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<p>Hop aboard the Filmspotting double decker bus for a tour of the movies' most famous and beloved homes... beloved by the hosts, anyway. Inspired by their review of Alex Garland's directing debut EX MACHINA, Josh and Adam share their Top 5 Movie Houses. Plus, Massacre Theatre and more.</p>
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<p>With Adam and Josh trading in their sensible family sedans for a pair of matching convertibles, their wives suggested they reveal their Top 5 Midlife Crisis Movies. Plus, a review of Noah Baumbach's latest, WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, a conversation with Steve Prokopy about the upcoming Chicago Critics Film ...
<p>Having gone from Furious novices to completists in the past couple of weeks, Josh and Adam are all revved up to discuss the latest installment, FURIOUS 7, and share their Top 5 Fast & Furious Moments. Plus, the Filmspotting Madness championship round matchup is set! We talkin' or we racin'? We're ...
<p>Coming to you from an old, abandoned orphanage... Adam and guest host Michael Phillips discuss IT FOLLOWS, the new indie horror movie that has garnered a lot of buzz for its handling of familiar material – sex, teens and a supernatural killer. Plus, the Top 5 21st Century Horror Movies and a conversation ...
<p>Satyajit Ray rated 1964's THE LONELY WIFE as his best film. Josh and Adam disagree with the master director – but only a little. The final film in the remarkable Ray Marathon is up, plus The Mitras, Filmspotting's awards for the marathon's Best Picture, Shot and more.</p>
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<p>If Josh is "The Brain," what does that make Adam – Vice Principal Vernon? Filmspotting commemorates the 30th anniversary of John Hughes' classic THE BREAKFAST CLUB with a Sacred Cow discussion. Plus, the Elite Eight of Filmspotting Madness is revealed, and the guys hit 88 mph in the DeLorean to ...
<p>As a director, Kenneth Branagh has done Shakespeare, Mary Shelley and Marvel. But how does he handle Disney? Josh and Adam discuss CINDERELLA with Lily James and Cate Blanchett, and share their Top 5 Movies About Royalty. Plus, the Sweet 16 matchups for Filmspotting Madness are revealed.</p>
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<p>Another Ray film, another Ray masterpiece. Filmspotting's Satyajit Ray Marathon continues with a discussion of 1963's THE BIG CITY.</p>
<p>0-35:52 – Review: "The Big City"</p>
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<p>- <a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/the-big-city" target="_blank">Josh on "The Big City"</a></p>
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<p>Bill Murray vs. Tilda Swinton... Emma Stone vs. Sam Rockwell... Just a couple of the first-round matchups in Filmspotting Madness, a month-long battle royale to determine Filmspotting Nation’s favorite working actor. Adam and Josh kick off the tournament and share their Top 5: Characters on the ...
<p>How do you celebrate 10 years of talking about movies? You talk about the ones you’re embarrassed you’ve never seen, of course. Adam and Josh confess their Top 5 (or 50) Blind Spots. Plus, a review of director David Cronenberg’s latest, MAPS TO THE STARS, and another edition of Brickspotting.</p>
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<p>With the release of the new mock documentary WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, about a trio of New Zealand Vampires, Adam and Josh share their Top 5 Mockumentary Moments. Plus, a review of SHADOWS and a few thoughts on the Oscars.</p>
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<p>Filmspotting continues its look at Satyajit Ray's work with a discussion of their first non-Apu film, 1958's THE MUSIC ROOM.</p>
<p>0-28:20 – Review: "The Music Room"</p>
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<p>- Were there really two different guys from Houston named Ben whose feedback was mentioned on ...
<p>Do Adam and Josh's "singular tastes" include an appreciation for the much-hyped adaptation of E.L. James' FIFTY SHADES OF GREY? Join them in the Filmspotting playroom to find out. Plus, the Top 5 Movies We Had To Review and two new recommended movies – SONG OF THE SEA and MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND ...
<p>With the divisive "American Sniper" a surprise awards season success, Filmspotting takes a trip back a couple of decades - back to the mythic Old West - for a Sacred Cow review of Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture-winning UNFORGIVEN. Plus, the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips drops by to help us ...
<p>Adam and Josh close out their look at Satyajit Ray's "Apu Trilogy" – but fortunately not their exploration of Ray's work – with a discussion of THE UNVANQUISHED (1957) and THE WORLD OF APU (1959).</p>
<p>0-33:32 – Review: Unvanquished + World of Apu</p>
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<p>Holed up in the Canadian Ambassador's residence waiting for Ben Affleck to save them, Josh and Adam share their Top 5 Rescue Scenes. Plus, a review of the Wachowski's latest sci-fi extravaganza (slash absurd future camp classic?) JUPITER ASCENDING, Josh's report from his trip to the 2015 Sundance ...
<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 – Ray's breathtaking and heartbreaking 1955 debut, PATHER PANCHALI.</p>
<p>0-22:50 – Review: Pather Panchali</p>
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<p>- <a href="http://www.larsenonfilm.com/pather-panchali" target="_blank">Josh ...
<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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