another — or to blackmail each other. Inspired by their discussion of director David Fincher's GONE GIRL, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Movie Missives... the love letters, ransom notes and dear johns that have played pivotal roles in film. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM) and Varidesk. 0:00-1:59 - Billboard / Varidesk-Squarespace 1:59-22:12 - Review: "Gone Girl" The White Stripes, "Death Letter" 22:48-25:22 - Squarespace 25:22-39:50 - Notes / Polls 39:50-54:42 - Top 5: Movie Missives Wilco, "Box Full of Letters" 55:27-59:57 - Donations / Promo: CIFF 57:57-1:17:30 - Top 5: Movie Missives cont. 1:17:30-1:22:15 - Close / Outtakes LINKS - Vulture: Gone Girl's woman problem - Josh's review of Gone Girl - Adam ranks Fincher - Josh ranks Fincher - Twin Peaks returning - Squarespace: Nobody Ordered Wolves - Visual vs. Aural in M - Adam's M foreword - Schedule for Josh's viewing/discussion series on The Decalogue <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:2E8UtP2-hp4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 10, 2014
Gone Girl (Spoiled)
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It's a Fimspotting spoiler special! Josh and Adam go long on director David Fincher's GONE GIRL. (Spoilers begin around the 19 minute mark.)&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:MZ5TIWSCuEs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 09, 2014
#508: Chicago Int'l Film Fest Preview / Top 5 CIFF Discoveries
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With the 50th annual Chicago International Film Festival kicking off Oct. 9, Josh and Adam highlight some of the films worth seeking out at the fest or putting on your radar, plus reflect on their Top 5 CIFF Discoveries. This episode is presented by Audible and Varidesk. 0:00-1:55 - Billboard / Sponsors 1:55-30:24 - Chicago Film Fest Preview Gaslight Anthem, "Sweet Morphine" 31:21-39:43 - Audible / SVU Promo 39:43-53:01 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 53:01-1:09:39 - Top 5: CIFF Discoveries 1:09:39-1:14:18 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - The Gaslight Anthem NOTES - MT winner: Khristopher Marang - Audible rec: "Fosse" by Sam Wasson LINKS - Chicago Film Festival Schedule - CIFF Critics Picks Movies - Michael's Stephen Cone profile - Josh on "Artico" - Josh on "Gonzalez" - Inherent Vice trailer - Gone Girl passes - QT's New Beverly programming - QT discusses New Beverly on Treatment <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:KQ_j_mTvSLc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 03, 2014
#507: Tusk / Top 5 Movie Manimals
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With Adam out for a week, Josh found a willing accomplice in Michael Phillips for a countdown of their Top 5 Movie Manimals, tying in with their review of Kevin Smith's TUSK. Plus, Michael's recap of the recent Toronto International Film Festival and more. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM) and Varidesk. 0:00-1:59 - Billboard / Squarespace-Varidesk 1:59-23:01 - Review: "Tusk" Chad VanGaalen, "Cut Off My Hands" 24:11-26:12 - Squarespace 26:12-45:21 - Notes / TIFF 2014 Recap 45:21-55:36 - Polls Chad VanGaalen, "Monster" 56:37-57:13 - Promo: Chicago Film Fest 57:13-1:30:17 - Top 5: Manimals 1:30:17-1:33:49 - Close MUSIC - Chad VanGaalen LINKS - CIFF Critics' Picks Event - Soderbergh's Raiders - Michael on TIFF - Josh's review of Tusk <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:w4Bgvgl1f4U:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 26, 2014
#506: Top 5 David Lynch Scenes / Eraserhead / Skeleton Twins
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It's Sociopath Week at the Filmspotting Lounge... half off Pabst Blue Ribbons and nitrous oxide chasers! The perfect combo to put you in the proper frame of mind for Josh and Adam's Top 5 David Lynch Scenes. Plus, a discussion of Lynch's creepy 1977 debut ERASERHEAD — just out in a Criterion Collection Blu-Ray — and a review of THE SKELETON TWINS, starring SNL alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM914), Harry's (code FILMSPOTTING) and Varidesk. 0:00-2:56 - Billboard / Shutterstock-Harry's 2:56-27:33 - Blindspotting: "Eraserhead" Peter Ivers, "In Heaven" 28:02-30:55 - Harry's-Shutterstock 30:55-41:05 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 41:05-52:24 - Review: "Skeleton Twins" Roy Orbison, "In Dreams" 53:21-58:54 - Varidesk-Donations 58:54-1:37:34 - Top 5: Lynch Scenes 1:37:34-1:40:52 - Close / Outtake BONUS CONTENT - Pre-CGI Scenes Feedback MUSIC - Soundtracks: Eraserhead, Blue Velvet NOTES - MT winner: Melissa Maillett LINKS - CIFF Critics' Picks Event - Josh on Eraserhead - Josh on Skeleton Twins <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:CwOXp4h11t0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 19, 2014
#505: Top 5 Movie Prisoners / Starred Up
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Josh and Adam head to the clink, the slammer, the Big House to name their Top 5 Movie Prisoners. Plus, a review of the acclaimed new UK prison drama STARRED UP... and Quentin Tarantino's new day job inspires another Filmspotting Poll Death Match. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM). 0:00-2:10 - Billboard / Sponsors 2:10-31:37 - Review: "Starred Up" Tom Waits, "Fish in the Jailhouse" 32:39-34:53 - Squarespace 34:53-46:46 - Notes / Polls 46:46-1:06:57 - Top 5: Movie Prisoners Soggy Bottom Boys, "In the Jailhouse Now" 1:07:53-1:26:27 - Movie Prisoners cont. 1:26:27-1:30:45 - Close / Outtake LINKS - Josh on Starred Up - Sachin's Squarespace site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:lJGzRWMl2gI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 12, 2014
#504: 2014 Fall Movie Preview / The One I Love, Review Roundup / Dan Schechter
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Time hurries on, and the leaves that are green turn to brown... Josh and Adam preview the fall movie season and offer an end-of-summer review roundup sparked by a clash over THE ONE I LOVE, starring Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss. Other movies covered include: THE CONGRESS, THE TRIP TO ITALY, THE DOG and THE ZERO THEOREM. Plus, an interview with Daniel Schechter, writer/director of the new Elmore Leonard adaptation LIFE OF CRIME. 0:00-2:06 - Billboard / Donations 2:06-21:29 - Review: "The One I Love" 21:29-27:02 - "Zero Theorem," "The Congress" 27:02-35:55 - "Trip to Italy," "The Dog" Jenny Lewis, "Just One of the Guys" 36:54-48:19 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 48:19-1:10:26 - Interview: Dan Schechter Bob Mould, "The War" 1:11:27-1:12:10 - SVU Promo 1:12:10-1:40:42 - Fall Movie Preview 1:40:42-1:44:05 - Close / Outtake BONUS CONTENT - The One I Love Spoiled MUSIC - Bob Mould / Jenny Lewis NOTES - MT winner: Bill Hutchison LINKS - Josh on The One I Love - Josh on Zero Theorem - Josh on The Congress - "Art of Empathy" Workshop - Anatomy of a Scene: Life of Crime - Schechter's "Supporting Characters" PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:F7lJfb0ntvQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 05, 2014
#503: Top 5 Movie Bands / Frank / Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
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Josh and Adam get to feel almost famous as they go on tour with their Top 5 (Fictional) Movie Bands. Plus, a review of FRANK starring Michael Fassbender, and find out if Larsen dares to recommend SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. This episode is presented by Squarespace (code FILM). 0:00-1:42 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:42-32:52 - Review: "Frank" Soronprfbs, "I Love You All" 33:17-35:36 - Squarespace 35:36-46:21 - Notes / Polls 46:21-52:22 - Larsen Recs: "Sin City 2" Blues Brothers, "Everybody Needs..." 53:17-58:17 - Donations 58:17-1:34:59 - Top 5: Movie Bands 1:34:59-1:38:29 - Close LINKS - Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - Soronfrbps on Colbert - Josh's review of Frank - WTF w/ Robin Williams - Fresh Air w/ Robin Williams - Cinecast #5: Sin City - Josh on Sin City 2 - Dissolve Sin City 2 Review - Dissolve's Favorite Movie Bands - Playlist's Great Movie Bands - Best Star Wars order? - MZS Advice to Young Critics - Indiewire Advice to Critics - Gary's Squarespace website PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Pxle5IL7dEM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 29, 2014
#502: Top 5 Robin Williams Scenes / Dead Poets Society
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O Captain! My Captain! if Robin Williams ever failed to seize the day, it wasn't on camera. Filmspotting celebrates the life of the late actor and comedian with a Sacred Cow review of 1989's DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Plus, Josh and Adam share their Top 5 Robin Williams Scenes. 0:00-2:00 - Billboard / Donations 2:00-24:23 - Top 5: R. Williams Scenes L. Armstrong, "What a Wonderful World" 26:11-38:09 - Lauren Bacall / Massacre Theatre 38:09-1:07:42 - Sacred Cow: "Dead Poets..." Robin Williams, "Fudd Sings Springsteen" 1:08:43-1:16:00 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:16:00-1:45:11 - Top 5: R. Williams Scenes cont. 1:45:11-1:48:28 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Good Morning Vietnam NOTES - MT winner: Kyle Schierholz - AK forgot to say it but he also regrets not seeing "Popeye" — first movie role, Altman, maligned on release but many have come to appreciate. LINKS - Robin Williams - IMDb - Josh on "Dead Poets Society" - Atlantic article on "Dead Poets" - AK's Letterboxd Williams Reviews - Gilliam on Williams, "Fisher King" - Noel Muray on Bacall - Tufnell Park Film Club - Long Take in "Good Will Hunting" - Jeffrey's music and sailing podcasts PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:zjlJAYBnXFw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 22, 2014
#501: Top 5 Pre-CGI Scenes / Calvary / John Michael McDonagh
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Ray Harryhausen, Douglas Trumbull, Dick Smith... Michael Phillips joins Adam in praise of the old school effects guys with their Top 5 Pre-CGI Scenes. Plus, they confess their cinematic sins of omission to Father Brendan Gleeson in CALVARY, and spend a few minutes on Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Not to be left out, Josh breaks down "Calvary's" stunning opening scene with the film's writer/director, John Michael McDonagh. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM814). 0:00-1:38 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:39-26:52 - Review: "Calvary" First Aid Kit, "Stay Gold" 28:09-30:03 - Shutterstock 30:04-47:42 - Robin Williams / Polls 47:43-1:00:32 - Interview: J.M. McDonagh First Aid Kit, "My Silver Lining" 1:01:50-1:07:36 - Donations 1:07:37-1:14:37 - Guardians of the Galaxy 1:14:38-1:48:41 - Top 5: Pre-CGI Scenes 1:48:42-1:51:25 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - First Aid Kit NOTES - LINKS - "Calvary" opening scene - Michael Phillips - Michael on "Calvary" - Josh's review of "Calvary" - Matt Wallin - IMDb - VFX Show PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Lzz5ZLGS8tw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 15, 2014
FS Fix: Boyhood
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Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD was twelve years in the making... Before departing for a little post-500th episode R&amp;R, Josh and Adam gave it well more than 12 minutes for this Filmspotting Fix. This episode is presented by Squarespace (use code FILM). 0:00-1:35 - Billboard / Squarespace1:35-42:48 - Review: "Boyhood"42:48-45:05 - Promos: Sound Ops / Squarespace45:05-47:17 - Close LINKS - Crumpet's Squarespace site - Boyhood "Black Album" - Summer Music Film Fest&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:AxfJmioQfTA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 07, 2014
#500 Live: Rian Johnson / Top 5 Films of the Filmspotting Era
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Nine years, four months and 20 days in the making... Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, Slate's Dana Stevens and — via Skype from San Francisco — the newly anointed writer/director of STAR WARS VIII, Rian Johnson, join Adam and Josh for this special LIVE edition of Filmspotting recorded at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago on Saturday, July 26. Plus, choices by David Wain, Richard Linklater and more! This episode is presented by Harry's (code FILMSPOTTING). 0:00-2:03 - Billboard / Harry's 1:41-14:19 - Top 5: Films of FS Era 14:19-21:23 - Polls "My Rifle, My Pony and Me" 22:37-25:17 - Sponsor: Harry's 25:17-35:39 - Massacre Theatre 35:39-54:13 - Interview: Rian Johnson "Fare Thee Well" 55:24-56:46 - WBEZ Promo 56:47-58:26 - David Wain's Top 6 58:27-1:36:23 - Top 5: Films of FS Era cont. 1:36:23-1:41:28 - Close MUSIC - Rio Bravo, Inside Llewyn Davis NOTES - MT winner: Ian Keiser LINKS - Top 5 of Filmspotting Era - Zoller Seitz on Cinephiliacs <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:EpNHw9McqEU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 01, 2014
#499: Snowpiercer / Top 5 Magic Realism Moments / Mood Indigo
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If Filmspotting builds a Top 5 Magic Realism Moments in movies, will you come? With director Michel Gondry’s MOOD INDIGO currently in theatres and available on demand, Josh and Adam devote this week’s Top 5 to a subject that Gondry exploits to great effect, those moments when a director allows the rules of nature to be unseated by the fantastic. Plus, a review of Bong Joon-ho’s SNOWPIERCER, along with Josh’s take on Gondry's latest. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM714). 0:00-1:41 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:41-24:50 - Review: "Snowpiercer" Caleb Hawley, "Would You Even Try" 25:56-27:50 - Shutterstock 27:50-47:08 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 47:08-51:02 - Larsen Recs: "Mood Indigo" Caleb Hawley, "Crying Wolf" 51:52-56:44 - Donations / WBEZ Promo 56:44-1:29:09 - Top 5: Magic Realism Moments 1:29:09-1:36:41 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Caleb Hawley NOTES - MT Winner: Tad Hildum UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live - MUCH ADO at Illinois Shakes LINKS - Josh on "Snowpiercer" - Josh on "Mood Indigo" PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:2klb09K_Cmo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 18, 2014
#498: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / Top 5 Actors of the Future
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Are the days of treating franchise reboots as an inferior species of movie no more? Josh and Adam check in on the damned dirty apes of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the sequel to 2011's surprisingly successful — and surprisingly good — Apes restart. Plus, Filmspotting anoints the Top 5 Actors of the Future (2014 class), and Josh's take on Melissa McCarthy's TAMMY. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM) and Audible. 0:00-3:20 - Billboard / Squarespace3:02-31:50 - Review: "Dawn of the..."Bob Schneider, "Hop On The World"32:59-35:36 - Audible35:36-53:28 - Notes / Polls53:28-57:40 - Josh on "Tammy"Bob Schneider, "Unpromised Land"58:40-1:03:40 - Donations / SVU Promo1:03:40-1:37:51 - Top 5: Actors of the Future1:37:51-1:40:55 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Bob Schneider NOTES - Audible recs: Life Itself; Attempting Normal; Here and Now UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live - MUCH ADO at Ill. Shakespeare (Enter code FILM) LINKS - Josh's review of "Tammy" PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:1HqyCXqtQC0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 11, 2014
#497: Batman ('89) / Top 5 Films of 1989
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Josh and Adam really carpe the diem this week: they find the holy grail, ask out Diane Cort and fake orgasms at the Carnegie Deli — all on the hottest day of the year in Bed-Stuy. Get a Sacred Cow review of Tim Burton's BATMAN, plus the Top 5 Films of 1989. 0:00-3:02 - Billboard / Donations 3:02-35:28 - Sacred Cow: "Batman" (1989) Replacements, "I'll Be You" 36:32-47:24 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 47:24-1:06:04 - Top 5: Movies of 1989 Replacements, "Achin' To Be" 1:06:58-1:34:37 - Top 5: Movies of 1989 cont. 1:34:37-1:40:41 - Close MUSIC - The Replacements NOTES - MT winner: Rachael Lee UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live LINKS - 15 Reasons Burton's Batman Is Better... - Why Burton's Batman is still the best - Josh on "Batman" - MUCH ADO at Illinois Shakespeare (code FILM) PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:bSKfTqaiLKw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 04, 2014
#496: Top 5 Films of 2014 (So Far) / The Rover
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There are no instructions for building the perfect Top 5 Movies of the Year (So Far). You’ve got to do it yourself. At the midway point of the moviegoing year, Josh and Adam try their best to be master list builders. Plus, a review of David Michod's bleak THE ROVER, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM614). 0:00-1:38 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:38-18:03 - Top 5: Films of 2014 (So Far) Jack White, "Lazaretto" 19:13-21:07 - Shutterstock 21:07-32:51 - Notes / Polls 32:51-55:16 - Review: "The Rover" Jack White, "That Black Bat Licorice" 56:23-1:02:37 - Donations 1:02:37-1:28:23 - Top 5: Films of 2014 cont. 1:28:23-1:30:51 - Close MUSIC - Jack White UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live - Adam's Roger Ebert class LINKS - Josh on "The Rover" - Tobias on "Only Lovers Left Alive" - Edelstein on "Locke" - Patricia's Channing Tatum Fest - Transformers: The Premake PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:U0xjDP9Hk1s:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 27, 2014
