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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 729 (05/17/19): Top 5 Keanu Moments / John Wick 3

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

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Whether you love or hate the "John Wick" franchise -- or even if you're completely indifferent to it -- it has given us all the chance to appreciate the particular genius of Keanu Reeves. For those of us who grew up watching him, the former duuude and earnest action star has matured into an actor of depth and vulnerability with a singular sense of physical grace. Whether Keanu's talents are put to their best use in the new "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" is up for debate, which Adam and Josh do in their review. Then it's the Top 5 Keanu Moments, a career-spanning appreciation of The One, from Ted "Theodore" Logan to Mr. Wick himself.
Plus Massacre Theatre and Josh's recommendation of the new doc "Our Time Machine," which is currently playing the Chicago Critics Film Festival.

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:

TRIAL BY FIRE -- Ed Zwick Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 16:35

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A film like TRIAL BY FIRE provokes a host of questions about the justice system and the ethics of capital punishment.  When I spoke with Ed Zwick on April 15, 2019, those inevitably came up as we discussed adapting the true story of Cameron Todd Willingham’s murder conviction, and the writer Elizabeth Gilbert’s subsequent fight to win him a new trial.  The miscarriage of justice as applied to a working-class man makes for a compelling, heartbreaking film, but as Zwick noted in our conversation, larger issued also come into play, including the lost opportunities for rehabilitation in the current prison system.

We went on to talk about Zwick’s decision to show Willingham’s faults as well as his virtues, depicting an execution by lethal injection, and the performances from stars Laura Dern and Jack O’Connell that eschew melodrama in favor of humanity.

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: Charlie Says

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

Charliesays_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, KKristin gets to know the Manson Girls in Charlie Says.

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:

Nicholas Monsour - Film Editor - Oh My Soul, Key and Peele, Keanu, Cobra Kai, Us

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

Us_2_original_small Nick is a Film and Television Editor from Los Angeles with a varied artistic background. He received a BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has also worked as a graphic designer, theatrical set designer and book designer.

Nick's film work includes editing the comedy Keanu, and the acclaimed horror/thriller film Us for Jordan PeeleNick also wrote and directed and wrote a feature film Oh My Soul

Nick's television work includes shows such as HBO's WitnessJean-Claude Van JohnsonDrunk HistoryKey & PeeleBrockmireCobra KaiThe Last O.G.Whiskey Cavalier, and The Twilight Zone. Nick was nominated for an Emmy for Key & Peele