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Playlist: Movie Series and Pieces

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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 754 (11/29/19): 2019 Golden Brick Nominees

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 54:00

Filmspotting_1400x1400_small Which overlooked films will compete for our 2019 award?

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:

KNIVES OUT -- Rian Johnson Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 13:18

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My main goal in talking KNIVES OUT with its writer/director Rian Johnson on November 11, 2019 was to refrain from giving anything away. The element of surprise in this refreshing take on the classic whodunit has never been better executed. So I started my chat with him by telling him how much I enjoyed how he toys in the audience. There are twists, turns, and those ci-mentioned surprises, but Johnson always plays absolutely fair with the viewer as he spins a clever yarn that ponders whether seeing is believing and the state of class warfare in these United States. He shared his philosophy on that toying before we talked about how he went about introducing the political elements of the story.

We went on to talk about how working with green screens affects the directorial experience; the difference between arch and artificial when striking a cinematic tone; why going big doesn’t mean leaving planet earth; and whether or not a sculpture featured prominently in the story is a metaphor for the negative reaction that some fanboys directed Johnson’s way after THE LAST JEDI.

We finished up considering the trolling phenomenon; why whodunits are so psychologically comforting; the magic that is the game of go; why Chris Evans is aspirational on many levels, and how Ricky Jay made a cameo even after he died.

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: The Two Popes

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

Thetwopopes_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 sits down for pizza with a pair of religious leaders in The Two Popes.

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:

Dylan Neely - Film Composer and Music Supervisor - Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, I Tonya, The Farewell, 18 To Party

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

Thefarewell_original_small Dylan performed at venues including The Museum of the Moving ImageLincoln Center, and MoMA PS1, and he has written music for several theater and opera projects.  Dylan performs with video artist Alex Nathanson as the ensemble Fan Letters.

Dylan's work for films and television includes: DemolitionEverybody Knows Elizabeth MurrayJane Fonda in Five ActsMozart in the JungleI, TonyaThe Farewell, and 18 To Party.