#495: Night Moves / Top 5 Pacific Northwest Movies
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Adam and Josh review Oregon director Kelly Reichardt’s NIGHT MOVES with Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning, and also do some location scouting for this week’s Top 5 — Pacific Northwest Movies — while having some pie and, excuse me, a damn fine cup of coffee. 0:00-1:59 - Billboard / Donations 1:59-24:33 - Review: "Night Moves" Elliott Smith, "Angeles" 25:43-34:26 - Donations cont. 30:02-46:19 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 46:19-50:04 - AK on "X-Men," "Immigrant" 55:04-1:10:44 - Top 5: Pacific Northwest Movies Music: Elliott Smith, "Somebody That I Used To Know" 1:11:42-1:12:16 - SVU Promo 1:12:16-1:40:42 - Top 5: PNW Movies cont. 1:40:42-1:44:10 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Elliott Smith NOTES - MT winner: Michelle Besonen UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live - Adam's Roger Ebert class LINKS - Tim Grierson on Kelly Reichardt - Josh on "Night Moves" - Adam on "The Immigrant" - Adam on "X-Men" - Elliot Smith doc - AFI Doc Fest in D.C. PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fewb9eBK6sw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 20, 2014
#494: The Immigrant / Top 5 Immigrant Movies
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Josh and Michael Phillips — along with their respective gangs of New York — leave the Five Points for an exploration of immigration in the movies. They’ve got a review of James Gray’s THE IMMIGRANT, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard, and their Top 5 Immigrant Movies. Plus, recommendations for EDGE OF TOMORROW and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM614). 0:00-1:40 - Billboard / Shutterstock1:40-26:44 - Review: "The Immigrant"Music: Rodney Crowell, "Oh What a Beautiful World"27:51-30:02 - Shutterstock30:02-47:15 - Notes / Polls / "Fault in Our Stars"47:15-54:36 - "Edge of Tomorrow" / "How to Train Your Dragon 2"Music: Rodney Crowell, "The Long Journey Home"55:40-1:28:04 - Top 5: Immigrant Movies1:28:04-1:31:36 - Close BONUS CONTENT - None this week, sorry MUSIC - Rodney Crowell UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live - Adam's Ebert class LINKS - Chicken Wing Hunt at Siskel - Josh on "The Immigrant" - Adam on "The Immigrant" - "We Are the Best" passes - "The Rover" passes - Michael on "Fault in Our Stars" - Josh on "Edge of Tomorrow" PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:mNAlBWxqeUM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 13, 2014
#493: Maleficent / Top 5 Disney Villains
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Josh and The Dissolve’s Tasha Robinson may have to wait until Prince Adam returns in a week or two to lift the curse Tasha just put on this week’s Top 5: Disney Villains. Plus, the hosts weigh in on Angelina Jolie's interpretation of one of those classic Disney villains, MALEFICENT. If the horns fit... This episode is presented by Squarespace (code FILM) and Harry's (code filmspotting). 0:00-2:58 - Billboard / Harry's 2:58-27:06 - Review: "Maleficent" "Trust In Me," The Jungle Book 28:05-30:33 - Squarespace 30:33-38:08 - Notes / Massacre Theatre 38:08-50:08 - Top 5: Disney Villains "Who's Afraid of," Three Little Pigs 50:55-51:24 - SVU Promo 51:24-1:06:50 - Disney Villains cont. 1:06:50-1:09:39 - Close / Outtake BONUS CONTENT - Tasha's tat, X-Men, Maleficent spoilers NOTES - MT winner (actually): Nicholas Barner UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live - Adam's Roger Ebert class LINKS - Josh on "Maleficent" - Tasha on "Maleficent" - Christopher Redmond's Squarespace site - Tattoos on Sam's Tumblr PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:h7turdeBCyA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 06, 2014
#492: X-Men: Days of Future Past / Cannes Recap / Top 5 Movie Teams
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Josh and Michael put aside their petty differences for the good of humanity — and the show — when they share their Top 5 Movie Teams. Plus, Michael's report from Cannes and a review of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, a movie that begins in the future, mostly takes place in the past and has more mutants than Patrick Stewart can shake a stick at. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM514). 0:00-1:25 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:25-19:51 - Review: "X-Men: Days of..." Sam Roberts Band, "Shapeshifters" 20:58-23:11 - Shutterstock 23:11-38:20 - Cannes / Polls Sam Roberts Band, "We're All In..." 39:22-1:13:33 - Top 5: Movie Teams 1:13:33-1:15:47 - Close MUSIC - Sam Roberts Band UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live - Adam's Roger Ebert class LINKS - Michael's Cannes coverage - Josh's review of "X-Men" PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:rB8GtK28XMc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 30, 2014
#491: Godzilla / Top 5 Movie Tattoos (That We'd Get) / The Double
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Don’t tell their wives, but after taping this show, Josh and Adam split a bottle of Jack Daniels and got ink for all of the picks that made this week’s Top 5: Movie Tattoos (That We’d Get). Plus, Larsen Recommends THE DOUBLE starring Jesse Eisenberg and critic David Ehrlich phones in to rave about GODZILLA. 0:00-1:33 - Billboard / Donations 1:33-16:06 - Review: "Godzilla" Archie Powell, "Holes" 17:09-23:41 - Notes / Mass. Theatre 23:41-29:09 - Larsen Recs: "The Double" Archie Powell, "Tattoo My Brain" 30:02-30:37 - SVU Promo 30:37-1:10:00 - Top 5: Movie Tattoos 1:10:00-1:13:25 - Close / Outtake BONUS CONTENT - Nothing this week, sorry MUSIC - Archie Powell & The Exports NOTES - MT winner: Patrick Maddigan UPCOMING - Filmspotting #500 Live - Adam's Roger Ebert class LINKS - David Ehrlich's Twitter - Ehrlich on "Godzilla" - Neon Genesis Evangelion - Josh on "Godzilla" - Josh on "The Double" - Sam's Tumblr (w/ Tattoos!) PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:eVEPRGTBz-k:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 23, 2014
#490: Locke / Top 5 Car Scenes
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Josh and Adam celebrate their Top 5 Car Scenes by lip syncing the entirety of Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody." Plus, a review of LOCKE starring Tom Hardy... and his SUV. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM). 0:00-1:24 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:24-26:59 - Review: "Locke" War on Drugs, "Eyes to the Wind" 28:18-30:30 - Squarespace 30:30-42:15 - Notes / Poll 42:15-53:52- Top 5: Car Scenes War on Drugs, "Under the Pressure" 54:53-59:45 - Donations 59:45-1:21:07 - Top 5: Car Scenes cont. 1:21:07-1:23:57 - Close MUSIC - The War on Drugs NOTES - Mark's recommended Twitter handles: @Fuzzytypewriter, @JurassicAlien and @PlainLabelPodcast LINKS - Josh's review of "Locke" - Filmspotting #500 Live - Tattoos on Sam's Tumblr - Adam's Roger Ebert class - Dance of Death scene breakdown PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:mi8PArf9jhM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 16, 2014
#489: 2014 Summer Movie Preview / Blue Ruin
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Adam's Top Most Anticipated Summer Movies boasts a collective budget that might cover a week of catering on the set of "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Does Josh go for a little more mainstream fare? Plus, Steve Prokopy aka Capone from Ain't it Cool News drops by to preview the Chicago Critics Film Festival and discuss the new indie revenge thriller BLUE RUIN. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM514). 0:00-1:50 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:50-18:55 - Top 5: Summer Movies, Pt. 1 Ray LaMontagne, "Drive In Movies" 19:53-21:54 - Shutterstock 21:54-29:43 - Massacre Theatre 29:43-38:14 - Chicago Critics Film Fest Preview 38:14-50:28- Review: "Blue Ruin" Ray LaMontagne, "Supernova" 51:36-54:18 - Donations / SVU Promo 54:18-1:10:42 - Top 5: Summer Movies, Pt 2 1:10:42-1:14:37 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Ray LaMontagne NOTES - MT winner: Itzik Mintz LINKS - Vulture Summer Preview - Josh's review of "Blue Ruin" - Chicago Critics Film Festival - Carano's voice altered for "Haywire" - Itzik's Chasing Roger site PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:kXMwwpTFyB0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 09, 2014
#488: Top 5 Films of 1991 / My Own Private Idaho / Amazing Spider-Man 2
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Adam bites his tongue to avoid making any "Hudson Hawk" jokes as he and Josh go back to their high school days for a countdown of the Top 5 Films of 1991, inspired by a Sacred Cow discussion of Gus Van Sant's Shakespeare-inspired MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO. Plus, a conversation with the artistic director of Illinois Shakespeare, and a few thoughts on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. 0:00-2:28 - Billboard / Donations 2:28-31:30 - "My Own Private Idaho" Matthew Sweet, "Nothing Lasts" 32:32-39:35 - Polls 39:35-47:21 - Spidey 2 vs. Capt. America 2 47:21-59:09 - Interview: Kevin Rich Matthew Sweet "Girlfriend" 1:00:24-1:00:54 - SVU Promo 1:00:54-1:29:23 - Top 5: 1991 Movies 1:29:23-1:32:32 - Close / Outtake BONUS CONTENT - "Under the Skin" spoilers MUSIC - Matthew Sweet LINKS - Chicago Critics Film Festival - Josh on "My Own Private Idaho" - Illinois Shakespeare - Adam's movie starring Kevin - Josh on "Spider-Man 2" - Adam on "Winter Soldier" - Josh on Winter Soldier" - D'Angelo on "Barton Fink" - Brody on "Under the Skin" PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:EK9sOUewi_s:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 02, 2014
#487: Only Lovers Left Alive / Top 5 Things From Space / Under The Skin
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Filmspotting comes in peace, even if its Top 5 list does not. Your hosts consider their favorite cinematic Things From Space (That Came To Destroy Us). Plus, a review of Jim Jarmusch's latest starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as a centuries-old vampire couple, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, and Josh's thoughts on UNDER THE SKIN. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM414) . 0:00-1:42 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:42-30:41 - Review: "Only Lovers Left Alive" Music: EMA, "So Blonde" 27:50-30:16 - Shutterstock 30:16-40:43 - Massacre Theatre / Chicago Critics Film Festival 40:43-47:48 - “Under the Skin” Music: EMA, "When She Comes" 47:48-52:03 - Donations 52:03-1:24:23 - Top 5: Things From Space 1:24:23-1:27:00 - Close MUSIC - EMA NOTES - MT winner: Scott Salvotti LINKS - Josh's "Only Lovers" review - Chicago Critics Film Festival - Josh's "Under the Skin" review - New Cult Canon: "They Live" PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:S8yy5pjts7M:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 26, 2014
#486: Top 5 Performances by Non-Professionals / Joe / Mistaken for Strangers
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Filmspotting has been making radio for almost 10 years as amateurs, so Adam and Josh should have an insight or two on the folks who make their Top 5 Performances by Non-Professionals — people who made a prominent acting debut without the benefit of experience (or maybe with the benefit of no experience). Plus, a review of David Gordon Green's latest, JOE, starring Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan and scary-good non-pro Gary Poulter. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM414) and Squarespace (FILM). 0:00-3:02 - Billboard / Squarespace 3:02-30:41 - Review: "Joe" Black Lips, "Boys in the Wood" 31:48-35:02 - Shutterstock 35:02-45:16 - Polls / Notes 45:16-54:59 - 3 Recommendations Music: Black Lips, "Dandelion Dust" 55:56-58:34 - Donations / Promo 58:34-1:33:01 - Top 5: Performances by Non-Pros 1:33:01-1:36:07 - Close / Outtake BONUS CONTENT - Desert Island Directors Feedback MUSIC - Black Lips LINKS - Josh's review of JOE - "Adventures of Seamus Tripp" - Mistaken for Strangers - Finding Vivian Maier - Ernest and Celestine PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:OVASNqrPHec:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 18, 2014
#485: Top 5 Desert Island Directors / David Gordon Green & Tye Sheridan / Jonathan Glazer
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Adam feels a bit like he's returned from a desert island, which is exactly where he and Josh head for this week’s Top 5: Desert Island Directors. Which five directors’ filmographies would best distract them from a lifetime of isolation and solitude? Plus, a conversation with director David Gordon Green and actor Tye Sheridan about JOE, their new film starring Nicolas Cage, and Jonathan Glazer discusses his acclaimed new movie UNDER THE SKIN with Scarlett Johansson. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM414). 0:00-1:36 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:36-33:06 - D.G. Green & Tye Sheridan Chuck Ragan, "Something May Catch Fire" 34:31-36:31 - Shutterstock 36:31-46:32 - Free Passes / Massacre Theatre 46:32-1:06:20 - Jonathan Glazer Chuck Ragan, "Wake With You" 1:07:26-1:18:07 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:18:07-1:54:27 - Top 5: Desert Island Directors 1:54:27-1:56:53 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Chuck Ragan NOTES - MT winner: Dave Bjorling - Desert Island winner: Mike Estey LINKS - "Rough South of Larry Brown" Clip - "Railway Man" Passes - (code FILMSP1SGT) - Adam's Roger Ebert course - MediCinema Charity - Buzzfeed: Which Classic Movies...? - Forum: Events & Meetups PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:N0zZTryae-g:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 11, 2014
#484: Nymphomaniac / Captain America: Winter Soldier / Top 5 Sex-Obsessed Characters
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Michael and Josh try and avoid embarrassing flashbacks to their adolescence when they get into this week’s Top 5: Sex-Obsessed Characters, inspired by the new film from director Lars Von Trier — NYMPHOMANIAC —which comes to theaters in two parts and features Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård. Plus, Michael's take on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. 0:00-1:34 - Billboard / Donations 1:34-20:39 - Review: "Nymphomaniac" Kevin Drew, "Good Sex" 21:56-23:04 - "Railway Man" Passes 23:04-30:36 - Polls / Notes 30:36-36:32 - "The Winter Soldier" Kevin Drew, "Body Butter" 37:53-1:10:56 - Top 5: Sex-Obsessed Characters 1:10:56-1:14:58 - Close MUSIC - Kevin Drew LINKS - Josh on "Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1" - Josh on "Nymphomaniac: Vol. 2" PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:QP5y93i5yGs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 04, 2014
#483: Noah / Top 5 Movie Boats
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Hope you’ve got your sea legs for this week’s show as Josh and Michael Phillips count down their Top 5 Movie Boats, a list inspired by the first famous boat — Noah’s Ark, which returns to movie screens in Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH with Russell Crowe. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM). 00-2:00 - Billboard / Squarespace 2:00-21:27 - Review: "Noah" Dr. Dog, "The Truth" 22:29-23:49 - Squarespace 23:49-32:31 - Massacre Theater / Notes 32:31-46:32 - Top 5: Movie Boats Dr. Dog, "Distant Light" 47:27-51:29 - Donations / SVU Promo 51:29-1:08:26 - Top 5: Boats cont. 1:08:26-1:14:48 - Close MUSIC - Dr. Dog NOTES - MT winner: Daniel Lapinski LINKS - Ebertfest - Josh on "Noah" - David L. Williams' website - Rob from Perth's literacy initiative - Rob's campaign - Rob's website PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:J0eFvBLDc7w:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 28, 2014
#482: Enemy / Top 5 Actor-Director Pairs / Muppets Most Wanted
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Jake Gyllenhaal tests his acting chops against… Jake Gyllenhaal, in this week's review of the new psychological thriller ENEMY, Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up to 2013's PRISONERS - and his second film in a row with Jake Gyllenhaal. Plus, Josh and Michael present their choices in this week's TOP 5: ACTOR-DIRECTOR PAIRS and discuss MUPPETS MOST WANTED. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM314). 00-1:27 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:27-16:31 - Review: "Enemy" Hermann, "The Dream," "Vertigo" 17:28-19:25 - Shutterstock 19:25-24:15 - Poll 24:15-35:04 - Review: "Muppets Most Wanted" Elfman, Main Titles, "Edward Scissorhands" 35:50-39:31 - Donations 39:31-1:14:45 - Top 5: Actor-Director Pairs 1:14:45-1:17:31 - Close LINKS - Josh on "Enemy" - Slate spoiler article on Enemy - Doug Boyles' website PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:kLSCpeHvMBU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 21, 2014
#481: Grand Budapest Hotel / Top 5 Wes Anderson Scenes
