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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 771 (04/03/20): Christopher Nolan 'Oeuvre-view' / Bette Davis #2 - Jezebel / Filmspotting Madness

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

771_following-jezebel_small Christopher Nolan’s films are events: smart, ambitious and original. But before he made "Interstellar," "Dunkirk" or his "Dark Knight" trilogy—even before "Memento"—Nolan made the 70-minute indie thriller "Following." This week, Adam and Josh start their Nolan "Oeuvre-view" with his '99 debut, which gives tantalizing clues of the director he'll become and the stories he'll go on to tell. Then, Bette Davis won a much-deserved Oscar for her performance in 1938's "Jezebel." The William Wyler-directed drama set in antebellum New Orleans is the second film in our Davis Marathon. Plus, Filmspotting Madness: Best of the 2010s comes down to the final two.

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:

40th Anniversary Razzie Awards -- John Wilson Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 31:58

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The annual interview with Head Berry, John Wilson, founder of the Golden Raspberry Awards Foundation, is one of the high points of my year.  Now celebrating its 40th year of giving bad films what they deserve, the Razzies will mark the occasion by taping its ceremony for later broadcast.  If you’ve never experienced the wonder and magic that is the Razzie ceremony, you just don’t know what you’re missing.

We started our chat on March 4, 2020 with a trip down memory lane, as Wilson recalled the inspiration for the Razzies, its early years, and his brush with the purveyors of that >other< award (the one that’s shaped like a little man).

We moved on to the celebrities who have graced the Razzie stage over the years, a voice-mail that may or may not have been from a Razzie favorite, the one bad film that Wilson will never get over, and, of course, a rousing discussion of those up for the Razzie recognition (Stallone! Willis! CATS!) this landmark year.

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: Lazy Susan

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

Lazysusan_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 follows the adventures of an unmotivated middle-aged Midwesterner in Lazy Susan.

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:

Matthias Grunsky - Cinematographer - Funny Ha Ha, Nights and Weekends, Computer Chess, Saints Rest, Support the Girls, and Defiance Three Women and the Vote

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

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A member of the BVK (German Society of Cinematographers)Matthias was born in Austria and worked as a camera assistant in Austria and Germany before attending AFI in Los Angeles.

Matthias' film projects include Andrew Bujalski's debut feature Funny Ha Ha, and the acclaimed Computer Chess, as well as Nights and Weekends, for Greta Gerwig and Joe Swanberg.

More recently, he shot the feature Support the Girls, again for Andrew BujalskiSaints Rest, and the television historical drama Defiance. Three Women and the Vote.