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#674: Top 5 Wes Anderson Scenes (Revisited)

Originally aired March 14, 2014 on episode #481



1. “I wonder if it remembers me.” THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

2. Bill Murray’s cannonball, RUSHMORE

3. “I’ve had a rough year,” THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

4. “What kind of bird are you?” MOONRISE KINGDOM

5. Salute to the wolf, FANTASTIC MR. FOX

Michael Phillips


1. Final scene of Max's play, RUSHMORE

2. Herman Blume hitting his kids in the car, RUSHMORE

3. "You're true blue, Ethel, you really are." THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

4. Scout Master's nonviolent rescue operation speech, MOONRISE KINGDOM

5. Straightening the figurine in practice burglary, BOTTLE ROCKET

#518-519: Top 10 Films of 2014


1. Boyhood

2. Gone Girl

3. Under the Skin

4. Locke

5. Inherent Vice

6. Interstellar

7. Love is Strange

8. Whiplash

9. Calvary

10. Nightcrawler


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1. The Lego Movie

2. Memphis

3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

4. The Rover

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

6. Ida

7. Only Lovers Left Alive

8. Maleficent

9. The Babadook

10. Under the Skin

Michael Phillips

1. Boyhood

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel

3. Winter Sleep

4. Whiplash

5. The Lego Movie

6. Listen Up Philip

7. Force Majeure

8. Mr. Turner

9. Dear White People

10. Heaven Knows What

Scott Tobias

1. Boyhood

2. Under the Skin

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel

4. Only Lovers Left Alive

5. Stray Dogs

6. Winter Sleep

7. The Immigrant

8. Listen Up Philip

9. Force Majeure

10. The Missing Picture

Guest #1 Films

Rian Johnson
Under the Skin

Katey Rich

Matt Singer

Dana Stevens

Alison Willmore
Under the Skin

Kate Erbland

Joanna Robinson

Mallory Andrews
Fidelio: Alice's Odysssey

Tasha Robinson

Sam Smith

Best Posters
Under the Skin / The Grand Budapest Hotel (Tie)

Honorable Mentions:
The One I Love, Borgman, Gone Girl

Best Scores
Gone Girl, Mood Indigo, Interstellar, Under the Skin, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman

Honorable Mentions:
Inherent Vice, Visitors, The Zero Theorem, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Enemy, The Double

#500: Top 5 Films of the Filmspotting Era (2005-14)

Announced live at the Music Box Theatre on Saturday, July 26, 2014


1. The Master

2. The Tree of Life

3. No Country For Old Men

4. There Will Be Blood

5. Inglourious Basterds


1. The Tree of Life

2. No Country for Old Men

3. Where the Wild Things Are

4. Volver

5. Meek's Cutoff

Michael Phillips

1. There Will Be Blood

2. Climates

3. Her

4. Last Train Home

5. Ratatouille

Dana Stevens

1. There Will Be Blood

2. Grizzly Man

3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

4. Children of Men

5. The Tree of Life

Rian Johnson

There Will Be Blood
The Master
No Country for Old Men
A Serious Man
Inglourious Basterds
The Darjeeling Limited
Under the Skin
The Tree of Life
Upstream Color
Holy Motors

David Wain

The Lives of Others
Michael Clayton
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
A Serious Man

Richard Linklater

Synecdoche, NY

Matt Singer


Sam Van Hallgren

The Tree of Life
The Master
There Will Be Blood
Where the Wild Things Are
Before Midnight

Alison Willmore

You, The Living

Filmspotting Advisory Board

The Tree of Life
Certified Copy
The New World
Flight of the Red Balloon


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