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Wes Anderson takes such care with each frame that it would be easy to choose five favorite moments from any one of his films. But Josh and Michael Phillips gave themselves a much bigger challenge: they strolled the grounds of Rushmore, walked the halls of the Tenenbaum mansion, and went five fathoms deep in Steve Zissou's sub to come up with their TOP 5 WES ANDERSON SCENES. Plus, a review of the director's latest, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM314) and Squarespace (FILM3). 00-3:26 - Billboard / Squarespace 3:26-29:03 - Review: "Grand Budapest Hotel" Nico, "These Days" 29:54-31:58 - Shutterstock 31:58-37:51 - Alain Resnais 37:51-41:55 - Massacre Theatre 41:55-1:00:18 - Top 5: Anderson Scenes Ramones, "Judy is a Punk" 1:01:15-1:01:49 - Filmspotting: SVU Promo 1:01:49-1:24:58 - Top 5: Anderson Scenes cont. 1:24:58-1:27:58 - Close MUSIC - Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack NOTES - MT winner: Sam Birchman LINKS - Josh on "Grand Budapest" - Adam on "Grand Budapest" - Anny Gomes' website PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Cm6ELDfM9hY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 14, 2014
#480: Groundhog Day / Top 5 Harold Ramis Moments
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CADDYSHACK, STRIPES, GHOSTBUSTERS… as an actor, a writer and a director, Harold Ramis left an indelible mark on the last three decades of movie comedies. Josh and Michael Phillips honor the passing of the Chicago native with their Top 5 Ramis Moments. Plus, a Sacred Cow review of arguably his defining work, GROUNDHOG DAY. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM314). 00-1:37 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:37-24:32 - Sacred Cow: "Groundhog Day" Stephen Malkmu...,"Chartjunk" 25:23-27:37 - Shutterstock 27:37-38:52 - Oscars Recap 38:52-44:51 - Polls / Notes Stephen Malkmus..., "Lariat" 45:56-48:09 - Donations 48:09-1:20:27 - Top 5: Ramis Moments 1:20:27-1:23:51 - Close MUSIC - Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks LINKS - Michael on Harold Ramis - Mark Caro's Ramis obit - Josh on "Groundhog Day" - Josh at Festival of Faith and Writing PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Ps1LnXP-dOY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 07, 2014
#479: 2014 Oscars Preview with Kyle Buchanan / Blazing Saddles
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Filmspotting recruits Kyle Buchanan, senior editor at New York Magazine's Vulture, to get the inside scoop on this weekend's Academy Awards. Plus, Adam and Josh celebrate the 40th anniversary of BLAZING SADDLES with a ‘Stampeding’ Sacred Cow review -- including authentic frontier gibberish! This episode is presented by Squarespace (code FILM2) 00-1:57 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:57-22:43 - "Blazing Saddles" "Let It Go," "Frozen" 23:32-26:32 - Squarespace 29:53-32:19 - Massacre Theatre 32:19-38:36 - Notes 38:36-56:53 - Oscar Picks Pt. 1 "The Moon Song," "Her" 57:44-1:01:36 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:01:36-1:32:18 - Oscar Picks Pt. 2 1:32:18-1:36:08 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - "Frozen," "Her"` NOTES - MT winner: Jake Sturdevant LINKS - Josh on "Blazing Saddles" - Kyle Buchanan Archive - Mad as Hell: The Making of Network... - Lee's "Best Picture" video essay - Joe Stracci's Kubrick project - Rebecca's Squarespace site PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:c54ypIPbVsA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 27, 2014
#478: The Lego Movie / The Wind Rises / Top 5 Miyazaki Characters
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Josh and Adam head to Toontown to discuss THE LEGO MOVIE and the latest, and reportedly last, film from Japanese animator/genius Hayao Miyazaki, THE WIND RISES. Plus, the Top 5 Miyazaki Characters. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM214) and Audible. 00-3:17 - Billboard / Audible 3:17-25:53 - Review: "Lego Movie" Langhorne Slim, "Wild Soul" 27:03-29:53 - Shutterstock 29:53-36:44 - Polls / Notes 36:44-54:43 - Review: "The Wind Rises" Langhorne Slim, "The Way We Move" 55:52-1:01:38 - Donations 1:01:38-1:26:59 - Top 5: Miyazaki Characters 1:26:59-1:31:05 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Langhorne Slim NOTES - Audible rec: "The Goldfinch" - Outtake note: Adam's son Holden says "The Lego Movie" was "awesome." LINKS - Josh on "The Lego Movie" - Lego: Bridge to Rouge City - Lego: Ruby Slippers - No-Face Scene by Scene PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:cufyeznA1Mw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 21, 2014
#477: Philip Seymour Hoffman Tribute (Top 5 Scenes)
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Be honest and unmerciful. Good advice for a budding rock critic. Also a fine description of the actor who spoke those lines. Filmspotting devotes this week's show to Philip Seymour Hoffman and his tragically short career as Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Hoffman Scenes. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM2). 00-1:25 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:25-21:24 - Top 5: Hoffman Scenes The Stooges, "Search and Destroy" 22:23-24:37 - Squarespace 24:37-30:54 - Massacre Theatre 30:54-38:14 - Polls / Notes 38:14-45:26 - Larsen Recommends The Hollies, "I'm Alive" 46:22-51:34 - Donations / SVU Promo 51:34-1:22:27 - Hoffman Scenes cont. 1:22:27-1:25:42 - Close MUSIC - "Pirate Radio," "Almost Famous" NOTES - MT winner: Josh Glover LINKS - Josh on The Monuments Men - Berger and Wyse site - Dave's LEGO site - Carol's Best Picture beer pairings - Adam on Tim's Vermeer PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:k1bPG5jkHVo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 13, 2014
#476: Life Itself / Top 5 Movies About Fame with Michael Phillips
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Josh, Adam and guest Michael Phillips avoid turning into Norma Desmond's driveway for this week's Top 5: Movies About Fame (Non-Hollywood Edition). Plus, the trio offers some thoughts on the new Steve James documentary about Roger Ebert, LIFE ITSELF, and last weekend’s tragic passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM214) and Warby Parker. 00-4:23 - Billboard / Warby Parker 1:48-16:32 - Review: "Life Itself" New Mendicants, "Out of the Lime" 28:26-30:37 - Shutterstock 30:37-37:42 - Massacre Theatre 37:42-47:03 - Polls 47:03-1:04:06 - Top 5: Movies About Fame, Pt. 1 New Mendicants, "By the Time it Gets Dark" 1:05:18-1:09:53 - Donations 1:09:53-1:35:03 - Movies About Fame, Pt. 2 1:35:03-1:38:51 - Close MUSIC - The New Mendicants NOTES - MT winner: Rick Muirragui, L.A. LINKS - Michael Phillips - Adam on Life Itself - Life Itself info - Josh on "The Great Beauty"  - Michael on "The Great Beauty" <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:PGvxiT1JiTI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 07, 2014
#475: 2014 Movie Preview (Pt. 2) / Broken Circle Breakdown
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Belgium: we have long loved you for your beer; we had no idea you were so into tattoos and bluegrass music. Or so Adam and Josh learned from watching THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, which recently earned an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Plus, Pt. 2 of Filmspotting's 2014 Movie Preview, focusing on the Top 5 Most Anticipated Performances of the Year aka 'How Many Movies is Michael Fassbender Starring In'. 00-2:17 - Billboard / Donations 1:48-16:32 - Top 5: 2014 Ant. Performances Beck, "Blue Moon" 17:50-18:20 - Filmspotting: SVU Promo 18:20-26:22 - Massacre Theatre 26:22-41:06 - Polls / Notes 41:06-1:04:47 - Review: "Broken Circle..." Townes Van Zandt, "If I Needed You" 1:05:50-1:16:17 - Donations 1:48-16:32 - Top 5: 2014 Ant. Performances cont. 1:34:24-1:37:14 - Close MUSIC - Beck - Townes Van Zandt NOTES - MT winner: Pat Galvin LINKS - Broken Circle Breakdown - Great Chicken Wing Hunt - Brewer's Black Lodge Video video - Chris in Cambridge's blog - Film Dispenser podcast - "Joe" Trailer - (Bonus) Riseborough in Shadow Dancer - Josh's "Broken Circle" review PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:zpD70UgDf1M:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 31, 2014
#474: Wolf of Wall Street vs. American Hustle / 2014 Movie Preview / Oscar Talk
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Adam and Josh do a bit of looking behind -- and a bit of looking ahead this week. First, a showdown of sorts over two newly-minuted Best Picture nominees: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and AMERICAN HUSTLE. Plus, the Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014. This episode is presented by Squarespace (use code FILM1). 00-1:48 - Billboard / Squarespace1:48-37:40 - Review: "Wolf of Wall Street" vs. "American Hustle"Music: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, "Goldfinger"38:45-41:26 - Sponsor: Squarespace41:26-49:15 - Massacre Theatre49:15-1:11:16 - Polls / Oscar Nominations / NotesMusic: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, "People Don't Get What They Deserve"1:12:25-1:19:40 - Donations1:19:40-1:44:54 - Top 5: Anticipated Films of 20141:44:54-1:48:02 - Close MUSIC - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings NOTES - MT winner: Dave Spaulding LINKS - Josh's Wolf of Wall Street review - Josh's American Hustle review - Brandon's Squarespace site - Josh Broder on The Moth PARTNERS - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:rKPY5SMRECc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 24, 2014
#473 Live: 2013 Wrap Party From Mayne Stage
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With Filmspotting's best films of the year safely in the books - and, per tradition, etched in stone - Josh and Adam take a final look at the year in film, live from Mayne Stage in Chicago. Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune joins the panel to share 2013's best performances, scenes and more. This episode is presented by Squarespace (use code FILM1). :00-1:25 - Billboard 1:25-6:29 - Opening Scenes 6:29-12:51 - Scene Stealers 12:51-20:18 - Shot of the Year 20:18-26:22 - Thing We Learned 26:22-32:41 - Golden Brick Award Music: Abraham Levitan, Seg. 1 Recap 33:57-36:48 - Sponsor: Squarespace 36:48-44:35 - Massacre Theatre Live! 44:35-50:39 - Poll: Mr. Anderson Edition 50:39-57:13 - Performance in a Bad Movie 57:13-1:06:09 - Supp. Performance 1:06:09-1:16:26 - Lead Performance 1:16:26-1:31:42 - Scene of the Year / Listener Picks Music: Abraham Levitan, Seg. 2 Recap 1:31:42-1:42:57 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Abraham Levitan LINKS - Michael Phillips - Brian's Dough Squarespace site <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:c1ZbpZb_MBU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 17, 2014
FS Revisited: Raiders of the Lost Ark / Top 5 Films of 1981
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With Josh and Adam off furiously prepping for their Jan. 11 live show, it's time for another Filmspotting Revisited featuring a Sacred Cow discussion of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and the Top 5 Films of 1981. Original air date: Sept. 14, 2012 Filmspotting Revisited 0:00-31:33 - Sacred Cow: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (w/ Michael Phillips)Music: Sheena Easton, "For Your Eyes Only"32:21-56:05 - Top 5 Films of 1981 MUSIC Sheena Easton <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:4ot0VlkaM_M:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 13, 2014
FS Fix: Her / Inside Llewyn Davis
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Reviews of Spike Jonze's HER and the Coen Bros. latest, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:--ciA8zt8D8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 02, 2014
#472 (Pt. 2): Top 10 Films of 2013
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His name is Josh Larsen, and he believes in fitness. And Michael Bay. PAIN & GAIN and FRUITVALE STATION debates, plus HER love, dominate Pt. 2 of Filmspotting's Top 10 Films of 2013 -- with guests Scott Tobias (The Dissolve) and Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune). Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 00-1:05 - Billboard 1:05-47:55 - Picks #5-3 Skrillex, "Ride Home" Shane Carruth, "A Young Forest..." 49:36-58:16 - Polls 58:16-1:23:32 - Picks #2-1 1:23:32-1:26:39 - Close MUSIC - Scores curated by Sam Smith LINKS - Scott Tobias - Michael Phillips <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:t2FIW40PyQs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 25, 2013
#472 (Pt. 1): Top 10 Films of 2013
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4 critics, 20 picks, 79 minutes... it must be time for Filmspotting's Top 10 Films of 2013 roundtable with guests Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune and Scott Tobias from The Dissolve. 00-1:47 - Billboard / SVU Promo 1:47-35:46 - Picks #10-8 Music: Lucero, "Mud" 36:56-43:28 - Donations Music: Thomas Newman, "Side Effects" 43:28-50:40 - Massacre Theatre 50:40-54:05 - O'Toole, Fontaine / Notes 54:05-1:17:14 - Picks #7-6 1:17:14-1:19:32 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Scores curated by Sam Smith NOTES - MT winner: Erin Perry LINKS - Why Spring Breakers is movie of the year - Let The Fire Burn PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:8IzTQgbP8qQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 20, 2013
#471: Top 5 2013 Surprises & Disappointments / Out of the Furnace
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The year-end onslaught continues with Filmspotting's 2013 Surprises & Disappointments. Plus, a review of OUT OF THE FURNACE, with Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson... and the five finalists for the coveted Golden Brick Award. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM12). 00-1:40 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:40-22:17 - Review: "Out of the Furnace" Asthmaboy, "This City Has..." 23:31-25:41 - Sponsor: Squarespace 25:41-34:14 - Massacre Theatre 34:14-48:31 - Polls / 2013 Golden Bricks Asthmaboy, "Careful Where You..." 49:39-58:37 - Donations 58:37-1:22:57 - Top 5: Surprises & Disappointments 1:22:57-1:26:10 - Close BONUS CONTENT - Southern movies feedback MUSIC - Asthmaboy NOTES - MT winner: Peter Ryan, Somerville, MA LINKS - Josh's "Out of the Furnace" review LISTENER SITES - Michael Sajkowicz - Olivia Notter - Fernando Martinez PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:nNJBlKoImbo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 13, 2013
#470: Oldboy / Top 5 2013 Discoveries / Korean Marathon Awards
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The last time Adam and Josh dedicated a Top 5 to their favorite up-and-coming actors, Elizabeth Olsen made both lists coming off her great performance in 2011's "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Time for a new batch of potential stars as they name their Top 5 Discoveries of 2013. Plus, a review of Spike Lee's remake of the Chan-wook Park revenge tale OLDBOY, co-starring Olsen. This episode is presented by Audible and Shutterstock (FILM1213). 00-2:15 - Billboard / Audible 2:15-22:44 - Review: "Oldboy" Big Star, "September Gurls" 23:49-25:30 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 25:30-32:21 - Massacre Theatre 32:21-40:13 - Polls / Notes 40:13-55:24 - Korean Auteurs Awards Big Star, "The Ballad of El Goodo" 56:53-1:05:08 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:05:08-1:28:42 - Top 5: 2013 Discoveries 1:28:42-1:30:45 - Close MUSIC - Big Star NOTES - MT winner: Eli Bard - Audible rec: "Twelve Years a Slave" LINKS - 2013 Wrap Party on Jan. 11 - Josh's "Oldboy" review - "Life Itself" indiegogo campaign - Olivia Wilde on The Treatment - 2014 Marathons Lineup - Chris's "What I Reckon' blog - Paul's 3-IRON email PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:zdndk92Awj8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 06, 2013
2013 Golden Bricks Preview
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It’s that time when Filmspotting starts looking back on the year in film... So this Thanksgiving weekend, Josh and Adam announce their initial candidates for the Golden Brick Award, and revisit reviews of some films that flew a little under the radar in 2013. Among them, Sarah Polley’s STORIES WE TELL. 0:00-4:44 - 2013 Bricks: Short List 4:44-29:36 - "Stories We Tell" (5/23/13) Laura Marling, "I Was An Eagle" 30:40-48:10 - "Prince Avalanche" (8/23/13) Laura Marling "Master Hunter" 49:34-1:11:47 - "Act of Killing" (8/21/13) 1:11:47-1:14:11 - Close LINKS - List of Golden Brick candidates - COMING SOON <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fRZzwB43NN4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 28, 2013
#469: Nebraska / Top 5 Movies With Places In the Title / Tale of Two Sisters
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Josh and Adam travel through time and space to share their Top 5 Movies With Places In the Title. Yes, after almost 9 years, it seems they've officially run out of Top 5 ideas. Plus, a review of Alexander Payne’s latest, NEBRASKA, and the finale to the Korean Auteurs Marathon, A TALE OF TWO SISTERS. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM11). Tweet with a link to your new or existing Squarespace site for a chance to win great prizes. Just use hashtag #filmsquarespace. 00-1:38 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:38-23:59 - Review: "Nebraska" Howe Gelb, "The 3 Deaths of Lucky" 25:05-27:32 - Sponsor: Squarespace 27:32-32:52 - Massacre Theatre 32:52-36:44 - Polls 36:44-48:30 - Korean #6: "Tale of Two Sisters" Howe Gelb, "Picacho Peak" 49:57-52:33 - Donations / SVU Promo 52:33-1:15:24 - Top 5: Movies With Places... 1:15:24-1:17:55 - Close MUSIC - Howe Gelb NOTES - Alain Resnais is 91. - MT winner: Nate Downey LINKS - Josh's "Nebraska" review - Simple Jack and a butterfly - Spielberg on "Lawrence of Arabia" - P.T. Anderson on "Sierra Madre" LISTENER SITES - jvallero.squarespace.com - desantproductions.com - meganreillydesign.com PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:xXI-HXbjGOg:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 22, 2013
