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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 783 (07/03/20): Top 5 Films of 2020 So Far / Inception (Nolan #6)

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

783_web_small It's been an unusual year for movies – and for everything else – but there's been great stuff to see if you knew where to look. This week, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Films of 2020 (So Far), along with a 10th anniversary, split-take revisit of "Inception," the sixth film in the Christopher Nolan "Oeuvre-view." ("Adam, I love you," says Josh at one point, "but you have no idea what you're talking about.")

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:

BABYTEETH -- Ben Mendelsohn Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 14:07

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When I spoke with Ben Mendelsohn on February 15, 2020, there was a strict embargo on releasing our chat until the BABYTEETH's release in June. It's why we concluded our conversation with him describing acting opposite Darth Vader in ROGUE ONE, which gave me some quotes that I could use right away (while also mentioning BABYTEETH). In it, he plays Henry, the psychiatrist father of a terminally ill 16-year-old who has taken up with Toby, a perfectly unsuitable young homeless man with a drug problem. 

Before that, though, we started out by talking about the way the film balances humor and tragedy before moving on to why BABYTEETH is the film of which Mendehlson is most proud, which led into why he doesn’t like to watch his old films.

We went on to talk about the one thing no film should ever do; playing a gentle character; and avoiding temptation. It was at this point that he made the best analogy using maple syrup that I have ever heard.

We finished up with him musing philosophically on the art and craft of acting, which involves the magical phrase “joyous curiosity”, and what it was like to act for him, as a fanboy, to act with Darth Vader.

BABYTEETH co-stars Essie Davis, Eliza Scanlon, and Toby Wallace as Moses.  

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 Truth

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

Thetruth_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 attends the tense reunion of a mother and daughter in The Truth.

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:

Garrett Brown - Inventor of the Oscar-winning Steadicam - Revisited - Rocky, The Shining, Philadelphia, Bulworth, La Traviata, The Forgotten

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

1ststeadicamtest_original_small Garrett used the Oscar-winning Steadicam which he invented to shoot nearly 100 movies beginning with Bound for Glory. Other films he has shot with the Steadicam include RockyThe ShiningReturn of the JediPhiladelphiaCasinoBulworthLa Traviata, and The Forgotten.

Garrett holds 60 patents for camera devices, including SkycamMobycam, and Divecam, which pursue athletes worldwide in the air, in the water, and in between. Garrett joined the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a 2013 inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

A legend in Hollywood for over 40 years, Garrett still lives and works in Philadelphia, venturing out worldwide to teach Steadicam operating and deliver his popular lecture on The Moving Camera in addition to more future inventions.