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Playlist: Movie Series and Pieces

Compiled By: PRX Editors

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Curated Playlist

Indie and mainstream, actors and producers — here are movie series on PRX of various lengths.

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Filmspotting (weekly series) (Series)

Produced by WBEZ

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film, including: movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Filmspotting is available on PRX by noon (CST) on Fridays. Promos are available on PRX earlier in the week.

Most recent piece in this series:

Filmspotting 668 (02/16/18): Black Panther, Top 5 Superhero-Director Combos (We'd Like To See)

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 53:58

Black-panther_small A review of "Black Panther.  Plus, the inspired pairing of Ryan Coogler and "Black Panther" has Adam and Josh in pitch mode as they offer up the 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.

Sounds Familiar #5: Sex, Death and Morals in Horror.

From Blake Cooper | Part of the Sounds Familiar series | 17:00

In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated.

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In 1980, during a “very special episode” of Siskel & Ebert, Roger Ebert made a provocative claim about the emerging genre of “slasher” horror films: “these films hate women.” 
Whether that’s true—and why—is a little more complicated. Dr. Lisa Wade, founder of the blog Sociological Images, helps me break down the complexity of the role of women in horror movies. We’ll discuss what these films say about our sense of morality and justice. And we’ll travel all the way back to 18th century London, to meet Tom Nero, arguably the horror genre’s original serial villain.
Next Week: “Series in Decline”

Indie Outlook (Series)

Produced by Matt Fagerholm

Chicago film critic Matt Fagerholm highlights the latest and greatest in modern independent cinema.

Most recent piece in this series:

Duncan Riddell on "Older Children"

From Matt Fagerholm | Part of the Indie Outlook series | 23:10

Photo_27_small Filmmaker Duncan Riddell joins host Matt Fagerholm to discuss his new film, "Older Children," which premieres in Chicago November 10th. The program was produced at Columbia College Chicago. Technical producer was Rebecca Nystedt. An Indie Outlook production.

Behind the Scenes (Series)

Produced by Andrea Chase

Filmmakers and actors talk with Andrea Chase. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor. Series pieces are various lengths from 8 to 25 minutes.

Most recent piece in this series:

A FANTASTIC WOMAN -- Sebastián Lelio and Daniela Vega interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 16:28

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When I spoke with Sebastián Lelio and Daniela Vega for A FANTASTIC WOMAN on January 9th, 2018, I started with the obvious question, why a film with a transgender protagonist, and why Daniela, who started the project as a consultant before becoming its star.

We went on to talk about the year of conversations between Lelio and Vega that preceded the script being written; the tension between law and desire; the impact of labels; why Vega insisted on changing the music that her character sings; how Lelio made the other music choices; and the planning and execution of one of the film’s most powerful and poetic moments.

We finished up with a discussion of how the film has been received around the world; and with the other two films that Lelio has coming out thWhen I spoke with Sebastián Lelio and Daniela Vega for A FANTASTIC WOMAN on January 9th, 2018, I started with the obvious question, why a film with a transgender protagonist, and why Daniela, who started the project as a consultant before becoming its star.

 

We went on to talk about the year of conversations between Lelio and Vega that preceded the script being written; the tension between law and desire; the impact of labels; why Vega insisted on changing the music that her character sings; how Lelio made the other music choices; and the planning and execution of one of the film’s most powerful and poetic moments.

 

We finished up with a discussion of how the film has been received around the world; and with the other two films that Lelio has coming out this year, an English-language remake of his film, GLORIA, starring Julianne Moore, and the much bruited DISOBEDIENCE, co-starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams,  about forbidden love set in the world of New York’s Hassidic community.is year, an English-language remake of his film, GLORIA, starring Julianne Moore, and the much bruited DISOBEDIENCE, co-starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams,  about forbidden love set in the world of New York’s Hassidic community.

The Indie on Demand Movie Review (Series)

Produced by Daniel Persons

A short, weekly review show dedicated to highlighting independent films available via on-demand platforms. Produced and hosted by film journalist and critic Dan Persons.

Most recent piece in this series:

Indie on Demand Reviews FIGHTVILLE

From Daniel Persons | Part of the The Indie on Demand Movie Review series | 01:59

Fightville_prx_image_v01_small Film critic Dan Persons reviews FIGHTVILLE, an intense and intimate documentary focusing on the brutal sport of mixed martial arts.

THE INDIE ON DEMAND MOVIE REVIEW is a short, weekly, module-style review show dedicated to highlighting independent films available via on-demand platforms. Produced and hosted by film journalist and critic Dan Persons (The Huffington Post, IFC, Air America), each 2-minute episode will feature a review of an independent film that has recently debuted on-demand, incorporating cleared audio clips and Dan's detailed analysis to provide listeners with an entertaining and insightful glimpse into the exciting and innovative world of independent film, with all titles available immediately for viewing at home.

Reel Discovery (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin takes a look at the horror homage of Tim Burton's Frankenweenie.

Most recent piece in this series:

Reel Discovery: Looking Glass

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

Lookingglass_small Each week on Reel Discovery, host Kristin Dreyer Kramer takes a quick look at the latest in movies -- from the hottest new blockbusters to little-known indies and even Blu-ray releases. Whether you prefer explosive action movies or quiet dramas, you're sure to discover something worth watching. On the latest show, Kristin checks into a creepy desert motel with Nicolas Cage in Looking Glass.

To read the full review, visit NightsAndWeekends.com.

It's Movie Time (Series)

Produced by Kristin Dreyer Kramer

A weekly five-minute film review series with critics John DeSando and Kristin Dreyer Kramer.

Most recent piece in this series:

It's Movie Time; July 6, 2012: The Amazing Spider-Man, To Rome with Love

From Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Part of the It's Movie Time series | 05:00

Logo_imt_small2_small Films reviewed: The Amazing Spider-Man, To Rome with Love

Spoiler Alert Radio (Series)

Produced by MergingArts Productions

Toni Pennacchia discusses all things film with independent directors, writers, producers, composers, cinematographers, editors, promoters, and more, in this 29-minute series.

Most recent piece in this series:

Burkhard Dallwitz - Australian Film Composer - The Truman Show, Underbelly, The Way Back, and Wolf Creek

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

Burkharddallwitz_studiopic_499_small Born in Germany, and having moved to Australia in 1979, Burkhard has worked as a composer for feature films, television and commercials since 1984.

Some of Burkard's film work includes The Caterpillar Wish, The Way Back, and the documentary Red Obsession. His score for the Peter Weir's film, The Truman Show, won him several awards including a Golden Globe for Best Original Score. 

Burkard's television work includes both the series and movies for the award winning Underbelly franchise, as well as the series False Witness and and The Secret River.

One of Burkard's most recent projects is the series Wolf Creek, about a serial killer stalking the Outback.