#468: Dallas Buyers Club / Top 5 Actor Transformations
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Inspired by the ultra-slimmed down Matthew McConaughey and a transgendered Jared Leto, Josh and Adam review DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and share their Top 5 Actor Transformations. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM1113). :00-1:33 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:33-19:48 - Review: "Dallas Buyers Club" Music: Midlake, "It's Going Down" 21:02-23:08 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 23:08-29:40 - Massacre Theatre 29:40-37:44 - Polls / Notes 37:44-50:06 - Top 5: Actor Transformations Music: Midlake, "Antiphon" 51:18-54:32 - Donations 54:32-1:11:33 - Top 5: Actor Transformations cont. 1:11:33-1:14:21 - Close MUSIC - Midlake NOTES - MT winner: Kristen Roath LINKS - Josh's "Dallas Buyers Club" review - John Sayles Dissolve Q&A - Carl's Halloween movie PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:RJbk6nWwtEE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 15, 2013
#467: Blue Is the Warmest Color / Top 5 Sexual Awakening Movies
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What’s more awkward: Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin hooking up with Mrs. Robinson, or Josh and Adam tackling their Top 5 Sexual Awakening Movies? Plus, a review of this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner -- and sexually explicit coming-of-age movie -- BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM11). Tweet with a link to your new or existing Squarespace site for a chance to win great prizes. Just use hashtag #filmsquarespace. :00-1:22 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:22-24:22 - Review: "Blue Is the.." Lily & Madeleine, "Come to Me" 24:22-27:38 - Sponsor: Squarespace 27:38-35:05 - Massacre Theatre 35:05-40:08 - Polls / Notes 40:08-51:20 - Top 5: Sexual Awakening Movies Lily & Madeleine, "Disappearing Heart" 52:55-58:03 - Donations / SVU Promo 58:03-1:13:55 - Sexual Awakening Movies cont. 1:13:55-1:16:47 - Close BONUS CONTENT - Nothing this week, sorry MUSIC - Lily & Madeleine NOTES - MT winner: Ken Pace, Woodland, CO - Fandor recommendation: The Color Wheel LINKS - Slant "Dogtooth" review - Josh on "Blue Is the..." PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Backstory <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5DXZMBh2YfA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 08, 2013
#466: 12 Years a Slave / Top 5 Movies Set in the South / Secret Sunshine
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Michael Phillips steps in for Adam to review one of the year’s most acclaimed films - director Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE, the movie which inspired this week’s Top 5 Movies Set in the South... Plus, Adam and Josh discuss the fifth film in their Korean Auteurs Marathon, SECRET SUNSHINE. This episode is presented by Audible and Shutterstock (FILM1113). :00-4:04 - Billboard / Audible 4:04-26:26 - Review: "12 Years a Slave" Lou Reed, "Satellite of Love" 27:51-29:43 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 29:43-36:31 - Massacre Theater 36:31-50:07 - Polls / Notes 50:07-1:12:54 - Marathon: "Secret Sunshine" Lou Reed, "Stephanie Says" 1:14:07-1:19:26 - Donations 1:19:26-1:49:18 - Top 5: Movies Set in the South 1:49:18-1:53:07 - Close MUSIC - Lou Reed NOTES - MT winner: Peter Boyd LINKS - Josh's on "12 Years a Slave" - Mukii/"Yellow Fever" site - REEL Recovery Film Fest - Criticwire: Off-Camera Info - Why 'Mud' Is the Best Southern Film... - #151: Birth of a Nation - #125: Harlan County, USA PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:L6Ky8zJZomM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 01, 2013
#465: The Exorcist / The Chaser / Top 5 Terrifying Characters (2012)
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Josh and Adam get into the Halloween spirit with a Sacred Cow discussion of 1973’s THE EXORCIST. William Friedkin’s horror classic turns 40 this year. They also revisit their Top 5 Terrifying Characters from last fall, and continue their look at contemporary Korean cinema with 2008's THE CHASER. This episode is presented by Squarespace (FILM10). :00-1:29 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:29-30:11 - Sacred Cow: "The Exorcist" Mike Oldfield, "Tubular Bells" 30:56-33:12 - Sponsor: Squarespace 33:12-46:28 - Korean #4: "The Chaser" Bernard Herrmann, "The Rainstorm" 47:35-47:56 - SVU Promo 47:56-1:19:42 - Top 5: Terrifying Characters 1:19:42-1:22:12 - Close MUSIC - The Exorcist, Psycho NOTES - LINKS - Laurence's Squarespace site - Top 5 Terrifying Characters PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:1LH43IM39EY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 25, 2013
#464: Captain Phillips / Top 5 Hostage Movies
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Adam and Josh discuss CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, the new film from director Paul Greengrass, starring Tom Hanks. Plus, here's the deal: You give them your attention, they'll give you their Top 5 Hostage Movies. This show is presented by Shutterstock (FILM1013). :00-1:40 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:40-18:44 - Review: "Captain Phillips" Music: Richard Buckner, "Surrounded" 20:14-22:02 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 22:02-28:49 - Massacre Theatre 28:49-39:26 - Polls / Notes 39:26-50:57 - Top 5: Hostage Movies Music: Richard Buckner, "Lean-To" 52:02-57:08 - Donations 57:08-1:10:45 - Hostage Movies cont. 1:10:45-1:13:52 - Close MUSIC - Richard Buckner NOTES - MT winner: Jefferson Hyde LINKS - Josh's review of "Captain Phillips" - Adam goes long on "Gravity" - "Strongman" doc - #278: High & Low - #430: Die Hard Sacred Cow PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Duhp_pPk26U:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 18, 2013
#463: Gravity / Top 5 Movie Themes
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Herrmann, Steiner, Williams, Morricone, Bernstein… musical heavyweights battle for top 5 primacy this week as Filmspotting shares their favorite Movie Themes. Joining Josh and Adam is movie score fanatic Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune. Plus, their review of GRAVITY, the acclaimed new sci-fi film from Alfonso Cuarón. This show is presented by Squarespace (FILM10). :00-1:41 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:41-28:02 - Review: "Gravity" Apollo 13, Main Theme 29:11-32:28 - Sponsor: Squarespace 32:28-38:58 - Massacre Theatre 38:58-45:30 - Polls 41:20-1:00:14 - Top 5: Movie Themes Magnificent Seven, Theme 1:01:24-1:05:54 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:05:54-1:29:57 - Movie Themes cont. 1:29:57-1:33:32 - Close MUSIC - Apollo 13, Magnificent Seven NOTES - MT winner: Ben Haworth LINKS - Michael Phillips - Josh's review of "Gravity" - Adam on "Gravity" and gender - Al's Squarespace site: Royal Pains PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:zlCtMU850Hc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 11, 2013
#462: Chicago Film Fest Preview / I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK / Don Jon
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Josh and Adam preview the Chicago International Film Festival, which begins Oct. 10, by sharing their Top 5 Most Anticipated CIFF Movies. Plus, the third film in Filmspotting's Korean Auteurs Marathon, I'M A CYBORG, BUT THAT'S OK, and Larsen Recommends: DON JON. This show is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM1013) and Audible. :00-3:21 - Billboard / Audible 3:21-25:17 - Top 5: Chicago Film Festival Preview Music: Califone, "Stitches" 26:31-28:54 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 28:54-36:08 - Massacre Theatre 36:08-41:20 - Polls 41:20-46:02 - Larsen Recommends: "Don Jon" Music: Califone, "Frosted Tips" 47:18-52:09 - Donations 52:09-1:09:12 - Korean #3: "I'm A Cyborg..." 1:09:12-1:12:28 - Close MUSIC - Califone NOTES - MT winner: Tommy Rylander - Audible Recs: A Wilderness of Error I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan LINKS - Josh's review of "Don Jon" - Ron's Shutterstock video - Filmspotting Mugs PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:1wngEZs7dXc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 04, 2013
#461: Short Term 12 / Top 5 Films of 1993 / Woman on the Beach
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Adam resists the urge to spend the whole show quoting "Tombstone" as he and Josh share their Top 5 Films of 1993, part of Filmspotting's year-by-year countdown series. Plus, a review of the new indie drama SHORT TERM 12, starring Brie Larson, and the Korean Auteurs Marathon continues with Hong Sang-soo’s WOMAN ON THE BEACH. :00-1:47 - Billboard / Donations 1:47-21:13 - Review: Short Term 12 Michael Nyman "The Heart Asks..." 21:54-27:51 - Massacre Theatre 27:51-38:43 - Polls / Notes 38:43-58:11 - Woman on the Beach John Williams "Jurassic Park" (Theme) 59:07-1:04:05 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:04:56-1:41:44 - Top 5: Movies of 1993 1:41:44-1:44:24 - Close MUSIC - The Piano, Jurassic Park NOTES - MT winner: Kevin Ragland LINKS - Year-by-Year Lists - Filmspotting Marathons - "Money For Nothing: Inside the Fed... - Riley's movie: "Cult of Persuasion" - Josh on "Short Term 12" - Josh on "Woman on the Beach" - Adam on "The Piano" PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Vg3icB7ODNc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 27, 2013
#460: Sam Rockwell / 2001 Revisited / DVD Release Round-Up
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Sam Rockwell’s Chuck Barris may not have known how he felt about long-suffering girlfriend Penny, but listeners know exactly how they feel about Rockwell. Josh and Adam share results from their listener poll about their favorite Rockwell performance, plus Adam's quick chat with the actor about his new movie, "A Single Shot." Also, a DVD review round-up that should help you plan your next couple of movie nights, and Adam returns from his spacewalk to share some thoughts on "2001: A Space Odyssey." This show is presented by Audible and Squarespace (code FILM9). :00-2:51 - Billboard / Audible 2:51-21:51 - Poll Results / Interview: Sam Rockwell ason Isbell, "Stockholm" 23:30-25:58 - Sponsor: Squarespace 25:58-33:30 - Massacre Theatre 33:32-58:31 - Poll / 2001: Adam's Turn Jason Isbell, "Songs She Sang in the Shower" 1:00:05-1:02:29: Donations 1:02:29-1:26:11 - DVD Roundup 1:26:11-1:29:41 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Jason Isbell NOTES - MT winner: Brent Cronin, Seattle LINKS - Kabir's Squarespace site - Nightmares in Red, White and Blue - Related Show: #264 - Review: Moon PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:hrYwjC5JaLE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 20, 2013
#459: 2001: A Space Odyssey / Top 5 Kubrick Scenes
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Open the pod bay doors. Michael Phillips fills in for Adam on this week's mission: the Sacred Cow review of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Plus, the Top 5 Stanley Kubrick Scenes. This show is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM9) and Squarespace (code FILM9). :00-3:25 - Billboard / Squarespace 3:25-24:57 - Sacred Cow: "2001" Johann Strauss Jr., "The Blue Danube Waltz" 26:10-27:48 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 27:48-33:30 - Massacre Theatre 33:30-44:05 - Polls / Phillips on TIFF 2013 Beethoven, "Symphony No. 9, mov. 4" 45:12-45:49: Filmspotting: SVU Promo 45:49-1:11:46 - Top 5: Kubrick Scenes 1:11:46-1:17:08 - Close / Outtake / FSJr. MUSIC - 2001, A Clockwork Orange NOTES - MT winner: Dylan Cashbaugh, Los Angeles LINKS - Michael Phillips - Josh's review of "2001" - Dan's Squarespace Site PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ZAB902USmFY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 13, 2013
#458: Fall Movie Preview / The Grandmaster / 3-Iron
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Josh and Adam turn their attention to the change of season with their Top 5 Most Anticipated Fall Movies. Plus, a review of the new martial arts biopic THE GRANDMASTER from director Wong Kar-wai, and the first film in Filmspotting's six-part Korean Auteurs Marathon, 2004’s 3-IRON. :00-1:31 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:31-20:33 - Review: "The Grandmaster" Neko Case, "Man" 22:01-23:55 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 23:55-31:45 - Massacre Theatre 31:45-43:17 - Polls/Notes 43:17-1:00:18 - Korean Auteurs #1: 3-Iron Neko Case, "Night Still Comes" 1:01:57-1:07:04 - Donations 1:07:04-1:26:16 - Top 5: Fall Preview 1:26:16-1:31:05 - Close MUSIC - Neko Case NOTES - MT winner: Brian McCarthy LINKS - Korean Auteurs Lineup - Josh on "The Grandmaster" PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:AcIdK-qnQRA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 06, 2013
#457: Top 5 Elmore Leonard Characters / The World's End
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Filmspotting honors a writer by talking about the movies adapted from his books. A writer's nightmare? Perhaps. Adam and Josh pay tribute to Elmore Leonard, whose work inspired some great movie adaptations including "Get Shorty" and "Out of Sight." Plus, the guys drop in for a pint with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and company to discuss the latest from director Edgar Wright, "The World's End." :00-2:21 - Billboard / Donations 2:21-24:21 - Review: "The World's End" Bobby Womack, "Across 110th Street" 25:40-33:19 - Massacre Theatre 33:19-43:32 - Polls/Notes Us3, "Chili Hot" 44:45-45:23 - SVU Promo 45:23-1:13:59 - Top 5: Elmore Leonard Characters 1:13:30-1:16:18 - Close MUSIC - Get Shorty, Jackie Brown NOTES - MT winner: Chris Zois, Chicago LINKS - Before Trilogy at Siskel - Korean Auteurs Lineup - Josh on "The World's End" - Appreciating Elmore Leonard PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:3TCToOz0Mf0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 30, 2013
#456: Top 5 Nature Movies / Prince Avalanche / Fruitvale Station
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Josh and Adam round up their banjos, bows and arrows and irrational fear of sadistic mountain men in order to pull off this week's Top 5: Nature Movies. Plus, a discussion of David Gordon Green's PRINCE AVALANCHE, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, and your hosts each recommend a movie currently playing in limited release. This show is presented by Shutterstock (Use code: FILM 8). :00-1:48 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:48-4:57 - Death Match Poll 4:57-21:54 - Review: "Prince Avalanche" Plants and Animals, "The End of That" 23:14-25:11 - Shutterstock 25:11-27:51 - Adam: "Drinking Buddies" 27:51-33:47 - Massacre Theatre 35:20-40:43 - Poll Results: Summer Movies 40:43-44:27 - Josh: "Fruitvale Station" 44:27-47:09 - Notes Here We Go Magic, "How Do I Know" 48:48-53:57 - Donations 53:57-1:18:30 - Top 5: Nature Movies 1:18:30-1:21:44 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Plants and Animals, Here We Go Magic NOTES - MT winner: Kathy Zolli LINKS - Before Trilogy at Siskel - Josh on "Prince Avalanche" PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:2jo1vYvpeCA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 23, 2013
Review: The Act of Killing
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A standalone discussion of Joshua Oppenheimer's powerful new documentary "The Act of Killing," about Indonesian death squad leaders who re-stage their most infamous crimes as cinema. LINKS - Act of Killing Official Site - Josh on "Act of Killing" - Music Box showtimes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:I8kGcOMesPo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 22, 2013
#455: Elysium / Spectacular Now / Top 5 Dangerous Missions
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Inspired by Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM, Josh and Adam have one hour to complete their Top 5 Dangerous Missions, or else microscopic explosives will rupture their carotid arteries. Plus, Josh's take on the aptly named THE SPECTACULAR NOW. This show is presented by Audible. :00-2:03 - Billboard / Audible 1:34-22:52 - Review: "Elysium" "Tomorrow's Going to Be a Better Day" 24:01-27:26 - Audible 27:26-35:20 - Massacre Theatre 35:20-44:43 - Polls / Notes 44:43-49:30 - Josh on "Spectacular Now" "Do Unto Others" 54:03-59:12 - Donations 59:25-1:31:14 - Top 5: Dangerous Missions 1:31:14-1:37:18 - Close MUSIC - Billy Bragg NOTES - MT winner: Marcus Jelks LINKS - Josh on "Elysium" - Josh on "The Spectacular Now" - Woody Allen Pages - Pleasant Hill movie dome destroyed PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ed33eEDmvwI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 16, 2013
FS Revisited: Josh vs. Adam
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Take a not-so-friendly trip down Filmspotting memory lane... The Adam-Josh divide over "Prometheus" was fairly tame, but their first major disagreement set the table for the all-out blood feuds of "Argo" and "The Impossible." :00-1:00 - Billboard 1:00-15:32 - Review: "Prometheus" Music: "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" 16:45-34:27 - Review: "Argo" Music: "Street Fighting Man" 35:37-51:44 - Review: "The Impossible" 51:44-54:00 - Close <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:FPgJxRMbZuI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 09, 2013
#454: James Cromwell / Blue Jasmine / Top 5 Supp. Players in Lead Roles
