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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.

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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 631 (04/21/17): The Fate of the Furious, Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments (revisit)

From WBEZ | Part of the Filmspotting (weekly series) series | 53:59

Fateoffurious_final_small Just how big a deal is "The Fast & the Furious? Just last weekend, the 8th film in the street-racing franchise opened worldwide and managed to break an opening weekend box office record previously held by "The Force Awakens." So yeah: it’s big. So big, we're devoting the whole show to Alpha Dom and his ever-expanding crew. This week, The Next Picture Show's Tasha Robinson and Genevieve Koski join Adam for a review of "The Fate of the Furious" and Adam and Josh revisit their 2015 Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments.

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:

FINDING OSCAR -- Ryan Suffern Interview

From Andrea Chase | Part of the Behind the Scenes series | 21:25

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For his documentary, FINDING OSCAR, Ryan Suffern started at the end, filming what would be almost the last shot of the story before realizing what a compelling, and timely, piece of history he was witnessing.  We talked about that during our conversation on April 20, 2017, but the first thing I asked him about was the way he had put a global context on an incident in tiny village in Guatemala.  The incident was the massacre of everyone in that village by a government military squad, with the exception of two little boys, one of whom was, and is, Oscar Ramirez.

We went on to talk about how the film has stayed the same, but current events have brought different issues in it to the fore;  the unexpected effects of United States foreign policy; what is and isn’t taught in Guatemala’s schools.

We went on to talk about how The Shoah Foundation’s involvement was key to getting the film made; how he faced his first exhumation on his second day in Guatemala; and why people obsessed with murder and violence.

We finished up with why he thought that two perpetrators of the massacre were willing to be interviewed by him, and what we need to address as a people in order to prevent genocide from ever happening again anywhere.

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: Sand Castle

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

Sandcastle_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 ventures into the desert with the Netflix original Iraq War drama Sand Castle.

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:

Love Larson - Swedish Make Effects Artist and Designer - Let the Right One In, Skyfall, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, and A Man Called Ove, and The Giant

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

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Love is best known for his work on Let the Right One InSkyfall, and the Oscar nominated The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, and the more recent Oscar nominated A Man Called Ove, nominated along with partner, Eva von Bahr.

Love’s other projects over the years include MammothLeoThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, Monica ZOde to My FatherWe Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, and The Shamer's Daughter.

Love’s more recent and upcoming projects include: The GiantThe 101-Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared, the Midnight Sun television series, Euphoria, and The Snowman for Tomas Alfredson.