Filmspotting - Movie Reviews

Filmspotting - Movie Reviews

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Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen review new and classic movies, offering "affable, insightful film analysis since 2005" (NY Times).

Episodes

#956: Revisiting Dune, ‘50s Madness Play-Ins and Blind Spots

With the release of the “Dune” sequel just a week away, Adam and Josh revisit “Dune: Part One” and take care of some ‘50s blind spots ahead of Filmspotting Madness—Best of the 1950s.   (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:02:58) “Dune: Part One” Rewatch (00:02:59-00:35:01) Next week, notes (00:35:02-00:41:27) Polls [Best Coens Decade] (00:41:28-00:48:31) ‘50s Madness - Play-Ins (00:48:32-01:05:57) “Tokyo Story,” “Anatomy of a Murder” (01:05:58-01:26:22) Close, New Releases (01:26:22-01:29:19) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/24·1h 32m

#955: Top 5 Tokyo Movies, Perfect Days (w/Spoilers), How To Have Sex

Wim Wenders’s Oscar-nominated “Perfect Days” inspires Adam and Josh to share their Top 5 films set in Tokyo, plus a Golden Brick nod for the coming-of-age film “How To Have Sex” and some “Perfect Days” spoiler talk.  (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:02:16) Top 5: Tokyo Movies (00:02:17-00:46:01) Review: “Perfect Days” (00:46:02-01:11:10) Next Week, Notes (01:11:11-01:16:48) Massacre Theatre (01:16:49-01:24:46) Brickspotting: “How To Have Sex” (01:24:47-01:45:08) Close, New Releases (01:45:09-01:48:13) Spoiler Talk: “Perfect Days” (01:48:14-02:10:03) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/24·2h 13m

#954: Rear Window vs. Vertigo, Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell

With “Rear Window” turning 70 this year, Adam and Josh give the double Sacred Cow treatment to a pair of Hitchcock masterpieces from the ‘50s.  (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:01:00) Sacred Cow: “Rear Window” (00:01:01-00:59:12) Brickspotting (JL): “Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell” (00:59:13-01:06:25) Next Week, Notes, Poll (01:06:26-01:13:05) Poll Results [Best ‘50s Hitchcock] (01:13:06-01:18:33) Sacred Cow: “Vertigo” (01:18:34-01:56:53) “Rear Window” or “Vertigo”? (01:56:54-02:05:09) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/24·2h 13m

#953: American Fiction (w/Spoilers), Rustin, Sundance 2024

Reviews of newly minted Oscar nominees “American Fiction” and “Rustin,” plus Adam’s thoughts on a couple of Sundance standouts. (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:01:58) Review: American Fiction (00:01:59-00:28:35) Next week, Notes (00:28:36-00:32:14) Sundance ‘24 - Ibelin, A Real Pain (00:32:15-00:46:02) Massacre Theatre (00:46:03-00:50:13) Review: “Rustin” (00:50:14-01:05:18) “American Fiction” Spoilers (01:05:19-01:14:16) Promos: Babbel.com/filmspotting for 55% off your subscription. Notes/Links: Sundance 2024 Award Winners Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/24·1h 21m

#952: 2024 Movie Preview - Folie à Deux Edition

Dune: Part 2 v Furiosa. Linklater v Soderbergh. Adam and Josh preview the 2024 movie year via ten death-match polls. (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:04:56) 2024 Movie Preview: Folie à Deux (00:04:57-00:33:27) 2023 Golden Brick Winner (00:33:28-00:40:47) R.I.P. Tom Wilkinson, Norman Jewison; 2024 Show Preview (00:40:48-00:53:55) New Poll [‘50s Hitchcock] (00:53:56-00:58:02) 2024 Movie Preview, cont. (00:58:03-01:25:38) Notes/Links: Golden Brick Award Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/24·1h 32m

#951: Best Scenes of 2023 with Michael Phillips, Mia Lee Vicino, and Tran Ahn Hung

Adam and Josh head west for the 2023 Wrap Party, sharing their favorite scenes of the year, along with Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Mia Lee Vicino (Letterboxd), with a special appearance by “The Taste of Things” director Tran Ahn Hung. (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:05:15) Welcome/Opening Scenes with Hung (00:05:16-00:23:30) Funniest Scenes with Mia (00:23:31-00:38:03) Most Moving Moments (00:38:04-00:50:05) Best Music Moments with Michael (00:50:05-01:07:34) Scenes of the Year with Michael (01:07:35-01:35:50) Notes/Links: Mia Lee Vicino on Letterboxd, Twitter, Instagram Michael Phillips at The Chicago Tribune, Twitter Isaac Feldberg’s “Iron Claw” tweet Promos: Regal Unlimited (use code FILMSPOT23) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/24·1h 42m

