Filmspotting

“...affable, insightful film analysis since 2005."–NY Times / New + classic reviews and top 5s. Every episode and exclusive content at filmspottingfamily.com. Also on WBEZ Chicago.

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1
#900: The Fabelmans / The Eternal Daughter / Sr.
Write what you know.
70 min
2
#899: The Art of Adaptation with David Kajganic...
The surprising subtext of the new cannibalism coming-of-age story.
103 min
3
#898: Glass Onion / Wakanda Forever / She Said ...
The return of Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc and Wakanda in mourning.
82 min
4
#897: Top 5 Father-Daughter Duos / Aftersun / W...
From Addie and Moses to Coop and Murph. Our favorite movie father-daughters.
102 min
5
A Conversation About the New Filmspotting Family
The launch of the new Filmspotting Family and how you can help support and grow the show.
14 min
6
#896: Armageddon Time / Causeway / Wendell & Wi...
James Gray's complicated coming of age film, Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winner, and more.
81 min
7
#895: Top 5 Bromances / The Banshees of Inisher...
The many and varied expressions of onscreen male friendship.
86 min
8
#894: Top 5 Cops In Love / Decision To Leave
Park Chan-wook’s dreamy new noir inspires a consideration of police ensnared in complicated romances.
78 min
9
#893: TÁR / Amsterdam
A never better Cate Blanchett in Todd Field's complex and provocative new film.
71 min
10
From Chicago, this is Filmspotting.
1 min
11
#892: Most Anticipated at Chicago Film Festival...
Have fun storming the castle.
75 min
12
#891: Don't Worry Darling / Top 5 Utopias Gone ...
Sparring over Olivia Wilde's utopian thriller.
90 min
13
#890: Top 5 Movie Queens / The Woman King / Moo...
Queens on screen and Viola Davis and co. in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s period epic.
83 min
14
#889: Blonde / Double Indemnity (Stanwyck #6) /...
Andrew Dominik's Marilyn Monroe tale is nightmarish and reductive. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
113 min
15
#888: Three Thousand Years of Longing / Honk Fo...
Getting on George Miller's wavelength.
70 min
16
#887: Top 5 Fall Movie Questions
The intriguing, the curious, and the just plain weird.
68 min
17
#886: Bodies Bodies Bodies / Meet John Doe (Sta...
Halina Reijn's well-cast horror satire has real bite.
78 min
18
#885: A24 10th Anniversary Draft / Prey
Team Adam or Team Josh.
104 min
19
#884: Top 5 Brad Pitt Performances / Bullet Train
The best of Pitt's diverse and accomplished career.
83 min
20
#883: Nope / The Gray Man / The Lady Eve (Stanw...
The prophetic voice of Jordan Peele.
103 min