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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 745 (09/20/19): Top 5 Judy Garland Moments

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

A_star_is_born_blu-ray2_small 50 years after Judy Garland's death at the tragically young age of 47, the movie musical legend is largely remembered for one iconic film role -- Dorothy Gale in "The Wizard of Oz." But Garland appeared in -- and often starred in -- nearly 40 films in her 30-year career.  It's a career Adam and Josh attempt to come to terms with -- along with the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips -- for their Top 5 Judy Garland Moments.

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:

AUGGIE -- Matt Kane and Marc Underhill Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 08:48

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AUGGIE, like the best science fiction, comments on the present while positing a near-future where virtual reality becomes far too easy to confuse with the real thing. In this case, providing a cure for the acute loneliness felt by Felix, played by Richard Kind in a poignant and complex performance. Ousted from his job before he was ready to go, he finds himself becoming far too attached to the virtual companion projected by the augmented reality glasses (the Auggie of the title). That said companion is a comely and empathetic young woman created from Felix’s subconscious makes the situation fraught when she suggests an upsell that involves making Felix’s experience tactile.

When I spoke with Matt Kane and Marc Underhill by phone on September 5, 2019, why they duo wanted to ponder loneliness in their film was one of my questions for them.  We also discussed the serendipity of how they met; the nature of fidelity, and the nuance of Richard Kind.

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: Downton Abbey

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

Downtonabbey_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 catches up with the Crawleys and their staff in Downton Abbey.

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:

Antoinette Yoka - Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist - MDMA, Sorry to Bother You, I Believe in Unicorns, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

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

Lbmsf_makeup_original_small Antoinette earned her cosmetology license in New Jersey back in 1985, which led to 15 years "behind the chair," while honing her makeup and hair skills.

She earned a degree in Media Arts and Photography. With her education, Antoinette is a hair and makeup artist who understands light, color, composition and the film and photographic process.

Antoinette's work in the hair department includes the romantic comedy Unleashed, the period drama MDMA, and the surreal satire Sorry to Bother You.

Antoinette's work as makeup artist includes the coming-of-age drama, I Believe in Unicorns, the drama The Boat Builder, and the comedy, Chee and T. Most recently, she was Makeup Department Head on the acclaimed film The Last Black Man in San Francisco, about a man struggling to reclaim a family home against the forces of gentrification in the city.