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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 794 (09/25/20): Top 5 Landscapes as Characters

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

Vertigo_794_small Gregory Crewdson's large-scale, cinematic photos have been compared to the work of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. His latest exhibition -- "An Eclipse of Moths" -- is currently on display in L.A. Inspired by Crewdson's work, Adam and Josh -- along with Crewdson himself -- share their Top 5 Landscapes as 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:

THE ARTIST'S WIFE -- Tom Dolby Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 16:01

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Tom Dolby’s second feature film, THE ARTIST’S WIFE, gives us Claire and Richard Smythson. He’s an artist recognized for his genius and his, ahem, difficult temperament. She’s the loyal helpmeet who gave up her own career as a painter in order to allow her husband to focus on nothing but his art. Its an arrangement that has suited them both for decades until Richard begins to show signs of dementia, and the race for him to finish the works for his final show, as well as re-establishing contact with his estranged daughter, Angela, and unmet grandson, Gogo, begins to take its toll on both of them. It also re-awakens Claire’s own creative impulse.

Dolby’s own father suffered from Alzheimer’s, so it was only natural that I would ask him how it may have shaped his approach to co-writing the script when we talked by phone on September 18, 2020. That comes later in m interview. Before that, we talked about why he was determined to set the film during a New York winter (and the lessons it taught him).

We went on to talk about Leni Olin’s remarkable talent for speaking without words; externalizing the creative process; the role of cinematography (by Ryan Parker) in a film about art and artists; and why Grape Nuts® loom large in a key scenes, one of several that tantalize us with questions about the nature of perception, intelligence, and family bonds.

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: Secret Society of Second-Born Royals

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

Secretsociety_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 trains to save the world with younger royal siblings in Disney+’s Secret Society of Second-Born Royals.

 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:

Andrew Baseman - Set Decorator - Kinsey, The Nanny Diaries, The Normal Heart, Gotham, Mindhunter, Crazy Rich Asians, The Trial of the Chicago 7, In the Heights

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

Chicagoseven_small For over 20 years, Andrew Baseman has worked as a designer and set decorator on diverse film and television projects including: KinseyThe Nanny Diaries, The Americans, The Normal Heart, Gotham, and Mindhunter.

More recent projects from Andrew include: Crazy Rich Asians, for which he won an Art Directors Guild Award, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and the upcoming movie musical In the Heights.