We're working on a new version of PRX. Want a sneak peek?

Filmspotting (weekly series)

Series produced by WBEZ

Series image

"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.

"Filmspotting" is an hour-long program about film. Each week, hosts Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen bring you movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune joins in once a month.

Special features include "Massacre Theatre," movie marathons and "sacred cow" discussions, in which Filmspotting looks back and reexamines films considered to be among the greatest of all time.

"Filmspotting" (formerly known as "Cinecast") began in March of 2005, and has cultivated a loyal and growing audience. It can currently be heard at www.filmspotting.net and on WBEZ, and other PRX stations. We hope your station will be next. Please feel free to contact us for more details.


148 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Michael B. Jordan & Chadwick Boseman in Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther'
A review of "Black Panther. Plus, the inspired pairing of Ryan Coogler and "Black Panther" has Adam and Josh in pitch mode as they offer up the su...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KSRQ, KCPW, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'
In the 30 years since his turn as the temperamental Sid Vicious in Alex Cox's '86 punk biopic "Sid and Nancy," Gary Oldman has brought an intense c...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio), WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's 1983 classic 'The King of Comedy'
1983 had De Palma's "Scarface," Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" (and "Delirious"!), four Tom Cruise movies and the final film in the original "Sta...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), KCMJ Community Radio, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Oscar nominees
With so much good news to celebrate with this year's Oscar nominations, Adam and Josh talk through the nominees for "the big six" awards, along wit...

Bought by KTXK, WRIR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Phantom Thread'
With the ink hardly dry on their year-end lists, Adam and Josh offer up a 2018 Preview in the form of their top 5 questions about the new movie yea...

Bought by KTXK, WRIR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Best Movie Moments of 2017
Despite staying in-studio this time, Adam and Josh continue the tradition of making the first show of the new year a celebratory, post-Top 10 "Wrap...

Bought by KTXK, WRIR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), KCPW and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner' (1982)
Attack ships on fire, glittering c-beams, an alien in a bike's basket passing over a full moon. We've seen some things, too, Roy Batty. The Chicago...

Bought by KSRQ, WRIR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Top 10 Films of 2017 (Part 2)
With their 'outlier' picks behind them, Adam and Josh -- joined by guests Tasha Robinson (The Verge) and Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) -- get ...

Bought by WRIR, KSRQ, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Dec 29, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Top 10 Films of 2017 (Part 1)
With Michael Phillips and Tasha Robinson joining Adam and Josh for the Top 10 Films of 2017 countdown, the roundtable devotes part one to 'The Outl...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, KCPW and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Mark Hamill in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
If 2015’s “The Force Awakens” was an explicit attempt to resurrect the rousing adventure and sly humor of the original Star Wars, then it was reaso...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Dave Franco and James Franco in 'The Disaster Artist'
It’s not easy to make a good movie -- never mind a great one. But it may be even harder to make a truly terrible movie. 2003’s "The Room" is one su...

Bought by KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, WMUU-LP, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'There Will Be Blood'
Great movie years usually come down to a memorable Best Picture matchup. In 1939, it was "Gone With the Wind" vs. "The Wizard of Oz." In '94, "Pulp...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WNJR, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Daisy Ridley in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (2015)
In advance of the forthcoming sequel in the intergalactic franchise, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Adam and Josh revisit their review of 2015's "Star...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WNJR, GCR (Global Community Radio), WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird'
Back in 2010, actress Greta Gerwig was the loopy, optimistic life-force in Noah Baumbach’s otherwise bitter and cynical “Greenberg.” She went on to...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, KCPW and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Photographer/muralist J.R and director Agnes Varda, 'Faces Places'
With a deluge of great stuff heading to theaters over the next couple of weeks, Adam and Josh devote this week’s show to the latest from three grea...

Bought by WRIR, WNJR, WQCS, GCR (Global Community Radio), KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor: Ragnarok'
With new superhero movies making their way to screens every couple of months, less devoted fans of the genre start to look for a more compelling re...

Bought by WRIR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: George Romero's horror classic, 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)
In 1968, a Pittsburgh-based TV commercial director scrounged together a hundred thousand bucks and shot a quickie horror film that went on to gross...

Bought by WRIR, KMRE-LP, WQCS, WNJR, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler in Noah Baumbach's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'
The characters in writer/director Noah Baumbach’s films are neurotic, hyper-articulate and often have unresolved issues with their dads. It’s true ...

Bought by WRIR, WQCS, KMRE-LP, WNJR, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite in Sean Baker's 'The Florida Project'
One of the surprising success stories of 2015 was “Tangerine,” an indie shot on iPhones about a pair of transgender prostitutes who spend their Chr...

Bought by WQCS, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio), WRST-FM Oshkosh, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner 2049'
Thirty-five years after the original “Blade Runner” brought its influential tech-noir vision of the future to movie screens, the highly anticipated...

Bought by WQCS, KMRE-LP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, GCR (Global Community Radio), WNJR and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10