#950: Ferrari, Maestro, Wonka, The Color Purple

It’s the 2023 movie orphans show, with reviews of late-year releases from Michael Mann (“Ferrari”) and Bradley Cooper (“Maestro”), along with thoughts on a pair of new musicals, Paul King’s “Wonka” and Blitz Bazawule's adaptation of the Tony-winning THE COLOR PURPLE. (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:04:54) Review: “Ferrari” (00:04:55-00:34:32) Review: “Maestro” (00:34:33-00:57:14) Notes, Polls (00:57:15-01:07:52) Review: “Wonka” (01:07:53-01:18:07) Review: “The Color Purple” (01:18:08-01:24:18) Notes/Links: Filmspotting Live in L.A. on Jan. 13 Josh’s reviews of Ferrari, Maestro, Wonka, A Color Purple Promos: Babbel.com/filmspotting for 55% off your subscription. Regal Unlimited (use code FILMSPOT23) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/24·1h 31m

#949: The Best Films of 2023 with Michael Phillips and Marya E. Gates

Adam, Josh, and guests Michael Phillips and Marya E. Gates hash out the best of what all agree is among the richest movie years in recent memory. (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:07:55) The Films of the Year (00:07:56-01:43:22) Notes, Best Scores, Polls (01:43:23-01:59:49) Golden Brick Finalists (01:59:50-02:09:19) Our Films of the Year (02:09:20-02:42:18) Outlier Choices (02:42:19-03:16:06) Notes/Links: Filmspotting Live in L.A. on Jan. 13 Marya E. Gates Michael Phillips Adam on “Anatomy of a Fall” Yahav Winner’s “The Boy” at The New Yorker  Promos: Babbel.com/filmspotting for 55% off your subscription. Regal Unlimited (use code FILMSPOT23) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/23·3h 26m

Bonus Sampler: '23 Chicago Film Critics Ballots

Enjoy an excerpt from this month's bonus episode where Adam and Josh followed up their Performances of the Year episode with more categories from their Chicago Film Critics Association ballots. Join the Filmspotting Family Chicago Film Critics Association Winners Filmspotting Live in L.A. on Jan. 13 Promos: Regal Unlimited (use code FILMSPOT23) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/23·13m 39s

#948: The 30 Best Performances of 2023

Fresh from submitting their Chicago Film Critics Association ballots, Adam and Josh share their favorite film performances of the year. (Timecode will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:01:48) Supporting Actor (00:01:48-00:12:07) Supporting Actress (00:12:07-00:24:54) Notes, Massacre Theatre (00:24:54-00:42:15) Lead Actor (00:42:15-00:57:02) Lead Actress (00:57:02-01:12:08) Notes/Links: Chicago Film Critics Assoc. Winners Filmspotting Live in L.A. on Jan. 13 Robert Downey Jr.’s Third Act Promos: Regal Unlimited (use code FILMSPOT23) MONSTER, from director Hirokazu Kore-eda, is now playing in select theaters nationwide. Find showtimes and get tickets at https://wellgousa.com/films/monster  Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/23·1h 19m

#947: Poor Things, May December, Napoleon, Four Daughters, Fallen Leaves

Playing catchup ahead of their year-end Top 10s, Adam and Josh dig into the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos, Todd Haynes, Ridley Scott, and more. (Timecode will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00:00-00:01:05) “Saltburn” (JL) (00:01:05-00:05:42) “Poor Things” (00:05:42-00:16:57) “May December” (00:16:57-00:27:28) “Napoleon” (00:31:28-00:41:17) Notes, Polls (00:41:17-00:52:07) “Four Daughters” (00:52:07-01:07:04) "Fallen Leaves” (01:07:04-01:14:52) Notes/Links: Filmspotting Live in L.A. on Jan. 13 “Nobody Plays a Bad Actress Better Than Natalie Portman” Promos: Get 15% off your next gift at uncommongoods.com/FILMSPOTTING Regal Unlimited (use code FILMSPOT23) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/23·1h 22m

Bonus Show Sampler: Horror Movie Draft, 2024 Marathons

Bonus shows are just one of the perks of joining the Family. Enjoy these excerpts from two of our most recent episodes. For as little as $5/month, get access to bonus content, early and ad-free listening, our newsletter, and more. Join the Filmspotting Family Filmspotting Live in L.A. on Jan. 13 Promos: Regal Unlimited (use code FILMSPOT23) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/23·24m 18s

From the Archive: Alien at 40, Top 5 Joaquin Phoenix Performances

With Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” in theaters, we revisit a 2019 Sacred Cow review of the director’s “Alien” and, from earlier this year, the Top 5 Joaquin Phoenix Performances.   -Notes: Live in L.A.(03:20) -Sacred Cow Review: “Alien” (05:59) -Top 5 Joaquin Phoenix Performances (40:43) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Links: Filmspotting Live in L.A. on Jan. 13 Promos: Regal Unlimited (use code FILMSPOT23) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/23·1h 30m

#946: The Holdovers, Essential Werner Herzog

Alexander Payne reunites with Paul Giamatti for the period holiday comedy "The Holdovers" which is one of the director’s best and one of the best of the year.   -Review: “The Holdovers” (05:43) -The Essential Werner Herzog” (23:59) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promos: Notes/Links: Werner Herzog's "Every Man for Himself and God Against All" Refocus Film Festival Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/23·1h 20m

