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#810: Best Scenes of 2020 / Golden Brick Award

Hinzugefügt: 22. Januar 2021

It goes without saying that the best movies also have their share of great movie moments, so this year’s Wrap Party allows Adam and Josh to share more thoughts about some of their favorite 2020...

#809: News of the World / Wonder Woman 1984

Hinzugefügt: 15. Januar 2021

For the first proper show of the new year, the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips joins Josh for reviews of a couple of late-2020 releases: the Tom Hanks western NEWS OF THE WORLD and Patty...

#808: (Pt. 2) Top 10 Films of 2020

Hinzugefügt: 1. Januar 2021

Any other year that gave us new films from Kelly Reichardt and David Fincher, Sofia Coppola and Charlie Kaufman, two from Spike Lee and five from Steve McQueen, would have been considered a great...

#807: (Pt. 1) Top 10 Films of 2020

Hinzugefügt: 25. Dezember 2020

True to the year that kept us apart, the Filmspotting Top 10 roundtable did not meet in its usual configuration in 2020. However, the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips and Next Picture Show's...

#806: Best Performances (and More) of 2020

Hinzugefügt: 18. Dezember 2020

With the deadline looming for Adam and Josh to submit their ballots for the 2020 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, they turned their homework into this week's show, sharing their favorite...

#805: Top 5 Frances McDormand Performances / Nomadland

Hinzugefügt: 11. Dezember 2020

No two Frances McDormand performances are alike, but they're all rooted in the actor's no-nonsense directness and fierce intelligence. From scene-stealing supporting turns to Oscar-winning lead...

#804: Mank / Ma Rainey's Black Bottom / Sound of Metal

Hinzugefügt: 4. Dezember 2020

David Fincher's big-screen exploration of Hollywood's "Golden Age" will, unfortunately, be a small-screen experience for most (it comes to Netflix this weekend), but Adam and Josh agree that MANK,...

#803: 2020 Golden Brick Nominees / The Nest

Hinzugefügt: 27. November 2020

Previous winners of the Filmspotting Golden Brick Award - Sean Baker's "Tangerine," Bing Liu's "Minding the Gap," Anna Rose Holmer's "The Fits" - didn't just tell compelling stories; they told...

#802: Stranger Than Paradise / Wolfwalkers / 8 From '84 Awards

Hinzugefügt: 20. November 2020

This year's 8 From '84 series - the sequel to last year's 9 From '99 - gave Adam and Josh a chance to revisit some nostalgic favorites ("Ghostbusters," "This is Spinal Tap," "Beverly Hills Cop"),...

#801: Dune (8 From '84) / Twin Peaks Pilot (30th Anniv.)

Hinzugefügt: 13. November 2020

David Lynch's '84 adaptation of Frank Herbert's DUNE ended the director's flirtation with mainstream Hollywood, but it remains a singular - and still Lynchian - vision. (And oh so spice-y.) Six...

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Hinzugefügt: 12. November 2020

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#800: Fall Movie Preview / Daughters of the Dust (Overlooked Auteurs)

Hinzugefügt: 6. November 2020

The remaining months of the year won't have the same volume of buzzy festival pictures, star-studded Oscar bait or holiday blockbusters, but that doesn't mean there isn't lots to look forward to—if...

#799: Top 5 High-Concept Horror / Bad Hair / The Wolf Of Snow Hollow

Hinzugefügt: 30. Oktober 2020

Justin Simien, director of 2014's "Dear White People," has followed up that campus-set comedy with another, much bloodier, satire: BAD HAIR (currently streaming on Hulu). The film - about image and...

#798: On the Rocks / Borat 2 / Seven Beauties (Overlooked Auteurs)

Hinzugefügt: 23. Oktober 2020

Is there such a thing as too much Bill Murray? Seems like heresy to suggest such a thing, but it's a question Josh dares to ask during the review of Sofia Coppola's latest, ON THE ROCKS—a film Adam...

#797: American Utopia / Trial of the Chicago 7 / Chicago Film Fest Preview

Hinzugefügt: 16. Oktober 2020

With the pandemic forcing this year's Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 14-25) to go almost all virtual, Adam and Josh's CIFF Preview will be a helpful guide to the fest wherever you happen...

#796: Top 5 Mozart Moments in Movies / Amadeus (8 From '84)

Hinzugefügt: 9. Oktober 2020

You need music that's transcendent, soaring, or touched by God? Mozart is your man. This week, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Mozart Movie Moments, featuring memorable deployments of the...

#795: Dick Johnson Is Dead / Wanda (Overlooked Auteurs #4)

Hinzugefügt: 2. Oktober 2020

When veteran documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson transitioned to directing with 2016's "Cameraperson," which was assembled from hundreds of hours of b-roll footage Johnson had shot over the...

#794: Top 5 Landscapes as Characters w/Gregory Crewdson / Kajillionaire

Hinzugefügt: 25. September 2020

Gregory Crewdson's large-scale, cinematic photos have been compared to the work of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. His latest exhibition - "An Eclipse of Moths" - is currently...

#794: Top 5 Landscapes as Characters w/Gregory Crewdson / Kajillionaire

Hinzugefügt: 25. September 2020

Gregory Crewdson's large-scale, cinematic photos have been compared to the work of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch. His latest exhibition - "An Eclipse of Moths" - is currently...

#793: The Nest / Antebellum / Jeanne Dielman (Overlooked Auteurs #3)

Hinzugefügt: 18. September 2020

When the tense marriage drama THE NEST debuted earlier this year at Sundance, there was understandable excitement about the return of director Sean Durkin, who hadn't directed a feature since...