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17 Feb 2019

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Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.

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    #716: The Matrix / Top 5 Slow-Motion Scenes (Since "The Matrix")

    Taking the red pill 20 years later.

    For the second film in their "9 From '99" series, Adam and Josh reconsider the Wachowski Sisters' seminal sci-fi film, which, while a popular and critical success in its release year, has only grown in estimation both as a film and as a way of thinking and talking about reality. Plus: Christopher Nolan, Todd Haynes, Rian Johnson and Lars von Trier make the Top 5 Slow-Motion Scenes (Since "The Matrix"); Best of '99 poll results; and Adam and Josh announce the matchups for the play-in round of Filmspotting Madness 2019: Best of the 2000s. (Vote here!)

    0:00-1:08 - Billboard
    1:08-33:02 - 9 From '99 #2: "The Matrix"
    Ex Hex, "Cosmic Cave"
    33:49-40:00 - Poll Results: Best of '99
    40:00-47:07 - Next week / Notes
    47:07-1:00:12 - Filmspotting Madness: Play-In Round
    Ex Hex, "Tough Enough"
    1:01:07-1:36:52 - Top 5: Slow-Motion Scenes
    1:36:52-1:41:53 - Close / Outtake

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  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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    #715: The Lego Movie 2 / Velvet Buzzsaw / Miss Bala

    Jokes and gender politics in the new Lego sequel.

    "The Lego Movie" was Josh's #1 film of 2014. Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" made Adam's Top 10 of the same year. Five years later, Emmet Brickowski and the rest of the master builders return for THE LEGO MOVIE 2 - and Gilroy is back, too, with the art scene satire VELVET BUZZSAW, another darkly satirical take on a Los Angeles subculture. Also on the show: Josh's thoughts on Catherine Hardwicke's MISS BALA, Massacre Theatre and an announcement about the next Filmspotting Marathon.   

    0:00-1:17 - Billboard
    1:17-15:19 - Review: "The Lego Movie 2"
    Beck, "Super Cool" (feat. Robyn and The Lonely Island)
    15:46-25:13 - Next Week / Notes
    25:13-35:50 - Massacre Theatre
    Ken Nordine, "Sound Museum"
    36:32-41:00 - Donations
    41:00-59:56 - Review: "Velvet Buzzsaw"
    59:56-1:06:51 - Spoilers: "Velvet Buzzsaw"
    1:06:51-1:09:35 - Close

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  • Posted on 08 Feb 2019

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    #714: Glass / The Sixth Sense

    That thing where your superpower is seeing dead people.

    On this week's show, a double-dose of divisive auteur M. Night Shyamalan, whose new film GLASS is either "profoundly dumb" or "like opening a brand new comic book for the first time and not knowing what you're going to get." And then later, Adam and Josh kick off their "9 from '99" series with Shyamalan's blockbuster THE SIXTH SENSE, which they mostly agree has held up pretty well, thanks in large part to the Oscar-nominated performances by Toni Collette and Haley Joel Osment. Plus, a new poll question and news about the next Filmspotting Marathon (which you can help us choose).

    0:00-1:11 - Billboard
    1:11-28:48 - Review: "Glass"
    28:48-39:01 - "Glass" Spoilers
    Michel Legrand, "Generique" (from "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg")
    39:32-49:06 - Next Week / Notes
    49:06-52:03 - New Poll: Best of 1999
    Michel Legrand, "Twin Song" (from "The Young Girls of Rochefort")
    53:00-1:25:27 - 9 from '99 #1: "The Sixth Sense"
    1:25:27-1:27:53 - Close / Outtake

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  • Posted on 01 Feb 2019

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    #713: 2019 Movie Preview / Oscar Nominations

    The new movie year is all promise and possibility.

    Adam and Josh pose their Top 5 Questions About 2019. Plus the good, the bad and the bewildering of this week's Oscar nominations.

    0:00-1:13 - Billboard
    1:13-13:57 - 2019 Movie Preview
    King Princess, "1950"
    14:48-15:42 - Donations
    15:42-33:15 - Oscar Nominations
    33:15-38:53 - Next Week / "9 From '99" / Notes
    38:53-43:45 - Massacre Theatre
    43:45-48:08 - Poll results: 2019 Most Anticipated
    King Princess, "Femme Fatale"
    49:09-52:06 - Donations
    52:06-1:18:47 - 2019 Movie Preview, cont.
    1:18:47-1:21:27 - Close

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  • Posted on 25 Jan 2019

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    #712: Scenes of the Year - 2018 Wrap Party

    The laughs, the tears, the rhapsodies and the shallows that made 2018 such a memorable movie year.

    Michael Phillips and Tasha Robinson - and a full house at Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts - join Adam and Josh for the Live 2018 Wrap Party, celebrating the 2018 movie year with their favorite moments from the last twelve months.

    0:00-0:43 - Intro
    0:43-23:50 - Opening Scenes
    23:50-47:22 - Music Moments w/Michael Phillips
    47:22-1:04:24 - Funniest Scenes w/Tasha Robinson
    1:04:24-1:18:59 - Moving Moments
    The Mountain Goats, "This Year"
    1:19:51-1:24:57 - Golden Brick Award
    1:24:57-1:44:46 - Scenes of the Year w/Michael & Tasha
    1:44:46-1:52:08 - Massacre Theatre / Close

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  • Posted on 18 Jan 2019

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