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Mr. Lundegaard, we're just here to talk about this week's Top 5: Supporting Players in Lead Roles. The heck we mean? Like fer instance, Frances McDormand in FARGO. Plus, Adam’s chat with longtime supporting player James Cromwell about his starring role in the new film STILL MINE, and a review of Woody Allen's latest, BLUE JASMINE. All that, and the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips. This show is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM8) and Squarespace (code FILM8). :00-3:04 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:34-26:30 - Interview: James Cromwell Anat Cohen, "Anat's Dance" 22:31-24:03 - Shutterstock 24:03-33:13 - Massacre Theatre 33:13-42:21 - Polls / Notes 42:21-1:01:40 - Review: "Blue Jasmine" Anat Cohen, "La Vie en Rose" 1:02:57-1:05:38 - Pay The Dealer 1:05:38-1:48:10 - Top 5: Supp. Players/Lead Roles 1:48:10-1:54:18 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Anat Cohen NOTES - MT winner: Jeremy Kinney - Fandor recs: Neighboring Sounds, Zero Killed LINKS - Josh's review of "The Conjuring" - Ed's Squarespace site PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:UiQSrLnJ2uQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 02, 2013
#453: Pacific Rim / Top 5 Movie Robots
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Adam tries to convince Josh that he has no knowledge of Sarah Connor’s whereabouts -- whatever it takes to stay alive in order to share this week’s Filmspotting Top 5: Movie Robots. Plus, it's Kaiju vs. Jaeger in Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" ... Will it also be Kempenaar vs. Josh? This podcast is presented by Audible. :00-1:34 - Billboard / Audible 1:34-26:30 - Review: "Pacific Rim" Music: Daft Punk, "Beyond" 27:48-30:30 - Audible 30:30-38:02 - Massacre Theatre 38:02-47:48 - Polls / Notes 47:48-52:39 - In Memoriam: Dennis Farina Music: Daft Punk, "Within" 54:03-59:12 - Pay The Dealer 59:25-1:31:14 - Top 5: Movie Robots 1:31:14-1:37:18 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Daft Punk NOTES - MT winner: Bret Pippen - Audible recs: Zealot: Life and Times of Jesus... The Woody Allen Collection LINKS - "So It Goes" Magazine - Josh's review of "Pacific Rim" - "Moonrise Kingdom" cos-play PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:nMOe5akPoYs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 26, 2013
#452: Only God Forgives / Top 5 Anthology Films / ABCs of Death
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Matt Singer and Alison Willmore fill in on Original Recipe and invite 10 filmmakers to make their own short movies about each one of their Top 5 Anthology Films (available online). Plus, a discussion of the horror anthology "The ABCs of Death," and a trip to Bangkok to review "Only God Forgives," starring Ryan Gosling. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM7). :00-1:19 - Billboard 1:20-19:12 - Review: "Only God Forgives" Music: Cliff Martinez 20:29-22:08 - Shutterstock 22:23-36:40 - Review: "The ABCs of Death" 36:41-39:27 - Listener's Choices Music: Cliff Martinez 40:43-1:08:05 - Top 5 Anthology Movies 1:08:06-1:10:46 - Close MUSIC - Cliff Martinez LINKS - Top 5 Anthology Movies PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:AX_a_fc0oA4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 19, 2013
#451: Top 5 Films of 2013 (So Far)
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I got Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. In Greece... Adam does his best James Franco as he and Josh reveal their Top 5 Films of 2013 (So Far). Plus, the worst films of the year and more. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM7) and Squarespace (code FILM7). :00-3:15 - Billboard / Squarespace4:16-25:02 - Best of Year: Picks #5-4Music: Mikal Cronin, "Peace of Mind"26:12-27:54 - Shutterstock27:54-34:55 - Massacre Theatre34:55-46:57 - Polls / NotesMusic: Mikal Cronin, "Am I Wrong"48:25-53:58 - "Pay The Dealer"53:58-1:31:57 - Worst of / Best of Year: Picks #3-11:31:57-1:34:57 - Close MUSIC - Mikal Cronin NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Rob Haak LINKS - Dalton's Ebert eulogy - Josh's review of "Leviathan" PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:dOJx9LQi67g:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 12, 2013
FS Revisited: Blaxploitation
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Can you dig it? With the help of producer Sam Van Hallgren, Filmspotting revisits its recent six-week Blaxploitation Marathon, including discussions of "Shaft" and "Superfly." :00-1:00 - Billboard 1:00-14:44 - #1: "Shaft" Music: C.G. Cameron, "It's So Hard..." 15:53-30:24 - #2: "Superfly" 30:24-48:13 - #3: "Cooley High" Music: James Brown, "Down and Out..." 49:21-1:05:34 - Awards: "The Mayfields" 1:05:34-1:08:03 - Close   <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:HgEnHUTaY4s:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 05, 2013
#450: Man of Steel / Top 5 Christ Figures
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Michael Phillips is Filmspotting's savior this week, sitting in for Adam for a discussion of "Man of Steel" and a countdown of the Top 5 Movie Christ Figures. This show is presented by Audible and Squarespace (code Film 6). :00-4:16 - Billboard / Audible 4:16-23:27 - Review: "Man of Steel" Music: The Bookshop Band, "The Boxer" 24:41-26:18 - Shutterstock 26:18-31:05 - Gandolfini 31:05-36:16 - Massacre Theatre 36:16-43:28 - Polls / Notes Music: The Bookshop Band, "For an Ending" 44:44-1:13:59 - Top 5: Christ Figures 1:13:59-1:18:15 - Close MUSIC - The Bookshop Band NOTES - MT winner: Ben Richie LINKS - Josh's review of "Man of Steel" - Michael's Review of "Man of Steel" - Josh's piece on Christ figures at ThinkChristian.net - Of Pilgrims and Fire: When God Shows Up at the Movies PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Tt8a75cncaA:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 28, 2013
FS Revisited: Sight & Sound Top 10
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With Adam and Josh taking a little summer time off, Filmspotting revisits its Aug. 2012 episode revealing the hosts' Top 10 Greatest Films, with the help of regular contributor Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune). <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:sKVr9TJ-7mM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 24, 2013
#449: Before Midnight / Top 5 Americans Abroad
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On a whim, Josh and Adam stumble off a train together to see where things go with a (long) discussion of BEFORE MIDNIGHT. Then Filmspotting pops into a smoky Parisian cafe to share the Top 5 Americans Abroad. This podcast is presented by Audible and Shutterstock.com (use code FILM6). :00-3:03 - Billboard / Audible 3:03-41:49 - Review: "Before Midnight" Music: Ron Sexsmith, "If Only Avenue" 43:18-45:15 - Shutterstock 45:34-51:53 - Massacre Theatre 51:53-59:58 - Polls Music: Ron Sexsmith, "The Morning Light" 1:01:35-1:32:45 - Top 5: Americans Abroad 1:32:45-1:35:32 - Close MUSIC - Ron Sexsmith NOTES - MT winner: Michael Campbell LINKS - Josh's review of "Before Midnight" - Audible recs: Going Clear; The Dangerous Animals Club PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:p6pncCvB-iQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 14, 2013
Best Film You've Never Seen / Overlooked Movies
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Adam talks to Chicago writer Robert K. Elder about his new book, "The Best Film You’ve Never Seen," featuring interviews with Richard Linklater, Edgar Wright and 33 other directors talking about the movies they adore that have been critically reviled, forgotten or otherwise overlooked. Plus, replays of Adam's 2011 conversation with Elder and Filmspotting's Top 5 Overlooked Movies from 2012. :00-1:08 - Billboard 1:08-20:57 - "The Best Film You've Never Seen" (2013) Music: Archie Powell..., "Only So Much You Can Do" 22:09-55:37 - "The Film That Changed My Life" (2011) Music: Archie Powell..., "Great Ideas in Action" 56:46-57:20 - SVU Promo 57:35-1:24:30 - Top 5: Overlooked Movies (2012) 1:24:30-1:26:54 - Close MUSIC - Archie Powell & The Exports NOTES - Adam's schedule conflicted with recording a normal FS episode this week. LINKS - "Best Films" list on Letterboxd <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:yAy_bukQDD4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jun 07, 2013
#448: Top 5 Contemporary B&W Movies / Frances Ha
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In 1979, Diane Keaton was the quirky star of Woody Allen’s B&W love letter to New York City, "Manhattan." 35 years later, the city is the same -- and so is the black and white photography -- but the quirky star is Greta Gerwig, in director Noah Baumbach's "Frances Ha." Plus, the Top 5 Contemporary Black & White Films... Your analyst Donnie really wants you to listen. :00-1:12 - Billboard 1:12-21:32 - Review: "Frances Ha" Music: She & Him, "I've Got Your Number, Son" 22:44-31:34 - Massacre Theatre 31:34-37:54 - Polls / Notes Music: She & Him, "Turn to White" 39:00-47:41 - Donations 47:41-1:15:52 - Top 5: Contemporary B&W Movies 1:15:52-1:18:58 - Close MUSIC - She & Him NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Sean McDonnell LINKS - Josh's review of "Frances Ha" - Letterboxd: "Behind the Candelabra" - Johan's movie blog PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Bm7Cf-RkmBE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 31, 2013
#447: Star Trek Into Darkness / Top 5 Small Moments in Big Movies
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Despite the efforts of his old friend Khan, James T. Kirk is alive and well in the sequel to 2009’s successful relaunch of the Star Trek franchise. This week, Filmspotting boldly reviews "Star Trek Into Darkness". Plus, the Top 5 Small Moments in Big Movies. KHAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!! :00-1:26 - Billboard 1:26-25:59 - Review: "Star Trek Into Darkness" Music: Junip, "Line of Fire" 27:33-34:37 - Massacre Theatre 34:37-45:20 - Polls / Notes Music: Junip, "Your Life Your Call" 47:00-53:09 - Donations / SVU Promo 53:09-1:19:41 - Top 5: Small Moments in Big Movies 1:19:41-1:23:27 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Junip NOTES - MT winner: Chris Weiss LINKS - Josh's review of "Star Trek Into Darkness" - "Star Trek" on Letterboxd - Lynch's Calvin Klein ad PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:s2Tbv7Fz3c8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 24, 2013
Stories We Tell
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Filmspotting discusses Sarah Polley's autobiographical doc "Stories We Tell." <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ndI5xNyMYjM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 23, 2013
#446: The Great Gatsby / Top 5 Movies About the Rich
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This week Adam and Josh have their minds on the money and money on their minds. Inspired by Jay Gatsby’s return to the silver screen, they share their Top 5 Movies About the Rich and discuss Baz Lurhmann’s uh, re-imagining, of the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM5). :00-1:41 - Billboard / Shutterstock 1:41-25:02 - Review: "The Great Gatsby" Music: The Rubens, "My Gun" 26:34-28:48 - Shutterstock 28:48-36:49 - Massacre Theatre 36:49-48:45 - Polls / Notes Music: The Rubens, "The Best We Got" 50:06-1:00:22 - Donations 1:00:22-1:25:39 - Top 5: Movies About the Rich 1:25:39-1:29:44 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - The Rubens NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Shaun Lockhart LINKS - Josh's review of "The Great Gatsby" - Adam on "The Truman Show" - Josh on Letterboxd - Fandor - Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price - "Apartment 4E" on Netflix - "20:20 Vision" play in Bath, UK FS DOES DICAPRIO - Django Unchained - Inception - The Departed PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fNV6gthPqn0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 17, 2013
#445: Iron Man 3 / Top 5 Movie Geniuses
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Inspired by the brilliant mind of Tony Stark, Filmspotting crunches the numbers to come up with the Top 5 Movie Geniuses. Plus, a review of co-writer/director Shane Black's "Iron Man 3" and more. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM5) and Squarespace (code FILM5) :00-3:06 - Billboard / Squarespace3:06-25:04 - Review: "Iron Man 3"Music: Air Review, "Young" 26:47-28:15 - Shutterstock28:45-35:37 - Massacre Theatre35:37-45:33 - Polls / NotesMusic: Air Review, "Rebel" 47:07-54:20 - Donations / SVU PromoMusic: The Beatles, "In My Life"55:37-1:23:31 - Top 5: Movie Geniuses1:23:31-1:30:23 - Close / Filmspotting Jr. #4 MUSIC - Air Review LINKS - Adam on "Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - Korean Auteurs Marathon Options - Fandor: Of Dolls and Murder - Josh's review of "Iron Man 3" - fuse:chicago NOTES - Adam says: Actually, my preferred 2001 Best Picture winner was "In the Bedroom." - Adam says: I should have argued harder for how Shane Black plays with the 'optics of fear/heroism' in "Iron Man 3." It permeates the entire movie. - Massacre Theatre winner: Todd Hiller PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:5Hb9EHUji18:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 10, 2013
#444: 2013 Summer Movie Preview / Mud / Ophuls Awards
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In anticipation of the season’s first blockbusters, Josh and Adam reveal their Top 5 Most Anticipated Summer Movies. Plus, a review of "Mud," the latest from "Take Shelter" writer/director Jeff Nichols, and "The Dollies," recognizing the best of the Max Ophuls Marathon. This episode is presented by Audible. :00-1:49 - Billboard / Sponsor 1:49-23:57 - Review: "Mud" Music: Iron & Wine, "Singers and..." 25:20-27:54 - Audible 27:54-33:59 - Massacre Theatre 33:59-46:03 - Polls / Notes 46:03-1:05:48 - Ophuls Awards Music: Iron & Wine, "Sundown" 1:07:12-1:18:57 - Donations 1:18:57-1:40:43 - Top 5: Summer Preview 1:40:43-1:46:23 - Close / FS Jr. #3 BONUS CONTENT - Top 5 Neo-Noirs Feedback MUSIC - Iron and Wine NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Chris Roberts LINKS - Adam on "Place Beyond..." - Adam on "Jurassic Park" - Josh on "Mud" - Josh on "Pain and Gain" PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:cwx8QXKRKUw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
May 03, 2013
#443: Oblivion / Place Beyond the Pines / Top 5 Futuristic Movie Jobs
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Tom Cruise is assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources... and Michael Phillips and Tasha Robinson draw the plum gig of deciding whether "Oblivion" was worth all the resources put into it. Plus, your guest hosts weigh in on their Top 5 Futuristic Movie Jobs and spend a few minutes parsing "The Place Beyond the Pines." :00-1:11 - Billboard 1:12-19:19 - Review: "Oblivion" Music: David Bowie, "The Stars" 20:44-24:31 - Massacre Theatre 24:32-30:59 - Ebertfest 31:00-45:51 - Review: "Place Beyond..." Music: David Bowie, "Set the World on Fire" 47:06-1:14:33 - Top 5: Futuristic Movie Jobs 1:14:34-1:23:11 - Close / FS Jr. #2 MUSIC - David Bowie NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Alex Lanser - Why "I'm Not There" for a Malick-themed Massacre Theatre last week? It stars three Malick alums: Richard Gere, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett. Blanchett is in Malick's upcoming "Knight of Cups." RELATED SHOWS - #392: Top 5 Dystopias - #88: Top 5 Visions of the Future PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:W_tDSAxc3Tg:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 26, 2013
#442: To the Wonder / Top 5 Malick Scenes / Lola Montes
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This week's episode with Filmspotting's Top 5 Malick Scenes and a review of "To the Wonder" was recorded entirely at the magic hour. Plus, the final Max Ophuls Marathon movie, 1955's Lola Montes. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM4). :00-1:32 - Billboard / Sponsor 1:32-27:07 - Review: "To the Wonder" Music: Low, "So Blue" 28:51-31:22 - Shutterstock 31:22-37:29 - Massacre Theatre 37:29-43:56 - Polls / Notes 43:56-1:02:24 - "Lola Montes" Music: Low, "Waiting" 1:03:30-1:32:06 - Top 5: Malick Scenes 1:32:06-1:37:03 - Close / Filmspotting Jr. MUSIC - Low NOTES - MT winner: Jessica Greer LINKS - #71: "The New World" - Josh's "To the Wonder" review - Pantheon on Letterboxd PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:HEY8DD-6dHY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 19, 2013
#441: Farewell Ebert / Trance / Top 5 Neo-Noirs with Chris Harris
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Author Chris Harris ("The Big Clear") joins Adam and Josh for a trip to Chinatown and lots of other unsavory places for this week’s Filmspotting Top 5: Neo-Noirs. Plus, a review of Danny Boyle's art-world thriller "Trance" and a tribute to the late, great Roger Ebert. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM4). :00-1:21 - Billboard 1:21-18:00 - Farewell, Ebert Music: The Beatles, "I'll Be Back" 19:40-31:27 - Shutterstock 21:51-29:56 - Massacre Theatre 29:56-41:17 - Polls / Notes / Pantheon 41:17-53:57 - Review: "Trance" Music: Eels, "New Alphabet" 55:38-1:21:29 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:04:53-1:47:47 - Top 5 Neo-Noirs 1:47:04-1:51:36 - Close MUSIC - Eels NOTES - MT winner: Ben Flanagan LINKS - "The Big Clear" - Harris Blog on Neo-Noir - Josh's review of "Trance" - Ebert on "Blue Velvet" - Ebert on "Dead Poet's Society" - Ebert's letter to Dana Stevens - Chicago Critics Film Festival - Pantheon on Letterboxd - New Cult Canon: "Brick" PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:QkhKZnNVTXo:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 12, 2013
#440: Evil Dead ('81) / Top 5 Tracking Shots / Earrings of Madame de...
