Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.
Scenes of the Year - 2018 Wrap Party
The laughs, the tears, the rhapsodies and the shallows that made 2018 such a memorable movie year.Michael Phillips and Tasha Robinson - and a full house at Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts - join Adam and Josh for the Live 2018 Wrap Party, celebrating the 2018 movie year with their favorite moments from the last twelve months. 0:00-0:43 - Intro0:43-23:50 - Opening Scenes23:50-47:22 - Music Moments w/Michael Phillips47:22-1:04:24 - Funniest Scenes w/Tasha Robinson1:04:24-1:18:59 - Moving MomentsThe Mountain Goats, "This Year"1:19:51-1:24:57 - Golden Brick Award1:24:57-1:44:46 - Scenes of the Year w/Michael & Tasha1:44:46-1:52:08 - Massacre Theatre / Close
Best of 2018: Ethan Hawke / Bo Burnham
Two of our favorite 2018 conversations. Adam talks to Ethan Hawke about parenting, raising daughters, falling in love, the illusion of fear - oh, and his very good 2018 film BLAZE, about Texas singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. Plus, Adam's interview with EIGHTH GRADE director Bo Burnham, who reflects on what makes star Elsie Fisher so great and what motivated the successful comic to make his debut film. 0:00-1:00 - Intro1:00-27:16 - Interview: Ethan HawkeBlaze Foley, "Clay Pigeons"28:08-58:29 - Interview: Bo Burnham58:29-59:52 - Close
(Pt. 2) Top 10 Films of 2018
You can't have consensus without a little misguided dissent. True of climate change research - and of the films discussed on part two of Filmspotting's Top 10 of 2018 roundtable. Adam, Josh and guests Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Tasha Robinson (The Next Picture Show) debate Paul Schrader's FIRST REFORMED (three yays, one hard nay), Alfonso Cuarón's ROMA (three yays, one "I wish I was a yay"), Spike Lee's BLACKKKLANSMAN and more, including - more dissent! - four unique #1 films of the year.0:00-1:21 - Intro1:21-52:49 - Top 10: Consensus PicksKaoru Watanabde, "Taiko Drumming"53:16-1:00:05 - Poll results: Best of '181:00:05-1:23:27 - Top 10: Consensus Picks, cont.1:23:27-1:28:17 - Close
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