#527: Top 5 Mockumentary Moments / What We Do in the...02/27/15
With the release of the new mock documentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, about a trio of New Zealand Vampires, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Mockumentary Moments. Plus, a review of SHADOWS and a few thoughts on the Oscars. This episode is brought to...
Ray Marathon #3: The Music Room
Filmspotting continues its look at Satyajit Ray's work with a discussion of their first non-Apu film, 1958's THE MUSIC ROOM. 0-28:20 Review: "The Music Room" NOTES - Were there really two different guys from Houston named Ben whose feedback was...
#526: Fifty Shades of Grey / Top 5 Movies We Had To Review
Do Adam and Josh's "singular tastes" include an appreciation for the much-hyped adaptation of E.L. James' FIFTY SHADES OF GREY? Join them in the Filmspotting playroom to find out. Plus, the Top 5 Movies We Had To Review and two new recommended movies...
#525: 2015 Oscar Picks / Sacred Cow: Unforgiven
With the divisive "American Sniper"a surprise awards season success, Filmspotting takes a trip back a couple of decades - back to the mythic Old West - for a Sacred Cow review of Clint Eastwoods Best Picture-winning UNFORGIVEN. Plus, the Chicago...
Ray Marathon #2: The Unvanquished / The World of Apu
Adam and Josh close out their look at Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy" but fortunately not their exploration of Ray's work with a discussion of THE UNVANQUISHED (1957) and THE WORLD OF APU (1959). 0-33:32 Review: Unvanquished + World of Apu LINKS - Josh...
#524: Jupiter Ascending / Top 5 Rescue Scenes / Sundance 2015
Holed up in the Canadian Ambassador's residence waiting for Ben Affleck to save them, Josh and Adam share their Top 5 Rescue Scenes. Plus, a review of the Wachowski's latest sci-fi extravaganza (slash absurd future camp classic?) JUPITER ASCENDING,...
#523: 2015 Movie Preview (Pt. 2) / Blackhat / Goodbye to Language 3D
BLACKHAT is a bona fide critical and box office bomb... But its director, Michael Mann, made "Thief," "The Insider" and "Heat," so Josh and Adam are reviewing it anyway. Plus, Pt. 2 of Filmspotting's 2015 Movie Preview poses the biggest questions...
Ray Marathon #1: Pather Panchali
Adam and Josh discuss the first film in their (long-awaited) Satyajit Ray Marathon Ray's breathtaking and heartbreaking 1955 debut, PATHER PANCHALI. 0-22:50 Review: Pather Panchali LINKS - Josh on "Pather Panchali"
#522: 2015 Movie Preview / American Sniper / Oscar Snubs
It's a (woefully civil) showdown over Clint Eastwood's AMERICAN SNIPER, plus thoughts on the (woefully misguided) Oscar nominations, and Josh and Adam take their best shot at predicting what will eventually be their favorite films of the new year with...
#521: Selma / Top 5 Historic Event Movies
With the future of humanity depending on them, Josh and Adam recorded this episode from inside a time-traveling telephone booth in order to compile their Top 5 Historic Event Movies. Plus, your hosts have a dream of a biopic that doesn't worshipfully...
#520: Top 5 Performances of 2014 / Mr. Turner
The Oscars are still more than a month away, but Filmspotting's ballots are in for the best performances of 2014. Plus, a review of Mike Leigh's MR TURNER. This episode is brought to you by Shutterstock (code FILM115) andMUBI.com get a free month of...
#519: Top 10 Films of 2014 (Pt. 2)
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...
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