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01 Mar 2017


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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. Part of the Panoply Network.

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    FS Fix: Bunuel #6 - That Obscure Object of Desire / Bunuel Awards

    Luis Bunuel's puckish sensibility did not fail him in his old age. For the director's final film - 1977's THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (made when he was 80) - Bunuel famously cast two actresses in the same role. The conceit allows him to explore some of his favorite themes - obsession, repression, desire, hypocrisy. It's also one of his funniest films. Adam and Josh have that review and wrap-up the marathon with 'Those Obscure Objects of Desire' - the Bunuel Marathon Awards. It's Catherine Deneuve v Jeanne Moreau! Fernando Rey v The Eyeball!

    A special 12th anniversary episode of Filmspotting comes later in the week, with the 2017 Filmspotting Madness Selection Special and Adam and Josh's Top 5 Pantheon Contenders.     

  • Posted on 01 Mar 2017

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    #623: 2017 Oscar Picks with Michael Phillips

    This year’s Oscar ceremony is bound to get political, but how might Oscar voters send a message with their ballots? Adam and guest host Michael Phillips try to stay above the political fray during their Oscar preview special: who will win, who should win - and who got snubbed. Plus, Massacre Theatre and Michael shares some thoughts on Jordan Peele's GET OUT.

    0:00-2:08 - Billboard3:33-29:35 - Oscar PicksGlen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, "Falling Slowly"32:23-47:33 - Notes / Massacre Theatre47:33-50:33 - Michael Recommends: "Get Out"55:45-1:24:58 - Oscar Picks, cont.1:24:58-1:30:46 - Close / Outtake 

  • Posted on 24 Feb 2017

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    #622: John Wick / John Wick: Chapter 2 / Lego Batman Movie

    When the Keanu Reeves revenge tale JOHN WICK opened back in 2014, it made a modest $80 million at the box office. But in the couple years since it has acquired something almost as valuable as money: cult status. That cult fervor was rewarded with a sequel: JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, with Reeves battling some of the world's deadliest killers. We dig into the Wick phenomenon with reviews of both the original and the new entry, plus thoughts on THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE.

    0:00-2:39 - Billboard
    2:39-36:29 - Sacred Cow: "John Wick"
    Tinariwen, "Assawt"
    38:18-47:20 - Notes / Polls
    47:20-57:10 - Review: "The Lego Batman Movie"
    Tinariwen, "Sastanaqqam"
    58:20-1:02:57 - Donations
    1:02:57-1:23:04 - Review: "John Wick: Chapter 2"
    1:23:04-1:28:55 - Close / Outtake

  • Posted on 17 Feb 2017

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    #621: Top 5 Political Resistance Movies / The Battle of Algiers / Bunuel #5 - Tristana

    With the opening weeks of the new administration marked by political protest, Adam and Josh invite critic Michael Sicinski to share his Top 5 Political Resistance Movies. Plus, they cross off a major shared blind spot – the seminal resistance film THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1966) – and discuss the next film in their Luis Bunuel Marathon, TRISTANA.

    0:00-3:54 - Billboard
    3:54-39:29 - Top 5: Political Resistance Movies
    Souad Massi, "Bima el'taaloul"
    40:30-52:56 - Notes / Massacre Theatre
    52:56-1:12:10 - Blindspotting: "The Battle of Algiers"
    Souad Massi, "Hadari"
    1:13:08-1:20:19 - Donations
    1:20:19-1:40:09 - Bunuel #5: "Tristana"
    1:40:09-1:52:55 - Close / Hot Mics

  • Posted on 10 Feb 2017

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    #620: 2017 Movie Preview / Oscar Talk / Bunuel #4 - Diary of a Chambermaid

    The short version of Filmspotting's 2017 Movie Preview is easy: it starts with "Last" and ends with "Jedi." For a longer take, listen to this week's show, as Adam and Josh pose their top 5 questions about the new movie year. Plus, a little Oscar talk and Josh's recap of his time at the Sundance Film Festival. 

    0:00-1:41 - Billboard
    1:41-30:18 - 2017 Movie Preview
    Japandroids, "Near To The Wild Heart Of Life" 
    31:35-44:59 - Notes / Oscars Nominations
    44:59-59:24 - Sundance Recap
    Japandroids, "No Known Drink Or Drug" 
    1:00:26-1:03:28 - Donations
    1:03:28-1:46:29 - Bunuel #4: "Diary Of A Chambermaid"
    1:46:29-1:52:43 - Close / Hot Mics ("Split")

  • Posted on 03 Feb 2017


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