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<p>BLACKHAT is a bona fide critical and box office bomb... But its director, Michael Mann, made "Thief," "The Insider" and "Heat," so Josh and Adam are reviewing it anyway. Plus, Pt. 2 of Filmspotting's 2015 Movie Preview poses the biggest questions surrounding the upcoming year in cinema... And Adam ...
<p>Adam and Josh discuss the first film in their (long-awaited) Satyajit Ray Marathon &ndash; Ray's breathtaking and heartbreaking 1955 debut, PATHER PANCHALI.</p>
<p>0-22:50 &ndash; Review: Pather Panchali</p>
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<p>It's a (woefully civil) showdown over Clint Eastwood's AMERICAN SNIPER, plus thoughts on the (woefully misguided) Oscar nominations, and Josh and Adam take their best shot at predicting what will eventually be their favorite films of the new year with their 2015 Movie Preview.</p>
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<p>With the future of humanity depending on them, Josh and Adam recorded this episode from inside a time-traveling telephone booth in order to compile their Top 5 Historic Event Movies. Plus, your hosts have a dream of a biopic that doesn't worshipfully lionize its central character. Does SELMA deliver?</p>
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<p>The Oscars are still more than a month away, but Filmspotting's ballots are in for the best performances of 2014. Plus, a review of Mike Leigh's MR TURNER.</p>
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<p>Somehow "Left Behind" didn't make the cut in Pt. 1 of Filmspotting's Top 10 Films of 2014. But there are five picks remaining and four critics &ndash; including Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and Scott Tobias (The Dissolve) &ndash; who might just end the suspense for Nic Cage.</p>
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<p>- 10-9-8-7-6... It's part one of Filmspotting's Top 10 Films of 2014 countdown, featuring special guests Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune and The Dissolve&rsquo;s Scott Tobias. Plus, Mr. Brick himself, Rian Johnson, announces the winner of this year&rsquo;s Golden Brick award.</p>
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<p>What was the best shot of 2014? How about the best performances by actors we take granted? Filmspotting covers all its end-of-year bases with the Top 5 "Best of the Rest" &ndash; everything Josh and Adam loves about the year in movies... except the movies themselves. Plus, a review of Paul Thomas ...
<p>Josh and Adam talk fake noses. And wrestling. And murder... with their review of FOXCATCHER starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. Plus, their Top 5 Discoveries of 2014 &ndash; actors, directors and others who made a fine first impression this past year &ndash; and Larsen Recommends ...
<p>Filmspotting gets meta and gives Jennifer Lawrence the movie star treatment in this review of the first part of the last part of THE HUNGER GAMES series.</p>
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<p>This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the movies you may have missed... Filmspotting revisits some of its favorite overlooked/underseen movies of 2014 and announces the shortlist of candidates for the coveted Golden Brick Award.</p>
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<p>Josh and Adam actually recorded this way-too-friendly review of Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR three months ago &ndash; it just took a detour through a wormhole to get here. Plus, the Top 5 Movie Sacrifices.</p>
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<p>Josh encounters some awkward moments as he tries to reconcile his cultural differences with The Dissolve's Tasha Robinson. The pair reveal their Top 5 Culture Clash Comedies, and review the provocative new film DEAR WHITE PEOPLE.</p>
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<p>Vampires aren't the only crazies who come out at night. Josh and Adam stay up late to share their Top 5 Nocturnal Movies, and discuss Jake Gyllenhaal's creepy turn in writer/director Dan Gilroy's NIGHTCRAWLER.</p>
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<p>Michael Phillips couldn't convince Adam and Josh to be the Chico and Harpo to his Groucho, but that didn't stop him from helping them share the Top 5 Movie Costumes they'd actually wear for Halloween. Plus, a review of BIRDMAN, starring Michael Keaton.</p>
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<p>It's the inspirational tale of a couple down-on-their-luck podcasters who make good with the help of a crusty old radio veteran. Josh and Adam share their Top Mentor-Proteges, and review a movie about a drummer driven to madness in his pursuit of musical perfection &ndash; WHIPLASH.</p>
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<p>Finally, a Top 5 that Adam and Josh can relate to: Movie Narcissists. Plus, a conversation with writer/director Alex Ross Perry and actor Jason Schwartzman about their new movie LISTEN UP PHILIP.</p>
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<p>Before email, texts, Twitter and Snapchat, movie characters had to rely on &lsquo;The Letter&rsquo; to communicate their most heartfelt feelings to one another &mdash; or to blackmail each other. Inspired by their discussion of director David Fincher's GONE GIRL, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Movie ...
<p>It's a Fimspotting spoiler special! Josh and Adam go long on director David Fincher's GONE GIRL. (Spoilers begin around the 19 minute mark.)</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p>With the 50th annual Chicago International Film Festival kicking off Oct. 9, Josh and Adam highlight some of the films worth seeking out at the fest or putting on your radar, plus reflect on their Top 5 CIFF Discoveries.</p>
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