Reconsidering Peter Jackson's landmark trilogy a decade and a half after "The Return of the King."Read More
Another strong Diablo Cody/Jason Reitman collaboration inspires an introspective Top 5.Read More
A pimp, the Pope and a PBS legend are all subjects of questions Adam and Josh have about the 2018 summer movie season.Read More
For better - and worse - "Infinity War" offers more of the same. Plus, Filmspotting’s Avengers unveiled.Read More
"45 Years" director Andrew Haigh is back with another acutely observed character drama.Read More
Live from Jim Henry's Paradise, it's the Best of the Minnelli Marathon Awards.Read More
The new Emily Blunt-John Krasinski horror movie inspires a Top 5 featuring memorable scenes from Kubrick, Hitchcock, Coppola and Spielberg.Read More
Minnelli fan Michael Phillips joins Adam to consider "one of the great adaptations of a truly lousy book."Read More
Tarantino, Spike Lee and Pixar all make appearances on this week's Top 5. Plus, Spielberg's fun, flawed new creation.Read More
Minnelli's Van Gogh biopic is as bold and striking as one of the artist's paintings. And it mostly works.Read More
Stunningly animated and expertly voiced, Wes Anderson's latest is his most political - and the film of the year (so far).Read More
"The Crown's" Claire Foy loses her mind in Steven Soderbergh's new psych ward thriller.Read More
"Professor" Michael Phillips returns for a conversation about one of his favorite Minnelli films.Read More
After getting bounced from the Best of the 90s Filmspotting Madness tourney, the Coen Brothers' third feature gets the Sacred Cow treatment.Read More
Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner are both brilliant in Minnelli's cynical Hollywood melodrama.Read More
It's been a week since their review of "Annihilation," but it feels like Adam and Josh never quite escaped The Shimmer. Ava DuVernay's visually adventurous adaptation of the beloved (and "unfilmable") sci-fi/fantasy kids novel shares some of the apocalyptic themes of Alex Garland's film - as well as some of its ability to confound. While agreeing that DuVernay managed to make something personal out of her 100-million-dollar, effects-driven film, they disagree about just how successful that something is. Plus, Filmspotting Madness: Best of the '90s opening round results and second round matchups.
This episode of Filmspotting is sponsored by Squarespace (code FILM), Masterclass and Volvo.
0:00-2:08 - Intro
4:42-22:13 - Review: "A Wrinkle in Time"
Shannon and the Clams, "The Boy"
24:53-32:05 - Oscars Recap / Next Week / Notes
32:05-50:15 - Filmspotting Madness: Round 2
Jonathan Richman, "There's Something About Mary"
51:29-1:21:36 - Filmspotting Madness: Round 2, cont
1:21:36-1:24:24 - Close / Hot Mics
Minnelli's beloved, Judy Garland-starring sophomore effort fails to fully charm at least one Filmspotting host.Read More
Adam and Josh work through Alex Garland's latest mind-bender and kick off their 4th annual March Madness-style tourney.Read More
Incredible turns from Eddie Anderson, Ethel Waters and Lena Horne help Minnelli's feature debut overcome its racial characterizations.Read More
Adam and Josh split on their revisit of the James Cameron disaster epic and recommend some overlooked '90s movies from Campion, Lee, Sayles and more.Read More