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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 720 (03/15/19): Transit / Sweet 16 Filmspotting Madness (Best of the 2000s) / Cassavetes #3 - A Woman Under the Influence

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

Transit_small German director Christian Petzold’s “Phoenix” was a “Vertigo”-inspired thriller set in the aftermath of the Holocaust. It received some of the best reviews of 2014. For his latest, "Transit," Petzold evokes Kafka, Orwell and Kieslowski for another wartime thriller that isn't afraid to disorient and perplex. Then, in the third round of Filmspotting Madness -- Best of the 2000s -- the effect is less disorienting and more enraging, with listeners threatening to leap into the Madness Incinerator (tm) with beloved films that have been forced to exit the tournament. And the third film in the John Cassavetes Marathon -- 1976's (and 1978's) "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie."   

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:

2019 Razzie Awards -- John Wilson Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 22:15

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There are many reasons that I look forward to my annual interview with Razzie Founder and Head Berry, John Wilson. Not the least of them is that he makes me laugh. A lot. As we review the nominees, including Donald Trump (full list here), recognizing the worst of the worst in cinema, where they each went wrong is the main topic, but while Wilson is quick with a witty barb, he’s also thoughtful as he ponders the state of cinema, both good and bad.

This year, I asked him to stroll down memory lane to the first Razzie Ceremony, which he held in his living room to an appreciative crowd of friends. The world at large appreciated the press release he sent out, and now, in anticipation of the 39th annual awards announcement, it’s become an institution, with voting members of the Golden Raspberry Awards Foundation hailing from all over the world.

He also discussed why holidays are even more awkward than they might otherwise have been because of Wilson’s zeal for bad cinema; Melissa McCarthy being nominated for both a Razzie and an Oscar™; why Helen Mirren couldn’t save WINCHESTER; what it says about a year’s bad films that FIFTY SHADES FREED didn’t sweep every category; the reasons why returning Razzie favorite John Travolta essayed the role of GOTTI; and what Razzie Redemption is all about.  

We started, though, with Wilson’s reactions to this year’s Razzie nominees.

For the official Razzle announcement of the winners as released on February 23, 2019, the day >before< the Little Gold Naked Man is handed outout, click https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIZPEXuY7g&t=315s.

 

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: Captain Marvel

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

Captainmarvel_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 suits up with Marvel’s first female-led superhero adventure, Captain Marvel.

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:

Johnny Marshall - Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor - Upstream Color, A Ghost Story, The Old Man and The Gun, and The Vast of Night

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

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Johnny is a 30-year veteran Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, and Re-Recording Mixer based in Dallas, Texas.   He is the owner and creative head of Marshall Sound Design, specializing in sound design and re-recording for independent films.

Johnny’s work includes Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color, which won a Special Jury Award for Sound Design at Sundance and Daylight's End for William Kaufman.

Johnny’s other recent films include David Lowery’s A Ghost Story and The Old Man & The GunLight From Light for Paul Harrill, and The Vast of Night for Andrew Patterson.