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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.

Got a movie series not on this list? Email our editorial address.

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 653 (10/20/17): The Meyerowitz Stories, Top 5 Noah Baumbach Characters

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 53:59

The-meyerowitz-stories_small 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.

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:

MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE -- Peter Landesman Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 14:29

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I loved that Peter Landesman  had the same reaction that I did when Deep Throat was finally revealed. That would be “Who’s that?”  Bob Woodward’s source for the reporting that eventually brought down the Nixon administration was Mark Felt, an FBI man who kept a low profile while violating his personal code of ethics in service to a higher cause. When I spoke with Landesman on September 28, 2017, that surprise was the first thing I brought up, before moving on to what it was like for Landesman to spend time with Felt while researching what would eventually be his film, MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE.

I went on to talk with the former war correspondent about the contemporary resonances in a story about obstruction of justice by the Executive Branch of government, the painterly approach Landesman took to filming; the psychology of color; and whether or not co-star Tom Sizemore’s hairline and shoulder hunch was a shout-out to Nixon.

We finished up with why looking at well-known historical incidents from a different perspective is so important;  the difference between people who are self-consciously in the eye of history, and those who aren’t; what he has next; and why he believes in the system. 

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: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

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

Markfelt_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 digs up secrets and scandal in Washington with Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House.

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

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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:

Brett Pawlak - Cinematographer - Short Term 12, Hellion, The Glass Castle, All We Had, and Unicorn Store

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

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Brett's films include four films with director Destin Daniel Cretton, including Short Term 12I Am Not A Hipster, and The Glass Castle.

Some of Brett's other work ncluded: The MeddlerKat Candlers' film HellionKatie Holmes' directorial debut, All We Had, and the TV mini-series H+.

Brett worked again with Brie Larson on her acclaimed directorial debut, Unicorn Store.