#945: The Killer (with Spoilers), Fincher Ranked, The Marvels

David Fincher’s THE KILLER has more on its mind than mere genre thrills. Adam and Josh review of Fincher’s 12th feature and dig into spoilers. Plus, THE MARVELS, and Fincher Ranked.  (Timecodes will not be precise with ads; chapters may start early.) Open (00:00-01:54) “The Killer” (01:55-35:41) “The Marvels” (JL) (35:42-41:59) Notes, Massacre Theatre (42:00-57:15) David Fincher Ranked (57:16-01:05:53) "The Killer" Spoilers (01:05:54-01:31:15) Close (01:31:16-01:35:49) Promos: -Babbel.com/filmspotting for 55% off your subscription. -Get 15% off your next gift at uncommongoods.com/FILMSPOTTING Notes/Links: -David Fincher, ranked (Josh) -David Fincher, ranked (Adam) -Filmspotting Guide to the Archives Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/23·1h 40m

#944: Priscilla, Sofia Coppola Ranked, Fingernails

Adam and Josh debate whether Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” is a new kind of biopic or just more of the same. Plus, Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed in “Fingernails.”  -Review: “Priscilla” (02:31) -Sofia Coppola Ranked (37:08) -Next Week / Notes / Polls (41:28) -Review: “Fingernails” (01:08:00) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: Get 15% off your next gift at uncommongoods.com/FILMSPOTTING Notes/Links: -Sofia Coppola, ranked (Josh) -Filmspotting Guide to the Archives Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/23·1h 33m

#943: Anatomy of a Fall (with Spoilers), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, Theater Camp

Praise for star Sandra Hüller in director Justine Triet’s slippery, sophisticated courtroom drama that puts a woman and her marriage on trial.  -Review: “Anatomy of a Fall” (03:47) -Brickspotting: “All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt” “Theater Camp” (40:37) -Next Week / Notes / Massacre Theatre (50:17) -Spoiler Talk: “Anatomy of a Fall” (01:00:51) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Links: -Scorsese on Letterboxd -Adam on “The Shining” -”Hasan Minhaj’s Emotional Truths” -Hasan Minhaj Responds to The New Yorker -Golden Bricks  -Filmspotting Guide to the Archives Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/23·1h 44m

#942: Killers of the Flower Moon (with Spoilers), Scorsese Ranked

Adam and Josh go long and spoiler-y - on the new Scorsese, and do their best to rank their favorite of the director’s features.  -Review: “Killers of the Flower Moon” (03:10) -”Killers of the Flower Moon” with Spoilers (18:44) -Next Week / Notes / Polls (49:56) -”Killers of the Flower Moon” with Spoilers, cont. (01:09:51) -Scorsese, Ranked (01:33:42) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Links: The Filmspotting Guide to the Archives Josh's Fear Not! Talk at Facets, Chicago (10.28) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/23·1h 52m

#941: Top 5 Movies Siskel & Ebert Got Wrong with Matt Singer

Adam, Josh, and guest Matt Singer (“Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever”) wrangle with Gene and Roger over reviews of movies past.  -Interview: Matt Singer (06:13) -Top 5: Movies Siskel & Ebert Got Wrong (19:33) -Next Week / Notes / Massacre Theatre (01:20:10) -Top 5, cont (01:37:03) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Links: Matt Singer “Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel & Ebert Changed Movies Forever” Surprising Movies That Got Thumbs Down From Siskel & Ebert Josh's Fear Not! Talk at Facets, Chicago (10.28) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/23·2h 22m

#940: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and More Dahl Shorts

Wes Anderson follows up this year’s “Asteroid City” with four short films, all adapted from Roald Dahl stories, for Netflix.  -Review: “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” “The Swan” (03:24) -Next Week / Notes / Polls (52:12) -Review: “The Rat Catcher,” “Poison” (01:15:18) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: Babbel.com/filmspotting for 55% off your subscription. Notes/Links: Refocus Film Festival, Iowa City (Code: “Herzog”, 10.15) Josh's Fear Not! Talk at Facets, Chicago (10.28) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/23·1h 54m

#939: The Creator, Chicago Int’l Film Festival Preview

Is Gareth Edwards’ Humans vs. A.I. movie the original piece of Hollywood filmmaking that we’ve been waiting for? Plus, a road map for getting the most out of the 59th annual Chicago International Film Festival. -Review: “The Creator” (03:59) -Next Week / Notes / Polls (32:55) -Massacre Theatre (43:40) -Preview: Chicago International Film Festival (54:28) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Links: Top 5 Chicago Film Festival Picks Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 11-22) An Evening With Josh Larsen, Calgary Public Library (Wednesday, Oct. 4) Refocus Film Festival, Iowa City (Code: “Herzog”, Sunday, Oct. 15) Josh's Fear Not Talk at Facets, Chicago (Saturday, Oct. 28) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/23·1h 26m

