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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 716 (02/15/19): The Matrix (9 from 1999), Top 5 Slow Motion Scenes (Since The Matrix)

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 53:59

Matrix-slow-mo_small 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").

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:

THE RUSALKA - Evan Dumouchel and MacLeod Andrews Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 15:53

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I was blown away by THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, the debut feature from Perry Blackshear, MacLeod Andrews, and Evan Dumouchel. That prime bit of psychological horror considered, among other things, the role of paranoia for good or ill in modern times. Their sophomore effort, THE RUSALKA, considers what constitutes a monster, and, like its predecessor, comes to some interesting, even provocative, conclusions. In it Tom, a mute played by Dumouchel, becomes captivated by Nina (Margaret Ying Drake), a mysterious woman he spies swimming in the lake where he is sojourning. She’s also spied by Al, played by Andrews, a widower mourning the death of his husband who was drowned by the monsters reputed to live in the lake. Al becomes convinced that Nina is the monster. Or is he just looking for an outlet for his grief?

 

Blakshear directed from his own script, with collaboration from his cast. Dumouchel also pitched in on the editing process.

 

When I spoke with Andrews and Dumouchel on February 10, 2019, it was just before THE RUSALKA would be screening at SF Indie Fest, and it was only right that we started with a philosophical question about the nature of monsters.  The film, after all, starts with a quote from Nietzsche,

We went on to talk about the collaborative process that Blackshear cultivates with his actors, the challenges of filming on the water, embracing the environment, and the pagan roots of the Rusalka myth.

 

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: Donnybrook

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

Donnybrook_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 prepares for a legendary fight with two different men in Donnybrook

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:

Khaled Mouzanar - Lebanese Film Composer - After Shave, Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?, Rio, I Love You, and Capernaum

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

Capernaum1_small Khaled's work is rooted in various genres, where Classical, Folk, Contemporary, and Electronic music and flirts with Argentinean Tango and Eastern melodies. Early on, he worked on the acclaimed short film, After Shave.

Khaled's feature film score work includes Caramel and Where Do We Go Now? for Nadine Labaki and contributed to Melodrama Habibi and Rio, I Love You

Khaled again worked Nadine Labaki in producing and scoring her Oscar nominated feature Capernaum.