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This week, Josh and Adam take the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips through the special kitchen entrance to the best seats in the house for the Filmspotting Top 5: Tracking Shots. Plus, a Sacred Cow review of Sam Raimi’s 1981 horror classic "The Evil Dead" and the majestic third Max Ophuls' Marathon film, "The Earrings of Madame de..." This episode is presented by Squarespace (code FILM4) and Audible. :00-4:14 - Billboard / Audible 1:19-28:37 - Review: "The Evil Dead" ('81) Music: David Ford, "Isn't It Strange" 30:01-31:27 - Squarespace 33:31-40:25 - Massacre Theatre 40:38-52:22 - Polls / Notes 52:22-1:12:32 - Ophuls #3: "Earrings of Madame de..." Music: David Ford, "Moving On" 1:13:57-1:21:29 - Donations Music: David Ford, "Go to Hell" 1:22:19-2:03:29 - Top 5: Tracking Shots 2:03:04-2:07:11 - Close / Outtake BONUS CONTENT - Nothing this week, sorry! MUSIC - David Ford NOTES - Audible recs: Lush Life, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Life Itself - Massacre Theatre winner: Carmen Nowka LINKS - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune - Josh's review of "The Evil Dead" - FS #62: "Evil Dead 2" - Chicago Critics Film Festival - David Ford's "Go To Hell" video - Hitchcock's "Young and Innocent" - Eye Twitch - FS #339: Top 5 Long Takes - FS #419: Room 237 PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:nb0YOjKB9JY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Apr 05, 2013
#439: Spring Breakers / Top 5 Turning Over a New Leaf Movies
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Look at my episode! Look at my episode! I got... reviews of Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers." Hosts disagreeing. I got... Top 5 Turning Over a New Leaf Movies. Some are even better than "Scarface," which I got on repeat. Constantly, y'all. I even got contenders for the Filmspotting Pantheon. All different genres. Comedies. Foreign Language. Weird David Lynch. American Dream, y'all. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM3). :00-1:19 - Billboard / Sponsor Music: Kid Dakota, "Winter Without You"" 30:01-31:27 - Shutterstock 31:27-38:53 - Massacre Theatre 37:00-49:34 - Polls / Notes 49:34-1:02:54 - Spring Cleaning: Pantheon Music: Kid Dakota, "Pairin' Off" 1:04:07-1:10:08 - Donations 1:10:08-1:39:04 - Top 5: ...New Leaf Movies 1:39:04-1:43:09 - Close MUSIC - Kid Dakota NOTES - Josh was right. Grave of the Fireflies and Vertigo are the two movies we've added to the Pantheon. - Massacre Theatre winner: Tiba Ford LINKS - Josh's review of "Spring Breakers" - Pantheon on Letterboxd - Adam's Pantheon contenders on Letterboxd - FS #375: Movies About Redemption - FS #130: Movies About Starting Over PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:MMckSHCoQHI:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 29, 2013
#438: Top 5 Movie Religious Figures / Beyond the Hills / La Ronde
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Filmspotting kisses the ring of their Top 5 Movie Religious Figures... And if "The Last Exorcism: Part II" didn’t satisfy your desire for religious horror, you won’t have to wait for Part III. Romania offers its own spin on the genre with "Beyond the Hills." Plus, hop into the sack for the second Max Ophuls Marathon film, "La Ronde." This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM3) and Audible. :00-3:22 - Billboard / Sponsors 3:22-27:53 - Review: "Beyond the Hills" Music: Tallest Man..., "There's No Leaving Now"" 29:35-31:12 - Sponsors 31:12-37:00 - Massacre Theatre 37:00-47:56 - Polls / Notes 47:56-1:04:05 - Ophuls #2: "La Ronde" Music: Tallest Man..., "Little Brother"" 1:05:56-1:11:09 - Donations / SVU Promo 1:11:09-1:40:29 - Top 5: Religious Figures 1:40:29-1:44:52 - Close MUSIC - The Tallest Man on Earth NOTES - Audible Recs: Inherent Vice; Gone Girl; The Tin Roof Blowdown; I, Patridge: We Need To Talk About Alan - Massacre Theatre winner: Nathan Bour LINKS - Josh's review of "Beyond the Hills" - Adam's upcoming Q&A w/ William Friedkin - Adam on Letterboxd - Adam ranks Scorsese - Lee Marvin: Point Blank - Marathon: Max Ophüls - FS #198: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days - FS #101 Top 5 Religious Movies PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:vtBeHijRAjE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 22, 2013
#437: Oz the Great and Powerful / Top 5 Movie Locations We Wish We Could Visit / Letter from...
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Filmspotting finds its happy places with this week’s Top 5: Movie Locations We Wish We Could Visit. Plus, a review of director Sam Raimi’s latest trip over the rainbow, "Oz the Great and Powerful," and the first film in the Max Ophuls Marathon, "Letter from an Unknown Woman." This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM3) and Squarespace (code FILM3). :00-1:53 - Billboard / Sponsors 1:53-24:44 - Review: "Oz the Great..." Music: Willie Nelson, "Somewhere Over..." 26:43-29:05 - Sponsors 29:05-36:50 - Massacre Theatre 36:50-46:27 - Polls / Notes 46:28-1:03:13 - Ophuls #1: "Letter from..." Music: Sarah Vaughan, "Somewhere Over..." 1:04:26-1:09:54 - Donations 1:09:54-1:35:43 - Top 5: Movie Locations I Wish I Could Visit 1:35:43-1:39:20 - Close / Outtake NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Rod Lott LINKS - Josh's review of Oz the Great and Powerful - FS 294: "Alice in Wonderland" - More Raimi: FS #261: Drag Me To Hell - Adam on Letterboxd - Marathon: Max Ophüls - 2013 Filmspots - SNL "His Girl Friday" spoof PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:gS_lLL5qkO4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 15, 2013
#436: Top 5 Movie Mother-Daughters / Stoker
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Adam tries to keep his telekinesis from ruining this year’s prom... er... this week’s Top 5: Movie Mother-Daughters -- a list not inspired by "Carrie," but by the new thriller "Stoker" from Korean auteur Park Chan-wook. This episode is presented by Audible and Shutterstock (code FILM3). :00-3:55 - Billboard / Audible 3:56-21:18 - Review: "Stoker" Music: Sharon Van Etten, "Serpents" 24:13-26:45 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 26:55-32:44 - Massacre Theatre 32:45-44:29 - Polls / Notes Music: Sharon Van Etten, "We Are Fine" 46:13-48:31 - Donations 48:45-1:15:46 - Top 5: Mother-Daughters 1:15:47-1:18:40 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Sharon Van Etten NOTES - Audible recommendations: A Long Way Down, Under The Dome, All The Rave - Massacre Theatre winner: Dan Wessler LINKS - Josh's "Stoker" review - #384: Top 5 Mother-Son Movies - #103: Top 5 Screen Parents PARTNERS - MoviePass (code Filmspotting) - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:qrsfg2lLQdg:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 08, 2013
#435: Top 5 Unseen Characters / Like Someone In Love
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With the help of a six-foot bunny named Harvey, Josh and Adam share their Top 5 Unseen Characters. Plus, a review of Abbas Kiarostami's latest puzzler, "Like Someone In Love," and the debut of Ask Filmspotting (post-Oscars edition). This episode is presented by Audible and Squarespace (code FILM3). :00-1:52 - Billboard / Squarespace 1:53-22:38 - Review: "Like Someone in Love" Music: Rodriguez, "Sugar Man" 24:13-26:45 - Sponsor: Audible 26:58-34:40 - Massacre Theatre 34:41-39:37 - Polls 46:46-50:05 - Ask Filmspotting: "Oscar Scars" Music: Rodriguez, "I'll Slip Away" 51:01-1:04:58 - Donations 1:05:29-1:31:59 - Top 5: Unseen Characters 1:32:00-1:36:42 - Close MUSIC - Searching for Sugar Man NOTES - Audible rec: Shadow of a Doubt - Massacre Theatre winner: Joe Puscas LINKS - Josh's "Like Someone in Love" review - "Side Effects" & Sexism PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:kp-ZYoI7e-g:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Mar 01, 2013
#434 Extra: Marx Bros. Awards
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Michael Phillips continues his comedy education of Filmspotting during "The Gookies," the Marx Bros. Marathon Awards including Best Groucho One-Liner, Gag and more. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:C89pFx4Na4g:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 25, 2013
#434: Oscar Picks / A Night at the Opera
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Winning an Oscar, only slightly more glamorous than joining the 10 million mile club like Ryan Bingham in "Up in the Air"... The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips joins Adam and Josh for a special Oscars edition of Filmspotting to discuss who will win, who should win... and who should get their name on the side of a plane. Plus, the fourth and final Marx Bros. Marathon movie, "A Night at the Opera." This episode is presented by Audible. :00-1:36 - Billboard / Sponsors 1:37-27:14 - Oscar Picks (Pt. 1) Music: "Skyfall" 28:39-30:32 - Sponsor: Audible 30:33-37:38 - Massacre Theatre 37:39-46:45 - Polls / Notes 46:46-1:03:35 - Marx #4: "Night at the Opera" Music: "Pi's Lullaby" 1:04:45-1:10:56 - Donations 1:10:57-1:27:13 - Oscar Picks (Pt. 2) 1:27:14-1:30:31 - Close NOTES - AK: I definitely think Best Picture is a race between "Lincoln" and "Argo" not "Zero Dark Thirty." ZD30 just feels like, and is, the more 'important' film, which the Academy (rightly or wrongly) typically goes for. - Audible recommendations: Life of Pi, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho - Massacre Theatre winner: Adam Wells LINKS - Josh's "Night at the Opera" review - Soderbergh's "Vulture" interview PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:hOgLKDgGoj4:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 21, 2013
#433: Top 5 Romantic Gestures / Side Effects / Duck Soup
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Cue up "In Your Eyes"... in honor of Valentine's Day, it's Filmspotting's Lloyd Dobler Memorial List of the screen's Top 5 Romantic Gestures. Plus, what may be Steven Soderbergh's final cinematic gesture -- "Side Effects," starring Rooney Mara and Jude Law -- and the third Marx Bros. Marathon movie, "Duck Soup"... "The light, the heat..." This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code FILM2) and Squarespace (code FILM2). :00-3:34 - Billboard / Squarespace 3:35-23:36 - Review: "Side Effects" Music: "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" 25:08-26:33 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 26:34-34:00 - Massacre Theatre 34:01-42:29 - Polls / Notes 42:30-57:19 - Marx #3: "Duck Soup" Music: "Storybook Love" 58:42-1:04:53 - Donations 1:04:49-1:32:30 - Top 5: Romantic Gestures 1:32:21-1:35:14 - Close NOTES - In classic show fashion we gave director Soderbergh all the credit/blame for "Side Effects"; no mention of writer Scott Z. Burns. - Didn't come up because difficult to articulate without spoilers, but one "Side Effects" complaint for Adam: Catherina Zeta Jones' performance. - Massacre Theatre winner: Matt Sabonis LINKS - Josh's "Side Effects" review - Ben Haworth's SquareSpace site - Tufnell Park Film Club PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:BD7r6vASgAU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 15, 2013
#432: Top 5 Directors Who Need A Comeback / Charles Swan / Monkey Business
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Filmspotting may miss Ron Burgundy and his musk, but this week Adam and Josh focus on the filmmakers they've been missing with a countdown the Top 5 Directors Who Need a Comeback. Plus, a review of Roman Coppola's first film in 12 years, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," starring Charlie Sheen and Bill Murray, and the second Marx Bros. Marathon movie, "Monkey Business." This episode is presented by Shutterstock (Use code FILM2) and Audible. :00-3:38 - Billboard / Audible 3:42-20:43 - Top 5: Directors Who Need... Music: Liam Hayes, "Fokus" 21:58-23:23 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 23:39-33:33 - Massacre Theatre 33:34-41:15 - Polls / Notes 41:15-56:49 - Marx #2: "Monkey Business" Music: Liam Hayes, "A Glimpse Inside" 57:56-1:05:01 - Donations 1:05:21-1:18:36 - Review: "...Charles Swan III" 1:05:21-1:33:31 - Top 5: Directors Who Need... (cont.) 1:33:32-1:36:13 - Close MUSIC - Liam Hayes NOTES - Audible recommendations: A Team of Rivals; The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Middlesex - Massacre Theatre winner: Matt Lawson LINKS - Josh's "Charles Swan" review - 70mm Film Fest at Music Box - Kidman in "Stoker" (mentioned in Bonus) PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:4YjVzLTH4ho:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 08, 2013
#431: Top 5 Survival Movies / The Impossible / Animal Crackers
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Everybody knows the first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. But Filmspotting joins Tyler Durden in exploring their primal selves with a countdown of the Top 5 Survival Movies. Plus, Adam and Josh barely emerge unscathed from their discussion of "The Impossible" before taking on their first Marx Bros. Marathon movie, "Animal Crackers." This episode is presented by SquareSpace (Use code FILM2) and Audible. :00-2:53 - Billboard / SquareSpace 2:54-23:43 - Review: "The Impossible" Music: Cloud Nothings, "Fall In" 24:57-27:52 - Sponsor: Audible 28:11-37:19 - Josh's Anniversary / Massacre Theatre 37:20-45:49 - Polls / Notes 45:50-59:43 - Marx Bros. #1: "Animal Crackers" Music: Cloud Nothings, "Stay Useless" 1:00:32-1:08:43 - Donations 1:09:02-1:36:15 - Top 5: Survival Movies 1:36:16-1:39:04 - Close MUSIC - Cloud Nothings NOTES - Audible recommendations: I Am Spartacus!; Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter; The Shining - Massacre Theatre winner: Dawn Polvorosa LINKS - Josh's "Impossible" review - Adam's Letterboxd page PARTNERS - MoviePass - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:AOI5picKCY0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Feb 01, 2013
#430: 2013 Movie Preview (Pt. 2 ) / Die Hard
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In 1988, our action heroes looked like Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger... then we met a barefoot Bruce Willis. Adam and Josh find out if it really is a good day to "Die Hard" as they give the Sacred Cow treatment to the action classic that made Willis a movie star. Plus, the Top 5 Most Anticipated Performances of 2013. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (Use code FILM1) and MoviePass (Use code FILMSPOTTING). :00-1:33 - Billboard / MoviePass 1:34-25:56 - Sacred Cow: "Die Hard" Music: Andrew Bird, "Three White Horses" 27:07-28:10 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 28:30-36:21 - Notes 36:22-51:25 - "Ask FS": Freddie vs. Abe Music: Andrew Bird, "If I Needed You" 48:11-55:01 - Donations 55:22-1:15:10 - Top 5: Anticipated 2013 Perfs 1:15:11-1:18:46 - Close MUSIC - Andrew Bird NOTES - "Behind the Candelabra" will air on HBO. LINKS - Music Box 70mm Festival - PeopleLikeFlatscreens - Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Fest - Top 5 Most Anticipated 2013 Perfs PARTNERS - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:thi6Pv9D_Rw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 25, 2013
#429: 2013 Movie Preview (Pt. 1) / Amour
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Last year, two of Josh's most anticipated films didn’t even end up getting released. Find out who he cursed this year as he and Adam reveal their Top 5 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013. Plus, love hurts in Michael Haneke's "Amour." This episode is presented by Squarespace (Use code FILM1) and MoviePass. :00-1:55 - Billboard / MoviePass 1:56-22:42 - Review: "Amour" Music: Death Cab for Cutie, "You Are a Tourist" 24:16-26:11 - Sponsor: Squarespace 26:24-41:02 - Massacre Theatre / Polls 41:03-51:25 - 2012 Scenes of the Year, Music: R. Wainwright, "Out of the Game" 52:30-59:52 - Donations 1:00:15-1:17:24 - Top 5: Anticipated 2013 Movies 1:17:25-1:20:25 - Close MUSIC - Live From The Artists Den: 2012 NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Benjamin Tiede LINKS - Josh's "Amour" review - Calum Marsh's "Amour" review PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:RZYxAcBscNQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 18, 2013
#428 Live: 2012 Wrap Party
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Live from Mayne Stage in Chicago, it's Filmspotting's 2012 Wrap Party sponsored by WBEZ! There was no dancing for dollar bills, but the show's own Magic Mike, Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, helped Adam and Josh reveal their favorite performances, scenes and more from the past year in movies. Plus, special guest musician Abraham Levitan was on hand to summarize the trio's thoughts with his unique brand of improvised response songs. This episode is brought to you by Audible.com and MoviePass (use code 'filmspotting') -- see unliminted movies nationwide for a flat month monthly rate. :00-6:18 - House Rules / Billboard / MoviePass6:19-14:37 - Opening Scenes14:38-20:54 - Endings20:43-30:06 - Disappointments30:07-34:22 - SurprisesMusic: Abraham Levitan36:35-45:17 - Massacre Theatre45:18-51:34 - Polls51:34-56:04 - Golden Brick WinnerMusic: Abraham Levitan57:23-1:14:10 - Audible / Donations1:14:57-1:21:35 - Best Performances in Bad Movies1:21:36-1:25:11 - Worst Performances in Good Movies1:25:12-1:30:01 - Supp. Actresses1:30:02-1:36:32 - Supp. ActorsMusic: Abraham Levitan1:38:10-1:45:44 - Best Actors1:45:45-1:52:06 - Best Actresses1:52:07-1:58:55 - Truly Moving Moments1:58:56-2:04:52 - Scenes of the YearMusic: Abraham Levitan2:07:53-2:12:36 - Close MUSIC - Abraham Levitan NOTES / LINKS - 2012 Wrap Party Winners/Nominees - Golden Brick Winners <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:8p2bKtwsmzQ:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jan 11, 2013