#938: Flora and Son, Stop Making Sense, No One Will Save You

John Carney has given us a musical love story (“Once”), a musical coming-of-age story (“Sing Street”), and now, with the new “Flora and Son”, a musical story about the trials and tribulations of parenting. That review, thoughts on the new Hulu thriller "No One Will Save You," and a revisit of a 2020 conversation about the newly re-released “Stop Making Sense.” -Review: “Flora and Son (02:34) -Review (AK): “No One Will Save You” (29:05) -Next Week / Notes / Polls (36:32)  -Review (2020): “Stop Making Sense” “This Is Spinal Tap” (52:59) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: Babbel.com/filmspotting for 55% off your subscription. Notes/Links: An Evening With Josh Larsen, Calgary Public Library (Wednesday, Oct. 4) Refocus Film Festival, Iowa City (Sunday, Oct. 15) Josh's Fear Not Talk at Facets, Chicago (Saturday, Oct. 28) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/23·1h 22m

#937: Top 5 Music Docs, The Last Waltz at 45

With “Stop Making Sense” back in theaters, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Music Docs, and give Scorsese’s celebrated ‘78 concert doc “The Last Waltz” the Sacred Cow treatment. -Top 5: Music Docs (05:32) -Next Week / Notes (36:06) -Massacre Theatre (42:17)  -Sacred Cow Review: “The Last Waltz” (50:04) -Top 5 Music Docs, cont. (01:23:26) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Links: -An Evening With Josh Larsen, Calgary Public Library (Wednesday, Oct. 4) -Refocus Film Festival, Iowa City (Sunday, Oct. 15) -Scorsese’s Tribute to Robbie Robertson -“Danko/Manuel” by Jason Isbell -"Richard Manuel Is Dead” by Counting Crows Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/23·1h 47m

#936: Dazed and Confused at 30, I Am Not A Witch (African Cinema #5)

30 years later, Richard Linklater’s “Dazed and Confused” is even better than you remember. Plus, 2017’s “I Am Not A Witch” from Zambian-Welsh director Rungano Nyoni, and the African Cinema Marathon Awards. -Sacred Cow Review: “Dazed and Confused” (04:29) -Next Week / Notes (39:06) -Polls (Linklater, John Carney) (43:05)  -African Cinema Marathon #5: “I Am Not A Witch” (56:21) -African Cinema Marathon Awards (01:23:49) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Links: -"Black Girl" Is a Ghost Story https://www.publicbooks.org/sembenes-black-girl-is-a-ghost-story/ Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/23·1h 56m

#935: Midnight Run at 35, Yeelen (African Cinema #4)

The Filmspotting Pantheon contains distinguished titles like “Vertigo,” “Do The Right Thing,” and “The Godfather.” Also? The 1988 action comedy “Midnight Run.” Adam and Josh investigate with a revisit. -Sacred Cow Review: “Midnight Run” (03:42) -Next Week / Notes (53:42) -Massacre Theatre (49:03)  -African Cinema Marathon #4: “Yeelen” (01:06:03) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: Babbel.com/filmspotting for 55% off your subscription. Notes/Links: Jonathan Rosenbaum’s A Few Ways of Looking at Midnight Run Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/23·1h 35m

#934: Fall Movie Preview, Touki Bouki (African Cinema Marathon #3)

As they consider the fall movie slate, Adam and Josh look past some of the bigger releases for questions about the season’s potential hidden gems. -Fall Movie Preview (05:08) -Next Week / Notes / Polls (47:39) -African Cinema Marathon: “Touki Bouki” (01:01:51) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Links: Beyond the Canon: Touki Bouki + Breathless Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/23·1h 33m

#933: Bottoms, Risky Business at 40

Emma Seligman (“Shiva Baby”) wields satirical feminism in her raunchy, violent, and hilarious new high school comedy BOTTOMS; and Josh and guest host Marya E. Gates discover surprising depths in RISKY BUSINESS, which turns 40 this year.   -Review: “Bottoms” (02:23) -Next Week / Notes (24:30) -Massacre Theatre (30:13) -Sacred Cow Review: “Risky Business” (38:03) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: FACTORMEALS.com/filmspotting50 and use code filmspotting50 to get 50% off. Notes/Links: Marya E. Gates [Substack | Twitter | Instagram] Roger Ebert reviews “Risky Business” Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/23·1h 16m

#932: The Fugitive at 30 with Michael Phillips, Top 5 Movies of 1993

Not the most acclaimed film of ‘93, but maybe the most surprisingly acclaimed. Josh and guest Michael Phillips on the lasting appeal of Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, and one of the great Chicago-set movies. And from the archive, the Top 5 Movies of 1993, recorded in 2013.  -Review: “The Fugitive” at 30 (03:02) -Next Week / Notes (28:55) -Polls (31:45) -Top 5 of 1993 (40:47) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to https://nordvpn.com/filmspotting to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + a Bonus Gift!  Notes/Links: Michael Phillips interviews “Fugitive” director Andrew Davis Rolling Stone’s Oral History of “The Fugitive” Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/23·1h 32m

