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“...affable, insightful film analysis since 2005."–NY Times / New + classic reviews and top 5s. Also on WBEZ Chicago.

Filmspotting: Reviews & Top 5s Kempenaar & Larsen

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

“...affable, insightful film analysis since 2005."–NY Times / New + classic reviews and top 5s. Also on WBEZ Chicago.

    Best Scenes of 2021 / Golden Brick Award

    Best Scenes of 2021 / Golden Brick Award

    We don't remember movies. We remember movie moments. This week, Adam and Josh say goodbye for now to 2021 with a celebration of the year's best scenes. The ones that made them laugh, the ones that made them cry, and the ones that sent them soaring. Featuring memorable movie moments from "Licorice Pizza," "Summer of Soul," "The Power of the Dog," "The Killing of Two Lovers," "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar," and more. Plus, the winner of the 13th Annual Golden Brick Award.
    0:00 - Billboard
    0:58 - Wrap: Opening Scenes / Funniest Scenes / Moving Moments
    Antonio Pinto, "10327 Days of Life" ("Nine Days")
    38:44 - JL: "Scream" (2022)
    43:34 - Next Week / Notes
    1:00:23 - 2021 Golden Brick Award
    1:12:45 - Wrap, cont: Music Moments / Scenes of the Year
    1:48:26 - Outro
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    The Matrix Resurrections / The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Matrix Resurrections / The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Adam and Josh did not choose the same color pill before recording their review of THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS. Both fans of the '99 original and equally dubious about the merits of the 2003 sequels, they emerged from Lana Wachowski's meta return to the franchise with two very different responses: one grateful to Wachowski for bringing a thoughtful and provocative inventiveness (and enough action movie chops) to the long-delayed fourth entry; the other feeling as if almost nothing about the new Matrix worked, especially not the action nor its attempts at profundity. There is far less to debate about THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, which sees Joel Coen going solo with a sinister and stunning adaptation of Shakespeare.
    0:00 - Billboard
    1:02 - Review: "The Matrix Resurrections"
    Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine, "Lady Macbeth in Chains"
    29:09 - Next Week / Notes
    46:40 - Massacre Theatre
    1:00:38 - Review: "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
    1:19:52 - Outro / Outtakes (more "Matrix" talk and a Meow-sacre Theatre Audition)
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Top 10 Films of 2021 (Pt. 2)

    Top 10 Films of 2021 (Pt. 2)

    Sure, a few films have dominated the conversation about the year’s best - Jane Campion’s unsettling western “The Power of the Dog,” Questlove’s ecstatic music doc “Summer of Soul,” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s breezily nostalgic “Licorice Pizza”; but with Adam and Josh joined by Slate’s Dana Stevens and Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune for Pt. 2 of their Top 10 Films of 2021, there isn’t even always agreement about the consensus. Plus, top 10 support for a movie musical revival, a “sui generis” comedy, a medieval epic, and a couple of literary adaptations from first-time filmmakers.
    0:00 - Billboard
    1:08 - Top 10 of 2021
    Jim Williams, "Car F***" ("Titane")
    1:16:16 - Notes/Polls
    1:22:28 - Top 10 of 2021, cont.
    2:04:02 - Outro
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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    #854: Top 10 Films of 2021 (Pt. 1)

    #854: Top 10 Films of 2021 (Pt. 1)

    A shock comic, a gambler, a couple of exotic dancers, and Nicolas Cage all make appearances in part one of the Top 10 Films of 2021 – not to mention a singing puppet baby. On this week's show, it's "The Outliers," the films that only Adam or Josh deemed Top 10-worthy. Next week, they'll be joined by the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips and Dana Stevens of Slate for part two and the 'consensus' best films of the year.
    0:00 - Billboard
    1:15 - Top 10 of 2021: The Outliers
    Jimmy Montague, "70th Avenue Hustle"
    45:09 - Golden Brick Finalists
    48:50 - Top 10 of 2021: The Outliers, cont.
    1:13:20 - Outro
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Best Performances of 2021 / Licorice Pizza / Nightmare Alley

    Best Performances of 2021 / Licorice Pizza / Nightmare Alley

    The end-of-year conversation starts this week as Adam and Josh talk through their Chicago Film Critics Association ballots, naming their favorite 20 or so performances of the 2021 movie year. Plus reviews of LICORICE PIZZA, Paul Thomas Anderson's nostalgia trip to 70s-era San Fernando Valley, and NIGHTMARE ALLEY, a nasty new noir from Guillermo del Toro.
    0:00 - Billboard
    1:14 - Best Performances of 2021
    Taj Mahal, "Tomorrow May Not Be Your Day"
    48:16 - Review: "Nightmare Alley"
    1:03:20 - Next Week / Polls / Notes
    1:13:06 - Review: "Licorice Pizza"
    1:30:38 - Outro / Outtake
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Power of the Dog / Campion Oeuvre-view Awards

    The Power of the Dog / Campion Oeuvre-view Awards

    Jane Campion’s filmography is one of the greatest collections of woman-led features in the history of the medium, which makes her latest - THE POWER OF THE DOG - such a startling exception. Set in 1925 against a forbidding Montana landscape, Campion’s film takes place in an utterly masculine domain, with Benedict Cumberbatch’s snarling rancher as the film’s primary focus. But armed with the just-completed Campion Oeuvre-view, Adam and Josh see what is undoubtedly a Campion movie, with its attention finely tuned to gender power dynamics and competing displays of masculinity. They also agree that Campion’s latest is a masterpiece. The Campion love continues in the second half of the show with “We Are The Campions,” the end of Oeuvre-view awards for favorite performances and scenes—and Adam and Josh’s ranked lists of the director’s eight features.

    0:00 - Billboard
    1:04 - Review: "The Power of the Dog"
    Michael Nyman, "The Sacrifice"
    36:04 - Next Week / Notes
    49:41 - Massacre Theatre
    55:58 - Jane Campion Oeuvre-view: Awards
    1:29:58 - Outro
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    • 1 hr 36 min

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