#427: Django Unchained / Edward Burns / Blaxploitation Awards
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Quentin Tarantino’s ode to Spaghetti Westerns "Django Unchained" brought Josh and Adam together over the holidays. Was it a fortuitous turn of events? Plus, a conversation with writer/director/actor Edward Burns about his new holiday release, and the Blaxploitation Marathon concludes with "Ganja & Hess." This episode is brought to you by MoviePass -- see unliminted movies nationwide for a flat month monthly rate. ... MUSIC - "Django Unchained" Soundtrack NOTES / LINKS - Josh's "Django" review - Josh's "Basterds" review - Filmspotting's 2012 Wrap Party - 2012 Village Voice Film Critics' Poll - Adam's Village Voice ballot - Josh's Village Voice ballot - Blaxploitation Awards - "Fitzgerald Family Christmas" info <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:wfdQ6PCKPVs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 25, 2012
#426 (Pt. 2): Top 10 Films of 2012
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Filmspotting assembles the film critic Avengers -- Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Scott Tobias (A.V. Club) -- to finish off the Top 10 Films of 2012 countdown and reflect on the year in cinema. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (use code FILM12) and MoviePass. :00-2:52 - Intro/MoviePass 2:53-45:30 - Best of '12: #6-10 Recap, Picks #4-5 Music: "Heroic Weather Conditions of the Universe, Part 7: After the Storm" ("Moonrise Kingdom") 47:10-49:34 - Promos: Shutterstock / SVU Music: "Everything Comes Around" ("Looper") 49:35-1:26:22 - Best of '12: Picks #1-3 1:26:23-1:31:37 - Close LINKS - Give the gift of MoviePass MUSIC - Film scores curated by Sam Smith <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:QTppiQ3KzuY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 21, 2012
#426 (Pt. 1): Top 10 Films of 2012
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Josh and Adam didn't set out to meet their makers, but they do tackle the Promethean task of counting down their Top 10 Films of 2012 with the help of some special guest contributors. :00-20:40 - Best of '12: Picks #8-10 Music: "Once There Was a Hushpuppy" ("Beasts of...") 21:58-25:48 - Donations Music: "Sweetness of Freddie" ("Master") 26:32-40:13 - Massacre Theatre / Notes 40:14-52:53 - Best of '12: Picks #6-752:54-57:39 - Close / FAB #1 Picks MUSIC - Film scores curated by Sam Smith NOTES / LINKS - Massacre Theatre winner: Andre Walker - Patton Oswalt on "Queen of Versailles" - Filmspotting's 2012 Wrap Party PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:qrUzoiBJ_2w:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 20, 2012
#425: Zero Dark Thirty / The Hobbit / Golden Brick Nominees
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The end-of-year onslaught begins  with the announcement of Filmspotting's eight Golden Brick nominees for 2012. Plus, an unexpected journey with "The Hobbit" and an early review of "Zero Dark Thirty." This episode is presented by Shutterstock (Use code FILM12) and MoviePass. :00-1:16 - Billboard / MoviePass 1:45-25:25 - Review: "Zero Dark Thirty Music: The Lumineers, "Dead Sea" 26:36-27:37 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 27:56-39:38 - Massacre Theatre / Notes 39:38-56:07 - Review: "The Hobbit"Music: Michael Kiwanuka, "I'm Getting Ready" 57:29-1:03:06 - Donations 1:03:23-1:24:24 - Golden Brick Nominees 1:24:25-1:27:21 - Close MUSIC - The Lumineers / Michael Kiwanuka NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Matt Kelly LINKS - Josh's Zero Dark Thirty review - New torture-glorifying film wins raves - Two Cheers for Zero Dark Thirty’s Torture Scenes - Emily Bazelon/Slate on torture in Zero Dark Thirty - The right way to say Alexander Desplat - An evening of film and wine with Ed Burns - Filmspotting's 2012 Wrap Party LIVE - MST3K Event at Mayne Stage - Give the gift of MoviePass - Favorite listener music discoveries - Holiday t-shirt sale! PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:of4Sd6oaz_E:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 14, 2012
#424: Killing Them Softly / Top 5 Inept Criminals / Cooley High
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Like Nic Cage in "Raising Arizona," last night Josh had a dream... a dream he and Adam were going to discuss the H.I. McDonnough Memorial List of the Top 5 Inept Movie Criminals, inspired by the new Brad Pitt crime drama "Killing Them Softly." Plus, cut school and cue up the Motown for the 5th Blaxploitation Marathon film, "Cooley High." Presented by MoviePass and Audible.com. :00-2:35 - Billboard / MoviePass 2:36-22:30 - Review: "Killing Them Softly" Alabama Shakes, "Hold On" 23:51-26:34 - Sponsor: Audible 26:56-31:01 - Massacre Theatre 31:02-39:31 - Polls / Notes 39:32-57:00 - Marathon: "Cooley High" Alabama Shakes, "I Ain't The Same" 58:16-1:04:23 - Donations 1:04:24-1:28:19 - Top 5: Inept Criminals 1:28:20-1:30:47 - Close MUSIC - Alabama Shakes NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Clint Bowie - Audible Recs: "Silver Linings Playbook;" Stories I Only Tell My Friends" LINKS - Holiday T-shirt sale - Josh's "Killing Them Softly" review - Golden Bricks page - Nihao Chicago article - Odie's Big Media Vandalism blog - Top 5 Inept Criminals SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Jh-Wd3mNif8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Dec 07, 2012
#423: Silver Linings Playbook / Skyfall / Top 5 Credit Sequences
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Is manic depression a frustrating mess, or a fascinating one? It's a November release round-up as Adam and Josh discuss "Silver Linings Playbook," plus "Skyfall" and "Anna Karenina." The guys also open up their 'little green bags' to cough in their lists of the Top 5 Credit Sequences, and discuss their 4th Blaxploitation Marathon film, "Black Caesar." This episode is presented by Shutterstock (Use code FILM11), MoviePass and Hover. :00-2:49 - Billboard / Hover 2:50-15:33 - Review: "Silver Linings Playbook" 15:34-24:32 - Review: "Skyfall" 24:33-37:54 - Review: "Anna Karenina" Music: Ennio Morricone, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" 39:01-40:17 - Sponsor: Shutterstock 40:32-45:14 - Massacre Theatre 45:15-54:09 - Polls / Notes 54:10-1:12:13 - Blaxploitation #4: "Black Caesar" Music: Bernard Herrmann, "Psycho" and "Vertigo" 1:13:09-1:20:40 - Donations 1:21:16-1:49:46 - Top 5: Credit Sequences 1:49:47-1:53:20 - Close / Outtakes NOTES - AK: In honor of my #1 pick, this week I offer you both sins of commission (Camille Saint-Saëns) and sins of omission (Trent Reznor). - Massacre Theatre winner: Kelly Sayer LINKS - Josh's Silver Linings review - Adam's plot issues with Skyfall - Bond Girls: A feminist defense - The Art of the Title - IFC's 50 Greatest Opening Titles - A.V. Club's 13 Opening Credits Sequences... - Adam and Josh rank Spielberg's films - Fourth & Main Journal - Streaming for non-U.S. people - Holiday t-shirt sale! PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:ZwZ5KrIsadM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 30, 2012
Golden Bricks Preview Special
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Filmspotting celebrates Thanksgiving this week with a look back at some of the under-the-radar cinematic gems that Adam and Josh are most grateful for this year... movies that might just earn a spot among the nominees for Filmspotting's coveted Golden Brick award. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (Code FILM11) and Squarespace.com (Code FILM11). :00-3:18 - Billboard / Shutterstock 3:21-9:00 - Golden Brick Candidates 9:01-28:23 - Replay: "Beast of the Southern Wild"Music: "Can You Believe It," Martha Wainwright 29:15-31:25 - Sponsor: Squarespace 31:45-35:56 - Brick Candidates cont.35:57-59:06 - Replay: Lynn Shelton 59:07-1:00:13 - Close LINKS - List of Golden Brick candidates <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:UxNcHurUeeY:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 23, 2012
#422: Spielberg Spectacular! Lincoln / Close Encounters... / Top 5 Scenes
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We're gonna need a bigger show... Michael Phillips drops by to select the Top 5 Spielberg Scenes and review the director's latest, "Lincoln." Plus, cook up those mashed potatoes for a Sacred Cow discussion of one Spielberg classic – 1977’s "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." This episode is presented by Shutterstock (Use code FILM11) and FreshBooks. :00-3:08 - Billboard / Shutterstock 3:09-31:31 - Review: "Lincoln" Music: "Shark Attack"; "Raiders March" 32:27-33:26 - Sponsor: FreshBooks 33:50-40:01 - Massacre Theatre 39:52-45:35 - Polls 41:45-1:07:16 - Sacred Cow: "Close Encounters..." Music: John Williams "Catch Me... (Opening Theme)"; "E.T. (Main Theme)" 1:08:17-1:18:50 - Donations 1:19:16-1:55:50 - Top 5: Spielberg Scenes 1:55:51-2:00:37 - Close LINKS - Josh's "Lincoln" review - Top 5 Spielberg Scenes - Matt and Alison's Top 5 Spielberg Scenes - This American Life live show - Alan's UK movie meetup NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Caleb Copeland PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:IsLh2zUaehU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 16, 2012
#421: Tim Heidecker / Top 5 Dramatic Performances by Comic Actors / Coffy
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Filmspotting pays respect to the performers who decided they were no longer satisfied simply being clowns here to amuse with a countdown of the Top 5 Dramatic Performances by Comic Actors. Plus, Adam’s conversation with one such performer: Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame discusses his transition to the semi-tragic side for his new film "The Comedy"... and Pam Grier stars as "Coffy" in the third Blaxploitation Marathon film. This episode is presented by Hover and FreshBooks. :00-2:25 - Billboard / FreshkBooks 2:26-22:54 - Interview: Tim Heidecker Music: Aimee Mann, "Charmer" 20:52-21:57 - Sponsor: Hover 22:14-28:41 - Massacre Theatre 28:42-34:40 - Polls, Notes 41:15-48:54 - Blaxploitation #3: "Coffy" Music: Aimee Mann, "Soon Enough" 50:14-54:07 - Donations 54:29-1:21:22 - Top 5: Dramatic Performances by Comic Actors 1:21:23-1:24:47 - Close / Outtake MUSIC - Aimee Mann LINKS / NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Robert Bryant - AK: I lied, I do remember the "Comiing to America" end credits bit - Josh's "Coffy" review PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:xRaB5fC801s:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 09, 2012
#420: Cloud Atlas / Top 5 Multiple Role Performances / Super Fly
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Filmspotting crosses continents and generations in search of the true-true with a discussion of "Cloud Atlas." Plus, inspired the busy ensemble in "Atlas," a countdown of the Top 5 Multiple Role Performances... And oh "Super Fly," you’re gonna make your fortune by and by... Adam and Josh cover the second film in their Blaxploitation Marathon. This episode is presented by Audible.com. :00-1:18 - Intro 1:19-22:54 - Review: "Cloud Atlas" Music: Michael Kiwanuka, "Home Again" 24:04-28:38 - Audible 28:58-34:48 - Massacre Theatre 34:49-41:14 - Polls, Notes 41:15-55:47 - Blaxploitation #2: "Super Fly" Music: Michael Kiwanuka, "Tell Me a Tale" 57:07-1:02:49 - Donations 1:03:09-1:26:33 - Top 5: Multiple Role Performances 1:26:34-1:28:15 - Close BONUS CONTENT - Argo eff yourself! MUSIC - Michael Kiwanuka NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Joshua Gaul - Audible Recs: "Telegraph Avenue," "A Wrinkle in Time," "A Swiftly Tilting Planet," "The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't" LINKS - Stitcher Awards/Vote for Filmspotting - Caitlin's "Out Loud Writing" Blog - Pat's "Filmcast Without a Cause" site SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Au3kZcAlTz8:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Nov 02, 2012
#419: The Shining / Top 5 Terrifying Characters / Room 237
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Heeeeere's Michael Phillips! From the spacious Overlook studio at WBEZ, Michael joins Filmspotting for a Sacred Cow discussion of "The Shining." Also on this special Halloween edition: theories about the theories in the new documentary "Room 237," which explores the hidden meanings in Stanley Kubrick's 1982 horror classic. Plus, the Top 5 Terrifying Movie Characters. This episode is presented by Hover and FreshBooks.com. :00-2:20 - Intro/Hover 2:22-37:07 - Review: "The Shining" Music: Little Legend, "Lonely" 38:20-39:52 - FreshBooks 40:20-45:10 - Massacre Theatre 45:11-52:17 - Polls, Notes 52:18-1:11:33 - Review: "Room 237" Music: Little Legend, "Sundown" 1:13:00-1:19:14 - Donations 1:19:33-1:54:07 - Top 5: Terrifying Characters 1:54:08-1:56:33 - Close BONUS CONTENT - Best of the '90s, CIFF MUSIC - Little Legend NOTES - A couple more comments on the notion of repression and the Torrance family unit in "The Shining": You've got to love Nicholson's "Wendy, I'm home!" like an ax-wielding Ward Cleaver... And it's interesting how even Danny is being stifled. His parents won't let him talk about Tony; Tony won't let him talk to anyone about the things Tony tells him to do. - Massacre Theatre winner: Kenny Meier - Chicago no longer has a confirmed playdate theater for PUSHER this weekend as mentioned. LINKS - Chicago Filmmakers - Rosenbaum on "Room 237" - Josh's review of "Room 237" - "The Selling" - Top 5 Terrifying Characters - A.V. Club's 50 best films of the '90s - Slate's 50 Other Best Films of the '90s PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:0coLtpdwihc:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 26, 2012
#418: Argo / Top 5 Movies Directed by Their Stars / Shaft
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Filmspotting likes reviewing movies, but what the hosts really want to do is direct. Themselves. Inspired by their discussion of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Adam and Josh countdown the Top 5 Movies Directed by Their Stars. Plus, they answer the age-old question, 'Who’s the private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?' You’re damn right the Blaxploitation Marathon begins with "Shaft." This episode is presented by Squarespace.com (use code FILM10) and FreshBooks.com. :00-3:20 - Intro/FreshBooks 3:21-27:05 - Review: "Argo" Music: The Avett Brothers, "Live and Die" 28:34-30:04 - Squarespace 30:09-37:12 - Massacre Theatre 37:13-42:10 - Polls, Notes 42:11-54:52 - Blaxploitation #1: "Shaft" Music: The Avett Brothers, "Paul Newman vs. The Demons" 56:12-1:03:39 - Donations 1:03:57-1:29:45 - Top 5: Movies Directed by Their Stars 1:29:46-1:31:52 - Close / Outtake BONUS CONTENT - Looper, Doppelgangers Feedback MUSIC - The Avett Brothers NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Ryan Jacobs LINKS - Yes, Pauline Kael DID like "12 Angry Men" - What was Adam saying about "Mulholland Dr." and "Singin' in the Rain"? Club Silencio / Switch-a-Roo - Film Comment's Top 50 Self-Directed Performances - Lighthouse Yoga & Acupuncture - "Red Sand: a Mass Effect fan film" - Tasha Robinson on "Falling Down" - Josh's review of "Argo" - Josh's review of "Shaft" - Top 5 Movies Directed by Their Stars PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:3NW3YSu08Ik:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 19, 2012
#417: Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths) / Top 5 Movie Pets
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On this fun, culture-filled edition of Filmspotting, Adam's conversation with writer/director Martin McDonagh about his latest dark comedy, "Seven Psychopaths," starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and a Shih Tzu named Bonny… the inspiration for this week’s Top 5: Movie Pets. This episode is presented by Hover.com. Use off code 'Filmspotting.' :00-29:56 - Interview: Martin McDonagh Music: Band of Horses, "Knock Knock" 31:35-33:04 - Hover 33:05-39:10 - Massacre Theatre 39:11-51:49 - Polls, "Frankenweenie" / "How To Survive a Plague" 51:50-55:54 - Preview: Blaxploitation Marathon Music: Band of Horses, "Feud" 57:16-1:01:47 - Donations 1:01:48-1:25:47 - Top 5: Movie Pets 1:25:48-1:29:11 - Close/Outtake BONUS CONTENT - L.A. Movies Feedback MUSIC - Band of Horses NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Aaron Rogers LINKS - "Looper" Commentary Track - "Late Live Show" Appearance - "How To Survive a Plague" - CanIStream.It - Josh's review of "Frankenweenie" - Top 5 Movie Pets PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:qKKVeQZRRqE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 12, 2012
#416: Looper / Top 5 Doppelganger Movies / Chicago Film Fest Preview