#931: Mailbag (Oppenheimer, Actor-Director Duos), Black Girl (African Cinema #2)

It’s an old-school Listener Feedback segment as Adam and Josh respond to recent emails. Plus, a tribute to William Friedkin, the second African Cinema Marathon installment, and Adam shares some personal and professional news. -RIP William Friedkin (07:23) -Mailbag (16:01) -Adam’s Announcements (44:26) -Next Week / Notes / Giveaway (58:05) -Massacre Theatre (01:01:29) -African Cinema Marathon #2: “Black Girl (01:10:38) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: Babbel.com/filmspotting for up to 55% off your subscription. Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to https://nordvpn.com/filmspotting to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + a Bonus Gift!  Notes/Links: Joe George on Christopher Nolan’s “Wordless Humanism”  African Cinema Marathon African Cinema in The Film Foundation's Restoration Screening Room Film Forum's SEMBÈNE Series Starts Sept. 8 UNESCO African Film Heritage Project Teaser Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/23·1h 46m

#930: Top 5 Jump Scares, Talk To Me, Cairo Station (African Cinema #1)

The Top 5 Jump Scares that messed Adam and Josh up. Also, thoughts on the new horror film “Talk To Me,” Ira Sachs’s “Passages,” and a marathon review of 1958’s “Cairo Station.”   -Top 5: Jump Scares (09:15) -Review (JL): “Talk To Me” (1:02:27) -Review (AK): “Passages” (1:08:26) -Next Week / Notes / Poll (1:12:40) -African Cinema Marathon #1: “Cairo Station” (1:24:36) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes: -Josh’s Fear Not: A Christian Appreciation of Horror Movies -“Venomous, Sexy, Queer Romance Passages Lives in the Fallout of a Narcissist’s Dalliance” -Cairo Station on YouTube -African Cinema Marathon -The Filmspotting Guide to the Archives -Filmspotting Pantheon Promo: Filmspotting is presented by Fandango! Find times, read reviews, AND buy tickets to your favorite theater--fast and easy on the Fandango app or Fandango.com. Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to https://nordvpn.com/filmspotting to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + a Bonus Gift! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee! Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/23·1h 55m

#929: Barbie, Oppenheimer

For the most anticipated double feature in years - Greta Gerwig's BARBIE and Christopher Nolan's OPPENHEIMER - Adam and Josh praise two very different films for treating their subjects with similar complexity.  -Review: “Barbie” (03:20) -Brickspotting (JL): “Earth Mama” (30:27) -Next Week / Notes / Massacre Theatre (36:02) -Review: “Oppenheimer” (52:03) -”Oppenheimer” Spoiler Talk (01:09:37) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources: -Alicia Wilkinson's "Oppenheimer" review https://www.vox.com/culture/23800888/oppenheimer-review-physics-donne-trinity-christopher-nolan-fission-fusion-manhattan-project Promo: Filmspotting is presented by Factor Meals. Go to FACTORMEALS.com/filmspotting50 and use code filmspotting50 to get 50% off. Filmspotting is presented by Fandango! Find times, read reviews, AND buy tickets to your favorite theater – fast and easy on the Fandango app or Fandango.com. Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting @filmspotting on Threads https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm @larsenonfilm on Threads https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/23·1h 40m

#928: M:I - Dead Reckoning Part One, Mission: Impossible Ranked

With its show-stopping stunts, the long-awaited seventh film in the “Mission: Impossible” series - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE - delivers the goods. But has the series - and its star - become too meta for their own good?  -Review: M:I Dead Reckoning Part One (02:40) -Mission: Impossible Ranked (24:55) -Next Week / Notes / Poll (39:00) -Christopher Nolan Oeuvre-view Awards [2020] (50:31) (Times may not be precise with ads) Links: -Adam’s M:I Ranking -Josh’s M:I Ranking Promo: Filmspotting is presented by Fandango! Find times, read reviews, AND buy tickets to your favorite theater--fast and easy on the Fandango app or Fandango.com. Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/23·1h 44m

#927: Top 5 Actor-Director Duos (Since 2000)

Lots of directors have favorite actors. But for their Top 5 Actor-Director Duos since 2000, Adam and Josh choose the definitive collaborations of the last 20-plus years.   -Top 5: Actor-Director Duos (02:37) -Next Week/Notes (45:56) -Massacre Theatre (51:31) -Top 5, cont. (57:01) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: Filmspotting is presented by Fandango! Find times, read reviews, AND buy tickets to your favorite theater – fast and easy on the Fandango app or Fandango.com. Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/23·1h 37m

#926: Dial of Destiny, Top 5 Indiana Jones Moments

Adam and Josh praise Harrison Ford’s farewell to Indy with their review of DIAL OF DESTINY and narrow down their favorite scenes in the franchise with their Top 5 Indiana Jones Moments.  -Top 5: Indiana Jones Moments (01:52) -Next Week/Notes/Poll (48:52) -Review: “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (01:03:20) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: AMANDA Opens July 7th at The IFC Center in NY and the Laemmle Royal in Los Angeles More at CinemaMadeinItaly.com Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/23·1h 37m

