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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 659 (12/8/17): Top 5 Best Worst Movies, The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water

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

The-disaster-artist_small 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 that 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 "The Disaster 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, the author of "The Bad Movie Bible."

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:

MARJORIE PRIME -- Michael Almereyda Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 15:18

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When I spoke to Michael Almereyda on November 16, 2017, we started with how he came to direct the film version of MARJORIE PRIME, a play by Jordan Harrison that was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, and that had also starred Lois Smith as Marjorie.

We moved on to the tantalizing issues of identity, reality, and perception with which the film is rife; adapting a play into a film while still trusting the dialogue to carry the action; the trick to playing a hologram that can pass as human, at least at first; and the irony of who among the characters, human and hologram, are the most empathetic.

We finished up with the difference that the color saffron can make; Tesla as his first script and possibly next project; Shakespeare as the eternal mirror;  how he couldn’t escape Hamlet; and the serendipity of a sneaked cigarette. 

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: I, Tonya

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

Itonya_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 takes to the ice with Margot Robbie in I, Tonya.

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:

Nicholas Schenck - Sound Designer and Sound Editor - Half Nelson, Grace Is Gone, Song of Lahore, The Hero, The Departure, and Lady Bird

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

Ladybird_499_small Nickhas worked on earlier projects in sound including on narrative and documentary films like: Half NelsonGrace Is GoneChop Shop, and Song of Lahore.

Nick has done recording engineering work for Vice for HBO and sound editing on the documentary feature, The Departure, and the acclaimed narrative features, The Hero and Lady Bird.