#519: Top 10 Films of 2014 (Pt. 2)12/25/14
Somehow "Left Behind" didn't make the cut in Pt. 1 of Filmspotting's Top 10 Films of 2014. But there are five picks remaining and four critics including Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Scott Tobias (The Dissolve) who might just end the suspense...
#518: Top 10 Films of 2014 (Pt. 1)
- 10-9-8-7-6... It's part one of Filmspotting's Top 10 Films of 2014 countdown, featuring special guests Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune and The Dissolves Scott Tobias. Plus, Mr. Brick himself, Rian Johnson, announces the winner of this...
#517: Inherent Vice / Top 5 2014 "Best of the Rest"
What was the best shot of 2014? How about the best performances by actors we take granted? Filmspotting covers all its end-of-year bases with the Top 5 "Best of the Rest" everything Josh and Adam loves about the year in movies... except the movies...
#516: Top 5 Discoveries of 2014 / Foxcatcher / Tale of Princess Kaguya
Josh and Adam talk fake noses. And wrestling. And murder... with their review of FOXCATCHER starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. Plus, their Top 5 Discoveries of 2014 actors, directors and others who made a fine first impression...
FS Extra: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Filmspotting gets meta and gives Jennifer Lawrence the movie star treatment in this review of the first part of the last part of THE HUNGER GAMES series. LINKS -Alison's piece on Mockingjay gender roles
2014 Golden Bricks Preview
This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the movies you may have missed... Filmspotting revisits some of its favorite overlooked/underseen movies of 2014 and announces the shortlist of candidates for the coveted Golden Brick Award. This episode is presented...
#515: Interstellar / Top 5 Movie Sacrifices
Josh and Adam actually recorded this way-too-friendly review of Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR three months ago it just took a detour through a wormhole to get here. Plus, the Top 5 Movie Sacrifices. This episode is presented by Shutterstock (code...
#514: Top 5 Culture Clash Comedies / Dear White People
Josh encounters some awkward moments as he tries to reconcile his cultural differences with The Dissolve's Tasha Robinson. The pair reveal their Top 5 Culture Clash Comedies, and review the provocative new film DEAR WHITE PEOPLE. This episode is...
#513: Nightcrawler / Top 5 Nocturnal Movies
Vampires aren't the only crazies who come out at night. Josh and Adam stay up late to share their Top 5 Nocturnal Movies, and discuss Jake Gyllenhaal's creepy turn in writer/director Dan Gilroy's NIGHTCRAWLER. :00-3:13 - Billboard / Audible-Harry's...
#512: Top 5 Movie Costumes (We'd Wear) / Birdman
Michael Phillips couldn't convince Adam and Josh to be the Chico and Harpo to his Groucho, but that didn't stop him from helping them share the Top 5 Movie Costumes they'd actually wear for Halloween. Plus, a review of BIRDMAN, starring Michael...
#511: Whiplash / Top 5 Mentor-Proteges
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...
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