#925: Asteroid City, Past Lives

The space race and method acting collide in Wes Anderson’s '50s-set ASTEROID CITY, and former sweethearts reunite in Celine Song’s acclaimed debut PAST LIVES. -Review: “Asteroid City” (01:42) -Notes (38:21) -Massacre Theatre (40:30) -Review: “Past Lives” (47:42) (Times may not be precise with ads) Promo: FACTORMEALS.com/filmspotting50 and use code filmspotting50 to get 50% off your first box. Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/23·1h 14m

#924: Top 5 Movie Characters Who Shaped Us with Aisha Harris, Elemental

Aisha Harris’s new book - “Wannabe: Reckoning With the Pop Culture that Shapes Me” - inspires this week’s show. Adam, Josh, and Aisha share the Top 5 Movie Characters Who Shaped Us. Plus, Josh’s take on Pixar’s ELEMENTAL. -Interview: Aisha Harris (02:01) -Top 5: Characters Who Shaped Us (10:13) -Review (JL): Pixar’s “Elemental” (56:40) -Notes/Polls (1:00:45) -Top 5, cont. (1:17:35) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Corrections: Resources/Links: “Wannabe: Reckonings with the Pop Culture that Shapes Me” https://www.harpercollins.com/products/wannabe-aisha-harris?variant=40679574437922 Upcoming in-person events with Aisha Harris https://twitter.com/craftingmystyle/status/1658526875629797376?s=20 "There was no one better to watch a movie with than Casey Tourangeau" https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dq56B-YAhI41dBCSXgaA_9JRXDY6KF83/view Casey Tourangeau's 5-Star Films https://letterboxd.com/c_redmond/list/caseys-five-star-films/ Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/23·1h 57m

#923: Pride Top 5 - LGBTQ+ Movies, Sight & Sound Marathon Awards, Close to Vermeer

Adam and Josh celebrate Pride Month with the Top 5 LGBTQ+ Movies that were formative in shaping their understanding of queer life. Plus, ‘The BFIs’ recognize the best of the Sight & Sound Top 100 Marathon. -Pride Top 5: LGBTQ+ Movies (02:01) -Next Week/Notes (31:28) -Review (AK): “Close To Vermeer” (39:42) -Massacre Theatre (44:42) -Top 5, cont. (56:18) -Sight & Sound Top 100 Awards (1:16:00) (Times may not be precise with ads) Notes/Corrections: -”All That Heaven Allows” made the Sight & Sound Critcs’ Top 250 – not the Top 100. Resources/Links: “Garp, Forty Years Later” https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2019/08/23/garp-forty-years-later/ “The Top 175 Essential Films of All Time for LGBT Viewers” https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/film/2014/06/23/top-175-essential-films-all-time-lgbt-viewers “Kenneth Anger Never Cooled Off” https://www.vulture.com/2023/05/kenneth-anger-filmmaker-obituary-appreciation.html 826CHI: A Nonprofit Creative Writing, Tutoring, and Publishing Center https://www.826chi.org/ “The Grace of Keanu Reeves” https://www.rogerebert.com/features/bright-walldark-room-february-2016-the-grace-of-keanu-reeves-by-angelica-jade-basti%C3%A9n “Oscar Nominee Chris Sarandon Remembers His Groundbreaking Role in Dog Day Afternoon” https://gwynnew.tumblr.com/post/129721633114/oscar-nominee-chris-sarandon-remembers-his Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/23·2h 5m

#922: Across the Spider-Verse, A Brighter Summer Day (Sight & Sound #6), Lynch/Oz

This week, a pair of very different, but also surprisingly similar, coming-of-age stories: the electrifying new “Across the Spider-Verse” and Edward Yang’s ‘91 masterpiece “A Brighter Summer Day.” Plus Adam on the new doc “Lynch/Oz.”   -Review: “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (02:28) -Review (AK): “Lynch/Oz” (29:29) -Next Week/Notes (38:14) -Polls (45:19) -Marathon Review: “A Brighter Summer Day” (55:26) (Times may not be precise with ads) Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/23·1h 41m

#921: Top 5 Films of 2023 (So Far) with Michael Phillips

Michael Phillips drops in for a look back at the first half of the year in film, including praise for "Showing Up," Nicole Holofcener's "You Hurt My Feelings," "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" and more.  -Top 5 Films of 2023 (So Far) (03:29) -Next Week/Notes (46:16) -Massacre Theatre (55:30) -Top 5 Films of 2023, cont. (01:00:22) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: -”Living With the Men of Paul Schrader’s ‘Man in a Room’ Trilogy” https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/21/movies/master-gardener-paul-schrader-joel-edgerton-oscar-isaac-ethan-hawke.html -”Showing Up: A Masterwork About an Artist’s Life” https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/showing-up-reviewed-a-masterwork-about-an-artists-life Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/23·1h 43m