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Adam tries to convince Judy, er, Josh, to change his hair for their Vertigo Memorial Top 5 Doppelganger Movies. Plus, a discussion of Rian Johnson's new time-travel thriller "Looper" and a preview of the upcoming Chicago International Film Festival. This episode is presented by Audible.com and Squarespace.com. :00-23:44 - Review: "Looper" Music: Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, "Beg, Steal or Borrow" 25:12-28:29 - Audible / Squarespace 28:47-34:11 - Massacre Theatre 34:12-42:37 - Polls, Notes 44:45-51:56 - Preview: Chicago Int'l Film Fest Music: Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, "Old Before Your Time" 53:11-58:59 - Donations 59:15-1:21:18 - Top 5: Doppelganger Movies 1:21:19-1:24:24 - Close MUSIC - Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs NOTES - Bonus Content clarification - Yes, the verdict in "12 Angry Men" is more about reasonable doubt than innocence. - Massacre Theatre winner: Melissa Prusi - Audible Recs: "The Life of Pi," "The Exorcist," "The Silence of the Lambs" LINKS - Chicago International Film Festival - Chicago Greek Film Festival - Josh's review of Looper - Graham Hughes' crowd-funded project - "As Goes Janesville" doc - Ken Linck's iPod 'improvisation' - Top 5 Doppelganger Movies - Top 5 Must-See Chicago Film Fest Movies SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Audible - Get a free audiobook - Squarespace: Use code FILM10 - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:enrnYcK0Oa0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Oct 05, 2012
#415: The Master / Top 5 Charismatic Leaders
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"The Master" tells us that "Good science, by definition, allows for more than opinion." Adam and Josh mostly prove to be good scientists as they 'process' Paul Thomas Anderson's latest. Plus, the Top 5 Charismatic Movie Leaders and your feedback on the Sacred Cow review of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." This episode is presented by Squarespace.com. :00-31:03 - Review: "The Master" Music: Ben Folds Five, "Do It Anyway" 32:10-33:27 - Squarespace 33:49-39:50 - Massacre Theatre 39:51-44:44 - Polls, Notes 44:45-55:32 - Feedback: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Music: Ben Folds Five, "Michael Praytor, Five Years Later" 53:59-1:04:04 - Donations 1:04:38-1:32:18 - Top 5: Charismatic Leaders 1:32:19-1:34:26 - Close MUSIC - Ben Folds Five NOTES - Thanks to listener Ken Pace for the "Toy Story" clip. - Massacre Theatre winner: Chris Jones LINKS - REEL Recovery Film Festival - Vera Farmiga Film Festival - Josh's review of The Master SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Squarespace: Use code FILM9 - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:7UVLUR0rhN0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 28, 2012
#414: Top 5 L.A. Movies / End of Watch / Iranian Marathon Awards
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The sun shines and the land may be cheap, but if you’ve seen L.A. Confidential – or just about any movie set in the city of angels – you know it's a town with a dark side. This week's Filmspotting Top 5: Los Angeles Movies. Plus, a review of the new LAPD drama "End of Watch" and the conclusion of the Contemporary Iranian Cinema Marathon. This episode is presented by Audible.com. :00-1:18 - Intro 1:41-18:53 - Review: "End Of Watch" Music: Regina Spektor, "Small Town Moon" 20:32-22:50 - Audible 23:12-35:26 - Massacre Theatre / Polls / Notes 32:27-51:46 - Iranian Cinema Awards Music: Regina Spektor, "All The Rowboats" 53:13-57:11 - Donations 57:24-1:22:36 - Top 5: L.A. Movies 1:22:37-1:24:46 - Close BONUS CONTENT - None this week, sorry MUSIC - Regina Spektor CORRECTIONS/NOTES - Yes, on second (and third) reference -- but not on first! -- Adam said "Thomas Vincent" Bridge instead of "Vincent Thomas" Bridge. - Massacre Theatre winner: Dennis O'Hearn - Audible recs: "Artemis Fowl" novels; "Ten Days that Shook the World: Russia"; "Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History" LINKS - YouTube: Los Angeles Plays Itself - YouTube: The Mirror - Ben's short film project SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Audible - Get a free audiobook - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:e1SseYfxuQg:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 21, 2012
#413: Raiders of the Lost Ark / Top 5 Films of 1981
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Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) plays the role of Belloq for this 'Sacred Cow' discussion of Steven Spielberg's action-adventure classic "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Plus, the Top 5 Films of 1981 and Michael's reflections on the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. This episode is presented by Squarespace.com. :00-1:40 - Intro, Promos 1:41-32:18 - Review: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Music: The Lumineers, "Stubborn Love" 34:11-36:29 - Squarespace 36:41-52:07 - Massacre Theatre / Polls / Notes 52:08-1:00:07 - TIFF 2012 Recap Music: The Lumineers, "Ho Hey" 1:01:14-1:07:50 - Donations 1:08:05-1:51:34 - Top 5: Films of 1981 1:51:35-1:54:18 - Close BONUS CONTENT - Dance Scenes Feedback MUSIC - The Lumineers NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Mark Dancer LINKS - Michael Phillips - Tufnell Park Film Club - Frankie Manning teaching the Lindy Hop - Stroszek "Chicken Dance" - Late Live Show Meetup - Dialogues of Archibald Macleish and Mark Van Doren - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - Top 5 Films of 1981 SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Squarespace: Use code FILM9 - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:GXIY_WvQJ-o:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 14, 2012
#412: Top 5 Dance Scenes / Alps / Offside
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Hey Kitty Kat, don't be a... draws a square in the air... and be sure to download this show featuring the Pulp Fiction Memorial Top 5 Dance Scenes. Plus, Adam and Josh put down their $5 milkshakes to discuss "Alps," the new film from the director of "Dogtooth," and conclude their Contemporary Iranian Cinema Marathon with "Offside." This episode is presented by Audible.com. :00-2:11 - Intro, Promos 2:13-22:34 - Review: "Alps" Music: Divine Fits, "Would That Not Be Nice" 23:39-25:30 - Audible 25:47-38:44 - Massacre Theatre / Polls / Notes 38:45-53:58 - Iranian Cinema #6: "Offside" Music: Divine Fits, "Flaggin' A Ride" 55:25-58:38 - Donations 58:54-1:25:30 - Top 5: Dance Scenes 1:25:30-1:27:49 - Close MUSIC - Divine Fits CORRECTIONS/NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Anthony Morfitt - Audible recs: Various P.G. Wodehouse novels, Anna Karenina LINKS - Josh's review of "Alps" - "Citizen Wookie" movie - Top 5 Dance Scenes w/ video SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Audible - Get a free audiobook - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Vnhz04aRIlw:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Sep 07, 2012
Interviews: Craig Zobel (Compliance) / Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me)
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Adam talks to writer/director Craig Zobel about his provocative new film "Compliance," and with comedian Mike Birbiglia about the semi-autobiographical new film he co-wrote, co-directed and stars in, "Sleepwalk With Me." <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:10lqVt5JsCM:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 31, 2012
#411: Fall Movie Preview / Cosmopolis / Mike Birbiglia / Craig Zobel
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Does this podcast sound asymmetrical to you? Adam and Josh stop their limo ride through downtown Chicago long enough to commend David Cronenberg's bizarre "Cosmopolis" and reveal their Top 5 Most Anticipated Fall Movies. Plus, interviews with two filmmakers - Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk With Me") and Craig Zobel ("Compliance"). This episode is presented by Audible.com. :00-2:12 - Intro, Promos 2:13-30:59 - Interview: Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk With Me") Music: Reubens Accomplice, "Field Science" 32:35-34:55 - Audible 35:07-42:39 - Massacre Theatre / Poll 42:40-1:00:02 - Review: "Cosmopolis" Music: Reubens Accomplice, "I Love You, But I'm Tired" 1:01:21-1:10:10 - Donations 1:10:24-1:19:18 - Interview Excerpt: Craig Zobel ("Compliance") 1:19:19-1:42:31 - Top 5: Most Anticipated Fall Movies 1:42:32-1:44:20 - Close BONUS CONTENT - Spies, Tony Scott MUSIC - Reubens Accomplice CORRECTIOS/NOTES - The Birbiglia interview that airs in the podcast *is* the full conversation, same as in extra download. - Chicago's Just For Laughs festival was actually in June. - Birbiglia appears on the second (not third) episode of "Girls" called "Vagina Panic" - Technically, Hall was Diane Keaton's mother's maiden name - Slight Spoiler Alert if you're really sensitive... around 54:00 minute mark of "Cosmopolis" review. - Massacre Theatre winner: Dan Muse - Audible recs: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: 50th Anniversary Edition, Bridge to Terabithia, Winter Journal LINKS - Top 5 Most Anticipated Fall 2012 Movies - In Movies With Nudity, What's the Line Between Ogling and Art? - Smearing the Senses: Tony Scott, Action Painter SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Audible - Get a free audiobook - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:i5aaMO4pNVs:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 31, 2012
#410 (Pt. 2): Top 10 Films of All Time
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The Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time talk continues with guest Michael Phillips... Plus, writer/director Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter") calls in to discuss his official (Paul Newman-heavy) Sight & Sound ballot. :00-17:40 - Top 10: Movies & Celebrity / Anti-Heroes 17:41-34:05 - Interview: Jeff Nichols Music: The Gaslight Anthem, "Here Comes My Man" 35:02-40:15 - Donations 40:35-1:10:32 - Top 10: Martyrs / The Truth / Justice 1:10:33-1:13:24 - Close MUSIC - The Gaslight Anthem NOTES/LINKS - Sight & Sound Poll Results SPONSORS / PARTNERS - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:F5hqCcINj8c:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 26, 2012
#410 (Pt. 1): Top 10 Films of All Time
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Inspired by Sight & Sound's 2012 Greatest Films Poll, Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) joins Josh and Adam to discuss their Top 10 Films of All Time. Plus,  a few special guests call in to share their #1 most 'essential' movie. Look for Pt. 2 later this weekend. This episode is presented by Audible.com. :00-2:24 - Intro, Promos 2:25-31:14 - Top 10: The Champion / Voyeurs Music: The Gaslight Anthem, "45" 32:14-34:09 - Audible 34:24-41:31 - Massacre Theatre 41:32-45:58 - Polls, Notes 45:59-1:14:16 - Top 10: Murder / Comedians / Romantic (French) Dramas BONUS CONTENT - Available with Pt. 2 MUSIC - The Gaslight Anthem NOTES/LINKS - Sight & Sound Poll Results - Audible recs: "Imperium," "Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human" - Massacre Theatre winner: Rick Pierre SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Free download from Audible - Fandor.com/Filmspotting <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:75WqcNs-Q_s:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 24, 2012
#409: Top 5 Cinema Spies / Bourne Legacy / Fireworks Wednesday
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Inexplicably, George Lazenby is overlooked as Filmspotting reveals its highly confidential Top 5 Cinema Spies (James Bond Memorial)... And don't forget to take your chems before listening to discussions of "The Bourne Legacy" and "Fireworks Wednesday," the fifth film in the show's Contemporary Iranian Cinema Marathon. This episode is presented by Squarespace.com. :00-24:11 - Review: "The Bourne Legacy" Music: Marvin Hamlisch, "Nobody Does It Better" (from "The Spy Who Loved Me") 25:10-26:51 - Squarespace 27:04-33:22 - Massacre Theatre 33:23-38:41 - Polls, Notes 38:42-53:00 - Iranian Cinema #5: "Fireworks Wednesday" Music: Marvin Hamlisch, "The Way We Were" 53:59-1:01:56 - Donations 1:02:17-1:25:56 - Top 5: Cinema Spies 1:25:57-1:28:09 - Close MUSIC - Marvin Hamlisch NOTES - Massacre Theatre winner: Andrew Kasten LINKS - Top 5 Cinema Spies SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Squarespace: Use code FILM8 - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:QkLozv583N0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 17, 2012
Dark Knight Rises Spoiled
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You've heard Filmspotting's take, now it's the listeners' turn to reckon with "The Dark Knight Rises" in this spoiler edition show. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:Ou7XdXlbl2w:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 10, 2012
#408: Top 5 Play Adaptations / Killer Joe
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Adam and Josh break a leg, avoid mention of 'The Scottish Play' and depend on the kindness of strangers to reveal their Top 5 Play Adaptations, inspired by William Friedkin's new film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Gothic crime thriller "Killer Joe." Plus, Listener Feedback on Filmspotting's Top 5 'Seemed Like a Bad Idea' Movies. This episode is presented by Audible.com and Fandor.com. :00-19:28 - Review: "Killer Joe" Music: Mazes, "Love To Lay" 20:25-23:14 - Audible Recommendations 23:24-30:16 - Massacre Theatre 30:17-35:19 - Polls 35:20-44:31 - Listener Feedback: Seemed Like A Bad Idea' Music: Mazes, "News From Day One" 45:32-50:23 - Donations 50:32-1:14:57 - Top 5: Play Adaptations 1:14:58-1:17:27 - Close MUSIC - Mazes NOTES/LINKS - Audible recs: Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole books; A Song of Fire and Ice; books narrated by Jim Dale - Massacre Theatre winner: Gilberto Martinez - Massacre Theatre winner also gets to choose one of three Sony Pictures Home Entertainment DVDs: Lockout, Hatfields and McCoys, or Meeting Evil. - Glengarry Glen Ross' Alec Baldwin scene article - Facets Town Hall Meeting on Movies and Violence - AMC Cares Charitable Fund for Aurora Victims SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Get a free audiobook - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:eUbROCJtROU:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Aug 03, 2012
#407: Ruby Sparks / Top 5 Movies About Writers / The Mirror
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We'll show you the life of the mind! Adam and Josh eloquently express affection for their Top 5 Movies About Writers, and discuss the new film written by and starring Zoe Kazan, "Ruby Sparks." Plus, Adam makes an amazing discovery with the fourth film in the show's Contemporary Iranian Cinema Marathon, "The Mirror." This episode is presented by Fandor.com. Filmspotting #407:00-14:27 - Review: "Ruby Sparks"Music: Mazes, "Go Betweens"15:27-20:49 - Massacre Theatre20:50-24:03 - Polls24:04-40:16 - Iranian Cinema #4: "The Mirror"Music: Mazes, "Summer Hits or J+J Don't Like"41:16-48:48 - Donations49:03-1:11:08 - Top 5: Movies About Writers1:11:09-1:15:03 - Close / Outtakes BONUS CONTENT - None this week, sorry MUSIC - Mazes - The Mancunian ones NOT the Chicago ones we advertised :) NOTES/LINKS - Enter to win Killer Joe passes - Massacre Theatre winner: Drew Butler - Top 5 Movies About Writers - Paul's graphic novel The List - Thomas' film blog SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Fandor.com/Filmspotting - The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?a=Ro2eosQjYao:fBAdjT1MxfE:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/cinecast?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> </div>
Jul 27, 2012
#406: Dark Knight Rises / Beasts of the Southern Wild / Top 5 Stormy Weather Movies
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Which battle is more bloody and brutal: Batman vs. Bane or Michael Phillips vs. A.O. Scott? Adam and Josh discuss "The Dark Knight Rises," then enlist the help of the dynamic former At The Movies duo to debate "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Plus, the 'Take Shelter Memorial' Top 5 Stormy Weather Movies. Spoiler Alert? There should be no 'actual' spoilers in the discussion of "The Dark Knight Rises"... however... of course, you should proceed with caution. This episode is presented by Audible.com and Fandor.com/Filmspotting. :00-24:45 - Review: "The Dark Knight Rises" Music: Japandroids, "The House That Heaven Built" 25:58-28:44 - Audible Recommendations 28:45-37:29 - Massacre Theatre 37:30-42:11 - Polls 42:12-1:05:16 - Review: "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Music: Japandroids, "Fire's Highway" 1:06:20-1:10:42 - Donations 1:10:43-1:34:32 - Top 5: Stormy Weather Movies 1:34:33-1:38:00 - Close / Outtakes MUSIC - Japandroids NOTES/LINKS - Audible recs: The Fortress of Solitude; The Custom of the Country; Life of Pi; The Talisman; Black House - Enter to win Queen of Versailles passes - Massacre Theatre winner: Bruce Cantwell - Top 5 Stormy Weather Movies - Fourth & Main Journal on Vimeo - Ruby Sparks actually opens Wednesday, July 25 in Chicago. SPONSORS / PARTNERS - Get a free audiobook - Fandor.com/Filmspotting -