#511: Whiplash / Top 5 Mentor-Proteges10/24/14
It's the inspirational tale of a couple down-on-their-luck podcasters who make good with the help of a crusty old radio veteran. Josh and Adam share their Top Mentor-Proteges, and review a movie about a drummer driven to madness in his pursuit of...
#510: Jason Schwartzman & Alex Ross Perry / Top 5 Movie Narcissists
Finally, a Top 5 that Adam and Josh can relate to: Movie Narcissists. Plus, a conversation with writer/director Alex Ross Perry and actor Jason Schwartzman about their new movie LISTEN UP PHILIP. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (FILM1014)....
#509: Gone Girl / Top 5 Movie Missives
Before email, texts, Twitter and Snapchat, movie characters had to reply on The Letter to communicate their most heartfelt feelings to one another or to blackmail each other. Inspired by their discussion of director David Fincher's GONE GIRL, Adam and...
Gone Girl (Spoiled)
It's a Fimspotting spoiler special! Josh and Adam go long on director David Fincher's GONE GIRL. (Spoilers begin around the 19 minute mark.)
#508: Chicago Int'l Film Fest Preview / Top 5 CIFF Discoveries
With the 50th annual Chicago International Film Festival kicking off Oct. 9, Josh and Adam highlight some of the films worth seeking out at the fest or putting on your radar, plus reflect on their Top 5 CIFF Discoveries. This episode is presented by...
#507: Tusk / Top 5 Movie Manimals
With Adam out for a week, Josh found a willing accomplice in Michael Phillips for a countdown of their Top 5 Movie Manimals, tying in with their review of Kevin Smith's TUSK. Plus, Michael's recap of the recent Toronto International Film Festival and...
#506: Top 5 David Lynch Scenes / Eraserhead / Skeleton Twins
It's Sociopath Week at the Filmspotting Lounge... half off Pabst Blue Ribbons and nitrous oxide chasers! The perfect combo to put you in the proper frame of mind for Josh and Adam's Top 5 David Lynch Scenes. Plus, a discussion of Lynch's creepy 1977...
#505: Top 5 Movie Prisoners / Starred Up
Josh and Adam head to the clink, the slammer, the Big House to name their Top 5 Movie Prisoners. Plus, a review of the acclaimed new UK prison drama STARRED UP... and Quentin Tarantino's new day job inspires another Filmspotting Poll Death Match. This...
#504: 2014 Fall Movie Preview / The One I Love, Review Roundup / Dan...
Time hurries on, and the leaves that are green turn to brown... Josh and Adam preview the fall movie season and offer an end-of-summer review roundup sparked by a clash over THE ONE I LOVE, starring Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss. Other movies...
#503: Top 5 Movie Bands / Frank / Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Josh and Adam get to feel almost famous as they go on tour with their Top 5 (Fictional) Movie Bands. Plus, a review of FRANK starring Michael Fassbender, and find out if Larsen dares to recommend SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. This episode is presented...
#502: Top 5 Robin Williams Scenes / Dead Poets Society
O Captain! My Captain! if Robin Williams ever failed to seize the day, it wasn't on camera. Filmspotting celebrates the life of the late actor and comedian with a Sacred Cow review of 1989's DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Plus, Josh and Adam share their Top 5...
#501: Top 5 Pre-CGI Scenes / Calvary / John Michael McDonagh
Ray Harryhausen, Douglas Trumbull, Dick Smith... Michael Phillips joins Adam in praise of the old school effects guys with their Top 5 Pre-CGI Scenes. Plus, they confess their cinematic sins of omission to Father Brendan Gleeson in CALVARY, and spend...
FS Fix: Boyhood
Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD was twelve years in the making... Before departing for a little post-500th episode RR, Josh and Adam gave it well more than 12 minutes for this Filmspotting Fix. This episode is presented by Squarespace (use code FILM)....
#500 Live: Rian Johnson / Top 5 Films of the Filmspotting Era
Nine years, four months and 20 days in the making... Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, Slate's Dana Stevens and via Skype from San Francisco the newly anointed writer/director of STAR WARS VIII, Rian Johnson, join Adam and Josh for this...
#499: Snowpiercer / Top 5 Magic Realism Moments / Mood Indigo
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#498: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / Top 5 Actors of the Future
Are the days of treating franchise reboots as an inferior species of movie no more? Josh and Adam check in on the damned dirty apes of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, the sequel to 2011's surprisingly successful and surprisingly good Apes restart....
Batman ('89) / Top 5 Films of 1989
Josh and Adam really carpe the diem this week: they find the holy grail, ask out Diane Cort and fake orgasms at the Carnegie Deli all on the hottest day of the year in Bed-Stuy. Get a Sacred Cow review of Tim Burton's BATMAN, plus the Top 5 Films of...
#496: Top 5 Films of 2014 (So Far) / The Rover
There are no instructions for building the perfect Top 5 Movies of the Year (So Far). Youve got to do it yourself. At the midway point of the moviegoing year, Josh and Adam try their best to be master list builders. Plus, a review of David Michod's...
#495: Night Moves / Top 5 Pacific Northwest Movies
Adam and Josh review Oregon director Kelly Reichardts NIGHT MOVES with Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning, and also do some location scouting for this weeks Top 5 Pacific Northwest Movies while having some pie and, excuse me, a damn fine cup of...
#494: The Immigrant / Top 5 Immigrant Movies
Josh and Michael Phillips along with their respective gangs of New York leave the Five Points for an exploration of immigration in the movies. Theyve got a review of James Grays THE IMMIGRANT, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard, and their...
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