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Playlist: Movie Series and Pieces

Compiled By: PRX Editors

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Curated Playlist

Indie and mainstream, actors and producers — here are movie series on PRX of various lengths.

Got a movie series not on this list? Email our editorial address.

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 627 (03/24/17): Top 5 Kristen Stewart Scenes, Filmspotting Madness Elite 8

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 54:00

Personalshopper_small Kristen Stewart went from child actress to reticent star of the hugely successful "Twilight" series to… well, we’ll see. But with strong work in a couple of notable indies and European films recently, her cult of fans is expanding. With Stewart's latest collaboration with Oliver Assayas ("Personal Shopper") now in limited release, Adam and Josh devote this week’s Top 5 to a few of the actress's best moments on screen, and a conversation with director Stephen Cone about his powerful response to "Personal Shopper." Plus, Filmspotting Madness Sweet Sixteen results, your Elite 8 matchups.

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:

ALL NIGHTER -- Gavin Wiesen Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 13:03

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I spoke with Gary Wiesen by phone on March 24, 2017, the day his film, ALL NIGHTER, opened in San Francisco. It’s his first comedy, but briskly executed with a true feel for not just the humor, but also the underlying pathos of a father seeking out his estranged daughter with the help of her ex-boyfriend. The boyfriend who is still pining for her.

The father, Mr. Gallo, is played by JK Simmons, and one of the things we talked about was what it was like to be in talks with Simmons during his awards run for WHIPLASH. We went on to talk about the chemistry between Simmons and co-star Emile Hirsh, who plays Martin, the ex-boyfriend bullied into spending a momentous night on the trail of Ginny, his ex.

Wiesen mused on the themes of mid-life crises without age restrictions felt by both characters in the course of the film; the authenticity of the banjo; and the proper use of music in a film.

NB: The name of the sound mixer mentioned is Reece Miller.

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: Wilson

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

Wilson_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 joins Woody Harrelson's quirky clan in Wilson.

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:

Gaute Storaas - Norwegian Film Composer - Elias and The Treasure of the Sea, The Last Sentence, Victoria, The Last King, and A Man Called Ove

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

Ove_small Gaute began his career as a rock and jazz bassist before attending Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Over the years, Gaute has been involved in arranging for recording artists, writing for video games, commercials, short films, and theater productions.

Some of Gaute's notable feature film projects have included Elias and The Treasure of the SeaThe Last SentenceVictoria, and the documentary Nina's Children.

Recently, Gaute composed the score for the Oscar-nominated film A Man Called Ove, which is the third top-grossing film in Swedish history. Other recent work from Gaute includes the Norwegian historical epic The Last King and the stop-motion animation In The Forest of HuckyBucky.