#920: Master Gardener, BlackBerry, Marker's Sans Soleil (Sight & Sound #5)

What seemed like a one-off, late-career masterpiece from ‘70s icon Paul Schrader (2017’s “First Reformed”) has now become a loose series of films about solitary men struggling with past sins. Where does the new MASTER GARDENER rank among the director’s “Man in a Room” trilogy? -Review: “Master Gardener” (04:49) -Review (AK): “BlackBerry” (30:46) -Next Week/Notes (39:03) -Marathon Review: “Sans Soleil” (42:41) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: -"Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson discovers what it means to examine the world as she reflects on her profession” https://www.salon.com/2017/10/22/twenty-five-years-of-the-world-on-film/ Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/23·1h 17m

#919: Summer Movie Preview, Tarkovsky's Mirror (Sight & Sound #4)

New films from Christopher Nolan, Greta Gerwig, and Wes Anderson may be the auteur-driven must-sees of the summer, but Adam and Josh go deeper for their Top 5 Summer Movie Questions.   -Summer Movie Preview (02:51) -Next Week/Notes, Polls (43:43) -Marathon Review: “Mirror” (56:15) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: -“Greta Lee Couldn’t Touch Teo Yoo While Filming Past Lives” https://www.vulture.com/2023/01/sundance-2023-vulture-spot-greta-lee-celine-song.html Sponsor: “L’Immensità” – Now Playing in Select Theaters. More at CinemaMadeinItaly.com. Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/23·1h 41m

#918: Is Guardians Vol. 3 the Worst of the MCU? Plus, MCU Villains Draft

It's been six years since the last "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, and while Josh finds VOL. 3 wildly misguided, Adam will slow-motion strut with the crew. Plus, Draft Day for Killmonger and Thanos.   -Draft: MCU Villains (02:16) -Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3” (50:13) -Massacre Theatre (01:10:24) -Chicago Critics Film Fest w/Steve Prokopy (01:13:01) -Doc10 Film Festival / AK on “Subject” (01:20:29) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: -Who won the MCU Villains Draft? https://poll.fm/12220581 -MCU Ranked, Adam  https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting/list/ranked-marvel-cinematic-universe/ -MCU Ranked, Josh https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm/list/marvel-cinematic-universe-ranked/ -Chicago Critics Film Festival https://www.chicagocriticsfilmfestival.com/ -Doc10 Film Festival https://www.doc10.org/ Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Contact us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/23·1h 30m

#917: Top 5 Joaquin Phoenix Performances, Beau Is Afraid, R.M.N.

Enigmatic, tortured, funny. It’s the Oscar-winning actor’s best from his '90s breakthrough to his partnerships with Shyamalan, Gray, PTA—and Todd Phillips. -Top 5: Joaquin Phoenix Performances (03:21) -R.I.P. Harry Belafonte (28:00) -Review (JL): “R.M.N.” (30:53) -Review: “Beau Is Afraid” (50:59) -Top 5, cont. (01:18:07) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: -Joaquin Phoenix on David Letterman (Feb. 2009) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2M6hRfCp0k -”What’s Really Going On In Beau Is Afraid” https://slate.com/culture/2023/04/beau-is-afraid-movie-ending-explained-maybe.html Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Where else you can find us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/23·1h 43m

#916: How to Blow Up a Pipeline, '60s Madness Champ, Jason Isbell Doc, and Ali: Fear Eats The Soul

Daniel Goldhaber's "How to Blow Up a Pipeline" shows impressive craft and is fueled by real generational anxiety about the climate crisis, but does his approach answer any questions or just raise new ones? -Review: "How To Blow Up A Pipeline" (03:48) -Review (AK): “Jason Isbell: Running With Our Eyes Closed” (34:10) -Filmspotting Madness—Best of the ‘60s Champ (48:59) -Marathon: “Ali: Fear Eats The Soul” (01:03:22) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: -”Daniel Goldhaber: 5 Genre Movies That Continue To Inspire Me” https://aframe.oscars.org/what-to-watch/post/daniel-goldhaber-5-genre-movies-that-continue-to-inspire-me -Filmspotting Madness https://filmspotting.net/madness -Ebert Interruptus at the Conference on World Affairs https://www.colorado.edu/cwa/attend/cwa-week/2023-schedule -RSVP for the Filmspotting/Interruptus Meetup on April 14 in Boulder https://forms.gle/g94gesMV8Nrpccxu9 Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Where else you can find us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/23·1h 39m

#915: New Releases with Michael Phillips, Kelly Reichardt (Showing Up)

Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) joins Adam for reviews of Ben Affleck’s “Air” and more new releases. Plus Adam’s conversation with Kelly Reichardt about her latest starring Michelle Williams, “Showing Up.” -Review: "Air: Courting a Legend" (04:14) -Review: “Paint” (17:32) -Review: “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” (30:37) -Filmspotting Madness Finals (51:05) -Interview: Kelly Reichardt (01:03:00) -Review: “Showing Up” (01:17:42) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: -”Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal, & Greed” https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bob-ross-happy-accidents-betrayal-and-greed-movie-review-2021 -Ceramicist Cynthia Lahti https://www.cynthialahti.com/ -Sculpter Michelle Segre http://michellesegre.com/ -Filmspotting Madness https://filmspotting.net/madness -Ebert Interruptus at the Conference on World Affairs https://www.colorado.edu/cwa/attend/cwa-week/2023-schedule -RSVP for the Filmspotting/Interruptus Meetup on April 14 in Boulder https://forms.gle/g94gesMV8Nrpccxu9 Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Where else you can find us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/23·1h 40m

#914: John Wick: Chapter 4 - Endurance Test or Series' Best, '60s Madness, Imitation of Life ('59)

John Wick 4's 169-minute run time could be seen as a betrayal of its lean and mean origins or a welcome embrace of its byzantine mythology and increasingly ambitious action set pieces. And maybe a little of both. -Review: "John Wick: Chapter 4" (02:33) -Filmspotting Madness Final 4 (41:20) -Marathon Review: "Imitation of Life" (56:59) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: -How 'John Wick 4' Pulled Off That Incredible Stairwell Scene https://screencrush.com/john-wick-4-stairwell-scene-breakdown/ -Filmspotting Madness https://filmspotting.net/madness -Ebert Interruptus at the Conference on World Affairs, April 12-14 https://www.colorado.edu/cwa/attend/cwa-week/2023-schedule -RSVP for the Filmspotting/Interruptus Meetup on April 14 in Boulder https://forms.gle/g94gesMV8Nrpccxu9 Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: -Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com -T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Where else you can find us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/23·1h 44m

#913: Books That Should Be Adapted Into Movies with Kristen Lopez and ‘60s Madness Elite 8

The new book from film writer Kristen Lopez asks, “But Have You Read The Book?” Kristen joins Adam and Josh for a conversation about books they have read—that they also want to see adapted for the big screen. Interview: Kristen Lopez (01:04) Top 5: Books That Should Be Adapted Into Movies (13:51) R.I.P Lance Reddick (55:55) Filmspotting Madness Elite 8 (01:02:42) Top 5, cont. (01:16:07) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: Kristen Lopez https://twitter.com/Journeys_Film But Have You Read the Book? https://www.runningpress.com/titles/kristen-lopez/but-have-you-read-the-book/9780762480982/ What book adaptation would you greenlight? https://twitter.com/filmspotting/status/1636138273834774530?s=46&t=WwWE0uwNvZmA2VKUx-mzhA Filmspotting Madness https://filmspotting.net/madness Ebert Interruptus at the Conference on World Affairs, April 12-14 https://www.colorado.edu/cwa/attend/cwa-week/2023-schedule RSVP for the Filmspotting/Interruptus Meetup on April 14 in Boulder https://forms.gle/g94gesMV8Nrpccxu9 Offer: Babbel.com/filmspotting for up to 55% off your subscription. Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Where else you can find us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/23·2h 4m

#912: The Big Lebowski at 25 (New Sh*t Has Come To Light), '60s Madness, Rodeo, and Sansho the Bailiff

25 years ago, the Coen Brothers followed up their Oscar-winning "Fargo" with a stoned shaggy dog riff on film noir. It bombed at the box office only to become a beloved cult film. Also like their best, everything matters. 'Sacred Cow' Review: "The Big Lebowski" (05:04) 'Brickspotting' Review (JL): "Rodeo" (47:39) Filmspotting Madness Rd. 3 (01:04:34) 'Marathon' Review: "Sansho the Bailiff" (01:27:24) (Times may not be precise with ads) Resources/Links: Sight & Sound Top 100 (Blindspots) Marathon https://www.filmspotting.net/marathons Filmspotting Madness https://filmspotting.net/madness “Showing Up” Chicago Screening https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/event/showing-up/ Filmspotting Guide to the Archives https://letterboxd.com/wjmclaughlin/list/the-filmspotting-guide-to-the-archives/ Adam’s Coen Bros. Ranked https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting/list/coen-bros-ranked/  Josh’s Coen Bros. Ranked https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm/list/coen-brothers-ranked/ Filmspotting’s Coen Bros. Reviews https://www.filmspotting.net/coens Adam on Blank Check (Millions) https://audioboom.com/posts/8261950-millions-with-adam-kempenaar But Have You Read the Book? https://www.runningpress.com/titles/kristen-lopez/but-have-you-read-the-book/9780762480982/ Feedback: Email us at feedback@filmspotting.net. Ask Us Anything and we might answer your question in bonus content. Support us: Join the Filmspotting Family for bonus episodes and complete archive access. http://filmspottingfamily.com T-shirts (and more) on sale at the Filmspotting Shop. https://filmspotting.net/shop Where else you can find us: https://twitter.com/filmspotting https://facebook.com/filmspotting https://letterboxd.com/filmspotting https://twitter.com/larsenonfilm https://facebook.com/larsenonfilm https://letterboxd.com/larsenonfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/23·2h 1m
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